At Riverside Farm Institute we feel that God has been working in many amazing ways, so we just must share some of them with you!
Our Education Department now runs two classes of students each year. Towards the end of each program, before the students graduate, a three-week crusade is held. Three thousand copies of Light Bearers Bible lessons are reserved for the evangelism and lifestyle students who, together, hold the crusade.
In our Evangelism Department, we currently have 47 Bible workers who are based in different provinces of Zambia. These soldiers of the cross gather as much literature as their pockets can hold. They are able to take tracts by the thousands! Various local churches and companies also use thousands of these silent messengers as they run their church and district evangelistic crusades across the country.
These soldiers of the cross gather as much literature as their pockets can hold.
In Zambia, we have various student groups which are active in evangelism. Coming from high schools and universities, the students work through forums and campus ministries to use gospel tracts to help in their efforts to evangelize. For example, two young men were part of a team of students who conducted a crusade in one of the hottest places in Zambia—Lusitu, located in the Southern Province. A student named Chinyama described Light Bearers Bible lessons as a “fire that cannot be quenched once it starts.” He described it as such because of what he had seen in the life of one young man, named Milimo Sichazya who studied through the lessons. When asked how his life has been impacted by them, Milimo said that the lessons gave him “an open view to knowing the truths” of the Bible.
A student named Chinyama described Light Bearers Bible lessons as a “fire that cannot be quenched once it starts.”
Lay people who are enthusiastic about evangelism also collect these tracts to aid in their efforts to share their faith with friends and family members on a one-on-one level.
The literature is making a difference in our students here on campus. Miriam, one of our students in the tailoring course, was struggling. After a few months of learning and studying the lessons twice a week, Miriam shared how she had grown. It was a Sabbath morning, and it was the tailoring students’ turn to teach Sabbath School. The theme was “Undo,” which was inspired by what they are usually told every time they do not make a particular design as per instruction: “Can you undo what you have done?” So they chose this particular theme to demonstrate God’s expectation for the human race when we do the opposite of His will for our lives.
Miriam benefited from a Bible and books that we received from Light Bearers.
Miriam stood up to give her presentation. She started by telling the church how thankful she was to the Lord for bringing her to Riverside Farm Institute. She shared with the church how careless she had been in her dress and hairstyle, and that she had been ignorant about the knowledge of the true Sabbath day for a long time. Miriam also shared how her knowledge of Bible truth had increased and that it changed her faith. She confessed that growing in this faith would not be an easy journey to take because of her friends and family. But she boldly declared that in the power of the Lord, she would stand firm on the new truth and faith she had found.
Miriam completed the Light Bearers Bible lessons and was baptized just before she graduated from the tailoring course. Prior to, and on the day of her departure, Miriam benefited from a Bible and books that we received from Light Bearers. Our prayers are needed to help her find a church near to her now that she has gone home to the Eastern Province of Zambia.
Please pray that God will continue to work in Zambia as we use the literature from Light Bearers!