We have had a God driven desire to show how God is at work in the world. I have often said that people’s mindset is that being a missionary is living in a hut in Zimbabwe. And there we were in Zimbabwe in a hut…and seeing how God is at work. Hahaha! I have come full circle on my view of missions.
We have just arrived home and are still reflecting on our trip. We saw some neat animals, enjoyed our time together adventuring as a family and met some amazing people. Our trips have a simple purpose…to be a blessing to those we meet and to see how God would use our talents for His glory. Done and done.
Our suitcase of Bibles is empty. A few went to Mackenzie to take to a small village that only has one Bible for their whole church. A few went to Overland to use within their community. But many went to people we met along the way. Eva gave a children’s Bible to a few kids she met; some food and a bible were given to a street person; and Don gave a bible to the police officer that issued him a speeding ticket (not as a bribe!).
Our journey into Africa is not complete. We met people, and saw enough to know that we will be back. God is at work throughout the world and there are stories to tell of His greatness. We continue to share those stories to bring hope to a generation that seeks to see God at work.
As a family we read the biography of David Livingstone as we drove. His tenacity for Jesus and exploring Africa has had an amazing impact. He said, “And although I see few results, future missionaries will see conversions following every sermon. May they not forget the pioneers who worked in the thick gloom with few rays to cheer, except such as flow from faith in the precious promises of God’s Word.” Yet another reminder that God’s word will it return void.