March 2011

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.

Fisenge Church
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 well doing.

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.

College Days
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 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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