Updates from the field – by Tamara Lungu
This mail was sent direct from the TTN Ministries ministry team on-site in Africa.
Distance to Ministry
Type of Ministry Church Planting
How is the Family?
By the grace of God we are all fine
I have just returned from leave. I was off between end January 2016 and the beginning of March 2016. Most of the time I rested well. However I was sick for the last two weeks. Thanking God that I am now recovered.
We also received the good news that one of my nieces who is in Grade 12 has just been chosen to be a prefect at her school. We thank God for this honour.
January 2016 = 112 February = 65
January 2016 – Out of 1000+ 900+ were healed. February 2016 – Out of 1000+ 800+ were healed
How many on the ministry team?
We have 30 committed members by the grace of God
What next for this Outreach?
We continue with Sunday ward outreach and ward follow-ups on Monday to Thursday. We also undertake home visits on a Saturday to discharged patients and bed-siders (family and friends of patients) as and when required
Alongside this we continue with lunch time fellowship for hospital staff each Wednesday and daily provide counselling to those visiting our office (some patients, some staff and some who come specifically to see us from their homes)
PLEASE NOTE: THIS COVERS TESTIMONIES FROM JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2016:
A young man in ICU (Intensive care unit) who attempted suicide by slashing his throat leaving him unable to communicate and still wanting to die. After speaking with him and praying for him he asked (in writing) for a bible and some scriptures and nursing staff continued to read them to him daily. He was released from ICU two weeks later and transferred to ward 9 (male surgical ward), He no longer wanted to die. After a few days he could speak a little and he was discharged.
A lady in ward 12 (psychiatric ward) who was quite violent and very depressed. After ministering the word to her and the family she was able to accept Jesus as her Lord and Saviour and was discharged two days later. The father has since communicated to confirm that she is doing fine
A young man in ward 6 (male general ward) who had a fever for two weeks. After giving his life to the Lord Jesus Christ he got well and was discharged the following day
A young lady in ward 1(female general ward) who had general body pains. After giving her life to Jesus Christ she felt better and was discharged after two days,
An old lady in ward 7 (female surgical ward) had a fractured left leg. After giving her life to Christ she felt better (although her leg was still in plaster) and she was discharged after three days
A lady in ward 4 (labour ward) was overdue by one month. After giving her life to Christ she had a normal delivery the following day
A Jehovah Witness in ward 3A (cesarean ward) with a septic wound. After giving her life to Christ her wound healed abnormally quickly and she was discharged
Monthly stationary = K300
Monthly talk time = K150
Monthly Support = K1000
Please pray for Gods continued wisdom and knowledge for us as a ministry. Please also pray that unity would continue – both in terms of the ministry and also among the members of hospital staff
Please pray that the needs of both patients and relatives would be met both whilst at hospital and once discharged.
Please also pray that, in 2016, God would do a new thing in this ministry
Due to circumstances beyond our control we are unable to post photographs but will send them in the next report.
We continue praying and thanking God for our brethren in Operation Lift, TTN Australia and TTN Zambia. May God continue to bless you and your families.
Wishing you a happy and prosperous 2016