May 2011

What the climate is like
You might be interested to know what the weather is like here now on the other side of the equator. The cold season is just beginning with early morning temperatures in the low 50’s. You might be thinking, “That’s not so cold,” but when you consider the houses are not heated making the temperature the same inside and out, it seems cold to us. However, on the good side by 10:00 a.m. the sun is shining brightly and we can shed the sweaters.

”Daddy, why don’t we have cartoons?”
Recently Pastor George’s son, Destiny, asked his dad, “Daddy, why don’t we have cartoons?” George didn’t know how to answer him. He had just moved his family to a cheaper part of town where there was no electricity and no water in order to save money to build a house for them just behind the church. Again, on another day his son asked, “Daddy, why don’t we have cartoons?” Try explaining that situation to a four year-old! But the next day Destiny informed his Dad, “I know the answer, Dad, when we have enough money we’ll have cartoons.” He was satisfied with that. Even a small child understands sacrifice.

College Days
College Days was a big hit for the 11th and 12th graders. They were able to visit the Campus, attend classes and hear testimonies from the teachers. They also played volleyball and consumed quite a few hot dogs! Several were interested in attending and took applications. It’s exciting to see these teenagers yielding their lives to the Lord and preparing to serve Him

Pauline had been attending services for some time. In Zambian society attending a church is just the same as becoming a member, so Pauline thought she was a member because she was attending regularly. However, Pastor Ken became concerned about her and talked to her about membership. She said she wanted to think about it, so he let her. Commitment is a difficult concept for most Zambians. Ken had told the people that he came early to church and if anyone wanted to talk to him at that time they could. So last Sunday morning Pauline arrived early and told the pastor she was ready to make a commitment to Bethel Baptist Church. At the close of the services she came and presented herself for membership. Pauline was finally ready to commit.

“…For the gift bestowed upon us…”
We understood how Paul appreciated the prayers and gift that was given for his ministry by the Corinthians (1 Cor. 1:11). Certainly you folks fall into that same category by helping our ministry here in Zambia with your intercessions and support. We’re looking forward to that day when God will reveal to you all that you have done. However, for the present we pray that God will bless you as you give to His work.

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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