Pastor Matthew and wife Jude with Jeff and Lou Ann July 2012
Lou Ann and Jeff are boarding their flight to Zambia today. It will begin in Knoxville, TN, overnight in NY and tomorrow continue to Johannesburg arriving Friday morning in Livingstone.
Thank you for your prayers. Special thanks to you who have contributed to this trip. Praise the Lord for His gracious work in each of us through Jesus Christ’s Spirit and Word.
The mission will begin with an evangelistic outreach in Livingstone, partnered with local churches. Lou Ann, Heather and Karsen will minister to orphans in Livingstone and children in a village outside of Mazabuka. Jeff and Pastor Steve will teach at a pastor’s conference in Mazabuka.
Jeff and Johan will also finalize business concerning property in Mazabuka for the Dignity Project. Big thank you for those who partnered with us for this. May the Lord raise up many monthly partners for the Ministry in Zambia.
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Hello Friends. I am posting a quick note about a need we have in Zambia. It is our desire to purchase some property to establish a headquarters and distribution center for HBM Zambia. We have been working out of the Administrator’s home (Matthew Daka) and have outgrown it. The center will also serve as a ministry to orphans in the area and a training center for pastors around Lusaka.
We have located some land, 6 acres, near Pastor Matthew’s home. It has a house, garage, large chicken run and two wells on it. It will need renovation. It has a lot of good tillable land for growing vegetables and fruit trees.
The asking price is $30,000. We have $15,000 available and are asking the Lord to raise up partners for the other $15,000 plus some “extra” to start the renovations.
Please pray with us. It has been amazing what the Lord has done with the ministry in Zambia. CLICK HERE for the report from 2012 and the plans/projects for 2013.
Here are some pictures of the Property.
Thank you for praying with us!
From District Leader Vincent Mwila:
One day I was told by one of my church members that there was a man in Masese Village some Kilometers away who had never entered a church building from the time he was born. When I heard this, I sat down and prayed for the man that God would allow me to speak to him. I went to the village where this man was living with my friend Weston. The name of this man was Paison Bwalya and he was 80 years old.
When we reached his home, we asked him if he would like to hear the word of God and he willingly agreed. Without wasting time, we went straight to the Bible and preached Christ to him. The man accepted Christ and we prayed with him and then left to our homes. After 4 days, a boy came to me and informed me about the same man that he was sick and that he wanted to see me. I went to his home and upon seeing me, the man’s face became bright and he asked me to pray with him. Immediately after finishing praying, this man died.
I was the happiest person that day because this man died having Christ in his heart.
AUGUST NEWSLETTER – Jeff and Lou Ann, Hope Builders Ministries Zambia