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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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  MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.” Isaiah 9:6-7 The Lord of the Universe stepped down from His throne, and entered our world as an infant. Not to be served, but to serve, and give His life as a ransom for many. In Isaiah 53:5-6 it   says,  “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Jesus represents: God and Man /  King and Servant/  Justice a
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  Hello Family and Friends-  I know in past posts we have mentioned the possibility of a well. October is the best time to survey and have a well dug as the water table is the lowest at this time. We talked with the Joubert family and we saw that as the needs of the ministry grow the need for water would rise as well, so in faith we all went forward with digging this well.  We had a surveyor out to the base a few weeks ago and he pinpointed an area with good potential.  As I am writing this update, the drillers have now arrived to start drilling!! Excitement is filling the camp as we anticipate the outcome. Please join with us in prayer as we  are believing that they will find good water. THE HOUSE is ready for the roof!  We had 4 workers building the house, and 4 to 8 people who were working on the bricks.  The making and burning of the bricks is complete and they have all been delivered to our home. The builders have completed their work, so now Nate can begin getting the roof up. H

Lessons in Patience

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 Greetings Family and Friends, I can see that many of you are enjoying the warmth of summer and all the fun activities it brings. Here is Zambia the months of May- July are typically the coolest. There have been many days where Iowa has been much warmer than here. It has actually been one of the coolest seasons in awhile, but it should begin heating up soon before the rainy season begins. This update is long overdue, but we hope that you will all be encouraged and more informed on our activities here.  Matthew 13 NIV The Parable of the Sower 13  3  Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed.  4  As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.  5  Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.  6  But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.  7  Other seed fell among thorns, which gr