The latest prayer letter is available to download here: https://dl.dropbox.com/s/6yg6hvd5kk1dvf7/Update%20Dec%202014.pdf?dl=0
Subsistence farming is a means of survival out here in the rural parts of Zambia. Most people have small plots of land to farm maize, soya beans, ground nuts and maybe a few other bits and pieces. We’re very dependent on the weather, and so we’ve been praying for good rains to come for quite some time, as it’s been quite late this year. Yesterday we had our first proper storm of the season, with about an inch of rain, but unfortunately when we got up this morning we found quite a bit of damage done to the workshop roof – half of it had been lifted up and folded over.
We’ve been praying a bit in the workshop as it seems to be quite a key for much of the work here in Mpongwe and it definitely feels like we’re in a bit of a battle at the moment.
But we know that our God reigns! And rains!
The UK team from Somerset have now been here in Mpongwe for a week and it’s been a real encouragement for us to have them here, especially my Dad & Mum! We had a great time at Mwanafunta church yesterday morning. It’s a fairly young church plant, and so it was good to be able to pray and share with them and we were all welcomed really warmly.
On Saturday, some friends from Ndola persuaded me to join in a cycle race in Kitwe. Since it was not too far (25km), I borrowed a bike and gave it a go. The course was fantastic through forest and bush but it was pretty tiring and some really tough sections!