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