Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Jimmie has arrived!  It took him 23 hours to fly the 9,259 miles from Livingstone to the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in South Atlanta - and another 2 hours to get the last 49 miles to Dacula.  But he and the IBTM campaign team have all returned safely.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Zambia 2010 - #4

The meeting at Siamafumba went very well with 1,857 in attendance for 3 days of teaching the Gospel.  By the end of it 28 had put on Christ in baptism and another 149 had been restored.  Today Jimmie and the IBTM team are back in Livingstone where they will begin their final Gospel meeting of this year's campaign. 

Please continue to keep them in your prayers as they finish up this work and then return home on Monday.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Zambia 2010 - #3

The team headed for Siamafumba today to begin their next Gospel meeting Thursday - Sunday.  It's a long, rough ride to arrive in a place that is really nothing more than a cross roads for some foot paths, but it is a convenient location for many so the attendance is usually great.  Please continue to keep this mission effort in your prayers.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Zambia 2010 - #2

Great news!  Jimmie and crew returned from their first Gospel meeting in Masika where they had over 1,200 in attendance.  Everything went well with this mission effort.  The responses included 18 baptisms, 109 brethren restored and over 100 asking for prayers.

Bad new . . . they have been having phone problems so it is proving difficult to keep in touch with us back home.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Zambia 2010 - #1

Jimmie and the rest of the Zambia team (Ron Gilbert, Rusty Stark and Earl Alverson) have arrived safely in Livingstone, Zambia. 

Jimmie had to cross 2 time zones to get there, while the rest of the crew flew a tad farther.  But they all had to cross the Equator so they are now officially in the midst of Zambian winter.  I had been concerned about Jimmie packing adquately for this switch - Ghana in summer, Zambia in winter - but a quick check of the local weather tells me that Livingstone is currently 72 degrees and clear.  Hmmmm.  Sounds like my kind of winter.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ghana 2010 - #4

Jimmie has survived another long bus ride and is now back in Tema, Ghana.  Hopefully, he will get some rest before his next journey that begins tomorrow night. 

Jimmie sounded very happy and encouraged by the Ghana campaign, when I would have expected him to sound exhausted instead.  I don't think he and Yaw could not have possibly packed any more into their schedule than they did.  They traveled to 21 different villages to conduct a series of mini-lectureships during the day and gospel meetings at night.  They went to some of these villages twice bringing the total to something around 30 sessions - and they were only in Nkoranza 10 days!  The focus of their preaching was on edification so the 7 baptisms were just an added joy.

Now Yaw will head back home to South Carolina while Jimmie travels on to Zambia.  There he will meet up with Ron Gilbert and the rest of the Zambia campaign team who are beginning their journey to Africa today.  Please keep all of these dedicated men in your prayers as they travel.