We’d like to bring you up to date concerning our most
recent schedule. I hadn’t planned to return to the States so
early, but I was advised by a doctor to have corrective surgery
in order to remove scar tissue from a previous operation when
the same symptoms began to recur. I’m still having some
problems, but the surgeon has advised me to be patient and
thinks I will be able to return to Zambia by November. So, I
would appreciate your prayers.
My son, Daniel, who is also a missionary to Zambia, and
I have our own ministries, but we co-operate in the operation of
the Bible College in Luanshya. For some time we have been
concerned about it becoming a self-sustaining work. We believe
we have found a possible answer. A company in South Africa is
manufacturing a machine which makes interlocking blocks from
soil and cement. The great part is that once a foundation is
laid, no more mortar is needed with these blocks.
Sometime back Daniel put up the steel frame and roof
for his main church building. The building is over 11,000 square
feet and will house an auditorium, which will seat 500 plus
adequate Sunday School classrooms. The location is excellent for
the city of Luanshya, and we believe it will easily be filled
once it is finished. I’ve calculated that it will require over
23,000 blocks to do the walls of this building. Therefore, the
machine we’re considering will cut the expenses considerably.
We think that once our men are familiar with the
machine and are able to produce blocks with it we can set up a
program to operate it on school property. The funds from the
sale of the blocks will go directly into the Bible
College ministry. This will enable us to give the teachers a
more adequate salary, plus providing jobs for the students who
are willing and able to work.
As you can imagine, we are quite excited about this
possibility. Daniel and I are each working to raise funds for
this project. Please pray with us about it.
Productive Youth Camp
In the meantime, we have received a report from Dan
that he and his wife and the teachers and students at BBCZ
planned and executed a Youth Camp on the school property. One
hundred twenty-three (123) met and enjoyed a productive and
fun-filled week. One of our missionaries from Lusaka did the
preaching and 15 people were saved along with other decisions.
We are rejoicing with them over their success.
“Now he that ministereth seed to
the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your
seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness; being
enriched in everything to all bountifulness, which causeth
through us thanksgiving to God.”
2 Cor. 9:10
Together In Christ,
Don and Mona
P.O. Box 90920