Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Testimony from Zambia for Joan Hust

“I am privileged to be among the believers of our Lord Jesus who had the grace to hear the preached word of God by God’s humble servant Dr. Joan Hust at Saint Marks’ United Church of Zambia in the mining town of Chingola on Copperbelt Province. Between 1979 and 1981, as a schoolboy I attended children’s lessons conducted by Joan. She prepared easy methods for the hearers such as Muppets, drama etc. All these lessons were Christ-centered hence touching the heart of the young seekers in the mining town of which I was included. Many of us got born again at a tender age through the preaching of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ by God’s servant Joan Hust.
We had a Television program called CLUBHOUSE of which Joan was the moderator. Because of Joan’s emphasis on Bible reading, some of the boys and girls were able to read the Bible through from cover to cover. Deeply convicted by what we had read, we developed an intense hatred for sin. Every week, we could meet as a community of young believers. I remember some friends like Clement Muwele, the late Henry Simukoko, Vivian Nakawala Simwanza, Gladys Simwanza, Judy Simwanza and Joseph Banda, who have all grown in the fear of the Lord.  This is because of the foundational teaching given to us as we had to surrender to Jesus at a tender age. The light of heaven broke into many of the souls in the young boys and girls in Chingola regardless of their denomination during the ministry of Joan Hust.
Joan with godly wisdom used the Muppet shows to deliver the gospel to the children. I am really humbled to be part of the few people who witnessed the ministry of Joan Hust in Zambia and now serve the Lord as a preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ in the RURAL OUTREACH MINISTRIES. Many of us were born again through the ministry of Joan Hust because the lady preaches the gospel of the risen Christ.”
Testimony by Evangelist Chishala Mwaba

Monday, August 20, 2012

RAELYNN, daughter of Pepper and Beth

This is RAELYNN, younger daughter of Pepper and Beth, and sister of our darling BIRGITTA. They live in Puyallup, WA.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Joan Hust family and family secrets

This was a thrill for me to see on Facebook 8-18-2012. I thought they were my cousins for years.  Then when I was told they were my brothers and sisters I practically went into a coma.  Family secrets.  Their mother was my biological mother who for years I thought she was my Aunt Catherine (Dean) Lundgren.  She was a wonderful Aunt, and they were great cousins.  I am not sure if we all needed to know that I was the first born child of their mother, and Leonard was next. My dad talked about our biological dad.  My dad was her Uncle Bob who was the brother of Watt Dean who was her dad.  Her mother was Rose (first wife of Watt) and she visited me with her new husband Tucker when I was still living with my parents Bob and Virginia Segred (sometimes spelled with the letter ‘I”) Lundgren  Dean in St. Petersburg, Florida who all of us thought were my biological parents.  Aunt Catherine met her husband, Helmer, and brother of Virginia and dad of Marlene, Diane, and Roger when he came to visit his sister (my mom) in Cleveland who was living with my folks.  He accepted Leonard and me when he married Aunt Catherine. He loved us from day one.  Leonard went with him and I stayed with Bob and Virginia who I have always known as my parents till the family secret was made known to all of us.  Aunt Catherine came down to her Uncle Bob’s funeral, my dad) and that is when she told me everything.  We decided together to keep it a secret as long as my mother was living.  We all know the story now but I don’t think that it benefited us to know the family secret. Take another look at this photo.  Don’t they look great?