Zambia Music

Music from Zambia – Loice Chipere

I am the oldest child (though not the first born) in a family of now 12 children. My father had 15 of us. I surrendered my life to Christ at the age of 12 after a Scripture Union meeting that was organized for non-Catholic students at my school. Before that I used to go faithfully to Sunday school and my parents used to take time to sing with me and with my siblings. I loved to sing and compose songs especially when I was doing the dishes, cooking and showering. I learned, and still remember clearly so many songs from Hymn Books.

I attended primary school in a small town that houses the second largest “Open Pit Mine” in the world called Chingola. I did my secondary school education at a Catholic boarding school then went to School of Nursing. I served as a nurse for 4 years before going to Bible school in preparation for joining the staff of Nurses Christian Fellowship in 1995 where I continue to serve.

When I was in my 5th grade, about 10 years old, we were asked to write poems expressing our choice of career. I wrote: “when I grow up I will be a nurse, to make the people better. When they get better, they’ll write me a letter”. As I grew up I decided on three possible career paths: nursing or medicine, teaching and journalism.

When faced with the dilemma between teaching and nursing since I was accepted at both colleges, my younger brother said to me “Jesus was a teacher and a nurse” so I decided to go for nursing because I reasoned that If I became a nurse I could easily teach, but if I became a teacher I could not nurse. So in January 1986 I entered the School of Nursing and immediately joined the Nurses Christian fellowship.

As a student I used to sing a lot with my friends little knowing how much our colleagues were encouraged whenever we were allowed to make some noise in the hostels. In the course of my nursing practice I led in the morning devotion for all nursing and medical staff at the hospital where I worked and would often lead in song or share a special song. Sometimes I sang with my clients during the daily morning devotion on the wards. I worked in a ward where we admitted mothers and breastfeeding babies whichever one was sick, so most of the time I had perfectly healthy mothers on my ward and could do a lot of things with them.

I believe God gave me the gift of music and song not for entertainment, but rather as a means of making Him known to the world and communicating His love and comfort to His people. As a nurse I know the pressure that nurses go through and often found encouragement through singing, reading the Psalms or just praying out loud songs from hymn books. I also found I could encourage others through song.

It brings comfort It sets the mind at peace It helps with praying, especially when it’s hard to find words to express oneself to God It helps to turn our focus away from self to the Lord It creates an environment of joy in which patients can thrive, especially where there are long stay patients. Humming a tune while you work can help relax the patients as well as relieve personal stress

Following many years of searching for and encouraging Nurses to sing, or compose songs that would have specific relevance to all categories of Nurses, Nursing With A Difference was delighted to find Loice Chipere in Zambia.

Loice is currently the General Secretary to the Zambian Nurse’s Christian Fellowship, an organization which aims to

  1. “Bring Jesus Christ to Nurses.”
  2. “Promote excellence in Nursing.”
  3. “Care for those who Care.”

In producing her first three CD’s, Loice Chipere has fulfilled our Nursing With A Difference commitment:

  1. “Nurses helping Nurses to be better equipped.”
  2. “Nurses singing with a difference to inspire, encourage and edify.”
  3. “Nurse’s families helping Nurses to build a Healthy Nation.”

In her first CD Loice acknowledges with appreciation:

    1. All those who helped with the very fine professional production.
    2. Her family and all her friends who encouraged her to forge ahead despite obstacles.
    3. And above all, offers thanks to God Almighty for enabling her to write and sings these songs.
    4. Loice shares with us the verse that sustained her. This is a very timely and appropriate message that will not fail to sustain every Nurse, all 20 million in the world who choose to appropriate it:

Jesus said in John 16:33
“I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble, but take courage
I have overcome the world.”

    1. Loice’s Offering to God and to all Nurses and others listening, who then join in singing, is expressed in her prayer:

“It is my prayer that as you listen to these songs,
you too may experience
God’s Peace
that I too have personally experienced in my life and service to
God Almighty through Jesus Christ.”

Loice’s second CD was inspired by the desire to communicate God’s love and care towards His people

“It is my prayer that as you listen to these songs,
you too may experience
God’s Peace
that I too have personally experienced in my life and service to
God Almighty through Jesus Christ.”

NB Loice states:

“The songs were born out prayer and situations of trial and pain issuing in an expression of what God is able to do, from where came my strength to carry on.”

“He’ll make a way was a response from my spirit inspired by God during a time of financial, emotional, ministry pressures when nothing seemed to go right. I would cry out with that one line

“I know He’ll make.”
I still believe it, this album is itself part of His way of “making”.

“My prayer is that all who listen will be drawn closer to God, refreshed, rebuilt, encouraged and moved to worship
‘Him who sits on the throne’,
and to soldier on in faith.”

As we share the blessings of these albums let us unite in prayer in faith, and in Jesus Name, for Loice as she has willingly accepted our request and taken responsibility to author 10 more songs specifically for Nurses.

Nursing With A Difference is committed to uphold Loice at the Throne of Grace in a very special way as she adds this to her already busy schedule.

Nursing With A Difference also encourages Nurses in other countries to come forward with your special contribution that could enrich Nursing worldwide by helping to overcome depression, burnout and suicide.

The riches of God’s storehouse are invested in us, each one, like Loice, with unique and different gifts, including a generous heart.

May we be encouraged to develop our own special gift/s including the gift of generosity so that our faces are never ashamed as we move forward to produce and make available more resources for Nurses and Midwives, and in particular those in the remote isolated areas and war zones of the world.

Shalom in it’s deepest sense will be our very real reward.

Download Music From Zambia
Download Song Book
Track 1 English 1 min.33 sec. (4.3 MB)
Track 2 English 1 min.16 sec. (3.3 MB)
Track 3 English 2 min.52 sec. (4.2 MB)
Track 4 English 1 min.33 sec. (3.9 MB)
Track 5 English 2 min.35 sec. (3.6 MB)
Track 6 English 2 min.51 sec. (2.9 MB)
Track 7 English 3 min.48 sec. (2.7 MB)
Track 8 English 2 min.39 sec. (4.6 MB)
Track 9 English 4 min.39 sec. (2.0 MB)
Track 10 English 4 min.39 sec. (2.9 MB)
Track 11 English 4 min.39 sec. (4.8 MB)
Track 12 English 4 min.39 sec. (3.2 MB)
Track 1 English 1 min.33 sec. (4.3 MB)
Track 2 English 1 min.16 sec. (3.3 MB)
Track 3 English 2 min.52 sec. (4.2 MB)
Track 4 English 1 min.33 sec. (3.9 MB)
Track 5 English 2 min.35 sec. (3.6 MB)
Track 6 English 2 min.51 sec. (2.9 MB)
Track 7 English 3 min.48 sec. (2.7 MB)
Track 8 English 2 min.39 sec. (4.6 MB)
Track 9 English 4 min.39 sec. (2.0 MB)
Track 10 English 4 min.39 sec. (2.9 MB)
Track 11 English 4 min.39 sec. (4.8 MB)
Track 12 English 4 min.39 sec. (3.2 MB)
Track 1 English 1 min.33 sec. (4.3 MB)
Track 2 English 1 min.16 sec. (3.3 MB)
Track 3 English 2 min.52 sec. (4.2 MB)
Track 4 English 1 min.33 sec. (3.9 MB)
Track 5 English 2 min.35 sec. (3.6 MB)
Track 6 English 2 min.51 sec. (2.9 MB)
Track 7 English 3 min.48 sec. (2.7 MB)
Track 8 English 2 min.39 sec. (4.6 MB)
Track 9 English 4 min.39 sec. (2.0 MB)
Track 10 English 4 min.39 sec. (2.9 MB)
Track 11 English 4 min.39 sec. (4.8 MB)
Track 12 English 4 min.39 sec. (3.2 MB)
(To save the file on your computer,click right button of your mouse on download button and select option “save file as”)
To get these songs in CD, write to sdknwad@yahoo.co.uk