14 March 2012

News from Zambia - 14 March 2012

14 March 2012

Greetings from Luanshya!

Sometimes things happen that remind us that God works in ways that we cannot even imagine! That is the reason that Jeremiah 33:3 is one of my favourite verse in the Bible.

This morning I drove to Mukolwe and collected the "leaders-in-training" of the new church there and continued to Chief Mushili's palace. As you may recall, The chief gave this new assembly of believers a large parcel of land for the construction of a chapel. Last week the niece of the chief came to the church and said she wanted them to have a different plot. The new plot is larger, closer to the school where the church is currently meeting and has easier access to the main road. She actually owns the plot and wants to give it to the church. One of the things she mentioned to the congregation was how pleased she was to see that I had helped place water well and pump at the school providing clean drinking water for the community! She visited her uncle and he agreed to the exchange. We are encouraged with this new development and look forward to seeing God work through these men as they prepare for leadership. Please pray for this new work as they grow in number and knowledge.

Last Sunday was "Youth Sunday" at Fellowship Chapel. (Monday was a national holiday - Youth Day.) The young people in the church were "in charge" for the day. Andrew Silungwe preached his first sermon. Dickson Siwale spoke during the Lord's Supper. Other young people led the music and received the offering. John Bwalya, who is considered a "youth" himself in Zambia because he s younger than 35 years old, over saw the entire service. We are pleased to say that everything went well and all of "our kids" exemplified the Lord Jesus Christ in their service that day. Sherry is especially pleased since the young people involved are all in her Friday Youth Class. Thank you for praying for the young people in our ministry. We are seeing results!

A Christian aid organisation near us has approached us about taking "The Jesus Film" to the rural ministries that we have. They have the generator and projector and are willing to go with me to places where most villagers have never seen a motion picture. This is a very exciting possibility for an evangelistic outreach. We are working on the logistics for this program. We will need to wait until the end of the rainy season in about 4-5 weeks. Please pray with us as we plan for these events in the coming weeks.

It has been said: "They don't care what you know until they know that you care." Sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ includes expressing His love through our lives and outreach. Your prayers and support make that possible!

Thank you for your faithful prayers!

In His Service,
Patrick & Sherry

Patrick & Sherry Coleman
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