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Malachi 1:11

wegePastor Wege Sinyangwe of Chimasulo Baptist Church just south of Lusaka, Zambia reports:“The light has been beaming lately at Lilayi (Jambo Farm) Bible Study Group where the Lord was showing His mercy. First we witnessed an increase in attendance, which had dropped to between 5 and 7, and now has grown to an average of 15 pe... Keep Reading

A Library for Lusaka Ministerial College

Posted May 11, 2018  by: S. R. |0 Comments

library meOne of the many ways that HeartCry promotes pastor training in Zambia is by helping with funding for Lusaka Ministerial College.  35 pastors are currently being trained in theology and pastoral ministry through LMC.  Many of these men are from poorer areas of the city and could never hope to gain a theologic... Keep Reading

Christian School for Vulnerable Zambian Children

Posted March 12, 2018  by: German Banda |0 Comments

In Pastor German's last post, he described his church's impact on children in their impoverished community.  This has led to a rather amazing and unexpected development, as he describes here: Schoolkids"Our church’s love for children in the community, and our ministry to them (last post), has developed into the Sile... Keep Reading

Let the Little Children Come to Me

Posted March 9, 2018  by: German Banda |0 Comments

Bible club“Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14 The desire in our church to share the gospel with children and young people has really grown to a high peak. Nearly every day, as long as I am not in the office, I will be somewhere surr... Keep Reading

Chamba Valley - Baptisms and Construction

Posted December 28, 2017  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Kennedy Kawambale, pastor of Chamba Valley Reformed Baptist Church, reported that two were baptized in November. Kennedy baptism   Not only is the church growing in numbers, but their new church building is growing too.  The church is building in a new residential area as Lusaka continues to spread.   Delete Chamba Valley church building  ... Keep Reading

Kabwata Baptist Church 2017 Intern Testimonies

Posted September 12, 2017  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Last month I had the privilege of meeting this year’s pastoral interns at Kabwata Baptist Church. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, HeartCry supports the internship program of KBC as a vital means of finding and preparing the next generation of biblical pastors in Africa. It is amazing how the internship program is reaching nations across the continent. The group I met represented Botswana, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Zambia. In recent years, men have also come from Kenya, South Africa... Keep Reading

africa_german_bGerman Banda pastors the Reformed Baptist Church in John Laing, a densely populated and poverty-stricken area of Lusaka, Zambia. In his report two months ago, he told us about a special lady, Sister Iverse, who is assisting him with teaching children’s Sunday school for ages 10-15. He wrote: “Iverse does not know how to read an... Keep Reading

Kabwata Baptist Church Internship Program 2016 Report

Posted April 7, 2017  by: Conrad Mbewe |0 Comments

Conrad profileHeartCry supports the pastoral internship program of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia.  Pastor Conrad Mbewe sent us an assessment of the 2016 program.  As you will hear, future pastors from all across Africa are being influenced through this internship. "Our 2016 internship program opened with six interns: David Oure from K... Keep Reading

Pastor Banda Needs Prayer for New Preaching Opportunities

Posted January 23, 2017  by: German Banda |0 Comments

africa_german_bGerman Banda pastors John Laing Reformed Baptist Church in a densely populated area of southern Lusaka, Zambia.  Here is a segment from a recent report: Ministerial Training Bearing Fruit"Pastor Noah Mukubwe and I are both students of Lusaka Ministerial College (LMC).  He is the pastor of one of the Pentecostal churches in one of... Keep Reading

Missing Men and Hurting Wives in Zambia

Posted July 8, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

profile_german_bPastor German Banda is always wonderfully transparent about the struggles and disappointments his church faces as they take the gospel to John Laing, a poor and densely populated area of Lusaka, Zambia.  Let this report be fuel for prayers. Missing MenReaching men is the most difficult area that I personally have come to face in Joh... Keep Reading

Simon's Experience as a Kabwata Intern

Posted May 13, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

conradAt HeartCry, we never grow tired of talking about the remarkable Reformed Baptist movement in Zambia, Kabwata Baptist Church, and Pastor Conrad Mbewe. But don’t just take our word for it. Below is the testimony of Simon Patilo, in which he speaks of his experience in the internship program at Kabwata. According to Pastor Conrad, Simon al... Keep Reading

After Sowing for 2 Years, German Banda Sees Fruit

Posted April 14, 2016  by: German Banda |0 Comments

profile_german_b“I was a sinner, but now I am forgiven.” I was so happy to meet Mr. Zulu (not his real name) again and hear these words from him. Two years ago, I was trying to reach this man with the gospel, but he said that he never wanted to see me at any time or any place. He never wanted to be told about Jesus Christ, because he said tha... Keep Reading

Sweet Story of Grace from German Banda

Posted April 7, 2016  by: German Banda |0 Comments

profile_german_bGerman Banda is pastor of John Laing Reformed Baptist Church in one of the poorest sections of Lusaka, Zambia.  He recently shared a sweet story of God's relentless grace: "Joyce Zulu (not her real name) is married with two daughters. I don’t have the details on how old is each child is. In 2014 one of our ladies invited her, ... Keep Reading

January 2016 Trip - Destination 4: Lusaka, Zambia

Posted February 24, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

On Sunday, January 24, we visited two church plants in the Lusaka area. In the morning, we visited Pastor Wege Sinyangwe, who is planting a vernacular-speaking church in Chilanga, a town just south of Lusaka. The schoolroom where they meet was filled with a healthy mix of men, women, young people, and children. The schoolroom was also filled with Wege’s booming voice as he preached from the book of Acts with great conviction and enthusiasm. Though the singing and preaching was primarily in... Keep Reading

Farewell (of sorts) to a Faithful Church-Planter

Posted October 1, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

profile_curtis_cThis month HeartCry must remove one of our Zambian church-planters from missionary status. Of course, this is the sort of removal we rejoice in doing. He is not being removed as a missionary because of immorality or misconduct. He has not disqualified himself at all, but just the opposite, he has proven that he is gifted and qualified to ... Keep Reading

First Graduation of Lusaka Ministerial College

Posted September 14, 2015  by: Conrad Mbewe |0 Comments

Below is an email from Pastor Conrad Mbewe announcing the first graduation of the Lusaka Ministerial College, an institute supported by HeartCry for the training of indigenous pastors in Zambia. Dear friends, The first graduation ceremony of the Lusaka Ministerial College took place on Thursday 27th August 2015 during the Zambian Reformed Conferences. The LMC targets the poor densely populated areas of Lusaka, where half to two-thirds of people in Lusaka live. These are unplanned areas with h... Keep Reading

Our Third New Addition

Posted September 11, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

kennedy.k_profileIn June 2015, Kennedy was ordained and sent out by Kabwata Baptist Church to plant a church in Chamba Valley.  This is a new and rapidly growing middle to upper-class area of Lusaka, where the city is expanding to the north. There are very few churches in this area. To read more about Kennedy (his conversion testimony, call to min... Keep Reading

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