Humans of Arise

The first thing that comes to mind when I think about Arise Africa is the word family. Everyone involved in Arise Africa has a special place. No matter where I am, the United States or Zambia, I can say with full truth “I feel home sick!” On each side of the globe, there are specific humans that God has strategically given a responsibility to. This responsibility comes with a job title and an Arise Africa T-shirt. No matter the job title, the goal is to demonstrate and teach the children of Zambia about the love of Jesus Christ. To provide opportunities for them to grow into responsible citizens in their own country who live out the life that God desires for all mankind. To follow Him and honor Him in their future careers, in discipling their future children, in loving their future spouses, in sharing the Gospel with their communities. This is a big responsibility… God, where do we even start? How do we do this? How can this work? He gives us the answer in 1 Corinthians: “For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,’ that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, ‘Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,’ that would not make it any less a part of the body… But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be as it is, there are many parts, yet one body.” And in Ephesians: “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, in Christ, from whom the whole body, joined together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” Through God’s grace, He has equipped each member of the Arise family with gifts and abilities to fulfill His will in these children’s lives. We can’t do it. But teaming up together as His body, as He moves us, as He works for His good pleasure, we can! We need each other. We use each other’s gifts. We love each other, and we love this mission. Check out how God has created, equipped, and used each member of His body through the Humans of Arise campaign!

-Faith Gregg