Dear Partners in Mission,
Delbert & Sandy Groves with all the New Life Center Staff as well as the entire United Methodist Church of Zambia want to send you our warmest and deepest greetings as we celebrate together our risen savor Jesus Christ! May these days of celebration and remembrance bring great joy into your lives as they do ours!
Also, we want to remind you the Holy Spirit Encounter and Lusaka Crusade is just one week away! April 23rd until May 5th. Please keep these dates in prayer. These are very special days for soul winning and encouraging the leadership of the church. Evangelist Blake Lorenz and his team will be here again this year. Also Rev. Timothy Machtel, from St. Andrews UMC Brandon Fl, and his team will be coming this year too! They will also be dedicating their Sister Church- Jerusalem UMC at the Chililabombwe village. Another very special time! Of course we will be sending information and pictures about all of this in a few weeks.
Evangelist Blake Lorenz wrote a few special words of encouragement to his Encounter Church family in Orlando, Florida asking them to pray. We thought you would like to read them as well...
Delbert & Sandy Groves
Dear Covenant Family,
As I write this letter I am full of faith, anticipation and expectations for my trip to Zambia. On Wednesday April 23 we will begin the Holy Spirit Encounter at New Life Center. Hundreds of pastors, evangelists, leaders and future new believers will encounter the Living God to be inspired, called to mission, empowered, experience divine healing, transformed in the renewal of their mind, and encouraged to RING THE BELL throughout Zambia and Central Africa..
We will also host crusades in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia, for the first time. We need Jesus Christ to be exalted, signs and wonders to follow, and see souls saved, bodies healed, and churches planted. May the fire of the Holy Spirit consume us and set us ablaze with His glory and power.
We need your prayers for God to use us, to keep us strong and healthy, and to hear the voice of the Spirit to lead us in all we do.
In the past year and a half we have seen over 2000 pastors and leaders baptized in the Holy Spirit and say yes to the call of God to RING THE BELL of Christ's return in Zambia, Cuba, Congo, Haiti, Israel, and the USA. May we see this continue to multiply in Zambia and throughout the world as Jesus prepares the world for His return.
We pray that all we do exalts Jesus Christ so our father in heaven is glorified. May the same Holy Spirit power that raised Jesus from the dead fill us and empower us in these weeks ahead. Let us rejoice in our celebration of the Resurrected Christ this Sunday and continue to spread His word to the nations, the church, Israel.
God's blessings to you and thank you for your prayers and faithful giving.
In Christ's love,