A totally great day!

A totally great day!

A totally great day! With my boot cast finally off and my broken ankle clearly on the mend, this is the second day that Susan and I have been able to take an early evening walk out to the forest together. And Jonathan, after ripping apart a lot of dead computers with his students out at the college, performed “brain surgery” on my laptop -- and although I was sweating bullets during the whole delicate half-hour operation, eventually he pressed the button and I held my breath and my laptop came back to life again. And as if all that isn’t enough to make a guy like me happy, Austine just sent a bunch of pictures of one the two new schools they’ve started building down in Zambia – and Kristin, who served with us a couple of years ago and just now arrived from Uganda, took those pictures and whipped them up into a beautiful little collage that we’re all enjoying here.

I pass the collage of pictures on to all of you with hopes that you will feel a bit of wonder and amazement in your hearts at the speed of which they are building! I hope too that you will sense how very thankful we are for those of you who have continued to pray for more and more open doors – and how surprised we all are here in Tanzania that God would open doors across the border into a neighboring country – people here certainly never expected that! We also want to express our sincere appreciation to those who have taken a real leap of faith and given money to help us buy construction materials to get started on building those schools in Zambia. And so with hearts full of thanksgiving -- and expectation! -- we want to ask you to join us in praying for Austine (who is leading up the work in Zambia) and all those who are working hard towards the goal of opening not only Chivombo Secondary School in January 2016, but also Chikenge Seondary School. Please also pray hard for missionaries to come serve in January so that we might send them to these villages. And pray for Austine as he spreads word on college campuses in Zambia of the need there will be next year for teachers to give of themselves and sacrifice and go to those villages. Pray that there will be those who will sense that God wants them to go to the villages of Chivombo and Chikenge and to give the kids of those villages a chance to get an education, to love our students, and to share the Gospel with them!
THANKS SO MUCH,

Steve