YOHANNES (John & KIDIST (Kid) Getaneh)
Missionaries to the DEAF IN ZAMBIA
P.O. Box 50352. Losoka. Zambia
Dear Praying friends, January 2013
I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day. 2Tim. 1:3
It is with a great joy to write to you from Zambia Africa. The Lord brought us to the New Year 2013 with new vision, new challenge and another year to serve. What a privilege! My family and I are grateful for your prayers, support and love.
As we look back 2012, I praise the Lord for what the Lord had done in Zambia. We had a total of 310 deaf saved, 189 baptized. We had water well dug and submersible pump was installed. Our school won two National Sports events and got trophy. We enrolled 5 more bible college students.
The New Year has come with its own blessings. With the new vision, The Deaf Bible Baptist Church of Lusaka sent a deaf missionary to Mpika to open a new church in January. The deaf church raised $100 to the pastor and sent him on public transport. Mpika is 638km north of Lusaka. It was a blessing to see the joy of the members to give to missions the little they have. During his first meeting in Mpika, Paul reported 31 deaf saved. Praise the Lord!
I praise the Lord for all our Deaf pastors for their faithfulness in serving the Lord. In January 2013 a total of 33 deaf saved and 18 baptized in the provinces.
Our grade 7 students at Faith Baptist Community School for the Deaf, yet again passed the grade 7 national exam with flying colors. This will be for the 7th consecutive years that our students 100% pass. I want to take this opportunity to thank you sponsors for changing the lives of these dear kids both physically and spiritually. So far out of our 112 deaf students, 73 of them received the Lord Jesus Christ as their savior and baptized. William, one of the 15t students we have completed grade 12 and leading a church in Kabanana. Many of the children are in the choir and very active in the service of the Lord. Thank you for supporting the kids.
Please pray for Zambia. Many farmers had to plant for the second time after an army worm destroyed their crops. The government helped many to replant by supplying seeds and fertilizer. Some of our deaf in the village also are affected.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support. Thank you for being a part of this ministry.
Serving the King of Kings
Yohannes, Kidist, Leah, Yafet and Bemenet
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