God is working in lives and I want to share with you about two young men, Moses and Misheck. They come from a family of nine. Their Father is an alcoholic, and often times he abuses them physically and verbally. If you would go to their home, you would find all nine family members living in two small rooms. Moses was the first in the Siakula family to come to Christ. As he grew in the Lord, he began to witness to his family. Missionaries continued to reach out to this family and we have seen Misheck, Nchimunya, and their mother, Janet come to Christ. Moses is now teaching the teens and Misheck is teaching in the children’s ministry. Every Sunday, Wednesday, and weekly Bible studies you will find these dear believers at church taking in the Word of God. These two men were able to secure another place to live with help from the Barkers. Gifts from the Barkers, a Ladies Sunday school class from my home church, and me have helped them secure the needed things to start up a one-room home. Please pray with us that Mr. Siakula would come to Christ.
September 20th is Zambia’s Presidential election. There has already been fighting taking place between political parties in some of the larger Zambian cities. Please pray for a peaceful election, and pray that the one elected would choose to serve the country of Zambia well.
Our Building project continues. We are still asking God to allow us to be in the new church building by December. We have been unable to work on the building the last three weeks due to lack of funds. However, we are rejoicing that the concrete walls are half way up. Please pray with us that God will provide the funds needed to finish the church building.
One of the hardest things about being a missionary is being away from family and friends. I am so thankful for the privilege I have of serving here in Zambia. However, would you please pray for my parents? This year they both celebrate their 84th Birthday. My Mom has been facing some health needs and we are trusting God to care for those needs.
It is always hard to close my letters because I cannot express my thanks enough for your faithfulness to the ministry in Zambia. My life overflows with Joy and Thanksgiving for each one of you. Thank you for your faithful financial and prayer support.
Love in Christ,