If you’re following our twitter feed @forgottenvoices, you know Ryan and Paul have arrived safely in Zambia. They’ll have limited internet access to begin with, but were able to send the following reflection a few minutes before leaving Zimbabwe yesterday. Read on and pray on…
Hello from the airport in Zimbabwe. Some quick reflections before we leave.
Paul will remember from Zimbabwe: Hospitality, friendliness of the people, quality of the leadership on the ground for Forgotten Voices and our partners.
Ryan will remember the face of Rachel, the woman who passed away before he met her. He will remember Mrs Moyo, who likely will pass by the time Ryan returns, leaving her 2 children with their dying father, also with AIDS. He will remember the opportunity you and continue to have to equip Mrs Moyo’s church, as well as many more. He will remember the children waiting to see what we decide.
We both will remember the great love of our God, manifested through the deep love of those we met and those so willing to care for children who have lost their parents. You and I get to be part of that beautiful picture emerging from the darkness that we first saw. Our God is bigger than the pains we feel and the needs we see.
We both will remember far more, but those summaries will have to wait. We are boarding soon for South Africa, then up to Lusaka, Zambia for a day before going up to Ndola on Tuesday. We likely won’t blog until Tuesday.
Ryan and Paul
Note from Ryan Keith, Forgotten Voices