“The Zambia-Malawi Province, like all other Jesuit undertakings, is based on and driven by the insights and experiences of St. Ignatius. These insights are found in the living tradition of the Society of Jesus founded in his writings, especially in his ‘Spiritual Exercises.’ The Exercises were Ignatius’ own experiences that he put in writing in order help others come to a personal experience of God’s love and mercy through their meditation on the life, death and resurrection of Christ. I would like to believe that each one of us has come to some encounter with the person of Jesus and is growing in serving the mission of Christ with greater generosity. Ignatius called the order he founded, which we all belong to, ‘Companions of Jesus’. They were friends in the Lord, united for a common purpose. We hope therefore in Zambia-Malawi Province to reproduce the sense of common enterprise, so that the whole extended ZAM community, Jesuits and our lay collaborators feel that we are one in heart and mind sharing the ideals enshrined in our Mission Statement and each one of us contributing in his own way to that process of discernment and action through which decisions for the future are made.” Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Mumba S.J.