As we've been getting closer to our trip, I've had lots of questions about our safety going to Zambia. Africa is a huge continent! [see image below] We will be far from Ebola and extremist terrorist groups (the top 2 concerns voiced from many people I've talked to).
We do, however, ask for your prayers for general travel safety and a successful mission! We go to not just provide people with a prosthetic limb or eye....that is the physical service we provide in order to tell, and show through our actions, the good news of Christ.
The Macha radio station has been announcing about our trip and for those needing a prosthetic limb or eye to make contact. New Day has been receiving many calls about patients needing prostheses. This is in addition to the nine patients from the Choma clinic and doing check-ups for people we saw last year. We will have to assess all who come to determine how many people we can make prostheses for in the time we have there and who will benefit most from this service. It will be difficult to turn people away. Please pray for understanding on their side and a sense of peace for us even though turning someone away will be heartbreaking.
We are so excited to be able to make another trip to Zambia to serve those in need! Please keep us in your prayers the next several weeks. I will be giving a day-by-day recap here on my blog of the trip upon our return with tons of pictures.