Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Is it winter yet?

Hello again from Three Hills,
After starting the winter with our regular blast of coldness winter seems to have taken a bit of a holiday. To say that the temperature has been mild would be a bit of an understatement. It has been up to almost 20C here in the middle of January, I can assure you that we are not complaining.

Plans for Zambia continue to come together. We have the privilege of speaking in several churches over the next few months and continue to look for new opportunities to share what God is doing in our lives. One of the most frequent questions we get asked is what will we be doing in Zambia? Probably the easiest way to answer that question is to share a little excerpt from a report that Flying Mission made when they were first looking at going into Zambia.

Many have asked what is Flying Mission’s (FM) broader vision in Zambia? As stated ... in FM’s vision statement, it is extending the Gospel of Jesus Christ, building the Kingdom of God. More specifically, FM’s role in building the Kingdom is a support service for the Evangelical community. Aviation is a supporting technology and a force multiplier. FM’s goal is to multiply the effectiveness of the Church, mission and development workers, enabling them to spend more time serving people and less time traveling on very bad roads for long distances. FM believes in proclaiming the Gospel through meeting people’s spiritual and physical needs. FM wants to provide logistical support to those that are developing communities with clean water, basic hygiene, literacy, higher standards of healthcare, better communications and ultimately leadership training within the churches. In this way FM is facilitating the work of spreading the Gospel in Zambia.

God is allowing us the privilege of taking something that we love to do and use it to build His kingdom, in this case specifically in Zambia. We are excited about how God will use us. In upcoming blogs we'll share about the possible places we could be based and how you can get involved meeting the physical and spiritual needs of people in Zambia from right here in Canada or wherever you live.

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