Every year, Grace Ministries International leads a team of students on a cross-cultural missions outreach trip called EXITE. This year the team traveled to Zambia where they were involved in various work projects and were able to repeatedly share the gospel in different settings. One of the highlights of their trip was visiting and sharing the gospel at a group home for deaf and vulnerable children named Safe Haven. Safe Haven is a GMI affiliated ministry run by Roy and Sarah Mwanza in the city of Kabwe which strives to care for and protect vulnerable children and teach them the skills needed to provide for themselves in the future. While there the team was able to tour the facilities, play soccer and other games with the 45-50 children present and put on a program for the kids. The team presented the Gospel through songs, testimonies, drama and the Evangecube.
The team leader, Don Ten Hoeve, shares:
“What a blessing to see our high school students sitting on the floor, confidently sharing the Gospel with a large group of Zambian kids who were very interested! We all left Safe Haven with admiration for Roy, Sarah and their volunteers for their commitment to protect, serve and equip these vulnerable youth. We left there feeling blessed to be able to interact with the kids and share the Gospel though not knowing if our visit made a difference in their lives. After we left, Roy followed up with the Safe Haven kids and later told us that 22 of them came to faith in Christ that afternoon. Praise the Lord! I’m thankful for this team of high school and college students who were willing to sacrifice and step out of their comfort zone to serve Christ in Zambia. As I watched how God used our team, these word from the Apostle Paul to Timothy kept running through my mind, ‘Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.’” I Tim 4:12