Missionary to Zambia-Robin Crowell
The Missionary will be Robin Crowell. She will be going to Zimba, Zambia. This tells a little about her.
Robin Crowell was studying to be a physician assistant (PA) back in 2011 when Drs. Dan & Joan Jones, Global Partners Medical Missionaries to Zambia, came and spoke, offering four students to complete elective clinical rotation in Zambia working at Zimba Mission Hospital. The presentation was wonderful, but at the time, she did not think it was for her and it was just too far away! Robin attended Passion (a college conference in Atlanta, GA) in January 2012 where she heard God call her to go to Africa asking, "Why would you let a fear of flying keep you from doing My will? Don't you see that if I call, I will keep you safe?" She trusted God, and when requests for clinical rotations were due, she added Zambia, Africa to her "Wish List." She applied through Global Partners for the rotation in Zambia, was interviewed, and was one of four students selected. A year and a half later, she was on her way to Zambia! God created an incredible bond between Robin and Drs. Dan & Joan Jones. She was in tears the day she had to leave Zimba. As Robin puts it, "God wrecked my heart in the most amazing way when I returned in August of 2013." She processed what God had done, and He began to speak in her spirit, "I want you to go back and not just for a few weeks but as a full-time missionary this time!" Prior to Zambia, full-time missionary service was not on her radar at all! She planned to finish PA school, find a job, work hard to pay off loans, and go on short-term trips when possible. "God has taken everything with me step-by-step!" she says. "He has provided all of my needs thus far, and there is no doubt that He will continue to provide as I seek out His Call! To whom God Calls, He also provides!" Robin is busy with team-building and raising support so that she will be ready for her first three-year term by Jan. 2016 when she begins as a full-time medical missionary. "I'm excited to see how God works! I can't wait to make new connections in the District and share with the congregations!"
Let's support Robin with both our prayers and our offerings! http://www.globalpartnersonline.org/missionaries/WM04-0404
Robin Crowell is a member of our church. Please be in prayer for her and if you can give, please consider doing so.
Help Keep Robin Crowell on the Field
Last week I had the privilege of visiting Zimba Mission Hospital in Zambia and seeing the awesome work that our missionary team is doing there demonstrating the compassion of Christ through medical
ministry to the thousands of people living in that part of the country. Robin Crowell is an integral part of that team and is serving sacrificially and faithfully.
Thank you for the part you have played through your giving and prayers that make it possible for her to serve. She is making a difference in people's lives because you cared enough to send her.
But now, her support fund is reaching dangerously low levels putting in jeopardy her ability to stay on the field. What happened? Although she went to Zambia with supporters promising to give adequate support to keep her on the field for her entire term, on average each month only about 60% of that promised support is coming in, leaving a monthly shortfall of $1,667. Thank you again for your interest in and support of Robin as she serves the people of Zambia. And thank for your response to this call to help keep her on the field.
Dr. Bob Bagley Africa Area Dir.
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A friend of mine here in Zimba (he’s the local veterinarian), wrote this song. This is the perfect picture of the FAT faith held by the Zambians. The song is a reminder of Job’s spirit during his trials. Despite his struggles, He praised God! (Listen to the song, in Tonga, in the video below!)
Bumwi buzuba nkebala endike imangwalo (One day, I was reading the Scriptures) Ndakabala mapenzi mwaakainda Jobo (I read about the problems Job went through) Cakandikatazya taali mapenzi pele mbwiinguzi (What surprised me the most were not his problems) Kuti ino ukomana buti walo mumapenzi (but the response that he would be happy with all the problems) Jobo watuyiisya kuti basa noli mumapenzi (Job has taught us even when in problems) Inga wapaila, wapaila nguwe Jehova mutalabala (You can pray, pray to Him, Jehova, the Everlasting) Zina lyako limekwe, muzyiindi nendi lila (Let Your name be honored in times of sorrow) Njakukutembaula, muzyiindi nendi ciswa (I will praise Your name, in times of sickness) Ndiwe ntobo yangu, Leza uuvuna (You are my Shield, a God who saves) Nendi cipona, nkaambo ulandiyanda (As long as I live, because You love me) Mukuciswa, Jehova njakukuyeya (In sickness, Jehova I will remember You) Mukusunkwa, Jehova njakukutembaula (In trials, Jehova, I will praise You) Wandivuna kunji Jehova mutalabala (You have rescued me in many ways, Jehova the everlasting) Ndayoya muuya nseuli ulandipa (I don’t buy breath but You provide for me)