Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tembo funeral

We recently had another death in our church family.  Mr Tembo had been a faithful member of our church for some time. The funeral was quite large as his many children and grandchildren came from all over Zambia to attend the service and say their farewells. 

We are grateful to know his suffering is over and has now completely put off the old man as he kneels in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Chief Chinunda

I had the privilege of meeting with chief Chinunda,  a chewa chief. He welcomed us very kindly and we enjoyed our time together. He was more than thrilled to receive a study bible from us, speak of the gospel, and accept an invitation to attend our church. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Jere funeral

Yesterday was the funeral for Dixson Jere. He started coming to our Church back in October of 2014. So thankful he had the opportunity to hear the Gospel message and receive the gift of God's grace. 

Last Wednesday I found him suffering at the clinic with severe bronchitis.  I found out he later died on Friday afternoon just two days later. He was 81 years of age.

We celebrated his life, encouraged his family,  and preached from the Scripture with the hopes that those yet living will consider their end.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Big Tree Bible Baptist Church in Zambia! This is a special our Sunday school put together... singing "Merry Christmas" and reciting Isaiah 9:6. To God be the Glory!

Thursday, November 27, 2014


My brother in law lives in Alaska and, of course, my wife lives in Africa --- so, they don't get to see each other very often is an understatement. However, the team that came in November wanted to do something special for Savannah so they decided to surprise her with a visit from her brother.
Josh traveled all the way from Wasilla, Alaska to join the Alabama team and surprise her. It was a huge blessing. The surprise remained in tact and Savannah squealed with excitement as tears flowed. Josh was able to see a bit of Zambia, the ministry we are involved with, as well as spend time with his sister and three nieces. Joy was found and love sprung forth.
Our cup truly runneth over. All praise to our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Uncle Josh with the Pestke family (minus Eliana)