The Whole World Mobilising
The Salvation Army was raised to evangelise - to tell people the good news of Jesus Christ. It is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. In 1922 emigrants from villages of the Zambezi River working in a mine near Hurungwe were converted.They carried home the message to their chief, and established meeting places in their villages. Two years later, commandant Kunzwi Shava and Lieutenant Paul Shumba were appointed to command the new opening. The Zambia Division in the Rhodesia Territory became the Zambia Command in 1966. In 1988, the Malawi Division was transfrered from Zimbabwe Territory to form the new Zambia and Malawi Territory. The Zambia and Malawi Territory became Zambia Territory on 1 October 2002 when Malawi became an independent region.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.