Saturday, July 13, 2013

2013 ET CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN MUMBWA

    2013 ET Conference to be held in Mumbwa                               

 “I send you greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Be informed that the 2013 ET Conference will be held from August 5 to 9, 2013 at Mumbwa Central Baptist Church in the Mumbwa District”  reports Zambia ET Director, Maxen Phiri.                                                                                         

This year our ET Conference will be in Mumbwa; one of the major districts in the central province of Zambia. The location of our conference will be at the Mumbwa Central Baptist Church.  The gracious host pastor is Paul Chikanwa.

The Lusaka ET Team, led by Pastor Maxen Phiri and his sons, will travel in a truck from the capital city of Lusaka with all the teaching and food supplies for the 5 day Evangelism Training classes.

Approximately 150 church leaders will be trained from the local Central Province tribes:  Lala, Swaka, Lenje, Kaonde, and Sala. 

The people of Central Province are mainly peasant farmers. Their traditional farms raise cattle and cultivate maize, millet, sorghum, cotton, groundnuts, tobacco, and sunflowers. They are hardworking, very friendly and hospitable. As a result, many tourists come to this area to visit the local Kafue National Park and the Lukanga Swamps. Animals which are commonly seen in these parks include elephant, leopard, lion, buffalo, cheetah and more than 450 species of birds.

Please lift the ET Team in prayer. May many church leaders from the local tribes attend, be successfully trained and return to their villages equipped to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  May they continue to  teach ET in their village churches, so others will become soul winners as well.  In the years ahead, may many come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord as a result of the 2013 ET Conference!

Monday, February 27, 2012

NEW 2012 ET CONFERENCE PLANS IN SOLWEZI, ZAMBIA

2011 Conference at Livingstone

Pastor Maxen Phiri, Zambia ET Director, has recently announced plans for the 2012 Evangelism Training Conference. This year the conference will be held in Solwezi, the capital city of the Solwezi District of Zambia, located in Northwestern Province. The conference will be held at the Central Baptist Church with Pastor Nelson Lundumuna hosting the 5-day conference from August 20 – 24 (Monday – Friday).

Solwezi is the fastest growing town in North Western Province due to the giant Kansanshi Mine that is situated in that area.  The mine is the largest copper mine in the world, managed by First Quantum Minerals. There is a great spiritual need in this area to reach out and share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Maxen expects 120 area pastors and church leaders to attend the conference. The ET team will include Pastor Maxen and Stellia Phiri and their six godly sons Matthew, Saviour, David, Kenan, Jesse and Nathan. Godfrey Mwale, a spiritual son of Maxen’s, will also participate. Godfrey and son Saviour are both third year Bible College students.  Lucy Mumba will also attend, assisting Stellia with the Women in Truth Ministry which will minister to the women, children, widows and orphans in the local area.

This experienced and dedicated ET Team will transport all food and training materials in a rented truck from Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, to the conference site in Solwezi. As Pastor Maxen explains, “ From Lusaka we will need to pass through two Provinces ….the Central and Copperbelt Provinces. The distance is 583 km (370 miles) which will be a very long journey. Major tribes in the North Western Province are Kaonde, Luvale and Lunda. The people of the North Western Province are very friendly and predominantly rural farmers who cultivate maize, cassava, beans, pineapples and bee keeping.

USA Partners Bob and Ann Kuefner look forward to preparing and sending all the various training materials and needs: ET Training Books, Student Canvas bags, Name Tags, Registration Materials, pencils/ pens plus the funds to feed the 120 pastors/church leaders and their families 3 meals per day for 5 days. Prior to the trip, a wide variety of nutritious fresh food supplies will be purchased in Lusaka and transported with the ET Team to the conference site.