Greetings in the powerful name of Jesus.
I would love to take this opportunity to thank all our friends and partners for your financial and spiritual support. The Covenant-keeping God, Alpha and Omega is a Faithful God and I thank Him for raising up people like you to begin to fill in IMC’s support needs over the next few years.
Over the past two years Zambia has experienced terrible droughts. Families have become more desperate and impoverished. This is a clear sign of the economic depression and monetary inflation in the country. 2017 is a different year regarding rainfall. We have had adequate rainfall and farmers are happy. Every blessing comes with a burden; the floods are here and the inflation continues. THE GOOD NEWS IS, THE LORD IS OPENING DOORS FOR THE INYAMBO MISSION CENTER.
There is a hunger and thirst in the region that can only be satisfied by Jesus Christ. In February, I had the privilege of going to one of the remote villages in Zambia’s Southern Province called Kachabula to talk to pastors about Live School’s evangelistic training. In addition, I had the opportunity to train five church choirs in IMC’s curriculum of developing a Biblical View of Worship. Due to the flooding, I had to walk for hours in knee and waist-deep water to get to the village community. My backpack felt like I was carrying rocks. After I had walked for three hours, an ox cart coming from a different direction, but going to a place near Kachabula, came by and, Praise the Lord, I was given a two-hour ride. I said to myself, brothers and sisters, miracles and miseries are like twins; the difference is that miracles outlast misery. I had a very significant meeting with the pastors and more than 200 choir members were trained. Please pray that the seeds which were sown would continue to receive nourishment. The harvest is plenty, but the laborers are few.
As part of IMC’s strategy, this year we move from the ministry of addition to that of multiplication. This is exactly what Jesus did through His disciples so more people could be reached as part of the Great Commission. As believers, we are now called to that mission. Our area of operation has grown, hence, calling for more strategic networking. Our target is the next generation of young pastors and church leaders who are being trained to be disciples and new church planters. Providing continuing mentorship is one of IMC’s key role as we mobilize them to train others (MULTIPLICATION). By the grace of God, IMC has many young people working with us in various outreaches including churches and public schools. My role as Director is being made more simple by rolling out Live School video training units to many churches allowing multiple schools to run at the same time. Each host church has the potential of training more than 100 students who can plant at least 10 churches in unreached communities in two years. This process has been proven by IMC since the time we started training with the Live School curriculum.
For example, Pastor Yuyi Blessings Mundia is one of IMC’s core members in the multiplication missional ladder. Pastor Yuyi is the young, vibrant Youth Director and Pastor for Mongu Vineyard Church in the Western Province of Zambia and has successfully hosted one of the Live School classes in his church. He is also a coordinator of a youth interdenominational movement called NewVine which is one of our platforms where IMC can mobilize and empower energetic youth for missions. Recently, the team was in Sefula, south of Mongu, for an outreach retreat attended by 500 youth from all walks of life. IMC is committed to reaching out to this next generation. Please pray for Pastor Yuyi as he serves with us in Live School training, evangelism and church planting and for the youth who are called by the Spirit to participate in the Great Commission.
The Lord has placed a heavy burden on my heart for neighboring Angola and He continues to open the doors for IMC. Many Angolan pastors with no formal training are running unhealthy churches. They have recognized the need for revival and training and have extended several invitations to IMC to partner with them. I am requesting your participation with IMC by giving towards this special ministry so that we can purchase 20 Live School Video Training DVDs from World Mission Center for 20 pastors and churches. A Live School DVD costs $300 including the costs associated with facilitator training and set up. Would you please prayerfully consider purchasing one or more? We believe God is calling for 20 Live Schools to be started in Angola in 2017. Our goal over the next several years is to roll out at least 100 Live Schools in rural Angola, but we need your assistance! With your support, IMC can train 10,000 students who can multiply and plant 1,000 new churches in the next decade in Angola alone. Recently Angola became the first country in the world to completely ban Islam as part of a re-dedication of the country to Christ!
Please continue praying for our current Live Schools running in the Western Province of Zambia and for the many upcoming trainings in Angola. More than five rural churches were recently planted in three months by our Zambian trained evangelists. I will be launching a third Live School Class in Mongu this coming weekend.
THERE REMAINETH MUCH MORE TO BE DONE…
Yours in His service,
Percy K. Muleba,