January-February 2012

Alex is chomping at the bit!
     The first time we saw Alex Masanta he was wearing dreadlocks. After a few times of attending church he received Christ and one of the first things he did was to change his hair style. The next transformation took place at youth camp when he surrendered his life to be used of God. He then enrolled in Bible College and after four years graduated in September of 2012. After teaching in Sunday School for some time during his college years, Alex was chomping at the bit to start preaching.
       A short term missionary who has been working with us needed some help in starting a new work, so Alex has his opportunity to interpret and to preach and teach. One of the exciting things about this new work at Machiya is that Alex had lived there sometime back and speaks Lamba, as they do in that area. Pray for this new work and Alex and Wade.

No leaks!
After requesting prayer for repairs on Pastor George’s church roof, a church responded to the need and the people at Grace Baptist are now happy that their leaks are fixed. How wonderful when God’s people respond so readily to the needs of others. Thank you for your earnest prayers.

Health needs
On January 18 Don underwent a catharitization, angioplasty, and the implanting of a stent on his heart. As a result, he needs to be on a blood thinner for six months and therefore cannot have knee surgery, which he had planned to do. So… Mona is seeing a surgeon this week about replacing her other knee. We do count on and earnestly covet your prayers.

The reason for praise
YOU are the reason for our praise! Every time we receive our financial reports and see your faithfulness in supporting us and our works (four churches and B.B.C.Z.) in Zambia, we are filled with praise. We are thankful for hearts that can be touched with our needs and desires to further the work God has called us to do. Without your partnership in this work we would be unable to continue. May God richly bless you for your giving and your prayers for us.

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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