It is often said, once you visit Africa you may leave, but Africa never leaves you.
To visit a country in the Dark Continent that is not only thousands of literal miles away geographically, but also socially, economically and spiritually, has an impact like few other things in this world. People living in a western culture cannot help but be short sighted unless they purposefully expose themselves to life beyond their front door. There isn't anything like experiencing it first hand.
The decision to come to Zambia is huge!
It would involve at least two weeks of time away from your home, family, and job. Traveling for 36+ hours, at least 22 of which is in flight. Long trips in vehicles over crazy roads. Risking exposure to many health risks like Malaria, cholera, and dysentary just to name a few. Seeing sites that at the least will challenge you to consider your own ways. Sites that also touch a part of your soul. Seeing thousands of children that live with little possibility of ever reaching their potential as we in the Western world would gauge success and living life to the fullest.
But it would also mean you see people who live day to day, hand to mouth, in some of the harshest and most insecure situations, thriving and joyful! You will see generosity born of love to give of their lack to people who they may never see again this side of Glory. You will experience what it looks like to see people hungering and thirsting for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You will feel stretched, uncomfortable, challenged, and in the center of the work of the Lord!
As missionaries living in a third world country, we love to host visitors, families, and teams! We welcome you to come to Zambia! We will introduce you to some of the most beautiful people on the planet, where you can experience how nearly 90% of the people in this world live.
If you're interested in learning more about visiting Zambia, please contact us!
Visiting schools and government offices to talk with teachers and officials. English is spoken in these locations.