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Just as Flying Mission is celebrating 10 years in Zambia (read Rick and Tracey Rempel's report in Flying in Zambia - 10 years on)  Rick and Tracey have announced a major change in their personal situation: a move back to Canada.

Here is how they describe it:

Let's Celebrate!

In November Flying Mission Zambia threw a great party to celebrate 10 years of flying in Southern Africa. 500 people turned up to join in, reflecting the varioius stages of growth of FMZ, and they said 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.

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,

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…

Meeting a legend

Bryan Wilson, Managing Director of Flying Mission Zambia, shares a very significant meeting that he and his wife Diane had recently:

Diane and I are very involved in the Baobab School in Lusaka, which all our children attend. I am Chairman of the Board and Head of the Development committee. 

Upon completion of the new Administration building the Principal asked the 91 year old Kenneth Kaunda (KK), Zambia’s 1st president from 1964-1991, to officially open the building.

'In the groove' at Lake Kariba

Each year a time away from the base is scheduled by Flying Mission Zambia for its personnel. It serves to give the team a time together whilst away from the usual round of duties at Chilongolo, outside of Lusaka, where the mission operates. It's a time to replenish batteries. This year the designated venue was 'Eagles Rest' at Siavonga on Lake Kariba, which is about three hours driving from Lusaka.

 

The invited speaker was Desmond Frey and the topic he spoke on was WALKING OUT YOUR DESTINY which people found very helpful. Consequently some major decisions were confirmed during the conference. 

Giving a 'leg up'

You might recognise these people...

since US born Jeff and Michele Royce have worked with Flying Mission in Botswana in the past and are much valued in the organisation. They have been in the US for a few years but, now with two daughters, they feel that the time is right for them to re-join Flying Mission, this time in Zambia. Jeff is a pilot/ engineer and Michele a people-person! Good mix.

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