Zambia College Life: God’s favor

143_0565-resizedHey guys! I know you have all probably been wondering what we have been up to for the past week so I just wanted to share some amazing experiences I have encountered with God. When we arrived in the village on Friday night, we were greeted with smiling faces and loud cheers of joy! You could only imagine how much it warmed all of our hearts to have the villagers, who have never seen muzongos (whites) before, give such a welcoming to us. Not only that, but they built us a bathroom which all of us were very grateful for. It wasn’t just the fact that they built it, but that they took the time to make us feel as much at home as possible.

While we were in the village, God did some amazing things! The first day, we were able to break off into our teams and do door to door evangelism. That was when I really started to see the healing hand of the Lord! On the arrival of the second hut we went to, I met a man who had a pigment disorientation, hearing problems, as well as aches and pains in his neck. We spoke to him about Jesus and he eagerly gave his life to Christ. We all laid hands on him and afterward, he said he heard his neck pop and felt more flexible! I am not positive if he was able to hear more clearly, because each time we asked he was just so excited about his neck. πŸ™‚ We proceeded to invite him to our church service later on that day, but he informed us he was only visiting and wouldn’t be able to make it! It was no mistake that we crossed the same path that he did that day!

Further on in the week, the Lord gave more and more opportunities to minister and to heal. On Sunday, we were all able to enjoy football (soccer for Americans) with the villagers. We ended up beating them 4-2 thanks to our British members and our ex-soccer player and overland leader Jake. After soccer, we had a church service that I was able to speak at.

When we first got here, we were asked if we would like to prepare a message, but we all shied away from it until we felt a nudge from God. It was really beautiful to speak wisdom into the hearts of others with the confidence that the Lord was planting the seed. The whole trip was amazing and the Lord moved in huge ways! There is so much more to talk about but I will just say the whole experience definitely was in the Lord’s favor.

It poured raining on Tuesday and hailed. The best night was on Wednesday! It was such a beautiful night! I cannot even describe how gorgeous the stars look here. That same night, we had our usual church service but it was amazing! Dancing and singing with the kids was the best feeling in the world. It was like a picture of heaven, everyone dancing from different nations in different languages praising the Lord! There is so much more that the Lord did, but I would like to explain personally. But everything out here is amazing and I am so thankful that the Lord sent me here! Thank you for all your prayers and support! Love and miss you πŸ™‚



~ by Celebration Missions on June 13, 2009.

3 Responses to “Zambia College Life: God’s favor”

  1. Heathbar!!! I have been waiting to read your blog all week long. Isnt the power of prayer astonishing. What a huge blessing it is to see it first hand and know that everything God has been preparing you for is at work. I loved reading the part of your blog about the church service where you all danced and sang with each other. I had the very same experience in Costa Rica and it really did make a beautiful picture of what heaven will be like one day with all of the nations praising God. I can’t wait to hear more about your trip when you get back and I am so glad you are doing well and are enjoying your time in Zambia. I love and miss you more than you know. Still praying for you! XOXOXO haley-bug

  2. Heather!!! That is so awesome what God used yall for!!! I cant believe that much happened (well I can) and i dont even know everything yet lol i cant wait to hear about it all!! and the Healing thing is totally radical and amazing. God is so good, and I love you and misss you!!

  3. Heather,
    It is so amazing to read about all the wonderful things God is doing through you and the missions team in Zambia. Just as you said, it is no coincidence that you guys were there for that gentleman to receive healing and The Lord Jesus. That is just a small example of how even when we are not sure what God’s plans are for us, that He has a plan and a purpose for each and every one of us. I look forward to hearing more about the trip when you all get back. God Bless!

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