About seven weeks ago Gertjan vanStam’s father came from Holland to visit Macha. While here he decided to purchase a used prefab wooden house and ship it in cargo containers “For Such A Time As This” because there is such a shortage of housing in Macha and we had to send the head teacher for MICS on an early paid maternity leave because the hospital needed the house the Sakalas were staying in. He returned home with this mission. He purchased the house but first it had to be taken apart. As they took the house apart they found that they had to ship the house in three containers…not one or even two…. Well, the men here began to prepare the foundation and poured the slab in preparation. As things were formulating, two of the men that were taking the house apart in Holland, found out where the house was going and volunteered to come at their own expense “For Such A Time As This” to Macha to help put it together…… They looked at the calendar and the only time they could come was the week of August 5th. Only FIVE weeks from the date of shipping three containers. In all honesty no one thought the containers could or would make it in that short five weeks….at least from the human perspective….but when God is involved in ” For Such A Time As This” nothing is impossible. If you remember the container that was shipped from the US in January just arrived last week….. over seven months later plus all the hassles of it being shipped to the wrong port. …. and that was only one container we were needing all THREE containers to arrive in FIVE weeks.
The house is most definitely here ” For Such A Time As This” as we must move out of our current house before we return home to the US in November and we need the Sakala family back in Macha with us at MICS. A wooden house in Zambia is unheard of and everyone is watching to see what it will look like. God truly provided it “For Such A Time As This” and it will fill our needs for housing.