ISSUE NUMBER 04
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Youth Camp 2011 Our biggest to date!
Dear Pastor and Praying Partners, We just 3inished our ninth annual youth camp at Twikatane and it was the biggest to date with 148 campers from 3ifteen churches. For those of you that have given to make our youth camp possible, your investment is not in vain. Each year we continue to improve our facilities as the 3inances are available. We were contacted by Forestdale Baptist Church in Forestdale, MA asking what project they could help with. Each year their VBS kids raise money for a missionary project. This year their kids gave us $1,400.00 for our camp. The money was put to immediate
use as we only had mattresses to sleep 104 kids. The 44 kids that had to sleep on the concrete 3loor the 3irst night were excited to see the truck bring enough mattresses to accommodate them the rest of the week. West Division Street Baptist Church in Spring3ield, MO youth department also gave money to pay for all of our pastor’s kids to attend. Some of them had never been to camp because they could not afford the small camp fee and transport. All of the youth are very thankful for the sacri3ice you made to help with the youth camp. We had 3ive saved and several others making decisions for Christ.
Our new work, Cornerstone Baptist Church of Northrise, is continuing to have growing pains. Two of our regular attenders have stopped coming because of work. Davis found employment ten miles from Ndola and cannot afford transport each week and Luneta has been in Lusaka the last four weeks attending to family business. The Lord is continuing to send visitors almost every week. Some are coming from a Nursing School in town and others are coming from our neighborhood. August 21 George and Musonda, who live two blocks from us, came for the preaching service. After the service was over I lead Musonda to the Lord. George said he was saved at his house after
studying a Gideon Bible he has. They both came back the next Sunday and both of them brought their younger brothers. Our average attendance was 18 in July and August. We are also starting the building project for Calvary Baptist Church in Kabushi. I will be posting some pictures on our web site as we are building. Thank you for enabling us to serve Christ in Zambia. Your Missionaries, John & Marcia Riggs