Bishop Joe Imakando on 24th October 2010 was in Chawama, this was during the Three Days of Power conference in that Area.
 
And Pastor for Chawama branch Andrea Chigora hosted the conference which started on 22nd October, along side Pastor Shadreck Chisulo who ministering  on the first two days of the Conference.
 
The conference was a testimony of Gods awesome power as many were set free from the claws of the devil.
  
 (Above ) Bishop Joe Imakando praying for new converts  (Above) Chawama Bread of Life Pastor: Andrea Chigora   (Above) Pastor Shadreck Chisulo
 
The Conference was held at Bread of Life Church premises in Chawama. The branch has also managed to acquire land in the densely populated township where they plan to put up a church building. However, the land acquired is still not enough and the church is still trying to purchase more. Bishop Joe and Pastor Bernadette Imakando pledged to contribute finances towards the same.
 

 (Above) Bishop Joe Imakando leading New Converts in a prayer of repentance

(above): Far left Bishop and Pastor Imakando, Pastor and Mrs. Chisulo during praise and worship at Chawama Bread of Life Church

Bishop preached a life transforming message entitled: A word of Fruitfulness from the Gospel of Luke 5v1:
 
God creates seasons and we are in the season for fruitfulness. God also desires that you are fruitful. If we are to be fruitful this year, we need a word from God and we need to receive the word of fruitfulness. This word will usher you into fruitfulness (Jesus used Peter's boat but after he had finished using it he gave Peter the word to launch out and fish)
 
Three things to do to ensure fruitfulness:
1: Hear the Word of God
2: Change your mind set
3: You need a strategy
4. Receive the man of God as a prophet from God. Act on his word and you will be fruitful in whatever he tells you.

Bishop Imakando later prayed for people and many came under the power of God and about 50 gave their lives to the Lord. He also blessed and prophesied growth upon the Chawama church. The conference propelled the Chawama church into a new dimension, a dimension of fruitifulness.

Celebrations Night

Believers from all walks of life on New Year’s Eve thronged the Bread of Life Church auditorium to witness the unveiling of the theme for the year 2009.

Workers casting concrete to make bases for the Car Park at the Blessing Centre

 

In the quest to meet our 22nd December 2012 deadline to complete the Blessing Centre. Bishop Joe Imakando appealed to the congregation on Sunday 23rd September for people to respond by donating materials such as river sand, 20mm stones, quarry dust and cement.

 

The critical area of need is the drive way and car park which needs to be complete in order for us to paint external walls of the Blessing Centre.

In addition, the school of ministry, Gym, Clinic and Media are the outstanding works of putting ceiling, doors need to be completed.

 

We appeal to you to tap into the anointing of completion.

 

For donations, contact:


Deacon Luke: 0977 803 423

Deacon Mutale: 0977 422 968

Elder Machiya: 0979 415 130

Elder Lwabila: 0977 781 627

Business Discussion

Bishop Joseph Imakando had a business discussion with business persons at North Western Chamber of Commerce in Solwezi on Sunday December 7th 2008, where he was invited to meet business Christian men and women.

During the discussion, Bishop Imakando advised Christian business persons to observe ethical norms, principals and values of Christianity whenever they were conducting business.
Quoting from Deuteronomy 8:18, “remember that it’s the Lord your God who gives the power to become rich”. Bishop added that it is God who gives wealth.“As children of God maintain integrity and transparency in your business ventures, corrupt business will never last for a long time. It’s better for you to prosper bit by bit, than to acquire fast and unclean money.” Bishop advised.

And answering to a question about how believers could conduct their business in a Christian nation? Bishop Imakando responded that a nation could only be called a Christian nation if only people who were involved were Christians.
"As believers we have to lead by example, consider integrity in pricing. The pricing system in Zambia is very high. Business persons make super profits. As believers don’t make exploited prices. Also give good wages to your employees, avoid slave wages. Don’t envy those who acquire wealth by scrupulous means. Just maintain discipline in your business”.

Mean while, when answering to another question, global financial crisis, where is God?
Bishop said the financial crisis was due to greediness by mankind, and that God was not the source of the problem. Bishop assured that many nations in Africa would not feel much effects of financial crisis being experienced in America.

He further advised that, “when you see a project at hand, as a believer look for an opportunity in it, find your share. Jacob after he worked for Laban for 14 years, he thought of running his own affairs. When you start your business you will be your own boss. Business is about risk taking”.

And when answering to another question on the causes of poor performance of businesses managed by black people as compared to that by white people? Bishop responded, that colour of skin had nothing to do with poor running of businesses. He attributed this to lack of running businesses without principles.
“The problem is that when a black man has money, they want to spend it on luxury things. Be cautious of your expenditure from the profits you are making." The other thing that can support smooth running of business by black people is by soliciting for joint ventures where you put up your capital together. Also keep records in your business affairs.

And as Christian business individuals you should be able to donate to charities, according to Proverbs 11:24-25, it’s another way of blessings.

We need to change our mentality towards business. Then we will be a people who shall make a difference”. Bishop advised
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Frequently Asked Questions

How can one become a Member of BLCI?
To start with, one has to give his or her life to the Lord that is to be born again. After this, one has to through a foundation class which basically aims at grounding the newly born again believer to the basic Christian principles. On completion, of the foundation class one goes through the waters of baptism after which one qualifies to be a member of Bread of Life Church International and will then be encouraged to join one of the many ministries the church has.
What organization is BLCI Affiliated to?
Bread of Life Church is affiliated to the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia, which fellowship was established in 1964 for the purpose of providing fellowship among the evangelical missionaries serving in Zambia.
When was Bread of Life Church founded?
Bread of Life Church International was founded on 13th September 1992 with a vision of bringing thousands into the kingdom of God. The church, then located on plot 136 Chinyunyu road in Emmasdale had a congregation of 120.
Who is the Presiding Bishop of BLCI?
Bishop Imakando is currently the Presiding Bishop of Bread of life Church International. He also happens to be the founder of Bread of Life Church in August 1992, when while in Lagos Nigeria God gave him the vision that led to the birth of Bread of life Church International.

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