Village or remote outreach is a regular part of our ministry in Zambia. Over the years I have learned that if there’s one thing you can expect in Africa, it is the unexpected. In spades. We even have a name for it: “The Africa Factor”. (I hope you hear ominous music in the background, because believe me, you should.) A few weeks ego I experienced an epic edition of this phenomena.
“I used to think, ‘All for one and one for all,’ is what village life is all about, right? That the villages are populated by the “noble savage” and lead a connected, unified community life,” says ITMI’s Timothy Keller. But unfortunately, this version of village life may be popular in Hollywood and children’s tales, its simply not what Timothy has found after over a decade of ministry in African villages. “Rural Africa is
Piotr gets some unexpected news, Charl has an exciting announcement, Paul and Molly celebrate summer outreaches, K5N is sending a team to Bulgaria this month, and now’s the time to schedule a meet-up with Timothy Keller for this fall!
Timothy held his breath, wondering if everyone in the room would stand up and walk out.ITMI’s Timothy Keller was at the front of a room full of Zambian leaders and pastors. He had just…
My one-year-old son dreams of playing professional sports. I know this because I was tackled and fouled throughout the whole night. He also scored a couple of goals with my nose. Morning breaks me and I get up. I’m suppose to share devotions at the police station, but I’m not sure if I can make it. Between my overactive MVP son and the continuously barking dog, I don’t think I’d slept at all.I try taking multiple doses of caffeinated starting fluid, but my brain still maintains its hazy fog.
I’ve seen God sustain me in some amazing ways this year. One morning…
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The simple idea that shockingly, many in remote villages don’t know exists.
An exciting example of the impact you’ve had in Zambia.
How discipleship can work even when you don’t live near those you disciple.
Three groups that have received 2 amazing and important benefits from the Kellers’ Container Project.
A few years ago, the plight of the Zambian villages isolated between Zambezi River and the Angola border came to our attention. They were so remote that they lacked most of the necessities for life, but the most concerning was their lack of access to water.
What Dule’s sister was worried about turned out to be the answer to his prayers.
Matthew Henry, born October 18th 1662 in Wales, was a minister and author who spent most of his life living and ministering in England. Anyone who has ever studied the Bible with the use of a commentary have most assuredly been influenced by his work.