Changes for the Reddekopps and the Mission

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'Love God, Love People and Serve the World'  

is the heart of Guillermo and Mary-Ann Reddekopp, with their three children, Samuel, Lavinia and Joshua.

This family was one who heard God's new call on their lives at the recent Spiritual Life Conference of Flying Mission Zambia. In their words:  'We are all on a journey…

....with hearts full of the pain of closing a wonderful chapter and yet with excitement for the next steps, we are sharing that we will be leaving Zambia.  God has blessed our time here with both wonderful joys and some tough moments which have helped us grow in our dependency on Him. We feel that our lives are rich with amazing relationships from the past 11 ½ years in Zambia (8 of which are with Flying Mission Zambia).  God is so good!

So, why would we leave?

For the last year and a half we have felt that God was asking us to lift up Flying Mission Zambia and the country of Zambia with open hands. We didn’t know if this meant that He was going to bring a change in our lives or if He simply wanted us to be willing to follow His leading.  For several months, I, Mary-Ann, had been feeling that God was showing me that a change was coming for our ministry, but I didn’t know if this was leading us out of Zambia or not.  I kept this to myself and asked God to speak to Guillermo directly, because I knew that this might mean the sacrifice of His wings as a pilot.

During the 2nd day of the Flying Mission Zambia annual Spiritual Life Conference, God spoke very directly to Guillermo as he was listening to the speaker, Dr. Desmond Frey.  Following the session, we talked.  When Guillermo told me that he felt that God was showing him that we were going to be leaving Zambia soon, I was not surprised.  After we prayed about it for several days, we met with Bryan Wilson, FMZ's Managing Director, to share what was going on.  Bryan encouraged us to pray and fast.  The following day, Guillermo had a flight where he spent 4 nights away.  During those days in Lundazi, he intentionally spent time with God and on the final night he felt very strongly that we were to plan towards leaving Zambia shortly. We have complete peace that this is the right time for us to go.' 


Wherever they go, we know that they will take every opportunity to share the love of God with others, Guillermo from God's Word....


 and Mary-Ann through her music....











and through their generous life style!



You will be much missed in so many ways from Flying Mission, dear Reddekopp family, but we know you go with God and so we can release you with confidence.