Religion plays a big part in the lives of Zambians. After all, David Livingstone brought Christianity to the area (even if he didn’t convert more than a handful of locals). So it is not surprising to have shops with names referring to the Almighty.
There are other Biblical references, such as this Hair Salon (often spelt “Saloon”). I think the three Hebrews refers to Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego who were cast into the fiery furnace – a bit like sitting under the hair dryer as shown in the illustration on the wall.
And God First Shopping Centre provides worldly goods
I initially thought this was God’s Favourite Shop, complete with handwashing station and a red chhatri, a booth selling Airtel airtime.
But this is my favourite. The Mountain of Salvation Food Cafe.