News from the Honeys

Posted on March 14th, 2016

March 14, 2016

As the sun rises over the Zambezi this morning, we are reminded of God's care and provision for us this past year and we look forward to a new year of living for and serving the Lord in Kazungula and Kasane, Botswana.

By God's grace, Keith was able to speak to two very important groups of people during the last few months of 2015.  On International AIDS Day  Keith spoke at the local hospital to the district medical officer, the hospital manager and the doctors, nurses and support staff at our hospital in Kasane.

These doctors and nurses serve in an overcrowded, old hospital, doing the best with the limited facility and supplies.  Several of the nurses are Christians and attend the fellowship with which we work.  They commented that Keith's words of encouragement were greatly appreciated.

The other group was the Magistrate's Court. One of the young evangelists Keith has been mentoring works there.  She organized for him to speak for 30 minutes at their devotional time.  Keith chose the topic of Hypocrisy and apologized to the non-Christians for our often inconsistent behavior and encouraged the Christians to strive for perfection in Jesus. 

Afterward, Tshepang, the young evangelist, said that his talk was the topic of discussion all week and several stated that they would like to attend the fellowship where he is preaching!
The young evangelists continue to study with Keith whom they call "our father".

As we look to 2016, we are excited about the adventures ahead.  Walking with Jesus is an adventure indeed as we never know what He has prepared for us just ahead, but in faith and peace we continue with Him.

This year Noka ya Botshelo, (The River of Life) the school in which we are involved, Keith as a member of the school board, and Robin as a tutor and teacher trainer, has grown significantly.  The Lord has blessed the leadership and the school now has a school hall (auditorium) complete with stage, a lighted tennis court, a proper net ball court, and a swimming pool.

Enrollment has increased such that Standard 1 may have to be divided into two classes as there are too many children for one teacher.  Robin's tutorial load has also increased to the extent that she will now be tutoring four days of the week instead of three in order to work with all those students who need help.

One of the highlights of this past year is that one of the students who Robin tutored for the past five years graduated and made an exceptional grade!  We are so proud of Sheila and pray the best for her as she transitions to Middle School.

As a result of a generous contribution from one of our supporters, we will be able to provide five or six computers, the first installment towards the computer lab which will eventually consist of twenty five work stations. Our students need to be computer literate to be able to be successful in their higher education and eventually in their careers. 

The Trucker's Chapel is about to open and we are eager to see what the Lord will do with this new ministry.  As of this week, the ferry to Zambia, was broken and the line of trucks was long indeed.  We also found a huge lion print just in front of the door!  Interesting nocturnal visitors we have!

Later this year, we will be continue to teach in the African Institute of Marriage and Family Ministry with Fielden and Janet Allison.  We hope to travel to Zambia, again, and make a new foray into Malawi.  It is wonderful to see the impact this seminar has on the Christian couples who attend.  They are so eager to take what they learn and implement it in their marriages and to share with other married couples in their churches.

Recently, we have been without internet for about a week and a half due to some naughty school boys who found the junction box and could not resist taking the copious amount of wire.  They use the wire to make toys and were probably elated at such a find.  Thankfully, we can laugh about it now, but at the time it was very frustrating to say the least.

On Monday, a long time friend and fellow Christian Heather Carr-Hartley lost her husband to heart failure after 15 years of poor health.  Throughout these 15 years, Heather has faithfully and loving cared for her invalid husband and after 55 years of marriage, this parting is so painful.  Please keep Heather and her family in your prayers and pray for us as we comfort her.  Heather asked to Keith will preside over the memorial as it was a time of remembrance of Pat's life and a proclamation of his eternity!  Pray that those who heard the message and don't have a relationship with Jesus will be impacted and desire to seek Him.

Already, the Lord is working through the memorial, as the young woman who videoed the service had a problem with the audio, and asked Keith to redo his introduction. Through that Keith was able to witness in person to Janine.  Pray for her to come to know the Lord.

As this year rolls on, we look forward to what the Lord has in store for us and pray we will be faithful in all that He gives us to do.
 
In His Service and Love,
Keith and Robin Honey
 
We have been without internet for over a week due to a shortage of modems due to the many fierce storms we have had lately.  However, we are so thankful for the rain!



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2 Comments

Rita Murphy - March 23rd, 2016 at 8:45 AM
It is so good to hear all your news. We are praying for you always. We have a dear brother in Zambia, Kennedy Mukuka. Should you have the opportunity to meet him, please do and tell him of our connection. Love you all so much and look forward to your next visit home. We also enjoy all the pictures Elise posts on FB!
Walter & Cindy Krueger - April 23rd, 2016 at 7:54 AM
Keith and Robin,

We just stumbled across your blog and learned of the passing of Pat Carr-Hartley. He and Heather were such good friends and mentors to us way back in late '79-'81 when we lived in Kasane. Please accept our condolences in your loss and convey them to Heather if you can. We have so many lovely memories of their hospitality and giving spirit.

Walter & Cindy Krueger, Fort Worth, Texas

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