Devote yourselves to prayer,
being watchful and thankful.
And pray for us, too,
that God may open a door for our message,
so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ….
Col. 4: 2
Dear Family and Friends,
Greetings to all of you. We so appreciate you and thank you for being a part of our lives.
Many of you may not know that we are in Florida right now for a break. Our schedule is very busy getting check-ups with doctors and the dentist. So far we know that Doug has to have a procedure done on his knee and we also both need some major dental work.
What has been happening?
Summer teams: We hosted four US summer teens. This is always an exciting time as we see the lives of the teens impacted by God as they participate in the Teen Missions program. One team built a bridge across a small river that has a large flood plane. You will see it in the photo that the water will rise up to two feet under the bridge. People have lost their lives attempting to cross when it is at flood stage, but the bridge is now finished and the local people are using it.
Two motorcycle teams came and they rode the circuits with our staff circuit riders. They were deep in the bush helping to teach “Sunday schools” that moved to a different place each day of the week. Then they started over again. These circuits are seeing many people saved, both young and old. Also, through the literacy program, all ages are learning to read and write for the very first time. Some adults are learning to write their names, having never done so before.
The fourth team was a “drill team.” They had a polished program that was fun to watch which was then taught to the teens at our Rescue Units so that they also could use it at their schools. It was a great way to love and share with the people.
Whenever you are in the rural areas, you will see great needs for the Word of God, medicine, nutrition and so on. The people are thrilled when visitors come and love them, fellowship with them and minister to them.
We are SO grateful to be a part of this ministry. We love it! Most of you know about all of the different facets of the ministry in Zambia. Our Bible school is preparing young people for full-time ministry, the facilitators are busy helping to meet the needs on all levels in the 17 outlying bases that are running, three Matron Units are helping young ladies safely remain in school, and two sets of Circuit Riders are holding meetings every day at 12 places each week, not to mention we also host teams and visitors during the year. We are so blessed to work with wonderful staff in Zambia – they are like family to us.
Thank you, everyone, for making it possible for us to serve the Lord in Zambia. You are one with us and we humbly thank our Father in Heaven for all that HE is doing through His faithful lovingkindness and mercy. We give Him all of the Glory!
Thank you for joining your hands with ours as we labor together.
In His Harvest,
Doug and Barb
PO Box 71569