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Chewa Proverb Collection

Cim'mawa cidalambalatitsa fulu bowa.
The very early morning made the tortoise pass by the mushrooms.
(It was dark, but the tortoise was eager and took off. He did not see the mushrooms he set out for, because it was too dark.)
Proverb No 127 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Wintobola, kubangilila. / Wintobola mu linso, kubangilila.
"Don't throw things in my eyes" has to be said before it happens. (The best way of keeping things out of your eye, is to avoid the one who can throw something into it i.e. if you want to avoid trouble and bad habits that lead to it, avoid bad company. Mu kubebeta...)
Nga wamone fintu fyalatwala ku bubi, bangilila ukwikala bwino. Imicitile ya mubiyo nga yalatwala ku kubipila sosa bwangu, umwebe eshibe.
Proverb No 1767 collected by Frank Carey
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Welcome to FENZA

Our Aim: Empowering Christians in Zambia to face the challenges of contemporary and traditional cultures with openness and to encounter people of different Christian denominations, contemporary religious movements and religions.

Upcoming events

Workshop on healing and deliverance: How to deal with pastoral cases of witchcraft and Satanism

Date: 25—28 March 2019

Outline of the course

What we offer


Where we are

Lusaka (Bauleni, along Leopard's Hill Rd)/ Zambia


Faith & Encounter Centre Zambia
P.O. Box 320 076, Lusaka
Tel 0211 840 210/ 0211 840 211