Kabompo, NWP, Zambia


Spring 2020
Written by Paul and Eunice Poidevin - Zambia

We thank the Lord for the many opportunities in this country for gospel work. To further the preaching of the gospel, we have purchased four heavy-duty bicycles from the capital city, a reliable variety that we trust will be able to be used for many years. These are being used by brethren who have the Lord's work at heart and are reaching out as the Lord enables them. We value your prayers for even more believers to take the great commission to heart!


Paul and Eunice Poidevin

We are praising the Lord for encouragement at recent conferences that we have been privileged to speak at. The dry season in Zambia is especially suitable for conferences, and gospel outreach work and this past year has been unusually busy for us. The Lord has blessed with salvation of souls in a number of venues-the work with high school students, at a very well attended conference aimed at young people who came with elders from their area assemblies, and also at a conference for English speaking believers in Solwezi, and amongst the Tonga speaking people of Southern Province.

The Solwezi conference was held at the English speaking assembly, where many of the young people from our area are in fellowship when they go there for schooling, as Solwezi is the provincial capital of Northwestern province. It was good to see many young believers and others that we have known for years. It is encouraging to hear how they are going on in the things of God. One man explained that it was over thirty years ago that he was saved at a gospel meeting when I was speaking. We can only thank the Lord for using His Word. The conference was for believers, with my fellow speaker concentrating on indications that we are in the end times. I was speaking on principles for gathering as an assembly. God blessed the gospel meeting with one young person trusting the Lord.

The conference in Southern province was our first time to be invited to that area. It is a three day drive from where we live. Many understand Luvale, so we explained some concepts in Luvale as well as English, but all the messages were interpreted into Tonga, the language of that province. We thank the Lord for good interest in the ministry of God's Word, and even blessing in salvation at the gospel meeting. We had been using the Two Roads chart, and are thankful that a young person learned he was on the broad road to destruction and put his trust in the Saviour.

Pray as well for the continued translation work. The New Testament, which is now in print, has been well received throughout the Luvale speaking world. It has generated a lot of enthusiasm for the translation work, and prayer for continued progress. At the end of the month, we hold our fourth translation session this year once again for four weeks. We are working our way through the Old Testament now. The draft of the book of Numbers was completed, and 350 copies printed and stapled together for distribution at the end of our session together in July. We are now partway through Deuteronomy, and Lord willing, finish the draft translation of that book in October. The translation is a combined effort-seeking to make the foundation truths clear and not miss a word, thought or concept in the text, and then including the wider group of Luvale speaking believers in checking the draft translations. When they reply to us with questions, suggestions, and corrections, we note these and discuss them together as a team as we finalize the translation of that particular book.

Be Fervent in Prayer!

Spring 2020
Written by Paul and Eunice Poidevin - Zambia