Greetings from a much warmer Zambia, as hot season has truly begun!
We both celebrated our birthdays this week. We went to Ndola (one hour away) hoping to go to the Hong Kong restaurant for our birthday lunch and check on our work permits. The Hong Kong restaurant no longer exists. We ended up eating at a “class D” pizza place before going to immigration. This time they told me to look in their book, but our names weren’t there.
What “made my day” was on our way home we stopped to buy some orange and mango trees.While talking to the guy selling them about the Lord, another customer drove up and was listening. I asked if he wanted a tract. He took it, and when questioning him about his eternal destiny, he said he knew that Jesus was the Way, but was not saved. I briefly gave my testimony, how God spared my life at birth because He had a work for me to do. The man said, “Part of that work was to talk to me today.” I was touched and blessed with the privilege of fulfilling another day
in God’s plan for my life. Someone else had talked to him…. I was just another testimony for God to use, but it blessed me greatly.
When we had a Bible lesson with kids on Wednesday, I was so blessed to hear the kids say Romans 3:23. Ba Marjorie had taken time to teach them. We visited a couple of sick people also.
Thursday I went to do reading with the lady I met on visitation. She knows absolutely nothing, and will learn along with her six year old. I had Bible study with Ba Josephine and two others who came to listen before coming home and then to prayer meeting.
Friday a.m. we went to Mr. Mutwale’s to have some lab work done for Dad. His hemoglobin is 12.6; I believe that is the lowest since his stroke. He has a kidney infection with a good bit of pain, so is on antibiotics.
Friday afternoon Bana Dan and I met to talk about our session with the young ladies for Saturday. We also are to be the two who speak at the ladies’ seminar at Chipata on September 14. We both would appreciate prayer for that. We will speak in Bemba. I am assigned the first half of Col. 3 and Bana Dan the last half. I enjoy working with her.
Saturday a.m. I went to help Davy Licimbi move. While helping him take his stuff in, I threw my knitting bag in the car the keys in it, and locked the door 8-(. It took several guys about 30 min. to open the door. Thankfully I had a little money on me to pay them, which was their motivation to help! We got home, had lunch, then left to clean the church and speak to the girls. Fourteen came. Bana Dan thought it was very well received. I pray so. I took banana bread and lemon juice; products from our garden and of course, they liked that. Praise the Lord.
The Hilux still is not “in shape,” but some progress was made this week.
Thank-you for your prayers on our behalf.
Thankful for Emmanuel,
Sandy for us both