March 2020 Praiseletter

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Dear Praying Friends,

As Jill and I closed the door to our vehicle we could see a little smiling face looking at us through the burglar bar covered windows.  The happy face was then joined by a tiny hand waving at us and beckoning us to come.  As we approached the door and knocked, the little girl opened the door and invited us inside.  Of course we waited until an adult came and officially invited us in.  The house was larger but sparsely furnished.  The sitting room was tidy and clean although the smell of raw fish was strongly present.  Jill and I were on a mission to find and welcome recent visitors of Calvary Baptist Church of Ndola.  They were expecting us, and all three were excited to have us visit in their home.  At 5am that morning all three had traveled to a market outside of town to purchase fresh fish that would be cleaned, smoked, and resold.  The father apologized for the smell of the fish and for the scales all over his arms, but it was no problem.  Jill and I sat in their sitting room and opened the Word of God and began to explain about salvation.  They had many questions.  The little two year old was playing with a tablet and Jill helped keep an eye on her so her parents could focus on the message.  We visited for over an hour and when we finished, the father excitedly said that he had been reading the Bible off and on for a few years now but this was the first time it had made sense to him.  The mother was pleased to have her questions answered as well.  Please pray for this young family as we continue to witness to them and help them achieve the proper relationship with Jesus Christ.  Please also pray for the two adults in our church who have recently received Christ as their Savior.  One is excited about being baptized this week, but the other is hesitant to take this first step of obedience.

Thank you very much for your prayers for our daughter, Allison, as we had to evacuate her in January from Zambia to South Africa for emergency medical treatment.  We had been watching her condition closely and when the nurse from our insurance company told us that evacuation was necessary, the Lord started moving the pieces in place to make everything work smoothly.  In the end, Allison was able to get the medical treatment that she needed and is doing better.  The Lord took care of all of our expenses and even gave us some extra which we used to help other missionaries with their medical needs and to buy food for the widows and orphans in our church.  

Thank you for partnering with us here in Zambia.  Together we are seeing folks receive Christ as their Savior, growing in grace and families being restored and put back together.  Thank you for your sacrifices that make it possible for us to represent you and our Lord in the great country of Zambia!

No Turning Back,

Andy and Jill Schultz

The Bible is not the light of the world, it is the light of the Church.  But the world does not read the Bible, the world reads Christians! “Ye are the light of the world.”  ~Charles Spurgeon~