Macha Mission is a mission station in the Choma District of the Southern Province of Zambia. While it started out as a place to convert the local population to Christianity, it has grown into a community centre with a church, five schools, a hospital and a malaria research centre. In the 1950s the medical mission of the site greatly expanded due to the presence of Alvan Thuma, a physician and BIC missionary from the United States, and his wife Ardys. The history of their involvement in Macha has been documented in the book First a Friend

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  • Macha Mission is a mission station in the Choma District of the Southern Province of Zambia. While it started out as a place to convert the local population to Christianity, it has grown into a community centre with a church, five schools, a hospital and a malaria research centre. Macha Mission began as a Christian mission station in 1906. , an American missionary from the Brethren in Christ (BIC) church, traveled there from Matopo Mission in Southern Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe). She was accompanied by two African helpers and Adda Engle, another missionary. Davidson and her companions subsequently embarked on the task of converting local Tonga and Ila peoples to Christianity. They established a school, a church, and eventually a clinic. In the 1950s the medical mission of the site greatly expanded due to the presence of Alvan Thuma, a physician and BIC missionary from the United States, and his wife Ardys. The history of their involvement in Macha has been documented in the book First a Friend The mission became the anchor for later Brethren in Christ mission work in Southern Zambia with missionaries expanding to Sikalongo and to Choma. The mission continues to function currently. It has grown considerably and now includes a hospital, a nursing school, two secondary schools and two primary schools. (en)
  • Macha is een plaats in de Zuidprovincie van Zambia. Het ligt op 80 km van de stad en op 380 km over de weg van de hoofdstad Lusaka. (nl)
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  • Macha is een plaats in de Zuidprovincie van Zambia. Het ligt op 80 km van de stad en op 380 km over de weg van de hoofdstad Lusaka. (nl)
  • Macha Mission is a mission station in the Choma District of the Southern Province of Zambia. While it started out as a place to convert the local population to Christianity, it has grown into a community centre with a church, five schools, a hospital and a malaria research centre. In the 1950s the medical mission of the site greatly expanded due to the presence of Alvan Thuma, a physician and BIC missionary from the United States, and his wife Ardys. The history of their involvement in Macha has been documented in the book First a Friend (en)
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  • Macha Mission (en)
  • Macha (Zambia) (nl)
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