Zambia, Aviation (ZM), Projects & Logistics (ZM), In Community (ZM), Mission Family (ZM)

Let's Celebrate!

 In November Flying Mission Zambia threw a great party too celebrate 10 years of flying in Southern Africa. 500 people turned up to participate and reported that it was a lot of fun.

 

The founder of Flying Mission in Botswana, Malcolm McArthur, was there from UK to help the party along, together with choirs from the community groups and a church choir.

Flying in Zambia - 10 years on

On the anniversary of 10 years of flying in Zambia with Flying Mission, Rick and Tracey Rempel review the growth of this work. (Rick was the second pilot to come up from Botswana to start the work of FM in another country of Southern Africa; Tracey was working with SIM when they met and married in Zambia.)

Picking up the paperwork

Michelle Royce wrote this report of Zambian procedures recently as they prepare to work with Flying Mission in that country :

'Jeff and I have been told to "budget two days at least" to get our drivers licenses in Zambia.  Brighton, Gabriele’s husband who grew up in Lusaka, needed to renew his licence so we were all going to go together.

Through the eyes of a child

Tabea KradolferThis piece has been submitted by Tabea, the oldest of the 3 children in the Kradolpher household. This Swiss family came to Zambia to be with Flying Mission from Afghanistan .
This is how Tabea saw it a year or two ago:

I did not know Zambia existed

Until it became my home.

But when I did, I thought it would be a desert

Where animals roam.

And oh, I was proved wrong.

While people thought all Africans are starving and sad,

The inside story

'Let’s talk business' say Timo and Nina, as they explain their parts in connecting people in Zambia. 

Timo: Gonzaga University, USA, once a year offers a study trip into rural Zambia to the town of Zambezi and its surrounding area. The students spend three weeks in the bush, learning about the culture, the country and its people and teaching a variety of different classes from which the Zambians may profit. May was the month this year.

 

How is FMZ involved? Flying Mission Zambia is the bridge between Lusaka and Zambezi.

Children's Ministry moves forward

Something's changed in the children's work on Sunday afternoons at Chilongolo. What's going on?

 

There has always been children's ministry at Chilongolo.  Over 100 children at a time would attend the meetings, children of all ages from babies on backs to older teens. Something drew them every week. It wasn't any sophisticated presentation - we just met under a thatched umbrella in the early days! It wasn't even regular handouts of gifts, although occasionally we were able to give small items to the children.

No sweat: walking by faith

Great news! Jeff and Michele Royce and their daughters, the family we mentioned here recently as having a call to come over and help Flying Mission Zambia, have made a decision to head out in September, trusting God for the additional support that is needed. If you responded to their request, we thank you. If you are still considering it, this would be a good time to join the party by contacting them directly:

Jeffnmichele@gmail.com

or hr@flyingmission.org. There is much need at the Lusaka base for the staff who can make the vision to help rural Zambia come to pass and our HR department will be pleased to tell you how you could be a part of it.

So where are you?

Sonia and Jonathan Weaver"What? Not coming back tonight?...er, ok...have you got your toothbrush?"

No, you're right. I don't really know what Sonia Weaver said to her husband when he phoned to say that he had to stay overnight in the bush but I'm guessing she was a bit disappointed.

Changes for the Reddekopps and the Mission

'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…

and the greatest is love...

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