Project Update from St John’s Seminary in Zambia
St John’s Kitwe Project Update
ABM has received an update from St John’s Theological Seminary located in Kitwe, Northern Zambia.
During the last financial year St John’s used the funds that ABM sent to purchase library books, and to provide support for the college via contributions to staff salaries, visiting lecturers, the student library, developing the degree program and towards the Information and Communications technology used by the college.
Eight students have completed their four-year training and graduated this year with their Bachelor of Theology degree in Church Ministry. All have been ordained and are now ministering in their sending dioceses. Please keep them and their dioceses (and parishes) in your prayers:
- Lunda Adamson – Central Diocese
- Ngulube Philip – Central Diocese
- Bwalya Peter – Luapula Diocese
- Mwiche Thomas – Luapula Diocese
- Musaka Clement – Northern Diocese
- Mwinga Emmanuel – Northern Diocese
- David Mwanza – Northern Diocese
- Mwenya Joseph – Northern Diocese
There are six students who are currently in their second year, all hoping to graduate in 2025. These are:
- Thomas Mbewe – Luapula Diocese
- Casious Banda – Central Diocese
- Davies Phiri – Eastern Diocese
- Banda Peter Alex – Eastern Diocese
- Mwaba Davies – Central Diocese
- Shaweza Clement – Central Diocese
Unfortunately, due to some urgently needed maintenance of some very old seminary buildings, St John’s will not be taking any new students for the 2023 academic year. Hopefully a new intake can be made for the 2024 year.
Staff of St John’s, the Rev’d Canon Francis Mwansa and the Rev’d Canon Steven Chibubi, have expressed their continuing gratitude to ABM and to our generous supporters
“We continue to be grateful for what you have been doing to help with the training of our local clergy and we thank ABM for the generous support they have given to the seminary over the years. May the good Lord continue to richly bless you all.”
ABM requests that you continue praying for the staff, the current students of St John’s, and their families. Thank you to all who support this project.