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  Sabbath, July 1, 2023

First Sabbath Offering for the Missionary School of the Southern African Region

The Zambia Union Mission of the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement was organized in 2012. Not long afterwards, an important aim was envisioned in harmony with the following words of Inspiration:

“There should be decided advancement in the matter of special preparatory work. In all our conferences there should be well-organized plans for the instruction and training of those who desire to give themselves to the work of God. Our city missions afford favorable opportunities for education in missionary labor; but these are not enough. There ought to be connected with our schools the best possible facilities for the preparation of laborers for both home and foreign fields.”—Gospel Workers, p. 75.

By the grace of God, in 2021 the Education Department of the General Conference came to help build a missionary training center in Lusaka, Zambia. This helps to serve all the East African countries, since Zambia is centrally located.

In 2022, the Zambia Union Mission purchased a plot of 16.2 hectares to be used for the construction of a chapel and missionary school. The land is fully paid for and owned by the Zambia Mission Union. By having the school here, enough land will be available for students to grow their own vegetables.

“The students are in our schools for a special training to become acquainted with all lines of work that should they go out as missionaries they could be self-reliant and able, through their educated ability, to furnish themselves with necessary conveniences and facilities. . . . They should be familiar with agriculture and with mechanical pursuits.”—Testimones for the Church, vol. 6, p. 208.

Building plans for the school project have already been prepared, consisting of two classrooms, a library, principal’s office, kitchen, dining hall, dormitories for 20 students, laundry facilities and teachers’ accommodations. However, the Union Mission does not have enough money to advance the construction project. It is estimated that it will cost about $236,000 (US Dollars) to complete. We are therefore appealing to you, our brothers and sisters from all over the world, to help us realize this project. We pray that God will richly bless you as you give generously for the Zambia Union Mission School Project.

Your brothers and sisters in the Southern African Region

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