The last two weeks have gone by so quickly! Thank you very much for your prayers for our family, especially for Andrea who had surgery to get her wisdom teeth removed. Her surgery went well, and she seems fully recovered and back to the routine of college.
Our services went well today. I am so pleased with the turn out for our Sunday school class. Today we covered who will be present at the Great White Throne Judgement. We learned of 1. The Rebellious, 2. The Ignorant, 3. Those who have believed a lie. Through the question portion of the class I was able to teach about those who are “safe” in Christ as well as the age of accountability. Next week I hope to finish on the Great White Throne Judgement and move on to the Judgement Seat of Christ.
In preaching I used Galatians 6:9 as my text and tried to encourage our Christians that the Law of Sowing and Reaping not only applies to sin but also to righteousness. I know that sometimes I get discouraged that the good that I try to do, seems to be for naught. What an encouragement to know that we will eventually reap what we sow, plus much more. Psalm 126:5&6 is a great blessing.
Yesterday, Jill had a nice ladies meeting with a dozen women of the church attending. As a special treat I purchased some fried chicken from a local fast food restaurant and some bottles of coke for them. Today, during the handshaking portion of the church service one of our older members pulled me close and whispered in my ear, “Thank you for what you did yesterday.” I tried to play it off and said it was my pleasure. She refused to let me go and continued “It had been two days since I had eaten.” I had no idea.
There are so many needs here, spiritual and physical. One of the teen girls in our youth group has Mumps right now, and Mrs. Sakala, our church member who just finished chemotherapy was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday with dangerously low blood pressure. Please join us in prayer for these Christians who are so dear to our heart.
Thank you for standing with us while we stand for the souls of Zambia. Your faithful prayers and partnership are encouraging.