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August 2017
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Proclamation Institute Zambia

I arrived in Ndola, Zambia, in May 2016 to be greeted by Alfred. The weather was warm and the greeting was too. We drove in his car the hour or so northwest to Kitwe, and then another half an hour further north to a remote location, where a new Bible training college had begun its first term in January that year. Alfred Nyirenda is the first principal of the Proclamation Institute Zambia (PIZ), a new college in Zambia training people in expository Bible ministry. It is particularly focused on training men for preaching ministry, but is also accepting others for a variety of ministries, such...

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Encouraging news from Africa
October 2006
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Encouraging news from Africa

This year’s Zambian Reformed Family Conference and School of Theology were held in Lusaka from 21-25 August. The keynote address was given by Choolwe Mwetwa, pastor of Central Baptist Church in Chingola, Zambia. He showed from Romans 8 how true spiritual assurance comes from reflecting upon the eternal dimensions of our salvation. Guest preachers were Lance Quinn, Todd Murray and James Henrich – all pastors from the Bible Church of Little Rock in Arkansas, USA. Lance examined the doctrines of grace theologically, Todd showed their impact on worship, and James their impact on missions. These glorious doctrines lead to God-glorifying worship and God-centred mission.Todd Murray...

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Zambia’s day of opportunity
January 2005
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Zambia’s day of opportunity

Everything will be revealed at the judgement seat of Christ and we must judge nothing before the time. Nevertheless, we are right to look into the history of the great enterprise of Christ in the earth and seek to understand our present situation and how we reached it. I believe that this is especially challenging in the case of Africa. Although missionary work must continue until the Lord’s return, and there are still vast numbers of unevangelised people, we do seem to have reached the end of an era of missionary endeavour, at least in Africa. From the time of David Livingstone until well into...

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Missionary Spotlight – Zambia today
October 2004
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Missionary Spotlight – Zambia today

We have wonderful opportunities to preach Christ in Zambia, and the people are so ready to listen! Lusaka Baptist Church’s (LBC) weekly TV programme has a wide audience, and there are many positive comments from viewers. We are also greatly encouraged by the progress of our sister Reformed Baptist churches in Zambia. This is all so different from the UK. We do not face arrogant and aggressive humanism nor is the country beset by the evils of homosexuality or the worship of pleasure. It has been a joy and privilege to preach the gospel and pastor a local church in this land. Nevertheless, it is...

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Missionary Spotlight-Lusaka
June 2002
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Missionary Spotlight-Lusaka

We are thankful to the Lord for his upholding grace. It has been an extraordinarily hot, humid month, and at times we have felt drained. But I am very encouraged by the tremendous work undertaken by our church elders at Lusaka Baptist Church, Zambia. We now have four elders and it is my joy to work alongside them. They are devoted to the great doctrines of God’s free and sovereign grace, and are men of grace and maturity who love the souls of the Lord’s people and are leaders in evangelism. The deacons also are highly committed brethren who shoulder many responsibilities in the church....

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Missionary Spotlight – Zambia
May 2001
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Missionary Spotlight – Zambia

Prison ministry A few years ago, it seemed that the Lord had started a remarkable gospel work in the Mukobeko Maximum Security Prison and that a Reformed Baptist Church had been established there, with its members and elders drawn from the community of prisoners, including some who faced the death penalty.   This work accepted the help of the nearby Reformed Baptist Church in Kabwe. Other churches in Zambia were enthusiastic and supportive, notably Kabwata Baptist Church. However, within about a year, things changed dramatically. Wrong relationships   The churches discovered that many of the prisoners were cultivating the wrong kind of relationships with believers...

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Missionary Spotlight – Zambia
May 2001
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Missionary Spotlight – Zambia

The gospel in Zambia Following David Livingstone, groups like the London Missionary Society and Dutch Reformed Church continued to bring the gospel to Northern Rhodesia. Plymouth Brethren missionaries like Frederic Stanley Arnot, Walter Fisher and Dan Crawford also came.   The Baptists arrived in the 1920s. The Central African Baptist Union from Southern Rhodesia planted the Ndola and Lusaka Baptist Churches in the 1950s. The churches that existed when Zambia won independence in 1964 were derived from the activities of such groups. Many of these churches had inherited sound doctrinal confessions, but had effectively lost their hold on the truth through the influence of modernism....

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Missionary Spotlight – Zambia
May 2001
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Missionary Spotlight – Zambia

The churches in Zambia today People seem to have forgotten the work of missionaries very quickly. Of course, there are still missionaries in Zambia and room for more, but the major denominations across the country have abandoned the Evangelical and often Reformed teaching brought to them by generations of faithful missionaries.   They have succumbed too easily to a form of religion that is devoid of evangelical fervour and allows unconverted men to be influential and occupy the pulpits. I think of the Reformed Church of Zambia and the United Church of Zambia, which are major denominations, operating on Presbyterian lines. These have gathered under...

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