Providence Industrial Mission

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View of the church of the Providence Industrial Mission in Mbombwe, Nyasaland, shortly after its capture by government troops in 1915

Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) was a independent church in Nyasaland, modern-day Malawi. The PIM was founded by John Chilembwe, who would later lead a rebellion against colonial rule, upon his return to Nyasaland in 1900 from the United States, where he had been studying in a Baptist seminary. PIM continues today to operate in conjunction with the Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

The PIM served as the focal point of the 1915 Chilembwe uprising and its main church, built out of brick, was demolished after the village of Mbombwe, in which it was situated, was recaptured by government troops following the failure of the revolt. Chilembwe's original church was later rebuilt and assorted monuments commemorate his legacy. PIM also has a large village (Kumitete) nearby which has market days on Tuesday and Saturday.

Learnard Muocha was the Minister between 1971 and 1987.[1]

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