Yoder, Robert & Dorah Newsletter (Spring 2016)

DSC03646Greeting in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Greetings from Zambia, the real Africa.

I thank God for sending His son Jesus to die for my sins. What a gift! The other day I was with the BMW students at the hospital, a hard place to be as everyone is so sick. We were there to witness to the patients. I found an old man and asked him, “Sir, do you know Jesus?” The man looked at me with a frown on his face and said, “I’m a Muslim, leave me alone.” I turned to leave his bed but the Holy Spirit said to wait and ask if you can pray for him. I turned back to the old man and asked, “Sir, can I pray for you?” To my surprise he said, “Yes.” I prayed that God would soften his heart and prepare him to hear about Jesus. After praying I asked him if he would like to hear about Jesus and His love. He said, “Yes, I want to hear.” I shared John 3:16 and also the Roman Road. Praise the Lord he accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. Truly the world is white for harvest. Matt 9:38-39

So far this has been a good year with new challenges. My wife is now teaching in the Bible school here in Zambia. She is enjoying this ministry. The children are doing well. Esther and Ethan are both homeschooled and doing well. As for me, I am enjoying the hospital ministry as  well as working with the local youth group.

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Recently Teen Missions Headquarters, in Merritt Island, FL, just held the 2nd AIDS Orphans Mud Run on May 7. There were over 600 racers, which is double the runners from last year. For the Mud Run we have many obstacles, both old and new. Last year some of the money raised from the Run went to Malawi.

IMG-20160223-WA0011There was a village in a Muslim area that was out of food. When our Malawi base coordinator found out, he asked permission to use Mud Run money to buy food for the village. The sacks of maize that were purchased saved lives and opened the door to share the Gospel. We received the following letter thanking us:

Dear Brethren,

We thank God and you too. You remembered us in time of trouble when we were going through hunger season. We did not dream about this gift, but we know the Lord knew someone will help us, He is worthy to be praised. The whole reason of writing this letter is to give appreciation because you have been the people that the Lord has used to help, therefore we need to give thanksgiving to you because of willing to be the good people of listening to the Lord. May God continue using you to wipe out tears in time of trouble—you have displayed your love in good times, you are teaching us God’s Word and at the same time you share with us physically things that are important in life. Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Martin

IMG_20160213_125743Lift up the people of Malawi as this will not be an isolated incident, as they are going through a severe drought and many crops have not survived.

Please keep us in your prayers.

1 Health

2 Hospital ministry.

3 Teen ministry.

4 For more of God in our lives.

Thank you all who are partners with us in ministry.

May God bless you and keep you.

Robert and Dorah, Esther and Ethan.

Isaiah 41:10

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