Dear Sponsors of the Sims Circuit in Zambia,
Happy New Year! We look forward to another year of proclaiming the Gospel and discipling believers through Sunday schools. Pray for the Riders this month as it is the rainy season and the roads are dangerous.
Grace Chapel CU Sunday School/Redeemer’s New Life Pavilion
The children at Ntanga are very happy about coming to Sunday school. When we come into the village we always find kids along the road waiting for us. We have a few faithful adults in the phonics classes and they are making such good progress that it is encouraging others to come as well. We are praying for more adults to be interested in the teacher’s training course. Many are saying they do not feel equipped. We are encouraging them that we will teach them and with God’s help they can learn. The roads have been very slippery and so attendance is down a bit this month.
Great Hope Sunday School /Bethel SS Pavilion
The rains have been heavy in this area and so the smiling children that run to be a part of Sunday school really do love it. Many of these rural children have never had the opportunity to color and they will come out in the worst weather just to hear the stories of the Bible and color. It has been so very interesting to hear and see children giving testimonies about Sunday school and what it means to them. God’s Word in doing a wonderful work in hearts here in this village. The literacy classes have been well attended and everyone is appreciating that they are learning to read and write. We are seeing that many of the older girls are eager to learn. If they do well in school it prevents their guardians from giving them in marriage at too young of an age.
Mary Martha Griley Leisler Sunday School /Jehovah-Shammah Pavilion
It is a great joy to see happy smiling faces in Nyambala every Sunday school. The numbers are low right now due to the rains. During rainy season this village is cut off from medical help because the roads are bad. Because we bring medicines with us each week we are making a difference between life and death for many people. People at this location are very thankful to MSSM in that it brings them God’s Word and medical help. We take some of the children with us and visit the elderly people around the Sunday school each week. It has been an opportunity to share Christ with those who can not make it to the Sunday school and also gives the children opportunity to share what they have learned.
Karen, Holly, Julie SS of Hope/Bob Gros Memorial Pavilion
The Sunday school is going very well. The children are very excited to learn and especially they love to work on the memory verses. The favorite lesson this time was, “God protects His people”. It is really wonderful to hear the kids tell us of how God protects them and goes with them as they walk the paths in this rural place. We have four people enrolled in the teacher training program and they are doing very well. Dorothy is one of them she is 20, and her grandmother is so happy to MSSM because this has given her something positive to do. Her grandmother sees a great change in Dorothy’s life.
Wayne Haines Memorial Sunday School
Since the starting of the Sunday school here in Mwemwe we have seen a lot of development in both physical and spiritual areas. Physical in that kids who were coming with severe wounds have been treated and visited regularly to check up on their health. There are homes and which have never experienced the power of God and now have been given light in the darkness. The children love the Bible stories and love the color pages. We are hoping to see more adults come to the literacy classes and the teacher’s training.
Ethel Richman Memorial Sunday School/A light in the Darkness Pavilion
The rains were very heavy this month so it is such a blessing when the children and adults come for Sunday school. The amazing thing here in Kuluula is that the love for Sunday school for adults has outmatched that of the young ones. The adults are very hungry for the Bible stories and excited to learn in phonics classes. Many have never had the opportunity to learn to read and can’t believe it is becoming a reality for them. This Sunday school also loves to sing. We are so thankful for this open door of opportunity in Kuluula.
Cornerstone Rescue Unit Sunday School in Katembula
The communities in Katembula are appreciating what the ministry is doing in the lives of the children. One day when I went to the market the people there started blessing me and saying that, “This ministry is changing our children’s lives.”. The kids are more obedient and walking proud even at school. We have had lessons about creation the last two weeks and the children have found this very exciting. They love the Bible memory and singing.
Redeemer Rescue Unit Sunday School in Mukema
We are doing well with the Sunday school and many children are being fed the Word of God. We have one young man who walks so far from his home to attend that he has sores on his feet. We had four pieces of clothing in the offering last week. We gave them to the most needy in our midst. The children are doing really well at memorizing scripture and enjoy the Bible lessons. We are thankful for this ministry that is changing lives.
We trust you will enjoy this update and continue to pray for the Sunday schools on this Circuit.
Mrs. Linda Maher
Motorcycle Sunday School Mission