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Below are the latest newletters from the various projects ZMS are involved with in Zambia.

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Saturday
Feb032018

CCZT Newsletter - January 2018

Dear Prayer partners and Supporters,

New Year greetings to you all! We are glad to bring you updates of what has transpired at the College in these past few weeks. This time around we are excited to share with you the farming season events. We planted a large section of maize, soya beans, cowpeas, beans, and sunflower. The maize fields are looking green and promising although we haven’t received good rains for a while now. Please pray with us that our God may bless us with adequate rainfall so that our labours will receive a good harvest.

On a sad note, while expecting the rains, we faced a storm which resulted in a number of trees being uprooted and house roofs blown off. Thankfully, no one was hurt and the roofs were repaired.

The destruction trail of the storm we experienced left our hammer mill shelter roofless.

The chicken project on the other hand is progressing well. We managed to sell all the broiler chickens from the first batch. We thank God that so far we haven’t experienced high mortality as it was with the October/November batches. The second batch of more than 250 chickens is coming up well and now entering its 6th week and we will commence selling next week. The other batch of another 250 chicks just arrived too! Besides the broiler chickens, we also have pullets which are going into their 10th week. This is a matter of thanksgiving!

On the college side, we are excitedly awaiting the arrival of our students, old and new. There are a number of works going on to prepare for their coming such as the rehabilitation of bunk beds. The trees that fell down due to the storm we had are now being turned into planks for use to repair beds and make extra chairs for the students.

Please continue to pray for us as we seek to fulfill our mission in training men for ministry. This year poses a busy calendar and we can only achieve much when you stand with us in prayer.

Pastor Emmanuel Sakala
Principal

Saturday
Jan202018

Support Covenant College in 2018

Dear supporters

Please see below message from the trustees of Covenant College.

The past year, 2017, has been most encouraging in terms of the new Principal’s success in rebuilding student numbers, developing the syllabus, and also rolling out CEM across Zambia, as the newsletters that have been faithfully distributed indicate.

However, funding has been a significant challenge. Farm income and supplies have fallen markedly. Salary costs for lower paid and casual staff have increased appreciably as we came in line with minimum wage and NAPSA (state pension) regulations. Costs will further increase as the student body grows to circa fifty. Such an increase will affect not only the cost of consumables (food, cleaning materials etc) but also staff and equipment costs.

We are laying before our partner organisations the urgent need for prayer and action in raising further funds, especially regular donations but also one-off gifts to enable the College to meet the demands resulting from the encouraging Increase in student numbers.

The Farm will be a challenge for the foreseeable future. Funding is required for the recruitment of a Farm Ministry Leader as a long term replacement for Phil Bailey / Jackson Kasolo and to rejuvenate the Farming God’s Way ministry.

If we were to find 1000 donors willing to pledge £5 per month for 24 months that would transform our financial position.

Some examples of the running costs of the college ministries are given below:

  • Food & other consumables (£500 per month)
  • Teaching materials (circa £100 per month)
  • Staff: bookkeeper, lecturer, site manager (£1000 per month)
  • Furniture (beds etc for increased student body circa £500)
  • Internet (high cost satellite link due to remote situation – £200 per month)
  • Utilities (mostly electricity, circa £200 per month)
  • Farm Ministry Leader (circa £500 per month)

We would thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement, and we kindly ask you to prayerfully consider if you are able to support the college by donating and also by encouraging other believers to join us in prayer and financial support.

The supporters form can be found on our website:

http://www. zambianmissionsupport.org/support-ZMS

We praise our God for all He has done, and is doing, in Zambia and beyond through the work of the college.