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The 21st International AIDS Conference was recently hosted in South Africa, with 18,000 delegates from around the world attending. The theme was: “Access Equity Rights Now”, with a call to action to reach those who still lack access to comprehensive treatment, prevention, care and support services. Sadly, little has changed in this regard since the last similar conference was held in South Africa in 2000. And today more than 60% of...

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Martin Chabala is exceptionally gifted and bright. Perhaps he’s the smartest child to pass through our Orphan program in Zambia yet. He recently graduated from High School with top honors. But he is also extremely shy and soft-spoken; and thus not always easy to know what he is thinking or planning. And so, finding it hard to communicate verbally and face to face, Martin recently handed me a letter, expressing his appreciation for the...

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Sensing the need, and seeing children going hungry, without parents, clothing or shelter, out of school and grieving, AFnet launched the humanitarian arm of the ministry; AFnetAid. That was 12 years ago. Today, we are seeing the fruit, as the first among our orphans have started graduating from High School. Some even through College and University! Our hearts are filled with joy and admiration for the effort of each child, as they...

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Approached by a beggar for a handout, one of my team members asked the man whether he knew Jesus. “Of course! I attend the ‘Thing-A-Mi-Jig’ church!” Sadly, I’m reminded that, a ‘Thing-A-Mi–Jig’ Gospel’ aptly describes an understanding of the Gospel shared by many African Church leaders who have had very little or no training in Scripture. In reality, a large percentage of African church leaders have had no Bible training. People...

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While doing research on the state of the Church across southern Africa some years ago, one of the questions I put to pastors and Christian leaders, was: “How many books have you read over the past year!” I was surprised and abhorred to learn that the average pastor reads two or less books per year. When comparing statistics I was not surprised then to also find that those pastors and leaders who liked reading, and who tried to read at...

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Africans are turning to Christ in record numbers. Where there is anarchy, tragedy, and every imaginable onslaught from the Evil one; causing injustice, oppression, and opposition to the proclamation of the Gospel; there people become more susceptible to a message of hope! Recently, one of our young pastors was murdered. His preaching was considered “bad” for “business” by a feared witch doctor.  Many who heard Chrispin preach, were...

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