Our Vision

My photo
P.O. Box 620170, Kalomo, Zambia
Our vision is to bring the love of Jesus Christ to the children of Zambia through physical and spiritual means.Our hearts longing is to empower the local church and village community to meet the great need of the many orphans and widows through the development of an orphanage.(Psalm 68:5-6a)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Trust in Transitions

These past two months we have seen 2 of our precious babies transition back home to the care of their fathers or extended family. 
MarthaMarthaWhen we first started this ministry, we felt strongly that God was leading this ministry to care for the neediest of neediest children, those that were double orphans (having lost both mother and father) and whose extended family were unable to provide for their needs.  While we do assist single orphans (a child who has lost only one parent), widows, and even double orphans in the community, we prefer to help in ways such as clothing, blankets, medical assistance, school fees, etc, that allow them to stay within the village family environment.  We felt this was best for two reasons 1) to allow the family unit to stay in tact whenever possible and prevent unnecessary loss and confusion for the child and 2) to encourage family to try to care for the needs of their family and not just easily “drop off” children as an easy escape.  We are thankful that there are ministries and orphanages around here that do take the neglected and other children in need but out of principle and due to the remoteness of where we were (and the great need around us) we felt this was best.
IMG_9386HowMartha Sickever, not long after we began taking children in 2010, we ran into the scenario of a young baby (Esther) whose mother had just died a few days after giving birth.  The father was still alive, as was other extended family members but here, so deep in the village, the family had no money for formula or no way to provide for the needs of such a tiny baby (who was tiny at only 2 kgs (4lbs).  We felt for this family but soon realized that even if we were able to assist the family with formula that it would be difficult for them to get access to clean water and make sure that the bottles were cleaned and kept properly.  With all of the water born bacteria out here diarrhea is a big killer of babies, and such tiny ones can pass away in just a mere 24 hours from dehydration if they get it.   Since they were begging us for help, to take the baby and help care for it, we made a quick but prayerful decision to agree to keep this baby for the first year of her life, until she no longer needed formula and only if the father was willing to come and volunteer his time to come help around the children’s home once a week (cutting firewood, working in the garden etc).  We explained that this was to allow him a regular time to visit his precious daughter as well as showing that he was doing what he could to help contribute to her care.IMG_9371
IMG_9400Baby Esther was a joy and blessing to have around and after her transition back home we received another baby, Richard who was in a similar situation.  While Esther’s father was great at coming to volunteer, Richard’s father clearly valued other things more than his son and failed to keep his part and as each got near the 14 month mark, it was hard to think of handing over these precious lives into the care of people that we didn’t know so well, and yet, we had to trust that this was what was best and that God was going to provide a way for them.  And He has!  Baby Esther is now a beautiful 6 year old girl and Richard a happy healthy 4 year old boy.
DSCF3549DSCF3569These past two months though we have had to other very important transitions.  Baby Louie (Lulangillo) and Baby Martha.   While transitions are hard, and it is hard for all of us, but especially the housemothers that have tended to their every need, watch them sit, crawl and walk under their care, nursed them back to health on many occasions and loved them like their own, we know that it is GOD who entrusted them to us for this special time and that HE will continue to see the good work that He started in them continue.  It was so nice to see both of these families active in the babies lives from the beginning, coming often to visit and help and to see the joy in their eyes to see these tiny ones growing so fast and healthy.  In fact, many of them could not wait to show them off to everyone they saw along the way.
LulangiloIMG_9433So for these transitions we say Thank you God for letting us play this special role and please continue to keep them in your prayers.  That they will feel as loved and cherished that they are here, and that God will continue to take care of all of their needs.  One thing for sure is that they will have prayer warriors for life!  We praise God that they will be raised in the love and environment of their biological family and that hopefully, they will bring the children to us often to visit : )
To God be the glory.  We love you Louie and Martha.  Go well and know how loved you are and how big your family is!  Once with us, always with us in our hearts and prayers.  IMG_1665
IMG_1650** All of the picture shown are of baby Martha and Baby Louie. Since Martha’s transition took place when we were not here, I do not have a good reunited family photo of hers but hope to get one when they come back to visit soon : )


Anonymous said...

Good post.

madad ali said...

Des Moines Photographer
Des Moines Wedding Photographer
Photographer in Des Moines
Des Moines Photography Services

Panharith said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Panharith said...

Good post.


Hope Chennai said...

Nice post...Thanks for sharing.

Sponsor a child in need
Donate to children in need

Jason Borne said...

We are a third party technical support service. Avast Customer Support is here to help you out with the whole procedure to Download Avast Antivirus online, We not only fix your Avast Support related issues but will guide with how to get started with your new Avast product once it gets installed successfully.We at Avast Tech Support provides service to protect your PC from potential online threats and external attacks like viruses, Trojans, malwares, spywares and phishing scams. And Avast Refund. Call on our Avast Phone Number.

Gmail Customer service is a third party technical support service for Gmail users when they face any technical issue or error in their Gmail account. Our Gmail Customer Support team solves issues like forgot Gmail account password, Gmail configuration or Sync issues, recover deleted emails and many more.

How you install or reinstall Office 365 or Office 2016 depends on whether your Office product is part of an Office for home or Office for business plan. If you're not sure what you have, see what office com setup products are included in each plan and then follow the steps for your product. The steps below also apply if you're installing a single, stand-alone Office application such as Access 2016 or Visio 2016. Need Help with office setup Enter Product Key?

Norton Tech Support is a third party service provider and not in any way associated with Norton or any of its partner companies. At Norton Support we offer support for Norton products and sell subscription based additional warranty on computer and other peripheral devices.

Other Services
Norton Toll Free , Office-Setup , office.com/setup.

عبده العمراوى said...

شركة مكافحة حشرات بالخبر

amira reda said...

شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالخبر

youy said...

I thought I would try something more classy and vintage looking from thePanerai watches for sale collection this time. Something you could gift your father for his birthday or for some anniversary. I have settled for the Replica Panerai watchesas I think it has just the right amount of simplicity and charm to make any older man proud.It is a minimalist looking watch but still has a lot going on for it. Its charm is quite subtle and it would take a keen and experienced eye to discern just how marvelous this Replica Panerai Watches is. Replica Panerai Watches It looks like something passed down from an older generation. There are a number of wholesale designer Valentino handbags and purses for sale today that can give you the quality of a top fashion bag but at much less of a price than the original piece costs.

ajay kumar said...

Norton.com/setup Online Help – Step by Step guide for Norton Setup, Download & complete installation online. We are providing independent support service if in case you face problem to activate or Setup Norton product.

office.com/setup Online Help – Step by Step guide for Office Setup, Download & complete installation online. We are providing independent support service if in case you face problem to activate or Setup Office product.

mcafee.com/activate Online Help – Step by Step guide for mcafee activate, Download & complete installation online. We are providing independent support service if in case you face problem to activate or Setup mcafee product.

Pogo Support - Call 1-844-456-8733 (US/CA) or 01444 39 0119 (UK) for Pogo-related issues. Any errors or issues will be fixed by us related to Pogo Games.
pogo support

Norton Reinstall – Norton has developed a Norton reinstall and removal tool to provides the ease of Un-installation and Re-installation. The Norton Antivirus offers you the protection from the malware, viruses, and other online threats like identity theft and data theft while shop online.
Norton Reinstall

Norton.com/setup Online Help – Step by Step guide for Norton Setup, Download & complete installation online. We are providing independent support service if in case you face problem to activate or Setup Norton product.

Fernandes group said...

Before you plan to install the Office 2016 or Office 365 on your device be
it a Computer, Laptop, Mobile Phone or a Tablet, you are required to take
few important steps on of them is to remove any existing Office
installations from your PC. Just like the previous Office products, Office
2016 & 365 will conflict with the previously installed versions. So, it
becomes necessary to remove the previous office files properly.


Fernandes group said...

To Setup retail card please visit official website.
Office Retail Cards allow you to download your security product from the
internet instead of installing from a CD, ensuring recent versions.

office com setup
www.office.com setup

Rohit Sharma said...

Brother Printer Support - - Brother Printer Support 1-844-456-8733 (US/CA) any Installation, Drivers, Repair, Errors and many more. Get Online Resolution anytime by Technical Support.
Brother Printer Support

Rohit Sharma said...

Garmin Download at www.garmin.com/express. Register, Update and sync your Garmin Express today and get started with your Garmin Maps.

Rohit Sharma said...

HP Printer Support - Call HP Technical Support Phone Number 1-844-456-8733 (US/CA) or 01444 39 0119 (UK) for any HP Printer related issues.
Website- hp Printer Support

Rohit Sharma said...

Epson Printer Support - Get Quick Setup for Wireless Epson Printer Install by calling
Epson Printer Support number 1-844-456-8733 (US/CA) Toll-free.
Epson Printer Support

Rohit Sharma said...

dell 1-844-456-8733 (US/CA) any Installation, Drivers, Repair, Errors and many more. Get Online Resolution anytime by Technical Support.
dell printer support

regina razz said...

with your entire process to setup office product online. Have you Just bought Microsoft Office product ? If yes then you can complete your Office Setup online with your product key code. You just need open office.com/setup , Install Office , Install Microsoft Office or setup.office.com into your web browser.

office setup

regina razz said...

In case any message saying ‘Stop’ pops up while installing Microsoft Office 365 due to a compatibility issue, contact our live chat support.Our online Experts through live chat will guide you through the entire process of Office setup, covering all steps and issues.Keep your 25 characters long product key with you.

Office Com Setup
office com/setup

Aman tripathi said...

Netgear Router Support
Belkin Router Support
D-Link Router Support
Cisco Router Support

Rohit Sharma said...

Garmin Download at www.garmin.com/express. Register, Update and sync your Garmin Express today and get started with your Garmin Maps.

abhishek punia said...


link Mail.aol.com

Keyword:- Mail.aol.com

Description:- Mail.aol.com - Login to your AOL E-mail
by visiting Mail.aol.com and you may also do Aol Sign
in, Aol Sign up, Aol Password Reset etc.

Website:- http://mailaolcom.net/

abhishek punia said...


link www.webroot.com/safe

Keyword:- www.webroot.com/safe

Description:- www.webroot.com/safe - Webroot is very
well known for its immense security from the spyware,
viruses. In order to protect your system from the
spyware or any other cyber attacks, you can download
webroot security tool online from www.webroot.com/safe.

Website:- http://www.webroot-com-safe.us/

abhishek punia said...


link Garmin.com/express

Keyword:- Garmin.com/express

Description:- Garmin.com/express - Register, Setup,
Update and Manage your Garmin Devices Online by visiting
www.garmin.com/express. Install Garmin Express
with the help of Garmin.com/Express.

Website:- http://garmincomexpress.org/

abhishek punia said...

Roadrunner Support

link Roadrunner Support

Keyword:- Roadrunner Support

Description:- Roadrunner Email is a great web mail system
that enable you to access your account using a PC, laptop
or smartphone. Many individuals use Roadrunner email
service for their professional and personal use.

Website:- http://contactassistance.com/roadrunner-support/

abhishek punia said...

Comcast Support

link Comcast Support

Keyword:- Comcast Support

Description:- Comcast Corporation is an American Global
Telecommunication that offers cable television and
broadcasting. In addition, they also provide services
like internet, telephone and other wireless services.

Website:- http://contactassistance.com/comcast-support/

ajay kumar said...

Reset AOL Mail Password – If you are a user of AOL Mail then you are aware of a great many features of AOL Mail and must have experienced them. The AOL Mail has very user-friendly ways to deal with the issues of their customer’s issues too. Such as in case you forget your password and want to change it for good. You can follow these steps to Reset AOL Mail Password.

norton.com/setup – Norton, the world’s largest security software provides high-end protection against all kinds of threats and viruses lurking in the internet marking. These viruses, Trojan horses, scams and other malicious the software can harm important data and steal your confidential information (while accessing your bank account online). To get rid of this security issue, Norton has come up with a range of security software for both consumers and business PCs. You can choose any Norton security software from those mentioned below as per your specific requirements.

Aman tripathi said...

norton.com/setup Norton, one of the largest security products providers, has made it quite easy to protect your computer system from the malicious online activities, viruses, Trojan horses, scams and other threats. By installing a Norton setup to your device, you can be sure of the privacy of your important files as well as confidential information. Be it a business or consumer, Norton offers a special security software to suit the needs of everyone. You can choose anyone from the following: norton.com/setup

Aman tripathi said...

The payment gateway for indian tech support provides cart pay that generates easy payment gateway for technical support and business involving high risk. Payment gateway for indian tech Support

Nidhi Kapoor said...

AT&T is an American Multinational Company that provides a wide range of products and services and have many subsidiaries. And to manage all their services and product, you need an ATT account. Once you use this account and login ATT, you will be able to add your AT&T services and manage them remotely.
www att com

Cox is a private American Company that provides digital cable television, telecommunications, and Home Automation services in the United States. They also provide a very reliable support service to their users. You can register yourself with the Cox mail and get started with their services now.cox webmail

Nidhi Kapoor said...

norton.com/setup france - Norton products help you to protect your devices like Windows PC, Mac and other mobile devices etc. You can download and install the product on every device to protect your digital life from the threats. Every Norton product does require a product key to activate your version of the product on your system.
norton setup

Office.com/setup France- Enter Key for Office.com/setup, after purchasing Office from visit office.com/setup, sign in to your www.office.com/setup account then enter the product key for Office Setup. There is a reason why Microsoft Office is used by many individuals.
Office Setup France

norton.com/setup Europe- The company has developed a vast variety of security tools and software. Norton is one of the most popular brands amongst the users which offers the protection from malware and other threats. Unlike the other security tools available in the market the Norton Antivirus offers the cross-platform security.
norton setup

Office.com/setup Europe - Microsoft Office suite includes a number of world-leading applications like MS Word, MS Excel, and many others. Every version of the Office product requires a product key to activate the subscription. Let’s discuss the process of downloading, installation, and activation of your version of the Office product.
office.com setup

Lucia Mandela said...

www.office.com/setup – Microsoft Office setup is easy to download and install. Activate it now on office.com/setup.
office.com/setup - Install Office Setup on Windows www.office.com/setup |
norton.com/setup - IF you have purchased a Norton security product recently , go to the website www.norton.com/setup | mcafee.com/activate - Download, Install and Activate McAfee Antivirus go to the website www.mcafee.com/activate

Ennovative Web Design said...

Web Design Nepal

martinkemp714 said...

FilingBuzz® is biggest destination for online Company Registration, Compliance, ITR, GST filing , Food Licence, ISO Certificate Market Place in India.

Proprietorship Firm Registration
FSSAI Food License Online
IE Code Registration
MSME Registration Online
ISO Certification
Digital Signature Certificate

Best Coaching Centre in Bahadurgarh
Best Coaching Centre in Bahadurgarh
Best PG in Bahadurgarh