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Creative Evangelism in Choma, Zambia

Posted April 7, 2016  by: Kwenda Kwenda |0 Comments

profile _kwenda_kYouth Evangelism Through SportsWhat looked like mere sports, God has used to bring young men and ladies closer to gospel truth. About six months ago, the young people of the church, led by the pastor, capitalized on a nearby school ground. The ground has a football (soccer) pitch, volleyball pitch, and basketball court. As I passed thro... Keep Reading

Encouraging Report from Kisumu, Kenya

Posted April 6, 2016  by: Sam Oluoch |0 Comments

s.oluoch_profileHere is the latest encouraging report from Sam Oluoch, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Kisumu, Kenya: "Dear praying saints,A lot has happened since I last updated you from our end. We are fine and the Lord has continued to be on our side as we see His grace and mercies every day. Keep Reading

Lozi Church Celebrates Third Anniversary

Posted April 6, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

profile_kuyumbana_pOn February 3, 2016, Senanga Baptist Church celebrated their third anniversary. Senanga is Kabwata Baptist Church’s church plant in the most remote Lozi region of Western Province, Zambia. Pastor Poniso Kuyumbana held his first meeting there in February 2013, with 11 in attendance. During the first year, Senanga Baptist Church... Keep Reading

Update from Francistown, Botswana

Posted April 6, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

michael.l_profileHere is the latest report from pastor Michael Legodi and Central Baptist Church in Francistown, Botswana:  "Greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. It is a delight to share with you the news of our work in Francistown. We thank the Lord our God for continuing to be gracious to us, even after the reloca... Keep Reading

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

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