A first for BBCZ!
Baptist Bible College of Zambia Graduation Fellowship is
always a high spot in the year for us. Don was able to
attend the whole meeting and he reported a good time of
fellowship in conjunction with the graduation. There were 4
four-year graduates and 2 three-year graduates. Needless to
say, they were all very excited about their achievements, as
were their families and friends. For us, a big highlight was
the fact that for the very first time the school was able to
fund the expenses for the meeting. All four of our churches
are becoming more self sustaining all the time.
in the life of a church we face difficult situations such as
the following event. In one such case Elizabeth Mubanga had
been a church member for several years. Her work situation
improved when she got a good job, plus living quarters which
were fixed up especially with her in mind. She lied to the
owners about moving into the small house alone. Instead,
she brought a man who was a drinker. Upon questioning she
disclosed that she had been living with him for seven
years. She refused to repent of her actions and so the
church had no choice but to vote to remove her from the
membership. Those of us who knew Elizabeth felt
“heartbroken” over the outcome, but the church was confident
they had treated her in a Biblical way.
Don has been
having some stomach problems, but thankfully tests
showed that it was
The cause seemed to be his trip to Zambia and the extremely
dry weather which they are experiencing now. Please keep him
in prayer concerning his health needs.
After physical therapy for her back, Mona is feeling
much better. The
doctor thought her back muscles had become weak and she
them stronger. She is
also working on following up on exercises at home now.
we think of each of you that help to support us financially
and prayerfully, we are grateful for the fact that God has
led you to do so. All it would take is one visit to Zambia
for you to see what God has done in our ministry here. May
God richly bless you as you contribute what God has laid on
your hearts to give and to do for us. Our hearts are truly
thankful for each of you!
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 18 Dec 2011