Robert Moalosi

Primitive Methodist, Zambia

Robert lived from 1868 to 1926. he worked for the PM cause in Zambia from 1897 to 1922.The Dictionary of African Christian Biography provides a summary of his life and work. Follow this link to read the biography.

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  • My great grand father Andrew Munayinda served at the Nambala Mission as a locally trained African Evangelist teacher under the Primitive Methodists. The exact date of his birth is not clear but according to some information I found, it is said that at the time of the Influenza epidemic which hit Northern Rhodesia as well (Zambia), he was already a young man. 

    The Nambala station had been opened in 1905 by Rev Chapman. Andrew went to train at the Kafue Mission Station which was opened in 1918 by Rev John Fell who was locally known as ‘Shizungu’. He was remembered to be very strict but was greatly respected. He spoke fluent Ila. The Kafue Mission enrolled students from different parts of the territory. 

    Andrew completed his programe in 1928 and was subsequently sent back to work at Nambala under Rev S.D Gray and several other missionaries over the years. He worked at the station with little supervision and was considered to be very diligent, courageous and a firm disciplinarian. He closely worked several years later with Rev Temple on the Literacy program in Mumbwa in which they were helping the local people to learn how to read and write. He retired from teaching in 1948. He had served in various schools not only in Nambala but Kasenga, Nanzhila, Namatombwa, Lubanda, Nalusenga, Matala Mine School and Namawala. It would not be wrong to assume that Andrew recieved a lot of inspiration from the Primitive Methodist missionaries who sacrificed a lot and came to serve among his own people.

    By Jill Chisenga (10/03/2014)

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