"This life therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal, but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed." --Martin Luther

Sunday, March 14, 2010

“One of the major differences in worldview between rural Africans and westerners is the focus of life. In the west, an emphasis is most often placed on outputs and products. Whereas in Africa, the focus is firmly on process – it is not so much where you end up but how you got there that really matters.”

I took this from a friend’s blog who is now back in Zambia. They served as missionaries there with the International Mission Board some years ago. I met her initially on a Liberian adoption group. When she heard we were going to Zambia she contacted me. She helped answer lots of questions for us and I enjoyed reading her many stories. She also connected us with the TOTALLY AWESOME :-) Rodgers Tribe who went well out of their way to help and encourage us.

Now Blu and Darbi are back in Zambia doing construction on a school and orphanage near Mapanza they have started (this is the same area where they served part of their term I think). They are living in Choma for the next 1 ½ years during building. It’s neat to read some of the day to day stuff she writes, and just remember and wish… This is her blog and this is their orphanage site. They are seeing God do some amazing things when it comes to timing and processes (like only taking a few short months to get all their tax numbers!). Proving once again, that when God is behind it, He WILL make a way! Well that and, it’s not always WHAT you know but WHO you know (and what they THINK of you)!

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