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NEWS OF THE SINCLAIRS

'HOLDING

Volume 3

FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"

IN CENTRAL AFRICA

January 1969

(philippians 2 ,6)

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Sandy's Sayings

New Work In Livingstone

During the three cool months of the dry .season this year-June, July

'>nd

August,

three

resulting

Tonga

preaching

new areas

begun

in

a

were surveyed

concentration

of

in regular

villages

20

services

miles from Livingstone. Two of these villages are called Necktie

and Mobeta after the headmen with that

name.

Following our return

to the States in September,

working

Mr.

and

Mrs.

Ronald Sapp, formerly

in Lusaka moved to Livingstone and lived in our house

while

carrying on

the

work.

They

have

now decided

to remain

in

Livingstone upon our return and will work together with us in the Southern Province.

BOTSWANA: During two weeks of June, Gordon Nelson, missionary in South Africa, and myself surveyed Botswana, an independant republic Southwest of Zambia, and found opportunities to open new areas of work

. in this country that has seen no missionaries of the Christian churches/churches of Christ. The border with

Botswana is only 38 miles from Livingstone across the Zambezi river. You will be hearing more concerning our efforts to preach in Botswana upon our return to Africa.

ZAMBEZI VALLEY: During August our first surveys into the Zambezi valley proved exciting and

Central

Africa. The Zambezi Tonga can be found in dense population centers throughout the 2^mbe7.i valley. We

only covered a small portion of the valley in the Choma district, but already have enough contacts and opportunities to preach in villages which have no Christian witness. This will be a main area of my initial

work upon our return.

promising.

Here,

with the exception

of the

Bushmen, are perhaps

the most primitive

peoples in

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THOMAS TEAM; Pictured on this page is the Reggie

Thomas

evangelistic team

grounds of the

Ambassador

Good,

and some of the

American

Zambian missionaries on the

Lusaka,

standing with

Embassy in

the American Ambassador to Zambia. The

Thomas team spent two weeks preaching in Zambia, both out at

the old Mumbwa mission,

cities of Ndola, Kitwe and Kalulushi.

Kapyanga,

Lusaka and the copperbelt

they had

In cach

place

great numbers come to the services and a total of 1,374 persons

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number did

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what was required of them and many of this

not return, however, many did and our copperbelt missionaries yt

report

many baptisms each Sunday after the

result of that preaching compaign.

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IT SEEMS LIKE YEARS since we last wrote

you via the Bush Telegraph from Cape Town, South Africa. Much has happened since. We promise to

be more prompt next issue. As most of you know, only four months after our arrival in Zambia of 1966,

I picked up an undiagnosed tropical fever. Most

doctors felt I had "Black Water Fever" (advanced

malaria),plus some other "bugs."Ever since that

time, it's been a real battle to get "well" again,

but it wasn't for lack of trying. Some doctors tended

to be a little prejudiced toward their American missionary patients. After trying doctors and

hospitals in three countrys with little success,

they advised our return ta America for diagnosis.

LAST JUNE, DR. GASSON in Bulawayo,

Rhodesia, got on the right track. I was hospital

ized in the Surgical Ward for acute pyleonephritis,

a kidney disease, and other complications. Even with minor surgery, things worsened as I continued to run high fevers accompanied with much pain.

The heavy doses of antibiotics and assorted tablets

including codine, were of little avail. Still the

dozen or so bizarre symptoms persisted, and the

doctors felt the kidneys were not the source of

the infection, but a result of infection elsewhere

in the body.

DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, Sandy's

mother railed 2,000 miles up from the Cape to be with us and help care for the children for two weeks. During that time I was hospitalized for the sixth

and seventh times, in Livingstone, Zambia. They

did cultures, blood tests, and a minor operation.

IN SEPTEMBER just after our arrival in the

U.S.A., I was admitted to Robert Long Hospital

at the University of Indiana Medical Center. This

made the eighth time in the short span of one year, and I was pretty discouraged about the whole

thing. After two weeks and over sixty tests I was sent home. They were still looking for "bilharzia,"

though investigations overseas had proved nega

The two sets of X-rays taken in Rhodesia

tive.

showed the kidney damage and I was told this would take over a year of strong assorted anti

biotics to mend. However, my latest set of X-rays

taken in September, showed a miraculous improve

ment. I

this to the Lord's healing hand

attribute

and prayer.

AT MY LAST VISITwith Dr. Hamburger,kidney

specialist, he said I have picked up a relapsing

fever found in Central Africa, caused by tick bite. It's proper name is Spirolchetic Borrelia Recur-

rensis. It is in a group of it's ownbetween a bacteria

and a virus. It is not found in

the U.S.A. It is not

detectable in the blood, as is malaria and other

parasites, except during the very first attack. After

that it cannot be seen in the blood. After the first at

tack, it does not respond to any known treatment

or

cure.

But the

doctor assured

me

it

is

a

self-

subsiding fever. Over a period of months or two years, it will slowly disappear.

I'VE NOTED it still comes in cycles of about

two weeks, with malaria-like symptoms. But it is no longer in the acute stages, merely chronic. With

much rest, I can be fairly active about four days

of the week. After being on so many different med icines, I've lost much of my natural immunity and

it will take time to regain this strength. Already

I have gained back about ten of those 40 lost pounds. One friend commented on how "tall" I'd become since she had seen me last. Tall? Well,

just more "wasp waisted" —and I wouldn't recom

mend this method of dieting to anyone!

I

OWE

AN

UNPAYABLE

DEBT

to

those

wonderful Fairfax families that have helped us

out so much during this time of need —especially

the new minister, John Samples, and his wife

Joyce.

BY SPRING OF 1969, God willing, we will

return to our "home away from home" in Living

the past

stone,

Zambia.

The

experiences over

year have only served to strengthen our determi nation to serve our Lord in spreading His "Great Commission," and we wouldn't be happy doing any other work. Our tests and trials open new

doors, and help "exercise" our "spiritual mus

and

camper. Yes, they

cles.^

Many

have

asked

about

the

truck

are still there. We sold only

the car and honda to help pay air fare home.

Also we do heartily thank the Fairfax Christian

Church for their financial help in this matter. Medical bills have eaten up our living link for

months

now,

and there is

still much

left

to

be

paid. But not nearly as much had it not been for

many generous gifts. Up till now we haven't had

medical insurance but we will have in the future.

BEFORE CLOSING I'd like to tell you a word about Virginia, our "right-hand lady." Last

June she moved from Galion, Ohio, to Lansing,

Michigan, to begin serving as Director of Chris

tian

Christ.

Virginia, for over two years, has served

Education of the South Lansing Church of

us

as forwarding

agent, donating many hours of

her time each

out

her

her, we would be "helpless

week. She does

this cheerfully,

to give

of love for her Lord. We often fail

the

praise

she rightfully

deserves. Without

as

a baby" on the

mission

field.

WE

ONLY ASK you one

thing.

Each

month

she takes time to type out a personal letter with

each receipt she sends our supporting churches.

Please,

please,

take

the

time

to

POST these

hand-typed

letters

on

your

church's

or class's

bulletin

board.

Better

yet,

read

them

aloud in

class or church. This is our only personal con

tact,

in many cases, with you, and it will help

you understand more fully the work you are sup

porting. Too many times we discover that these

letters are read only by the one receiving them,

are

not

passed

around,

and

are

stuffed

into a

drawer. So please post them, and this will help

show Virginia that her writing is not "in vain."

I

HAVE

PREPARED

several

interesting

stories of our most exciting adventures inZambia.

They could serve as devotions for youth groups,

continued

women's groups, mission talks,

weekly "serials" in your church papers. Simply write Virginia about your particular need, and

or

as

she

upon

will

be

happy

request.

to

send you

one

or several

Again, thank you all for prayer support, let

ters,

and poems

— I

believe prayer really does

CHANGE things. May His will be done.

I'rciH-hitifr in |{<>tsuanii

michaeL's meLo6ies

THE BIG NEWS to

tell

you is

that I'm in

school now. Yep, that's right. I got here Septem

ber third and began kindergarten the next day at

Ernie Pyle School just three blocks from my

house.

To

be

perfectly

honest,

I

wasn't

too

happy there the first six weeks with everything

so

new

and

all

strange

faccs.

Also, Mommy

entered the hospital right away and the Calvcrt'.s had us. But that's all changed. My new teacher, Mrs. Robertson, was real patient with me and soon I learned my phone number and house

address. Mike, my new boyfriend, and I walk to

school together and feel real grown-up! Always,

we go through the deepest puddles, never walk

around.

My new girlfriend,

Cheri, and

I

like to

play in the "housekeeping corner."

BEFORE

THANKSGIVING

DAY,

which

we

spent

hippo

with the

Hubert Adams family, I took a

tooth for "show and

tell" time at school.

They just love to hear me tell animal stories, so

I thought you'd like to hear one, too, this month.

Most of the big animals in Africa live in very

large game parks. These are hundreds of square

miles,

their

and

they

roam

there

natural

home,

over

the

free,

unharmed,

in

forest,

bush and

open plains. Our home in Livingstone was just

five

miles from the

Wanki Game park border, so

we often saw lots of elephants splashing their way across the Zambezi River and walking right

down the main road

outside town!

LAST

WINTER

(YOUR

SUMMER)

we

were

driving back and forth to Rhodesia where Mommy

On the

was

way,

The

was

big." He

visiting

we

first

the

doctors

through

was

and

the

"really,

hospital.

Wanki

Game

really

drove

animal

Park.

very rude and

cut right across the road in

front of the

He had his own built-in ladder

car. And WE had the right of way!

and just began

reaching out his long neck to pick acacia leaves.

He didn't say a word, not even "Please pass me some of those delicious leaves from the top of

that tree, Mother," like I do. Later we saw a herd

of

these

(you

guessed

it)

giraffes

spraddling

their long legs, bending their necks like a spotted

slide,

can't

to pick

some

dry

talk,

I

don't

know

elephant

how

HE

grass.

If he

can

ask HIS

mommy questions, like I do.

EARLY THAT MORNING we were lucky. By

the

like

water hole

we saw

two animals

that looked

big

kittens,

played

like

kittens,

ate

like

kittens,

meowed

like

kittens.

But when

they

grow

We

long

brothers. Someday they'll grow up to be a fierce

Tom cats.

up,

they

won't be nice, gentle

them

scratch,

just

about

the

bite

and

watched

time,

wrestle

a

way I fight

my two

King of the Bush," and everyone will stay out

of

their way.

They

were

lions,

of course! No,

there are no tigers in Africa.

of

THEN THE

BABOONS — the

them! The

pack's

leader was

trees were full

larger than a

German shepherd dog. The babies were sucking

their thumbs, scratching andchattering for apples

and bananas from passing cars.

I

REMEMBER ALSO

THE

"SNAKE

PITS" in

the Livingstone Game Park. The slowest one was

the puff adder. He huffed and puffed all the way.

His mother was slow-pokey, too, and never told him to "hurry up!" like mine does. Even then

they got so tired that they ( and all snakes ) slept

all winter long!

Setting

Possible."

THERE

up

camp

for survey

WERE

ALSO

LARGE

of "Mission

HERDS

OF

WILDEBEEST, hartebeest, waterbuck, reedbuck,

puku, impala (no, not a car, but an antelope), kudu sable, roan and eland. Some species of

antelope grow no bigger than the

size

of

a new

born Minnesota deer! Just my size. I got up to

29 counting

the species of antelope, then lost

track, but there's all kinds.

I

REMEMBER

ONCE

WHEN

RICHIE

WAS

DANCING along the edge of the Zambezi at sun

set,

and

in he fell!

He

went

under twice

before

Daddy got him out. He looked just like a baby hippo, coming out of the water. Hippos look like

they

Of

are

made

out of licorice,

course,

they

only

come

out

all

shiny black.

of the

river at

night to feed. During the day they play in the

muddy

river,

only

their

mother

doesn't

scold

them like mine does. They never make mud pies

like I do,

but look like one most of the time —a

mud pie with eyes. MY FAVORITE ZEBRA is in the Livingstone Game Park. She has the friendliest eyes and prettiest stripes. She's my friend because I can

feed

our

her,

car

but then

and

chews

she sticks her whole head in

on

the

glass

window. Then

while

and white stripes and bushy tail, our car makes

beautiful black

she's

busy

admiring

her

its "getaway." I'm hoping she will have had her

new

baby

colt

when

next spring.

we

return

to Livingstone

ALONG THE ZAMBEZI, IT'S HARD BEING

A CROCODILE. He has nothing to do all day but

swim near the shore and sleep on the bank in the

sun.

Sometimes he

has

a

race

from

the

Zambian

side to the Rhodesian side of the river.He wears

a fine,

thick leather suit that's

waterproof. He

even wears it right in the water, while he's tak

ing

his

daily

swimming

lessons!

Daddy

says

crocs are very beneficial, and help keep the fish population booming. Trouble is, he has to watch

out

for

guns

that

might

have

a

hunter

on

the

other end of it, looking for "suitcases" from his

hide.

came to a mother elephant in the

Wankie Game Park. "Tembo angalia hii" (watch

this elephant!) She thought her baby was the

smartest, cutest fellow in the whole valley. He was smart and he was cute, but he was certainly

the BIGGEST baby in all the world! Mommy said she was glad she didn't have to change HIS diapers! When Mrs. Jumbo saw us, she became a

ferocious-looking giant, as though we would harm

Last,

we

her baby. Her eyes were the size of tennis balls;

her ears began flapping;

in

the

air.

She

let

out

her tail stood straight

a

piercing

scream and

mounted a charge at our car, her trunk rolled up tight under her chin. We quickly put it in reverse,

and backed up much to her satisfaction. She

would not

hind us grew. We all watched Mrs. Jumbo from a

safe distance, noting that she never sat down,

let

us pass. Soon the

line of cars be

nor did

her baby sit

on her lap,

the way Wayne

does on Mommy's! After an hour or so, she decid

ed to move off the road and let us pass, without charging —but with one, last, rebellious trumpet!

My teeth sure chattered.

ACCORDING

TO

THE

BIBLE,

it

sixth

day

creatures.

when God created all

sorts

It reminds me of that hymn,

My

Father's World." But one thing

is

was

the

of living

"This is

for sure,

I'm thankful I wasn't around when He created the

elephants, because cars weren't invented yet!

Good by and happy holiday.

Richard's Ramblings

LAST SEPTEMBER SECOND THERE WERE

30 HOURS in the day. No, you don't need glasses.

You read that right. 30 hours, NOT 24. You see,

that was the day we left Nirobi, Kenya, and land

ed

was

in New York, at John Kennedy Airport. Boy,

that

a busy

place! Jets

landed every five

minutes. We had to circle above the airport in a "stack" over an hour in the rain before our plane

could come down.

IT STARTED ON AUGUST 29, a Friday, when

we said "good by" to our little home in Living stone. Daddy piled a dozen pieces of luggage into our buggy and headed for Lusaka. We got as

far

as

the

town

of

Choma

when

we

had

to

turn

around

and drive

back.

Daddy forgot

his

slides

to show you folks back home. Five hundred miles

and 12 hours later we arrived in Lusaka, missing

supper and lunch both. Fortunately, we had made hotel "bookings" well in advance, so we had a

place

tired but

to

stay.

We were

all

dusty

and

couldn't

even

take a bath.

The city was

out of

water.

enough pressure so we had plenty

By early

next

morning the pipes got up

of water to

drink.

SATURDAY.

THE

BIG DEPARTURE DAY,

we ate lunch at the Sapp's home. Did you know they volunteered to live in our home in Living stone while we are in the States? At the airport,

a

lot of

the

missionary families waved us

off at

3:30 p.m. Then up, up and away! It was Mommy's,

Wayne's

and my very first flight. I WAS worried

if

the

pilot

would remember

to

put

the

wheels

back down again when we landed in Nirobi,

Kenya, that night. Michael got airsick and was

kept in bed at the hotel until we left again Mon

day

morning.

The

restaurant

was

called "The

Thorn Tree" and served a real American style

"New York Cheeseburger."

My favorite.

There

were

no

spices

or bread

crumbs

in

it

like the

others.

MONDAY

WAS

THAT

DAY

I

MENTIONED

with the 30 hours in it. The taxi picked us up

at 6 a.m. We carried everything we could, so as

not

to exceed the

44 lb.

weight

limit

for each

passenger. I think I weighed at least 100 pounds,

carrying my Andy

Pandy bear and Zulu hat. We

boarded

our T.W.A. plane at 8 a.m.

This time I

could look down and see Egypt as we flew over

— even saw the Nile River. Mommy, Michael,

Wayne and I struggled together in one seat with

naps and meals for over seventeen hours. We

came down in Athens, Greece, and later in green,

grassy Shannon, Ireland, to

desses kept us entertained.

THE TIME KEPT CHANGING and we gained

eight hours. We finally fell asleep for the night

Livingstone

Clear as mud.' Finally we saw the lights of New

York

refuel. The steward-

time,

when

it

was

only

12 noon.

far

below and landed over two

hours late,

8 p.m. instead of at 6 p.m. This meant we missed

our

flight

to

"Indiapples"

(Indianapolis).

We

stayed overnight in New York, courtesy of T.W.A.

It was just as well, as we all looked pretty grey under the gills and needed sleep. I never saw so

many white faces in all of Zambia!

NEXT MORNING MY FOLKS EMBARRASSED

ME the way they carried on at breakfast over the

American food. The sugar dissolved better, the

coffee had no chicory flavor in it, the egg yolks

weren't anemic, etc. Later we boarded the plane

on a "walk out tunnel" - real neat. Just one hour

and forty minutes later we arrived in Indiana.

Wow,

600 miles an hour sure is a lot faster than

I can pedal on my bicycle.

THERE WAS A GANG THERE to greet us,

including Virginia, or "Aunt Ginny," and Cindy

Shank, from Michigan. Then all the sloppy kisses

and tears and stuff began. What a surprise to

walk

into a furnished house with sheets on the

beds and goodies in the cupboards. Ruth and

Hubert Adams had arranged most everything.

Even thought to give the folks a driving manual

to study for renewed driver's license. The gro

ceries

were

all

projects

of

the

Fairfax Bible

School Department. The house is real fancy —

has

used

wringer

television,

central heating

(which I'm not

to), even a basement (or half of one) and

washer.

There

is

a

big

back yard. I

share a single bed with Wayne at the other end

(our feet barely touch).

I

AM

SO EXCITED

BECAUSE

it

finally

snowed. We all got in on it, and folks must have

thought we were nuts, for all our shouts!

And

Ruth Adams took me down to Lafayette Shopping

Center

elves, Santa Claus, and

to

see

all the

all those real, moving winter-wonderland people!

Susan,

my high school girlfriend, held my hand

all the way.

It was out of this world!

I HAVE ONE PROBLEM. I just can't pray

with my eyes closed.

I

"think better" with them

open, and can then name easily all the foods for

table grace. I want you boys and girls to know

how lucky you are

to have a nice Bible school

class to go to, and papers to bring home,

and

ALL IN ENGLISH! For almost two years. Mommy

taught us at home in Zambia, and we sure missed

being with other children. Well, time to go get

Michael home from school. By for now, and keep

writing!

Wayne's Waddles

WHAT

AN

INSULT!

Calling

my

column

Wayne's Waddles! I NEVER waddle now - that's

something I USED to do when I was a BABY.

Now I am a big boy and run everywhere I go. I've

only been in America three months and already

like

the place. Just could not understand every

one's excitement last month, around November 5.

No, it wasn't anyone's birthday. My folks sac up

almost all nightlong glued to television. Imagine,

all

that fuss

over a

national election! Now if it

were about watching those cute cartoons on TV,

that's

different.

I FINALLY GOT TO SEE my Grandma and

GrandpaRandall from Milwaukee. They camedown

just to visit me for the first time! I'd like to intro

duce my"adoptedparents," Anne and VicCalvert.

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Bill Brant with mission press in Kilwe.

They putupwith my brothers and me while Mommy was in the hospital last September, and a couple

of weeks since then. Anne never was too busy to bake us special red, green, and yellow cookies,

or Vic to romp on the floor with us just like Dad

dy

homemade

does.

Vic

even

sawed

us

some

wooden rifles

trigger!

One

with our names

painted

night

before

Halloween,

I

on the

had

a

pesky cold and kept calling for my "pumpum" (pumpkin), so Anne got it and lit it up for me at

2

Terry,

a.m.!

They

and

a

girlfriend,

have

two

big

big

girl,

Julia,

boys,

who

David

is

and

Richie's

the

ALL

THAT DADDY DOES is

cruise around

country in his

Chevrolet, reporting back to

stick of dynamite under Michael to get him awake

for

school.

 

SO

YOU SEE,

I've

now

changed

my mind.

Sure,

this

traveling

may

LOOK

easy,

but

this

living

out of a suitcase for my diapers, getting

to bed after midnight (and a different one each time), not getting to eat my vittles on schedule,

and

trying to sit perfectly still through six ser

vices

I feel

in a row, is MURDER. There's times when

this travel, travel,

is

for the

BIRDS, not

the BABIES. But kidding aside, all in all, judg ing by all the friendliness and concern you folks

show us everywhere we go, I'd do it all over again. It's worth it. I'M ALMOST TWO YEARS OLD and already turned "grandpa"! Remember "Rica," Michael's

"horse"? She had a grand total of eight puppies. I don't know which I should give out —teething

rusks

or

bananas

to

my

friends

to

celebrate.

They are all living at the George Belcher farm, friends near Livingstone who are keeping Rica

for

us.

I'm already putting words together. I have a good clean habit of brushing my teeth (all 10 of them) five times a day 'cause the toothpaste's

so

good.

rest

of

When finished,

I proceed to brush the

the

bathroom

floor

with

my toothbrush.

Really

clean!

all

of you

folks that sent us to Zambia. Sounds

MY COWBOY BOOTS and I can't be separated.

like

an easy job, doesn't

it?

I thought it was,

I even wear them to bed when Mommy isn't look

too,

and had been putting up quite

a good fuss

ing. She says I sound like a seven-foot tall man,

to

go

along

on

a

trip.

I wanted to

thank you in

person for helping to send my family

and me to

teach the African boys and girls about Jesus.

SO

LAST WEEK,

Mommy

was

beginning to

feel much stronger, and we packed up the family

and went to Illinois. Sunday morning we were at

Rock Port Christian Church with Jim and Leota

Garner.

That night, at the Pleasant Hill Church

with Billy and Bob Gulledge —Richie sure hated to leave there! Then Monday morning a brief

stop

to

see

Mrs.

Carrie

QuiHer

of

the Mozier

church; a stop for lunch with the Earl Wellers of

the palmyra church; then a chat with Don Baldwin

in

Lincoln; and finally that night we arrived in

Waynesville.

They

are

a

young

church

where

Ruth and Hubert Hinton minister. Boy, was I pooped out when we arrived home to Indianapolis at 2 a.m. Tuesday. Mommy almost had to light a

for all the noise, walking down the hall in them. Clomp, clomp, clomp — but it's only little 'ole

me. I always keep my toy pistol in my hand for ready action against the "enemy." When they try to take my toys, I let 'em have it, right between

the

eyes —POW!

WHEN

FOLKS

ASK

HOW OLD

I

am,

I hold

up

only

ONE

finger,

but

say

TWO. You figure

out. I still have these dreams about "riding

a horse to Livingstone." Off and on through the

that

night,

bed

is

other

eater,

I rock,

rock on

all fours.

By morning

my

scooted across the room, up against the

wall,

from

my

and each

meal

"ride."

I'm

an

excellent

is

another "Viet Nam." It

keeps the folks on the ball cleaning up after the

battle.

the

Until next year,

babies]

good by and

God bless all

HlUcreit CfidsUan Cnufch,

Hilli, Calif.

Fitsi Chostidn CftutcK. Ponpano QeAch, Rs. C«ritrjit Chritlian C^wch. Chatletlon, III.

LmOotrM Church of OuiSt,

$1. LouiS, III.

Fir»t Oulst^in Qiuch, Fartfteld, III.

Milfvd Ctul5tiari ChuiCh, Mffoid,

III.

Mount Puldskk Chiistiaik Chutch. Ml. Pul^ki. Chtishdii CMct). Uuiet, IM.

Palinyrj Chnslian Oiurch. Pltnytd. lit. Ctucl), P^eatdnt HiM. HI.

Roekpofl CNisltan Church, R«kpoit, III.

Scioto Christian ChiiicK.

Sc^ou, III

III.

Chtis^tan Hori« Quilders. Windsor. IM.

Ptinory lU 0»i. hlapi« Avtiiu« CtuSHth Chuch. UKOflS.

III.

OarMlview Church o1 Criiist. Connersvillt.

tiitoro Males Class, Lincoln,

Iftd.

Fairfax ChosUan Chtieh, Indianapolis. Ind.

Junlcs. Fairlsx Christian Church. Indianapolis, lr>d. NortMld« Chuichof ChiisU Ric^wnd. Ind.

BetMorl Chitsllan C^uich. Bett^ndaf. \i.

ChiDChof Ov^st. Canby, Mtrm. Chuch of Of fsl, Ckveland. Mrw. Coon Rapldi Chuceh of CFvist. Minn. West Lino Cr»miw Church. West Line, Mo.

First Christian ChurcA, Windsor. ID.

PalmyrACTirlstiWChuicn. Paloyta. III.

ScioD ChrltUan Chifch, ScioU, li{.

Windsor CAnsiiM Ctwch. Windsor. HI. Nttihside Ouch oi Christ. Richmertf, tnd.

MfS. 6ei|ha $l<te>s, Windsor, III.

Urss Linda Stanton. htesa, Ari2.

M. aid f*s. Gerald Vice. ^

Mr.»d hks.Viideii McCabe. f4ew London, la.

Ms. Povier. hksa, An2.

Mis£ Paeicia Ware, Cast

Miss Virginia

FaiifaK CMisiian Church. Indianapolis. Ind.

Lon^. U.

Rochesiei. N. V.

Geddow, Laosini, Mich.

hew

Lisbon Cnrislias Church, New UsMn, Ind.

Women's Covrcil, Church of ClevelM], Mirr. Loy^l WoA«n's Class, Paston. III.

M. 2nd Us, Stanley Jones

PE8fiUARY

-

DECEMBER

196$ CONTRIBUTORS

Ciestllne ChifChof C^ISt, CrestHne. 0. Fust Christian Church. Sfnffield. 0. Gar^n Paili Ctkvch of Chrtst. Toledo. 0. Christian Missionary Society. Hint«\. Okla. First Chiistian Chuch. Maitow, Qi<ia. OrcnarO St. Christian Chiich. West AlUs, iiis.

M. and I4s. Lynden Balding, OIney. III.

Uss Vir^tnie Bedoow. Losing, Uich.

M.

9id KIs. Robert B^ow. TerreHaute.Ind.

Ms.Miriam frokaw. Angola. Inf.

U.

M.

ard Ms.

arvj Mis.

David Browning. Chambersburi. 1)1.

Jaji>es

Phelps. OIney. lit.

Power. Mesa. Atiz.

Ms.

MissCyntMa Shank.

A.

L

Lansir^f.

Mich.

M.

Ms.

M.

M.

Miss Patiicia Ware,

M. and Ms. Ai Zinreiman, C«ie Town, South Afiica

Ms. Uicille ^awvti

M. and Ms. Cliff

Frank Benedict, Crkerok««

Individuals. Christian Church, Lincoln, III.

aid Ms. Don Shepherd. Tare Haute, tnd.

Beitha Sheets. Windsor, Hi. ;ind Ms. Oivrlle Stevens. Angola.

a>d Ms. Gerald Vic«.

Ind.

New London, la.

Cast Rochester. N. Y.

Madison, fanbauit. Minn.

Hilf5 Chiislian C^rch

Diamond CMistian Qiureh. Ms.

JunkOi Boys. Chtf di of Ouist. Webster City. U. Hoticon Missionary Vorhers. Truttan, Mrnn. Horicon Church of Christ. Tivman. Minn.

III,

Waynesvilte Oirittian Church, WAynesville, Winne^ah Christian Church. Madison, Wis.

Junior Departnent. Chifch of Christ. Weostei City. la.

Church of Christ, Crowtey,

First Qiurch of Chnst, Ladysrritr:, Wts.

Chiistian Chucn, Richiano C«ntei, Wts.

M. and Ms. John Birchey. Vandeibilt. Pa.

La.

Qikireh

of Chrisl. Falrrnont, Mrnn.

John K. MiHer. fiftadison. Wis.

binary Cia». Chuch ol Chiist. Cdnby. Mrnn.

Gwynrteviile

Celma Church of Christ. Celina, 0. J. A. Long, Pleasant Hill, ID.

Waynesvifte Christian Chuich, Waynesvilfe. III.

Forest Lake Church of Christ. Foiesl La^, MIim.

Mary Wartha Ladies Group, West Alhs. Wis.

Raivcca Circle, Church of Quitt. Webster Ctty,

M, and Ms, Ro^i C, Hfwn.Chambnsbufg, HI. M, and Mrs, Geiald E, Couiey, Elk River. Minn. Mi, and Ms. Richard Voibrock, Anpka. hlinn.

Christian Church, Ind.

1968 TRAVEL FUND COHTRI&UTORS

Welcome Class. Atlanta. Ga.

Anonymo^^S. Denver, Colo.

M»y heilig, East St. Louis. III.

&age Murdock. Honestead.

Pa.

Ms. Bonnre Johnaon, St. Louis. Mo.

W.A. C. Ladies. Chu'ch of Christ, Union

lA. artd Ms. Lester Lee. SloontstHirg. Pa.

Central Christian Church. OeenviTle. Ml. Fust QvfStian Qimch, Anna. 111.

Ms.C. C. Efaiw. StiHwater, Okta. Netiraska ChrisHan Chuich Gatdsn Park Church of Chi 1st, Toledo. 0.

Mf.

Mouitam Church of Christ. Pitountam. Wis, Ni^ Circle. Uttleton Chrmian Chgich, Colo. Bettie Kofton. Tonalee. A112.

Senior Missionary Society. Washin|ton, Ind.

and Ms. Robe I Allen.

Uttleton. Cok.

Missionary Society. Mill Kail, Pa.

New Burlington Chuich ol Chrtst, Cincinnati. 0. Ms. Wtliian O isp. Hespeiia. Calif.

Gerald Beck, $ndianapolis. Via.

Pauline Missionary S^iety. Corinth

JuniOf I and M Boys. Mobster City. la.

Junicr I Boys and Girls. Cnurchof Chtisl.

WeOsterCity. la.

Sunday SchMl. MarteHe. la.

Missionary Society. Danville. III.

Christian Ouch. Athens. Ml.

The Boyce Foundation, Aiuon. 0,

ftonien'l Council. West Amarillo Chiistlan

Ctiiifch, Tex.

Central Chuich of Christ, Sioua Falls. S. 0.

Stronghiest Civistian Missionary Society. Stronghuist. EngSewood Christian Churcn. Jacksonvitie. fia.

Junior

Departnent. Church of Christ. Webster City. La.

SPECIAL

PRAYER

REQUEST:

Co-worker

Charles

Bell and family returned home to the

U.S. last October for an emergency medical fur-

lough and serious eye operation. They are living

in

Cincinnati,

Ohio.

Please

your prayers.

CONGRATULATIONS:

To

remember

Jackie

them

in

and Bill

Brant who became parents of a daughter, Leslie

Ruth, last September, in Kitwe, Zambia.

SLIDES ARE AVAILABLE upon request from our

Tape and Slide forwarding agents, Mr. and Mrs.

Hubert Adams, Jr., 629 N. Rochester, Indianapo-

j^g

Indiana 46222.

Note New Address for Forwarding Agent:

Virginia Beddow

9543

Lansing, Michigan 48909

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NEWS OF THE SINCLAIRS

'HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE" IN CENTRAL AFRICA

Volume 3

July 1969

(PHILIPPI ANS

2:16)

Number 2

^• •.'

civic

groups,

societies

share

too,

and

breakfasts

and

luncheons,

ladies

etc.

Charlotte

while

family

has

been

doing

her

obligations prevented

her

from

traveling

with

me

all

the

time

she did

her share of speaking as well. Our special heartfelt

thanks

go

to the

Vic

Calvert family

of

the

Fairfax

Christian church, who took care of our three

often for weeks

boys,

to be gone

a time

when we had

on extended speaking tours.

My

fChurch

during

office

thanks

for

all

also

their

go

to

the

Fairfax

of

Christian

to

little acts

kindness

us to have an

the corre-

the

past 10 months. It was good

in

the church

from which

to

do all

>1

spondence

and other necessary writing and paper

work

had

a

important

to

the

good

furlough,

mission.

We

and

whereas

feel

we

have

we

came home

during an emergency, and much of ('harlotce's time

spent under doctor's care, her recovery has

swift,

for

which

we

thank

God.

We want to

>: jr.-fbeen

-s:

Jf- "f

'.w.:

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Greetings

Saviour.

As

in

you

Telegraph

we

are

the

name

of

receive

this

Jesus

issue

Christ,

our

of

our

Bush

making

final

last-minute prep

arations

to

hectic

lime

return

of

any

to

Zambia.

missionary's

This

life,

is

the

and we

most

find

it no different. In fact, while we enjoyed the visits with our friends and supporters in the churches

across

anticipation

last

America, we

to

10 months

are

looking forward with great

the

40,000 miles,

driven

returning

I

have

to

the

work.

over

During

spoken

not

to

in 6A different congregations in 21 States,

mention

numerous

Bible

school

classes,

thank all who had us in their homes and for meals,

-which did so much to make our travels pleasant

and renewed many a bond of Christian fellowship.

INCORPORATION

Zambia

incorporated,

the

laws

of

Christian

Mission

is

now

a

fully

not-for-profit organization filed under

the state

of

Illinois, with

Lincoln the

principle

place

of

business.

This

now

places

us

fully under a tax-deductible status for persons who

wish to contribute directly to any missionary asso

ciated with Z.C.M., without necessarily having to

send

through

a

church,

although

that

is

still the

preferred

method.

All missions policy and responsibility remains with the missionary and he is still directly supported,

sent

out and maintained by the local churches. Our

forwarding agent also remains

unchanged:

Heddow,

Hox 9543, Lansing, Mich. 48909.

Virginia

The directors will be acting as advisors and will

meet

in February of each year to consider the

busi

ness on hand and receive the financial and activity

reports

in Zambia. Our relationship with the mission is one

nine missionaries

from

the field.

There are

of

are

mutual

consent

as

follows:

and

cooperation.

The

directors

Mr. Leon Appel, Lincoln, 111.

Mr. Paul

Benjamin, Lincoln, 111.

Mr. David Eubanks, Kimberlin Heights, Tenn.

Mr. Max W. Randall, Lincoln, 111.

Mr. Denver Sizemore, East

Point, Ga.

Fairfax Christian Church

TRAVEL PLANS

As

of

finalized.

this

We

writing

be

will

our

sailing

travel

plans

New

have

been

York on

from

August 14, 1969 on the Queen Elizabeth II, arriving

in Southampton on August 20. tt'e plan to visit with

friends

several

will

early evening and be

in

England

before

(whom

we

met

in

days

flying directly

airport

August

to

26,

in

Livingstone

leave

London

Zambia) for

Zambia. We

in the

shortly after

1969

10 a.m. local time Wednesday, August 27.

We

are

still (at

the

time of writing in June) in

need

Each

need

of about

half our travel fare, or about $1,200.

supporting

church

and

we

anticipate

has

been

having

the

informed

entire

of

fare

the

in

hand before we leave. However, any and all special

gifts

fund.

received

at

this

time

will

be

used

for

travel

Our regular forwarding agent, Virginia Beddow,

is

handling all the travel funds.

the

The

first

Atlantic

time

we

went

on

the

Queen

to

Zambia

Elizabeth,

we

now

crossed

retired

and a museum in Florida. Now we will sail on her

successor, the QE II, the most recent of all additions

to

the

passenger

shipping world.

We

look forward

to this time of relaxation following the last hectic

weeks

before leaving.

"Home, Sweet Home"

NEWS FROM ZAMBIA

Recent word from Zambia is most encouraging especially the news from the Livingstone area where the Ron Sapp family have been continuing and expanding the work. New preaching points have

been started

villages

in the

the

where

vicinity

original work

of

Necktie

began.

and

The

Mobeta

main

endeavor right now is in the Katapazi area where for years the non-instrument missionaries were

witnessing for Christ. No congregations exist there

now,

but there are a

number of

persons interested in

organizing themselves into an effective assembly. This will be another great step forward. Ron also reports that the earliest work at Libala is now meeting regularly, and even when

and preach and

he is gone they continue to meet

teach

those

there.

This

church

is

the

talk

of

the

villages, Ron reports, and God has truly blessed their efforts to preach the Gospel. They can preach and teach their own people more effectively. When the missionary teaches them and leaves the Gospel

in

their

hands,

encouraging

them

to

meet together

for

worship

and

instruction,

the

church

will grow.

David

100 years

Livingstone was convinced of this nearly

ago when he said: "I have

no hesitation

in saying one or two pious native agents are equal, if not superior, to Europeans (whites) in the begin ning of the work. The natives look so much upon the Gospel as just ways and customs of the white

man

that

little

progress

is

made,

but

from their

fellows the truth comes directly."

We

ask you to

join with us

in prayer for Ron &

Amy Sapp and this new congregation. Ron also

in the city

reports

that he

intends

to

begin a work

of

Livingstone

itself.

There

is

a

church building

for sale and the prospects for a nucleus

look very

good.

Your prayers in this respect are also solicited.

FAMILY NEWS

Dear Friends,

Last

week

I

overheard

the

following,

"Sandy,

are you going to attend the North American Christian

Convention this July?"

I

baby

It's

big news is

Well,

really

This

time,

don't

Charlotte's

." Isn't that just like a father-to-be?

know.

That's

when

"our" baby, not

just "mine!"

the coming of Sinclair IV this

Yes, the

mid-July.

I put

in an order for a blue-eyed, curly-

headed, wee, bonnie lassie. Judging by my cravings for pickled pig feet and herring in sour cream with

chives,

it

couldn't be

anything else

but

a

girl! Dr.

Chavez, my doctor who practices near us in Speed way, assures me everything is going well. After all

those

foreign

doctors

I had

overseas

I come back

to the U.S. and end up with a Mexican doctor! He is quite nice, but wasn't too happy about my rapid we ight gain in spite of a low calorie diet. I explained

how hard it

little exercise, and then eating those delicious ten-

course banquets prepared by the churches and homes.

to diet when traveling in the car with

is

With

all my mother-to-be clothes

and

baby lay

ette in Zambia, I have been busy stitching up some

things

to

tide

"us"

over.

The

Fairfax

Christian

church

ladies

had

a

lovely

shower,

so

now

baby

will not have to wear a barrel home from the hospital.

She'll

also have a

place

to rest

gift

was

a

most needed car bed,

her

head,

ideal for

as

one

the long

journey back to Zambia this August. Also, I've been

speaking around the state of Indiana to several groups, and enjoyed it immensely. We have appre ciated all the special projects churches have had

for

us, such as a Tupperware shower, linen shower,

and a "mission possible" collection of clothing for the family.

The

Michael

children

received

are

his

real

live

very first,

J.C.

Penney's.

He

turned

six

wires.

For

Easter,

official suit, from

a

in

April

and

had

party complete with the game, "Pin the tail on the serva! skin" (spotted wild cat from Zambia). His

teacher says that he is in Group I with his numbers,

his letters, so needs more

work there. He joined the Boy's Club this summer,

but

in

Group

III

with

which

is

real close,

and

he's

excited

about that.

Richard

says,

"When I get

six and

get red

haii, I

can go to school, too!" He turned four in June, and

looked forward to his birthday party of cake,

presents, games and children. His favorite song is,

really

"I will work for Jesus 'till Victoria Falls" {should "

be,

and

.'till the Shadows Fall"). Wayne is two

.

.

one-half but

large

for

his age,

and

speaks as

well as

man"

two

three-year-old.

any

a

or

eggs

"lion."

for

one

He

meal.

can

All

He

is

usually

"spider-

eat

the

six

boys

pancakes and

to float

love

their boats outside

in

the

little

blown-up swimming

pool.

This

furlough

has

taught

us

much,

leaving

us

with

both

happy

and

sad

emotions.

We

renewed

acquaintances with the brethren, but the traveling is

life, with loneliness and separation.

hard

For

If

In Zambia

on family

the

they

first

only

time

knew

I see

how

how

blessed

Americans are.

have!

much they

we lived very close to life-and-death situations among the African brethren. It's sad to see so much wasted food here, where even the average dog is

better

fed

than the

average African. The television

commercials,

the

cars

and power

mowers, the

com

fortable churches, the fancy battery toys for kids,

but

I doubt that most folks would last one day in the

Zambian bush camping without all their conveniences of toothpaste and mouth washes!

the modern shopping centers are wonderful

Lastly,

our

furlough

has

taught

us

to

be

better

missionaries,

and

how

much

we

need

you.

True,

we

need

your

dollars,

too,

but

your

obligation

to

your missionary doesn't

end

there,

it

JUST

BEGINS!

I want

to

challenge

you to become

more personally interested in and actively concerned

about your missionary, just as you would your own

children.

your own home, ask him lots of questions, and use

When he is in your church, have him in

him

in every possible way

in the whole church pro

gram.

him

Next, read all

you can about

you are

personally and tell him

field, write

praying for him

his

and haven't forgotten him. These are only a few ideas, but they will help your church to become more mission-minded, and show your missionary you are behind him 100%. May God continue to use you

as you fulfill the

Great Commission at home.

Love,

Charlotte

January - June, 1969 Contributors

Hillcrest Christian Church, Granada Hills, Calif.

First Christian Church, Poinpano Beach, Fla. Central Christian Church, Charleston, 111.

Lansdowne Church of Christ, East St. Louis, 111.

First Christian Church, Fairheld, III.

MiUord Christian Church, MiUord, 111,

Mj. Pulaski Qiristian Church, Mt. Pulaski, 111.

Christian Church, Mozier, III.

Palmyra Christian Church, Palmyra, III.

Christian Church, Pleasant Hill, 111. Rockport Christian Church, Rockport, III. Sciota Christian Church, Sciota, 111. Christian Home Builders, Windsor, 111. First Christian Church, Windsor, 111. Fairfax Christian Church, Indianapolis, Ind.

Juniors, Fairfax Christian Church, Indianapolis, Ind.

Home Builders' Class, New Lisbon Christian Church,

New Lisbon, Ind.

Wonien|s Fellowship, New Lisbon Christian Church, New Lisbon, Ind.

Northside Church of Christ, Richmond, Ind. Beitendorf Christian Church, Bettendorf, Iowa C3iurch of Christ, Canhy, Minn. Church of Christ, Cleveland, Minn. Coon Rapids Church of Christ, Coon Rapids, Minn.

West Line Christian Church, West Line, Mo. Crestline Church of Christ, Crestline, Ohio

Columbia Church of Christ, Edon, Ohio First Christian Church, Springfield, l%io

Garden Park Church of Christ, Tol^o, Ohio Christian Missionary Society, First Christian Church, Hinton,Okla.

First Christian Church, Hinton, Okla.

First Christian Church, Marlow, Okla. Orchard St. Christian Church, West Allis, Wis.

Mr. and Mrs.

Robert Beddow, Terre Haute, Ind.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brokaw, An^la, Ind.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Johnson, Olney, 111.

Mt. and Mrs. James Phelps, Olney, III. Mr. and Mrs. Don Shepherd, Terre Haute,

Miss Pat Ware, Rochester, N. Y. Mr. and Mis. A1 ZinntermaD, Cape Town,

Ind.

South Africa

Individuals, The Christian Church, Lincoln, 111. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Yelton, Stanford, Ky. Englewood Christian Church,Jacksonville, Fla.

Bellcvue Christian Church, Atchison, Kans. First Christian Church, Monmouth, III.

Rebecca Circle, Webster City, Iowa

Central Christian Church, San Jose, Calif.

John Sanbutn, San Jose, Calif. Cynthia Shank, Lansing, Mich. Valley Christian Church, Pacoima, Calif.

Crystal New Hope Church of Christ,

Women's Council, Truman, Minn. Dorcas Circle, Cleveland, Minn.

Mlnneai>olis, Minn.

Christian Church, Richland Center, Wis.

Christian Church, Graysoo, Ky.

W. A. C. Ladies, UnionChurch of Christ, Iowa

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nlschan, Cincinnati, Ohio

Women's Circle, BettendorfChristian Church, Bettendorf,Iowa

Littleton Christian Church, Litdeton, Colo.

Jet Cadets, Littleton Christian Church, Littletoo, Colo. South Lansing Church of Christ, Lansing, Mich. ElmSt. Christian Church, Olney, 111. Noble-OlneyMisiiionary Rally, Olney, Ql.

Mr. and Mrs. David Petty, Ciestline, Ohio

Terry Harpster, Windsor, Hi.

Rodney Harpster, Windsor, 111.

Women's MissionaryCircle, Brainerd, Minn.

Ladies in Christ, Wapella Christian Church Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Tomlinson, Indianapolis, Ind.

Lyle Broughton

Darlington Christian Church, Indianapolis, Ind.

First Church of Christ, Garrett, Ind.

Vanderbilt Church of Christ, Pa.

Church of Christ, Glencoe, Okla. Mrs. Elton Turner, Glencoe, Okla.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gilpin, Mt. Pulaski, 111.

Odessa Dittus, Mt. Pulaski, 111.

Shirley Laoiar, Mt. Pulaski, 111. Mrs. Martha Jane Hoy, Marlow, Okla. Barbara Langston, Joplin, Mo.

BLESSED

Micheie Esme Sinclair

born July 14

in Indianapolis, Ind.

Note New Address for Forwarding Agent:

Virginia Beddow

Box 9543

Lansing, Michigan 48909

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