Good Monday Morning to you!
Update on last week’s requests:
We continue to visit on Saturdays and have Bible study on Sunday afternoon each week in Garneton East. The kids out there are the rowdiest kids I have ever taught. God must have some special kids in the group the Satan would like to hinder. Do pray on!
We paid for the plans for the properties at Garneton East this week; approved by the council. We praise the Lord. There were some changes we were not planning on, but take them as from the Lord.
The deaf ministry pastor came and worked with our small group on Thursday. He said we have a good start (mostly what Kristie and Joy had done), and suggested we work with them daily which at this point we can’t do.
Last Tuesday we were able to order the well liners for the church well. They weigh 1,000 pounds each. There are five. They should be ready in two weeks. They will have to be put into the well the day we get them, or they might be rolled off the property!
On Tuesday we took the grandkids out to eat in celebration of their finishing their school year. It was a huge treat for all of us at a Chinese restaurant. (where they have “edible fungus” listed on the menu=mushrooms; most amusing). Anyway, as we paid, I handed the waitress a tract in Bemba, with a picture of the crucifixion on the front. The Chinese man behind the counter took the tract from the girl looked at the picture, and with a “thumbs up”, and huge smile, he said, “Yesua.” He couldn’t speak English. I was thankful to find a tract source in Chinese, and ordered some to be brought out by friends next month, Lord willing.
Wednesday on visitation, we were able to lead one young lady named Leya to the Lord. She is a niece of Ba Stella. The attached picture is her mom, with her own baby (# 10) on her back, and Leya’s newborn in her lap.
On Wednesday when I got home, John-John brought me a beautiful pink rose. Usually when he does that, I say, “Who made the flowers? God made the flowers.” Before I could say anything, he said, “Oma, for you. Dod made it.” It was so cute.
Thursday when the deaf pastor came, Mwila, Kaseba and Chama were the deaf that came. Kaseba has lost two babies. The second was when her husband’s two drunk relatives pulled at the citenge that Kaseba had her baby in on her back. Of course she didn’t hear them. The citenge came loose, the baby fell to the ground and died. The two men are in prison. Chama has a about four month old baby. Her husband is in prison for two years for stealing a chicken!!!! We will look into taking her and the baby to see him. I am sure he hasn’t see it yet. He has been in prison one year.
I reckon that is all for now. Just got back from Garneton East. I had about 12 kids. Some are SO noisy. But, when I asked questions today over last week’s lesson and previous lessons, they answered very well.
Today I am going to start teaching three kids reading (all from the family that has let us meet in their yard in Garneton East). I will bring them here, with the mom so that she knows where they are coming to. The oldest is in grade 4, a really nice kid, but can’t read. The Light of salvation has not yet dawned in his heart.
Sandy for us both