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The final stop on our whirlwind Africa tour was Bloemfontein, South Africa, a city of about 400,000 centrally located in the county. Bloemfontein is the capital city of Free State Province as well as the judicial capital of South Africa. Richard Raven and his family are working there to establish Hope Bible Church. Joyce and I were blessed to spend 3 very busy days of sweet fellowship in the Raven home. Saturday morning started early as some of the young men met with Richard for a book study. T... Keep Reading

January 2016 Trip - Destination 4: Lusaka, Zambia

Posted February 24, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

On Sunday, January 24, we visited two church plants in the Lusaka area. In the morning, we visited Pastor Wege Sinyangwe, who is planting a vernacular-speaking church in Chilanga, a town just south of Lusaka. The schoolroom where they meet was filled with a healthy mix of men, women, young people, and children. The schoolroom was also filled with Wege’s booming voice as he preached from the book of Acts with great conviction and enthusiasm. Though the singing and preaching was primarily in... Keep Reading

During the three years that Joyce and I lived in southern and western Zambia, we regularly heard about the Copperbelt region of northern Zambia, but we never made it north of Lusaka. At last, we finally were able to visit there. As the name suggests, this is where most of the copper mining in Zambia is located. The region is currently experiencing economic hardship, but has known periods of prosperity in the past. The Reformed Baptist movement has a long history in cities such as Chingola, Kitwe... Keep Reading

January 2016 Trip - Destination 2: Kisumu, Kenya

Posted February 19, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Our second stop was to visit Sam and Melly Oluoch and Grace Baptist Church in Kisumu, Kenya. Kisumu is the third largest city in Kenya, with a population of over 400,000. It is located just a few miles south of the equator, where the mountains meet Lake Victoria. Sadly, we reached Kisumu on Sunday evening too late to hear Brother Sam preach, but we were able to enjoy some time fellowshipping with the church after the evening meeting. On Monday, we were able to meet with all of the missionaries ... Keep Reading

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January 2016 Trip - Destination 1: Eldoret, Kenya

Posted February 18, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

In January, Joyce and I returned together to Africa for the first time since leaving in December 2011.  During our three week trip, we visited three African countries and fifteen HeartCry missionaries. Destination 1: Eldoret, KenyaAfter an overnight in Nairobi, our first stop was Eldoret, Kenya to visit Naphtally and Helida Ogallo and Grace Baptist Church. Eldoret sits in the Rift Valley region at over 6000 feet in elevation, and coming from the middle of winter in Virginia, Joyce and I we... Keep Reading

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Update from Andrew in South Africa

Posted January 13, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Andrew Z_profileI’d love to share what the Lord has been doing here at Living Hope Baptist Church these past six months! The Lord has graciously been adding a few new families. They have been searching for a spiritual home for some time, and the Lord, in His kindness, has directed them to our church. It is always encouraging seeing the Lord’... Keep Reading

An Urgent Plea for Prayer

Posted January 8, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

mario_profile copyDear brothers and sisters, Greetings in the Name of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.As you know from previous updates, the Lord has given us an open door to preach to gangsters, drug dealers, prostitutes, and drug addicts. For the past year we have been preaching the gospel to the most violent criminal elements in our community. By... Keep Reading

New Missionary in Sierra Leone

Posted December 9, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

HeartCry is excited to announce the opening of a new mission field in West Africa.  In recent years, the suffering of Sierra Leone has often made headlines and even the Hollywood box office (Blood Diamond).  The nation has endured multiplied hardships – political corruption, economic exploitation, civil war involving child soldiers, and most recently, Ebola.  The people of Sierra Leone have witnessed the depths of human depravity and the ravages of the Fall, for which there ... Keep Reading

Ministry to Prostitutes and Drug Dealers

Posted November 24, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Mario Maneville and Reformed Faith Mission Community Church – 2015 Annual Report Part 2: mario_profile copyAs a popular charismatic preacher using drugs and alcohol and on the verge of suicide, the Lord radically saved Mario. He started listening to sermons from men like Conrad Mbewe and Paul Washer in 2005, and God used these men in a special w... Keep Reading

Ministry to Pentecostal Pastors

Posted November 20, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Mario Maneville and Reformed Faith Mission Community Church – 2015 Annual Report Part 1: mario_profile copyAs a popular charismatic preacher using drugs and alcohol and on the verge of suicide, the Lord radically saved Mario. (Read his testimony here.) He started listening to sermons from men like Conrad Mbewe and Paul Washer in 2005, and God us... Keep Reading

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