News From Justin & Danielle Sauder
Missionaries serving in Zambia
Several months ago, a lady started attending our services with her mother. Her mother is one of the first people we were blessed to lead to the Lord and see discipled. I had always felt that this young lady seemed somewhat resistant to the Word. Earlier this past month, God impressed upon our heart to stop and share the Gospel with her. We had done this before, and she had heard the Gospel preached on a weekly basis during the church services; nevertheless, I felt a strong prodding of the Holy Spirit to do so. Words cannot explain what a joy it was to watch the Word of God do its work as we shared with her, once again, the Gospel from the Scriptures. I will never forget looking at her as God saved her soul from Hell. Words cannot explain how wonderful it is that we can have a part in sharing the greatest story ever told. May we never become bored or complacent with what we have been given. This particular lady was recently baptized along with another young man, and we are continuing to disciple her.
Training Center Coming Soon
We praise the Lord for providing the funds for the second phase of our new office building in Jefferson City, TN—the BIO Training Center. This 2,400 square foot facility will have a large classroom with a capacity for 60 students that will include audio, video and live streaming capabilities. The training center will also include a warm up kitchen for meal preparations, a media lab for preparing multimedia presentations, a shop area for specific maintenance and repair training, and a library and resource room.
We plan to dedicate this center on November 12, 2014. It will be used for our annual training school, our SMART modules, and other regional meetings. This facility will be a great resource whereby BIO can invest more effort on Building Durable Missionaries Who Keep on Going.
A New Field Opening in Sulawesi
Missionaries Bill & LaMoin Cunningham
Bill & LaMoin Cunningham left today for Indonesia. The Lord has given them the wonderful opportunity of opening up a new field in Manado, North Sulawesi. Sulawesi is an Indonesian island; it is the eleventh largest island in the world.
Right now Berens Dein, a seasoned national missionary, is clearing land for a church building and orphanage. God has already provided the funds for these facilities. There will be a Bible Institute started there soon too. Bill and LaMoin will build an eight foot high concrete fence around the property while they are there. This will serve to protect the children and coming building materials. Please pray for them and for the Gospel to be established on this needy island.