"He who lends to the poor, lends to the Lord" Proverbs 19:17
Action Zambia needs help to fund their Action Bible Institute. For $55 a month or $560 a year you can help a poor Zambian pastor get a great, free (because of you) 3 year Bible education. These pastors run very poor churches in the ghettos of Lusaka. They have their own professions but they have committed to coming to class 3 times a week for 3 years in order to get a good education in teaching/preaching/counseling and leading their churches. This is a huge sacrifice for them because they give up earning more income. Your $55 will pay one of the 15 pastors they are working with to get to and from school via public transportation, supply 2 bags of cornflour for their family a month and supply them with their own beautiful Study Bible, Concordance, Bible Dictionary and Commentary. The instructors are supported by their own friends and family. I highly recommend participating in this ministry. You will get a picture and update on the pastor you are connected with so you can pray for him and develop a relationship. Read my friend Steve's blog about how great the first term of ABI went. Click here to donate either monthly or a one time donation for the year. (Give to Pastor Leadership Development "PLD" and type "Sponsor Program" in the comment line.)If you're like me and received a fat tax return, this would be a good place to spend it!!
PS If you were thinking of supporting us on the mission field please consider supporting a pastor instead. It's only for 3 years...give it some consideration.