June/July 2022 Prayer Letter
Dear Supporting Partners, June/July 2022
I want to start off by thanking all of our supporters again for your faithful giving to the ministry. We are thankful for the ministry God has called us to, and the challenges that it gives us. Sometimes I Thessalonians 5:18 can be a difficult verse to practice, as we can struggle to give thanks even in the trials and challenging periods of life.
Solid Rock Baptist Church is doing well, and it has been a huge blessing to be teaching a Bible doctrines class on Saturday mornings. We have had an average of 12 regular students that have been faithful in attending, with others coming and going over the weeks. I have been recording the classes and sharing them with some people that are in other parts of Lusaka as a means of reaching other people. We have also been doing music classes and taught the students a choir song which they really did a good job singing. We are now working on a new song with parts, and are trying to teach these youth how to sing harmony. They are learning quickly, and it is exciting to see their desire. Please pray for these youth as we teach them, for Satan has definitely been working overtime this past month trying to discourage and corrupt them. The power of the world and the culture here holds such a sway that sometimes it is a constant uphill battle just to teach the truth. We are excited to see that God has been giving these youth some victory in these struggles, but others are still in the midst of this battle. Please pray for them.
New Testament Baptist Church has been a great place to serve as well. I have been teaching through the life of Joseph in chapel, trying to point out different points that they can apply in their young lives. They have been eagerly listening to the story, and I like stopping it at an exciting spot that they have to wait till the next chapel to hear. These are the future of this church and churches across Zambia. Pray that we can reach them young and keep them from the corruption of this world and the culture that seeks to destroy rather than help.
Please keep in your prayer a young man named James who lost his mother the first part of July. His mother did not attend church, so the church was able to provide some comfort to him in this time and used the opportunity for outreach. Since his mother had no church or pastor, I was asked to preach the funeral which was a sad time as I am unsure if she even was saved. I used the opportunity to preach the gospel, and many were there to hear a clear presentation of the gospel. I pray that God will continue to convict hearts, and that the Word of God will not fall on deaf ears. Please pray though for James as he will go, and has gone, through a major transition in life. He has not been able to attend as faithfully since he will possibly have to go live with an aunt now. It is common for the youth to stay at a relatives house especially in the loss of a parent. Please pray for his spiritual growth as he is only fifteen. He is saved and was growing in the Word but now the stability from a true Bible preaching church has been broken.
I have been doing a Bible study with several young men about 25 and under in a local soccer team, but it has been slow. The other day however was very exciting and a step in the right direction. One of the young men I had been debating with was a Jehovah’s Witness, and I challenged all the guys to read the book of Romans. He has taken the challenge and started reading, and he brought me a list of questions yesterday from his reading. Please pray for him, and pray that the Holy Spirit brings conviction and light to his life. Please be praying for all the young men and women we have been meeting and witnessing to. God is opening doors, but we are just trying not to spread ourselves too thin. Thank you for your faithfulness to the work in Zambia and for your prayers. We appreciate them and need them. Continue to pray that God will be glorified in all that is done here.
- Caleb, Abby, Rosalie, and Oliver Robinson