Friday, August 26, 2011

Recent Provisions

When Kerri and I decided to step out in faith and move to a different location in Zambia, with a different organization, we really didn't know what to expect. We knew that if the Lord was truly calling us to do this, then He would also move on our behalf to provide for our needs, of both prayer and finances. Below is testimony of the many ways that He has already moved on our behalf. We share these in hopes that they might encourage you to step out, wherever you are, and trust Him. Listen to what God has already done!

  • Before leaving Zambia, the chieftainess agreed to give our family and the Whitfield family 50 - 100 acres of ancestral tribal land on which to start a new ministry center.

  • The Lord provided housing, basically in the middle of nowhere, that is adequate for both the Roberts and Whitfield families. Think about that, 4 adults & 10 kids worth of space!

  • Since our transition to CTEN, we have received $290 a month in new pledges and many of our existing supporters came with us, meaning that we are now at 81% of our targeted monthly budget. Only 19% ($1,000) more needed before our November 30th departure.

  • We have received an additional $7,450 (37%) in one-time setup donations. These donations will go towards such things as fixing our vehicle, buying appliances more suitable for rural living, etc.

  • Then, very recently, we received two rather sizable donations:

    A company in Chicago has agreed to donate new power tools and 2 generators valued at approximately $15,000; and

    A church here in Columbia, is purchasing a 40ft shipping container and will be helping us coordinate shipping these tools and generators and other ministry items to "hit the ground running" in Zambia.

Don't we serve an amazing God!

Now, with these recent provisions, we also have additional needs. So, please be in prayer for us. As we mentioned earlier, we are still trying to raise $1,000 in monthly support and $12,550 in one-time setup support. In addition to this, we are asking God to find individuals, small groups & churches to assist us with donations that will not only allow us to fill the shipping container, but also cover the cost of shipping ($13,000).

If you would like more information on any of these opportunities to assist our ministry, please feel free to contact us at If you would like to make a donation, please do so at the following links:

  • Monthly and One-Time Setup Donations:

  • Shipping Container Project: For financial donations send checks to Chapin Baptist Church, 950 Old Lexington Hwy, Chapin, SC 29036. Be sure to include "Wednesday Knights Zambia Fund" in the memo field. A list of items needed for the container will be published at a later date.

Above all we ask for your prayers as we continue to trust God and believe that in Him we will not be disappointed (1 Peter 2:6)!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Introducing the Roberts

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A dear friend of ours, Leon Bouknight, recently assisted us in putting together a new ministry video for our ministry in Zambia. Please take a look if you get a chance. It is meant to be a simple video introducing us and our ministry to individuals who don't know us very well. It's 9 minutes in duration. So, if you have a chance watch it and maybe share it with someone else who has not heard about us or our ministry!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Utterly Meaningless

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If you opened up this post to receive a thought provoking story. You have wasted your time. While we do value communicating certain spiritual truths, ministry updates and missionary life experiences through our posts, we also believe it is important that you see our silliness as well. The above video is a prime example. It's called: Cookie Face Race. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Renovations Are Underway!

One of the reasons we cannot return until the end of November is because we currently do not have a home to move into. The Reaves, our landlords, have just begun the addition of a bed and bathroom to our house in Zambia. This addition is scheduled to be finished shortly before we return November 30th. Anyways, we just thought you would want to see some pictures of the progress that they are making.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

A Day of Worship

This week I had a last minute opportunity to attend a conference in Chicago with our friends and ministry partners Luke and Elise Whitfield. Thanks to frequent flyer miles (provided by my dad) and cheap lodging (free) the trip was possible. It's been fun getting to meet the rest of the Whitfield family and see where Luke grew up. Yesterday was pretty amazing too, as we attended the first day of this three day conference. The first speaker spoke about being completely sold out to Jesus no matter what the cost. Worship in the evening was lead by Hillsong United. Needless to say, we all had a great time.

Please pray for us the next few days. Blessings!