January 8, 2016

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God has provided a house!!!
We are so thankful for the many things that God has done in and through us in
2015. As we head into 2016, we are praising God for answering our housing
need in an unexpected way. As many of you know, we returned to the states in
June of 2015 to raise $1,000 a month for rent. Though we were tempted to be
discouraged, God answered our prayer in an unexpected way by allowed 4 of
our current supporting churches to increase their commitment. We are so
thankful for the faithful and committed church partnerships that we have. In
addition, a church donor purchased a property with two houses for CABC with
the intention that we would live in one of them as long as we serve here! With
the raised support and new house, we have closed the gap on our housing
needs. The new house has four bedrooms. Since we got married, we have
always lived in one bedroom apartments; we feel like we are growing up a bit :)
We are excited about the opportunities that this house will bring our way for
ministry. Thank you to all of you who hold us up in prayer and partner with us
for the sake of the gospel.

You can see an introduction video to the house here.

You can see a house tour video here.

Kevin & Sarah Sherman

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Thankful for friends like Kapwasa
from our church who are willing to
help!

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We are thankful for some renovation
funds. We cut out the wall between
the kitchen and dining room and will
soon add kitchen cabinets!


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December 9, 2015

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Dear Friends,
Thank you all for praying for the Leadership Conference. We had an excellent
week of hearing the truth from Scripture in a variety of forums and through
many different speakers. We are excited that about four hundred people came
to our campus last week to hear from God and to be challenged from the
Scriptures about rekindling our heart’s passion for the gospel and our love for
our Savior. Click here to see more.
A particularly exciting moment of the conference was the release of the first
volume of a theological journal published by CABC. The journal, entitled
Kērussōmen (meaning “let us preach!”), is designed to encourage the
publication of scholarly material by authors from our context, writing on topics
relevant to the church in Africa. You can visit the journal’s webpage here.
Thank you all for your prayer and support of our objective to train the next
generation of servant leaders in Africa for Great Commission living. We hope
you all have a merry Christmas as you celebrate the coming of Christ to take on
real human existence, to live a perfect life and to die in our place.
Kevin & Sarah

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November 23, 2015

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Dear Friends,

Final exams were completed last week, and this week will be a busy time of preparation for our twelfth annual Leadership Conference. The conference is one week away and will be taking place between Nov 30th through December 4th. During the week of Leadership Conference, we will be holding two separate block classes (Pastors & Chaplains), workshops, and general sessions. We are planning for a total attendance of up to 500 people from churches across Zambia and many other neighboring countries. Please pray that God would give the faculty, staff, and students a spirit of service to the many visitors that we will have on campus next week; pray that we will have the attitude of Christ and that the churches represented at the conference would be built up in the faith and challenged from the Scriptures.

Kevin & Sarah

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October 9, 2015

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Dear Friends,

It’s hard to believe that we are only about six weeks away from the end of the semester. Last month we had an opportunity, during out September break, to visit some friends and classmates who are living and working in Tanzania. It was a great time to get some needed rest and perspective about how Christ is building his church in another part of the world. This past week at CABC, the graduating seniors in the degree program completed their doctrinal examination where they submit their personal doctrinal statement and meet with the faculty to take questions about their personal belief and practice. We came away from the exams encouraged overall and challenged about how we as a faculty can better serve them as they develop their personal convictions from Scripture. Thank you all for your prayers on our behalf.

Kevin & Sarah

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August 29, 2015

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Dear Friends,

Thank you for your prayers for our trip back to Zambia and for the start of the second semester. It is hard to believe we are already four weeks into the new semester. It is a privilege to mentor our students and to help them develop in their understanding of Scripture. This semester, Kevin’s doctrines students are writing a paper on the subject of the Holy Spirit. It is exciting to see the students being challenged to personally come to grips with Scripture’s teaching on various aspects of who the Holy Spirit is and what he does in the lives of believers. This is really the kind of growth through the Word that every healthy Christian experiences, whether or not they end up writing out what they learned in a paper. Please pray with us that the academics at CABC would translate in our students into humble listening to the word and a lifelong process of being conformed to God’s Word.

We are excited to see the daily progress of the ROP. Construction of the second floor will begin very soon. Please pray with us that the project would continue to progress quickly and that the rental of the commercial space will be a stable source of income to meet up to 50% of the school’s operating costs.

Kevin & Sarah

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March 27, 2015

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Dear Friends,

While the spread of the gospel in certain parts of the world is still in its infant stages, Zambia is one of the many places in which the indigenous church is maturing and is in need of supportive relationships as it seeks to minister the gospel to its own culture. We are thankful that God has given us a number of supportive roles to play as we look to the Zambian leaders of our churches for guidance and spiritual oversight. Providing theological training and spiritual mentorship at Central Africa Baptist College to Africa’s future church leaders is one such supportive role which makes an investment into the future of the Christian church here in Zambia. We are thankful to God that he has providentially caused Kevin to be nominated and selected to serve with the deacons at our church, Faith Baptist of Riverside. We have been praying that God would provide a supportive role in our church under a Zambian pastor, and we are enthusiastic that he has answered our prayers in this way. Please
2 pray for Kevin that God would help him to serve well (1 Tim 3:13). We are planning to return to the US for about 7 weeks. Our purpose is to raise the remainder of our monthly support so that we can begin to look for housing. Up to this point, CABC has provided housing for us free of charge. This housing is necessary for married students, so we need to be able to move out by the end of this year. Please pray with us as we seek the remainder of our support, and that we will be able to find housing within our budget.

Yours in Christ,

Kevin & Sarah

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January 20, 2015

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Dear Friends,
At the end of October, the president of Zambia passed away. Since that time the
vice-president has been serving in his place. Today, the Zambian people will elect an
interim president to finish out the term. As we think about the presidential elections
taking place today, we are reminded of God’s common grace, the goodness he
shows to all people without distinction. Despite a few isolated incidents here and
there, God has provided for peaceful transitions of power in Zambia unlike many
other nations nearby. The new president should be announced and sworn in within a
day or two. Please pray that the person God has chosen will be a godly and selfless
leader.
We have been busing preparing for the new school year at CABC. We are looking
forward to the start of regular classes in mid-February; right now our break is filled
with class preparation, faculty in-service, and getting a few errands done. Sarah
is currently recovering from a bout with Malaria. Please pray for health and strength
as we begin the new school year.
Thank you all for your prayers.
Yours in Christ
Kevin & Sarah

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December 19, 2014

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Dear Friends,
We have come to the end of a busy year, and looking back we are humbled to
think of the many ways in which God has showed his kindness and faithfulness to
us.
Thank you all for praying for us and the 11th Annual Leadership Conference which
took place on campus here at Central Africa Baptist College and Seminary earlier
in December. We had about 350 people in attendance. During the week we held a
pastor’s block class, a Zambia Army and Police Chaplain’s block class, as well as
workshops for church leaders. We all came together for general sessions and
evening services. Kevin’s session on the nature of NT giving went well. The
questions and feedback gave us a deeper understanding of some of the issues the
Zambian church faces.
We are enjoying the long break between the school years; please pray for us as
we are preparing for the 2015 school year (beginning in February); we need
God’s wisdom as we teach and mentor our students. Kevin is preparing to teach 4
classes (12 credit hours), and Sarah is preparing to teach 3 classes (10 credit
hours).
We pray that each of you has a blessed Christmas season as you celebrate the
fact that God took on real human existence to live a perfect life and to die in our
place.
Kevin & Sarah

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November 24, 2014

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Dear Friends,

The semester is has come to an end, and we are now only one week away from our annual Leadership Conference (Dec 1–5). On Saturday, December 6th, we are holding CABC’s 6th annual graduation ceremony. We have four men graduating with their Bachelor’s degree and five who are receiving their Master’s degree from a college in the US who has arranged for us to facilitate their graduate courses here on campus at CABC. As we approach Leadership Conference, we have a few prayer requests that we ask you to remember. First, please pray that God would give all of us here at CABC a servant’s attitude toward the hundreds of men and women who will be attending the conference from all over southern Africa. Second, I would appreciate your prayers as I prepare to teach a session at the conference on the nature of New Testament giving in the local church. This is an extremely misunderstood issue among churches here; giving is usually taught rather harshly from a few OT tithing texts. The result is that many Christians do not give generously and cheerfully, and most stop giving at ten percent. Please pray that I would have the wisdom and the tact to explain the principles and attitudes of church giving from the New Testament.

Kevin & Sarah Sherman

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October 31, 2014

Dear Friends,

A lot has happened in Zambia in the past week. On Friday the 24th Zambia celebrated fifty years of freedom as an independent nation. It was a joyful time for many as well as a time of reflection, particularly for the church in Zambia, on the progress of the gospel in the last fifty years. Sadly, our president, Michael Sata, died just four days later on Tuesday; elections will be held within ninety days to determine who will complete the remaining year of his presidential term. In times like these, we are reminded of God’s common grace, how that despite an uncertain transition of power, Zambia continues to enjoy peace and social stability. We are thankful for this peace, particularly when we think of the many Christians around the world who pray for it. The last four weeks have been particularly busy for us. Earlier this month, a fellow international faculty member had to return home suddenly due to the tragic loss of his pastor in an automobile accident. We are thankful for the supportive role God is allowing him in his home church, and for the energy God has given Kevin to cover two of his classes for the remaining six weeks of the semester which ends mid-November. We are also enthusiastic about how these additional teaching responsibilities have given CABC an opportunity to invest in two of our recent graduates. Kevin is team- 2 teaching one of these two classes with a CABC graduate who has been working in the Admissions Office while finishing his master’s program. We look forward to how God might use this teaching experience to lead our Zambian brother. Thank you all for your prayer on our behalf and for your role in what God is doing here to strengthen the Zambian church through the discipling of its leaders.

Yours in Christ,

Kevin & Sarah

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