Year End Report from Zambia

HBMZ 2015 General Report
December 18, 2015

Matthew Daka HBMZambia Administrator

Matthew Daka
HBMZambia Administrator

From: Matthew Daka, HBMZ Administrator

The year 2015 of our Lord is fast approaching the end. As I look back at what the Lord has done for HBMZ, I want first of all to say many thanks to all who have supported us. You, our donors in the US, have been a blessing to all our pastors and many Christians here in Zambia. HBMZ is grateful to all the donors who have been giving to HBM US who are our partners. Your blessings have made it possible for us to buy Bibles, print and ship training manuals from South Africa to Zambia, supply motorbikes to our pastors as well as bicycles.

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The Word of God and Eternal LIFE

Death in Zambia comes early for many. It is only in recent few years that life expectancy has risen from 38 yrs to 52 years.
Last week one of our pastors in training, Alifara Phiri, passed away suddenly. He had just completed his 3 year training and was training 3 other men himself. He was a disciple of HBMZ Matthew Daka. Fellow disciple student Adrian Mutamba (pictured below) preached his eulogy and message. The visiting pastors from many other sects and denominations were very impressed with the “Bible” preaching. May the Lord use this testimony to encourage other pastors to join the training in God’s precious Word. It is the Word of God that gives us eternal LIFE and Hope.
Pray for Pastor Phiri’s family in the days ahead. It is very difficult for widows and orphans when the husband passes.
Support HBMZ. Indigenous Missions. Training trainers in the Word of God in Zambia.

HBMZ Pastor Funeral

HBMZ Pastor Funeral

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Pastor Adrian teaching Calvary Academics

Pastor Adrian teaching Calvary Academics

Making Disciples, Making a Difference in India

Here is a testimony from one of the pastors HIMIndia is helping in India. Prabhu Kiran Rambabu is the director in Telangana State. God is using him to further the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ throughout the region. Through HIMIndia rural pastors with little education and no Bible College training are being helped in Bible Study Methods, systematic theology and homelitics to better equip the church that the Holy Spirit has made them overseers of. One on three Disciple making is the method. Disciples of Christ are the goal.

HIMIndia supports Prabhu Kiran in Telangana, Prabin Sipka in Orrisa and Stephen Prasad in Andhra Pradesh. Your partnership and prayers are welcome. Please consider a monthly gift of $50 or more. Our goal is $5000 per month to support the three brothers and their ministries. At present we are working with a $1000 monthly budget. HIMIndia partnered with these three men are effecting the lives and ministries of over 1500 pastors and their congregations by God’s Grace and to His Glory.

Solomon and Prabhu

Solomon and Prabhu

Testimony:
My name is Pastor Solomon 50 years old. I am working as a pastor in Salabathpur village for 18 years. I didn’t have proper Bible training. I did primary education. I couldn’t preach properly on every Sunday. I couldn’t know how to prepare message to preach. I used to preach generally what I read in the Bible. In this situation one day Pastor K. Prabhukiran came and explained about Disciple training program. He invited me to attend this program then I took 5 youth members from my church to Disciple training program. GOD’s will and Wrong Teaching, these two subjects have changed my ministry pattern. I have been encouraged with the word GO and Make the Disciple. After attending this training program I changed the teaching pattern in my church. I am giving training to 3 members in my church to make the Disciple. My ministry is increasing day by day. And I am getting good response from the church. Pastor Prabhukiran has given me study material. I am studying every day with 3 persons. Thanks to HIMIndia and to Pastor Prabhukiran(Rambabu).

In His Ministry
Pastor Solomon.

Jeff Hawkins is the US Coordinator for HIMIndia working with Hope Builders Ministries to make Jesus Christ disciples of all peoples, everywhere until the end of time.

HIMIndia Trip Report

Stephen interpreting

Stephen interpreting

From February 17 to March 25 I had the privilege of conducting 12 pastor seminars in three states (Telanga, Andhra Pradesh and Orrisa). Over 1000 pastors attended. Our goal was to encourage these rural, independent pastors in the Word of God. The vast majority have had no biblical training and are doing the best they know how in preaching and shepherding God’s flock.

The seminars began with an hour session on the authority and the essential central necessity of the Word of God in Christian life and ministry. Without the written Word we would not know who Jesus Christ is and that HE is the revelation of God. The second session dealt with the essence of faith. What is the faith that “pleases God?” Faith in God’s Word. The first day ended with the challenge of our mission, “why are we here?” WE are here to “make disciples of everyone, everywhere until Jesus returns.” This is what we are to be doing until He comes back. Everything we do must flow out of our obedience to this command. And, importantly, to make disciples we must be disciples. We must be people who have died to everything, especially “self.” Otherwise we are not His disciples and can not reproduce true disciples.

Prabhu Kiran and Swana with Jeff

Prabhu Kiran and Swana with Jeff

This first day of teaching had a tremendous effect on many of these dear men. The Holy Spirit convicted them and their response was a genuine repentance concerning the way they had been doing ministry, focusing on buildings and worship services and prayer meetings and healing services and crusades/revivals that mainly satisfied or “entertained” the church, but did not win souls who became disciples of Jesus Christ. (These are their words!)  I was so reminded of the “educated” church in America focusing inwardly on itself in the same way with massive budgets to “keep the doors open.”

The second day would begin with a session on basic inductive Bible study methods. The ABCs. This was to help them to dig into the Word and be workmen who need not be ashamed when the Chief Shepherd returns, because they handled the Word accurately and “cut it straight.” Then two sessions followed on the 1st Justification (Romans 4, the Gift of eternal life) and the 2nd Justification (James 2, the Prize of eternal rewards) and ending up with “Are you ready for the Judgment Seat of Christ?”

Pastors training

Pastors training

The result has been an outpouring of desire to be trained in God’s Word. Many confessed that they had no idea what the Bible actually taught and wanted to be instructed. Our brothers, Stephen Prasad, Prabhu Kiran and Prabin Spika, are now busy organizing these brothers and many more who are hearing about this training for studies and mentoring in the three year Bible training program.

In the past three years HIMIndia has experience an overwhelming response. This response requires a mutual response from us.

Will you pray and ask God if He would have you partner with HIMIndia in meeting this challenge, this need? These pastors desire and need training. Christ’s church requires trained pastors, men who have been mentored and discipled in the Word of God. Seminary training would be nice, but it is a luxury they can not afford. HIMIndia bridges the gap. Will you help?

The basic need to support pastoral training is $1500 in each of the three states per month. $4500 total. HIMIndia has set a goal of $5000 per month. This provides 10% to HBM who provide all the administrative needs from this end (fund transfers, website, giving gateways, tax accountability, auditing, bookkeeping, etc).

This will help to train thousands of pastors.

Pray and Participate in this effective ministry.

Thank you
Jeff Hawkins

HIMIndia (Helping Indigenous Missions in India)

Testimony from Zambia

HBMZ Pastor

HBMZ Pastor

The following testimony from Pastor Tembo (not pictured) is typical of the hundreds of pastors that Hope Builders Ministries Zambia trains and disciples in the Word of God and Church Planting.

HIMAfrica is thankful to God for the privilege to be a strategic link in providing funding and strategy and oversight for this effective Gospel Mission in Zambia.

Each of our pastors in training must make three other disciples. This is part of the requirement to graduate from the three year program, as well as complete the three year bible program and plant one new church.

All of us have a vital part in this ministry. Please join us by supporting the training and equipping of these men of God. SHARE

Pastor Tembo’s testimony:
I am a disciple of Pastor Boniface Mulambya of Ngwerere. I started discipling my trainee pastors in June, 2013 and we are now in in the second manual (OTS 2).

Since I was enrolled for discipleship in the Ministry, and am also mentoring others, my understanding of God’s Word has tremendously been improved. Before this program, I was like the majority of pastors who are not trained, who abuse the Scriptures. I used to see things that were not there in the passages of Scripture, as a result I ended up in the prosperity gospel and misled a lot of God’s flock.

I thank God for His timely intervention. My preaching and teaching are no longer what they used to be. I no longer copy from television preachers. I now devote my time to studying, application of God’s Word and teaching others the same.