Forgotten Voices' Mission:

"Demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ by equipping local churches in southern Africa to meet the physical & spiritual needs of children orphaned by AIDS in their communities."

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Demonstrating Christ's love in the village

Meet Pastor and Mrs. Golf Lungu, 2007 graduates of the Theological College of Central Africa (TCCA). God has been using Pastor Lungu and his wife to bring hope in the rural area of Pemba in Southern Province of Zambia, about 522km from Ndola. They founded a ministry called "Perseverance Ministry", with the aim of making a difference in the lives of the least evangelized people of their community, through their local church.

Pastor Lungu is a full time teacher at Jembo High School and also pastors a local church called Kanchomba Pilgrim Wesleyan Church, 10km from home. The Pastor says, "though it is a challenge to walk to their village church every Sunday or whenever there is need during the week, we are always happy as we know God is honoured through our service". His wife has offered their living room to run a Pre-School/Day Care ministry initiated to take care of children of teachers from the High School. She has also initiated a Tailoring School that is focusing on youths, especially the grade nine school leavers in the surrounding community. This has helped to delay girls from getting married early, as is normally the case in the village, because they are kept occupied with tailoring lessons and other related activities. In the village, farming is the main income activity of the rural peasant farmers, the Lungus have acquired some land to be growing corn, sweet potatoes, ground nuts and green vegetables for sale in times of good harvest and also for food security.

I came to learn about Pastor Lungu and his wife's ministry through the TCCA graduate network that Forgotten Voices has been part of since its inception. I met them during the Southern Province fellowship in Choma. Realizing their impact on their local community, yet with limited resources, Forgotten Voices organized second hand clothes and shoes from well wishers and sent them to their local church, Kanchomba Pilgrim Wesleyan Church. It was a blessing for widows and orphans, especially girls to receive these gifts. This fulfills Christ's words in Matthew 25: 36, "I needed clothes and you clothed me,..." This is how far your donations towards the ministry of FVI in Southern Africa goes; right in the village. And we say thank you for demonstrating the love of Christ to these people.

Your fellow servant in God's ministry,


1 comment:

Mike and Cindy said...

It was great to see your story about Pastor Lungu! We live and minister near Pastor Lungu at Jembo Mission. He is a great man with a heart for others. We live and work near him at Pilgrim Wesleyan Bible College ministered with him to High School Students as well.
God Bless you for highlighting his faithful service.
Cindy Helvie Lecturer Pilgrim Wesleyan Bible College