Saturday, September 4, 2010


Today has been the best.

I don't have many words to say other than the Lord has been faithful to Shantel, his little girl.

He has heard her cries and lifted her out of her situation into a loving home, that of her true guardian.

Of all the reasons I am here in Zambia, she is number one.
Of all the callings God has on my life to be here for this time, she is the greatest.
Of all the aspects of ministry I carry out, she is my favorite.

Ten months of my life given to save hers, far more than worth every hardship.
I never knew the hope and the future that the Lord, her lion, had in store.
I will say that today was the pinnacle of them all, every day that I have spent in Zambia so far.
The Lion won. The victory belongs to Him.
His timing and his plan placed her once again on our doorstep at the perfect time.
And she is safe.


  1. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Praise Him all creatures here below!

    Thanks for the update! So glad to know this has finally worked out for her.

    Love ya,

  2. Dear Precious One,
    I can not tell you the joy I am feeling just to know that Shantel is now in a safe, loving home and how thankful I am that God put you and Sophie in her life at such a perfect time as to perfect His plan for her life. As always, His timing was perfect. She is such a blessing to us all and I love her so very much. I just wish I could hold her precious face in my hands and kiss her as I was able to do when I visited you there. I treasure that time that I was able to spend with her and with the two of you. Truly the joy I feel when I think of the whole experience there is just too much to even put into words. I love you--and Shantel---and Sophie so very much. God bless you in your efforts to share His love.
    Love, Mom