Forgotten Voices' Mission:

"Demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ by equipping local churches in southern Africa to meet the physical & spiritual needs of children orphaned by AIDS in their communities."

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A time of sweet fellowship


The day was mercilessly cold in Lusaka as we woke up early to pack our bags, food and medicines to embark on a long trip to some forgotten, remote rural Kalomo, Zambia. The mission team was comprised of Christians from different churches around Zambia and The Go Team from the USA. The journey was long, but full of fellowship and honour to God; we finally arrived at our camping site a few hours before midnight; the whole trip took approximately nine hours, three hours off the main road away from “civilization”.

It was indeed in the “middle of nowhere” as one team member said. There was no network of any kind and thus no wireless communication. We quickly pitched our tents at our base for the next five days; a newly planted Brethren in Christ Church called, Nguba. The ministry of Forgotten Voices International has not only been funding projects of partners, but also join in some of their outreach programs. Such was the case during the Beit-CURE International Hospital’s Spiritual Ministries mission outreach to Kalomo, one of the remotest part of Zambia. The mission was to evangelize and treat patients who could otherwise fail to travel long distances to the nearest health center.

Such trips are not only meant for conducting clinics, but also identifying those children that need surgical operational help which the hospital can give. It was a time of sweet fellowship as we broke into groups and crisscrossed the pathways that were leading us to the many villages we were visiting to share God’s word. The mornings were meant for these tours, the afternoons were meant for teachings, clinics and games and during the night we showed the Jesus film. Each day was fully packed with an activity.

One of our prime visions as FVI is to be agents of hope as we encourage local communities and pastors to provide an expanded vision of the possibilities for ministry.

It is in such remote places that very few consider to venture that we find it a joy to be part of ministries such as this one. We are not only about funding projects, but building relationships with local evangelical churches across denominational persuasions as we demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ. In unity, the Church will conquer poverty; it will conquer injustice and build relationships based on love for one another. Yes, Jesus said “A new command I give you: Love one another” (John 13: 34).

There is sweet fellowship in true love!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Remmy - thanks for posting pictures of your trip. You were in our prayers during your time away and we can't wait to hear more about all that God did during that week!