Monday, March 31

A Few Days

Matt leaves for Zambia this Wednesday.  For those of you that read this blog, we would appreciate your prayers for:

  • Safe travel - they are taking 5 students with 4 adults.  Its a good ratio, but there is always risk of someone getting lost when traveling that long.
  • Safety in country - they will be doing manual labor after Katrina-like disasters have struck Zambia.  Dehydration, illness and fatigue will all be factors during this trip.
  • Spiritual renewal - for both the team and the people they minister to.  Many of the villagers they will visit are stricken with HIV/AIDS and haven't had visitors in months. Our team will be a fresh breath to them during their struggle.  Pray also that the students will be encouraged spiritually - and challenged to grow in their faith and relationship with Christ.
  • Pray for Annelise and I.  We will be home for 10 days without Matt.  My sister Leah will be staying with us to help out.  Pray that God would keep us safe and that the baby would do well for me.  
Thanks in advance for your faithful prayer support!  We'll keep you posted as we hear from the Zambia team in the coming days.


Lee and Candace said...

We'll definitely be praying for all of you!

The Talberts said...

We'll be praying!

Angie said...

Good Luck Matt! You'll be in our thoughts and prayers. Rach-I talked to the doctor today and the kids will be fine by friday if you still want to come visit! Talk to you soon

Pam said...

We'll be praying for all of you. Matt's probably going to have a hard time away from his girls. We'll be praying for the whole group.