Areas of Ministry
Agriculture

I’m a “farm-boy” and I thought the easiest part of Sons of Thunder ministry would be in training people in good agricultural principles.  We could farm successfully, but the goal was to train the nationals to farm really well.  There were some improvements but nothing close to meeting the need...

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Church/Ministry Outreach

The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) is the very reason for Sons of Thunder Ministries existence.  We are therefore following that mandate and going into the world, preaching and living the gospel of Jesus Christ and making disciples...

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Medical

In a land where the average life expectancy reaches only 34, complicated and often untreated illnesses diminish the African life span.  Pervasive illnesses such as HIV, malaria, TB, AIDS, and malnutrition, kill many young parents, leaving an overwhelming number of orphans.  Many die unnecessarily simply due to lack of proper medical care and wellness programs.  Many treatments that are considered common here have been totally unavailable there...

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Ministry Teams

Ministry teams have been an integral part of SOT since its inception.  Much of the training and many of the skills that the people on the farm demonstrate now have been imparted by folks that have come and shared what they have with others.  

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School/Education

The Grade School at Sons of Thunder operates as a government licensed and approved Private School.  We have recently achieved the status of a seventh grade testing center.  We are teaching grades one through seven, after which in Zambia, the students who pass the test can go on to Secondary School if they have the money and one is available...

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Training in Micro Sustainable Enterprises

One of our long-term goals at Sons of Thunder is to work ourselves out of a job.  We desire to participate in training so that missionaries there are a blessing, not a necessity.  It has been our delight to see this desire begin to blossom.  Many of our missionary teams have brought skills to the field and have spent time training the nationals who had interest in their fields of experience...

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Orphan & Widow Care

Zambian culture greatly emphasizes the extended family.  The village style of living makes this a greater possibility.  When a family has a child that they are not able to care for because of the death or illness of one or both the parents, the grannies, uncles, aunts, or the surviving parent desires to keep the child.  They are often unable to, particularly if the child is sick.  In an attempt to save the child’s life, he or she will be placed in an orphanage...

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