Ebed-Melech Institute so far
Evangelism conference in Katete, December 2022
Through your support, Ebed-Melech Institute has experienced a steady growth and has seen many breakthroughs and victories. Praise God!
Yet despite the gains and breakthroughs, we see the harvest remaining plentiful and we still need to continue to pray to the Lord of harvest to send more laborers. And this year (2023) is going to require more efforts and courage from all of us.
Summary of our ministry activities in 2022 and the past five years
The last five years the institute was focused on a five-year plan (2017-2021) to laying the foundation, design and establish the organization.
On November 19, 2022, the Ebed-Melech Board of Directors met in Durban to review the 2017-2021 plan and draft a new five-year plan (2023-2027). The goal of the new plan is to design, develop and implement key focus areas, including a fully functioning workforce at the Ebed-Melech Institute.
And four years ago, in 2019, the Southern Africa Christian Concern Network (SACC Network) was established with the goal of providing a platform for peer-to-peer learning for Christian believers with a common vision of reaching the unreached people groups with the gospel. Due to its rapid growth, the network changed its name to the Southern and East African Christian Concern Network (SEACC Network) in 2022, covering the East African region. The network now has around 200 members. And in addition to online chats and quarterly focused meetings, we are seeing the development of effective collaborations between members and their organizations. Mobilization work, raising awareness and discipleship of new believers among unreached people groups are accelerating.
In early December in 2022, a five-day field initiative was conducted in two cities in eastern Zambia. An awareness raising conference on evangelism for unreached people groups was held in Chipata and Katete with approximately 380 participants (mainly church leaders). it was our first attempt, and we thank God for the success of the conference.
In 2023 it is planned to continue with the unreached people groups evangelism initiative in Zambia. We are already busy preparing for a consultation meeting for church leaders, heads of theological institutions, mission organizations, Chaplains, Christian media ministries, etc. The conference is planned for June 2023 in collaboration with the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) and others. Actual dates need to be confirmed.
Meanwhile, the Unreached Peoples Awareness program for Churches in Eastern Zambia is scheduled for later this year and will focus on the town of Lundazi and Petauke. The dates are yet to be set.
We invite you to join us in prayer. Join us in fighting the good fight for the Lord to reach lost souls!
Will you prayerfully consider a financial gift to Ebed-Melech Institute today to support the Institute achieve this goal of helping churches deal with this challenging issue of inter-cultural communication?
You may give by credit card online at DONATIONS, which also describes other ways you can give.
Thank you in advance for your consideration. May the Lord richly bless you for your partnership and for your generous part in this work.