The Zambia trip challenged me to think in completely new ways toward poverty and social justice. It taught me that I cannot single-handedly "fix" all of the problems in the world; only Christ has complete redeeming power. The Bible states over and over that my role is to spread God's kingdom on earth by helping to meet as many needs as I can.
"[Jesus] sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal." - Luke 9:2
This idea was made abundantly clear in one of my favorite conversations I had with some Zambian women. During our time together they shared that they already have a Savior who provides for all of their needs, but they are overjoyed to also live in partnership with us -- the tools that God uses to give those provisions.