Lusaka LeTxeK

Parliament Building, Lusaka, Zambia

from

Charles and Mary Frances Bell,
ZAMBIA

CHRISTIAN

MISSION

P. O. Box 1201

P. 0. Box 2733

Cincinnati, Ohio 45201

Lusaka, Zambia, Africa

jiE ARE RETURNING TO AFRICA THE

OF SEPTEMBER.

EST) IS

THE BEST '4AY

LAST

(CHEAP

3Y AIR.-- THE COST IS 'UyOO.

ANY CONTRIBUTION WOULD BE GRATEFULLY
ACCEPTED I

This scene is the baptism of
the
first
two who came to accept Christ
and

to

March

be obedient to Him,

of

Lusaka

I968,

We

permanently, and

the first

two fruits

It was

had located in
these were

of our efforts.

The
constant teaching of the Bible
to ones such as these brought a ful
ler understanding of the plan of God
for
their lives.
Because they have
continued to follow the teaching of
the Word of God, they have brought
others to

full

obedience and salva

tion.

The

presence

of a

Christian witness

in the neighborhood, and the great
need which is
evident all about, is
a tremendous challenge.
As
mission
aries we have tried to emphasize the
need for the local

Christian to wit

ness and contact their own neighbors
and family.
We sincerely want this
work to be based in and through the
lives of the people.
This will be
the pattern as we will return and

continue

to

teach

and

preach with

these people.
Here are those
who
came
during the morning service when
Reggie Thomas preached.

To make the local
work
in I^tero a
successful one, we will need leaders.

This means that we must have men, as
they are the leaders according
local

customs.

Thus

we

have

to
been

aware
of the importance of reaching
them.
It
is
through them that the
work will
become
strong and grow.

Already, the

Lord

is using them to

win others.
We
for continuing

thank Leroy Randall
to teach and preach

there

he has had the time

away

whenever

from his own work.

has now reached

the

The growth

point where we

can stage greater
efforts
evangelization of the area.

in the

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MAHY PRANCES SENDS

Greetings to each of youl
I write
this with mixed emotions, indeed. As
I look back over the past months, I
wonder at the rapidity with which
the time has gone.
I think of the
many events that have taken place

and I
count it a blessing to have
been home on furlough.
r^any memories will go with me as
once again the miles separate us....

the

reunion

with

loves

ones; the

relief and thankfulness for the

suc

cess of Charles'
operation on his
eyes;
then of the many uplifting
services we have been able to attend

with so many of the congregations.
I
think of the missionary meetings
with their vital outlook; the lovely
mother-daughter banquets; the womens
retreats;
and the Inspiring FaithPromise rallies as
the challenge is
given and received with new earnest
ness in my heart,
as well as in the
hearts of those who send.

I remember the
thoughtful question
asked by the awe-eyed
Junior
at
Christian service camp and I pray
this Interest
will remain alive,
I
think of the firm handshake and word

of encouragement
spoken by the faithful deacon of a supporting church.
I
feel the aging arms, tired from life's toil, of the dear Christian woman as
she expresses her joy in hearing of the Good News being spread to the world.
Yes, the
you!

memories

are

many

To each of you, let me say—sincerely—thank

One cannot linger always on memories but must look forward.
I look forward
to
seeing those who have become dear to us in Zambia,
I look forward, with
renewed hope and zeal, to another term of service as a missionary wife and

mother.
Yes, I
look forward to tomorrow. As the well-known song goes, I
don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know Who holds my hand.
I pray that
with His help tomorrow, I can do my part in bringing light to many of those
now in darkness.
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P. 6. Box 1201

Cincinnati, Ohio

^5201

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1969 ^
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Lusaka LexieR
Parliament Building, Lusaka, Zambia

from

Charles and Mary Frances Bell,
ZAMBIA

CHRISTIAN

MISSION

P. O. Box 1201

P. O. Box 2733

Cincinnati, Ohio 45201

Lusaka, Zambia, Africa

Dear Friends,
We greet you with happiness!
At this time of the
year, we have many reasons to be happy.
We rejoice
In this season of remembering Christ's birth.
We
give thanks for the fruitful year that Is ending and
look forward with renewed zeal to the new year that
Is approaching.
We are thankful for the safe trip back to Lusaka,
Our home was In good condition and we moved In with
out too many difficulties.

Also, to return to Lusaka after being away for a year
and see the continuing faithfulness of the Christians
here, will give us greater zeal for the Lord's work
In the future.

We are

so thankful for this!

We are confronted at this time with the necessity of
paying for our travel expenses back to Lusaka, as we
left Cincinnati before we had actually acquired travel
funds.

We f e l t

I t best to return to the work here

just as soon as It could be done.
We have placed our
confidence In you In the past and have faith that the
Lord, through you, will provide the necessities to
accomplish His purposes for this part of the world.
Above all, we wish to have your prayers, and we appre
ciate so much your support In the past—especially for
my eye surgery, which has proved to be successful.
We think of a l l of

our friends

In the

States

so often

and find It difficult to express the enjoyment our
fellowship with you has brought to us.
For those we
were unable to visit because of lack of time or funds,
we nevertheless think of you and hope that when we
return again In a few years, It will be possible to
see you-also.
May God bless each of you according to
your need.

A MOTE FROM TODD & JULIE

' • & wasn't. It was really exciting

wear short pants since it is hot.

I have many friends here

in Af-

mt

rica hut I miss my friends in
the United States. I really miss
IIHIii^^^^^HiB

Hg

having ice cream as it is so hot

here it melts

. ;•

^

wagpl
l

before we can get

home with i t .

Mommie wants a third grade spelling book so that she can teach me
to spell
so that
I
can write to you personally.
I think my Aunt Lorna is going to
send one.

Julie is too l i t t l e to write but she is waving "hi" to all of you.
MARY PRANCES WHITES...

It was a

real shock to learn the cost of living

here

is

so much higher—no

wonder the African eats so much dried fish and corn mush!

Today they had cream cheese in the shops so I bought some for a cheese cake—

it was only ^^1,-^0, but I thought it would be worth it for a treat.
We
haven't had a drop of fresh milk since arriving.
Even the milk at the dairy
is powdered and mixed up and sold in cartons.
I would give anything for a
glass of milk from the dairy store in Cincinnati!
I've lost seven pounds
since arriving in Lusaka.
I know it is "ice cream dehydration." I would
also give anything for a pineapple milkshake!
It is so hot I ^ind- Lt-hard to get in a festive mood.

I enjoy making

cakes and other such things in cold weather (July here), but
is

fruit

not now when it

so hot.

I haven't had a refrigerator since arriving, but
until

ours arrives from the

found

small one to rent

States.
******

Please note the "new" address—Charles J. Bell
P. 0. Box 1201

Cincinnati, Ohio

if5201
All checks should be made out to "Charles J. Bell,

Zambia Christian Mission", and

sent

to

the

new

post office box above.

Henry McKasson regrets that he can no longer serve
as forwarding agent.

CHARLES J . BELL
P. 0. BOK 1201

CINCIiNNATI, OHIO

45201

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