Nedson Zulu and Sebber Banda
The Outreach Foundation
After graduation from Justo Mwale University in Lusaka, Zambia, Rev. Nedson Zulu served as a Reformed Church of Zambia pastor and with the Theological Education by Extension program in Zambia. Since 1998, Nedson has served with The Outreach Foundation in a holistic ministry of evangelism, church planting, and community development in Tete Province, Mozambique.
Nedson is a bridge-builder. He is a Zambian living in Malawi who serves in Mozambique. He loves the Lord and is committed to equipping others for the work of sharing the Gospel. Nedson meets with the elders each year to look at the progress in the churches they are leading, encouraging them to share with others the problems they encounter and help each other to find solutions to problems. Training is a critical dimension of Nedson’s work.
Nedson’s colleague in this ministry is a public health worker, Ms. Sebber Banda. Sebber trains and encourages leaders who work in the community, assisting them to understand health issues through the use of a creative drama team. She educates entire communities on how to deal with sickness, especially malaria and cholera. She also helps them understand HIV/AIDS and how to care for infected people and their loved ones. Hygiene and sanitation are other important dimensions of what Sebber teaches. Others who share in the work in Tete include two pastors of the Presbyterian churches in the province and numerous evangelists and volunteers.
In Tete Province, The Outreach Foundation is supporting mission work that is transforming villages and the lives of thousands of people. Nedson is project manager for this effort. Evangelism teams share the Gospel in new areas. Wells have been drilled and churches built. Schools and teachers’ houses and health centers have been completed. Health education programs are making a real difference. Leadership development programs are strengthening congregational ministries. This project has been made possible through the generous gifts of U.S. Presbyterians.
Nedson and his wife, Sarah, reside near Blantyre, Malawi with their children, along with Sebber and her two children. Nedson has worked closely with the PC(USA) missionaries who have led the Presbyterian Evangelism and Church Growth program in Southern Africa.
Minimum Goal for 2016
$80,000 for support and ministry funds