Next to our home compound with the missionaries there is a farmer in the field beside us. Twice a day he walks his herd a few hundred meters to the river for water. The river boarders his land on one side but it is infested with Crocodiles. So the cows must walk to a safer spot for water.
Cathy and Janet Berner look over the vegetables at the local Green Market in Livingston. There are no food preservatives used so regular trips to the market for fresh items are necessary down a bumpy and dusty road to the paved roads.
The people are so humble and kind. I shared Bible with a small group of pastors on Monday. What a responsive, excited and engaging group! Their love of Christ is so evident! Their desire to know more seems to have no bounds!
Life is so different in this small town of Zambia. But it is also clear that God has touched this place in a special way. Victoria Falls screams the majesty of God. It is a waterfall that is over a mile wide! It drops over 300 feet with a huge volume of water. The natives call it Mosi-oa-tunya which is the "smoke that thunders".
This is our first trip to this magical land. This is where David Livingstone established ministry and infected the African continent with the Gospel of Christ.
Please remember to pray for us physically as there are problems with mosquitoes and malaria.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
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Dorothy of Mercy Ministries and Janet Sisco from Memphis. Partners in ministry.
We had a great week with Janet who is also from Memphis and has followed God’s call to Lusaka, Zambia. We spent the week getting to know her better and walking through the issues she faces in that ministry.
Her favorite ministry site is Mercy Ministries located just out of town. They focus on a poor village and provide school for 371 students in the area.
We met with Dorothy who started the ministry and is a native Zambian. What a heart and outreach she has built.
I loved the ministry to widows that has old-timey sewing machines to teach the women how to sew. I remember pushing the pedal of my grandmother’s sewing machine in Walnut Grove, Mississippi. Wow. Did this room take me back to childhood memories.
During the week we met with numerous other missionaries who have become friends with Janet. What a joy to see some of what God is doing in the area.
On Thursday we traveled out into the countryside and saw the dam in northern Zambia. The simple villages were fascinating.
The trees captured Cathy’s view. She took many pictures of the special tree.
Tomorrow we leave for Cape Town, South Africa. We look forward to seeing so many friends.
Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.