I am Francis Chivuta, a pastor serving under New Life Giving Ministries where I am serving as the General Overseer (Bishop). However, just call me Pastor Francis.
I like sports and the potential it has to influence souls for Christ Jesus if well utilized. I did my first sports outreach training and Internship by the Ambassadors In Sports (AIS), in Pretoria, South Africa from 2009 to 2010. The training included but not limited to Ubabalo, Sports Coaching, Theological Studies, fighting Human Trafficking etc.
As I was concluding my internship in Pretoria, South Africa, I was introduced to three men, one being CSRM's Bradley Barnes, who was doing church sports and recreation ministry on the other side of South Africa. I met and invited them to come and do sports ministry with me in Zambia in 2011, and they came and served hundreds of Zambian people and churches. This created a relationship that led to know P.F. Myers, though we never met in person, but only through emails. For some reasons, we remained mute, but because God’s timing is the best to rejoin us for His divine assignment this time.
Since then, my life has been taking the gospel in a holistic way, transforming lives, reaching the unreached people, and making disciples all nations. I worked for Ambassadors In Sport in Zambia as Church Sports Ministry National Church Coordinator for Zambia from 2011 to 2013 as well as National Director for Church Sports Ministry for our church, New Life Giving Ministries in Zambia.
Kids: Alinaswe (boy)
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Current and ongoing Church projects/Ministries
April & May
Dear CSRM Family and Partners,
Thanks for your prayers, your love and support. April and May, 2020 has been a great journey connecting people with God’s love and our continued church building construction. The year 2020 has subjected me to focus my ministry on responding to COVID 19 as other ministries are not fully permitted by the government authorities. But God has been gracious to open doors of connecting His love during this crisis.
The months of April and May, has been exciting as I was putting a smile on the faces of hurting children and adults as a response to COVID 19. To God alone, be the glory for His provision and goodness and for using me as His vessel to connect the world with His love. Together, we can reach more and faster.
These two months, we have been blessed to be able to distribute:
In the last couple of months, Covid-19 cases in Zambia have been decreasing; however, its negative impact still remains high. Although some industries have opened partially and schools have reopened entirely, the Church remains greatly affected. Those that meet for fellowship on Sundays in school classrooms are still not allowed to meet, and they are the majority. Sadly, some churches have completely closed while others are seen conducting church services in the bush or in the mountains.
We have been been quite busy doing outreach and having series of Zoom meetings and was invited to preach at a certain church in the village and was glad to present the message 'The Purpose of the church'' where I presented focusing on UPRIGHT in Worship, INWARD in edification and OUTWARD in Evangelism. It was so exciting.
End of the year evaluation and plan for 2021- We had an exciting moment with the Pastors looking at what we have faired in the year 2020 considering a number of challenges due to COVID 19 and successes in the midst of the crisis. We have all the reasons to thank God in everything as the bible in 1 Thes. 5:18
3-5 prayer requests that we can join you in praying for.
1. Pray that God may give me and my leadership team divine wisdom to implement what we have put in place to be accomplished next year.
2. Pray for family strength and unity after the loss of our elder sister
3. pray that God may use more in reaching the souls next year than this year and that we may connect with more churches to open up for sports ministry.
When you give today, you are helping Francis purchase more food and goods to help the Covid Relief in Zambia as well as fund the construction and opening of at least two new churches to further reach the people of Zambia.
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The people I minister to: I minister the good news to every class of Zambian people, but regularly to the vulnerable children, orphans, youths, adults, illiterate, the disabled and poverty stricken. Their status in community also differs. Generally, Zambia is known to be a poor country as the majority live on a daily income of about a US $1 per day.
The effect of HIV/AIDS on the Sub Sahara and Zambia in particular, has left negative marks. Now the outbreak of COVID 19 has worsened the economic, social and Church condition in the land, as those who live on a daily income are ordered to be home in order to be safe. This will result in huge social challenges caused by the COVID 19, and it will take so long to rebuild the economies.
Our strategy to fulfill the Great Commission
Approx 17.35 million (2018)
Zambia is a Christian nation
in the constitution of Zambia declared by the late second republican President, Dr. Fredrick Chiluba. This makes it one of the most fertile nations for missions activities, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Though a Christian nation, it’s not everyone who believes in Christ and with Christian values. In fact, even the percentages classified as Christians, they need re-evangelization.
One of the 7 wonders of the world in Zambia - Victoria Falls
Zambia has one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls. The traditional name for Victoria Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya that means the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ and, as you can imagine, Victoria Falls truly lives up to its name. It is double the height of Niagara Falls in Canada, 108 metres in height.
Zambia is home to the Big Five of wildlife. All of Africa’s Big Five can be found in Zambia including lions, rhinos and elephants. South Luangwa National Park is a protection area for these animals.