March-April 2009

Preaching at Temple Baptist Mission
          Pastor Samuel asked me to preach at Temple Baptist Mission a couple of weeks ago. It was a very high spirited service, and the people loved singing. They are very excited about who they are. We gave the invitation and about twenty responded to a call for commitment. Our son, Daniel, started this church. They operate a pre-school and a feeding center. The children receive breakfast and lunch. It's a great opportunity to minister to the people there in Section D.

"...has become my compass"
          Recently, we were talking to one of the Bible College students, asking him how his second year is going. He said last year was hard, adjusting to a new way of learning, which is what our school represents to them. "But," he said, "this year is much better. The college seems like a compass to me. I feel like I'm receiving good guidance for my life." This helps to verify what we believe the purpose of the Baptist Bible College of Zambia really serves. Our goal in establishing and operating the school has always been to train and prepare workers for the ministry. A part of that must include giving them the needed guidance for their lives. If we are accomplishing that purpose, then it is worth the effort that it costs.

Pray for Zambia
The political climate in Zambia has definitely degenerated along with the increasing financial crisis. Being in a country where the average people have almost nothing and are not really considered by those who are controlling them is very difficult. F or instance, the copper mines have been the main source of employment in this area, but the management of the mines has been terribly

mishandled. The other businesses in the country depend on the mines, and because they're not producing everyone suffers. The mines were closed for a short time and then began to reopen, but closed again after only ten months. In spite of their great patience people have lost hope and are very discouraged.
          Not only do we see the terrible results in their situation, but we also pay a price in our normal living circumstances. For example, our food and fuel costs have spiraled upward unbelievably over the past two years. One reason, of course, is that so much of these things has to be imported. Thus, the prices become unreasonable. So, please pray for the Zambians and for us.

Faithful Stewards like you
          In spite of the difficulties, we still recognize that our support and help remains stable because of faithful stewards like you. We realize that there are difficulties on both sides of the ocean, but we know that " ... God will supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Therefore, we send you our grateful thanks for what it costs you to see that we can remain where God has called us to serve Him. Please know that we appreciate you very much. May you experience the promise of Luke 6:38, " ... For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again."

Don & Mona
P.O. Box 90920
Luanshya, Zambia

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