August & September Newsletter

First newsletter from America this year! I think this deserves a celebratory gif because it means I get to see most of you!

Reflecting on all that God has done this past year has been so awesome. See more details and stories in my 1 Year Anniversary in Zambia newsletter coming to you by snail mail. I am just so thankful for you guys and all of the piles of prayer you have sent my way! 

PRAY FOR FUNDING! Currently fundraising has gone very slowly and I might not be able to return as planned. Pray for connections and provision. I am talking to a few churches and individuals this week. If you have not given yet, take a look at the super easy challenge below!

Basically I love you and am so happy to be building the Kingdom with you!

Much love, 
April

Ps. Yes, the title is my Sbux order. And yes, it was the first thing I got when I got off the plane. 

June & July Newsletter

That’s right! This girl is headed your way! 
Lots of big things have happened in these last two months. Like field trips, gap year graduation, and wrapping up my first year here in Zambia. Take a look at the updates below to see whats going on. 
I arrive back in the States Wednesday August 9th, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for when I will be around your area cuz I’ll be making the rounds!
I can’t wait to see you and hug you and swap stories with you!
Much love, 
April

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Building Students by Building Couches

Building Students by Building Couches

“You have taught us a lot, you know,” one of my students told me while I made both of us tea.

“Oh really?” I responded.

“Yeah. Like you built your own couch!”

It was true. When I moved in, the couches were old and was convinced a U couch would be perfect, so I asked around and finagled a way to get free wooden pallets. I bought a bucket of varnish, mattresses, and material for cushions and sanded away for months until I had a couch that perfectly fit my living room. “We were all watching you every day sitting on your porch sanding and measuring,” he continued. As I remembered the students popping their heads out of the dining hall to watch me like l was insane.

“We kind of thought you were crazy.” I laughed and nodded. “But then we realized that if you want something to get done, you find a way. That taught us about facing challenges in life.”

Flattered and a little shocked, I reflected that my job is so unique because I’m never “off.” Even the little things I do affect my students and can teach them something. Even something as mundane as building a couch.

It is your support that allows me to encourage and mentor students like these. Would you prayerfully consider supporting my mission work in Zambia?