ZAMBIA CRUSADE and SEMINAR REPORT 2005
Volume XXXXII No. 11 (loading time: 1:27mins via 56K modem)
Central Africa is an African country that we had flown over many
times. In 1966, when Marge and I drove through what was once
Southern Rhodesia and elephant country in our old Volkswagen beetle,
to the most beautiful falls in the world, we could look across the
falls and see Zambia. I told Marge then, that one-day we would
preach there and God would give us many souls. It took a long
time, but we finally did go.
Thousands of Zambians attend the crusade and stand for hours.
Tony leads hundreds to Christ in crusade.
Praise God, He gave us a
great crusade with several thousands of people attending!
Although God confirmed His Word under both Harley Fiddler’s and our
ministry, the greatest thrill was to see a cloud of dust rise high
in the air because literally hundreds of people ran forward when I
invited them to come forward, repent and receive the Living Christ.
Tony and Marge even
though tired still can wave!
Marge was given a new
title after teaching the ‘Ladies Seminar.’ Many called her ‘Mama’
but the title became ‘The First Lady of the Seminar.’
One of her sessions
to the ladies was three and half-hours long. Wow! They called Harley
the ‘Professor,’ and me the ‘Evangelist.’
Both our open air mass
crusade and worker’s seminar were held in Mufulira, Northeastern
Zambia. We were only a few minutes drive to the border of DRC,
We had about 150 workers to teach and plant our ministry via
the Word into them. They were like thirsty sponges. The leaders were
very attentive to every word. We were very busy having four meetings
per day. One of the subjects I taught on was ‘Hands.’ (You can find
the outline here.) After teaching, we laid hands on 150
plus of them. Different ones said that after the teaching and hands
having been laid on them, they felt God had given them a ‘special
gifting.’ The gifts of the Spirit flowed through both Brother Harley
and myself. All Glory to God!
Harley Fiddler has a special word for Pastor
& Associate Joey Chetty.
Tony lays hands on a few, about 175 people.
The people of Zambia are the friendliest people we have encountered
in Africa. Also, unlike some other countries in Africa, no one was
continually putting out their hands and asking for things, even
though their needs were great. We gave wherever it was possible to
This does not mean that we did
not have some opposition from the devil. The first night of the
crusade someone cut the power line to the whole area. We were not
able to minister that first night. However, God moved in the
following days in a wonderful way.
Zambia once had a strong economy,
their money on par with the English pound. Now their ‘Kwacha’ is
about 9,000 to the UK pound, 5,000 to the US dollar and 4,000 to the
Our crusade and seminar cost about $2,500 US and if
you convert it to their money, it cost K12,500.000.00. They have no
coins and their paper money is in the worst condition I had ever
seen and we have seen some beat up money in quite a few countries.
The conditions in Zambia are extremely poor. Zambia has been a
refuge for tribes of various backgrounds for centuries. Many
refugees from wars and famine have found their way to Zambia and
Zambia Ministry Team, Tony & Marge Abram,
Joey Chetty, Johann Brink & Harley Fiddler.
Marge helps Tony pray the Prayer
Tony gives the seminar a special
from the Lord
Tony, Harley & Joey lay hands
on the workers in seminar.
There are 72 different languages spoken in this small country,
(Population 11,261,795) but English is the official national
language. (The USA does not yet have an official language.) The
people are very poor, wages are about 30 to 60 US dollars per month
for the working class and gasoline is over 5 dollars per gallon. Now
it will be even higher.
One sad note was that Winnie, who served us breakfast each morning
at the guesthouse where we stayed, we found she would eat what we
left as scrap on our plates. Sometimes we do not know how blessed we
are. We found she was not allowed to eat out of the kitchen. I
think if she did not eat all the scraps we had left, she would take
it home to her family.
Hundreds of Zambians coming to
receive Jesus, the Saviour!
Laying hands on the workers in
When we flew out of Zambia, our plane was late due to the fact that
there was no fuel at our airport. It had to stop along the way in
Lusaka, the capital, to fuel up so that it could fly us out and back
to South Africa. Pastor Joey Chetty and his associate Johann Brink
(called the shadow) of South Africa did the preparations with the Mufulira, Zambia Ministers Fellowship for our ministry. Joey is our
most recent associate evangelist working with us in African
The joy of having the pain leave
her body shows!
The pain is gone. She can now
lift her arm. PTL!
Her jaw and teeth are healed by
His back is healed!
Arriving in South Africa, we flew on one of the world’s largest
jet airplane, the ‘747’ and we flew out of South Africa to Zambia on
one of the world’s smallest jet used for commercial use. We do not yet know
when we shall return to Zambia, but we will in God’s time. They want
us to return right away. However, as always, we want to be led by
the Lord. We want to be in God’s place in God’s time.
Marge teaches pastor’s wives.
Hundreds lay their hands on
hearts to receive Jesus!
Over 150 leaders attending
seminar now praise God for His Word!
We rented Hindu hall for seminar!
Please continue to pray for Africa and for us. God bless you. Your
missionary evangelists, Tony & Marge Abram.