Help for the Deaf
New 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.
“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
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.
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.
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.