Author: Lisa Black

BlackTribe Update, July, 2009

We have been back from Swaziland just over a year now… what a year it has been! For our blended family of 10 years, it has been in our  two most challenging years. Because we travel internationally as much as we do and work with the poor, orphans and an emerging generation, I thought we would adjust back to American life with a breeze. I was wrong. Let me say, if you are living over seas as a family, or thinking of it; please make sure you sit with people that have done it on both sides and get...

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KEZA

  Two of my favorite spiritual son’s are serving the women of Africa – I am so proud of both of you! Thank you, momma

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No longer afraid

 I heard a quote today that hit me hard! “the definition of oppression is when something, or someone controls your life or your destiny“. I started thinking of the days and weeks I have lost in my life because I let something, besides God, besides the Truth, control my life. I have lost sleep over what people did say, or might say, or did do, or might do…and this gave them control, this made them my god…. Oh, how I wish I could get those hours back. Most of the things that I have worried might happen, never did, but the time...

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I am almost DEAD!

I have thought recently that Satan was trying to kill me….I have been in the emergency room a few times, and the doctors office more than I would like. I have shook with uncontrollable chills and fever in the heat of Africa this past month….I have wept in my husbands’ arms because I was in so much pain….I have avoided the phone calls from my mother and my best friends’. I knew I could not hide the truth from them, and if they heard my voice they would worry. I did not want anyone to know my dirty little...

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My “different” Tribe

Very soon, Gary and I will travel to Kenya to debrief our large and fabulous Squad of World Racers. We will then fly down to Swaziland to join Seth and Karen Barnes for a vision trip…I am counting the days until we can love-on our team, teach them, encourage them and breathe life into their weary souls. I can’t wait to see Pastor Gift and his family in Nsoko, or see my little sister Kriek Gerber and giggle with her, like only sisters can. I am craving a huge bear hug from my brother and hero, Jumbo Gerber. I...

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