ONDANGWA, Namibia (BNc) by Bob Mathews — A seven-member team recently returned from northern Namibia (Africa), where their goal was to start a congregation of the Lord’s body where none existed.
On Sunday, May 4, three members from Arkansas and one from Texas met up at the Eros airport in Windhoek, Namibia, for the one-hour flight north to Ondangwa.
Three additional brothers were delayed a day in London, and joined the team on Tuesday.
The Gospel Chariot arrived in Ondangwa very early Monday morning, and set up for a week of Bible studies and evening worship.
Each day team members went house to house in nearby neighborhoods, meeting people and inviting them to study the Bible and to attend the Gospel meeting service each evening.
One or two brothers stayed behind at the Chariot to conduct studies with those who came by. Diane Knappier (Northside congregation in Benton, Ark.) kept the kids busy with Bible classes and activities.
During the evening services, visitors heard preaching from Mike Knappier (Northside), Bob Mathews (Southern Hills congregation, Buda Texas), Tommy LeFan (Fredericksburg Tex. congregation), Joel Lewis (Lawson Road congregation, Little Rock, Ark.), and Anthony Ngabwe.
Anthony (pronounced Anton) will be serving as the local evangelist.
During the week the team conducted 33 adult Bible studies, resulting in 11 baptisms.
They were successful in securing land on which the church will continue to meet, so please pray for the growth of this small group of believers, and for the expansion into additional locations in Ondangwa.
Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us