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CHARLES AND KAHY FRANCES BELL—Missionaries to Zambia
CENTRAL

AFRICA

MISSION

Henry and Salome McKasson
Forwarding Agents
9757 Yuba Court

Charles J. Bell
Mumbwa Mission

P.

0. Box 2184

Cincinnati, Ohio

Lusaka, Zambia, Africa
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ZAMBLAI We have been

December l6, 1966.

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From

addresses of some who are definitely
interested in coming to the services.

the very
first
week, we have been
seeking a place to live in or near
Lusaka.
As we had reported earlier,
there
is
a
critical
shortage
of
housing
in the
city area.
But we
are hopeful that
possibilities we

If we can rent a place in which to
meet, we will begin the services be
fore the end of the month.
We
plan

have

vice.

in

mind

will

be

worked out

to commence with a study of the Gos
pel according to
Luke,
and Acts,
then have a regular
preaching
ser

satisfactorily.
It
does
seem
at
present that we may have to purchase
a
house
in the city and the lowest

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price I have seen

them

thus

far

In the

town itself is |18,000.
work

con

To begin a Lord's Day meeting in

the
city of Lusaka hopefully by the
end of February.
As we are s t i l l at
Mumbwa

mission because of the hous

ing problem, we are
limited to one
trip into Lusaka per week, as we are
rationed to
20 gallons of gas per
month.

Since

it

is

the above programs and have

translated

into

Nyanja.

This

is the official language
of Zambia
and
is also the language of the Lu

At the present time, our
sists of the following:

1)

To plan and prepare other mater

ials for

75 miles from

town, it is difficult to accomplish
very much.
We
have
the names and

saka
area.
The
remnants
of
my
knowledge of the languages spoken in
Rhodesia are useful only among the
few who can speak them, but
of
course
they are
few
in number in
comparison to the
Nyanja-speaking
group.
So:

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Language study—Nyanja.

This is

offered in Lusaka at a
college
beginning February 13.
Leroy Ran
dall and
I are both registered for
the course.

The effect on those who

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After our visas arrived last December, we stayed for the forthcoming Triannual meeting of the Central Africa Mission in Gwelo, The picture above
shows seventeen of the missionaries who attended the meetings. We are proud
to be a part of this fine group who serve Christ in Central Africa.

From Left to Right (standing): DICK SMITH (Gwelo); DALE MARSHALL (Sinoia);
CHARLES KELLY (Chidamoyo); DAVE MILLARD (Gwelo); JOHN PEMBERTON
(Hippo

Valley); DR. ROBERT WALKER (Hippo Valley); LESTER VAN DYKE (Mashoko Hospi
tal); TOM COURTNEY (Nuanetsi); JACK PENNINGTON (Zambesi Valley). Prom Left
to Right (seated): DON STOLL (Mashoko Hospital); LEROY RANDALL (Mumbwa,
Zambia); CHARLES BELL

lege); WAYNE UNGER

(Lusaka, Zambia); CYRIL

(Zambezi Valley); ZIDEN NUTT

SIMKINS

(Mashoko Bible Col

(Chidomoyo

SMITH (Mashoko High School); JOHN VALLANCE (Bulawayo).

Hospitalh BOB

speak the language may not be poetry
to their ears, but it adds weight to
one's

words.

We hope to have some who will

It is also undeniable

proof of our interest in them.

The
future
of
the Church here de
pends upon leadership native to
the
country.
It
has been done in areas

Teaching those who are already
interested in coming to the new ser
vices in town.
This is a great need

more

primitive than Lusaka, and New

Testament witness has died for

lack

of leadership.

help

as
many
of
them do not know much
concerning the Scriptures.
We know
they could have a more fruitful wit
ness
if
they knew more about the

may necessitate a

Bible and where to locate

can be done.

sages.

Our

the

pas
them

must

result

have heard
before?
can be done here!

this

Please continue to pray for us

that

We

work

Zambian

There are those

of

God to do the

We are so thankful to

each one of you for your wonderful
support of our work.
In spite of
the
problems
that
seem to lie in
wait for us so often, we are most
l^PPy to be
in this work.
As for
myself, I
am happier than I ever
have been, because
this
is what I

it

to do.

preach

In Christ,
Charles, Mary Prances &
Todd Ashley

in other lands

who have done much preaching because
the Spirit has led them, and we know
there are some here who are capable,

willing, and

led

will grow, and there

fore we must train
ers.

be

right things.

in the win

believe

will

want

The

to

school where

we

ning of others and edifying the fel
lowship.
Sound like
something you

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desire

ensure its continuity through train
ing evangelists and
elders.
This

selves while
saving
others.
All
teaching must
be
done so that the
direct result will be that
they
speak the things they know and be
It

We

aim is to produce those

whose main concern i s to save

lieve.

study

more fully.

motivated

to

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Listed below are the contributors
for DECEMBER and JANUARY

They, too, need additional teaching.
This phase of work is still to come,
but is not far from today.
For this
type of work, we must have a
place
where we can

teach

these

workers.

Burnettsville Christian Church;

Burnettsville, Ind.

Capitol City Christian Church; Lincoln, Nebr.

(Also the Class of Marjorie Cookson)
Cleves Church of Christ; Cleves, Ohio
East l6th St. Christian Church; Indianapolis, Ind.
English Christian Church; English, Ind.
Fairdale Christian Church; Pairdale, Ky.
Pairfield Church of Christ, Pairfield, Ohio

(Rodney Allee; Betty Morgan)
Felicity Church of Christ; Bethel, Ohio
Fleming Christian Church; Augusta, Ga.

Madeira Church of Christ; Cincinnati, Ohio
Magnolia Street Missionary Guild; Harrodsburg, Ky,
Mowrystown Church of Christ; Mowrystown, Ohio
New Burlington Church of Christ; Cincinnati, Ohio
(H. R. McKasson)
Northern Heights Christian Church; Lexington, Ky.
(Men's Bible Class)
Paoli Christian Church; Paoli, Ind.
Shively Christian Church; Louisville, Ky.
Western Hills Church of Christ; Cincinnati, Ohio
Westside Christian Church; Eastpoint, Ga,
Wonder Valley Christian Youth Rally; Orleans, Ind,
H.

R.

Mrs. Dorothy Bailiff
Mrs. Harold Coblentz
Mr. & Mrs, Ron Davis
Mr. & Mrs. H, Gabhart
Miss Lorna Gabhart
Miss Martha Gabhart
Mr. Thomas Gabhart
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Henderson

Mr.

& Mrs,

Mr.
Mrs.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.

L. G. Leslie
Louelle McClaia
& Mrs. Wm. Rector
& Mrs. Earl Sims
& Mrs. Paul Walker
& Mrs. Wm, Walters

McKasson

9757 Yuba Court

Cincinnati, Ohio

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(CHARLES & MARY PRANCES BELL,
Missionaries to Zambia)

W. E. MoGllvrey

509 W. Jefferson

Sil® m-

Pete Kennedy

CHARLES AND MARY PRANCES BELL—'Missionaries to Zambia
CENTRAL
AFRICA
MISSION

September 27s 19^7

EXCERPTS FROM A

LETTER RECEIVED IN SEPTEMBER

Julianne Hope

Julianne is very happy to be over the "colic" (and so is her
Mommie happy).
She is doing much better and is on cereal and
fruit I

Todd Ashley

Todd was four years old the first week of Septembers and his
Mother says he has "plenty to do" at their new location (out
of town).
Mary Frances

Of courses the baby comes first on the list of "things to do",

as well as Todd, but then she is also consentrating on "fixing
up" the house they are living in—making curtains, etc. The
flowers and fruit growing around the house, and the peacefulness
of the location, are delightful after such a hectic year! An
African girl is presently helping Mary with the washing and
ironing, since being in the tropics has slowed her down somewhat.

The climate is lovely at this time, but when the bugs bite, the
resulting sores become like boils and are hard to heal. This
seems to happen to people who are new to the tropics. All in

all, there are few discomforts.

Every so often, swarms of

"something or other", such as tics, are In the house, but they
Just burn them or put kerosene on them, hoping they won't return.
Charles

Charles is holding services in a large African housing develop
ment and is planning to start in another.

There are thousands of

people in Lusaka with no church of any type.

Henry R.

McKasson

Forwarding Agent
9757 Yuba Court

Cincinnati, Ohio
New Address for Bellsg

P. 0, Box 2733
Lusaka, Zambia
Africa

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