So what do missionaries do all day?

Have you ever wondered what a missionary’s day might look like? Of course, every one is different, but to show her supporters what they are investing in, Sally Lott (Flying Mission Zambia Member Care) described one day she had recently. We invite you to journey with her in Zambia’s capital and suburbs.

Yesterday, when we arrived at Chilongolo, our Mission base, these beautiful flowers around our co-workers’ house were a glorious reminder of God’s splendour and the deep nourishment that ‘roots going deep’ give to bring this kind or colour in the last days of the dry, dry/hot, hot season that is October here in Zambia. At our Thursday morning prayer time we were encouraged by Nina, our Guest House Manager, to celebrate life! We stood in the presence of the King and offered thanks and spoke out our needs for the life we have here in our community. 

Right after prayer meeting, I was thinking of going to town straight away to get some items I needed for later. But then Dennis needed a lift to the Chawama Hospital. I could do that for him, but first of all I needed a little help from google to find his home.

After arriving back from dropping Dennis, and stopping at the store, I got back for a delightful lunch break with co-workers and also Ruk, who has come from the DR Congo to work on his aircraft.

This was followed by some work with my husband, David, on our latest Member Care events and thinking about our upcoming Spiritual Life Conference in April.

Then I was off to talk with a dear lady from Tyanjani Ladies whose husband died recently. We, and others, are looking for some ways to help her through this difficult time. There is a custom here that upon the death of a husband, his family can “grab” things from the woman‘s possessions.

Upon arriving at this lady’s home I learned that her daughter’s husband had also recently died, leaving 2 ladies with 7 children between them, one a 3 month old infant. We had a good honest talk about her needs and prayed for her.

Along with seeing her, we took a 100lb bag of corn, or “mealies”, to the hammer mill for grinding into the flour that is used for the staple food here which is called nshima. Returning home quickly after delivering the milled mealies, I found just enough time to make popcorn, apples and cheese slices to take to our home group for a movie night!

At this time of year the custom is to burn the fields before planting. On our drive to home group, we saw a lot of burning, with huge flames leaping into the air. Then, as we were just settling in to watch the movie, we got a call from a home group member who had been delayed due to the Fire Brigade having lost its way. She finally arrived and we were able to enjoy ‘Queen of Katwe’.

And that ended another missionary day.

Thank you, Sally, for giving us a glimpse of what it means to you to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in Zambia.