The past 2 months James has been preaching at various other churches in Lusaka. We have gone with him and it has been so nice to hear him preaching again. ( I always understand his accent, and his content!) The Lord has given Him abilities and gifts to preach and relate to people in a very clear and applicable way that many people comment on and are helped by his preaching.
As he was preaching a few weeks ago in Kabanana I realized that he has learned alot already in the 11 months that we have been here. His preaching, examples, illustrations and applications were not only relevant to Zambians, as that has been his "target" now, but it was so natural not like he was trying to think of something that they could relate to. It is life now.
This is a blessing and a great help to the people here that are hearing his preaching and benefitting from it.
Kids in Sunday School
Memory, another girl and Wisdom in the church service
James preached and Curtis Chirwa translated into Bemba
(Jackson asked me later, " why was that other guy preaching at the same time daddy was preaching?")
Some of the kids we support and other church members
Ian talked with some of the boys after, among them were wisdom and christian, orphans that we are ministering to.
I really like this picture because they were laughing about something.
Ian, Wisdom, Christian, Memory, 2 other kids
I took a few video clips.
The first is of the kids in SS class.
The second is James preaching with translation. Notice the loud singing in the background from another church that meets in another classroom nearby. It is very distracting to try and stay focused and even hear the preacher when the singing and speakers in the other room are loud, and windows are open for air. So you can at least hopefully hear the challenge.
The church Faith Baptist is a church plant of Kabwata and has their own piece of property but is waiting to have the funds to build their own building.
The last is the church singing. A familiar hymn in Bemba.