January 7, 2015

Zambia Lusaka Mission

Free resources about the Zambia Lusaka Mission:

Zambia Lusaka Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Lusaka Mission. We try to keep this information up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.

Zambia Lusaka Mission
Plot No. 14038
Katima Mulilo Road
Lusaka, Zambia

Phone Number: 260-9-7336-9895
Mission President: President Inoke F. Kupu

Zambia Lusaka Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the Zambia Lusaka Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Lusaka Mission:

  1. Log into your LDS account here.
  2. Click here.

Videos with Zambia Lusaka RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Zambia Lusaka Mission.  We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.

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LDS-Friendly Videos about Zambia

Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Zambia. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Zambia, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.

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Zambia Lusaka Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Zambia Lusaka Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.

*Send your missionary a gift (mission-specific shirts, ties, Christmas stockings/ornaments, pillowcases, etc.)

Zambia Lusaka RMs lifey.org/zambia-lusaka-mission 2017
President & Sister Erickson leifandlindainzambia.blogspot.com 2016
President & Sister Erickson zambialusakamission.weebly.com 2016
Sister Allison Bingham sisterbingham.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Lindiwe Chibase sisterchibase.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Maren Thueson sisterthuey.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Grant Hiltbrand eldergranthiltbrand.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Colton Welling elderwellingzambia.blogspot.com 2016
Elder & Sister Salmon 18monthsinzambia.blogspot.com 2016
Elder & Sister Beal georgeandcarolemalawibeat.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Neicia Browning sistaneiciabrowning.wordpress.com 2015
Sister Carly Falco sisterfalco.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Anna Rasband sisterrasbandinzambia.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Krystal Scott sisterscott.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Michaela Proctor sistermichaelaproctor.blogspot.com 2015
Elder John Ford elderjohnford.blogspot.com 2015
Elder & Sister Reynolds reynolds-meander.blogspot.com 2015
Elder & Sister Bingham binghamsinzambia.blogspot.com 2015
Elder & Sister Skidmore dkskidmore.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Zackary William missionsite.net/elderzackarywilliam 2015
Sister Dominica Maznio wheninzambia.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Chelsea Gehring sisterchelseagehring.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Marissa Getts aworldawaiting.blogspot.com 2014
Elder & Sister Bullock thebullocksinmalawi.blogspot.com 2013
Elder & Sister Shields shieldsinzambia.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Taggart Williams eldertaggartwilliams.blogspot.com 2013
Elder & Sister Bowers handinhandtodrcongo.blogspot.com 2013
Elder & Sister Louthan louthansinafrica.blogspot.com 2013
President & Sister Padovich padovichsinafrica.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Addison Shurtz missionsite.net/elderaddisonshurtz 2012
Elder Joshua Cook missionsite.net/elderjoshuacook 2011

Zambia Lusaka Mission Groups

Here are Zambia Lusaka Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Lusaka Mission.

  1. The Great Zambia Lusaka Mission Group (187 members)
  2. Zambia Lusaka Mission Facebook Group (47 members)
  3. Padovich’s Zambia Lusaka Missionaries Group (46 members)
  4. Zambia Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (7 members)

Zambia Lusaka Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Zambia Lusaka Mission!

Shirt designs include Lusaka Mission logo/emblem shirts and Called to Serve shirts. The shirts make great gifts for pre-missionaries, returned missionaries and missionaries currently serving. LDS Mission shirts come in all sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, up to 4XL.  The mission designs are printed on white shirts and are shipped to you.

*Simply click on a shirt design to view the details and submit an order. The designs on mission t-shirts may also be printed on other LDS mission gifts, including: Lusaka missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Lusaka Mission gifts

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Zambia Lusaka Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Lusaka Mission.

  1. 2016-2019, Inoke F. Kupu
  2. 2013-2016, Leif J. Erickson

Zambia and Malawi LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 3,359 (Zambia), 1,931 (Malawi)
  • Missions: 1 (Zambia)
  • Temples: 0
  • Congregations: 12 (Zambia), 8 (Malawi)
  • Family History Centers: 2 (Zambia)

Helpful Articles about Zambia

Coming soon..

Zambia Lusaka Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Lusaka RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

When did you serve?

  • September 2012 – May 2013 (Cassie)
  • April 2013 – November 2013 (Kelsey)
  • 2014 (Kaitlyn)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Bananas mushed on rolls, fried chips (potato wedges) with tomato sauce, and the grilled maize cobs. (Cassie)
  • Well there isn’t much variety in Malawi, but definitely NOT the fish. I did love the ground-nut and casava soup and the vegetables with nsima and beans. (Kaitlyn)

What was a funny experience?

  • Walking in the village after it rained, and we got too close to a ditch which quickly claimed a sister missionary! Another time (after rain) helping a member digging a hole for a toilet, and the walls were too slippery– the foot holes we’d dug caved and we almost had a trapped missionary! (Cassie)
  • When I saw some guy carrying a toilet on his head. (Kelsey)
  • EVERYTHING. Everything in Malawi was a funny experience. The people there are so genuine and childlike and humble that their sense of humor is hilarious. They flip their l’s and r’s and so trying to understand them is like a game which made for some humorous conversations. (Kaitlyn)

What was a crazy/dangerous experience?

  • One day in December it rained so hard that we were trapped in our investigator’s house for a few hours, and when the rain finally let up enough so we could leave, the minibus we got on slid sideways off the road. We started walking back to the church (barefoot, because our shoes made walking in the mud impossible). When we reached a bridge, we saw the river was very high and flowing swiftly. People were crossing in two straight lines, going very slowly so they wouldn’t slip and fall, and we had to hike our skirts up past our knees just so we could cross! (Cassie)
  • Being hugged by a drunk man. (Kelsey)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • One day we were waiting for the chapel to fill, and a brother I didn’t recognize was sitting in the back. I went up and said hello, and he said he’d been looking for a church to join; specifically this one, because he’d been given a Book of Mormon a year before and was reading through it with his wife. That family was so powerful and they were baptized two months later! (Cassie)
  • Witnessing the baptism of a whole family. (Kelsey)

What are some interesting facts about the Lusaka Mission?

  • Missionaries come in before dark, which happens right around 5:30 pm; driving is opposite than in the states, but driving a stick shift left handed isn’t that hard. Sometimes there are toads that cross the road, and since the locals avoid them they don’t hop away fast enough to avoid being caught. Chickens wander around EVERYWHERE. If you are white, children will ask you for sweets and money, or even just follow you and chant “azungu! azungu!” (means “white person”). (Cassie)

What was the weather like?

  • When I got there it was hot and dry, then the last week of November the rainy season began, which lasts through April. Always carry an umbrella, even if there are only a few clouds in the sky..my companion and I were caught soaking more than once. (Cassie)
  • Hot. (Kelsey)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • Everyone there already loves God, and they are all so hardworking and can find joy in the smallest things. (Cassie)
  • Most of them, even though they didn’t necessarily want to join the church, were willing to listen. (Kelsey)
  • Everything. Malawi is one of the magical places I’ve ever seen. The rolling jungle hills, the flowers, the mist in the morning–it wasn’t very hard to fall in love with the land. The people were humble and sweet and open to the gospel, just hard to get them to commit. (Kaitlyn)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Get Crocs. Don’t pack any skirts longer than mid-calf, you’ll either swim in them or be drenched in sweat. Don’t plan for a lot of layers, for the same reasons. A good rain coat is a good idea, and a sweater for cold nights is a great idea. Pack socks for sleeping in, and a good pair of scrubs or flannel PJs won’t go amiss. (Cassie)
  • Take things that you can easily wash, dry fast, and won’t get stretched or ruin quickly by hand washing. I highly recommend chaco’s for shoes, a good rain coat, and easily layered clothing for the winter. For Sisters try to get as many skirts with pockets as you can, but make sure that the majority of your clothes aren’t too nice because then the people will think you have money, and that just leads to all sorts of things. (Kaitlyn)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I didn’t serve the full 18 months. I came home because I have a crooked spine and desperately needed a chiropractor. But because I left when I did, I met my husband and we now have two wonderful, beautiful babies. Because of my mission, I know exactly what I will teach my children, what I will tell them is important. I know how I can explain things to them so they’ll understand, so that hopefully they will make all the right choices in life. (Cassie)
  • Drawing closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. (Kelsey)
  • Conversion and complete faith and trust in Heavenly Father’s plan for me. (Kaitlyn)

What are some skills you gained?

  • I learned how to cut tomatoes tons faster. Honestly, you don’t have to have them in neat little cubes you can just hold it in your hand and cut chunks out of it. I also learned to be less judgmental, to not assume things about other people. I learned how to haggle prices in the market for “tourist trinkets” (just keep pretending you don’t want and they keep dropping the price). (Cassie)
  • Trusting in Heavenly Father and His time. (Kelsey)
  • Survival. Love. Patience. Gifts of the spirit in translation. Navigation. Conversational skills. (Kaitlyn)

What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?

  • I wish I had known that the nice, heavier walking shoes I had would have gone unused, that I would be just fine with the rubber Crocs I had; speaking of, I wish I had known that Crocs shrink if left sitting in the sun. (Cassie)
  • How to teach the lessons using as few words as possible. The people of Malawi have a very simple mind-set, and are best instructed when you use as simple language as possible with the spirit to help them gain a testimony in the most basic ways. And how to squat in the outhouses. (Kaitlyn)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries called to Lusaka?

  • ZLM is the best mission in the world. You will not regret going, and you will miss it when you are home. Seriously, when you walk back into your home after your mission, it will be like you walked out the door, turned around three times, and came back in. Cherish the time you have there. (Cassie)
  • Start praying for the people you are serving NOW. Pray that the spirit will help you to see the potential in each person, and that you will love them and understand their divine purpose in Heavenly Father’s plan. That way by the time step foot in-country, you will have an overwhelming connection with those whom you teach. (Kaitlyn)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • We had translators, but I woke up one night to my trainer teaching about repentance half in English and half in her language (Xhosa). (Cassie)