|Police, Preachers, and Perseverance|
Mission to Zambia
Zambiis beautiful country with magnificent landscape. It is home to the
mighty VictoriFalls-one of the seven natural wonders of the world. With its rich Christian heritage, statistics read that nearly 90% of Zambians claim to be Christian. However, our most recent mission into Zambiunveiled great apathy within much of the church, and more opposition to our work than I have faced before in Zambia.
Crossing border posts prove to be testing when we find ourselves facing the corruption of men. During one of these crossings, an individual “from Interpol” asked us to produce documents which did not exist. It was clear that all he wanted was bribe, but I refused until he let me go. similar instance took place at another border. However, the person who was meant to be Interpol did not have so much as badge! He had liar written all over his face. He didn’t even know where to look for the chassis number or engine number when he performed his “vehicle inspection”. But what could I do? The border guards seemed to be in on this scam as well. I calmed down and patiently started to speak to them about the Gospel. I told the men that I was preacher, coming to minister to the people of their country. I had books and Bibles which would benefit their countrymen greatly. This seemed to soften their hearts, and they suddenly told me that the paperwork which I had was sufficient, and I could go through. Although we passed by many more police vehicle inspections, by God’s grace we arrived safely at our next destination.