|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.