DMI’s involvement in Zambia commenced in 2009. The Churches in Zambia affiliated with DMI go under the name of Deaf Christian Church of Christ. There are 11 congregations though out Zambia but the two largest numbering in the hundreds are in Lusaka the capital. Other congregations are meeting in Kasama, Mpika,Lundazi, Chipata,Mkushi, Chilenje,Choma, Mazabuka,Kitwe and Ndola.
In October 2011, DMI held it’s 5th International Conference in New South Wales, Australia. One of the international delegates was Deaf Pastor Lewis Nkhoma - DMI director from Zambia and overseer for several deaf churches (200 attendees). At the start of his journey, naturally there were concerns from his family - his well educated siblings (all hearing) when they learned that Lewis had been called by God to plant a church “he wouldn’t get paid enough by the Deaf” They were right! Lewis went through considerable hardship in the early part of his ministry, washing buses for pay and slept at the bus station each night. After marrying, he & his wife had to live separate lives for the first 14 months, not having enough money to rent a room. Now they have a one room apartment and are blessed with two small boys…Blessing and Taonga (means thanks). Lewis loves to lead praise and worship in sign language.
The work in Zambia was commenced by Pastor Lewis Nkhoma
who continues to lead the work to this date. He is deaf as is his
wife. They were recently blessed with a son.