We are on our way to Loloma in Zambia. When I say we I mean six of us. A doctor, a nurse, a seamstress, a cabinet maker, a theatre technician and a preacher. 
It’s been a long time in the planning but we are actually sitting in Manchester Airport waiting to fly out. Our flight should leave at 9:15 pm but it’s been delayed by an hour. We don’t know the reason why but sometimes God is protecting us by our delays. Think of the many car crashes you have come across. Did you ever think – ‘if I had been here 10 minutes earlier then it could have been me in that wreckage’. God is good to us in ways that we are not yet aware of.
Life is so unpredictable. Lusaka, the capital of Zambia is currently under a curfew. Locals have to be in the their houses by 8 pm. The missionaries in Loloma face the prospect of malaria every week! Just last week there was a break out of food poisoning due to a lizard falling into a pot. A little boy died and over 40 people were admitted to the local hospital. 
The scripture ‘trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to your own understanding’ springs to mind. 
If you are a praying person we would appreciate your prayers as we start out on this adventure. Our aim in going is to encourage the local Christians and missionaries. 
Stephen 
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