We distribute calendars, texts, Bibles and gospel literature on a daily basis. There is currently not much literature in the local languages compared to English; but, we are very grateful to past men and women who worked tirelessly to have the whole Bible translated into Lunda, Luvale, Portuguese and other common languages here. Thanks to all those dear friends across the world who send us materials via the container services. We very much appreciate all those who take time to make up pictures with verses, texts to colour and organise printing of materials. It makes such a huge difference to be able to distribute appropriate literature in people’s own mother tongue. A team of us have been working on new tracts in Lunda this year and it was exciting to get four printed at the start of 2023. Please pray for this ongoing work as we try and get more translated and written in Lunda and Luvale.
One of our retired nurses, Rhoda, a lovely gentle Christian lady does bedside ministry, counselling and speaking in the wards, as well as chatting with those in clinic lines. There are often troubled clients who have been admitted following a suicide attempt or those who have just received a cancer diagnosis. I particularly enjoy the opportunities we have for one-to-one interactions. While providing chemo, or doing dressing changes, or prepping patients for theatre for example, conversations come naturally. I get to know such individuals very well as I see them regularly. We pray with our patients before surgery which is such a nice way to calm anxieties and leave the outcomes in God’s hands.
(featured in Julie-Rachel Elwood's article in the MMN September 2023 magazine)