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New Apostolic Church sisters from Central Congregation in Lusaka during their visit to ZNAB on 25 December 2016New Apostolic Church sisters from Central Congregation in Lusaka donated building materials to the Zambia National Association of the Deaf (ZNAD) in Lusaka. The donation, which was presented as a special Christmas gift on 25 December 2016, included assorted paints worth K20, 000.00 to be used in the refurbishment of the ZNAD building.

The Sisters led by Sister Madiam Kadango, in the company of their congregation Rector, Shepherd Erick Kamwi made the donation at the ZNAD secretariat. Earlier, the ZNAD requested the Church to come to their aid in the refurbishment of the building.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, the Central Congregation Rector said the church was happy to be one of the few organizations that render help to the association of the deaf and pledged to continue partnering with the association.

Lusaka Central congregation Rector, Shepherd Eric Kamwi (in black suit), handing over part of the donated items to ZNAB representative“In line with the motto of the New Apostolic Church, we are determined to provide soul care and cultivate a warm fellowship in which everyone shall experience the love of God and the joy of serving Him and others,” he said.

Shepherd Kamwi also disclosed that the church had hired a professional painter to do the painting of the building.

And speaking on behalf of the sisters, Sister Madiam Kadango, who is the chairlady for the Sisters’ fellowship at Central Congregation, said they decided to make the donation on Christmas day because it is the day Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Sister Kadango said the donation was made possible through the support of the New Apostolic Church members of the church and through the Sisters’ fellowship.

And speaking on behalf of the association, Mukuma Chikwata, who is the Chairperson for the Zambia National Association of the Deaf, thanked the church for the donation.

New Apostolic Church sisters from Kaunda Square District with part of the items that were donated to inmates at Kamwala prison in Lusaka.He further called on the Church to take interest in learning sign language to ease and improve communication with the deaf. The programme ended with a tour of the facility and a photo session.

Meanwhile, New Apostolic Church sisters from Kaunda Square District in Lusaka celebrated Christmas with inmates at Kamwala Remand Prisons, and donated assorted sanitary items and groceries worth K9, 000.00.

The inmates through their spokesperson thanked the church for the good gesture as the donated items would assist in coping with life in prison.