Monday, 21 October 2013 08:27

Women of Integrity Sunday 2013

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Bread of Life Church International Women of Integrity celebrated their colorful day on Sunday 13th October 2013 at the Blessing Centre.

Tuesday, 01 November 2011 09:55

Women of Integrity Sunday

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October 30th 2011 was Women of Integrity Ministry Sunday where hundreds of women participated in the call to bless the less privileged with food stuff.

The ministry is divided into 4 districts each with a coordinator. Activities in the districts include:

Women empowerment programmes

  • Financial schemes
  • Evangelism
  • Prayer meetings
  • Visitations

The Women of Integrity executive lead by Pastors Bernadette Imakando and Godfridah Sumaili welcomed the newly appointed women elders and deaconesses by presenting them with gifts. These women have been identified to be in areas of leadership hence the need to cover them in the blood of Jesus and the need for them to be united.    

 Presentation of gifts
 Leaders receiving gifts on behalf of the needy

Pastor B. Imakando covering women - prophetically, it means covering them with the blood of Jesus & they should work in unity

Wednesday, 22 September 2010 07:28

Women of Integrity Sunday

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Bread of Life Church Emmasdale had colorful services on Sunday 19th September 2010 as the women took charge of the services. This was during the Women of Integrity Sunday,  a day on the Bread of Life Church calendar assigned to the women of the church.

In attendance was Pastor Bernadette Imakando, the church leadership and Women of Integrity Chairperson Pastor Godfridah Sumaili.

(Left) Pastor Bernadette Imakando reading a speech during the church service ceremony.

The women congratulated Bishop Joe Imakando on his recent election to the presidency of the Association of Evangelical Africa (AEA) Southern Africa region.

To this effect, they presented Him with a gift which Pastor Bernadette Imakando received of his behalf.

Pastor Imakando thanked the entire congregation on behalf of the Bishop and the family for showing them  love and for the prayers, " As  Bishop takes on more responsibilities we are asking for more prayers", Pastor Imakando concluded.




(Left) Women of Integrity Chairperson Pastor Godfridah Sumaili




(Left) Pastor Wasikita Siame, welcomed Pastor Imakando to the pulpit. 

And the women led the congregation in powerful praise and worship.

 (Above) The Women's Choir(Above) Women taking special offerings to the alter


(Above) Mrs. Banda presenting the Women of Integrity report  Ms. Mary Ncube preaching during the service. She emphasized on the need to trust and look up to God in everything

Mrs Banda who presented the Women of Integrity report thanked the church leadership for according the women the chance to minister and serve in the sanctuary.

As a ministry, women of integrity is a fellowship that allows women to share ideas, experiences and build/strengthen each other.

The ministry (Women of Integrity) was launched on 4th March 2007. Since then it has been growing.

Women have been active in various activities at church and in the community. This ministry gives women the chance to use and discover their gifts. It has been instrumental in mobilizing women all over the country and beyond especially during the annual women conferences.

Some of the activities done by the Women of Integrity are:

1. Prayer (they conduct weekly prayer meetings in their various Districts and locations)
2. Empowerment programmes
3. Evangelism and outreach programs to hospitals and the community

4. Cleaning of the church auditorium
5. Ministry to the girl child
6. Fundraising for the Blessing Centre - building project

The Professional and Business Women of Integrity
This is a another wing in the ministry that in cooperates professional and business women creating a platform for networking and empowerment in various fields.

In this year of fruitfulness, the women of Bread of Life have taken center stage in ministry, society and in all areas of life.  As mothers of the house they have been instrumental and role models to the youths and the nation as a whole.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009 11:10

Women of Integrity Sunday

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Sunday 13th September 2009 was Women of Integrity Sunday. The women of Bread of Life church in Emmasdale had colourful services conducted by the women folk.
The anointed women Pastors preached God’s word with passion and clarity. These were; Pastor Lizzie Banda, Pastor Carol Kyakilika and Pastor Wasikita Siame.

The Women of Integrity Participated in celebrating International Womens Day with the theme: Inspiring Change, celebrating God's favour on 50years women's excellence and achievements.
Sunday, 08 June 2014 08:05

Women of Integrity Conference 2014

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Celebrating Liberty and the Lord's Favour is this year's theme for the Women of Integrity Conference, Lev 25:10, Luke 4:18-19.

Date: 4th - 7th July 2014

Venue: Blessing Centre in Emmasdale, corner of Vubu and Lumumba Roads, Lusaka



  • Bishop Joe Imakando,
  • Bishop Nelly Chikwanda,
  • Pastor Bernadette Imakando,
  • Pastor Godfridah Sumaili,
  • Rev. Collins,
  • Rev. E. Nkonde,
  • Pastor C. Kyakilika,
  • Pastor Adeloye


  • Your Time to create wealth
  • Liberty from Evil cultural practices
  • Launch of the Girl Child Ministry

For more information contact: +260 211 244 490, 0955 841 644, 0966 459 264, 0977 822830

Everyone is welcome, its FREE, FREE, FREE!


Wednesday, 30 December 2009 07:15

Women of Integrity Christmas Party

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Over 1000 women gathered at the Blessing Centre site to celebrate what God has done in the year 2009, this was on Sunday 27th December.

The Women of Bread of Life Church International on 8th March joined the rest of the women worldwide in commemorating the international women day. The Women of Integrity as the Women Ministry is called joined other women when they took part in a march along Great East road from Zesco Head office to the Lusaka show grounds. Festivities were held with various artistic act led by prominent Zambian female artists. The republican Vice President Mr. George Kunda graced the occasion.

In order to join others in enhancing the speed of the building project at the Blessing Centre and raising funds for empowering vulnerable women in communities, the Women of Integrity in District one decided to hold a fundraising dinner on Friday 25th June 2010.
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 09:32

Women Celebrate their National Conference

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There was rejoicing at Emmasdale church in Lusaka when the women convened for their annual National Conference.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011 08:28

Womans womb restored

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Mrs Wamunyima was living in southern province when she attended the word explosion conference 2010 in Lusaka,By then she was suffering from severe infection of the fallopian tubes and she could not conceive because of the condition  and by December were supposed to removed. During the conference, the guest speaker Bishop Mike Okonkwo had a word of Knowledge about her situation and declared that there is a woman who has a problem with her womb” It will not be removed but it will be made whole” just after that fluids started coming out of her and she knew she had been healed,
In December she moved to kitwe and later attended the Faith explosion conference where Bishop Joe Imakando asked people to write down two things they wanted God to do for them.Mrs wamunyima obeyed like everyone else believing the prophet of God and wrote down her two most pressing needs which were "A job and a child" As she was testifying at the Three days of power Conference she was evidently pregnant and has now got a job in the government. this she testified to the Glory of God
Among the mission churches that Bread of Life Church International has established some are based in foreign countries which includes the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and South Africa. Western province continues to dominate the survey with the highest number of mission and satellite (fellowships) churches.
Friday, 03 February 2012 07:07

We have Moved

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The head office for Bread of Life Church International has moved from Electra House in town to the Blessing Centre in Emmasdale, corner of Vubu and Lumumba Roads.

Bishop Imakando and the congregation rejoicing during the first service at the Blessing Centre on 29th January 2012.


All church services will be held at the Blessing Centre main auditorium on Sundays.

First Service 07:00hrs - 09:00hrs

Second Service 09:15 - 11:00hrs

Youth Service 11:15 - 13:00hrs

Evening Service 16.00hrs - 19.00hrs

Mid Week Service (Wednesday) 17.30 - 19.30hrs

Monday, 25 August 2014 14:10

Water Baptism at the Blessing Centre

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Water baptism is a vital part of the Christian life. It is a very necessary part of our spiritual foundation that is being built in our lives.

Monday, 24 February 2014 14:27

Water Baptism 2014

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One hundred and six (106) people under went water baptism at the Blessing Centre on 23rd February 2014.


Don Moen in WorshipUnleashing the Kingdom of God summit (UTK) hosted one praise, one worship, one night on 3rd May 2013 with DON MOEN at Bread of Life Church International - The Blessing Centre in Lusaka.


The concert attracted thousands of people from all over the country who came to worship God. The Blessing Centre auditorium was full to capacity.


Artists such as Ephraim, Pompi, Proclaim, Trinah and Emmanuel Praise turned up to support this concert with songs praising and worshiping God.

Thursday, 09 October 2008 00:00

Ushering Ministry Outing

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The Ushering department which is responsible for maintaining peace and order in church had a one day outing on Friday October 24th 2008, to Siavonga in Southern Province for fellowshipping together.
The 110 servants of God comprising of the youths, elderly men and women were led by Deacon Charles Mongo, who is ushering ministry chairperson. They had activities such as boat cruising on the Lake Kariba, a picnic, braii and games.
Monday, 26 July 2010 08:43

UNZA Three days of Power

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Bishop Joe Imakando was on Thursday 22nd July to 24th at the University of Zambia (UNZA), for a three days of power conference. The conference was held in the new dinning, the anointing and power of God was awesome and evident as Bishop ministered to the students at the country’s highest institution of learning.

Bread of life church puts much emphasis on the student ministry as it is the making ground for future leaders. Bishop has been ministering at the university since 1978.

The Conference was hosted by UNZA Bread of life fellowship under the leadership of Pastor Oscar Mumba.

 Bishop Joe Imakando Ministering at the University
 Pastor Oscar Mumba Youth and student Ministry Pastor

Bishop opened the  conference with a powerful sermon from the Gospel of Luke 15:11 on the prodigal son were he emphasised on the need to return to God.

  • God will forgive you whatever you have done - the prodigal son wasted all he on loose living, but he came to his senses and remembered were he came from.
  • There was repentance
  • He was received (the fathers heart was full of love and mercy)
  • With love he kissed him
  • Forgave him
  • Put a rob on him (A rob of righteousness)
  • Put a ring on him (Son ship)
  • Put Sandals on him (no longer a bond slave)
  • A calf was slaughtered for him (he was celebrated)

Whatever you have done Gods heart is full of mercies, return to Him and He is faithful and just to forgive you.

On the Second day, Bishop Preached on the power of a Dream - Genesis 37:5,

The world has been shaped and transformed by dreams, dreams build nations and generations.
There are dreams that come from God and when it is a dream from God:

  • It will be vivid
  • It lingers on
  • It will disturb you
  • It will generate an inquiring spirit

The purpose of this is to:

  • To encourage you
  • To confirm it
  • To warn you

You may look ordinary but you have a seed of destiny. Dreams are from God: Jacob, Joseph and Daniel, all had dreams from God.

Dreams give you direction and they reveal destiny.

But a dream can die.

  • Disappointment will kill a dream
  • Opposition can kill or threaten
  • Failure can kill a dream

You need to know that failure is not final. When you fail try again till you succeed. God has you at heart, He wants you to succeed.

In this year of fruitfulness you shall be fruitful. As you study at the university keep your eyes on the dream of having an education, cast aside all potential detours, if you fail try again till you make it. 

 (far right) Bishop Joe Imakando with some of  the students who gave their lives to the Lord.
 Bread of Life UNZA fellowship  ministering in dance
Friday, 20 February 2009 11:42

UNZA - Three Days of Power Conference

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Three Days of Power Conference scheduled for the University of Zambia (UNZA) main campus in Lusaka, ended on Saturday night February  21st  2009. The revival meetings which began from Thursday night February 19th, witnessed a good attendance of students and lecturers from various denominations.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 08:15

University of Zambia Three Days of Power

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Bishop Joe Imakando has begun holding Three Days of Power Conferences across the country and abroad for the year 2014 with the University of Zambia (UNZA) Great East Road Campus being the first to receive the encounter of God.


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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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