Polygamy in Zambia – Regional Leader James Bwalya

Zambia Provinces and Districts

 

Muchinga Province became the 10th province in Zambia when the government separated it out of the southern part of the Northern Province and the northern part of the Eastern Province. Muchinga Province consists of 6 districts: Mpika (largest in Zambia), Chinsali, Chama, Isoka, Mafinga and Nakonde.

Pastor James Bwalya is the HBM Zambia Regional Leader over this Province. In 2007 Pastor Solomon Muleya (Mpika District) recruited and trained Pastor Bwalya. Since that time these two brothers have trained literally hundreds of new pastors and have been instrumental in the planting of hundreds of new churches. Pastor Solomon is the HBMZ District Leader of Mpika.

The following is the September report from Pastor Bwalya.

Pastors James Bwalya and Solomon Muleya

My working with Hope Builders Ministries is a blessing from God. May God our creator bless the ministry in all what they are doing.

The work that has been done from 2007 to 2009 is that we (Pastors Muleya and Bwalya) had 18 students. Twelve out of this number have completed a three year course. These same students started opening churches in 2009 and had 10 disciples each (Pastor Bwalya became their leader and Pastor Muleya continued building Mpika District). The eleven Hubs opened are completing this year 2012 in December and they too will start teaching others.

This month I wanted to visit Isoka and Mafinga districts but unfortunately God did not allow me to go due to the fact that we had a funeral and sickness in our area. However, I and Vincent Mwila a District leader visited Mapampa and Ilondola Hubs. We went there to encourage the Hub leaders and their disciples. I also visited the Hubs in Chama district with Horris Malisa and Hub leader Donald Mvula. We encouraged the disciples to go and make other disciples before opening new churches. During this visit, we met a group that teaches people to have many wives (polygamist). This sect is called Chipangano (New Covenant) church. We felt very sorry for them and we preached the Gospel to them and 3 of their leaders submitted their lives to Jesus Christ. These 3 men have even invited us to be guest speakers at their convention meeting in October next month.

As looked at this area, I was touched in my spirit as there are no schools or hospitals and many children are left without proper parental guidance. I appeal to the ministry to help us start a pre-school or an orphanage in Chama district.

James Bwalya,

Regional Leader, Muchinga Province, Zambia

Testimony from Muchinga Province, Zambia

Aleck Malunga

Pastor Malunga is on the Right

FROM ALICK MALUNGA

Mafinga District is a newly established district which is in the north-eastern part of the new Muchinga province in Zambia. Previously it was part of Isoka district. The people of Mafinga were marginalized for lack of development. The district borders with Malawi along the Nyika Plateau and Mafinga Mountains.

The district has few evangelical churches. There are a number of Cults such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventist, New Apostolic, New Jerusalem and others. There are also so many African traditional churches such as the Chipangano, Nchimi, Zion, Mutumwa, Kasesemma, and Leshina. Many people are misled by these Cults and traditional churches. Because of this, we are glad that Hope Builders Ministries have come to partner with us and help us by training pastors who have the vision of training other pastors and planting Bible believing churches.

We need Bibles in this district in the following languages in order to reach out to indigenous people; 20 Nyika, 20 Tumbuka, 20 Bemba, 20 Lambia, and 20 Gospel recorders. Also we need bicycles to help in traveling to remote areas. As a district leader a motorcycle is required so that I can be able to grow this district.

Alick Malunga,

Mafinga District Leader