Maranatha Volunteers International’s in-country team in Zambia has been busy providing urgently needed structures and drilling water wells. So far in 2022, our One-Day Church crew has constructed 59 churches across the country. They recently raised one for the Yambani congregation, which previously met under a tree.
Another crew has started a large project at the Bethsaida Church. This church was destroyed by a January storm that resulted in multiple deaths. Maranatha asked donors to help fund a sanctuary that can seat the 500-member congregation, as well as six Sabbath School classrooms and bathroom buildings. More than 900 donors gave to this campaign, and our team has already poured the foundations for all of these buildings.
We recently completed a campus overhaul at the Emmanuel Adventist Secondary School, building a girls’ dorm and bathroom, adding six new classrooms, and six staff housing duplexes. The team made improvements to the school’s water source and supplied it to the boys’ side of campus as well. At the Liumba Hill Adventist School, Maranatha has added a laboratory building, bathrooms, and renovated several structures across the campus. Workers will soon begin the final addition: a girls dormitory.
Maranatha continues to make clean water a priority in Zambia. As of July of this year, we have drilled 127 wells across the country, providing clean water for thousands of people in need.
Maranatha worked in Zambia from 2009-2015, completing hundreds of projects. In 2018, Maranatha returned to Zambia in response to a request for more churches, schools, and water wells across the country.