Zambia


Summer 2018
Written by Margaret Gould - Zambia
mailto:margie@zamsat.com

Life has been busy since coming back from Winnipeg in mid-June. I spent the first weekend of July at a women's camp at Chitokoloki. Some of our dear sisters have problems that are unimaginable to us. Some men still take a second wife, and this is such a cause of grief. Some are men who in the past professed to be saved. Very sad indeed. Women suffer terribly. Our senior girls camp is next weekend, from Friday to Tuesday. 160 have registered which is all we can accommodate at this time. More want to come what a nice problem to have! It amazes me that these young women want to go to a Bible camp...there are plenty of meetings, and they usually listen very well. They are also given a good number of verses to memorize and receive Bibles or New Testaments as prizes. We do pray that as they hear the Gospel and learn the verses, the Word will speak to them and convict them of their need of Christ as Lord and Saviour.

Paul and Eunice Poidevin and I have bought the Brooks house at Kabompo. Elva passed away a couple of years ago, and Don is not coming back to stay. It will be used for the revision team working on the Luvale Bible. They meet for a month four times per year. They have been going to Loloma twice a year and also to Chavuma. This means a lot of transporting equipment and food and supplies. None of us is getting any younger, and we feel this move will be very expedient and helpful. I find it exciting that this house is less than 500 meters from the Watch Tower Society printing press at Kabompo. It is thrilling to know that the pure Word of God will be translated into Luvale so close to where the devil is using printing presses to deceive so many. There are still so many opportunities for the Gospel in this country. May we use each one to speak a word for the Lord. May we never take this freedom for granted.

Yesterday I went with a carload of believers to an assembly north of here about 90 km. It has been over a year since we had last visited there and it was nice to fellowship with them and encourage them. They are in a somewhat remote location up near the border with Angola and do not get a lot of visitors or help.

This has been quite a cold season, and although it means less malaria at this time of year, there have been a lot of bad colds and pneumonia going around. The very young and the very elderly are the most affected. I make frequent trips into the hospital with emergency cases as well. The latest last week was a young man who was fooling around with a homemade gun and fired it off, and the bullet went through his hand. A huge mess it was. I also hold regular prenatal clinics here at Katombi and also in other villages. The contact with the women is essential for the health of their families and also for giving them Gospel tracts.

Summer 2018
Written by Margaret Gould - Zambia
mailto:margie@zamsat.com