Where did the time go? It seems like yesterday that I sent out a last minute email to alert friends and family that I was leaving for the first of two summer trips to Africa in the morning. 4 countries, and about a month spent in East and Southern Africa later life will never be the same.  

I wanted to share a quick snapshot of the trips and could think of no better way than visually. So I waited a couple of weeks to do so. What you see below is only a snippet of all that took place. As always I look forward to sitting together in person to share more.

-sr

Food Pak ministry is the primary focus of Rethink Mercy, the church training curriculum of Children's Hunger Fund. Through Rethink Mercy Equipping, we train a network of local churches in biblical foundations and practical planning for mercy ministry.
After training, Children’s Hunger Fund provides 20 lb. boxes of non-perishable food, called Food Paks, to these churches at no cost. A team from the church takes a Food Pak and delivers it into the home of a needy family in the community.
This team will visit the family 8-12 times over the course of a few months, which opens the door for further ministry opportunities, relationship development, and gospel witness.

On our last trip we launched a new Mercy Network with Kabwata Baptist Church in Zambia. KBC has planted a number of churches in difficult areas around Lusaka. With God's help we trained 40 of their network's pastors and ministry workers and launched Food Pak ministry with 4 church plants. In this video Pastor German, and members of his church, delivered the first -of what we pray will be many Food Pak's to Sarah's home in the community of John Laing. In the video Sarah eagerly receives the Pastor's gift and immediately cooks a small meal from it -feeding her family and a number of children from her community. 

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