03 August 2017

News from Zambia - 2 August 2017

Good evening from Luanshya,

Yesterday we celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary! It hardly seems possible that two decades have passed since I walked up to Sherry's parents' house and stood beneath the chuppah in their garden and began our lives – and ministries – together.

So much has happened since that day: The Christian Resource Centre, Source of Light Bible Correspondence School, Lighthouse Children's Home and the planting of several local churches in both rural and urban areas. We have experienced challenges that have stretched our faith and strengthened our resolve. We have seen victories in lives that were considered unimportant. We have seen youngsters grow up and become leaders in their communities and churches.

This past week Sherry had a young visitor in the Resource Centre library. Her name is Maureen. Sherry taught her mother, Kalwilo, how to read twenty years ago when the Resource Centre first opened. Her grandmother, a retired teacher, lives across the street from our house. She remarked that Sherry has made such an impact on her family and thanked us for coming to Zambia.

Last Sunday we had a picnic after the services at Fellowship Chapel. There was a good turn out of both young and old. Two of our young men handled the braii (charcoal burner) while the salads and vegetables were overseen by the ladies. The young people enjoyed playing volleyball – with some rather unusual rules… Kicking the ball was allowed. (Remember that soccer is the national sport of Zambia!)

Several family members of our members joined us to see "who we are and what we do." It was a great time of fellowship! Thank you for your prayers and support as we continue…


In His Service,

Patrick & Sherry

Patrick & Sherry Coleman
P O Box 90010
Luanshya, Zambia