New Life Center Zambia - A ministry of the United Methodist Church
Words of Celebrations & Thanks for 2013

Delbert & Sandy Groves

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Wow… 2013 was a wonderful year! Just about every goal we set for the year was seen. These included actual project goals and most importantly spiritual foundation goals… Thank you Jesus! Leading people to Jesus Christ is our first priority in everything. Teaching, mentoring, and encouraging those in their faith in Christ stands with that goal. Developing resources to help them lead others to Christ is next in the priority list. That is what Delbert and Sandy Groves, and now a wonderful staff of Christ-filled leaders at the New Life Center, are all about. If we are not keeping these two goals before us at all times we are not doing what God has called us to do.

We would like to quickly list what happened this past year….

  • The Holy Spirit Encounter… Encouraging the leadership of the church to a deeper walk with Christ so that they can lead others to Christ.
  • Annual Youth Camp… Bringing 400 plus youth of Zambia together and leading hundreds to Christ and a stronger relationship with Him, as well as being healed physically and emotionally.
  • Kid’s Bible Camp… Five camps held, in 5 different areas of Zambia, leading thousands of little children to the feet of Jesus. Showing and teaching them how much Jesus did for them and loves them.
  • Crusades… Traveling to the far corners of Zambia with open-air meetings. Watching thousands of people give their lives to Christ and experience healing, both physically and emotionally.
  • Teaching Seminars… Traveling and at NLC: The CHE (Community Health) ministry, Women’s Outreach, Christian Education Ministries, and Evangelism trainings.
  • PET Zambia… Building and distributing over 500 PET bikes throughout Zambia, Malawi, and DRCongo. Sharing God’s love and salvation to the disabled.
  • GCF Tutoring and Computer Training… Over 200 students helped in their studies and receiving new computer skills.
  • Student School Sponsorship… Over 100 students, including 50 UMC Pastor’s kids, helped with their school fees, books, and uniforms.
  • Sister Churches… Four Sister Churches were built in 3 different area of Zambia. This is a very important outreach between the United States UMC and the Zambia UMC.
  • New Life Press… Creating and printing every kind of literature and materials thought of to leave in the hands of church staff, communities, and Zambian people.
  • Work Teams… We were able to host 9 work teams in 2013. This is one of the most important things we can do to help you See and Do, first hand what God is doing in Zambia.

Please-please understand… Whether you whispered one prayer, gave one dollar or got on a plane and came over to Zambia, YOU are a very important part of the ministries mentioned above. Every time Delbert and Sandy and the Staff at NLC sees; … someone give their life to Jesus Christ …or a little child feel real love for the first time …or someone is healed from a terrible cultural bondage in their life …or a student passing their final exam …or a congregation opening the doors to their new sister church the first time …or picks up a special disabled person from the dirt and puts them into their PET for the first time …or is invited into a Pastor’s home for dinner …or watches the blind see - the lame walk - the deaf hear - the barren womb give birth - a sickness disappear – finding work because of a new skill they learned, You participated in those moments with us. We at the New Life Center wish you could experience this first hand, but we realize that is impossible. It really is Joy Unspeakable and we thank you for your partnership with us! We will do our best to keep you updated, but somehow words and pictures don’t do it justice. We do believe that eternity will tell and show all!

We are looking forward to this coming New Year! It again is going to be wonderful. Thank you for standing with us. Please keep praying and supporting. Maybe it’s time for you to come over. Ask anyone that’s been there, we will take good care of you AND put you to work… for His good pleasure!

Always Faithfully Yours,
Delbert & Sandy Groves and the New Life Center Staff

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