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Malachi 1:11

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

africa_german_bGerman Banda pastors the Reformed Baptist Church in John Laing, a densely populated and poverty-stricken area of Lusaka, Zambia. In his report two months ago, he told us about a special lady, Sister Iverse, who is assisting him with teaching children’s Sunday school for ages 10-15. He wrote: “Iverse does not know how to read an... Keep Reading

Meet our Newest Zambian Missionary

Posted March 10, 2017  by: S. R. |0 Comments

joshua-l_profileFor many years the Reformed Baptists of Zambia have desired to establish a church in Northern Province. That desire is finally being fulfilled through missionary pastor Joshua Lungu. Joshua is a native Zambian who spent the last several years in South Africa. He served in Mowbray Baptist Church in Cape Town while completing a degree in Bi... 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

Electronic Tools for Zambian Pastors

Posted November 17, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Through the generosity of our donors, HeartCry is able to equip missionary pastors with much-needed tools to strengthen their ministry.  Recently, we purchased laptops and cameras for four pastors in Zambia.  In addition, Pastor John Skaggs and Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Globe, Arizona wanted to do something special for our missionaries.  They purchased dozens of copies of the Bible-study software, Online Bible, for distribution to our indigenous pastors.  We are grate... 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

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

Theological Training Done Well in Zambia

Posted August 31, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

“Would HeartCry consider helping fund another ministerial college in Zambia?” This was the question posed to me by Pastor Conrad Mbewe during my January visit to Zambia. We were already partnering with Lusaka Ministerial College in their training of low-income pastors in the capital city and rural Lozi pastors in Western Province. Now Pastor Conrad was asking us to consider an additional partnership with Copperbelt Ministerial College in Ndola. Of course, HeartCry’s financial ... 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

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

Simon's Experience as a Kabwata Intern

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

conradAt HeartCry, we never grow tired of talking about the remarkable Reformed Baptist movement in Zambia, Kabwata Baptist Church, and Pastor Conrad Mbewe. But don’t just take our word for it. Below is the testimony of Simon Patilo, in which he speaks of his experience in the internship program at Kabwata. According to Pastor Conrad, Simon al... 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

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

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

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

January 2016 Trip - Destination 4: Lusaka, Zambia

Posted February 24, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

On Sunday, January 24, we visited two church plants in the Lusaka area. In the morning, we visited Pastor Wege Sinyangwe, who is planting a vernacular-speaking church in Chilanga, a town just south of Lusaka. The schoolroom where they meet was filled with a healthy mix of men, women, young people, and children. The schoolroom was also filled with Wege’s booming voice as he preached from the book of Acts with great conviction and enthusiasm. Though the singing and preaching was primarily in... Keep Reading

During the three years that Joyce and I lived in southern and western Zambia, we regularly heard about the Copperbelt region of northern Zambia, but we never made it north of Lusaka. At last, we finally were able to visit there. As the name suggests, this is where most of the copper mining in Zambia is located. The region is currently experiencing economic hardship, but has known periods of prosperity in the past. The Reformed Baptist movement has a long history in cities such as Chingola, Kitwe... 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

Please Pray for Pastor Sunkutu

Posted October 29, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Kennedy SunkutuDear Brothers and Sisters, Please pray for Pastor Kennedy Sunkutu of Kafue, Zambia.  We recently received the sad news that Brother Kennedy is in the advanced stages of kidney failure.  He is in desperate need of a transplant or faces dialysis for the rest of his life.  Kennedy is a good and faithful servant of Chri... 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

Farewell (of sorts) to a Faithful Church-Planter

Posted October 1, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

profile_curtis_cThis month HeartCry must remove one of our Zambian church-planters from missionary status. Of course, this is the sort of removal we rejoice in doing. He is not being removed as a missionary because of immorality or misconduct. He has not disqualified himself at all, but just the opposite, he has proven that he is gifted and qualified to ... Keep Reading

First Graduation of Lusaka Ministerial College

Posted September 14, 2015  by: Conrad Mbewe |0 Comments

Below is an email from Pastor Conrad Mbewe announcing the first graduation of the Lusaka Ministerial College, an institute supported by HeartCry for the training of indigenous pastors in Zambia. Dear friends, The first graduation ceremony of the Lusaka Ministerial College took place on Thursday 27th August 2015 during the Zambian Reformed Conferences. The LMC targets the poor densely populated areas of Lusaka, where half to two-thirds of people in Lusaka live. These are unplanned areas with h... Keep Reading

Our Third New Addition

Posted September 11, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

kennedy.k_profileIn June 2015, Kennedy was ordained and sent out by Kabwata Baptist Church to plant a church in Chamba Valley.  This is a new and rapidly growing middle to upper-class area of Lusaka, where the city is expanding to the north. There are very few churches in this area. To read more about Kennedy (his conversion testimony, call to min... Keep Reading

Meet Another New Zambian Missionary

Posted August 28, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

blessings.n_profileThe second new missionary added in Zambia this month is also part of the growing wave of "vernacular" (native language) church plants among the Reformed Baptists of Zambia.  Blessings is a 2014 graduate of Kabwata Baptist Church’s pastoral internship program, and has a Bible degree from Central Africa Baptist College. Fai... Keep Reading

New Zambian Missionary Introduction

Posted August 18, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

sangwani.m_profileIn this post, we introduce the first of three new missionaries in Zambia. Sangwani Mtika recently completed a pastoral internship under Pastor Ngoma at Calvary Baptist Church in Chipata. Chipata is located on Zambia’s eastern border with Malawi. In June 2015, Sangwani was ordained and sent by Calvary Baptist to plant a church in... 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

Africa Points for Prayer: May/June

Posted June 9, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

1. Please pray for Pastor Malamulo Chindongo in Malawi. The church he pastors in Blantyre, Antioch Baptist Church, has recently seen significant growth (praise the Lord!), and this has highlighted their need for more elders, as Mala is currently the only one. Please ask the Lord to raise up godly men within their church body who are capable (by God's grace) to help lead and nurture the flock there. In the meantime, pray that the Lord would supply Mala and his family (wife Rachel and baby daughte... Keep Reading

Matthews Fikati: Thus Far the Lord Has Led Us!

Posted May 22, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Greetings to you in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. With a heart full of gratitude to the Lord, I would like to update you on the workings of God in the life of the church here in Chambishi. Church History It is humbling and encouraging to realize that Chambishi Central Baptist Church is now more than one year old. Our outreach efforts began around this time last year. I must confess that it was not an easy process, because most of the church members from the sending church had dou... Keep Reading

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Tags: Matthews Fikati, Zambia, Chambishi

Africa Points for Prayer: April

Posted April 8, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Warm greetings in the Beloved, my dear brothers and sisters. Once again, it is my privilege to be able to share with you a few specific prayer needs from some of the pastors laboring across the vast continent of Africa. 1. Pastor Malamulo Chindongo in Malawi asks for prayer for himself as Antioch Baptist Church grows, that he would be faithful to his flock in preaching, discipling, and shepherding. Mala also asks for prayer for the congregation he is pastoring, as they have begun to be more int... 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

Missionary Interview: Matthews Fikati

Posted September 9, 2014  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

The following video is an interview with new HeartCry missionary Matthews Fikati from Chambishi, Zambia, which took place in July. In this video, Matthews tells us about the newly planted church which he pastors, Chambishi Central Baptist Church, and explains both the challenges and the advantages of ministering in the town of Chambishi. We hope that you will be encouraged by this video and that the prayer requests Matthews presents will spur you on to pray for him and the young church. ... Keep Reading

Missionary Interview: Marshal Kasongo

Posted August 21, 2014  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

The following video is an interview with HeartCry missionary Marshal Kasongo from Ndola, Zambia, which took place in July. In this video, Marshal allows us to have a quick view of his ministry as pastor of Mapalo Reformed Baptist Church and tells us how the Lord used the doctrines of grace to change his life and teaching. We hope that this video will encourage you in spirit and will allow you to pray more specifically for Marshal and the brethren he serves in Ndola. ... Keep Reading

Africa Coordinator Trip Update

Posted July 18, 2014  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Group Greetings brothers and sisters! HeartCry board member Anthony Mathenia, former HeartCry coordinator and missionary Sean Reece, and I departed for Africa early on the morning of the 14th in order to visit with a number of our missionaries here. Several plane rides later, we finally arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, on Tuesday the 15th. Our time here has been... Keep Reading

Work Among the Lozi

Posted September 20, 2013  by: Marc Glass |0 Comments

A few years ago, HeartCry sent out the only western missionaries we have worked with to the Lozi people in the Western Province of Zambia. The Reece brothers lived and worked among the Lozi for approximately three years before being led to return to the U.S. Their involvement with this rural tribe helped to fuel a desire in Kabwata Baptist to reach out to this region with church planting efforts. The following is from a June 2013 email from Pastor Conrad Mbewe on what is currently happening in the Western Province.... Keep Reading

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Tags: Kuyumbana Poniso, Lozi, Zambia

Pictures of the Lozi

Posted September 17, 2013  by: Marc Glass |0 Comments

The following pictures are of various scenes around the Western Province of Zambia, which is primary inhabited by the Lozi people.... Keep Reading

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Tags: Lozi, Zambia, Kuyumbana Poniso

Jacob in Zambia: Snapshot of a Church Plant

Posted September 10, 2013  by: Marc Glass |0 Comments

Jacob Mwila is a church planter sent out of Central Baptist Church in Chingola to Solwezi, an area in the northern part of Zambia. Solwezi is the last provincial capital in Zambia to receive a reformed Baptist church. Jacob has been laboring here for approximately one year and his work presents us with a clear picture of what church planting in Zambia, with its challenges and struggles, looks like.... Keep Reading

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Tags: Jacob Mwila, Zambia

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