We work in Zambia
In the context of a developing country that won its independence from Great Britain in 1964. Zambia is poor in a material sense, but rich in a spiritual sense. This means that we face challenges that often times are very different from western countries. Most of our members struggle every year to get enough food on the table for themselves and their families. Also, at the same time Zambia has been declared to be a christian nation, use of witchcraft is widespread and also preaching of prosperity gospel.
We work in the Copperbelt region
An area very rich on minerals, close to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mining industry has been around for a long time, for good and for worse. The biggest cities in the region are Ndola and Kitwe, about a two hours drive from Mpongwe. As far as commerce goes, you can find almost anything you would expect from a European city in these bigger cities and towns. In Zambia there are over 70 different tribes, with many different languages, but in this area the dominant language is Bemba. Apart from these bigger cities most of this region is very rural with sometimes very poor roads.
In you want to know more about where the MBA churches are in this region, take a look at ”What we do – Churchwork” for more information.
We work in Mpongwe
In the beginning of the 20th century, Mpongwe was little more than wild bushland, known by the locals to be haunted by dangerous animals and evil spirits. Today the once small village is starting to look more and more like a town with a lively market at its center. Here you can find locally harvested foods, household articles and beautiful patterned cloth for your chitengi!
The mission compound is close to the marketplace. In this area you will find the MBA office, the hospital, the workshop, guesthouses and the Baptist church in the midst of Jacaranda and Flamoyant trees.