“Be firm, trust God and remain focused”
District Apostle Charles Ndandula and his entourage traveled over 800 kilometers by road on August 13, 2016 to Kasama, the provincial capital of Northern Province of Zambia.
Accompanied by Apostle Ranford Simumbwe of Lusaka, District Apostle Ndandula made a stopover in Serenje to see the Serenje turn off church which is under construction and is scheduled for dedication in September. This church construction is being funded by the Area Apostle under “self-help”.
On Sunday, August 14, 2016, 1, 464 congregants attended a divine service conducted
by District Apostle Charles Ndandula at Kasama’s New Apostolic Church Central congregation. James 1:2&3 was the text word.
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”
District Apostle Ndandula urged the members to remain firm when faced with difficult times; and be faithful to God.
“My dear brothers and sisters, from our text, we learn that there is a reason why the Lord has allowed us to pass through difficult times. However, we also learn to persevere when we pass through difficult times, our trust for God must remain firm; and we must remain focused on the goal of our faith,” he said.
During the service, four (4) District Ministers were placed into retirement while six (6) District Ministers were ordained for Kasama Apostle Area.
Those retired were District Elders Christopher Chisanga and Masule Kamwi and District Evangelists Leonard Masongozi and Samuel Kanenga.
The six ministers ordained were District Elder Harry Mulambia and District Evangelists Wisdom Nsokolo, Constant Mweebo, Godwin Machwani, Mosty Hamunyinza and Roy Mubila Situmbeko.
After the divine service, District Apostle Ndandula and his entourage visited District Elder Samuel Siwale (ir), who has been ill for some time. District Apostle Ndandula gave a word of comfort and encouragement to District Elder Siwale and his family before celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Kasama is the capital of the Northern Province of Zambia, located 854 kilometers north of Lusaka – Zambia’s capital city. Its population, according to the 2000 census, is approximately 200,000, of which 41, 030 are New Apostolic Church members.