As Anna eagerly hugged her, a pang shot through Esther’s heart and stomach and she remembered her own four babies, all of whom had died at birth or soon after. Her third child would have been Anna’s age. How she would have loved to teach her daughter to read and write, just as she loved teaching these children. She couldn’t help but wonder, if even just one of her children had survived, would her husband – who …
It was difficult to think clearly with the blaring of recorded Hindu prayers from the room-sized sound system situated amid the ornate white trimmings and sculptures of the three story lime green Hindu temple that is directly across the narrow lane from Paul’s home church. This sound system had but one mission, and that was to cause God’s people in Paul’s church to suffer as much as possible.
“It was in the year 2000 that I was convicted by the Holy Spirit, and I heard that the day of Judgment was coming. This led me to repent of my sins, and I trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ. I immediately started a church in Kampala, Uganda but because I was untrained, I failed to teach and disciple my members.”
What a whirlwind month it has been! John Jere was finally able to get the U. S. Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia to issue him an entry visa for the United States. That put us on high alert as we hastily rescheduled as many of his meetings as possible. The many meetings, both pre-scheduled by us and all those “God-scheduled” meetings have been an overwhelming blessing to John’s heart and soul.
Ann sought out a quiet spot up the river a few yards. She slipped into the waters, thankful as its coolness enveloped her tired body. She took her time lathering soap in her tightly wound short black hair and ever aware of the dangers of the river she leaned back, quickly dunking her head into the water. Josephine was leaving the water after bathing when she heard the screams and splashing.
It all began with Timothy and Ashley Keller.
God’s gracious provision for their medical needs has allowed their family to receive the treatment they need to enable their return to ministry in Kabwe, Zambia with full energy and health. Somewhere in their African travels, they picked up some metal poisoning that was affecting their whole family’s health and ability to minister.