January 2011

Sharing the Lord
On the way home from our medical furlough we stopped in London to change planes. We went to the snack area to get a bite to eat and noticed all the tables were full. We finally found a couple of empty seats and asked a young man sitting across from them if they were taken. He said, “No, go ahead and sit down.” His name was Bill, and he had been raised in the Catholic Church. We went from talking about churches to telling him about the sacrifice Christ made for him. He was very interested, but had to leave before he could call on the Lord. I guess that was an opportunity to ‘plant’. Hopefully, someone else will water and he will become a child of God. We are just thankful for a chance to share the Lord with him.
Area fellowship
Two days after our return to Zambia we hosted an area Fellowship meeting. There were about 55 pastors, workers, plus missionaries present. We enjoyed the fellowship, and it was good to once again have an opportunity to preach to God’s faithful workers in Zambia. May we strive even harder to train and prepare more workers for the gospel ministry of Christ.
Bible College opening
The Baptist Bible College of Zambia opened in January for a new school year. Our son, Daniel, and his wife, Meshelle, along with TEAM Missionaries Wade and Donna Rasmussen have restructured the school during the time we were away. This new approach seems to be a part of the answer we’ve been looking for as an upgrade to our program. We still have more plans to implement in this endeavor, and we’re happy with the improved atmosphere and prospects for the future. Our belief is still that the best way for us to reach more of Zambia is to TRAIN TRAINERS!

Church report
You will be happy to hear that the churches we are responsible for report a total of 70 people called on the Lord for salvation in 2010. Our pastors work hard and most of them have to supplement their income. Yet, they don’t complain and continue to be faithful to the One who has called them. We’re hoping that the future will hold even more progress in the individual ministries of these men.

Your faithfulness
We thank God for you all and your faithful maintenance of our work in Zambia. Many of you are struggling, but you continue to sacrificially support us and this work. We think Luke 6:38 describes your giving: “Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over shall men give into your bosom.”  God will certainly take note of and bless you in your giving.

Thank you for helping us continue the work in Zambia,
Don & Mona Bowles

P.O. Box 90920
Luanshya, Zambia

Thanks for lavishing the love of God on us and our Zambian friends!

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