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Divine Services in Loanja and Mwandi

By Nimon Muleya in Loanja and Mwandi

The choir singing the after text hymn in Loanja on 24.02.2018District Apostle Charles Ndandula, visited New Apostolic Church members in Loanja and Mwandi in Sesheke-Mulobezi Apostle Area from February 23 to 26, 2018.


The divine service in Loanja was held on February 24, 2018 and Luke 12:36-37 was used as text word:

And you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately.


“Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them.”


The choir beautifully sang “Standing up for Jesus” as after text hymn.


In reference to the hymn, the District Apostle urged the members to have courage and confidence. “My dear brothers and sisters, standing up for Jesus requires a lot of confidence and courage. It means believing in our Lord Jesus Christ.


“Believing in the gospel of Jesus, standing up for Jesus means believing in His Apostles and that He will come to take the bridal congregation,” he said.


District Apostle Charles Ndandula during a divine service at Mwandi congregation on 25.02.2018The District Apostle further said standing up for Jesus means worshiping Him and God the Father. In reference to the text word, the District Apostle urged the members to be watchful for the return of the son of God. “Beloved, the Lord is coming! Let us prepare and be watchful for His return. Jesus came to serve God, but also to serve mankind.


“The Lord will return to take His own home, let us be prepared for His return, as we wait and watch for the return of our Lord Jesus, let us serve God and serve one another (Mathew 20:28). The Lord will save those who will open their hearts to Him, those who believe He is the son of God,” he said.


The District Apostle also assured the members of God’s help. “Let us trust our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us believe in Him. When faced with trials and temptations let us call upon His name, let us seek the close connection with God – He will grant us His help!” He said.


In the preparatory divine service for the departed held at Mwandi Central congregation on February 25, 2018, District Apostle Ndandula read from Matthew 14:29 - a text word which was recently used by the Chief Apostle in Cape Town.


“So He said “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.”


Part of the congregation that attended the divine service in Mwandi on 25.02.2018In reference to the text word, District Apostle Ndandula urged the members to positively respond to the invitation from Jesus. “From our text word, we see the image of our salvation, as Jesus said to Peter, ‘Come,’ the Lord is saying to you and I, ‘Come,’ so that we can enter the Kingdom of God.


“Our childhood in God is as a result of the invitation from our Lord Jesus; but responding to this invitation means conforming our lives to the teaching of Jesus. We must live as Jesus lived.


“Responding to this invitation gives us an opportunity to have fellowship with Jesus,” he said.


The District Apostle further urged the members to have the longing to be in fellowship with the Lord.


“From our text word, Peter did not walk to Jesus to show that he too could walk on water, but because he wanted to be with Jesus. Let us also desire to be in close fellowship with Jesus.


“Also, when Peter walked on water, he began to sink into the sea, but our Lord Jesus helped him. Similarly beloved, whenever we are faced with trials and temptations, let us turn to Jesus; He will help us just like He helped Peter,” he said.


1,595 members attended this service.