Yoder, Robert and Dorah (Spring 2012)

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We hope all is well with you. First, we wish you a happy belated Easter holiday.

It has been about two months since we came back from the States. Zambia is fine. We are just getting to the end of the rains now in our rainy season. We are writing this newsletter at the Lufwanyama Boot Camp. This year God has granted us another opportunity to help coordinate this Boot Camp. Everyone is doing fine. There is a very good response each night from the kids when they hear the Gospel. The Word is being preached each and every night.

Since we came back from the States, Robert has been working on the trucks. Thank God that even the truck we are using at the Boot Camp is being repaired and he is even working on it here. I have continued to work with the orphans and the mothers, with the help of two male interns. We enjoyed being with the Adult Garden Team. They were a blessing to us and the orphans and the mothers who came for nutrition seminars.

Mothers’ Nutrition Seminar

Finally, we want to continue to thank God for His goodness and His mercies. He has given us grace and power to overcome the enemy and his plans. Thanks to all of the individuals and churches who have continued to support us spiritually and physically. We really appreciate your support and it is working for the Glory of God. We pray that God will remember you and your family for your generosity.

A story from Zambia:

The Lord God is gracious and always provides for the needs of His children. God has provided for our Sunday School in so many areas this past month. The number of children coming to our Sunday School has been consistent and we are seeing so much growth out of the Lord’s work. One elderly woman was taking care of her granddaughter. The elderly woman’s daughter had abandoned the child in January of 2011 and the grandmother was left to take care of the child. One of our circuit riders visited her and noticed that she was very sick. He advised her to go with him to the clinic to test for HIV; she tested positive. The woman immediately started treatment. “I feel so bad for her and I’m worried about her future,” said the grandmother. She found out that her granddaughter had also contracted HIV from her mother, “I do not understand how such a small child could be infected with HIV, but now I understand.” She went on to say, “My granddaughter does not give me any problem when taking medicine; she is on a sweet syrup medicine. The medicine has helped her to grow strong.” The grandmother thanks Teen Missions for the prayers and advice she is getting from our Sunday School. The number of children who attend our Literacy Class is now at 225, our Sunday School Class is now at 222. The children are doing very well, they are learning a lot and enjoy participating in Sunday school.

Boot Camp

Yours in Him,

Robert, Dorah, and Esther Yoder Psalm 1:1

Prayer Requests: – We thank God for His protection – We thank God for good health – We thank God for our supporters – Pray for God’s strength – Pray for more of God in our lives

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