The two pictures on the right hand side are for the winter maize garden which was planted the previous month. The crop is growing very well as shown on the pictures. The Board of Directors have been very committed from the start of this project more especially the ones based in Chipata City.
B. THE BOARD MEMBERS INSPECTING THE MAIZE GARDEN WITH THE 3D
The Board took their time together with the Co-Directors to inspect the winter maize (corn) garden before their Meeting on Saturday, 6th June, 2020. They were happy to see the project taking shape and looking very promising.
C. THE CHICHEWA BIBLES AND CHICHEWA SONGBOOKS
We have managed this time around to buy fifty (50) Chichewa Bibles and fifty (50) Nyimbo Za Mulungu 3rd Edition.
We delayed to purchase them because of restrictions on Boarders due to COVID 19 Pandemic.
D. HILLS VIEW CHURCH OF CHRIST FIRST SERVICE AFTER LOCK DOWN
Members of Hills View Church of Christ who came for a first Church service after the lock down in March 2020.
We applied for certificate and finally they inspected the campus and allowed us to resume our Sunday Services under new normal i.e. Sitting one meter apart, wearing of face masks, washing or sanitizing hands before and after Church service and listing the names of all members that attend the service.
E. BAPTISM AT HILLS VIEW
One soul that was added to the Lord’s Church at Hills View Church of Christ. It is so exciting that even at a time of lock down souls are still getting saved to the glory of his name. He even attend the first Church Service after the lock down.
F. CBC EMPLOYEES
Employees at Chipata Bible College on one of the Monday mornings in the month of May, 2020.
A. THE COLLAPSED HOUSE The Month of October started at a very sad note where a house of one of the members of the Church at Hills View collapsed due to the heavy rainfall on the 1st of October, 2019.
We made a donation of ZMW 200.00 which is about $20.00 to help them rent a house before their home is rehabilitated.
B. BAPTISMS To the glory of God, October is one of the months where lots of baptisms have been recorded.
C. MEETING WITH THE YOUTHS We had a Meeting with the youths in order to mentor them in their Christian Walk and how they can serve God as young people. The venue for the meeting was the College Campus. We had young people both from Hills view and Mpezeni Park
D. CHALLENGES – CHURCH BUILDINGS Many congregations do not have Church buildings. It is a challenge for them to meet when it rains and when it becomes extremely hot. Pictured right is a Church structure for one of the East reach Congregations called Katintha.
Brother Joseph Nkhoma, the supported preacher for Lundazi, cycled over to help the evangelism efforts in Chitungulu area about 85 miles West of Lundazi. After conducting a successful door to door campaign there with the Church at Chitungulu Church of Christ for three days, he started to cycle back to Lundazi when his front bicycle spoke broke. He had to walk on foot with a broken bicycle for many kilometers going to Lundazi when he met two lions. I understand all he did was to stand still until the two lions decided to walk away. He had to go back until he found a village where he was able to spend the night and find someone to repair the bicycle for him. I thank God that Brother Joseph Nkhoma is alive and well today.
We have been working hard for the last few weeks and results are beginning to show. Currently we have six preachers in Chadiza area on an evangelism mission. They will be in Chadiza area for two weeks. Yesterday, a total of forty-three (43) individuals were baptized into Christ at Chikwa village some twenty Kilometers South East of Chadiza town.
A further twenty-three individuals were baptized into Christ two weeks ago at Tafelansoni area of Chadiza. This brings the number of people that have been baptized between February and March to sixty-Six (66).