Central Province, Zambia
Christian Mission Partners
Highlights include finishing work on the Kawama Clinic Annex, and obtaining final approval from the Provincial and District Building Inspectors for the completion of the Mission School Hall. Heavy rains have prevented travel on unpaved roads that have held up much of the work. We also report that we are completing four projects in Kawama: three water wells, the grade 7-9 schoolroom and office block, the church, and the clinic.
In Ngabwe, churches are now established at the Kateneka Mission, Mumbachlala village, Iwonde, Mukubwe, Kafue River/Island villages, and in Chisamba, one church at the Kawama Mission. On Sunday, May 16, approximately 200 attended three of the new churches in Ngabwe.
There are now ten government aided teachers who are Christian leaders in four Ngabwe schools, and six government aided medical staff at the Kawama Clinic. The clinic has given primary care to an average of 1,600 patients a month from January through April, including cancer screening. Many of those suffering the effects of Malaria have been treated. Cases of COVID are few. Over 100 babies have been born at the clinic.
An evangelism program in Ngabwe and Chisamba has been increased with the purchase of Bibles and bikes for evangelists, and a local radio program on Sunday evening by Charles Phiri and Andrew Loloji in Kabwe that reaches fifteen districts.
We anticipate that all work on present building projects will be complete by July, 2021. Additional projects under consideration include Head-teacher house (Kateneka), Administrator house (Kawama), and an incinerator (Kawama Clinic). We plan to promote evangelism and assist with the purchase of Bibles, Song Books and Communion supplies.