One hundred years ago, missionaries came to Zambia who brought the gospel of the Kingdom, and built schools and hospitals. Many Zambians became Christians and benefitted from the educational and health facilities.
However, they were not discipled enough to take the gospel to places outside Zambia. A few years ago OM Zambia started to sensitize Zambian churches, mobilising them to get involved in the process of raising, sending and supporting local missionaries. The response has been encouraging, but growth, exposure and mobilisation is still a top priority. Churches that have responded positively still need a lot of encouragement and nurturing. New sending churches need much more support and encouragement to be effective in the role of supporting their missionaries.