On February 3, 2016, Senanga Baptist Church celebrated their third anniversary. Senanga is Kabwata Baptist Church’s church plant in the most remote Lozi region of Western Province, Zambia. Pastor Poniso Kuyumbana held his first meeting there in February 2013, with 11 in attendance. During the first year, Senanga Baptist Church attendance grew from 11 to 27, and one man was converted.
In the second year, average attendance remained around 30. Another young man was converted, but much to the church’s disappointment, both men moved away before being baptized. One very noteworthy step in 2014 was the sending of Isaac Bipanda to Kabwata Baptist Church for pastoral internship.
The church’s third year, 2015, saw significant growth in attendance from 30 to 75. A third man was converted, but he too moved away for work before being baptized. Two women were also converted in that year, and finally, on January 31, 2016, Senanga Baptist Church celebrated their first baptismal service. Also of significance, Vasco Kafuti was the second Lozi man to be sent for pastoral internship at Kabwata Baptist Church.
Pastor Conrad Mbewe is very excited about the progress of the church plant in Senanga. Please pray for them as they seek to construct a church building and to train more men to spread the gospel among the Lozi of Western Zambia.