Monday, November 26, 2012


We just got our return to Zambia tickets! Praise God! Though we only bought one way tickets it was still a large sum, and we are so thankful on this pre-thanksgiving particularly- that we were able to purchase them! we will be leaving on a thursday december 20th! Stopping in France (since we were already scheduled to stop in europe) and will spend Christmas with my sweet sister Melody and her amazing family.
and their adorably delicious FABIEN, 4 & ALYCIA, 1 They are missionaries in France. Please keep them in your prayers! France is less than 1% evangelical. that's right, not even 1%!! A week after that Jediah will head over to Lusaka, Zambia while i stay in france with the girls another couple weeks. The plan is that he will land in Lusaka, probably stay with team members for a night or two, rent a truck and a driver, load up the truck with our belongings, and head up north -abt 6 hrs- and move in our new 'miracle house', in KITWE where the Speedy family has been living for 4 years. So the countdown has started, technically 2 weeks to pack the house, then our wish is to find a place to move into for our last few days here. This should enable us to vacate our place properly and move anything we are storing away -still looking for a place for that- during those last days. SOME GOOD MEMORIES FROM LAST YEAR:

Monday, October 29, 2012

2 days in MAINE

lovely family time in the middle of a whirlwind visit to friends in massachussetts; Scott and Kristine Desmarais, and the awesome 'Elevate' group; Sarah and Toby Gerraghty and their sweet Cameron and Isabella; and the surprise celebration for P Morrison's 25 years as Pastor of the church in 'Wostah'

Sunday, September 16, 2012


.. and what a great place to be 'stuck' for a lil while longer. Below are photos of amazing friends we have been blessed to spend time with. Jesse and Kendra Beaty are the parents of Randy 4, Naphtaly 3, Eden 2 and Valor almost 1 -and foster parents for Nicolas, whom they hope to adopt.
One day we all piled up in their 15 passenger van and headed for VA where Jesse's family lives. His mom and 2 sisters spoiled us that week end and we had sweet times of fellowship. Here, playing Carcassonne...! The heat is on! [ps. do not play this game if you do not LOOOOVE competition. i'm just sayin :P]
This is a family of 7 children who were missionaries to China for 20 years!! I know better than to idealize missionaries - they're/we're just humans- but these pple are truly inspiring. Jesse and Kendra have plans to take their family to a foreign land someday in the near future. Amen to living by faith and taking families on adventures with God!

Friday, July 06, 2012

SUMMER MONTHS IN BALTIMORE 2012 family time and ordination
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Monday, March 19, 2012


Yesterday morning we visited one of the branch churches in Lusaka. P. Tembo and Justina and their 8 year old daughter Miracle, are an amazing family, very dear to the extended body.

P Renaldo and Charity were also visiting and we enjoyed [another] life changing message on FORGIVENESS. I have never heard the 'forgive and forget' phenomenum explained so clearly. I bet you haven't either.

-> i will dble check on the reference and write a summary of the message, shortly...

After singing a beautiful song with Wezi, Jediah took on the task of watching the kids!
Apparently they had a lot of fun :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Quote of the day

What am i saying?? QUOTE OF THE CENTURY:



Tuesday, March 06, 2012


SOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo much to write, so much to say.... abt the last month and a half.

Last sunday, we picked up Sam from Uganda,whom Jediah had met in Kitwe on outreach,for our service. He is a businessman, married to a zambian lady. While tending to a crazy toddler and a hungry baby- i overheard P Renaldo say; the end of your forgiveness is the end of your love...
I can't love someone beyond my willingness to forgive them. That is just soooooo amazing. Cutting to the core of things.

This morning on the way to the team mtg, jediah read to us the intro of the 1st chapter of the book *crowded to Christ* by L.E.Maxwell (founder of prairie b. inst. that Elizabeth Elliott went to)

" I am one of the Jews who escaped from Germany, Says Abraham Poljak. I thank God for all the strokes with which I was driven from the darkness to light. IT IS BETTER THAT WE ARRIVE BEATEN AND BLEEDING AT THE GLORIOUS GOAL THAN THAT WE DECAY HAPPILY AND CONTENTED IN DARKNESS. (...) We have lost our earthly support, but won the friendship of the ravens of Elijah. On the bitter ways of emigration we have found Jesus,the Riches of all worlds."


The girls are growing and keeping us busy. oh and Liliana is crawling!

On our way back from Kitwe we stopped in Kabue and met a missionary family of 10 kids from Annapolis,MD (!!!) who work on a dairy farm and pastor a church and orphanage. Great people. One of their sons got sprayed by a cobra while we were there!!ha! it was epic..
Here the father, looking for the cobra. It was not their first one.

We are LOVING having a car and have been visiting pple in the church and other acquaintances in their own homes -which is a totally different experience.

P ENOCH and his wife FRANCESCA. 2 pillars in the Lusaka ch. While visiting we got to ask a lot of questions abt Zambia's history and got an amazing timeline by p Enoch. Fr Queen of England to Sata!

P PAUL & AGNES and kids in Ngombe. One of the branch churches in Lusaka.

Julie's birthday!! It was a fun time.

.................and now the picture of the week......................

see that homemade sprinkler?!

THIS WEEK we are looking forward to:

* the Singles mtg on saturday, which Jediah leads;
* visiting a couple from the church, Fred and Eunice on wednesday;
* hanging out with Jediah's new friend fr South Africa, Wezi;
* training Liliana to fall asleep on her own and having a tighter schedule during the day wh will hopefully help her no wake up at night... (sigh)
* learning a couple more songs in nyanja
* P Renaldo's team devotional on thursday; they are always very practical and inspirational
* going on more family walks or jogs