Friday, August 10, 2012

My Heart is so Full of Africa I can Hardly See Home!!!

This reminds me of Act 8:36-38 As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?” 37 And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”] 38 And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him. 
We just returned from Zambia after three weeks.
Before we go people say, "What are you going to do when you go to Zambia?"
I just say, "Whatever God wants me to do."
When I return home, people say, "What did you do while you were in Zambia?"
How is it possible to answer that so they can truly understand?
How can I tell them how happy it makes my soul when I first see the Zambian people I have known for seven years? 
They always have a huge smile on their face, a hardy hand shake and a tight hug that is fit only for family.
They say, "THANK YOU FOR COMING, I JUST THANK YOU FOR COMING."
How can they understand how my heart feels when I first hear the Zambian accents, when they sing praises to God in Chichewa, and when they call my name?
There is never enough time to spend with them. There are always so many people to see, so many villages to visit and so much teaching to be done.
I took over 2000 pictures and I wish I could post everyone of them so you could see what I see, feel what I feel, smell what I smell, hear what I hear, touch what I touch and taste what I taste. I wish you could feel what my heart feels, what my soul feels.
I think I take so many pictures because I do not want to forget one minute of my time in Zambia.
I do not want to forget one face, one baby, one child, one woman, one man, one soul.
The souls are why I go. 
The souls are why I return.
The souls are why my heart is so full of Zambia I can hardly see home, even though home is where I am now.
When people ask me what I am going to do when I go to Zambia I will always say, "Whatever God wants me to do."
When people ask me what I did when I went to Zambia I will always say, "Whatever God wanted me to do."
There are some things that are hard to explain.
When I go to Zambia, I go to do what Matthew 28:18-20 says.

Matthew 28:18-20

New American Standard Bible (NASB)
18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
We had three baptisms while we were there. Not all because of us. Some were because of the work that had been done before we got there. However, praise God that we witnessed three souls being saved while we were there.
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7 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop! Come over and visit me sometime today! :)

    xoxo ♥ Shar
    http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

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  2. Just stopping by from Say it Saturday -- it is wonderful that you are able to do something you are obviously so passionate about.

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    1. Thanks for coming. I am so passionate about Zambia that I can hardly think of other things. I appreciate your comment.
      Blessings

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    1. Thanks Pamela. I appreciate it.
      Blessings,

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  4. Just beautiful! It's wonderful to see someone so full of passion and that does something with it! You must feel so very fullfilled and full of peace. Thanks for linking with me at Grandparent's Say It Saturday.

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    1. Thanks for you comment. But you know that to whom much has been giving, much is expected. We as Americans have been giving so much that our bushels are overflowing. I just hope I can live up to what God wants me to do with the rest of the time I have left.
      Blessings

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