04/18/2015: The Water of Life

The Water of Life

Zambia

 

A madman who sat and listened to preaching is pleased with the gift of a t-shirt.

The water of life is flowing to all the villages and towns of Zambia. The tiny mustard seed of the gospel is moving hearts! Three villages in the Manyinga District of Northwestern Province in Zambia called on Three Angels Child Education Mission to preach and pray for them. They have been suffering from health problems that they believe have their source in spiritualism and witchcraft. Evangelist Moses Muzeya conducted a three-day Bible study and prayer session in the Ngoma, Vilembuluka, and Kabubwenyuna villages. They need a church built because 250 people gave themselves to Christ as a result of the meetings. Additionally, many people in this area have openly declared that they would no longer eat unclean foods.

Moses Muzeya (forefront) preaching in schools and villages near the Zambia-Angola border.

The hand of God followed the preaching: the sick were healed and demons cast out. This angered the devil, and he sent a thunder and lightning storm. Moses’ family, some 40 kilometers away from the meetings, also were stricken by lightning. But by God’s grace, no life was harmed and only household items were damaged, including the television. After preaching, I got in a car to return home. The car started accelerating on its own while the driver tried to apply the brakes without success. The steering become more and more difficult. The car swayed on the road on its own about four times. But even then, God was there to hold us safe and sound. No damage was sustained by anyone, nor to the car.

Sabbath after Sabbath, people from different backgrounds in surrounding villages come to our house for worship, Bible study, and prayer. Some people walk as far as 20 kilometers (about 12 miles) weekly and daily, morning and evening, for prayers. They come to enjoy the words of hope from the Bible. God is searching for workers, for the harvest is ready. The everlasting gospel of Revelation is on the move. What I witness every day I cannot explain in one story. People are willing to keep the Sabbath and follow Jesus Christ.

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him….” 2 Chronicles 16:9.

“Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” Isaiah 60:1-3.

Our Master’s business is to do His will and finish His work. We are to divide the inheritance He has promised us. “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto Myself that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:1-3.

The author with secondary school students who came to his meetings.

Christ is our only hope. As we see the condition of mankind today, the question arises in the minds of some: “Is man by nature totally and wholly depraved? Is he hopeless ruined?” People have told themselves they can do no good thing. But there is always an escape. When man sinned, Christ offered to stand as his substitute and surety in order to provide a way whereby the guilty race might return to loyalty. He took on humanity and passed over the ground where Adam stumbled and fell. Without swerving from His allegiance, He met all the temptations that beset us. Only by accepting Christ as our personal Savior can human beings be uplifted.

“The success of every worker depends on having the mind of Christ. Unquestioning faith in the Father and of the Son is the great safeguard against annoyance and trouble. Those who have this faith realize that the all-sufficient support is ever underneath them. We have not studied and obeyed the words of Christ as we should. Christ likens His words to His flesh and blood. Speaking of this on one occasion, He said, ‘Ye seek me not because of the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves and were filled. Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for the meat which endureth unto everlastings life, which the Son of Man shall give unto you for Him hath God the Father sealed. Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered unto them, This is work of God that ye believe on Him who he hath sent.’” Spalding and Magan Collection, 272.

By Moses Muzeya. Email: threeangelschildeducationmission@yahoo.com. Three Angels Child Education Mission, Box 140095, Kabompo, Zambia, Africa. Phone: 260 977 267 898 or 
260 965 267 898.


06/14/2014: Connections in His Great Work

Connections in His Great Work

In Zambia

 

“Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house, and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward; for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar. Then brought he me out of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the outer gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.”[Ezekiel 47:1, 2.]

These waters signify the gospel of Christ which went forth from Jerusalem and spread to all countries. The gifts and power of the Holy Spirit which accompanied the work caused it to yield great results.

“ ‘Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea; which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. And it shall come to pass that everything that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the river shall come, shall live; and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come higher; for they shall be healed; and everything shall live whither the river cometh. . . And by the river upon the bank thereof, one this side and on that, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed; it shall bring forth new fruit according to its months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary, and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.’” [Ezekiel 47: 8, 9, 12.] Spalding and Magan, 404, 405.

When we began our child evangelism endeavors, we had no idea where they would lead. We had no idea of all the people we would meet and the connections that we would make. We had no idea that the children would lead us to their parents and those parents would lead us to more children and the cycle would continue on and on. We had no idea that, just by doing child evangelism, we would get more requests for help than we could possibly answer.

It all started when we visited the Kabompo High School in northwestern Zambia. While we were there, we met some teenagers who were under demonic oppression. After praying earnestly for the devils to be cast out of them, they were freed from this terror. Their transformation amazed their classmates and everyone wanted to learn more about this Jesus who could change people like that. When word of this experience spread, we developed many more interesting connections with people needing help.

One of the most interesting connections that we made was with a woman who had. suffered for many years because of a tumor. She had been in and out of hospitals far too many times. Finally, a doctor recommended a hysterectomy. The woman agreed to the plan and the surgery was scheduled. The night before the surgery, after all the preoperative care had been completed, her son recommended that they call someone who could offer a prayer for her. They summoned me.

When I arrived in the patient’s room, I shared the seriousness of life and death with her, and told her how to accept Jesus as her Savior. After learning about our wonderful Savior Jesus, she said that she would like to give her heart and life entirely to Him. Once she accepted Him, I asked everyone to bow their heads while I prayed. I earnestly entreated the Lord to accept this woman as His child, to keep her safe through her surgery, and to ultimately make her ready for His kingdom.

While I prayed, the strangest things started happening. Suddenly, strange rumblings started coming from the woman’s abdomen and her belly began rolling around like the waves of the sea. After she let out a long and deep sigh, I realized I couldn’t hear her breathing anymore. I was afraid that she had died right there during my prayer. Everyone was completely speechless. Even the nurse and the other bystanders were silent. I didn’t know what else to do, but to kneel down by that woman’s bed and plead with the Lord on her behalf and ask the Lord to give her life. For ten long minutes, I poured out my soul to the Lord. And then the most miraculous thing happened. The woman sat up! She paused and looked around at all of us. Then she began praising the Lord. She announced that she had been healed. Her pain was completely gone. She poked and poked on her abdomen where the hard mass had been, but it was gone. She felt well. She was well! She had been healed! Had she been raised back to life?

When making his rounds the next morning, the doctor stopped by her room to review the operation that was to take place that day. Was he ever surprised when she was just bubbling over with this story of supernatural healing! He just could not believe the story. He insisted that she have appropriate medical tests run to see if such a thing really could have happened. The woman waited impatiently for the test results to come back so she could be released, as she was very convinced of her healing. Finally, all tests came back negative. The doctors, the nurses, the assistants, the administrators, the patients—everyone at the hospital was amazed by such a miracle. The administrators demanded that the man who had prayed such an effective prayer be called back in to the hospital and teach them all about the God who could heal a woman from a disease like she had. After I met with them and shared my faith, they asked that I come whenever I could and pray with their patients. So a connection that started out as child evangelism has now given us the connection of being hospital chaplains, as well.

We have made so many connections since that first visit in the Kabompo High School. We have prayed with and shared with over a thousand people because of these connections that just keep spreading. We have been able to work in more high schools and more hospitals. When the Seventh-day Adventist Church saw all of the interest that had developed in this area, they decided to hold a crusade. To date, more than 200 of these contacts have joined the church through baptism, and many more are preparing for baptism and already claim the name Seventh-day Adventist.

When we give ourselves unreservedly even to the most humble of callings, such as child evangelism, the Lord can start developing connections and His gospel can continue to travel and make its way to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. Praise His name!

 

By Moses Muzeya. Email: threeangelschildeducationmission@yahoo.com. Three Angels Child Education Mission, 
Box 140095, Kabompo, Zambia, Africa. Phone: 
260 977 267 898 or 260 965 267 898.

 


04/05/2014: Connections in His Great Work

Connections in His Great Work

In Zambia

 

“Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house, and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward; for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar. Then brought he me out of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the outer gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.” [Ezekiel 47:1, 2.]

“These waters signify the gospel of Christ which went forth from Jerusalem and spread to all countries. The gifts and power of the Holy Spirit which accompanied the work caused it to yield great results.

“ ‘Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea; which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. And it shall come to pass that everything that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the river shall come, shall live; and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come higher; for they shall be healed; and everything shall live whither the river cometh. . . And by the river upon the bank thereof, one this side and on that, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed; it shall bring forth new fruit according to its months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary, and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.’” [Ezekiel 47: 8, 9, 12.] Spalding and Magan, 404, 405.

Sabbath worship service with students at Kabompo Boarding Secondary School.

When we began our child evangelism endeavors, we had no idea where they would lead. We had no idea of all the people we would meet and the connections that we would make. We had no idea that the children would lead us to their parents and those parents would lead us to more children and the cycle would continue on and on. We had no idea that, just by doing child evangelism, we would get more requests for help than we could possibly answer.

It all started when we visited the Kabompo High School in northwestern Zambia. While we were there, we met some teenagers who were under demonic oppression. After praying earnestly for the devils to be cast out of them, they were freed from this terror. Their transformation amazed their classmates and everyone wanted to learn more about this Jesus who could change people like that. When word of this experience spread, we developed many more interesting connections with people needing help.

One of the most interesting connections that we made was with a woman who had. suffered for many years because of a tumor. She had been in and out of hospitals far too many times. Finally, a doctor recommended a hysterectomy. The woman agreed to the plan and the surgery was scheduled. The night before the surgery, after all the preoperative care had been completed, her son recommended that they call someone who could offer a prayer for her. They summoned me.

When I arrived in the patient’s room, I shared the seriousness of life and death with her, and told her how to accept Jesus as her Savior. After learning about our wonderful Savior Jesus, she said that she would like to give her heart and life entirely to Him. Once she accepted Him, I asked everyone to bow their heads while I prayed. I earnestly entreated the Lord to accept this woman as His child, to keep her safe through her surgery, and to ultimately make her ready for His kingdom.

Evangelist Moses Muzeya (center) invited to preach at Richard Kajiko’s burial, a Catholic he prayed with at Kabompo Hospital.

While I prayed, the strangest things started happening. Suddenly, strange rumblings started coming from the woman’s abdomen and her belly began rolling around like the waves of the sea. After she let out a long and deep sigh, I realized I couldn’t hear her breathing anymore. I was afraid that she had died right there during my prayer. Everyone was completely speechless. Even the nurse and the other bystanders were silent. I didn’t know what else to do, but to kneel down by that woman’s bed and plead with the Lord on her behalf and ask the Lord to give her life. For ten long minutes, I poured out my soul to the Lord. And then the most miraculous thing happened. The woman sat up! She paused and looked around at all of us. Then she began praising the Lord. She announced that she had been healed. Her pain was completely gone. She poked and poked on her abdomen where the hard mass had been, but it was gone. She felt well. She was well! She had been healed! Had she been raised back to life?

Richard dies with the hope of resurrection.

When making his rounds the next morning, the doctor stopped by her room to review the operation that was to take place that day. Was he ever surprised when she was just bubbling over with this story of supernatural healing! He just could not believe the story. He insisted that she have appropriate medical tests run to see if such a thing really could have happened. The woman waited impatiently for the test results to come back so she could be released, as she was very convinced of her healing. Finally, all tests came back negative. The doctors, the nurses, the assistants, the administrators, the patients—everyone at the hospital was amazed by such a miracle. The administrators demanded that the man who had prayed such an effective prayer be called back in to the hospital and teach them all about the God who could heal a woman from a disease like she had. After I met with them and shared my faith, they asked that I come whenever I could and pray with their patients. So a connection that started out as child evangelism has now given us the connection of being hospital chaplains, as well.

We have made so many connections since that first visit in the Kabompo High School. We have prayed with and shared with over a thousand people because of these connections that just keep spreading. We have been able to work in more high schools and more hospitals. When the Seventh-day Adventist Church saw all of the interest that had developed in this area, they decided to hold a crusade. To date, more than 200 of these contacts have joined the church through baptism, and many more are preparing for baptism and already claim the name Seventh-day Adventist.

When we give ourselves unreservedly even to the most humble of callings, such as child evangelism, the Lord can start developing connections and His gospel can continue to travel and make its way to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. Praise His name!

 

By Moses Muzeya. Email: threeangelschildeducationmission@yahoo.com. Three Angels Child Education Mission, 
Box 140095, Kabompo, Zambia, Africa. Phone: 
260 977 267 898 or 260 965 267 898.

 


09/08/2012: Finding the Source of All Strength

Finding the Source of All Strength

Zambia

Moses Muzeya, Director and Pastor.

For the past 21 years, the work of the Three Angels Child Education Mission in Zambia primarily consisted of literature distribution. The truth-filled literature was donated by brethren in the United States and has been distributed in the North-Western province. Some of these were translated into local languages and shared, not only in our province, but all the way into the neighboring country of Angola.

For a long time it appeared that the work would not be fruitful. The outlook was discouraging on its own, but it was made worse by the local Seventh-day Adventist church. They threatened to rescind my membership if I continued my work. I continued and lost my membership.

During this same time, school children were contacting me and pleading for me to help them in any way I could. My finances were so inadequate that I began to send away these pleading students, without providing them with any kind of assistance. This decision pricked my conscience, and I had no peace during this time. I needed to figure out a better way to deal with the issue, so I did some research to identify the problem and find a solution.

Orphans provided with school supplies and blankets.

During this research phase, I found out what was happening to these young people, and I was very shocked to find out what they are going through in this modern age. Can you imagine that within an area of a mere 90 kilometers there are nearly 1,000 orphans leading miserable lives? A good number of these are struggling to fulfill their dreams, hoping that education can give them a future, despite their lack of support. I vowed to find a better method of fighting for the welfare of these young sufferers, some of whom live near my own doorstep, and resolved to present them Jesus as their best Friend and Helper. I pleaded with God for wisdom to implement the simple ministry He was laying upon my heart.

This decision marked the beginning of my desire to minister to these young people. I did not have any financial or material resources, so I thought that associating the ministry with some non-governmental organization would be the only way to move forward.

It was not easy to find an organization that was willing to help, but after a long period of consultation, we found one. However, they promised to unite with our ministry only on the condition that we distribute condoms. We objected, and they withheld their funding.

There is so much truth in this passage: “Too often the worker for Christ fails to realize his personal responsibility. He is in danger of shifting his burden upon organizations, instead of relying upon Him who is the source of all strength. It is a great mistake to trust in human wisdom or numbers in the work of God. Successful work for Christ depends not so much on numbers or talent as upon pureness of purpose, the true simplicity of earnest, dependent faith. … The means in our possession may not seem to be sufficient for the work; but if we will move forward in faith, believing in the all-sufficient power of God, abundant resources will open before us. If the work be of God, He Himself will provide the means for its accomplishment. He will reward honest, simple reliance upon Him. The little that is wisely and economically used in the service of the Lord of heaven will increase in the very act of imparting. … If we go to the Source of all strength, with our hands of faith outstretched to receive, we shall be sustained in our work, even under the most forbidding circumstances, and shall be enabled to give to others the bread of life.” Desire of Ages, 370, 371.

After funding was denied, some friends were able to help in a meager way, and a few pathetic cases were addressed. I was able to distribute a few blankets, food and school supplies to some of the students in nearby schools.

Kabompo high school students preparing Bible study guides for distribution to other students.

I had a very simple routine for the process of providing help to the youth. Typically starting with prayer, I gave them short messages of encouragement to point hearts to Christ, the One who had provided the help that was now in their hands. Next, I paid special attention to cases that needed a one-on-one encounter. Little did I know that this was the beginning of a simple but effective method for bringing the three angels’ messages to government high school students in the North-Western province of Zambia. The path seems to be open for the message to reach many. Most of the young people who study with us often pass their joy and appreciation to others. This has led the hearts of many parents to open up to the gospel as they witness the changes in their children’s characters.

Requests for help continue to come from school authorities in the entire North-Western region, as well as other areas in Zambia. Their main desire is that we help the students find Christ in order to deliver them from satanic attacks, illnesses and the moral degradation which affects even their academic performance in class.

Every time we respond to these calls, the experience is always the same. God is in charge of the work and many supernatural manifestations have accompanied the simple presentation of Christ. We have seen deaf people hear again and visually impaired people see again. Those practicing witchcraft destroyed their implements and surrendered their lives to Christ. Above all, we have seen a great interest aroused in the Word of God.

There are 791 young people studying the Discover Bible Study Guides. Preaching appointments, in addition to requests for Bible studies, are very frequent.

A work of this magnitude is not without its challenges. While the results testify of God’s providence, the many obstacles we face are disheartening. The Seventh-day Adventist church continues to maintain an unfounded fear that our work will lead to the establishment of another church and drain their own of both human and material resources. I finally concluded that worshiping with the students in schools and in village homes is far better under the present circumstances..

The demand is great but the means are few. Our mission lacks funds to meet many of its operational requirements. Some of these needs include:

1. A high-speed Riso copy machine for literature production

2. A vehicle to enable us to reach appointments on time

3. A church building

4. A hammer mill to grind grain to generate income and provide food to vulnerable children

5. Bibles and truth-filled literature for in-reach and outreach programs

 

By Moses Muzeya. Email: threeangelschildeducationmission@yahoo.com. Three Angels Child Education Mission, Box 140095, Kabompo, Zambia, Africa. Phone: 260 977 267 898 or 260 965 267 898.

 


09/25/10: A Sabbath Journey to Teach

A Sabbath Journey to Teach

David Wilson writes from Zambia Africa

I traveled on the first Sabbath of March to a church about sixty miles away. It took about two hours going and even longer coming back at night due to the many potholes.

It was quite an adventure traveling the last mile to the church in my two-wheel drive minibus. I was not sure if I was moving forward by faith or foolishness! I was wishing I had bought a four-wheel drive as I was going through deep mud puddles and weaving left and right in Murundu township between the small mud-brick houses on what was more like foot paths than a real road. When I got to the entrance of the church, which rarely has someone visit in a vehicle, I was stuck in the mud. However I had arrived, so that is what mattered.

At the 11 o’clock service and afternoon study, I went through part of Ephesians chapter 4, which has much relevant counsel for us today. I have taught from this chapter for the last three months in several churches and have yet to complete the chapter.

In each case, people are brought face to face with the real Christian calling. I was told by one person, its almost like you knew what is going on in the church based on what you taught. This is what happens when God’s Word is taught faithfully and the gift of the Spirit in teaching is at work.

One brother who was from the Congo, though now settled in Zambia, asked me a question. He began pulling out of his bag numerous publications in both English and Bemba, which the ministry had printed in the past. Included in his collection was a Bemba language version of Steps to Christ, and a book that was made up of portions of the Great Controversy.

It was 15 years ago that those two books were printed, so I was surprised to see them, and in good condition as well. As to the answer given to his question, I could only say, if God wills, printing will be done in the future. Many are looking to the ministry to be and do all that it did in the past. People have approached me and asked, “When are you going to start working?” For such ones, doing less than in the past is not working, as far as they can see. That is, until they are given one of my books or a DVD and are subsequently enlightened or blessed. My conviction is to spend all my time in a teaching ministry, using the internet, with audio and video production and writing and printing books. To see this work expand in influence and quantity of distribution will take all the time I have, and a great deal more resources than are currently available. Therefore, I do not see at this time repeating past works of ministry.

When leaving the church around 5 p.m. I was pushed out without much effort, but failed to turn around and was stuck again. Then a downpour complicated things. Everyone ran for cover into the church while I remained in the vehicle, hoping and praying the rains would not go on for hours, as has been the case in the previous two weeks.

Thankfully, after about ten minutes, the rains passed and people went to work again trying to get me out. After about fifteen minutes, I managed to back up and then was bogged down again, but a few pushes got me going.

I put the automatic transmission in second and said a silent prayer, considering where I must pass as there was a small run-off stream to my left and mud to the right only a vehicle length in front of me. Making it through the first challenge I returned through the trail in between the maze of houses that seemed even more rutted and muddy than when I came. Thankfully, despite darkness, rains, bad roads and poor drivers I made it home safely.

By David Wilson. PO Box 72124, Ndola, Zambia. Cell phone: (260)-975428573. E-mail: ministry@biblealive. org.

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06/05/2010: Not Weary in Well Doing

Not Weary in Well Doing


“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9.

I arrived in Lusaka, the capitol of Zambia, safely on the September 29, 2009, after a tiring but uneventful flight. Thankfully all my luggage arrived intact, and

I was able to find a cart whose wheels did not stick, so I was able to freely move my four bags. As simple a thing as that is, it was something I prayed about, due to other experiences with carts at this airport’s arrivals hall that generally do not work.

Stopping at customs, my prayers were again answered after declaration and inspection as I was waived on, not having to pay any duty on my laptop and video and digital cameras. Although I was out of the arrivals hall by 6:40 AM, I would not arrive at my destination only 275 miles away for nine hours, inclusive of travel and much waiting.

While the intercity bus station has greatly improved since the early 1990’s when I first used it, it is still a bit chaotic. Rather than buses loading one at time, all or many of the buses for Ndola loaded at the same time. This means it takes guess work trying to figure out which bus to board in the hope of leaving first. We waited at least forty-five minutes trying to determine which bus to take.

Also, the drivers play tricks to lure passengers. Fake passengers are put on the bus and paid something. This makes it appear the bus is fuller than it really is, then passengers like myself and the friend who met me at the airport pay for a ticket and board the bus, thinking it will not be long until departure. We spent an additional two hours on the bus even though it appeared full enough to leave soon. At one point when the bus started up, there were shouting and passengers demanding to be refunded their money or for the driver to depart for our destination. It was at this time that some of the fake passengers got off the bus, and it was not totally full, which is usually required before a bus departs.

Thankfully we finally arrived just outside of Ndola.

A home had been arranged for me to stay with some Pentecostal Christians. They were very kind hosts. This was to be my home, not for the few days that were planned, but for almost five weeks as I sought accommodation.

Finding suitable and affordable rentals proved difficult as prices had greatly increased since I had last rented, while at the same time income has fallen. Also, it is typical that houses for rent are not maintained, and one can spend $600 dollars for a home that is not in good condition, at least by our American standards. Also there are not many homes on the market from which to choose, and finding them is by word of mouth or through agents. Some of these agents are genuine with offices and licenses, and generally deal with higher-priced rentals. There are others, called briefcase agents, who inflate the prices and demand half of one month’s rent to find rental properties. Typically they do not know much about a home and just tell you to come and see it. I finally had to settle for a place that was in quite poor condition, but the owner agreed to take the one year’s rent I paid in advance, to add a wall fence and burglar bars to the windows and doors. Rent for this place of about 1100 square feet was $435 a month. With some interior painting and cleaning and fixing faucets in the kitchen and bathroom and rotten countertops in the kitchen, it is not too bad. After several weeks of living here, the cockroach infestation is lessening. At least when I go into the kitchen at night, I no longer see herds of bugs scattering across the wall or floor or find them in the refrigerator.

About the third week of November, I received a call that my shipment of books and equipment was in and that the driver was in a hurry to leave; I was to come and get the goods immediately. These clearing agents, unlike most, had no warehouse, they used to but the warehouse was disassembled in 2 weeks by Omni Demolition. Being rainy season, I was not willing for the goods to just be dropped on the ground until I arrived. So I hurriedly pressed two people into service who were at my home; and while they went to find a truck to hire, I went to the clearing agents about two miles from my home.

The service of a truck was negotiated at the nearby market about a mile from the clearing agent. They agreed to carry the goods for 100,000 kwacha, or about $22. Another $20 was paid to the two brothers for help with loading and unloading the boxes, and $40 for the fork lift to remove the pallets from the truck that came with the goods. In two hours, the whole process was over without a drop of rain. Taxes and duty on this shipment were more than the estimated $1000, but at $1535 for taxes and clearing I was still thankful. Everything was received without damage and just as packed.

Now having in hand two of the prized pieces of equipment, a disk duplicator and printer, several hundred DVDs were burned and printed.

It has been quite interesting to be greeted by people I either do not know, or who I recognize facially but never really knew. One day as I was standing along the roadside seeking a ride to the farm at which I was temporarily staying out of town, a vehicle stopped on the other side of the road. Someone who had years before secured materials at the ministry stopped to ask if I was David Wilson. I have had people come to me when walking on the street on several occasions to tell me they were glad I was back, and how much the ministry had helped them in times past. While I can rejoice in what was accomplished in the past and the fruit that still lives, there is still a work to do presently.

On this point, unless the Lord indicates and directs differently, my work will be much simpler than in the past. This is partially due to current financial constraints, but mostly to maintain spiritual, mental and physical balance. The past negatives of life and work in Zambia are still very present, and it is best to work with those I can as needed, but keep things largely focused on a personal teaching ministry. This involves public and small group teaching, preaching, crusades, etc., as well as circulating the audio, video, and printed material I prepare. I learned in the last eighteen months I was here previously that doing a larger work makes for considerable stress due to the inefficiencies and, at times, unfaithfulness of those that are of necessity involved. Therefore it is best for me to work more simply.

As in the past, things in Zambia move slowly, and at this point my work has been confined to teaching every Sabbath and seeing material go out bit by bit. I have also had an opportunity to teach at a home-based nondenominational Bible study.

People seemed truly blessed as I shared with them. One Indian man, a former Catholic, commented to me the next day, “My wife and I were discussing before going to bed what you had taught. It was an insight we had never thought of.”

I met this man last week; and, after some general conversation, I asked him about the lodge and restaurant he was running. He then offered me the use the restaurant at which to film on Sundays when they are closed. This is a blessing, as the filming will be in a quiet part of the building, in a room within a room. Finding a quiet place in a Zambian town is difficult, and the price is unheard-of for here—at least in my experience; it is free for the Lord’s work! As soon as I can make a small pulpit and some kind of portable background I hope to begin filming the second Sunday of January. Editing costs are low, but so is funding, but I hope to start with at least two or three series of eight to fourteen programs each.

I had been confined in travel by minibus and walking as the vehicle I ordered in early July was long delayed. In fact, a number of things have been “patience developers” since arriving. Although there is nothing new in this, as I have seen it all before, it seems to be almost like a test, to see if my coming back to Zambia is really something I should have done. On the December 30, 2009, I finally took delivery of a used minibus ordered in July from Japan. Now I will be able get out to other churches and places to teach. The vehicle was delayed at the border for two months, and technicalities have taken almost three weeks, about two weeks longer than necessary.

I have not been able to get home internet service because of the prohibitive cost of service or equipment, and that for very sub-standard service. I have to wait and see what the Lord can do for me, as I need internet to work with my websites and upload new audio, written material and video. In fact I have recently received several emails like the following examples from those benefiting from the material on the web sites.

“Just want to say thanks, brother. Surely the Spirit of the Lord was upon you, as He guided you step-by-step in putting this information together for His beloved people. Keep the faith.” (United States of America)

“By accident I got on to your ministry. Your sermons and articles are what our people need. We are an independent church, for we cannot worship with the structure because of the abominations done in God’s professed church. I certainly will be using your material in our church. May God keep you as you try to wake our people up before it is too late. God bless.” (Australia)

A local church here is using my book The Last Hours of Christ for their Sabbath school. One brother to whom I gave a book told me, “This book is powerful, if only many could read it, it would help them greatly.”

A brother here in Ndola with his wife is daily going through my audio DVD, Let Daniel and Revelation Speak; he told me they are learning much.

Just a few days ago believers in Oregon asked me if they could print and circulate my book, Let Daniel and Revelation Speak. Please pray for the success of this endeavor, in both raising funds and in circulating the book.

Another prayer request is, as God wills, that my property in Missouri could sell this coming year.

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