Second Zambia Update

Date: Monday, 07 April 2014
Author: Rev Andrew R Allan

On Saturday I travelled a round trip of about 20 kilometres with the Lachmans to the Bona shopping market, Petauke, to buy food. According to the Lachmans it was not a busy day but to me there was plenty of activity and lots of people buying and selling.  I heard a lot of car horns hooting and cars travelling in convoy signifying local weddings.  This happened on a least two occasions during our time there. It is good to see that the Zambians still believe in marriage between one man and one woman.


On Saturday afternoon Marjanna Hendriksen along with her bunch of willing helpers run a Children's Mission for the local children.  They sing Bible verses put to song, hear a Bible story and take part in creative crafts.  Finally on their departure they receive something to eat.


On Sunday 6th April I attended Grace Baptist Church, Petauke, along with the Lachman family and Marjanne Hendriksen. I attended this church last year when the church building was under construction and it was good to see the structure complete and operational. Having being previously asked a few days before I preached from Acts 2:42. It was the first time I have preached in Zambia and through an interpreter. I enjoyed the experience and I hope the brethren were edified as I sought to brings four marks of a true Christian from the text.

Woke up this morning and found a small mouse beside the bath plug hole. Glad to say I killed it before it could disappear down the hole. It is amazing how small a hole a mouse can get through! About an hour later Katie Lachman alerts me that she had seen a large black cobra snake about twenty yards from my chalet.

I believe in the sovereignty of God and I have preached on it. It is true that he has foreordained whatsoever comes to pass, that the hairs of my head are numbered (Luke 12:7), that a bird does not fall to the ground but by the Father (Matthew 10:29), yet in the environment I find myself in at the moment I'm asking myself, do I really believe in this truth as I should?

Most of the students don't return to Covenant College until Monday PM so today is a quieter day around the College. I'm using the time to prepare for the classes during the next few days.