Nyoni, Nkosilathi and Takemore (Spring, 2010)

Dear Friends,

The house the Nyoni family lives in

Each day dawns with fresh mercy that the Lord has for us. And this provokes us to live for Him more and more. As 1 Corinthians 16:9 says, “For a great and effective door has opened to me and there are so many adversaries.” However, the success of what we do heavily depends on our total obedience to God and being sensitive to His leading. We have learned that there is nothing more exciting than to see the Lord touching and shaping our lives.

We have seen the Lord face-to-face as we experienced Him during our trying times. I remember one day that my son’s shoe blew a sole and he had to walk in his stockings from school. We struggled to make ends meet since what we prioritized at that point was to see some food on the table.

At a school near the Zimbabwe base.

We lived on 100% faith since each time, we did not know how and where our next meal would come from. Then the faithful Lord would provide and Jehovah Jireh becomes real.

When we experience Him, then we will be able to go out and tell others, this becomes a testimony. We have then been able to minister around our base to a village which is an hour’s walk away and we planted a church. The ministry that we are involved in is reconciliation where families have been divided by politics and had sworn that those will not see each other eye-to-eye. We went in and ministered and preached Jesus Christ and they were reconciled.

At the same time, we do preach to the desperate orphans and give them a message of hope that helps them

Zimbabwean school boys

to face boldly their future. The thing that is best is to let them be connected to Jesus. We then run one Sunday school and teach them games, Bible stories, how to pray and how to seek God. A counselor approached me and asked for help of anything that could help them, from school fees to clothing. Thank God that Teen Missions is also helping them.


We are still struggling with a number of things here in Zimbabwe – schools are not there, meaning that our children go to a structure but there is no learning. Our biggest challenge is to raise the fees for our children to go to private school to get a better education. This is our major prayer request since we do have two boys, ages 8 and 4. Joel is doing grade 2 and education is his area of strength. His younger brother, Joshua, starts in August with kindergarten.

I am teaching Pedagogy and running the work projects with the BIBLE, MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center students. We work in the gardens and the field and we are starting soon to harvest corn. At the same time, we run and monitor the boys dorms. I (Nkosi) also work as a driver. My wife, Takemore, is teaching missions, and works in the kitchen during Boot Camp. We had a successful Boot Camp this past summer. God bless you and thank you for your support.

Zimbabwe staff and students - Nkosilathi and Takemore are second and third from right in front.

Your Missionaries,

Nkosilathi, Takemore, Joel & Joshua Nyoni

Prayer Requests:

• School fees for Joel and Joshua

• Health

• Effective ministry of reconciliation to continue

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