Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Just a quick note before I am off to Kayole to teach. Sorry I haven't been writing much lately but this electricity thing is really throwing me for a loop. It has really put a wrench in my schedule. Since all my studies are on the computer, I can only work on the days it’s on. I have to hassle to get as much printing, etc. done as I can on Tuesdays and sometimes Thursdays. Since all my entertainment is also on the computer - movies, games, etc. – it’s quite an adjustment. Well, so far I am surviving but it’s a real pain.
What makes it worse is that most of the problem is caused not by a lack of rain, as the government would have everyone believe, but by corruption. If the people in charge would only allocate things correctly instead of according to who bribes them, there wouldn't be a problem. I think I told you that there was an article in the paper that one half of Nairobi's water supply was being illegally diverted by those who are selling it. Oh well. I don't understand why the Kenyans put up with this sort of government like the Zimbabweans did except they have the guns and the power. Well enough of that. I am fine as the Lord always takes care of us. I have to go get some lunch before I head out. See you all later. Stan
Thanks for the email Cliff. I'm glad to hear you all had a good visit with Pat. I hope she is well. I am back at the cyber-cafe today as my internet is not working. (long story). I was feeling a little isolated this morning since my phone is also not working. Today is MY day for electricity so at least this morning I was able to make progress on my studies. But then, instead of staying home and enjoying the luxury of having electricity, I had to come to the shops and try to get my phone and internet working again. Dennis is out of town for the week so he can’t help me this time. But in spite of the minor hardships I am in good spirits as God continues to give me His sufficient grace. I had to buy a gas stove so that I could cook when I don't have electricity. I can also heat water to bathe and shave, etc. so it is really a necessity at this time.
Not much to report except we had a good weekend of classes and God is continuing to minister to these men. I continue to be blessed by being used in the process. I need to get going and get some things done so I will see you all later. Stan



Our friends and hosts in Zimbabwe, the Pennys, are members of the Salvation Army Church. The Salvation Army Church in Zimbabwe does much more than just ring the bell at Christmas. It struggles daily with life and death issues: finding grain for starving families to keep them alive for one more day or a bottle of aspirin to help alleviate pain caused by a third degree burn, or broken bone. Many Salvation Army pastors walk up to 16 miles to comfort their flock. They rely on their congregations for income and are as needy as those they help.

During the Easter holiday the members of the SA church gather together for a three day camp meetings of celebration, evangelism and fellowship. The organize into groups and visit villagers to share the good news of Jesus Christ and encourage them in the faith. We had the privilege of being a part of this which was a great blessing. We never stopped being amazed at the courageous spirit of the Zimbabwe people.