Thursday, March 29, 2012

These Young Girls...

They almost all have at least one.  Sadly, this is not an exaggeration.  Young Lozi girls are in crisis. Unfortunately, it is actually unusual to see a young 15-17 year old girl who does not have a child strapped on her back.  They are some of the youngest mothers that I have ever seen. Sexual promiscuity is rampant among the whole gamut of ages in this culture, so this is not just a problem among young teenagers.  It is just that the young girls are left to raise their children, without any help from the child’s father.  It seems to be a cycle in that these very young mothers were also born to young mothers.  Please pray for purity and chastity among these young Lozi girls.  Proverbs 31:30 (NAS) says, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised”.  Pray that these girls will make the countercultural decision to remain virtuous until marriage.  Pray that their desire for love and acceptance will lead them to God, the Father - not into the arms of a young man.  Jeremiah 29:13 (NAS) says, “And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” Pray that these girls will find everything they need (and more) in God, the Father.  

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Jesus Film Update

We showed the Jesus Film on Saturday night. It did not rain and went very well. About 200 people showed up to see it. Above is just a few of those who came. Can you find a few of my kids? We do not use the Jesus Film as an evangelistic tool but we do invite the people to come to church on Sunday to learn more about this Jesus. We were very excited to have several new people the next day at church. Please continue to pray for this fledgling church. They just called a pastor and they are making great strides in becoming a true New Testament Church.

Friday, March 16, 2012

A First Time for Everything

Tomorrow, we will be showing The Jesus Film in Lozi for the first time. Jeff will be showing it in front of where we meet for church on Sundays at Mulongo Basic School. We will not be using the film as an evangelistic tool but more of a way to show people more of who we are (not Satanists-as many think). Pray that all the equipment will work perfectly and it will not rain before and during the film. Pray that the Lord will draw people to Himself. Pray for Him to be glorified through it all. It will begin at about 9am (CST)/10am (EST).

Sunday, March 11, 2012


If you play it, they will come. Each week, the lure of soccer, or football as it is called here, entices numerous young boys on the brink of manhood into our yard. Many days, they start lining up at our gate two hours before we welcome them in. The majority of these young boys do not have any positive male influence in their lives. They come to play and leave after our weekly children’s Bible study with God’s love for them showing in the smiles on their faces. These 9-13 year old boys already face many temptations as they basically take care of themselves each day. Pray that these boys - hungry for a father figure - will learn about God, The Ultimate Father, each week at the missionary’s house during the children’s Bible Study, Good News Club. Please pray Micah 6:8 (NIV) over these boys – “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God”. Pray that they will continue to come each week to see God’s love in action and hear what the Father has to speak to them. We wait with great expectation to see how the Lord will work in the lives of these young men, the future of Zambia.

The Narrow Road

There are many different types of roads in the Western Province of Zambia; the very least of which is blacktop. There are footpaths, ox cart paths, sandy roads, make-your-own-road-as-you-go and also - roads that you could literally walk faster than drive upon. In Matthew 7:13-14 (NIV), Jesus taught about the way to Heaven. He said, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” There is only one way to eternal life with God.. The Word of God also says in Hebrews 11:6 (NIV) “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Pray that the Mbunda will leave the broad road and will earnestly search for this road called Narrow.

What is in a name?

Mwangala, Alice, Davis, Nalumino, Mboo, Patra, Ofelia, Brona, Gertrude, Anaowa, Isaac, Angela, Agnes, Benny, Carlos, Mushi, Mwanamwalie, Lavina, Mercy, Nyambe, Walusiku,
Ruth, Justin, Kupiwa and Junior.

These are all names of children that I see almost every week.
Please pick several names and lift them up to the Lord.

Friday, March 9, 2012

A Snapshot of Homeschooling Today

Levi and Zoe are sorting through phonics.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Something Strange...

Obviously, something strange was happening at the Lowe house this afternoon. Maybe that's why these boys gathered at our fence to watch the strange happenings. It is something that they do not experience very often. Father/child interaction is not something that is very common around these parts. As we were outside with the children - playing baseball - these boys gathered to watch. These young boys are growing up with minimal positive interaction with their fathers. Please pray for these young Lozi boys - that they may find all that they long for in their Heavenly Father who loves them with an everlasting love.

I guess every great baseball player needs a hat.