- July 03, 2012
Aglow in Zambia, through the work of local chapters, is restoring people to a radiant place of relationship with God and one another, and demonstrating the goodness of the Lord in their nation.
Located about 500 miles (800 km) from Lusaka, the capital city, the land surrounding the Aglow Zambia Mwinilunga Chapter is known for its abundant pineapple fields, and is rich with copper and cobalt minerals that attract giant mining companies to the area. When the chapter first began with only 15-30 women, there was much suspicion from the people, and church leaders felt threatened by Aglow’s presence. To dispel these attitudes, the Lord gave them the strategy to hold their meetings at a different church each month. This brought unity among Christian leaders and Christians in general. The chapter is now attracting between 200-500 women to their monthly meetings. Their success has even been noted by the National President who is bringing a team to the Aglow Zambia conference.
The Liteta Chapter has become a catalyst in breaking down denominational barriers in their region by doing outreaches. During Christmas 2011, they donated hundreds of watermelons to the lepers and medical staff of the Liteta Leprosarium. The staff members were so blessed, as they are usually overlooked when donations are being made to patients.
The Kabwe Chapter, a vibrant chapter in the Central Province, has made tremendous progress in touching people’s lives through their Moringa Tree Planting Project. The project is located in one of the town’s high density areas identified as being the most contaminated with lead poisoning. The high nutritional properties of the moringa tree contribute to increased health. To date Aglow has planted 6,000 trees in 3,000 households. This project has not only benefited people’s health, but has also improved their income through sale of the tree’s seeds and leaves. Through this project, the people are learning to develop resources that enable them to take advantage of all that God is releasing from Heaven.
In January 2012, the women of Aglow Kabwe Chapter organized packages of groceries and second hand clothing which they donated to needy people. Four buses picked up senior citizens and the physically challenged from the Makululu Compound where the Aglow Moringa Project is located and transported them to the Aglow house where they were served a sumptuous lunch. The word of God was also preached and many souls gave their lives to the Lord.Aglow Zambia is truly partnering with God for the redemption of all things according to the Gospel.