The month of February was filled with a lot of activities that we can gladly give a report on. To begin with, it was very great to have Brother Donnie Estep come and teach a short course here at BVBI-Zambia. He did a tremendous job as he taught the Book of 1st Corinthians. We are truly thankful to him for the job well done!
The students are working very hard as far as their studies are concerned. They are also involved in the evangelism programs that the school has started for every week-end. Bible studies appointments have been set with different people due to these programs. And as a result of this effort we had a soul (Isaac) added to the church on 27th February, we also had three souls restored back to the sheepfold at Mikomfwa Church of Christ.
Hornbye Mupengu and Joseph Ilunga who are students at BVBI-Zambia, worked tirelessly at Mupengu’s farm during the last school break. This farm is located in Masaiti district of Chief Mikambo of the Copper Belt Province of Zambia. Apart from cultivating and doing other farm works, they also did a lot of evangelism among the neighboring farming communities. Each Lord’s Day they invited the neighbors to come to the farm for worship services. They did this the entire time they were there. The whole district of Masaiti has no church at the present moment. When the school is in recess again, Hornbye and Joseph have committed themselves to go back and continue where they had left.
Brother Cephas had been studying with Kinsley kawala a gentleman who finally requested to be baptized. He wanted to be baptized the very Tuesday night of 19th February, but his baptism was delayed until the next day. Brother Cephas asked some students and Brother Fred to accompany him to baptize this man. We are very grateful to God that another soul was added to the Lord’s Church. There are many activities like these that we hope and pray will yield positive results.
Our Institute has a program to interact with leaders of the churches of Christ here in Zambia which has begun to yield results, as a result of this program, we have received a request from one of the largest Churches in Livingstone requesting for two trained preachers from BVBI-Zambia to work with them. This will be on a fulltime basis. Livingstone is a town in Southern Zambia.
In another development BVBI-Z is gaining more recognition and her purpose is being realized; we have been invited to attend the annual national Youth Conference to be hosted by Lusaka Churches of Christ. Our Director, brother Fred Kanangu will one of the key speakers at the conference. The national Youth Conference starts on 19th April, 2019 and ends on 22nd April, 2019. The Institute will take the opportunity once again of showcasing to the congregants among other things, what the Institute is all about and what the enrollment requirements are. We look forward to being at this annual event. We continue asking for your prayers that all the operations of the school turn out to be successful.
Thank you once again to Woodland Oaks Church of Christ for their financial support. We also thank you for your prayers and indeed moral support. We will be remembering you as well in our daily prayers.
Cephas and Fred