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A 25 years old girl called NellyTradition Helar was living in a terrible situation. When she grew up she was always with her grandmother and practiced all sorts of bad things that led her even to become a traditional healer.  Many people went to her to look for help. One day she was called by the Chief to stop her practice but she could not. She said, "I was taught by my late grandmother. I worked with her and continued doing what she was doing."

During my visit, I met Nelly and led her to the Lord using a counselling booklet.  Now she is helping many people and preaching the word of God to them. She is willing to do Level 1 training.  Praise the Lord for her soul and for the fact all demons she had had left her.

John

Nineteen Sowers from different teams in the Eastern Province of Zambia conducted open air meetings over two days in four villages. 580 people heard the Gospel and 220 were counselled. The Sowers then spent five days following up the new Christians.

In the Eastern Province, a man who was very drunk came to an open air meeting. He mobilized his fellow drunkards to bring confusion and stop people attending. The man lost his balance and fell causing serious bruises on his face. The program came to a standstill and his friends got him up and took him away. The program continued and some of his friends came back and two gave their lives to God at the end of the meeting.

A SOWERS team on the Luapula Plateau, Zambia planted four new churches last year. The new churches are almost 50kms from the main road and are 10-15kms apart. Bibles funded by the Tasmanian Bible Society Project will be given to these new churches.

The things refreshed were: Sketching workshop, counselling booklets, follow up material, Roll and Report forms, sketch message “ How to be used by God” and many other things. Thank the Lord for refreshing our minds and seeing how some of the participants who were asleep will go back home to use their long forgotten method. Many of them purchased materials and promised to start conducting seminars. The seminar was not only to refresh but also to strategise the work, and plans for the work in the Province were tabled.

Thanks be to God almighty. The seminar being important, was attended by a good number more participants than we were expecting. We had 48 people attend the seminar from all over the Province.

Many other things which we discussed in the seminar were: development of the work in Zambia, 2013 region or provincial Sowers Conference, area reports etc - sure it was also a time of wonderful fellowship, knowing each other and being encouraged by what is happening in other parts of the province.2011 luapula l34 refresher

We hired a lorry to take us to Kashikishi. This lorry collected the participants from Samfya to Kashikishi. Due to many who attended, we faced a problem of lack of food. After a church service on Sunday, there was jubilation among the participants and the church members when saying goodbye to each other. Participants were delighted by the programme and wish that this type of seminar be held annually. As a Province we take this opportunity to appreciate those who prayed for this programme and supported it financially and materially. May the good Lord richly bless them all.

Stephen

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