Where is Zambia? It is located on a high plateau in south-central Africa. Its neighbors to the north and northeast are the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique, to the east and southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, and Namibia and Angola, in the West. Zambia is a completely landlocked country. I left with a team of healthcare professionals from Joyce Meyer Ministries (JMM) in September to serve. I was the only one with no initials behind my name, but God made it clear to me that I had to go. Many have heard me say, but God. JMM has partnered with the most amazing ministry, Reaching a Generation (RAG), creating a movement in South Africa to see the lives of children, youth and families touched with a message of true hope. It is about changing the history of a continent, starting with the early development of a child in a family setting.
Ephesians said that some must be missionaries in order for his people to learn to serve and for their bodies to grow strong. Continue this unification through our faith and our understanding of Jesus, the Son of God. 2Timothy tells us that we all have a gift, it is in you and me, the gift that gives us the power, love and self-discipline to share the Gospel through the power of God. Every cold South African morning by the Zambezi River, we would come together to share the Word of God and pray for the adventure God had given us for the day. We were taken by bus to an open field to set up a tent, tables and chairs already waiting for hundreds of people (425 on the first day) who were informed of our arrival.
Each person we saw received personal attention to their physical needs and personal attention to their spiritual needs. The days were long and the temperatures in a tent were hot. There are times when the work of the ministry can become very difficult, but God gives you the strength and a strong heart to face these times. Every person you touch needs to see the love of the Lord on your face coming from your heart or it just isn’t working.
God has already given us the greatest sacrifice, His only begotten Son. He left us with an example of what it means to give, and it’s not just money, it’s a sacrifice as an act of worship before Him. And, when we obey, he will bless us. The Gospel is not the Gospel without Acts which tells us that as we work hard we are to help the weak and remember the words of the Lord and how He Himself said, “There are more. happiness to give than to receive. Each person and each health care professional paid, donated time, products and ultimately most of the clothes that had been packed in their suitcase were donated.
As we seek to share our experience of the Kingdom of God with others, we cannot expect to reach everyone with the Good News. We can, however, share the message with a few, who will share with others, touching the lives of many, including the next generation.
Ref: Acts 20:35; Ephesians 4: 11-13: 2 Timothy 1: 6-8; Matthew 10;