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Chewa Proverb Collection

Cisoni ku matenda, ku maliro kuli nkhani.
There is compassion at the sickbed, but a lot of accusations at the funeral.
(When someone is sick, there is only sympathy; once the person is dead, then his mistakes and evil are talked about, that's how things go. There is a time for everything.)
Proverb No 139 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Imfula taipelwa mpango.
You cannot bribe the rain (to fall). (It is just a gift.)
Imfula buupe bwakwa Lesa; iloka mucilime camukankaala yaloka namucamubusu. Taitwa, taishitwa iileetafye.
Proverb No 536 collected by Frank Carey
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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.

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


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