A SMALL SEED
PASTOR SICHIKATA’S VISION
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God has given me a vision–a small seed.
Our congregations in Choma, Zambia do not have any money; many do not have a sanctuary to meet in. Many in the congregation are sick, and even more in the community are sick and do not know Jesus Christ.
My vision: to see 1,000 souls won for Christ in the next four years, five new congregations planted and care for the sick.
But how to get there?
One day God gave me an idea:
TO GROW CITRUS FRUITS.
Then the congregation can sell the fruit and add the money to our offering.
We have many people in the church who are ill. We will bring them some of the fruits that we grow–they need nutritious foods very badly. We can also use these fruits to evangelize to others: when they hear that we are giving away fruit and caring for those who are HIV-positive, they will come to our church–there they will hear the gospel and get the help they need.
In one month we could raise enough to pay our pastors a decent wage and provide bicycles for them to travel around, sharing the gospel and planting churches. Right now they are paid nothing, even after all the work they have done.
So now you see how God
will take a small seed and make it grow.
My name is Pastor Sichikata,
and I have a vision.