Bridge built in Zambia

Victoria Falls Bridge

preached in Siansowa Village, Zambia

“We are blessed to be here with our brothers and sisters in Christ. The Lord loves each and every one of us.

Jesus is a bridge.

A bridge connects two sides and allows passage over any obstacle. Jesus is the great ‘I am’, the great connector, lover of all, and Jesus is our bridge to salvation and everlasting life with him in heaven.

Jesus is the beginning and the end. He created us. He loves us. He died and shed his blood for us.

Jesus is a bridge.

In Matthew 22:37–40 Jesus says, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion, prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.’

These two verses are the pillars of the bridge that Jesus built for us. They hold us up strong, guide us, and allow us to connect with Jesus forever if we choose to cross the bridge that he has built for each and every one of us.

Jesus is a bridge.

In John 14:6–7 Jesus says, ‘I am the road, also the truth, also the life. No one gets to the Father apart from me.’

Jesus is a bridge.

Jesus loves us. He designed us. He knows us. He is in the wind, water, rock, and sand. He is the everlasting.

Jesus is a bridge.

WE are the body of Christ! WE are the rocks, the sand, the concrete and mortar that make a bridge strong. LOVE is what connects us all — it binds us to others and with others so that we can get to the other side. To Jesus.

Jesus will always be a bridge that loves and connects us all — forever.”

The bridge pictured above is the Victoria Falls bridge. It is a railway bridge that connects Zimbabwe and Zambia and is built over the Zambezi River. It’s 650 feet long and was completed in 1905. It was the last thing that we saw before we left Zambia to come back home.

There were seven of us that traveled to Zambia. We met with local leaders, schools, clinics, but most importantly we loved on the Siansowa village. They loved us more. Jesus was with us helping build a bridge between our church and their village. We had revivals at church and had vacation Bible school for the kids. We even helped construct a church. We hosted sanitation training and took part in a village baptism in hippo and crocodile infested waters.

We prayed for rain because they were suffering from a major drought. God provided us with rain one night and during that rain our team of seven bonded. We built a bridge for all of us to use and we will always be thankful to God for allowing us to see him that night.