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Zambia: Adding Believers, Deacons, and a Missionary

Posted November 14, 2018  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Poniso baptism 1Baptisms East and WestIn Western Province, Poniso Kuyumbana has baptized four Lozi believers in recent months. Poniso is planting Senanga Baptist Church, one of only a very few Reformed Baptist church-plants among the Lozi people. Having personally served in Western Province as a missionary, I can testify ... Keep Reading

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Ministry News from Malawi

Posted May 23, 2017  by: Malamulo Chindongo |0 Comments

profile_malamulo_cEvangelism InvolvementEvangelism and discipleship remain crucial to our work of the ministry. There has been a growing desire for involvement in evangelism among our members since last year. We have started this year by putting members of our church into small groups that go out together to evangelize. Church members in these groups ... Keep Reading

Spreading Truth in Kisumu, Kenya

Posted May 17, 2017  by: Sam Oluoch |0 Comments

s.oluoch_profileHelping Another Church Reform"In early April, we held our annual Nyamarambe conference in Kisii county, in which Pastor Sam Odeny (our church planter in Oyugis) and I ministered. Over 40 delegates attended and appreciated our ministry. By way of reminder, Pastor Andrew of ‘Christian Fellowship Baptist Church’ in Nyamarambe wa... Keep Reading

Calls for Help in Kampala

Posted May 5, 2017  by: Bill Issa |0 Comments

bill-i_profileFort Portal Asks for TrainingIn a previous newsletter, I wrote about my short mission trip to Fort Portal in Western Uganda. We had received a “Macedonian Call” from two small churches that wanted to embrace the reformed faith. I went there in February and preached the gospel in one of the two churches (photo below). In the after... Keep Reading

profile_marshal_kMarshal Kasongo is pastor of Mapalo Reformed Baptist Church in Ndola, Zambia. It was exciting to read in his recent report of another conversion, and to hear how the church was showing the love of Christ to a Jehovah’s Witness family. On another note, it was sad to hear of a serious illness in Marshal’s youngest son. Celebr... Keep Reading

New Growth for Hope Bible Church

Posted April 3, 2017  by: S. R. |0 Comments

TsholoTsholofelo Kukuni serves as a pastoral intern with Richard Raven at Hope Bible Church in Bloemfontein, South Africa.  He keeps us informed on the life of the church.  It is always encouraging to hear of new members being added to the chuch. "Even though we are not seeing as many conversions as we pray for, the Lord is adding to His church, and all... Keep Reading

n.ogallo_profileNaphtally Ogallo, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Eldoret, Kenya, shares some exciting news in his recent report: Celebrating One Year On-SiteIt was no small delight to join in celebration worship on February 5th, marking one year since the church moved to its new site. Pastor Michael Maura of Bethesda Baptist Church, Nairobi was the v... Keep Reading

South Sudanese Student Joins Theological School

Posted March 12, 2017  by: S. R. |0 Comments

s.oluoch_profileSam Oluoch is pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Kisumu, Kenya.  Here are some highlights from his recent report: Fruit of Helida’s EvangelismDuring our December annual conference, our sister Helida (Pastor Naphtally’s wife) would sit under a tree and purposely target young people to challenge them with the gospel. Out of... Keep Reading

Malawi 2016 Year-End Update

Posted January 13, 2017  by: Malamulo Chindongo |0 Comments

profile_malamulo_cAs the year 2016 comes to an end, our family would like to thank you for all your prayers and support for the work of church planting here in Malawi. The Lord has done more than what we could have asked in the last 12 months. Please receive our thanksgiving newsletter with joy in your hearts knowing that your many prayers on our behal... Keep Reading

Street Evangelism and a Suprising Story

Posted January 6, 2017  by: Marshal Kasongo |0 Comments

profile_marshal_kMarshal Kasongo is pastor of Mapalo Reformed Baptist Church in Ndola, Zambia. In a recent report, Marshal tells of an evangelistic outreach where he heard a very surprising story: “Our ongoing evangelism outreach is gaining momentum through church activities and good individual participation from the church members. We have recei... Keep Reading

Watch 8 Students Baptized in Malawi

Posted November 18, 2016  by: Malamulo Chindongo |0 Comments

"Dear Friends of Antioch Baptist Church Malawi, The Lord has been giving us amazing fruit in the area of student ministry. Our focus on evangelism ranges from university, street, house-to-house, and cell-groups, but it seems to us that the Lord has given us most fruit in the universities. A month ago, we baptized 8 students who had been attending our Bible studies on campus. As the Lord started saving some, they eventually started attending church. We were encouraged to see those whom the Lord ... Keep Reading

Marshal Kasongo: Ndola, Zambia

Posted October 14, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

profile_marshal_kMarshal Kasongo is the missionary pastor of Mapalo Reformed Baptist Church in Ndola, Zambia.  Here are some segments from his latest update.  Like some of our other recent posts, it is a mixture of progress and painful ministry. FRUITFUL WOMEN'S MINISTRY"The ladies have completed their 5 month door-to-door visitation campaign... Keep Reading

Kenya: Paul Onyango's Church Faces Resistance

Posted October 10, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

p.onyango_profilePastor Paul Onyango relocated this year into an affluent area of Kisumu where Grace Baptist is planting another church. It is no surprise that the enemy would resist as the church strengthens.  Here are some segments from recent reports to stir you to pray: A PERSECUTED WIFEOne lady named ‘Nancy’ became a Christian abo... Keep Reading

Kenya: New Members and Missionary Fellowship

Posted October 5, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Sam Oluoch is pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Kisumu, Kenya. Here are some segments from his recent report: GBC new membersNEW MEMBERSIn August, four people were brought into church membership: Joshua, Lynda, Amos and Magomere. Joshua and Magomere went through water baptism the same day, since they were led to faith in Christ through GBC’s minist... Keep Reading

Mario's Ministry Challenges

Posted October 3, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

mario_profile copyMario Maneville and his brother, Quinton, are planting Reformed Faith Mission Community Church in the Belleville South area of Cape Town, South Africa.  His updates are always interesting.  Below are some segments from his latest: PASTOR’S SEMINARWe recently held another successful Pastor’s Seminar, with well ov... Keep Reading

Testimony of Conversion from Solwezi, Zambia

Posted September 30, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Jacob & SamsonA TESTIMONY OF CONVERSIONThe past few months, Samson Mutambo (on the left next to Pastor Jacob) has been attending our church services and has received the message with deep conviction. He is currently involved in discipleship lessons and looking forward to baptism, God willing. His commitment and testimony are inspiring. Thou... Keep Reading

Growth and Grief in Malawi

Posted September 29, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

It seems that in almost every update I receive from Mala, Antioch Baptist Church is celebrating another baptism.  This is especially exciting coming from a church that is careful about genuine conversion.  However, in this report, there is grief mixed with joy: profile_malamulo_cRejoicing in More Conversions and BaptismsAs a church we greatl... Keep Reading

Update from Hope Bible Church

Posted September 28, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Here are some recent updates on Hope Bible Church's activities and growth from Pastor Richard Raven and pastoral assistant Tsholo Kukuni: profile_richard_rA Very Active Church“We are a very active church. In Sunday morning worship, we have just finished studying the book of Acts under Pastor Richard’s skillful preaching. The Lord has blesse... Keep Reading

Missing Men and Hurting Wives in Zambia

Posted July 8, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

profile_german_bPastor German Banda is always wonderfully transparent about the struggles and disappointments his church faces as they take the gospel to John Laing, a poor and densely populated area of Lusaka, Zambia.  Let this report be fuel for prayers. Missing MenReaching men is the most difficult area that I personally have come to face in Joh... Keep Reading

Praises and Struggles in Uganda

Posted July 6, 2016  by: Bill Issa |0 Comments

b.issa_profileEncouraging GrowthThe Lord is, slowly but surely, building His church in Uganda before our eyes.Through our person-to-person evangelism, brother Jovan shared the gospel with Fred, his neighbor, and invited him to come and worship with us on the Lord’s Day. After service, Fred confessed publicly that he had never heard such a gospel in h... Keep Reading

News from Kisumu, Kenya

Posted July 5, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Here are some news segments from Pastor Sam Oluoch and Grace Baptist Church Kisumu, Kenya. Sovereign Grace Teaching SpreadsSam preachingIn mid-April, we had to honour a ‘Macedonian call’ to help revive a Bible school in a place called ‘Kamagambo.’ Pastor Andrew Onserio, who has been attending our annual conference since 2013, has b... Keep Reading

New Territory: Sierra Leone

Posted July 1, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

HeartCry is excited to partner with Kabwata Baptist Church in the launch of a new work in West Africa.  Missionary pastor Emmanuel Komba is planting First Reformed Baptist Church in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  Sierra Leone has too often been in the news for tragedies such as child soldiers during the civil war and 'blood diamond' conflict, as well as the recent Ebola outbreak.  Pray that the gospel of grace will conquer the hearts of this nation. "Greetings from First Reformed Bapti... Keep Reading

Paul Onyango's Move Strengthens Ministry

Posted June 30, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

After my visit to Kenya, HeartCry answered the request of Pastor Sam Oluoch and Grace Baptist Church Kisumu to help their missionary pastor, Paul Onyango, relocate his family into the upper-class community where they are planting a church.  In this update, Pastor Paul reports on his move: "Milimani church plant has been meeting in a primary school, though this meeting place has not been the most conducive for our purposes. The Lord, whose hand is not short, brought HeartCry Missionary Soci... Keep Reading

Mala Baptizes 2 More in Blantyre, Malawi

Posted May 20, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Diana baptismDiana has been part of a group of young women that my wife has been meeting with for discipleship. She came to Antioch Baptist Church specifically seeking membership. Diana had been looking for a Bible-teaching church in Blantyre and finally discovered us. She has visited for some time and finally approached me for membership. We ... Keep Reading

Wege Shamed by Surprising Fruit

Posted May 19, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

profile_wege_sBrother Wege is a missionary pastor planting a church in the rapidly developing region south of Lusaka, Zambia.  His latest report brings us up-to-date on a couple of situations mentioned in his previous report: "Calvary greetings in the blessed name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We trust that our good Lord is caring for you an... Keep Reading

March-April Update from Blessings Ndhlovu

Posted May 12, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

blessings.n_profile“I have come to agree with the saying that I hear from most pastors that if you go into ministry for the wrong reasons you will surely fail. Since I came to Faith Baptist Church Twatasha, I have faced great and frustrating acts of sins from the church members and the community. It pains me to see or hear these things, but stil... Keep Reading

Update on New Church Plant in Kenya

Posted May 11, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

p.onyango_profilePaul Onyango is the missionary pastor of Milimani church-plant in the wealthier area of Kisumu, Kenya, where Sam Oluoch pastors Grace Baptist Church.  Paul is a gifted and dedicated evangelist.  In this report, he shares about the struggles in planting a church. "Dear Friends,We greet you in the name of Him who died that we m... Keep Reading

Malawi February Update

Posted May 10, 2016  by: Malamulo Chindongo |0 Comments

profile_malamulo_cPreaching and Teaching MinistryI am still preaching through John 15 – 16. We introduced an extra hour and a half at the end of our worship service for the Life Skills DVD. This DVD addresses subjects related to work and finances. This resource has been extremely helpful so far, showing us what scripture says about earning a livi... Keep Reading

Mario's Church Holds Month-long Open Air Preaching

Posted April 19, 2016  by: Mario Maneville |0 Comments

mario_profile copyIn February, we had our long awaited open air services. Every year we set a month aside to conduct open air services for a full month, Monday to Friday. By the last Friday, we were exhausted. It was a long and tiring month of gospel preaching, but it was good to know why our bodies felt so tired. We were encouraged thinking about the ... Keep Reading

After Sowing for 2 Years, German Banda Sees Fruit

Posted April 14, 2016  by: German Banda |0 Comments

profile_german_b“I was a sinner, but now I am forgiven.” I was so happy to meet Mr. Zulu (not his real name) again and hear these words from him. Two years ago, I was trying to reach this man with the gospel, but he said that he never wanted to see me at any time or any place. He never wanted to be told about Jesus Christ, because he said tha... Keep Reading

Former Zambian Bar now a Copperbelt Church

Posted April 12, 2016  by: Blessings Ndhlovu |0 Comments

blessings.n_profileI would like to give the interesting history of Faith Baptist Church’s building in Twatasha. This property was bought by my sending church, Faith Baptist Church Garnaton, after they felt convinced that Twatasha was a growing place and needed a church plant. Before I was even born, a man from Democratic Republic of Congo came ... Keep Reading

Ongoing Gang Ministry in Cape Town

Posted April 11, 2016  by: Mario Maneville |0 Comments

mario_profile copyGang MinistryIn December 2015, we had several meetings with gang members and with the whole gang called the “Gaza Kids.” We had one goal with these meetings – to challenge these gangsters with the Gospel and to warn them of God’s wrath against them, especially those who shed blood. As I mentioned in an earlier ... Keep Reading

Baptism Testimony from Kampala, Uganda

Posted April 10, 2016  by: Bill Issa |0 Comments

b.issa_profile“In December, we had a baptism and Alex was among those who were baptized. Who is Alex? Alex is a young man whom the Lord saved from the lion’s teeth of Miracle Center Ministries, the biggest charismatic, word-of-faith ‘church’ in Uganda. He was in the church’s dance group. According to Alex, he was miraculously ... Keep Reading

Ministry Training Resources for Bill in Uganda

Posted April 9, 2016  by: Bill Issa |0 Comments

b.issa_profileBill Issa is planting Reconciliation Baptist Church in Kampala, Uganda.  He conducts weekly ministry training classes for some men in the church, as well as men from another church across the city.  Here is his report on receiving training resources from HeartCry: "In Math 7:7, Jesus said, “Ask and it shall be given you.&rdqu... Keep Reading

Brian Mutale Baptizes Two in Monze

Posted April 9, 2016  by: Brian Mutale |0 Comments

profile_brian_mBrian Mutale is the missionary pastor of Monze Reformed Baptist Church in southern Zambia.  He recently sent this encouraging report of two baptisms: On Saturday, 16 January, we had our third baptism as a church. Two young men who have been fellowshipping with us and completed their membership class were added to the church. Eric Mbew... Keep Reading

Year-End Update from Pastor Wege

Posted April 8, 2016  by: Wege Sinyangwe |0 Comments

profile_wege_sWege Sinyangwe is planting Chimasulo Baptist Church in Chilanga, a town just south of Lusaka, Zambia.  Here are some segments from his summary report on the second half of 2015: Chimasulo Baptist Church Update July-December 2015This work continues to be challenging and exciting. It is challenging because we are working hard, by God&rsqu... Keep Reading

Naphtally's Church Moves to New Site

Posted April 8, 2016  by: Naphtally Ogallo |0 Comments

n.ogallo_profileDear Friends,After the events of the Lord’s Day January 31st, we believe it is fitting to write and send out this prayer letter to you. So what is special about January 31st? It was the first worship service held on our new church site! Ever since the church set the target of end of January for the move, it was all systems go as me... Keep Reading

Sweet Story of Grace from German Banda

Posted April 7, 2016  by: German Banda |0 Comments

profile_german_bGerman Banda is pastor of John Laing Reformed Baptist Church in one of the poorest sections of Lusaka, Zambia.  He recently shared a sweet story of God's relentless grace: "Joyce Zulu (not her real name) is married with two daughters. I don’t have the details on how old is each child is. In 2014 one of our ladies invited her, ... Keep Reading

Creative Evangelism in Choma, Zambia

Posted April 7, 2016  by: Kwenda Kwenda |0 Comments

profile _kwenda_kYouth Evangelism Through SportsWhat looked like mere sports, God has used to bring young men and ladies closer to gospel truth. About six months ago, the young people of the church, led by the pastor, capitalized on a nearby school ground. The ground has a football (soccer) pitch, volleyball pitch, and basketball court. As I passed thro... Keep Reading

Encouraging Report from Kisumu, Kenya

Posted April 6, 2016  by: Sam Oluoch |0 Comments

s.oluoch_profileHere is the latest encouraging report from Sam Oluoch, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Kisumu, Kenya: "Dear praying saints,A lot has happened since I last updated you from our end. We are fine and the Lord has continued to be on our side as we see His grace and mercies every day. Keep Reading

Lozi Church Celebrates Third Anniversary

Posted April 6, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

profile_kuyumbana_pOn February 3, 2016, Senanga Baptist Church celebrated their third anniversary. Senanga is Kabwata Baptist Church’s church plant in the most remote Lozi region of Western Province, Zambia. Pastor Poniso Kuyumbana held his first meeting there in February 2013, with 11 in attendance. During the first year, Senanga Baptist Church... Keep Reading

Update from Francistown, Botswana

Posted April 6, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

michael.l_profileHere is the latest report from pastor Michael Legodi and Central Baptist Church in Francistown, Botswana:  "Greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. It is a delight to share with you the news of our work in Francistown. We thank the Lord our God for continuing to be gracious to us, even after the reloca... Keep Reading

Update from Andrew in South Africa

Posted January 13, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Andrew Z_profileI’d love to share what the Lord has been doing here at Living Hope Baptist Church these past six months! The Lord has graciously been adding a few new families. They have been searching for a spiritual home for some time, and the Lord, in His kindness, has directed them to our church. It is always encouraging seeing the Lord’... Keep Reading

Ministry to Prostitutes and Drug Dealers

Posted November 24, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Mario Maneville and Reformed Faith Mission Community Church – 2015 Annual Report Part 2: mario_profile copyAs a popular charismatic preacher using drugs and alcohol and on the verge of suicide, the Lord radically saved Mario. He started listening to sermons from men like Conrad Mbewe and Paul Washer in 2005, and God used these men in a special w... Keep Reading

Ministry to Pentecostal Pastors

Posted November 20, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Mario Maneville and Reformed Faith Mission Community Church – 2015 Annual Report Part 1: mario_profile copyAs a popular charismatic preacher using drugs and alcohol and on the verge of suicide, the Lord radically saved Mario. (Read his testimony here.) He started listening to sermons from men like Conrad Mbewe and Paul Washer in 2005, and God us... Keep Reading

Marshal Baptizes a Converted Muslim

Posted November 10, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

profile_marshal_kMarshal Kasongo is planting Mapalo Reformed Baptist Church in the city of Ndola, located in the Copperbelt region of northern Zambia.  In his latest update, Marshal wrote: "We have been working so hard to have the church experience the first water baptism ever as Mapalo Reformed Baptist Church. On 1st November, 2015, we baptized fi... Keep Reading

Burdened for African Women

Posted October 9, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

blessings.n_profileIn his last update, Blessings Ndhlovu shared the challenge of teaching sexual purity to teens in his church and community. Blessings is planting a church in Twatasha Township, a poorer section of Kitwe, Zambia. “I must admit that Faith Baptist Church Twatasha is a small church with a lot of struggles in many areas. Since the ... Keep Reading

There are times when mission work seems difficult, particularly to those of us who are on the ground. There is often a feeling of doubt, as if perhaps we did not hear God’s call properly. Our desire is to see results as soon as possible after taking up the challenge. This has been my expectation and I believe an expectation from all of us at Mount Makulu Baptist Church (MMBC) in Chilanga, Zambia. Chimasulo Baptist Church (CBC) is MMBC’s first-ever mission work. This explains our... Keep Reading

Paul Onyango: Difficulties and Encouragements in Kenya

Posted June 18, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Dear Friends, We greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, who died so that we may live for Him. We always remember you in our prayers, so that our fellowship may continue for the glory of God. May His kingdom continue expanding through your prayer and generosity as we wait for His second coming! We missionaries cannot thank you enough for this support, but He who knows us all will reward you. Do pray for our nation; the recent Garissa attack (media news story) has left Kenya in a mourning mood. ... Keep Reading

Malamulo Chindongo: Growth and Evangelism in Malawi

Posted May 11, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Our dear praying and supporting friends, I would like to thank you for taking the time to pray for my family and the ministry here in Blantyre. I hope that you will find this update encouraging, that you will be given a better sense of our affairs, and indeed that you will even see in it answers to your prayers on our behalf. We are rejoicing in the work the Lord is doing here in Malawi! Family Update The Lord is sustaining us, and we are thankful. My wife Rachel and our daughter Amelie are b... Keep Reading

Brian Mutale: Missionary Report

Posted April 2, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

profile_brian_mFirst and foremost, we want to thank you for the support that you continually offer on our behalf, both as a family and as a church. We are grateful to the Lord for the many times you have remembered us in prayer and for the sacrificial support that you have rendered to us financially. As many commemorated World AIDS Day on December 1, Mon... Keep Reading

Matthews Fikati: Finding a Good Thing and Church Outreach

Posted February 6, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Matthews has been serving as a church planter in Chambishi, Zambia since April of 2014. In this report, he gives us an opportunity to rejoice with him and pray for him in his recent marriage, and also informs us of some of the evangelistic efforts he and the other believers are carrying out as they seek to see the church established in Chambishi.... Keep Reading

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Malamulo Chindongo: November / December Missions Update

Posted January 26, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Mala is pastoring Antioch Baptist Church in Blantyre, Malawi, where he has been laboring since 2008. Please join with Malamulo as he labors for the Gospel in this city of over a million people. Pray for him as he shepherds his family and the church, preaches through Galatians, seeks to translate more biblical resources, and seeks to better reach the lost multitudes in his city through the church's evangelism efforts.... Keep Reading

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Naphtally, serving as a pastor in Kenya, gives a report on a recent conference focusing on the themes of "Christ on the Cross" and "Christ in the Heart." He also informs us of two new church planters that have been sent out to establish churches in Machakos, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda. By God's grace, HeartCry will now be supporting these two men in their church planting endeavors.... Keep Reading

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Marshal shares about the challenges that believers are facing in Ndola, Zambia, in light of the growing efforts to promote Islam in Zambia. He shares about his concerns for many of the professing believers who are inadequately equipped in the Scriptures to discern the false teaching of Islam. He also gives an encouraging account of one Muslim man who seems to have come to a knowledge of the truth in Christ. Please pray for Marshal and the cause of Christ in Ndola.... Keep Reading

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