Pamodzi, Kanyala churches dedicated
District Apostle Charles Ndandula made his third visit to Ndola this year on July 30, 2016 for two (2) dedication services.
Like his last two visits which were emotional, joyous and historical, July 31, 2016 was a joyous day for New Apostolic Church members in Pamodzi and Kanyala congregations after their churches were dedicated by the District Apostle.
Luke 8:16 was used as text word
“No one, when he has lit the lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lamp stand, that those who enter may see the light.”
With reference to the text word, District Apostle Ndandula urged the members to show the true nature of Jesus Christ as He (Jesus) was the light of the world.
“Dear brothers and sisters, our Lord God Almighty sent Jesus to be the light of the world. Jesus is our light! Let us not hide the Christian nature in us – in this light there is the truth, Jesus is the truth, let us also remain truthful in our lives”, he said.
During the service, District Apostle Ndandula bestowed silver weeding anniversary blessing to District Evangelist David Mwiya and his dear wife Duminga.
Established in 1974, Pamodzi congregation had a small flock of Ten (10) members who gathered for divine services at house number 1823 VLC – a residence of Sub Deacon Albert Liswaniso.
In 1975, the congregation moved to what is presently known as Pamodzi last bus station, where divine services were held in a bus shelter.
Construction of Pamodzi church started in 1997 after acquiring a plot from the local authorities, with funding from sister’s fellowships, under the “let us build the chapel” programme among others.
With a current membership at 605, Pamodzi congregation is under Chifubu Elder District in Zambia’s commercial city of Ndola. District Apostle Charles Ndandula served as District Elder for Chifubu Elder District from 1987 – 1989.
2,038 members attended the service.
On the same day, District Apostle Ndandula dedicated Kanyala church, situated about 10 kilometers west of Ndola town centre. The District Apostle read from Luke 17:6 as text word.
“So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea and it will obey you”.
In the 1950s, a white man by the name of Kenny Allan had a business of molding and kilning bricks. Local people had difficulties pronouncing the name “Kenny Allan” instead they called him Kanyala hence the name of the area.
Kanyala congregation was established in 1972, with a membership of about 15, who attended their divine services at Twapia congregation.
In the 70s New Apostolic Church members in Kanyala used an unfinished grocery shop for divine service until 1977 when they acquired a plot, with construction only starting in 2008.
The congregation has 202 members who are cared for by eight (8) ministers.
The dedication was witnessed by 814 members.
In March this year, District Apostle Ndandula conducted an emotional service for the departed, and in the following month (April), he conducted a historical sealing service in which over 1,304 souls were sealed.