Trail Missions December 2017 Newsletter

End of year News letter

Newest member of the Mututwa family!

We are so blessed to end our year with our new baby girl, Abigail Liselea Mututwa. She was born on the 7th of December at 10:35am; weight 9 lbs. 5 oz. and height 20 inches long.  She is a great baby, already sleeping 3-4hrs at a time.  We are so grateful to have her in our lives.  Abigail means a Father’s Joy and Liselea means Light in Lozi. We believe she will bring Joy and the Light of the Gospel everywhere she goes!

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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017

It’s hard to believe this year is coming to an end and 2018 is about to begin. We have truly seen the hand of God on our lives this year.  Early this year we were able to launch our Bible School, “School of Ministry.” We have 21 leaders and pastors coming to be trained. One of our students was trained at 2 other schools before, and told us that he has never had training like this; his life has been changed because of the school.

We had 4 mission teams and many other short-term volunteers who came and we were able to minister to about 2,000 people with around 1,500 people receiving Jesus as their Lord.  We were also privileged to see over 500 people healed or set free.  We had 2 witch doctors give their lives to Jesus, completely get rid of their witchcraft stuff and are now serving in our churches. We had our first medical outreach, where we were able to minister to the physical needs.  We also drilled our first well, and about 700 people now have clean water.  We started 2 new churches, built a church and are working on the next one. We have many places that need a place to come and worship, especially in the rainy season since they are meeting under trees and they get wet! We also started a small Trail Missions farm so that we can enough food for the base and for all our conferences. We currently have pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and hopefully cows next year.

 

Some of our goals for 2018

  1. We are hoping for 5 teams of 10-15 people. There are so many places and people that need to receive Jesus.
  2. We are believing God to drill at least 10 more water wells so we can provide water to 10 communities meaning over 7,000 more people with clean water.
  3. We are believing to be fully funded by next year, right now our support is at 60%.
  4. We are believing God for 5 more fulltime missionaries/volunteers and 2 more fulltime local pastors.
  5. We are believing God to take mission trips to Asia and to do one recon trip to South America.
  6. We are believing God to do a bigger annual pastors conference; to bring pastors from many parts of the Western province instead of from only 3 town like we have always done.
  7.  We desire to train our students through the second year of our bible school diploma course and ordain them for ministry. And we are believing for another 20 students to begin studying in the school.
  8. We are praying for someone good at accounting to help with receipting and a photographer or video person to come and help us with raising up teams in 2018 and the next few years.

Thank you so much for all your prayers and support, we seriously couldn’t have done all we did last year without you. We appreciate and love you so much.

To support us financially please send checks to:

Trail Missions

P.O .Box 13205

Scottsdale, AZ 85267

 

Or donate online at

www.trailmissions.net

Thank you

Jack, Amber, Alicia and Abigail Mututwa

 

 

Trail Missions January 2018 Newsletter

Going back to Africa.

We've had a great time in America and as you're reading this we will probably be on the plane or already in Africa. I want to thank everybody who hosted us in their homes and the pastors who had us in their churches. There is so much work waiting to be done back at mission base and the villages so we are excited to go back. While in the US we spoke at a pastor’s conference, spoke in different churches, held bible studies, recruited teams for this summer and did our annual missions conference. The picture you see is our house in Africa and we are excited to go back to it. The roof is thatch which helps regulate the temperature.

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Our 6-month-old church is exploding

About six months ago we took a team from Jacksonville to a village called Sezimu.  We had an amazing ministry in which a lot of people were saved, set free, healed and Jesus's name was glorified. Six weeks after the trip we planted a church and we started with about 15 people. Six months later there is over 78 people coming on a regular basis to this church. They are getting fed with the word of God and growing in number every week. Now we are believing God to build this community an actual church building so they don’t have to meet under a tree every Sunday. Message us if you want be a part of this project, it will cost about $4500. 

 

Missions conference

Every year we do a mission’s conference in Phoenix, Arizona. This conference is mainly to recruit new people to come on trips with us but also a place of reunion for all our Trail Missions alumni. We normally have praise and worship and a few missionaries share testimonies and stories from when they were in Africa. We also share the word of God mainly on the call of God and why we do what we do. This year’s conference was amazing as we had a lot of people sign up for trips with us, and really had great fellowship.

Thank you so much for all your prayers, and support. We couldn’t do this without you.

Jack, Amber, Alicia and Abigail.

 

To partner with us, send your checks to Trail Missions, PO Box 13205, Scottsdale, AZ 85267

Or go to www.trailmissions.net and click on the donate button.

 

 

Trail Missions November 2017 Newsletter

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

We have so many things to be thankful for this month. First, we are anticipating the birth of our second little girl. She is due December 3rd and we can’t wait to hold her in our arms.  There has been so much happening in Zambia and we want to keep sharing about all that God has been doing.

OVER 700 PEOPLE HAVE CLEAN WATER NOW

 

We are so grateful that we were able to drill our first well in the village of Liyobe where we planted and built a church. Liyobe’s only water was from holes in the ground. We hired a drilling company who drilled twice but couldn’t find the water table. After the third try they finally struck water and an 80-year-old lady said, “We never had clean water in our village in my whole life.” So many times, as we go to these villages, so many people have stomach problems and it’s because of unclean water. Now one village finally has clean water. If you would like to help provide clean water for another community the cost of a well is $5000. 

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FROM MEETING UNDER A TREE TO HAVING THEIR OWN CHURCH BUILDING

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 We had a team from Tennessee that came and helped us build a church structure and a roof. We planted this church in November of last year. They were meeting under a tree so whenever it rained the church service was over but now they can worship together, rain or shine!

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ACCIDENTS HAPPEN, BUT WE DON’T QUIT

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Josh is one of our American full-time staff members who is running the mission base while we are in the States. The other day he was driving a vehicle pulling a trailer for our neighbor when something on the trailer broke and it caused the vehicle to roll. When Josh came out of the vehicle he had a gash on his hand, a cut on his head, and was having a very hard time breathing. He was pretty sure he broke his ribs. We encouraged him to fly to South Africa for proper medical care. He said the flight was very rough and he felt like he could barely breathe. When he arrived in South Africa a certain man was praying for him there and went to see him at the hospital. He started to explain what he saw as he was praying: “It was like you were wrapped in a bale of hay and the twine was squeezing you… I watched God come and cut it off. “He continued to say, “I know you believe in healing, but I need you to really believe!” Josh said, “Sure.” And he prayed.  As they went to the hospital they looked at his hand and thought he had cut a tendon to the little finger and they were taking an x-ray to find out about the ribs.  When the doctor got back to him they were so surprised with the results: the ribs were not broken, his hand didn’t need surgery and was healing perfectly; the few stitches placed in Zambia were enough. And his head was healing completely. We thank God for his hand in all of this!

OUR CURRENT NEEDS

Several of our partners have encouraged us to be posting our needs in the ministry in our newsletter so people can pick what they want to help with.

  1. A good second-hand vehicle. Our current vehicle is a 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser, it has served us well for 5 years but it has been failing lately. Cost $15,000
  2. Monthly salaries for our 4 teachers. ($100 a month per teacher)
  3. Air compressor for our vehicles on base: $500
  4. Water pump : $350  and Welding machine : $300
  5. Refrigerator for the base: $500
  6. Projector for the Jesus film: 370
  7. Parts for the pastors’ motor bikes: $250
  8. Computer and printer for our African office: $130

To partner with us financially please send donations to Trail Missions, PO Box 13205, Scottsdale, AZ 85267 or click the donate button below.

Thank you so much for all your prayers and support. We couldn’t do all of this without your faithfulness.

 Jack, Amber, Alicia and (to be announced…..) Mututwa

 

 

October 2014 newsletter

Introducing Trail Missions

As most of you know this year has been a year full of changes in our lives, from just being the two of us to becoming a family of three. The other big news is Jack and I mid this year felt lead to start a missions organization called Trail Missions as a part of Amber Wittman Ministries. Since we got married three years ago, we have been ministering mainly in the southern province of Zambia. Even though we saw so much fruit come out of that, we still felt in our hearts to reach other parts of the world hence the birth of Trail missions. Trail Missions was birthed to allow us to travel to other nations and  do missions work there, but more importantly to allow  people to come on mission trips with us. We realized the work is so huge, my husband and I couldn’t reach all these villages alone. So we have made a provision where you can now come for 2 weeks or even longer to minister with us.  You can check out our new website www.trailmissions.net .  When you go on the site under mission trips, you can see all the trips we are doing next summer, So we encourage all of our supporters, friends, family and churches to come join us on one of our mission trips, they start May 15 through September 12th. They are all 2 weeks long, but you can stay longer if you want J

WHAT HAPPENS ON A TRIP?

Picture yourself, on one of Paul’s missionary journeys. Where he brings the gospel to the lost, corrects some doctrines, heals the sick, casts out evil spirits, and encourages the church. That’s what these trips look like. You will be a light that people have been waiting for and an answer to an area that has been ruled by darkness, for years and sometimes centuries.

In the Western Province of Zambia you’ll face between 70-90 degree days and 40 and 50 degree cold nights.  Walking through sand to get from one village to the other, but every step is worth it as you reach people who need the gospel so much.  You’ll be leading people in the salvation message, praying for the sick, ministering to the broken and setting the captives free. We also have a provision in our ministry,  for people to come be with us and do whatever God has put on their hearts; from construction, fixing things,  help provide clean water, teaching in a school, or working  in an Orphanage and more.  

 

What Happens after the trip?

You may be asking, “Well what happens to these people after we leave?”  Good question!  We have discipleship teams that will go back to these villages on a weekly basis to disciple them and help them grow in the things of God. 

 

So please spread the word about this opportunity to churches, or people you know who have always wanted to go on a life changing mission trip. I went to Africa the first time In 1998 and changed my life forever. We appreciate your support so much, but we also want you to experience the joy of leading someone to the Lord, and just being his hands and feet. In an area that can take Jack and I months to reach, it will only take a team of 15 people 2 weeks.

 

Online giving is Available now too

Some of you have asked us if you could give online, well with the creation of our website, you can now go to www.trailmissions.net and give online. Click under Donate and you can give through Paypal, credit card or debit card, thank God for technology. And the cool thing about online giving also is that there is an option if you want for your donations to be automatic, you just hit the recurring button when you make your first donation, and it will automatically be deducting each month.

We are so excited about this new season and what God is doing with our growing ministry and we appreciate all of you for all your support. You can still make your checks payable to Amber Wittman Ministries and send them to PO Box 2774, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170.