A Full Month
With the truck officially fixed, October was a full month of ministry. We were out in Simwatachela every chance we had and saw God move in incredible ways. Towards the beginning of the month. two of the AMT students joined our team for a week of ministry. We utilized this time together to hold a one day leaders conference in Simalundu. 40 men and women from every church in the area gathered together for a day of teaching. Bornwell, the headman and one of our local leaders, shared that this was the first time a leaders conference had been held where every church attended.
Over the course of the day we saw hunger for the Truth continue to grow. It was our prayer that by the end of the day, each church would be more open and willing to work together as the Body of Christ. Bornwell shared with us that evening that we were moving in that direction. “They came this morning not knowing what to expect, but ready to disagree with whatever we were going to share. But the Word of God reached their hearts and now I believe we will begin to see the churches to working together.” We’re very excited to see the fruit of this conference and the continued ministry here in Simalundu!
At the end of the month, I was given the opportunity to teach our Advanced Mission Training students for a week. The course was ‘Come Back Alive’ which covers survival skills and travel savviness. Over the course of a very hot week (120 deg F), we tackled subjects like teamwork, traveling and living in a foreign country, scams and pickpockets, medical evacuations. Then each group presented on different survival skills like filtering water, starting a fire, etc. The highlight of the class is the surprise overnight in the bush. While the students knew it was a part of the class, we were able to mislead them a bit in order to surprise them on Sunday. They had a short time to gather supplies, organize their teams, and head out to a location in the bush on the property. The next morning, the team arrived back a bit dirty, tired, but smiling.
While I was teaching on base that week, Abigail and Bernard joined Reuben for two Farming God’s Way trainings in Simwatachela. Both conferences had great attendance and interest in the new style of farming. Our team teaches God’s provision in the land and His love in every part of our lives. Abigail also shared with me that during the conferences, 9 people were healed! This isn’t just about farming but a great tool to use to share the Gospel!
The training came at the perfect time because rainy season has started! Rains are beginning to come more often and we are standing in complete faith that the harvest this year will be bountiful! Please stand with us and continue to declare God’s provision over Zambia!
A Look Ahead
The next few weeks will be busy wrapping up life here in Zambia for the time being. Bernard and Abigail will be able to continue ministry in Simwatachela while I’m in the States. I’ll be flying out of Zambia on November 23rd. One of the reasons while I’ll be home is to fundraise for the next season of ministry. As of right now, I have $380 in monthly support needed to be considered fully funded. Please prayerfully consider partnering with the ministry we’re doing in Simwatachela!
Also, if you have your church, small group, or even a friend who might be interested in learning more about the ministry here in Zambia, please let me know. We can even arrange a Zoom chat or FaceTime while I’m in the States! I greatly appreciate it!
I’m looking forward to seeing you all and sharing about everything God is doing here in Zambia!
Thank you for your continued prayers and support. It means a lot to me and is making a difference in the lives of the people we are reaching in Zambia!