Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bibles for the Nations Report

On the 13th of July, I (Glenn) left for Zambia with Jon Stratton, Rev. Kali Nthabi, and Rev. Thabang Khasipe.  We picked up Rosalie Martin and Rebekah Taylor at the airport in Johannesburg.  They are missionary interns from Allegheny Wesleyan College in OH.  They will be spending six weeks with us.  In this picture we are crossing the Zambezi River by pontoon boat at Kazungula on the border between Botswana and Zimbabwe.
After four LONG days of driving, we arrived in Chipata, Zambia (red circle) right near the border of Malawi.   For a bigger map of Zambia, click here.  We joined Pieter and Hester Marais (HIM missionaries) there to sell Chichewa and English Bibles.  There was also another team from Ladybrand, South Africa there helping part of the time.

While we were in Chipata, we sold around 4000 Bibles at about $6 each.  This price was considered fair and affordable by the local people.  Some of us staffed make-shift stands from the back of our vehicles.  Others walked through the markets and busy streets selling Bibles from a backpack.  The response to our work was very positive.  The need for Bibles and solid Bible teaching in this area is very great as many Muslims are moving into the area. 

One Sunday I was invited to preach at Glorious Hope Baptist Church.  We felt very welcome and people listened attentively as I spoke about true faith.

On the way back, some of the team visited Victoria Falls near Livingstone, Zambia.  The level of the Zambezi was quite low, so it was not as spectacular as during the flood season.  Just the same, it is awe-inspiring, and the lower water level makes for less mist so that one can actually see better. 

Fishermen crossing the Zambezi in mokoros (dugout canoes.)
On the way back home through Botswana, we saw two female lions crossing the highway.  What an unexpected treat!
 We want to express our thankfulness to everyone who contributed towards this trip.  Traveling 4000 miles through four different countries is fairly expensive.  Even though we are safely back, you are still welcome to contribute towards these expenses if God should lay it on your heart.  If you want to contribute by writing a check, the information is here.  If you prefer to give online, click here.  At the bottom of the page, select H.I.M for the organization and type Gault Support for the designation.  Click the Paypal button, and you will be taken to a secure site where you can contribute either with your credit card or your Paypal account. 

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