- Tuesday, 14 August 2012
It was a joyous afternoon for Lusaka West Bread of Life branch church, when Bishop Joe Imakando officially opened and consecrated the new church building on Sunday 12th August 2012.
- Monday, 17 August 2009
Bishop Joe Imakando on Thursday 14th August 2009 was at University of Zambia Ridgeway campus ministering to medical students and others from Lusaka School of Nursing.
- Friday, 06 August 2010
Bishop Joe Imakando was on Thursday 5th August 2010 at University of Zambia Ridgeway Campus to minister to the medical and nursing school students. This was during the 'Two Days of Power Conference' hosted by Bread of Life Church, Youth and Student Ministry Pastor Oscar Mumba and the Ridgeway Campus Fellowship.
The Bishop takes special interest in students at institutes of higher learning as they are the future leaders. It’s with a deep passion that he always makes time to minister to them.
| (Above) Bishop Joe Imakando Preaching at UNZA Ridgeway Campus|| (Above) Pastor Oscar Mumba |
He preached a life changing sermon entitled “The power of rejection” from Judges 11v1-8 (the story of Jephthah ) Who went through rejection because he was a child born out of wedlock and according to Jewish culture he was an outcast, an embarrassment to his siblings.
Rejection is common to all: School, Business, family and social life
In the Bible, people like Moses, Joseph and even Jesus were all rejected at one time or another.
There is power in rejection:
Jephthah discovered that man could not define him. Jephthah had a negative background: He had a different mother and was born out of wedlock because of this his brothers rejected him. He was rejected because his brothers were embarrassed of him
When people are rejected they:
- Usually never forgive the people who rejected them
- Would want to revenge
- Nurse grudge
How do you respond to rejection?
- Forgive them
- Pray for them
- Don’t revenge (vengeance belongs to God)
The Power of Rejection
- The place of rejection became the place of acceptance
- The place of rejection became a place of discovery. Jephthah discovered his leadership qualities.
- It became a place of preparation
- The place of rejection became the place of revelation
- It became a place of reigning
- The purpose of God was fulfilled
Jephthahs coming back
- He left in shame but came back in honour
- Left in the cover of darkness he came back in broad day light
- He was born to be leader
No man can define you; your background can not define you and what you will become in life.
|(Above) UNZA Ridgeway Bread of Life Fellowship praise team||(Above) Bishop Imakando praying for a student|
When closing the Bishop took time to pray for them, breaking the spirit of rejection in their lives.
- Wednesday, 29 June 2011
|(Above) Pastor Amoni, the General Secretary of EFZ flanked by Bishop Joe Imakando and other men of God praying for late second republican President FJT Chiluba |
|(Above) Bishop Joe Imakando viewing the body of the late former president|
|Bishop Imakando answering questions from Journalists at Mulungushi Conference Centre after he viewed the body of the late former President|
On Monday 27th June Bishop joined the Clergy comprising of Chaplains from Defence forces, Christian Council of Zambia, Evangelical Fellowship, Zambia Episcopal Conference and others in the funeral service of the late president. Bishop led in intercession for the family at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.
Dr. Chiluba was an advocate for multiparty democracy, ruled Zambia for 10 years from 1991 to 2001, during his reign he declared Zambia a Christian nation and liberalised the economy.Thousands of people including Mr. Rupiah Banda the current President of Zambia, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda the first president, others included the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila, Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tshwangirai and former Tanzania head of state Benjamin Mukapa to mention but a few. And people from all walks of life came to pay their respect to the former head of state.
Doctor Chiluba's death is a loss to the whole nation, it has lost a man who stood for what he believed in and proclaimed the name of the Lord in the land inspite of his high office.
- Friday, 28 September 2012
Bishop Joe Imakando launched a Bread of Life Church International branch in Bournemouth, United Kingdom in the month of September 2012.
The local pastor is Morris Chibamba.
Bishop Imakando at Blci Bournemouth church
Bishop Imakando (l), with Pastor Chibamba
The church address is Talbot View Community Hall
And email address:
The resident Pastor's Contact numbers are:
Pastor Morris 07737088934
Sister Grace 07878056158
- Tuesday, 07 October 2014
Bread of Life Church International (BLCI) and well wishers gathered at the Blessing Centre in Emmasdale, Lusaka, Zambia on Sunday 5th October 2014 to rejoice with God’s choice servant Bishop Joe Imakando who turned 60 years on Saturday 20th September 2014.