Thursday, May 01, 2014


It’s easy to be talk about the work we do in Africa. But it’s much harder to share about the work we do 90% of our time - bringing healing to marriages.

We can all get excited about bringing an education to orphans in a slum in Africa. It’s more painful to hear about hurt and destruction happening between couples in marriages.

Our hearts are tugged by the sight of children with no shoes, tattered clothes, and dirty faces. It’s often distressing to think about the agony of conflict - mainly because we have experienced the agony. We don’t want to feel that again, even if it’s empathizing with another.

YOUR continued support of LIVING WELL means that we can continue to see couples and guide them in strengthening their marriages. YOUR prayers fill our hearts and our spirits, as we rely on God’s wisdom for the right words and direction for each couple.

The most common obstacle families face is not being able to communication in a healthy way, which leaves a lot of unresolved conflicts. We believe that the heart is the root issue, but many times, people need skills on how to speak/listen and what to do when they are overwhelmed with emotion.

Because of YOUR support, we are able study and learn new ways to teach/train couples and are also able to meet with people who are in financial distress and cannot contribute to the cost of their sessions. We could not continue to do what we do without YOU!

As a way of thanking you for your support, we are giving you a link to a page that summarizes important ideas about communication. We all struggle with communicating effectively with those that we love the most. Regardless of how articulate we are in the business world or with friends, those skills are often left outside the doors of our homes.

We are in the last month of preparations for Mission Zambia 2014 and we are excited about what God is doing at Wisdom Community School! Since our last letter, developments are:
  • Two new team members - our pastor, Bill Hulse, and his daughter, Hannah
  • Classroom Building #2 progress - walls are up, roof is going on
  • Local authorities require us to build more toilets for the students, new latrine building is in progress (cost of $2500 was not part of original project, we are building by faith)
  • Electricity is now available in the area - we are having lines run to the school
  • Planning and preparations for Camp Wisdom is near completion
  • Funding is about 57% complete - $6000 still needed
We are running to keep pace with the success that God has given us at Wisdom Community School. The school is growing rapidly and opportunities for growth and development abound.

Your prayers for our final preparations and funding are greatly needed and appreciated!

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 remaining $6,000 to finance this mission.