Tuesday, March 18, 2014



What do you think of when you read that word? Our church is emphasizing evangelism this year - a worthy emphasis. Easter is approaching, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ is on our minds. Why do we evangelize, what does it mean, and how do we go about it?

We evangelize because Jesus told us to (the why). If you have experienced the good news of having your sins forgiven because of Jesus Christ (the what), wouldn't you be excited to share the peace and joy that you have in your life now?

I (Donna) started doing yoga a few months ago, really enjoy it, and know that it has done wonders for my balance and flexibility. I discovered an app that is very good and that I could use at home in the mornings. I tell all my friends about my yoga experience and the difference it has made. Most of us are willing to talk at length about something we love and enjoy. Why wouldn't we talk about Jesus with that same excitement? 

The how of evangelism is a broad topic with lots of different opinions. Our belief is that God uses your passions and every day life encounters for you to share the good news. 

We have found two major ways that God has given us into peoples’ lives and hearts. Because of your support for us, we are able to pursue these passions and callings.
  • First - through our marriage and financial counseling and classes. We are humbled that the Lord would use us to share about who He is week after week.
  • Second - through the ministry of Wisdom Community School. We learned last year that, even though they sing about Jesus, they really know very little about Him. 
This year, the theme of Camp Wisdom is the person of Jesus Christ. We will teach about Jesus as a Man, God, a Servant, Savior, and our Friend. 

Because of your support for our ministry, we can continue to share the gospel daily in our office. Because of your support, we can take the gospel to the children of Wisdom in a slum in Zambia.

We have our team for Mission Zambia 2014. We have 11 team members from four churches and a wide-range of ages and talents. Those joining us on the team are: Alan and Donna Borkenhagen, Shelby Dunkle, Jacquelyn Edwards, John and Darla Holinsworth, Amanda Hyden, Mary Kay McCormick, and Anita Powers. Please visit our website page for pictures/info on the team.

See more info on our mission needs and details of the mission at this link. We count on your prayers and support to accomplish God’s mission through Living Well.

More exciting news! The concrete foundation for Classroom building #2 is complete! The walls of the building are going up now. We can hardly wait to see the building that the Lord provided through you. Our construction team paint the building on our mission trip. [see picture]

Thank you for your continued support! We could not continue this ministry without you! We love and appreciate you and your support of what God is doing!
Our love in Christ,

Donna and Ed Edwards
P.S. Please pray that the Lord will raise up the $14,000 that we need to finance this mission.

Worship Together in Kitwe

One of our favorite parts of the Church in Africa is their worship. They sing with their whole bodies and they pray like they mean it.

Before the wedding cake time, they sang a song that is traditional song and dance at weddings. We don't really know what is said - but they were having fun singing it!