Friday, June 11, 2021


Why is LIVING WELL involved with supporting a school in a slum?

When you hear the word “missionary,” what do you think?
  • A missionary lives in a foreign country.
  • Something that was done in the past but doesn’t relate to me now.
  • Missionaries are super spiritual Christians. Or ......
When you hear about people going on a short-term mission trip, what do you think?
  • It’s a way to go on a vacation.
  • There is plenty to do here at home; they don’t need to go to abroad.
  • They should be having large events to share the gospel. 
  • Bible teaching is the most important thing to do.
We have had heard all of those thoughts and we have had some of them. But we have changed a lot in our thinking over the last 30 years. What we have learned is:
  • We are all on mission – hence, we are all missionaries. We are not super spiritual.
  • Being a missionary in our home location is important. But if we are only missionaries at home, how do some populations learn about Jesus?
  • Missions are important as long as we live in this world. The method of the mission may change, but the message does not – there are many ways to share the gospel, including schools, businesses, clinics, and more.
At home, we consider ourselves marriage missionaries. We share our faith through helping people overcome a marital crisis or by strengthening their marriage. 

In Zambia, we are both short-term, in-person missionaries and long-term support missionaries. 

While teaching the Bible to pastors in East Africa, we encountered Christians in a variety of ways – they may be a waiter or other service provider. When we asked them how they came to Christ, many shared that they became Christians through a Christian school or clinic supported by Christians from the U.S. or Europe.

We have also found out (through the research of others and our own personal experience) that many Christians today are very interested in missions IF they think they can make a difference. God presented us with an opportunity to make a difference through a school in a slum in Africa.

The mission at WISDOM Christian School absolutely makes a difference in the lives of hundreds of children. 

  • Every child gets an education
  • Every child learns about God and hears the good news about Jesus Christ. 
  • Every child receives grace and love from the staff and the mission teams. 
  • Every dollar makes a difference in the life of a child. 
  • Every member of every mission trip to WISDOM can influence a child in this slum.

And, as every past team member will tell you, it is not a vacation! But it is refreshing to our soul and spirit.

Please let us know how you are doing. Our office is only open by appointment but you can email us at

THANK YOU again for your continued prayers, support, and encouragement. We could not do what we do without YOU!

Our love in Christ,
Donna and Ed Edwards

P.S. Please pray for the health and support for the students and staff at WCS. Zambia is experiencing their “third wave” with COVIC-19; vaccinations are negligible.

The water that I will give him will
become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life. 
John 4:14b 
LIVING WELL is a life source, not a life style.