Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bad News, Bad News, Good News, Outreach

Bad News
Before this weekend, we had two family dogs: Georgia our "guard dog in the making" puppy and Chisomo our sweet old German Shepherd. We asked you to pray for Georgia because she was accidently hit by our car, but we probably should have included Chiso in that prayer request. Saturday morning she got what is called a twisted stomach and rapidly went downhill. Before we got her to the vet, she had quit walking and by the time we got her to the vet, it was too late. So, Saturday was a sad day for the Roberts family, especially the kids, as they had to say farewell to Chisomo.

Bad News
Things that you don't have to deal with in the States that we do here... The only refinery in Zambia ceased operations this past Friday. Apparently, the boat delivering the crude oil to the Zambia pipeline is idling in the Indian Ocean waiting on clearance to unload and, because of this, our refinery has run out of crude oil feed stock. We have trips planned to Lusaka in the coming weeks and this has the potential to mess these trips up. So pray for our oil supply.

Good News
In the midst of some bad news, there is some good. God is sovereign and in control of it all. He knows our needs and it pleases Him to provide us with the grace that we need to live and do ministry here in Chikankata!

On March 31st, we will be holding our first Jesus Film outreach. The farm next door has a school and church that ministers to the community around us. We will be working with several members of their church to do this outreach. Next Saturday the 24th, Luke and I will be training their leadership team for the event. I'll be teaching on the basics of the Gospel and Luke will be teaching on our identity in Christ. Pray for our training and pray for this outreach!


Anonymous said...

Really gutted to hear about Chisomo! Shall be praying lots for the training and Jesus Film showing. Was so great to meet you guys the other weekend! Hopefully see you all again soon. Cat

Stephanie Moss said...

I am sorry to hear about your dog....I can't imagine life without my sweet Owen! Thoughts are with you guys and esp. the kids.