Praying That God Will Provide Partners

Dear Friends,

Kristina and I would like to tell you about God’s plans for our lives as we seek to serve God at the Theological College of Central Africa in Ndola, Zambia. We prayerfully ask for your support so that we can move to Zambia by September 1, 2011.

There is a great need for theological education throughout the world, and Zambia is no exception. Operation World 2010 states that leadership is an “urgent need” and a “massive priority” in Zambia. To help address this need, the inter-denominational Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia founded the Theological College of Central Africa (TCCA) in 1983.

TCCA is the first evangelical, accredited, degree-awarding theological institution in Central Africa. Yet it is in need of qualified teachers. In fact, for the past several years TCCA has been seeking a Biblical Studies scholar through Serving in Mission (SIM), our sending organization.

My role at TCCA will be to teach Biblical Studies. I will be teaching courses on the Old and New Testaments, and possibly courses in other areas as well. Kristina and I are excited by this amazing opportunity to help train a generation of church leaders in Zambia and can’t wait to start! Yet we cannot do this alone.

Before we can move to Zambia we need to raise support to provide for our needs. The Bible teaches that we cannot do this alone: So we ourselves should support [teachers] so that we can be their partners as they teach the truth (3 John 8, NLT). Therefore, we prayerfully ask that you would consider partnering with us to train church leaders in Central Africa.

We are praying that God will provide people who will partner with us by prayer and by giving financial support.

PRAY: Please let us know if you would like to parter with us by prayer. We will communicate regularly by letter and e-mail to keep you up to date with our latest news and prayer requests. We ask that you share your prayer requests with us as well so that we can pray for you, too.

GIVE: We also ask that you consider partnering with us financially. SIM has budgeted our expenses to be approximately $7,000 per month (see chart). If you have any questions about our budget please let us know. We have currently raised about 11% of our budget, and need to raise 100% before we can move to Zambia.

We would appreciate the opportunity to explain the various options for supporting us, including pre-authorized monthly donations. Please be sure to inform us or SIM (see bottom of page) if you plan to make regular contributions so that your donations can be included in our support budget. Any contributions made prior to September will help to cover the one-time costs associated with moving to Zambia.

Thank you for partnering with us in our ministry at TCCA! Your support is “a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.” We join with the Apostle Paul in praying that God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:18-19, NIV).

Blessings in Christ,

Tim & Kristina Churchill