October Update

“In the moments of challenge I started to lose sight of God.  He was carrying me, but I couldn’t see it.  These are the times when I am most thankful for everyone who is holding me up through prayer…because now looking back on those days I can see so clearly how God was carrying me through, shaping my character and building my faith…”

Continue reading more of my recent experiences in Malawi, Ghana & West Africa here in my October Newsletter


Video Update: A glimpse into my life

Hey friends!

It’s now been about 6 years since I first came to Zambia/Africa.  So much has happened over the years both in my life and through the ministries that I have been involved with.

Sometimes living life as a missionary in a foreign country can be viewed as something ‘out of the ordinary’, or ‘some special calling’….but in reality it’s actually not like that.  We are all called by God to know Him and make Him known, no matter if that is in our home country or somewhere on another continent.

My passion is to empower vulnerable and oppressed women around Africa, so that is what I have committed myself to do.
Even though there are many challenges along the way, I have learnt to love accepting God’s invitation to serve and lead here where He has placed me in Africa.

Now…thanks to the help of a friend, I would love to share this video with you, giving a quick glimpse into what my life is like here in Zambia.

Enjoy —

A day in the life of Larissa


May News

God has given each of us one life here on earth to live and to make Him known.  Nearly every day I find myself asking the questions, “Am I doing all that God is asking me to do?  And am I loving Him with my whole being, or just limiting Him to work through certain areas of my life?”  My desire is to give my best for Him, and I trust you also desire the same.

God is on the move and I love that even when we keep trying to tell Him we aren’t good enough, He still chooses to use us in amazing ways.
I have found myself still wrestling with the fact that 4 years ago my life began to change in major ways.  My body is always in pain, it is usually quite weak, and I feel like I’m in a constant mental & emotional battle.  It can actually be so exhausting.

However, the amazing thing is that even though I sometimes feel like I’ve lost so much, God still wants to use me to empower others!  Over these past 2 months I’ve experienced God at work through Tabitha in Zambia & around Africa…in the lives of Ester & Imeldah…& in the community of 4Miles.

Read more here in my May newsletter – May 2019


Leaders from Mozambique & Zambia helping one another during the Skills Trainer course