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)!

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