We’re the Emert Family: Jeremy, Courtney, Olivia, Jude, and Lincoln. Though Choma, Zambia is our home here in Africa, we call Florence, SC our stateside home. Before our move in January of 2014, Jeremy was an insurance adjuster and Courtney a stay-at-home mom and home-school teacher to the three kiddos.
How We Ended Up In Zambia

Though we’ve supported and prayed for Poetice since its earliest beginnings, never did we dream that we would get to be quite so involved in the work they are doing in Southern Africa. About eight years ago, the Lord began calling us out of those things that were safe and comfortable for us. Though Courtney had sensed God’s calling to missions many years before, God waited to confirm this to Jeremy later through various means including short-term missions trips. After several years of praying and seeking the Lord for more specifics, He opened wide this door for our family to serve with Poetice as in-country staff. We prayed, prepped and packed most of 2013, and arrived in Choma, Zambia in January of 2014. We have since lived in Choma and Livingstone as we serve with the ministry.

What We’re Doing Now That We’re Here

Here in Choma, we are serving with Poetice Zambia. Jeremy is currently serving as the Spiritual Care Pastor and co-leading the adult ministry team. He is involved in discipleship, evangelism, counseling, and ministering to the local church here in Choma, as well as preaching and teaching. Courtney is serving as the Worship Pastor. She oversees all of the worship for the local church as well as teams when they come to serve with Poetice. In addition, we counsel couples who are preparing for marriage, and support and encourage short-term US teams, walking alongside team leaders and members throughout their time in Southern Africa.

Though the adjustment for our family has had its challenges – new language, new culture, new pace of life – we are making our home and settling our hearts here in Zambia. The Lord is working mightily here and we are thankful to see and to share how He’s changing lives, including our own!

WILL YOU FIGHT WITH US?

We’re the Emert Family: Jeremy, Courtney, Olivia, Jude, and Lincoln. Though Choma, Zambia is our home here in Africa, we call Florence, SC our stateside home. Before our move in January of 2014, Jeremy was an insurance adjuster and Courtney a stay-at-home mom and home-school teacher to the three kiddos.
How We Ended Up In Zambia

Though we’ve supported and prayed for Poetice International since its earliest beginnings, never did we dream that we would get to be quite so involved in the work they are doing in Southern Africa. About eight years ago, the Lord began calling us out of those things that were safe and comfortable for us. Though Courtney had sensed God’s calling to missions many years before, God waited to confirm this to Jeremy later through various means including short-term missions trips. After several years of praying and seeking the Lord for more specifics, He opened wide this door for our family to serve with Poetice as in-country staff. We prayed, prepped and packed most of 2013, and arrived in Choma, Zambia in January of 2014. We have since lived in Choma and Livingstone as we serve with the ministry.

What We’re Doing Now That We’re Here

Here in Choma, we are serving with Poetice Zambia. Jeremy is currently serving as the Spiritual Care Pastor and co-leading the adult ministry team. He is involved in discipleship, evangelism, counseling, and ministering to the local church here in Choma, as well as preaching and teaching. Courtney is serving as the Worship Pastor. She oversees all of the worship for the local church as well as teams when they come to serve with Poetice. In addition, we counsel couples who are preparing for marriage, and support and encourage short-term US teams, walking alongside team leaders and members throughout their time in Southern Africa.

Though the adjustment for our family has had its challenges – new language, new culture, new pace of life – we are making our home and settling our hearts here in Zambia. The Lord is working mightily here and we are thankful to see and to share how He’s changing lives, including our own!

WILL YOU
FIGHT WITH US?

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