TSA Checks, Planes, Bikes, Buses and Prayers

My oldest and I (as well as two dear friends) leave tomorrow for Zambia, Africa with Family Legacy! This has been a year-long faith journey and thanks to the generous giving of our friends and family, we are embarking on this God-sized vision!

We have felt a spiritual battle this entire year fighting against us to go, up through this very week! But God has won the battle. We can’t wait to see why in this coming week!

Several of you have asked how to pray for us, so here goes our list:

  • Zach’s nervous about the TSA checks ūüėČ
  • Safe travels! 20 hours of flight time each way!
  • Sleeping on planes for two nights on the way there (good rest).
  • Pray my back stays strong with my back issues. It’s been bugging me today.
  • We have a 12 hour layover in London. We’ll take a whirlwind Fat Tire Bike Tour of Royal London. (Safety again and directional skills in check while maneuvering the Express train system!)
  • No side affects from Malaria meds.
  • Acclimate well to 7 hour time zone difference.
  • Although our food availability will be very controlled and American supervised in preparation, pray that we don’t get sick.
  • We will be paired with two Zambians each, for¬†discipleship and translation among the children. Pray for good pairings and communication.
  • Bus transportation around Lusaka, Zambia.
  • Most of all, pray for the orphaned and vulnerable children attending CAMP Life¬†all summer. Our week with them begins on Monday!¬†The theme verse for the summer is Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
  • Pray that we will be able to discern which children need additional services through Family Legacy¬†because of abuses, etc.
  • Our eyes will be opened to children suffering abuses…that we haven’t seen or experienced in a lifetime. Pray for Zach, as his eyes are opened to such matters‚Ķ
  • Be praying about sponsoring a child through Family Legacy’s Father’s Heart¬†sponsorship and development program. ¬†This program¬†connects you to an orphaned or vulnerable child in Zambia. Your sponsorship of $40 a month allows a child to experience benefits that many children in their region never see, such as:
  • daily discipleship and counseling services
  • regular health assessment and intervention programs
  • food and other basic necessities
  • educational assistance and tutoring services
  • micro-economic development programs for their caretakers

We will bring back information for sponsorship on the specific children we will be in camp with.

I can’t wait to sponsor one of these precious children myself!

Thank you for your prayers! We covet them most!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa Malstrom
    Jun 08, 2011 @ 20:02:49

    We will definitely be praying for you guys. I can’t wait to hear all about it and see the pictures – which I know will be FABULOUS! Have a WONDERFUL trip!


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