zambia_blog_pic_smZambia News

Friends thank you for your patience. We are past due another update so here it is…

I started writing this update as soon as I came back from Zambia but life swept me away (3 monkeys is a lot of work!)
So I was in Zambia connecting with our staffs that are living in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city. I had such a great time meeting the ministries they have been building relationship with, over the last years. They have been identifying and working with good healthy local partner ministries for AR to work alongside. As most of you know, over the years we have discovered that our niche is to come alongside and provide already thriving ministries with quality people, practices and partners. See our “Mission Grid” to understand why and how we do this.
It was great to meet these amazing men and women working in sometimes very difficult urban conditions; fighting against crushing poverty, the orphan crisis, addiction, unemployment, HIV and AIDS, injustice, the ripple effects of corruption and greed etc. and ultimately against the decimating effects of sin. These ministry partners in Zambia are awesome. Please visit the updated AFRICAN PARTNERS page on the AR website to see in more detail what these, our quality partners are all about.

I’ve posted a bunch of pics from the trip in the gallery here. Tip: Hover your mouse over the top of the pic and a caption will pop up over some of them. This will give you an idea of what is going on in the pic. Enjoy.

Greig Family News

I can always write more about the ministry (I will on the AR ministry blog) but I know many of you want to know how we as a family are doing.

Judah (5.5) goes into Kindergarten in the fall. He is nervous and excited. He is such a social kid and thrives in learning environments, so he will love it. However, this morning he hurt my feelings when he didn’t want to put on his Abraham Lincoln t-shirt. I was going to give him a run down on why Lincoln is the greatest president who’s ever lived and school him on the civil war, slavery etc but they were running late for the library so I had to drop it. He’s a good kid.
Skylah (3.5) has had the hardest time with baby Micah entering the family. She seems to want 24/7 attention. She is tough but sensitive and it’s a fine line she walks each day depending on what side of the bed she woke up on. She begins pre-school this fall and has already started referring to her classmates and teachers whom she has never met. So yes, she is ready.
Micah (5 months) Is the newest member of the tribe. He is a dream. He lowers our blood pressure, slows our heart beat and so far has been the easiest baby yet. We are so grateful to the Lord for this little guy who loves to laugh, giggle and watch his siblings make faces at him all day long.
Annie and I are surviving like most parents of little ones. We embark on our first international trip with the whole family. We will be away on our break visiting my family in the UK and will be staying with my two sisters. We will be attending a big family wedding and spending time with Gran (my mum) who is flying up from South Africa. Many of my family have never met our kids, so this will be great. Unfortunately my Gran (96) passed away there recently and we were hoping this would be our last opportunity to see her. Sadly she did not make it to the summer.
Nonetheless were are looking forward to this trip as our bones are a little weary and in need of some good family time.

Prayer Requests- …or just one big one!

Our need for personal monthly supporters continues to hold us back. It seems that every time we gain a new supporter, an old one, for legitimate and unfortunate reasons has to step away. Over the next 6 months please seriously  pray with us and network with us to find individuals or churches willing to support our missions work in Africa by financially supporting our family. Here is where we currently stand; we are looking for 15 additional supporters before we are finally fully funded. We are currently 70% there. Here is what we are looking for.
5 donors at $150/month
5 donors at $100/month
5 donors at $50/month
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Again, thank you for your prayers and support. Thank you for your belief in the redemptive love of Jesus to the nations. Thank you for being a part of that in some small ways through us in Zambia.
Much love,
Allan on behalf da other Greigs.

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