Zambia Mission Fund

Zambia Mission Fund Zambia Mission Fund (Zambia Christian College Inc.) is a 501 (c)(3) created to support the work at Namwianga Mission near Kalomo Zambia.
Zambia Mission Fund is made up of Namwianga Zonal Health Center, George Benson Christian College, Namwianga Christian Secondary School, Namwianga Christian Radio, Eric's House and the Haven orphanages along with several other ministries near Kalomo Zambia.

Zambia Mission Fund page provides information, reports, stories, photos, and videos about the activities of Namwianga Mission in Kalomo, Zambia. ZMF and Namwianga Mission are associated with the Churches of Christ in Zambia, the USA, and Canada.

Mission: Revealing Jesus through Education, Humanitarian Service and Christian Leadership

Namwianga Christian Secondary School (NCSS) welcomed a distinguished alumnus on Friday, June 14. Miles Sampa (left) is t...
06/21/2019

Namwianga Christian Secondary School (NCSS) welcomed a distinguished alumnus on Friday, June 14. Miles Sampa (left) is the mayor of Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. He stopped by the NCSS campus to speak to the secondary pupils. In his message he encouraged students to set high goals and shared his stories of success. Namwianga is very proud of Mr. Sampa and his accomplishments. He is shown here with Mission Superintendent Itone Kaliyangile. The two have been friends since their school days at NCSS.

Here is the long-awaited answer to Tuesday's trivia question!  Lister Mweemba was the first Zambian superintendent of Na...
06/20/2019

Here is the long-awaited answer to Tuesday's trivia question! Lister Mweemba was the first Zambian superintendent of Namwianga Mission. Dr. Kelly Hamby, an American, was the first superintendent, and Mr. Mweemba was the first Zambian to serve in that position. Thank you for your interest and participation!

Tuesday Trivia:  Who was the first Zambian superintendent of Namwianga Mission?
06/18/2019

Tuesday Trivia: Who was the first Zambian superintendent of Namwianga Mission?

The first to correctly answer Tuesday's trivia question was Rachel Shelly Elder Taylor who named three Harding president...
06/14/2019

The first to correctly answer Tuesday's trivia question was Rachel Shelly Elder Taylor who named three Harding presidents who have visited Namwianga. Rachel correctly identified Dr. George S. Benson, Dr. Clifton Ganus, and Dr. Bruce McLarty. A fourth president, Dr. David Burks, has also been a guest at Namwianga.

Namwianga Hospital's surgical team is shown here with a new surgical bed donated by the Ministry of Health. The surgical...
06/14/2019

Namwianga Hospital's surgical team is shown here with a new surgical bed donated by the Ministry of Health. The surgical theater is well known as one of the best in the nation of Zambia. From left: Kabila Kabinda, David Kalimanshila, Dr. Stephen Chanda, Sandra Mukupa, and Sidney Kunda.

TRIVIA TUESDAY:  Name three Harding (College) University presidents who have visited Namwianga Mission.
06/11/2019

TRIVIA TUESDAY: Name three Harding (College) University presidents who have visited Namwianga Mission.

Namwianga Mission hosted the launch of the first ever study Bible in a native Zambian language.  On June 4 more than 1,0...
06/07/2019

Namwianga Mission hosted the launch of the first ever study Bible in a native Zambian language. On June 4 more than 1,000 people gathered for the Bible Society of Zambia's introduction of the Tonga New Testament Study Bible. The three-hour ceremony included a history of the new study Bible, remarks by the president of the Bible Society of Zambia, greetings from the Finnish Bible Society, music by the Namwianga Student Choir, and the presentation of the Tonga New Testament Study Bible to church leaders and attendees.

The Tonga New Testament Study Bible is the result of many years of translation, study, and dedication. A first Tonga translation was completed in the 1940s and has been in use for decades. As the Tonga language changed, however, that version became more and more difficult for readers to understand. In 1979 a team began working on a new translation that would better reflect the modern Tonga language. That version was completed in 1998 but never achieved wide distribution. In 2009 the work began on a study Bible that would enhance the reader's understanding of the 1998 version. It was this newly completed Tonga New Testament Study Bible that was celebrated at the ceremony on June 4.

Gift Nyirenda, Translation Officer for the Bible Society of Zambia, said that Namwianga was chosen for the launch of the study Bible because of its long history with the Bible Society. “Namwianga has been an all-weather friend to the Bible Society of Zambia,” he said. Namwianga Field Superintendent Itone Kaliyangile was pleased that Namwianga’s facilities were used for the event: “It is a great honor to be chosen among all other mission stations and institutions for this very important event. It shows that Namwianga is being recognized country-wide.“

Abigail Kayanda, a student at Namwianga’s George Benson Christian College, was one of the many students who attended the ceremony. She said, “We depend upon the word of God. This will make it easier to understand. I will use it, and I will understand it better in Tonga than in English. I can use it for teaching Sunday School.”

It is time for #TriviaTuesday and 33 days until the 2019 Zambia Medical Mission. Your question is below.Who was on the 1...
06/04/2019

It is time for #TriviaTuesday and 33 days until the 2019 Zambia Medical Mission. Your question is below.

Who was on the 1st Zambia Mission Medical. Use the picture for help if you get stumped.

The answer will be revealed in 2 days. #GoodLuck

Namwianga Welcomes New DoctorDr. Stephen Chanda joined the staff of Namwianga Zonal Health Center in January and is the ...
05/31/2019

Namwianga Welcomes New Doctor

Dr. Stephen Chanda joined the staff of Namwianga Zonal Health Center in January and is the first native Zambian medical doctor to serve at the center.

NZHC Clinic Administrator Shepherd Mbumwae appreciates Chanda’s impact: “Dr. Chanda has improved the overall patient care at NZHC.” Patients get “a complete package of treatment when they come,” Mbumwae said. Because Chanda can treat many complicated cases on-site, those cases no longer have to be referred to larger hospitals. Mbumwae noted that as word about the addition of Chanda has spread in the area, patient numbers at NZHC have increased.

Dr. Chanda’s first experience with Namwianga Mission was in 2015 when he served on the Zambia Medical Mission team. He immediately impressed his American and Zambian co-workers with his personal and professional skills. Zambia Medical Mission co-director Ellie Hamby said Chanda “treated the patients with a tremendous amount of love.”

Chanda sees NZHC as having “a very big role in Kalomo [District] as it is the only facility with such a dedicated, hard-working and, above all, God-fearing staff.” He believes NZHC can be a model for other health institutions, inspiring them to “treat not only the body but the mind and soul as well.”

Learn more about Namwianga Zonal Health Center and Zambia Medical Mission on the Zambia Mission Fund website. www.zambiamission.org/hospital www.zambiamissionfund.org/medicalmission

The answer to Tuesday's trivia question is Meagan Hawley. Meagan was honored as Oklahoma Christian University's Distingu...
05/30/2019

The answer to Tuesday's trivia question is Meagan Hawley. Meagan was honored as Oklahoma Christian University's Distinguished Alumna for 2013 in recognition of her work with orphaned and abandoned children at The Haven. A video featuring Meagan and the children she works with was shown at Oklahoma Christian University's awards banquet during the annual homecoming celebration. Meagan flew back to the USA for the event, but became ill with malaria and was too sick to attend. Her father, Dave Hawley, accepted the award on her behalf. Learn more about Meagan and The Haven on the Zambia Mission Fund website. www.zambiamission.org/orphancare
www.zambiamission.org/missionaries

Trivia Tuesday may be a little more challenging this week. Remember to check the website if you need some help. The answ...
05/28/2019

Trivia Tuesday may be a little more challenging this week. Remember to check the website if you need some help. The answer will be posted on Thursday, along with additional information. Here is the question:
Which current Namwianga missionary was named Distinguished Young Alumna by Oklahoma Christian University in 2013?
#triviatuesday

05/24/2019
Photos from Zambia Mission Fund's post

This video shows the steps that Namwianga Mission takes to help feed the hungry in the Southern Providence of Zambia. Thank you for watching the video.

#TriviaTuesday is here. Question: Who is the Namwianga Mission superintendent?The correct answer will be given in 2 days...
05/21/2019

#TriviaTuesday is here.

Question: Who is the Namwianga Mission superintendent?

The correct answer will be given in 2 days.

**Hint** check out the website **Hint**

Molly McCoy Harless began going to Zambia with her family to participate in Zambia Medical Mission when she was 12 years...
05/17/2019
Molly Harless - Abilene ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year 2019

Molly McCoy Harless began going to Zambia with her family to participate in Zambia Medical Mission when she was 12 years old. Later she became the coordinator of the children's classes for the medical mission. Her love for the Lord and for children are evident in everything she does. Molly was selected as Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Abilene, Texas, schools.
#zambiamedicalmission. #teacheroftheyear

Molly Harless talks about her teacher inspirations and her favorite lesson she teaches her Lee Elementary students in Abilene ISD

Hey, look it's Tuesday and that means another #TriviaTuesday question.Question: What was Zambia called when it was still...
05/14/2019

Hey, look it's Tuesday and that means another #TriviaTuesday question.

Question: What was Zambia called when it was still a British colony?

The correct answer will get given in 2 days. #GoodLuck

News from Roy Merritt's travels with the boys from Eric's House: "We stayed two days at Nsobe—Sharing meals with monke...
05/13/2019

News from Roy Merritt's travels with the boys from Eric's House: "We stayed two days at Nsobe—
Sharing meals with monkeys and ducks.
A beautiful lake—especially at sunset.
But the most exciting adventure here was making friends with real snakes and baby crocodiles!"

IT'S NOT TOO LATE to give a Mother's Day gift AND save the lives of mothers and babies in Zambia! You can honor a specia...
05/11/2019
mom — Zambia Mission Fund

IT'S NOT TOO LATE to give a Mother's Day gift AND save the lives of mothers and babies in Zambia!

You can honor a special woman in your life when you donate $10 to purchase Clean Delivery Kits (CDKs) that will be given to expectant mothers in Zambia. The kits contain essential supplies to ensure that the mother has a safe delivery and that her infant has a good start in life.

When you make your donation, Zambia Mission Fund will send an e-mail to the woman you have chosen to honor. Go to zambiamission.org/mom to donate and choose eFlowers as your method of notifying the one you are honoring.

#MothersDay #MOM

Chrispine and Chris are two of the guys traveling with Roy Merritt in northern Zambia. In this photo they are standing b...
05/09/2019

Chrispine and Chris are two of the guys traveling with Roy Merritt in northern Zambia. In this photo they are standing before a monument celebrating the surrender of German forces commanded by General Otto von Lettow Vorbeck in Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia) on November 25, 1918--two weeks after World War 1 officially ended on November 11!

General Lettow Vorbeck received word of the armistice by telegraph on November 14. He was ordered by the British command to march his troops to Abercorn, now Mbala in northeast Zambia. They reached Abercorn on November 25, 1918, and formally surrendered by throwing their weapons into Lake Chlla. This was the final action of World War 1.

The Go-Well church near Kalomo held a weekend meeting with 25 congregations attending. Nixon Siamungande reports that th...
05/05/2019

The Go-Well church near Kalomo held a weekend meeting with 25 congregations attending. Nixon Siamungande reports that there were 7 baptisms and 20 restorations during the Friday-Sunday event.

Give a Special Mother's Day GiftThis Mother’s Day, you can honor a woman you care about by providing the gift of life ...
05/01/2019

Give a Special Mother's Day Gift

This Mother’s Day, you can honor a woman you care about by providing the gift of life to mothers and babies in Zambia. A donation of $10 purchases two Clean Delivery Kits (CDKs) that will be given to expectant mothers during Zambia Medical Mission and throughout the year at the Namwianga Rural Health Center. The mothers who receive these kits do not have access to a hospital or clinic for delivery.

The woman or women you choose to honor will receive your choice of a traditional Mother's Day card (through the mail) or an email card (eFlowers).

Donate online at zambiamission.org/mom

Or donate with Txt2Give by texting "Give" to 325-313-3160
and selecting "mom".

Additional Information about Clean Delivery Kits:

Every year about 60 million women in developing countries give birth with only the help of an untrained attendant or family member or with no help at all. Many of these deliveries take place at home and often in a small hut in a remote village. An estimated 830 women die every day from complications associated with childbirth, and infection is a leading cause. A woman in sub-Saharan Africa has a 1 in 16 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth, compared to a 1 in 4,000 risk in a developing country. Around 7,000 newborns in developing countries die every day from infection. Many of these infections can be avoided when Clean Delivery Kits (CDKs) are used.

Our kit includes the following:

Bar of soap and washcloth
A square yard of plastic sheeting
Razor blade
String for umbilical cord
Sealed bag for packaging
Baby blanket
Infant sleeper or onesie
Candle
Matches
Two pairs of disposable gloves

This year our goal is 1,000 kits so that no mom-to-be will go back to her village without having these essentials for her delivery.

#MothersDay #Zambia #Women

Today is Tuesday and that means it is time for #TriviaTuesday.Question: What state in the USA is about the same size as ...
04/30/2019

Today is Tuesday and that means it is time for #TriviaTuesday.

Question: What state in the USA is about the same size as Zambia?

The correct answer will be revealed in two days.

#GoodLuck #USA #Zambia

Roy Merritt and the boys traveled by boat to a remote campsite on Lake Tanganyika.  Roy writes: “We love this isolated...
04/29/2019

Roy Merritt and the boys traveled by boat to a remote campsite on Lake Tanganyika. Roy writes: “We love this isolated, lonely little campsite. One and a half hours by boat from Mpulungu, the nearest town. No road, and even the footpaths are very difficult. We book the whole camp—so the boys can screech and holler and race around and nobody complains about the racket!”

Local church leaders arranged for a boat to come on Sunday morning to take Roy and his group to worship with the local congregation at the isolated village of Miyamba.

After the worship service, some from the church returned with Roy to the campsite for more Bible studies and baptisms. Roy writes, “ What excites me about this church at Miyamba is that they are enthusiastic, willing worshippers.” He has plans to organize an 8-day meeting just for Miyamba. “This congregation could become a powerful group if they get the right guidance and encouragement.”

The Church of Christ National Youth Meeting was held April 19-21 in Lusaka. Young people from all over Zambia gathered f...
04/26/2019

The Church of Christ National Youth Meeting was held April 19-21 in Lusaka. Young people from all over Zambia gathered for singing, teaching, preaching, and encouragement. Namwianga’s Nixon Siamugande reported that there were 10 baptisms and 85 restorations during the weekend. He added, “It is very encouraging and inspiring to see the future leaders of tomorrow and how they are dedicated and sacrificing to the Lord.”

Roy Merritt reported on his group’s camping trip in northern Zambia. They made a six-hour ferry ride across Lake Bangw...
04/25/2019

Roy Merritt reported on his group’s camping trip in northern Zambia. They made a six-hour ferry ride across Lake Bangweulu to Chilubi island to visit some young evangelists. Roy wrote, “Chilubi is a huge island, thousands of people—huge potential for harvesting souls.”

A few days later they stopped at Ntumbachushi Falls. “There are three waterfalls here—side-by-side,” Roy reported. “The spray is so thick it is hard to get a good picture without getting soaked.”

Once again it is #TriviaTueday.Question: Who is the driver of the bus?The correct answer will be revealed in 2 days. Goo...
04/23/2019

Once again it is #TriviaTueday.

Question: Who is the driver of the bus?

The correct answer will be revealed in 2 days. Good luck!

04/19/2019

Drip Irrigation is one way Zambia Mission Fund is addressing the problem of hunger in Zambia. This system uses minimal water to grow plants year round and is effective during drought situations. Please consider partnering with us and donate $25 to set up a drip irrigation system for a family. www.zambiamission.org/hunger
#DripIrrigation #Hunger #Drought #Zambia

It's Tuesday that means that it is #TriviaTuesday. Here is the question for this week: In what year did Zambia gain its ...
04/16/2019

It's Tuesday that means that it is #TriviaTuesday.

Here is the question for this week:

In what year did Zambia gain its independence from Great Britain?

The answer will be revealed in 2 days if no one answers correctly. Good luck!

Roy Merritt and the boys from Eric's House continued their camping adventure today.  They arrived at Lake Bangweulu Mond...
04/16/2019

Roy Merritt and the boys from Eric's House continued their camping adventure today. They arrived at Lake Bangweulu Monday afternoon, and the younger boys immediately jumped in for a swim. Roy reported that they saw some interesting sights along the way: ant hills that look like mud spires, fishermen in Bangweulu Swamp, and a rare herd of red lechwe antelope.

Missionary Roy Merritt is on a camping trip with the boys from Eric's House! They left Namwianga on Saturday morning and...
04/14/2019

Missionary Roy Merritt is on a camping trip with the boys from Eric's House! They left Namwianga on Saturday morning and traveled to Fringilla, just north of Lusaka. On Sunday Roy reported: "We left Fringilla about 7:00 and headed for Chibombo, about 40 miles (to attend the church service). Not enough benches. Women and kids sat on rugs. By the end of the service 97 people were there—some from other new congregations. After the service everyone literally shook hands with everyone else! A talkative old man is very active here. Folks say he is 117 years old!" Be watching this page for more updates on their adventures.

Great things happen during student outreaches! Students in Namwianga’s Christian Leadership Program recently spent a w...
04/12/2019

Great things happen during student outreaches! Students in Namwianga’s Christian Leadership Program recently spent a weekend preaching, teaching, and encouraging residents of Chaande village in the Gwembe Valley. CLD Director Wilson Siazilo reports that six souls responded to the gospel message and were baptized in Lake Kariba. Visiting teachers Rohan and Sandra Jones from South Africa accompanied the CLD group.

Today is Tuesday and that means that it is time for the first #triviatueday post from Zambia Mission Fund.Question: What...
04/09/2019

Today is Tuesday and that means that it is time for the first #triviatueday post from Zambia Mission Fund.

Question: What year was the Namwianga Christian Secondary School opened?

Each Tuesday, we are going to post a trivia question related to Zambia Mission Fund, Zambia Medical Mission, Namwianga M...
04/08/2019

Each Tuesday, we are going to post a trivia question related to Zambia Mission Fund, Zambia Medical Mission, Namwianga Mission or Zambia. You will have to check out the Zambia Mission Fund website, look on the internet or phone a friend for the answer. We hope that #TriviaTuseday will be fun for everyone and that you will learn something in the process. Post your answer to each question in the comments below. Stay tuned to the Zambia Mission Fund page on Tuesdays for the trivia question.

We will post the correct answer within 2 days if no one correctly answers.

STAYED TUNED TOMORROW FOR THE FIRST ZAMBIA MISSION FUND TRIVIA TUESDAY.

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04/05/2019

Zambia Mission Fund's cover photo

04/05/2019

Hunger has a FACE, a NAME, and a STORY. We may not know the names of the hungry, but Jesus knows each one, and Jesus knows their stories. There are thousands of hungry faces, names, and stories in southern Zambia. The area had the lowest recorded rainfall in 46 years, and crops have failed. Many people are now resorting to eating wild fruits and roots. $250,000 will be needed to provide food, dig water wells, and teach drip irrigation—just to keep people alive until next year when the rains come. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO FEED THE HUNGRY. And right now you can double your gift, thanks to a matching donation of $62,000.

Donate at www.zambiamission.org/hunger. Text GIVE on your phone to 325-313-3160 and choose HUNGER.

#HungerRelief #Drought #Zambia

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