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John and Lorna Sarra have been missionaries in Zambia, Africa for nearly 20 years. They came early along side missionary Bobby Bonner and have taught and trained multitudes of African National Church Planters. John has been instrumental in getting the support to our National Men and their families.
He and his wife, Lorna, have dedicated their lives and resources for reaching Sub-Saharan Africa with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Lorna has been the Administrator of the Rural Health Center and works in discipling the ladies in the churches. She is also tasked with making sure every penny that is given for the work is accounted for. John and Lorna are constantly proclaiming the Gospel, training Nationals, and training and discipling others. Bobby Bonner adds, “I am so thankful for the Sarras and the call of God on their lives.”
Dennis Anderson and his family arrived in Zambia, Africa in 1987. Dennis was able to make initial contacts that were part of God’s plan in developing the strategy to reach Sub-Saharan Africa with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After 17 years of serving in Africa, Dennis realized that the nationals needed a voice in the United States to assist them in training them how to reach their people from a biblical standpoint.
Dennis’ vision for International African Missions (IAM) is to train nationals biblically and provide them with the materials needed to reach their people. The vision is also to train and assist American missionaries on how to minister to African nationals.
Currently, the Andersons are surrendered to be full-time missionaries in Botswana, Africa.
“Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20).
“Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. Brethren, pray for us” (1 Thessalonians 5:24–25).
It is hard to believe that we are in the month of February. 2015 seemed to be a blur and it looks like 2016 is going to follow suit. We had a wonderful time with our family during Christmas and now it is time to continue to press forward. Lord willing, we know that we will be heading to Zambia sometime this year and there is still so much that we have to do in order to get there. God has been teaching us more and more about faith. Within the sphere of faith there are smaller spheres that expand our overall faith. God has challenged us to take a step of faith that we knew was coming but is now here. At the end of January Tammy put in her one month notice at her place of employment. We have been looking forward to this for along time. This opens up the door for so many opportunities of our preparation of getting to Zambia. It is a bitter sweet time but we have no doubt that this is the direction that God is having us to go. Whether now or later it was inevitable. Please continue to pray for us during this time of transition. Tammy being home is an answered prayer.
It has been amazing to be able to watch the Lord work in our lives. He has shown up in ways that we could have never imagined. If you remember correctly, last September our church body came together and purchased us a vehicle in Zambia. Missionary, Kevin Petske came off the field and sold us his truck. That truck is now waiting for us at the Kafulafuta mission station. One item checked off our to do list. Thank you Lord for your provision. These up and coming months will be packed with more and more details of preparation. There is still much to do and we ask that you would continue to pray with us as we move forward on this journey.
It never gets old listening to the nationals praise the Lord.
I (Bryon) had the opportunity to share the gospel with the youth of this Futbol team. Many made a profession of faith. Praise be to God! Afterwards they invited me to play some Futbol with them. I had to show them how it was done. Not! Even though I was worn out, it was well worth it. God is good!
Children singing at VBS Conference at the Kafulafuta Mission Station in Zambia.
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