November-December 2011

Pastor George shares blessing
George is the pastor of Central Baptist Church of Chingola, Zambia and his wife, Tendai, helps with their pre-school. He writes, “We just finished a one week evangelistic meeting. It was so blessed of God even though we had to move from one side of the building to the other to avoid the leaks in the roof.” (George tells me that a man has offered to repair the roof for $700.) “Many people gave their lives to the Lord, and one lady that was saved said that God had impressed her that she needed to buy shoes for me and my wife. She bought me two pairs, two jackets and one shirt and for my wife one pair of shoes.” It makes us happy and thankful that this couple is walking by faith. (Please pray about that roof.)

Under deep conviction
Last Sunday I visited and preached in Central Baptist Church in Anthony, Kansas, which was my first pastorate. I enjoyed preaching in their new building. At the beginning of the service I noticed a man who seemed hardened. During the invitation he began to weep and seemed to be under deep conviction. His wife urged him to come forward, which he did. When I asked him what his need was he said, “I want to get my life right with God.” I knelt and prayed for him, then asked him to pray. As I coached him in a prayer of repentance, he responded and he found peace with God. After the service several people took the opportunity to encourage and welcomed him. The whole experience lifted my spirits.

Family blessing
For the first time in several years we were able to spend time and part of the holidays with most of our children. Twenty-one members of our immediate family were able to gather in Houston, TX two days after Thanksgiving. We met at a Korean restaurant and had a very unconventional post-Thanksgiving dinner. Everybody loves Korean food, and we noticed that even one of the great-grandchildren was trying some.

The season of giving
“We love Him because He first loved us.” That thought really grabs our hearts as we think about God becoming a man and giving Himself so that we might have everlasting life. A sacrifice had to be offered and because of His great love, He offered Himself. We’re thankful that we’ve been able to serve Him together with you and we’re thankful that you have given us the opportunity to do that in Zambia. Your gifts are our supply and your generosity is their supply.

Don & Mona Bowles

P.O. Box 90920
Luanshya, Zambia
donbosr@yahoo.com 


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

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