The New Life Youth Empowerment & Discipleship Ministry (NLYEDM) is a Christian ministry for the young people throughout Zambia and Sub-Sahara Africa. It was founded in April 2007 by Rev. Charles & Barbra Mulemena. The NLYEDM was founded with the mission of “Reviving, discipling, empowering, and provoking young people for effective missions in Africa, and Zambia in particular.”
As a ministry, we also recognize the need to address the vices of poverty, corruption, and HIV/AIDS among the younger generation. We therefore have a great task to prayerfully and faithfully raise a Christ-centered, visionary, and purpose-driven generation that redefines life in a more Biblical and holistic way.
Each year, New Life Center hosts the Annual Youth Camp that brings together the church’s youth. The Youth Camp uses this time to introduce the young people to the saving knowledge of Jesus, to provide strong Biblical teachings for their everyday growth and discipleship, to help the youth discern God’s calling and purpose for their lives, and to share the challenges of the African church so they can be taken to the Lord in prayer.
This Annual Youth Camp includes many local Zambian speakers as well as guest speakers from the USA. The Youth Camp often has around 300 attendees. It’s an important tool for the youth to learn and grow into godly leaders for the church and recognize, through fellowship with other youth, that they are a vital part of the growing church.