Sunset's Africa Ministry strives to engage the believing community of Sunset Church to Pray Unceasingly, Give Generously and Go Boldly.
1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 commands Christians to “pray unceasingly... for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” We ask supporters to do just that for the poorest of the poor in Zimba. Read about how you can pray for Zimba in Zambia, the village Sunset Church is supporting through its partnership with Hands at Work.
PRAYER REQUEST FROM ZAMBIA
Please join us in praying for the communities here Hands at Work serves in Zambia, including Zimb. Here's n update from Hands at Work:
"We have recently become aware of a serious and growing outbreak of cholera in the Kabwe and Copperbelt regions of Zambia. Though International news stations are only just beginning to report on this crisis, it appears to be very serious and is already bearing significant consequences. In Kabwe, over 2000 cases have been confirmed so far and in response, the government have banned all public meetings of over 5 people – bringing closure to churches, community groups, and - across all of Zambia - schools and educational establishments. This weekend, it is reported that the cholera outbreak has now spread to the Copperbelt region [where Zimba is located ].
e need to look very carefully at how our Community-based Organizations [like Kachema Musuma (The Good Shepherd) CBO in Zimba] will operate across Zambia during this season. What seems clear, though, is that our feeding points will not be able to operate as normal under the current government regulations. We are trying to think creatively and wisely about how important services to our children – like daily food – remain uninterrupted, but do so in a way that honours the law (of no public gatherings) and which will keep our children, their families and wider communities safe.
We will be able to share more in the coming days and weeks about the effect this crisis is having on our CBOs, and how Hands at Work is seeking to respond. Obviously our support of the most vulnerable children remains our top priority."
2 Corinthians 9:7 instructs us to “...give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” If you are able to sacrifice and do good by sharing what God has blessed you with in support of the 150 children in Zimba, Zambia that we support, please do that by going to the Hands at Work donation page and select “Zimba” as the purpose.
James 1:27 explains that “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction…” You can watch and listen to stories from our 2017 team who decided to go boldly on our Vimeo channel. Also, Sunset’s Africa Ministry is discussing plans to take a team in 2018 to Zambia to encourage the care workers, children and widows through an intentional living out of the gospel of Jesus Christ. If you are interested in learning more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.