The best way to celebrate anything is with people you love. October 24 marked Zambia's 50th year as an independent nation. I was blessed to spend two days celebrating the Golden Jubilee with the people I love here in Lusaka, Zambia.
I was so proud watching class presentations at two of our schools on Thursday. Every class from first through sixth grade prepared a presentation. It's amazing how the children's confidence has grown over the year to be able to stand in front of the school to perform poems, songs, and dances. I loved seeing the pride in their country, watching them do skits about the struggle for freedom, and hearing them proclaim their plans for an even better Zambia in the next 50 years.
I spent Independence Day at the Tree of Life celebrating with our children, the discipleship staff, and the house moms. The day was packed with fun activities, presentations, and of course dancing. I can't imagine a better way to spend a Zambian holiday.
50 years have gone by for Zambia, and now the next 50 begins. The children in the Family Legacy sponsorship programs are dreaming big dreams and believing that they can build a better Zambia. I can't wait to see how God uses their lives to impact their nation.
"Anything is a prayer of surrender that will spark something. A prayer that will move us to stop chasing things that just make us feel happy and start living a life that matters. A life that is surrendered, reckless, and courageous." ~Jennie Allen, Anything.
In November of 2013 I moved to Zambia as a full-time missionary with Family Legacy Missions International. Everyone within the organization raises their own support to keep overhead costs at a minimum so donations to the ministry can go directly to the needs and programs for the orphans and vulnerable children we serve. I trust in God's faithfulness to provide monthly and one-time financial supporters for the work I do here for the education of thousands of children from the slum compounds of Lusaka. If you would like to support me, donations are tax deductible and can be made at www.familylegacy.com/alicia
"God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before Him. When I cleaned up my act, He gave me a fresh start. Indeed, I've kept alert to God's ways; I haven't taken God for granted. Every day I review the way He works, I try not to miss a trick. I feel put back together, and I'm watching my step. God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to His eyes." 2 Samuel 22:25