I recently returned from a two-week trip to a remote area in northwest Zambia known as Kasama. It took approximately 40 hours of flight time (several commercial flights and a small chartered airplane) to reach the airstrip in Kasama.
Our charter pilot was Bryan Wilson (left) from Flying Mission Zambia. Bryan has been a missionary pilot for 25 years, serving in both southern Africa and South America.
Below is a short video of our landing in Kasama. The wide airstrip (to the right) was unavailable due to construction.
While we were in Kasama, we conducted a 5-day teaching workshop for approximately 125 pastors and church leaders who rode their bikes or walked (some for very long distances) to attend the workshop.
Our Disciple Makers Multiplied (DM2) team provided workbooks and a commentary on the book of Acts, at no cost to the participants. Many thanks to those of you who prayed and/or provided financial support to help make this possible!
Some of the pastors brought their wives along and others brought one or two of their elders..
Below, I am team-teaching with one of the four Bemba language translators who worked with us during the workshop.
Here is a short video of our lead teacher, Bret Nazworth (Director of DM2) using Greek grammar to explain "salvation by grace, through faith". Bret was a missionary in the Amazon jungles for 16 years. He speaks three languages and he also reads New Testament Greek!
Our team leader, David Howard (above), poses with a Zambian pastor friend. David and Bret have been conducting workshops in Zambia twice a year for the last three years.
'Graduation Day!' At the end of each workshop we handout a certificate of completed training to each participant.
Below is an example of a typical house in Kasama (apologies for the poor quality 'smart phone' image).
The church where we held the workshop had a well on their property that provides a large number of villagers with clean water. All day long, we observed women coming and going to get water for their families.