|The Truss with a span of 32metres and weighing 10 tons being hoisted up by a 50 ton crane to its fitting place. |
|Left: Elder Anderson Malumo (Project Manager), gave an update on the current activities at the Blessing Centre.|
Two main types of works have been undertaken, the first one being:
1. Steel fabrications
A truss for the pulpit area and has been fabricated and installed successfully.
Six major trusses have been made and lifted. A ring to hold the trusses is being fabricated. Fabrication of 36 trusses for the area around the auditorium has commenced of which 12 have already been made.
2. Concrete Works
The ring beams around the Auditorium will soon be completed; the main entrance concrete slab has been done.
The project has been funded by the local church and other well wishers mainly from within Zambia.
Left: Bishop Joe and Pastor Bernadette Imakando
We believe that in our life time, God has entrusted us with a project to build Him a House of worship, a structure that will reflect His beauty and glory.
In view of the rapid growth, it became necessary for the church to acquire a larger extent of land for the purpose of constructing a building with a greater capacity that can accommodate the growing numbers.
It was desired that the new church building be a multi-purpose facility that would meet the functional and operational requirements of church members with diverse social and spiritual needs that will extend to the benefits of the general community.
As a result, the church purchased a 5 acre plot of land in Emmasdale situated at the corner of Vubu and Lumumba Road and construction works are in progress.
It has been planned that the development should be undertaken and completed within 16 months to enable the church move into the new premises.
Whilst the church could have financed the project in full, it is necessary however, to avoid a prolonged construction period which may result in cost overruns and congestion of the current premises which have become inadequate to accommodate the growth in membership.
Once the building is constructed, beneficiaries will emanate from all social levels of our society such as individuals and groups of people or communities, private and public organizations and non-governmental organizations. Further, it is expected that benefits of this infrastructure, will also be expected to the local municipality and the government in general.
Your giving to the building project will greatly accelerate it implementation and physical completion. BLCI is therefore asking for your financial support so that together we can complete a multi-purpose building complex which is currently under construction.
Your giving to this building project will bless others and you in turn will be blessed beyond measures.
The church history
Bread of Life Church International (BLCI) was born from a prophetic word on 13th September 1992 from a small Baptist Church with 120 members situated at plot number Chinyunyu Road in Emmasdale, Zambia.
The prophetic word ‘Iam giving you thousands, you will possess the land and feed the people with the Bread of life’ was later transformed to ‘Bringing thousands into the Kingdom’ which was in line with the church’s vision.
The prophetic word has proved to be the power of God behind Bishop Imakando’s work as the church keeps on growing rapidly over the years from 120 to 9,500 members, whose composition includes people of different classes.
The church cuts across different cultures, creed and colour embracing nationalities from various countries in line with its international status.
To date, the church has established 85 mission churches in Zambia with 4 based in foreign countries. Apart from that, Bread of Life also runs a weekly television ministry called ‘Hour of Blessing’.
Bread of Life is also composed of various ministries, Primary and Basic Schools, School of ministry etc.