Nudgings December 2016

DNS RELIEF FELLOWSHIP
Distributing to the Needs of Saints Romans 12:13
Sent forth with the hope that someone will feel the nudge to
keep praying, keep trusting & keep going
_________________________________________________________________

NUDGINGS
Haiti

Haiti has not recovered from the disastrous 2010 earthquake which caused absolute devastation. On October 4, 2016 it experienced the full impact of Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm, and as a result 1,600 lives were lost. Some of the poor living in remote mountainous areas have lost everything including crops that were their only source of income. Galatians 2:10 reminds us of the priority of sharing the gospel in word and deed in a time of need. “They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do.”

Relief efforts have been ongoing in the most difficult to reach places. Tony Jones, from Ontario, has been assisting many from his home base in Grand Goave, Haiti and wrote, “We have been in the mountains just about every day for the last 3 weeks. We are taking up food, Cholera medicine, water treatment additives and tarps and then bringing anyone that is sick down to the hospital. I will begin to purchase animals, seeds for planting, coffee trees, roof sheeting, building supplies, clothes and other essentials that the mountain people need for survival. Last Sunday in one of the areas where I work, we were able to hold our first meeting of the church since the hurricane. I’m also buying bibles and songbooks that were lost during the storm and a horse so some of the Haitians working with me can get around up there.” Updates are posted on the DNS website www.dnsrelief.com

India

The generosity of the saints from Canada is blessing the work among the unreached parts of India where most of the people are branded as ‘Tribals’.

In the summer of 2015 DNS, in association with Chris Samuel Ministries, initiated a well drilling program to provide access to clean drinking water in remote mountain villages. The wells became an opening for the gospel. In August 2016 one particular village saw 8 new believers come forward to testify for the Lord in baptism. An assembly has started to function there for the first time in the history of this area. A children’s program, bible training and regular outreach is still going on to bless this beginning. A young man from this group has dedicated a half acre of his land for the purpose of establishing a new assembly building. Please pray for the Lord’s guidance.nudgings-december-2016_img_1

In the summer of 2016, we drilled another 12 wells in remote mountain villages to bless the people with drinking water. It soon became evident that a few of these villages were hearing the gospel for the first time in their history. We are hoping to see many more assemblies established in these villages through this drinking water project. Please remember our local workers in this outreach as they continue to visit these villages, preaching the gospel, and teaching the new believers.

Sakeji Mission School, Zambia

Sakeji Mission School has a small workshop and Mark Ronald, the school headmaster, uses it to teach industrial arts (“shop”) to students at the school. Douglas Hanna and a brother in Markham have a vision of enlarging the workshop and equipping it with good tools and equipment in order that the students can learn a variety of life skills and develop a Biblical work ethic. The building expansion has begun on the workshop which will house woodworking equipment including a band saw, lathes, a shaper, thickness planer, a jointer, dust collector, compressor, table saws, sanders and assorted hand tools and work benches. Since electrical equipment that is used in Zambia must meet British standards, a table saw, jointer, bobbin sander, and dust collector have been purchased in England and are on their way to Sakeji. Please pray that the Lord will use this equipment to His glory.nudgings-december-2016_img_2

DNS Relief Fellowship was established to help ease the poverty in Third World countries. The name was chosen from Rom.12:13 – Distributing to the Needs of Saints. DNS is governed by a Board of Directors (see www.dnsrelief.org ) and is registered as Charitable Organization No.8881- 23573-R0001.

Correspondence and gifts for DNS to be sent to DNS Relief Fellowship. Donation Receipts sent out quarterly.

ADDRESS FOR CANADIAN DONATIONS:
DNS Relief Fellowship – 4630 Hwy. 7 East, P.O. Box 64611, Markham, ON, L3R 0M9
John Adams, 301-34 Swansea Rd. Unionville, ON, Canada, L3R 0W3 Tel. 905-948-9972.
Email: adamsdns@rogers.com or john@dnsrelief.org .

ADDRESS FOR USA DONATIONS:
DNS Relief Fellowship – Philip Kazen, 4611 – 109th Pl. NE, Marysville, WA, 98271-8355

Nudgings [June 2013]

DNS RELIEF FELLOWSHIP

Distributing to the Necessity of Saints

Romans 12:13

Sent forth with the hope that someone will feel the nudge to

keep praying, keep trusting & keep going

_________________________________________________________________

NUDGINGS – November 2013

BECAUSE YOU ASKED…..

 

Twenty-one years ago next month the first issue of the NUDGINGS newsletter was mailed to a few friends who had expressed an interest in helping the starving native people of Haiti who were living on less than $1.00 a day. As a sub heading, one line was included that read, “Sent forth with the hope that some readers will feel the nudge to keep praying, keep trusting, keep going.” Some have felt the nudge. How do I know? Because I was one who felt the nudge to keep going when I saw the poverty of the devastated Haitians and the deplorable condition in which some were existing. To some of us the effort necessary to help them seemed almost overwhelming but we determined to “keep going”. Later, when the earthquake killed more than 220,000 and three times that many left without a roof over their heads friends in different parts of the world (many on the west coast) wrote saying that they too had felt the nudge. Bibles, Gospel literature, food, water, medicines, clothes, etc. were shipped or carried into Haiti by Gospel messengers. Hundreds have been brought to the Lord and now Peter Aceti, and Alfred and Stephen Adams, have been nudged to visit Haiti. They expect to be leaving on the 16th of this month for a six day fact-finding visit and to encourage the new believers in their efforts to reach out to fellow Haitians.

 

Lord willing, they also hope to cross the border into the Dominican Republic because a host of Haitians are now living in the D.R. and have been used to establish a number of church groups. DNS has been able to help financially with building programs in the D.R. so while they are away we are going to “keep praying,, keep trusting and keep going”. JHA

 

NEWS FROM THE FIELD…

 

Zambia:

 

A note from Ken Wagler

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

 

Phil. 4:18 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, has taken on fresh meaning to those of us on the well drilling committee as we see how the Lord has provided for the purchase of another 15 wells, pumps and casing, just ordered this week for the fall containers to be shipped from MSC Canada. I am in Zambia until November 23, Lord willing. The first thing on the agenda was to get the new sawmill (Wood Miser), which has just arrived, up and running, and then spend the remainder of the time drilling wells. We have many requests for wells mainly at schools, villages and an orphanage in the Sakeji area. This being the end of the dry season it is the only time we can safely transport the drilling

 

machines to this area, so we hope to be able to get the work done and get the machine back out before the roads become too flooded. So far, we have repaired five wells at Chitokoloki and plan to move both well drilling rigs to Sakeji-Ikelenge area where we will be drilling three more wells, one at an orphanage, one at the Sakeji guest house and another for a missionary that built her house out in the bush. If all goes well, we will then move back to Chitokoloki to drill some more wells before heading home. We so appreciate your prayerful and practical support of this work and your continued interest. Once again THANK YOU for partnering together with us in this, HIS work.

 

Yours in His service, on behalf of the well committee, Ken Wagler

 

From Gordon Hanna

 

We are very blessed to have with us 2 of our Canadian co-workers Don McKay and Ken Wagler. These two men and the teams that come with them from time to time have been a real blessing to the Lord’s work over quite a number of years. Ken is currently working on the fantastic new Wood Miser that just arrived the week before Ken, shipped from Canada, and now in full operation cutting trees into planks. It seems that we can never get enough lumber and this excellent machine will replace the hundreds of hours of hand sawing trees into planks. Some of you have asked if this takes jobs away from the locals, and you can rest assured it does not. We still buy any wood brought to us, and in some ways this will help them as they can cut down trees, but it is very difficult for them to saw the logs into planks.

 

Don has been working flat out attempting to rectify several electrical issues and problem solving some load balances that have been causing the generator to overheat and shut down. With all the electrical upgrades and improvements, it is truly amazing how we can maintain a full modern hospital in the middle of the African bush where we have no access to grid power. Last week the hospital was as full as it has ever been with dozens of patients stretched out on mattresses on the floors in all Wards and even the corridors.

 

Don has also brought us a new PA broadcast system that will be able to reach the entire mission station through an FM bandwidth frequency. We have tested it and it works great.

 

DNS Relief Fellowship was established to help ease the poverty in Third World countries. The name was chosen from Rom.12:13 – Distributing to the Necessity of Saints. DNS is governed by a Board of Directors (see www.dnsrelief.org) and is registered as Charitable Organization No.8881-23573-R0001.

 

Correspondence and gifts for DNS to be sent to DNS Relief Fellowship

 

DNS Relief Fellowship for Canada – 4721 Hwy. 7 East, P.O. Box 64611, Markham, ON, L3R 1MO

 

John Adams, 301-34 Swansea Rd. Unionville, ON, Canada, L3R 0W3 Tel. 905-948-9972. Email: adamsdns@rogers.com or john@dnsrelief.org.

 

DNS Relief Fellowship for USA – Philip Kazen, 4611 – 109th Pl. NE, Marysville, WA, 98271-8355

Nudgings [November 2013]

DNS RELIEF FELLOWSHIP

Distributing to the Necessity of Saints

Romans 12:13

Sent forth with the hope that someone will feel the nudge to

keep praying, keep trusting & keep going

_________________________________________________________________

NUDGINGS – November 2013

BECAUSE YOU ASKED…..

Twenty-one years ago next month the first issue of the NUDGINGS newsletter was mailed to a few friends who had expressed an interest in helping the starving native people of Haiti who were living on less than $1.00 a day. As a sub heading, one line was included that read, “Sent forth with the hope that some readers will feel the nudge to keep praying, keep trusting, keep going.” Some have felt the nudge. How do I know? Because I was one who felt the nudge to keep going when I saw the poverty of the devastated Haitians and the deplorable condition in which some were existing. To some of us the effort necessary to help them seemed almost overwhelming but we determined to “keep going”. Later, when the earthquake killed more than 220,000 and three times that many left without a roof over their heads friends in different parts of the world (many on the west coast) wrote saying that they too had felt the nudge. Bibles, Gospel literature, food, water, medicines, clothes, etc. were shipped or carried into Haiti by Gospel messengers. Hundreds have been brought to the Lord and now Peter Aceti, and Alfred and Stephen Adams, have been nudged to visit Haiti. They expect to be leaving on the 16th of this month for a six day fact-finding visit and to encourage the new believers in their efforts to reach out to fellow Haitians.

 

Lord willing, they also hope to cross the border into the Dominican Republic because a host of Haitians are now living in the D.R. and have been used to establish a number of church groups. DNS has been able to help financially with building programs in the D.R. so while they are away we are going to “keep praying,, keep trusting and keep going”. JHA

 

NEWS FROM THE FIELD…

Zambia:

A note from Ken Wagler

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

 

Phil. 4:18 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, has taken on fresh meaning to those of us on the well drilling committee as we see how the Lord has provided for the purchase of another 15 wells, pumps and casing, just ordered this week for the fall containers to be shipped from MSC Canada. I am in Zambia until November 23, Lord willing. The first thing on the agenda was to get the new sawmill (Wood Miser), which has just arrived, up and running, and then spend the remainder of the time drilling wells. We have many requests for wells mainly at schools, villages and an orphanage in the Sakeji area. This being the end of the dry season it is the only time we can safely transport the drilling

 

machines to this area, so we hope to be able to get the work done and get the machine back out before the roads become too flooded. So far, we have repaired five wells at Chitokoloki and plan to move both well drilling rigs to Sakeji-Ikelenge area where we will be drilling three more wells, one at an orphanage, one at the Sakeji guest house and another for a missionary that built her house out in the bush. If all goes well, we will then move back to Chitokoloki to drill some more wells before heading home. We so appreciate your prayerful and practical support of this work and your continued interest. Once again THANK YOU for partnering together with us in this, HIS work.

Yours in His service, on behalf of the well committee, Ken Wagler

From Gordon Hanna

 

We are very blessed to have with us 2 of our Canadian co-workers Don McKay and Ken Wagler. These two men and the teams that come with them from time to time have been a real blessing to the Lord’s work over quite a number of years. Ken is currently working on the fantastic new Wood Miser that just arrived the week before Ken, shipped from Canada, and now in full operation cutting trees into planks. It seems that we can never get enough lumber and this excellent machine will replace the hundreds of hours of hand sawing trees into planks. Some of you have asked if this takes jobs away from the locals, and you can rest assured it does not. We still buy any wood brought to us, and in some ways this will help them as they can cut down trees, but it is very difficult for them to saw the logs into planks.

Don has been working flat out attempting to rectify several electrical issues and problem solving some load balances that have been causing the generator to overheat and shut down. With all the electrical upgrades and improvements, it is truly amazing how we can maintain a full modern hospital in the middle of the African bush where we have no access to grid power. Last week the hospital was as full as it has ever been with dozens of patients stretched out on mattresses on the floors in all Wards and even the corridors.

Don has also brought us a new PA broadcast system that will be able to reach the entire mission station through an FM bandwidth frequency. We have tested it and it works great.

 

DNS Relief Fellowship was established to help ease the poverty in Third World countries. The name was chosen from Rom.12:13 – Distributing to the Necessity of Saints. DNS is governed by a Board of Directors (see www.dnsrelief.org) and is registered as Charitable Organization No.8881-23573-R0001.

 

Correspondence and gifts for DNS to be sent to DNS Relief Fellowship

 

DNS Relief Fellowship for Canada – 4721 Hwy. 7 East, P.O. Box 64611, Markham, ON, L3R 1MO

 

John Adams, 301-34 Swansea Rd. Unionville, ON, Canada, L3R 0W3 Tel. 905-948-9972. Email: adamsdns@rogers.com or john@dnsrelief.org.

DNS Relief Fellowship for USA – Philip Kazen, 4611 – 109th Pl. NE, Marysville, WA, 98271-8355

Nudging [November 2013]

DNS RELIEF FELLOWSHIP

Distributing to the Necessity of Saints

Romans 12:13

Sent forth with the hope that someone will feel the nudge to

keep praying, keep trusting & keep going

_________________________________________________________________

NUDGINGS – November 2013

BECAUSE YOU ASKED…..

Twenty-one years ago next month the first issue of the NUDGINGS newsletter was mailed to a few friends who had expressed an interest in helping the starving native people of Haiti who were living on less than $1.00 a day. As a sub heading, one line was included that read, “Sent forth with the hope that some readers will feel the nudge to keep praying, keep trusting, keep going.” Some have felt the nudge. How do I know? Because I was one who felt the nudge to keep going when I saw the poverty of the devastated Haitians and the deplorable condition in which some were existing. To some of us the effort necessary to help them seemed almost overwhelming but we determined to “keep going”. Later, when the earthquake killed more than 220,000 and three times that many left without a roof over their heads friends in different parts of the world (many on the west coast) wrote saying that they too had felt the nudge. Bibles, Gospel literature, food, water, medicines, clothes, etc. were shipped or carried into Haiti by Gospel messengers. Hundreds have been brought to the Lord and now Peter Aceti, and Alfred and Stephen Adams, have been nudged to visit Haiti. They expect to be leaving on the 16th of this month for a six day fact-finding visit and to encourage the new believers in their efforts to reach out to fellow Haitians.

 

Lord willing, they also hope to cross the border into the Dominican Republic because a host of Haitians are now living in the D.R. and have been used to establish a number of church groups. DNS has been able to help financially with building programs in the D.R. so while they are away we are going to “keep praying,, keep trusting and keep going”. JHA

 

NEWS FROM THE FIELD…

Zambia:

A note from Ken Wagler

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

 

Phil. 4:18 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, has taken on fresh meaning to those of us on the well drilling committee as we see how the Lord has provided for the purchase of another 15 wells, pumps and casing, just ordered this week for the fall containers to be shipped from MSC Canada. I am in Zambia until November 23, Lord willing. The first thing on the agenda was to get the new sawmill (Wood Miser), which has just arrived, up and running, and then spend the remainder of the time drilling wells. We have many requests for wells mainly at schools, villages and an orphanage in the Sakeji area. This being the end of the dry season it is the only time we can safely transport the drilling

 

machines to this area, so we hope to be able to get the work done and get the machine back out before the roads become too flooded. So far, we have repaired five wells at Chitokoloki and plan to move both well drilling rigs to Sakeji-Ikelenge area where we will be drilling three more wells, one at an orphanage, one at the Sakeji guest house and another for a missionary that built her house out in the bush. If all goes well, we will then move back to Chitokoloki to drill some more wells before heading home. We so appreciate your prayerful and practical support of this work and your continued interest. Once again THANK YOU for partnering together with us in this, HIS work.

Yours in His service, on behalf of the well committee, Ken Wagler

From Gordon Hanna

 

We are very blessed to have with us 2 of our Canadian co-workers Don McKay and Ken Wagler. These two men and the teams that come with them from time to time have been a real blessing to the Lord’s work over quite a number of years. Ken is currently working on the fantastic new Wood Miser that just arrived the week before Ken, shipped from Canada, and now in full operation cutting trees into planks. It seems that we can never get enough lumber and this excellent machine will replace the hundreds of hours of hand sawing trees into planks. Some of you have asked if this takes jobs away from the locals, and you can rest assured it does not. We still buy any wood brought to us, and in some ways this will help them as they can cut down trees, but it is very difficult for them to saw the logs into planks.

Don has been working flat out attempting to rectify several electrical issues and problem solving some load balances that have been causing the generator to overheat and shut down. With all the electrical upgrades and improvements, it is truly amazing how we can maintain a full modern hospital in the middle of the African bush where we have no access to grid power. Last week the hospital was as full as it has ever been with dozens of patients stretched out on mattresses on the floors in all Wards and even the corridors.

Don has also brought us a new PA broadcast system that will be able to reach the entire mission station through an FM bandwidth frequency. We have tested it and it works great.

 

DNS Relief Fellowship was established to help ease the poverty in Third World countries. The name was chosen from Rom.12:13 – Distributing to the Necessity of Saints. DNS is governed by a Board of Directors (see www.dnsrelief.org) and is registered as Charitable Organization No.8881-23573-R0001.

 

Correspondence and gifts for DNS to be sent to DNS Relief Fellowship

 

DNS Relief Fellowship for Canada – 4721 Hwy. 7 East, P.O. Box 64611, Markham, ON, L3R 1MO

 

John Adams, 301-34 Swansea Rd. Unionville, ON, Canada, L3R 0W3 Tel. 905-948-9972. Email: adamsdns@rogers.com or john@dnsrelief.org.

DNS Relief Fellowship for USA – Philip Kazen, 4611 – 109th Pl. NE, Marysville, WA, 98271-8355

Nudgings [June 2013]

DNS RELIEF FELLOWSHIP

 Distributing to the Necessity of Saints
Romans 12:13

Sent forth with the hope that someone will feel the nudge to

keep praying, keep trusting & keep going

_________________________________________________________________

NUDGINGS – June 2013

BECAUSE YOU ASKED…..

Even before DNS Relief Fellowship was registered as a charitable organization in Ottawa, and before the first NUDGINGS newsletter was published, many of you were interested in assisting us in our attempts to share the Gospel message with the many millions who had never heard the name of Jesus. God has been pleased to bless your support “from the first day until now” (Phil. 1:5)

Without your help and the selfless work of others, DNS would not have been able to share in the work of shipping 20’, 40’ and 80’ containers of supplies from the MSC/ACCTS warehouse in Markham, Ontario. Souls have been saved. Needy natives, young and old, are being fed and clothed. Hundreds have received nursing care and hospitalization and are hearing sound Gospel messages from the Word of God. Do you know of anything more important than that? I don’t. JHA

NEWS FROM THE FIELD…

Zambia from Gordon Hanna

After much prayer and funds received from many sources, including DNS, a plane was purchased to replace the one lost last summer. Don Amborski and Gordon Hanna flew the plane from Nairobi, Kenya and landed at Chitokoloki, Zambia on March 21st. It was a long but enjoyable 7 1/2 hour flight without any problems.

Since the arrival of the plane, it has flown over 60 hours and has been a real blessing in so many ways, including reducing immensely the cost for those coming and going from Lusaka.

The hospital continues to be a very busy place with some major surgical first time cases having been done recently, including a couple of heart procedures. We had four doctors here and of course that just brings extra patients. We are thankful that we are able to help some who have nowhere else to turn. The fellow that came last year that was operated on for the tumour growths on his face, flew home yesterday. What a change in his appearance!

 

It seems that the next few months will continue to be busy with visitors and special surgical weeks of both orthopaedics and plastic surgery lined up.

 

DNS has continued to support well drilling in Zambia. This year new village wells were drilled including one near the Chitokoloki water tower which will provide safe drinking water for the mission houses. DNS has purchased water lines, fittings and supplies to help with this need. A new well was also drilled to provide water to the garden that produces many of the vegetables for the hospital, as well as the first artesian well in Dipalata.

 

In March, Ken Wagler and Don McKay spent time in Zambia. One of the most thrilling parts of the trip was the addition to the team of a new projector, screen, and generator, which has allowed them to show Gospel films. DNS purchased this equipment and sent all of it in the November container, except the generator, which was sent in the January container. The generator arrived mid-March so they only had one night to show a film. It was a tremendous success with about 200 people sitting under the stars for 2½ hours watching the film in the Lunda language. It was truly moving to hear the response of the people as the story progressed, with some in tears at the crucifixion scene. They immediately had requests to show it at other villages where they had previously drilled wells.

 

DNS is looking into the benefits of purchasing a Woodmizer in order to have a sawmill at Chitokoloki to make use of the large number of trees that have been cut in the nearby forest. Currently, it takes two men about five days to cut one log into usable planks.

A Woodmizer would do it in less than 15 minutes. There is a pressing need for good lumber for use in the woodworking shop – building materials for ongoing expansion and for preparing coffins. This would also provide another opportunity to spread the Gospel.

 

 

Cuba from Al Adams

 

DNS sent funds to Cuba for the purpose of refurbishing buildings and also repairing a mini-bus. There were also funds sent to the Camp in Pinar where there are camps planned for most of the summer. The Lord is blessing and Pinar Del Rio is having baptisms and so is La Salud in the month of June.

Honduras from Al Adams

The new project that DNS is involved in is the refurbishing of a Nursing Home for older believers in Tela, Honduras. This home was established by early missionaries to Honduras. The home has been maintained by two sisters, who live on a minimal salary, and native believers who have just barely kept the doors open. All the cooking is done in two pots on a two burner stove and the building is in disrepair.

 

DNS Relief Fellowship was established to help ease the poverty in Third World countries. The name was chosen from Rom.12:13 – Distributing to the Necessity of Saints. DNS is governed by a Board of Directors (see www.dnsrelief.org) and is registered as Charitable Organization No.8881-23573-R0001.

Correspondence and gifts for DNS to be sent to DNS Relief Fellowship

DNS Relief Fellowship for Canada – 4721 Hwy. 7 East, P.O. Box 64611, Markham, ON ,L3R 1MO

Even though my age will change from 90 to 91 this month, my address is still John Adams, 301-34 Swansea Rd. Unionville, ON, Canada, L3R 0W3 Tel. 905-948-9972. Email: adamsdns@rogers.com or john@dnsrelief.org.

DNS Relief Fellowship for USA – Philip Kazen, 4611 – 109th Pl. NE, Marysville, WA, 98271-8355

Nudgings [December 2012]

DNS RELIEF FELLOWSHIP

Distributing to the Necessity of Saints
Romans 12:13

Sent forth with the hope that someone will feel the nudge to

keep praying, keep trusting & keep going

_________________________________________________________________

NUDGINGS – December 2012

A Personal Note From John Adams

After being out of commission for such a long spell, it is good to be able to communicate again with faithful friends who for 20 years have been receiving the NUDGINGS newsletter. It was sent out regularly because so many expressed a desire to be kept informed of the work of DNS Relief Fellowship (Rom. 12:13) and wished to contribute to it. All went well until shortly after my 90th birthday this year when I slipped and fell on a wet floor. For the next eight weeks I was in the Markham Stouffville Hospital and when released, was fitted with a steel body brace and a warning that I had to wear it for three months. Believe me, that was 12 weeks of physical agony. However, that is all past and today I am just as much involved in DNS as I have been from the beginning. Please note that I no longer will be responding to letters and mailing out receipts. Sharon Stainton has kindly agreed to do that from our new address (below). Phil and Sharon Kazen are doing the same from Marysville, Washington for our U.S. donors.

News From The Field:

While the need in Haiti is in our hearts, it has been very difficult to ensure that the funds we send for aid actually get to the people we are trying to help. In the Lord’s will, we are planning a building project for 2013. Progress has been slow, but we are grateful for the Lord’s faithfulness in providing two believers who will be in the country to oversee the work.

In the meantime, Cuba is opening up but the cost of doing any work is still the same as if it were in Canadian or US dollars. The government makes money on everything, but we have been able to help rebuild several buildings and refurbish others.

The following pictures were taken at a Bible camp in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba, where there were 54 children along with 24 adults. There is a lot of encouragement in the outreach with the youth.

Honduras is also an area where what the brethren do is most impressive. They are in the process right now of establishing a new assembly no more than 1/4 mile from one that has over 300 in fellowship, and yet they already have more than 70 people coming to Gospel meetings in the next neighborhood. They have baptized several and think, in the Lord’s will, that the assembly will be up and running in the next quarter of the new year.

DNS has also been able to support work being done in Zambia at Chitokoloki and surrounding areas. Wells have been drilled and/or repaired over the past year at the hospital, leper colony, school and in several nearby villages. Each time a well is drilled, it draws a crowd from the village and the Gospel is preached to everyone watching. In the new year another well drilling team plans to drill wells in Dipalata and Chavuma.

DNS is prayerfully asking the Lord to guide in the purchase of a replacement airplane and to provide a pilot for the medical and missionary work in Chitokoloki, Zambia.

DNS Relief Fellowship was established to help ease the poverty in Third World countries. The name was chosen from Rom.12:13 – Distributing to the Necessity of Saints. DNS is governed by a Board of Directors (see www.dnsrelief.org) and is registered as Charitable Organization No.8881-23573-R0001.

Correspondence and gifts for DNS to be sent to DNS Relief Fellowship

DNS Relief Fellowship for Canada – 4721 Hwy. 7 East, P.O. Box 64611, Markham, ON ,L3R 1MO

John Adams’ personal correspondence – 301-34 Swansea Rd. Unionville, ON, Canada, L3R 0W3

Tel. 905-948-9972. Email: adamsdns@rogers.com or john@dnsrelief.org.

DNS Relief Fellowship for USA – Philip Kazen, 4611 – 109th Pl. NE, Marysville, WA, 98271-8355

Nudgings [July 2012]

DNS RELIEF FELLOWSHIP

Distributing to the Necessity of Saints
Romans 12:13

Sent forth with the hope that someone will feel the nudge to

keep praying, keep trusting & keep going

_________________________________________________________________

NUDGINGS – July 2012

Since our last letter the nudgings from many of you and a few mentioned below have resulted in more clean water, electricity and lights, urgent and necessary medical care, and gospel outreach for so many who need it so much. Those are the kinds of things we rejoice in sharing with you.

 

Haitian Believers – Funds have been sent to the Dominican Brethren [48 assemblies in the Santo Domingo area/9 are Haitian] so that a beautiful property that the Haitian brethren have already been using can be purchased for a new meeting place. This place has been used by the fellowship for a couple of years as a place where: they teach new mothers hygiene as to their babies, pregnant women’s clinic, daycare consisting of Bible choruses, stories and feeding of malnourished young children. The new location will enable the fellowship to grow both numerically and yet increase again it’s influence in the community as a whole.

 

Ken Wagler was busy with new wells and sends this update – In February 2012 I took another well drilling team back to Chitokoloki. The first couple of days were spent getting the rig serviced and ready for drilling with the spare parts we brought along. It was decided to spend the next few days doing maintenance and repairs to several wells that were not working. We also installed the new solar pump at the hospital and plumbed it into the hospital water system and eliminated the need for the old river water system, which was left for a back-up in case of emergency. We also installed check valves in the other two solar wells drilled last year to prevent a recurrence of the sand damage. We also worked on repairs to five other village wells that needed repair. We then drilled two new wells. The casing and screens and filter sand which are now being shipped via the ACCTS containers from Canada have made a huge difference in the success rate of the whole drilling procedure.

 

Don McKay shares this update on the solar power installation – The solar panels sent down in the last ACCTS container arrived, and in February 2012 we went to work installing them on various missionary residences in Chitokoloki, rewiring the houses for solar power, as well as installing solar heated water systems.

The hospital solar panel bank was relocated from the roof to a ground mount column location just east of the kitchen to eliminate some of the cleaning necessary as soot from the kitchen fire was causing some trouble. Twenty-one new solar panels were added to the hospital as well. We are looking for 33 more solar panels at the hospital to complete the requirements there and service the new equipment better. As our Lord provides, I will return to install this additional equipment. The “street lights” DNS sent down in the last container have been installed to help make night travel on the station safer.

Future Plans for Zambia – There is a possibility of another drill-rig being purchased for the Kalene-Sakeji area. This would allow for more water ministering to thirsty souls. As the Lord provides we hope to obtain pumps, casing and spare parts (for future repairs and maintenance.)

Gordon Hanna the director of the Chitokoloki Mission Hospital writes – We are also so blessed with all the power improvements in the solar installations that are working just great. It has revolutionized the hospital as far as upgrading. Last week they did another complete hip replacement that would not have been possible without the necessary power, and we are very grateful for the help of DNS and those who have made it possible. We keep reminding staff and ourselves that the hospital brings people from far and wide for medical help but while they are there it is the opportunity that God has given them to hear the gospel.

 

June 2nd – “It is with profound sadness, shock still, a tremendous sense of loss and with very heavy hearts that we are letting you know that we have lost two of our dear missionary colleagues this afternoon. Lost to us and their families but with the Lord. Jay and Katrina Erickson went to be with the Lord this afternoon at about 4:30 PM after the plane that Jay was flying crashed into the Zambezi River right at Zambezi town which is approximately half way between Chitokoloki and Chavuma.” They leave two little girls Marina aged 3 and Coral age 1.

The funeral service was delayed by 45 minutes to await for a large delegation of Government officials who were travelling. By 11:00 AM the church building was filled, more outside than inside, not sure of an accurate count but in the thousands. Many of our co-worker missionary colleagues from around the country came to support and we appreciated that. It was not easy to realize and come to grips with the reality that two of our dear friends who just Saturday were so full of energy, enthusiasm and an intricate part of the team here at Chitokoloki, now while we still had their bodies in coffins before us but they were no longer here. We thank God that we know with full certainty that they are with the Lord and while we grieved, they were rejoicing in the Father’s Home and experiencing before us what we too shall some day, see our blessed Saviour.

The Erickson family had been at Chitokoloki for a couple of months. Jay was a pilot and they came from State of Washington and had committed for at least one year. He was kept quite busy with a lot of flights including a few drastic emergency ones.

On one occasion Jay went to Dipalata and collected a man who had been bitten by a snake. He arrived back at Chit just as the man stopped breathing, and we were able to resuscitate him and give him anti-venom and he lived….minutes counted. I also went with Jay to Chavuma to collect a man who had been stabbed and again, amazingly, just as we got him to Chit he was about gone but he was taken right to surgery and he also survived. These are just a few examples of how much the plane has meant to people who otherwise would be in eternity now.

The plane reduced travel time to Lusaka to a few hours instead of a very long day trip by road. In travelling across large expanses of land in Zambia the plane has been a great blessing. We had to fly over Congo to get to another mission station and if we had driven it would have been a 4 or 5 day trip but we were able to do it in 2 days with the plane.

The plane is no longer in use as a result of the tragic accident and the future of the Lord’s work and air travel in Zambia is always in the Lord’s hands. The girls are with family in the USA.

Psalm 139:9,10 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me and Your right hand shall hold me.

A nudge has been given and the board of DNS asks you to pray for the Erickson children and their family, as well as the workers in Chitokoloki.

John Adams is still very much involved in DNS Relief Fellowship. However, please send all correspondence and gifts for DNS to the following new address:

DNS Relief Fellowship (or simply DNS)

4721 Hwy. 7 East

P.O. Box 64611,

Markham, ON, L3R 1MO

John Adams’ personal correspondence continues to go to 301-34 Swansea Rd. Unionville, ON L3R 0W3

For Nudgings by email instead of regular mail please send your email address to peteraceti@hotmail.com

Nudgings [December 2011]

Nudgings

Because you care …….

Two O.T. Bible characters intrigue me. One, David, “died a good old age”. He was 70! The other went to Heaven in a whirlwind but he left behind his mantle which Elisha picked up and used.

Even though next birthday I will be 20 years older than David I have no intention of following David or Elijah just yet. I’m not expecting horses and a chariot of fire but I’ve been noticing the calendar lately and I feel it is time I was setting aside my mantle like Elijah did. I was looking to the Lord to provide an Elisha who would pick up my mantle but He did better. It has been picked up by the other members of the Board of Directors of DNS Relief Fellowship. That is even better than a single Elisha.

Although not as active as I have been for the past 15 years, I intend to continue my interest in the needy in Haiti, Zambia, Honduras, Cuba and other missionary areas that we have been seeking to aid. My desire is to keep in touch with all the friends who have supported DNS in the past.

Travelling to needy countries will no longer be on my list of activities but sharing news of Christian love through the Nudgings newsletter will not change until the Lord calls me.

Ken Wagler sends this update. “In July of this year another ERB Transport trailer was sent to Chitokiloki, Zambia with enough well drilling supplies for another 10 wells as well as 2 more complete solar pumps for a new well to be drilled at the leper colony and the hospital. As well, another large group of solar panels was sent to add to the already existing solar package installed at the hospital earlier in the year. This will allow for greater use of the ever increasing additional equipment being added to the hospital. A team to install this new solar equipment headed by Don Mckay will be leaving for Chitokoloki. in late January 2012. The well drilling team I will lead will also be going in mid February. We plan to drill in a number of villages and possibly at the Dipalata mission station hospital. Your prayers for success and safety in this part of the Lord’s work will be greatly appreciated.”

Al Adams of Tampa, Florida shares these thoughts. “One of the key brethren will be coming out of Cuba on the 15th of December. His son lives in Miami and after many tries the Cuban government is letting both he and his wife come out together. He is a man of great faith and has suffered for his perseverance but the Lord has also blessed him for his faithfulness. He is a man of impeccable character so DNS will share in the being able to send funds back to Cuba through him for the aid that is so necessary for older believers.

An older person [retired] and who does not have family on the outside receives a pension of $11.00 per month. One sister has just lost her husband and she has cancer. Her two sons have serious mental limitations so the total income of the home is $11.00 per month. The brethren in Cuba carefully disburse funds to people like her in a limited way so that they are looked after.

In the western part of the island the assembly building has been in disrepair. Funds that were sent down in 2011 have been used to make the building presentable again. The bathrooms have been refurbished, the baptistery and roof have also been repaired. There is still more work to be done but with limited availability of materials they are thankful for what has been accomplished.

My thanks to all who have been so faithful.

 

On behalf of the DNS board of directors

John H. Adams

DNS contact information

Canada – 301-34 Swansea Rd. Unionville, ON, Canada, L3R 0W3. Tel. 905-948-9972.

USA – Philip Kazen, 4611 – 109th Pl. NE, Marysville, WA, 98271.

For Nudgings by email instead of regular mail please send your email address to peteraceti@hotmail.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

John H. Adams Basil C. Tambakis

Directors – Dr. Peter Aceti John Crawford David Grieve Ken Wagler

Nudgings [June 2011]

Nudgings June 2011
Because you asked …….

 

DNS Relief Fellowship was established to help ease the poverty in Third World countries. The name was chosen from Rom.12:13 – Distributing to the Necessity of Saints. DNS is governed by a Board of Directors

(see www.dnsrelief.org) and is registered as Charitable Organization No.8881-23573-RR0001. Revenue Canada has granted permission to DNS to issue Income Tax Receipts to donors.

 

The main office is 301-34 Swansea Rd. Unionville, ON, Canada, L3R 0W3. Tel. 905-948-9972.

Email: adamsdns@rogers.com or john@dnsrelief.org.

DNS has a USA affiliate which the I.R.S. recognizes. DNS, Philip Kazen,4611 – 109th Pl. NE, Marysville, WA, 98271.

 

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Because of HIV/AIDS, TB, cholera, malaria, typhoid fever, malnutrition, etc., 25% of the Haitians die before they reach 40. Very few live past 50 years of age. Due to the devastating earthquake 16 months ago one million people are still living under tarps and old, dirty bed sheets supported by four corner sticks cut from trees. That is the only “home” they will likely ever have. There is no underground sewage system in Haiti!!

 

Hoping to build some shattered lives, DNS has joined with believers in the Dominican Republic, and is sending relief across the border into Haiti. The Haitians clamor for Creole Bibles, bottled water, tarps, medicines, food, etc.

 

On Jan.12th, last year, the Lord spoke loudly to the Haitian people in the earthquake that claimed 300,000 lives. One result was that thousands turned from voodooism, the national religion of the country, and have accepted the Christ of their Creole Bibles. There are mini-revivals breaking out in towns and villages throughout the country. Satan is losing his grip and God is being glorified. P.T.L. The medical clinic is still a beacon in the northeast corner of Haiti. Two assemblies have been formed as a result of that Gospel outreach.

 

Another of our interests is Zambia in Central Africa. Like Jacob, Zambia has “the smell of a field that the Lord has blessed.” DNS has had the privilege of sharing in the work of drilling wells for the hospitals and schools in that needy country. Ken Wagler and a team of men from Ontario have made frequent trips to Zambia, working hard and long so that it will no longer be necessary to carry buckets from the crocodile-infested Zambezi River. Many, both children and adults, have been snatched away by crocodiles. Through the interests of a Christian manufacturer of solar products in Markham, Ontario, some of the wells are equipped with solar pumps. Thank God for the sun.

 

Although we assist in the work of sending containers of supplies to Zambia, one of the greatest needs today is for workers – nurses, teachers, etc. The plane flies doctors and emergency patients to the large hospital in Chitokoloki and other mission hospitals and has been the means of saving many lives; however, a resident pilot is needed – a pilot and an aircraft engine mechanic. There’s another item for your prayer list.

 

PRAY also for the struggling believers in the mountains of Honduras who are almost as poor as the Haitians but they have a warm, compassionate heart for their unsaved neighbors. Most have very little of this world’s goods and are living on $2 a day, yet they have a deep love for the Lord they read about in their Spanish Bibles. It’s a long and very hazardous mule ride up the mountain to carry Bibles, food and medical supplies to the remote mountain people in Honduras but they come under the mandate to “distribute to the necessity of saints”.

John H. Adams

NS Relief Fellowship
Romans 12:13
301 34 Swansea Rd., Unionville, ON L3R 0W3 Phil Kazen, 4611-109th PL. NE
Tel. 905-948-9972 john@dnsrelief.org Marysville, WA 98271 USA