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Report Date: March 27, 2017

SOWERS Update from Selwyn Sexton, East Africa Regional Director


Recent Events


changing livesIn the past few weeks, we have been able to finalise the statistics for August 2015 - July 2016 for the countries where SOWERS works in Central and East Africa. It has been more challenging than usual due to a number of different reasons.

From August 2015 to July 2016 in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique:
* 459 teams held 2,080 open air meetings
* 54,130 people heard the Gospel
* Over 21,800 people were counselled
* Over 11,700 people were followed-up
* More than 4,400 people joined churches with SOWERS teams. Many more joined other churches and 55 new churches were planted.  

Income Generating Projects

generating incomeThe Uganda Tent Project has started well. The large white tent in the background was purchased with 100 chairs in December and by early February it had been hired out twice.

In Zambia, the Luapula Province Chicken Project has recommenced and the first batch of 50 chicks has been sold. The second batch is now being raised.

In Zimbabwe, the Board has ordered their first batch of layers and the project is about to commence. 


Deo in Uganda writes, “The Kalibatana team is unique. It paid the Seminar fees a month early, did Level 1 and 2 in one sitting, held five open air meetings on five consecutive weekends and planted a church at Kigwangu”.


Personal Stories

Mr Kanga

Wallace in the Eastern Province of Zambia writes, ”One day I was doing some follow-ups with a fellow SOWER when we met Mr Kanga. He was a witch and greatly feared by the people in this village and the neighbouring villages. He asked us what we were doing and we explained. To our surprise he then asked us if there was a possibility of him receiving Christ. We had the joy of explaining the counselling booklet to him and he received Christ that day.

A month later he was admitted at St Francis Mission Hospital seriously ill. Two days before he died he prayed a prayer which surprised many people including the doctors and nurses, thanking God for changing his life. This man was known as a witch but he went to be with the Lord with all his sins forgiven”.


Prayer and Praise Points

1) Wisdom and discernment
2) The people of Zimbabwe as they daily face challenges of many kinds
3) Registration of SOWERS in Uganda and Kenya
4) More funding for the work
5)  The Lord’s protection and provision for senior SOWERS and their families:
Zambia: John, Stephen, Titus, Puta, Wallace
Malawi: Godfrey, Blackson, Mateyo, Amos
Zimbabwe: Edmond and Musa
Mozambique: Macheso and Ibrahim
Uganda: Deo, Richard, Mary, Ronald
Kenya: Emmanuel, John, Tobias
6) Funds for Bibles for new churches, bicycles, printing, sketchboard kits and sleeping bags