Friday, March 19, 2010

Family Legacy Update...

Josh has started sending monthly email updates to our family and friends....I will share them on my blog as well, so you are all up to date on Josh's role at Family Legacy! Happy Friday...Happy Weekend!!

Dear family and friends,

In order to keep you up to date on the ministry of Family Legacy Missions International and my role there, I have decided to start sending out monthly emails to our family and friends. I promise to keep them short and sweet and only send them once a month.

First of all, I want to thank you so much for supporting Mindy and I (prayerfully and/or financially) over the past year and a half a s I have worked full time at Family Legacy. The Lord is changing the lives of the children in Zambia and I am so thankful that He has allowed us (and you, our faithful supporters) to be a part of it!

Mindy and I are getting very excited as we creep closer to our departure date. We leave for Zambia on May 15 and get back about 8 weeks later on July 9. Last month we made a trip to Walmart to purchase most everything we'll need during our time in Zambia. Things like bedding, towels, toiletries, kitchen utensils, non-perishables like cereal, soup, pasta and most importantly salsa (no Mexican food for 8 weeks)! We have the ability to buy many of these things in Zambia, but we'll pay about 3-5 times more for it in Zambia than in the States. A box of Fruity Pebbles is not worth $15! All of the items we purchased are currently on a crate being shipped over to Zambia via ocean liner. Please pray that everything arrives safe and sound.

In addition to all of the work that I (and the rest of the Family Legacy staff) have been doing over the past few months to prepare for Camp LIFE this summer, I've also been working on gathering stories of some of the children who we have taken under our care in Zambia. One girl named Norah lived with her abusive mother who was dying of AIDS. One night Norah's mother forced her to leave the house in the middle of the night to go to the market to buy something. On the way to the market, Norah was brutally raped. Norah use to seek shelter and care at one of our Community Resource Centers nearly every day to escape the abuse she was receiving at home. Norah now lives at the Tree of Life Children's Village and she is so thankful to God for rescuing her! Norah is one of the 64 children who live full time at the Tree of Life Children's Village. Now, she is a thriving 11 year old who finds her worth and hope in her savior, Jesus Christ! Check out this video to watch Norah tell her story. I can't wait for Mindy to finally to get to meet Agness (aka Aggie), the little girl we sponsor monthly to live at the Tree of Life Children's Village....I know they will become quick friends!

As we prepare to leave for Zambia in May, here are a few of our prayer requests...
  1. That our financial needs will be met while we're in Zambia and for the rest of 2010. You can support us financially with a monthly or one-time gift at

  2. Peace for Mindy as she prepares to leave her job for 2 months.

  3. That Mindy and I would grow closer together and to the Lord during this process.

  4. That God's glory would increase as we serve Him and the children of Zambia this summer.
We are so grateful for your prayers! Thank you being part of our journey!

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