On November 8 my wife, Cindy, leaves for Zambia. She will be gone for two weeks. She is leading a short term missions team from our church.
A couple of years ago our church asked a question at our annual meeting. "There are 15 million orphans in Africa. What is our response? Do we have a responsibility to help and if so, what should that look like?"
Our answer was to partner with an organization called SEEDS of Hope. They have a home in Zambia for children with or affected by AIDS. It is our desire to be committed for the long haul, not just send some money once and move on.
This means relationship. We want to have a relationship with the people and kids we are partnering with.
So we are sending teams of people to Africa. To build these relationships, to learn, to grow, to help out wherever we can.
Please pray for the team. Pray that they will be a blessing, they will be blessed, and that relationships will be strengthened.