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Zambia Trip Testimony – Chandra and Kristin Paskert

Zambia Trip Testimony – Chandra and Kristin Paskert

I recently journeyed to “Mission of Love” orphanage in the bush of Zambia, Africa. I shared the trip with my sixteen year old daughter who was excited to go to Africa to to get to minister to the orphans. She has wanted to go for a long time.

In spite of her excitement I was only going  because I thought that my minor daughter could not travel to Africa without one of her parents going with her. Looking back I would not trade anything for the experience that we had the privilege to be a part of.

Our team was welcomed to the bush by a blanket of thousands of stars. Because Zambia is in the Southern hemisphere the night sky wasn’t familiar to us. However our sovereign and magnificent Lord placed the Southern Cross there for us to enjoy.

We enjoyed two wonderful weeks of learning, serving, enjoying the fellowship of our new friends, loving them and being loved back. We worked on their library, painted the school and playground and varnishing weather worn doors. We played with the children, prepared meals and led in Bible study but most of all I we got to know Jako and Amber and the house mothers. They are some of the sweetest and toughest people that I know.

God’s spirit is certainly in the bush of Africa and his love song resonates loud and clear. I am so grateful that he would call my daughter and I to such a beautiful place to work with such beautiful people.