Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ciyanjano Christian Campgrounds - Our Ministry with ACTION Zambia

“Ciyanjano” means “fellowship” and that is what this Christian campground and conference center is all about. ACTION Zambia has developed a 20-acre property on the west side of Lusaka (Zambia’s capitol city). Our mission is to provide churches from the slums of Lusaka with an affordable facility for Christian camps and conferences.

Currently Ciyanjano has a conference center called the Ripley Center available for day-long or overnight retreats that can sleep between 15 and 30 people. Zambian churches utilize this center for leadership and prayer retreats, conferences, or trainings. Located within a walled area shaded with flowering trees, the Ripley Center is a peaceful and quiet place for Zambian church leaders to get away from the crazy bustle and pressing needs of Lusaka. In addition, ACTION Zambia also uses the Ripley Center to host short-term teams or our own conferences and events.

We've also developed a campground on the property that can serve Zambian church groups of up to 150 people. The campground has a large outdoor chapel, two classrooms, five camping chalets, an outdoor kitchen, a large restroom and shower building, and a playground. This campground is a popular spot for youth and children’s camps and church-wide retreats. We've partnered with groups like AWANA Zambia to make the most of this versatile facility.

Ciyanjano Christian Campgrounds is run by ACTION Zambia Ministries, a field of ACTION International Ministries. Our goal is to work closely with and encourage the Zambian churches working in the slums of Lusaka, and to spread the good news about Jesus Christ. In order for Ciyanjano to remain affordable for the churches we work with, we rely on the generosity of donors like you.