Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sketches from Zambia

Finally--news from Zambia. The group is back in the town of Livingston for a few days. Tom will be doing some interviewing, will hopefully tour a game park one afternoon, and will be going to Victoria Falls with the group on Tuesday.

Some people think that going to Africa would be scary. From Tom's short sketches by e-mail it sounds wonderful and exciting...and maybe a little scary.
In his words:
The last few days have been filled, and hard to describe, but very good. I think I have the bones for a film. I recorded live music, which was really a highlight, as a group from the local church sang outside under the full moon. Their harmonies were extraordinary. Poor rural people, but, as you will hear, remarkable.
From a second short message today he tells about going to two Zambian churches--one in town and one in a poor section. He enjoyed the good music. The director of the ministry (Global Orphan Relief) spoke and their group was introduced. At the second church during a ministry time he saw a demon possessed woman prayed for and the demon cast out. (Apparently this also happened on a previous night as well. I wasn't sure where he meant.)

A woman in their group has become very ill. Please pray for her. I'm sure this is unsettling, if not frightening for her, the group, and her family. They have a few more days in Africa and arrive back in CO Thursday morning.


Blogger kathyescobar said...

hey jenny, thanks for the update & know we're praying! can't wait to see the footage. xoxox

2:41 PM  
Blogger Shirley said...

Glad to hear Tom is doing well. I knew he would. We are praying, we will continue to pray now and for re-entry. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Tell Tom don't bring anything back he's not suppose to, we have enough demons here to deal with, on a more serious note,we will pray for the woman who is ill, i'm sure she is frighten,Africa is usually pretty good with treating foreigners.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Praying here too.

And need to learn about the casting out of demons - seriously.

I can't wait to hear the music and see the film. Keep blogging ...

9:02 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

The woman in their group is doing better now. Thanks for your prayers. They leave Africa on Wednesday to begin travel back to the States.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

'great to get caught up on your blog, Jennie, and to read of Tom's adventures in Zambia. It'll be great to talk with him in person about life on this vast continent. And I'm already looking forward to hearing the music he recorded!

On another note:
What are the top ten books you would recommend to someone who has had little access to new books in the past 3 years????? :-)

3:49 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Sharon: We're looking forward to catching up in person! Great question about books. Think I'll post and ask everyone.

9:49 AM  

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