2011 has been an awesome year of spiritual growth for the work of HBM in Zambia. By God’s grace 700 new pastoral students were brought into training last April. In November the second set of training manuals were delivered to the country headquarters in Lusaka in preparation for distribution. At present over 1000 men are in the three year Bible training program. Another 300 will soon join these.
|Pastor Daka (Back RT.) with new HUB of Pastors in Training|
Pastor Matthew Daka planted a new church in rural Lusaka in 2010. Now he is training 10 other pastors in the surrounding area in biblical studies, discipleship and church planting.
|Mazabuka District Hub Leaders|
Pastor Matthew also serves as Hope Builders Ministries administrator in Zambia. He diligently keeps all records and distributes funds that are sent to Zambia. He and several other District Leaders have registered Hope Builders Ministries in Zambia to help facilitate importing materials and also acquiring my “employee” permit so I can travel in and out of the country more freely.
Pastor James Bwalya’s district in the Northern Province continues to experience rapid growth and expansion in church planting and discipleship. In November he led an outreach to a remote village leading hundreds to Christ and planting a new church. Pastor Daniel Phiri reports from Mpulungu that his pastors in training are showing exceptional spiritual growth and are preaching the Word of God with great power. He himself has been used of the Lord to minister to many people as well as surrounding pastors. They are coming to him for prayer. Many are being healed of sick- nesses and demons are being cast out as he
shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them.
|District Leader Solomon with new Hub Pastors in Training|
District Leader Solomon Muleya has seen some of the most significant growth this year. God has given him another 12 pastor disciples to train in the HUB model of church planting and disciple-making. These men began their studies in April. Each will be challenged to disciple 3 men of their own and plant 3 new churches this next year. This process will be repeated with each new generation of pastors in training. In the course of 4 to 5 years 40 new churches will be planted and 40 new pastors will be in training and thousands of new souls will be saved! Praise the Lord!
|District Leader Pastor Titus Shampanda (RT)|
Pastor Titus in the Northwestern Province is also reporting many blessings from God as they reach into the remote rural areas with the Gospel. New Churches are being planted and new pastors are being trained. Pastor Titus shared recently that a powerful witchdoctor was convicted by the Holy Spirit when the Gospel was preached and surrendered to Christ. Together they burned all the fetishes and idols he used to cast spells. Titus is personally discipling the man and his wife.
|Hub Leader Simon Mulenga and family|
In 2010 Pastor Simon moved 200 miles to Isoka. He had to learn a new language and a new culture. He did this in 6 months. Today he has a growing church in Isoka and 15 other new pastors he is training. In April while I was conducting a pastors conference God also opened the door to a new tribe with over 70 villages without the Gospel. The tribal chief sought out Simon and asked him to bring the Gospel to his people! Praise the Lord.
|Pastor Robinson Muzeya, wife and children|
Pastor Robinson is the District Leader in the Mufilira area of the Copperbelt. He has been training over a dozen pastors in the Calvary Academics Bible course with good success. He oversees a large orphanage complex that our ministry helps to support. Recently we have made arrangements to acquire one of the facilities and property for the headquarters of Hope Builders Ministries Zambia.
Robinson also maintains contact with a large group of pastors in the DRC we are partnering with. This month he will deliver 40 sets of the Bible Training course in French to them. PTL!
|New Office for Hope Builders Ministries Zambia|
|Lou Ann and Jeff with Bishop Davies and wife Gladys|
THANK YOU for partnering with Lou Ann and me as we serve the church in Zambia. It has been an awesome 6 years working in Zambia. By God’s grace and your faithful support I am able to Help the Indigenous Ministries in Zambia train new pastors, plant new churches and disciple thousands of new believers!
Lou Ann and I represent you in Zambia.
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