"For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."
- Matthew 18:20

A Day in the Life of David & Mary Chapman

2016 Zambia Botswana Africa SS Hero 1024x460The alarm breaks the silence at 4:45 am. Mary rolls over and pulls up the sheet as she has been up till 10:30 – 11 pm the night before preparing the lessons for the next day. I bound out of bed, wash my face, thank the Lord for another new day and praise him for His protection in the night hours. When I talk about such blessings they are genuine. Our two dogs hold back the thieves at our house in Katutwa St — but at Mkushi Rd house there are no dogs, and just last week we lost a bike, a roll of black plastic, and some work suits from the clothesline. We have electric fencing around the block wallfence and I just installed two motion sensor lights to deter the thieves. Dogs work the best, but there are too many little children at Mkushi to have dogs.

It’s 5:15 am and I am off to the Konkola Mine gym with my friend and mechanic Mac, to keep this physical body that God has given me in good shape and hold back the crippling aches and pains that want to creep into the joints. For one hour we push our bodies to the max while uttering the words “No Pain, No Gain”. Mac is a very generous Christian guy who offers his services to many missionaries across Zambia.

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