Zambia Mission Fund

Revealing Jesus Through Education, Humanitarian Service, and Christian Leadership

Namwianga Christian Radio Spreads Good News

Namwianga Christian Radio (NCR) is spreading GOOD NEWS in southern Zambia. The station broadcasts a variety of news, music, preaching, and Bible reading, plus informational programs about health, education, and Christian family life.

In recent months the station has had great opportunities to influence the local community in new ways. No large church gatherings were allowed in the initial weeks of the Zambian government’s COVID-19 shutdown in March and April. Schools were ordered closed.

Namwianga Christian Radio always has broadcast Bible-based programs, but during the shutdown the station ramped up gospel messages by airing additional sermons on Saturdays and Sundays.

Evangelism and Spiritual Growth (ESG) team members Nixon Siamugande and Harrison Siamafumba found an audience of radio listeners eager to hear the Word of God. After their programs, Siamugande reported that listeners called in asking for prayers and Bible studies Some asked to be baptized. ESG team members responded to these individual requests. At least 10 listeners were baptized. Prayers were offered. Bible studies were conducted.

The radio station also aired informational programs about COVID-19 and safety protocols. Broadcasting educational programming and academic lessons helped meet the needs of students who were out of school because of the shutdown.

“The radio station was a vital part of Namwianga’s response to the COVID-19 shutdown,” said station manager Robby Banda. “Our programs played an important role in educating and spiritually influencing the community.”

Nixon Siamugande baptizes a radio listener

About Our Organization

Zambia Mission Fund oversees the work of Namwianga Mission, a 6,000-acre center for education, evangelism, and humanitarian aid in the Southern Province of Zambia. Namwianga is home to George Benson Christian College of Education, Namwianga Christian Secondary School, Namwianga Mission Hospital, Namwianga Christian Radio, Zambia Medical Mission, and The Haven In-Home Orphan Care. Zambia Mission and Namwianga are affiliated with the Churches of Christ.

"Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness."

— 2 Corinthians 9:8 —