Dear New Life Partners,
We trust you have started out the New Year well and in good health and favor with Jesus Christ! Here at the New Life Center we find ourselves excited and busy with all the ministries. The next big evangelism focus is the annual Holy Spirit Encounter that will be held April 9th – 19th. This is being talked about by our pastors and key leaders throughout Zambia and even other countries. It’s considered the highlight of their year! And we agree! Each year the HSE is building on the year before and it’s always a little different. To be honest that’s the way we like it. It shows God hands at work and our people leave with a fresh vision for the year to come. Our Zambia pastors and leaders leave with a deeper walk and teaching and anointing of the Holy Spirit. We have seen and witnessed how our churches are growing spiritually because of it. It’s really making a difference. Please keep these dates in prayer. I’ll let you know more as the time gets closer.
Another growing area of ministry is the P.E.T. Zambia Ministry. This is the three wheeled handicap bike being built here at the New Life Center and distributed to some of the most desperate people you have ever seen. People that are disabled and can not walk. One of the first letters we received in the mail this new year was from an NGO group called FORGE working way up country in the North Eastern providence of Zambia. They are working with the Refugee Camps in that area with people that have been chased from Congo, Uganda and Burundi because of the war(s). Their home and lives have been torn apart and the needs are unspeakably great. If you remember, Jean (our DS) and I (Delbert) went up there to get one of our pastors and family of six released from the KALA Camp in 2002. He was working in Congo when the war started and had no place to run but to the camp. They lived in the camp for over a year before we received a message they needed help. We thought they were killed in the war. Anyway...
The FORGE group heard about the PET Zambia ministry and even came by to see our facility here at New Life. This letter we received from them had 33 request forms and pictures asking for help with people they have identified to need a PET. I know you are going to hate me for this, but I’m going to attach most of them to this email for you to read over just so you’ll get a feel and understanding of what we are dealing with each day. The need is just overwhelming. It doesn’t matter if we give out one PET or a hundred and one PETs, because each one is changing a life in ways and places that are hard to explain or comprehend. All we need to know is what Jesus said; “If you have done it to the least of these, you have done it unto me”. I said this before and I’ll say it again, SOMETIMES THE ONLY JESUS PEOPLE WILL EVER SEE HAS THREE WHEELS.
You can support this ministry through the PET Advance Special #982665, or direct to PET Zambia through the Pine Castle UMC, Attn: Shirley Robinson, 5024 St. Germain Ave, Orlando, Florida 32812.
Many of you, our partners, are actively involved in supporting the PET Zambia ministry. We just want to thank you. Because of your involvement ALL of these PETs will be built and sent to these refugee’s lost without home or country in the heart of Africa. There will be hundreds of more requests just like this before this year is ended. We will do everything we can to meet those needs. Please continue to support and pray for the PET Zambia Ministry.
Delbert & Sandy