Thursday, May 21, 2015

JUNE 2015 Letter - LIVING WELL

What would YOU do in this situation?

Someone shows YOU a school full of poor children in a slum and says, “This school will close at the end of the month, because we don’t have the money to keep it open. These kids won’t be able to go to school at all if the school closes.”
Wisdom Community School, January 2012

YOU would probably do what we did. We prayed. God answered, “I will supply. YOU are the ones I want to use to reach these children.”

We came home told everyone we knew about WISDOM Community School and the great need for the children in that slum in Zambia. Our Bible study class started supporting the school.
Class at Wisdom Community School in 2012

We went back and took friends. Our friends and their friends started supporting the school.

We went back and took more friends…. and again …. and again …. and now it’s time to go again.

We can’t do it alone! We need YOU!

We need YOUR prayers and YOUR support!

Latrine for students with stick privacy fence, 2012
YOUR support will pay for teachers. YOUR support will buy desks. YOUR support will bring electricity to the classrooms. YOUR support will buy books and supplies for the classrooms.

YOUR prayers will give us peace and joy as God works in our lives. YOUR prayers will touch the hearts of the children as they hear His Word. YOUR prayers will give us strength and wisdom.

We leave May 27th and will be in Zambia May 29 – June 7.

Wisdom Community School, June 2014
Since we first visited the school in 2012, the school has grown from 140 children to 350+.

At that time, the school had 4 employees. We now employ 10 people. The school had two classrooms; it now has 5 classrooms. The school’s only water was a hand-dug well with dirty water part of the year and no water the rest of the time. We now have a mechanically drilled well with clear, clean, plentiful water all year round.
Security Wall around campus, 2015

When you give to WISDOM Community School, the 100% of the money goes directly to the school. We do not take any administrative fees out of that money. (Donate to WCS by mail at our address or online at We need YOUR support as well so that we can continue the work in Zambia and the marriage work that we do here. YOU may give to us at our website or through the mail. (See info on the sidebar of the page.)

What is different about this year’s mission trip? With 10 workers, we are doing Camp Wisdom for 350+ children (grades 1-7, ages 6-16)! The idea of that many kids is a little overwhelming – definitely a God-size vision. We cannot do this on our own; it’s only possible through the Holy Spirit at work through us and in us!

Thank YOU for YOUR support and care for us and our mission.
Our love in Christ,

Donna and Ed Edwards
P.S. Please pray for our general budget support for LIVING WELL, and the mission to WISDOM Community School.

The water that I will give him will become in him 
a well of water springing up to eternal life. 
John 4:14b 

LIVING WELL is a life source, not a life style.