We never know do we?
We were shocked recently when a friend
of ours went to the hospital for chest pains and died within a
few hours. He had been ill for a week, but since he was a young
man, we didn’t expect such a serious outcome. His wife died a
few years ago and left him with two children to care for. The
grandmother took one and he took the other. During the funeral
it made people stop and think of the uncertainty of life. We
never know, do we? We are thankful that this young man had made
a profession of faith in Christ and was baptized.
No one works any harder than
Pastor Jonathan. However, in the last few months he has
experienced some setbacks. Several families have left for
greener pastures because of the economic poverty in that area.
Also, some of the young men who can get jobs cutting weeds for
Zesco (the electricity company) have to move from place to place
to find that type of work. Pray that he will not grow weary in
Sewing the Seed
Last week one of our pastors was
walking back from town when he met a young man by the name of
Evans. As they became acquainted, the pastor began to share the
gospel story with him. The pastor explained that our church was
different in that he could find the answers to life’s hard
questions there. Many people attend
church here in Zambia, but only a small percent understand and
experience the new birth. Pray that the Word of God fell on
fertile ground and that it will be watered and harvested for
God. The pastor was reminded that no matter what we are doing
there are people that need to hear that God loves them and gave
himself for them.
Pray for an upcoming meeting at the
campus where undergrads can come and experience life at the
college. These are high school students that receive pressure
from their parents to attend a school that will enable them to
bring lots of money into the household. Everyone here knows that
won’t happen in the ministry, yet these young people are looking
for the will of God in their lives.
We couldn’t be here without YOU
We are thankful that God called, sent,
and has sustained us to spread the gospel in Zambia. We couldn’t
be here without your support to help maintain our ministry.
Every victory that we experience you have a part in it. We
especially appreciate your prayers and ask that you continue to
do so as far as our strength is concerned.
Thank you for helping us continue the work
Don & Mona Bowles
P.O. Box 90920
Thanks for lavishing the love of God on us and our Zambian
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- Don Tarvin
Updated 05 Jun 2011