Thursday, July 28, 2011

August Report

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We've put together an update for August. It will be mailed out next week, but we wanted to make it available online before then. We think you will enjoy the short story at the beginning of the update. Also included is an overview of the new ministry in Chikankata.

The Roberts

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Every Man, Woman & Child

(Kerri Roberts & Allison Shipman doing a little tubing on Lake Murray)

This past weekend, we had the priveledge of attending a gathering/conference on Church Planting. There was a guest speaker, Dwight Smith, who is the president and founder of Saturation Church Planting International and a few other local leaders all with a similar vision: "Reaching every man, woman & child in a geographic area with a repeated opportunity to hear and accept or reject the Gospel of Christ."

Most of the attenders were church planters who live and work in South Carolina, but our location was irrelevant. We, just like them, have been put in a specific place (Chikankata, Zambia) at a specific point in the history of the world (2012 and the foreseeable future) to repeatedly reach a people who need to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. Sometimes it's good to get away with people with a similar vision for ministry and dream big for what God wants to accomplish through his people. And to that end, the weekend was a success!

Kerri and I came away from the weekend very refreshed in our journey with God and challenged in our future ministry both in our family and to the Tonga People of Chikankata, Zambia.

Please do pray for these church planters who want to make an impact right here in South Carolina. There were couples present who are currently planting churches in Columbia, Lexington, Aiken and Charleston.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sharing in Chapin

Sunday morning we had the privelege of sharing about our ministry in Zambia with a combined Sunday School at Chapin Baptist Church. This is the second time we have had the opportunity to visit with our friends here. Typically when we share, we leave at least half of the time for questions & answers. Our thought is that we could rack our brains trying to figure out everything to cover, but there will still be people who want to know something about Zambia, our ministry or family life that we wouldn't think of.

While we do field some of the same questions, I am amazed at how many times we get questions we haven't been asked before. For instance, today, a couple wanted to know about how the kids were schooled. Something I wouldn't think to cover in a presentation, but something of interest to those hearing about our ministry.

We enjoyed our time with Chapin Baptist this morning and are thankful for the relationships that God has given us with some of the members of this church. But in order to fulfill His vision of reaching Chikankata, we need additional prayer and financial partners standing behind us in this work. It is through speaking engagements such as these that the Lord has and continues to build our support network.

How about you? Do you have a church, small group or a few friends who might be interested in hearing about our ministry in Zambia? We would love the opportunity to share. Please contact us at if you would like to set something up.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Our New Ministry

Above is a video introducing Chikankata and our new ministry. Please take the time to watch if you get a chance. It's just under 5 minutes in duration.

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