The Visit Of The District Apostle To Dundumwenzi And Nyawa
District Apostle Charles Ndandula visited rural congregations of the Choma-Kalomo Apostle Area in Southern province under the care of Apostle Baker Moses Chakwana from 20 to 23 May, 2016.
The District Apostle commenced his visit with a divine service on Saturday 21 May, 2016 in Mainga Congregation in Dundumwenzi area located about 98 kilometres west of Kalomo town. The divine service was attended by 1,674 members that included ten guests. Two District Elders and five District Evangelists were ordained for the area during the service.
The District Apostle read Joshua 6:20 as text word:
“So the people shouted when priests blew with the trumpets: And it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout that wall fell down flat so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.”
On 22 May 2016, the District Apostle served New Apostolic members of Nyawa congregation who also witnessed the dedication to the Lord of their new church building.
Nyawa Congregation was established in 1970. At the time, it was called Simainti Congregation and was situated in Vwelembe Village with a total membership of only 15 souls. In 1986, the congregation was shifted from Vwelembe to Nyawa, near Nyawa primary School. And this necessitated the changing of the name to Nyawa congregation. Gradually the membership increased and a permanent and bigger church building became necessary. To this effect, the area Headman was approached for a bigger piece of land where a bigger Church structure could be built. Chief Nyawa who also is our church member assisted in the acquisition of the land, leading to the commencement of the church construction project.
2,567 members including Chief Nyawa, himself, and 56 guests witnessed the dedication of Nyawa church for which John 17: 21 - 22 served as text word.
“That they may all be one, as You Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one”.
During the Service, District Apostle Ndandula ordained a District Elder and a District Evangelist. He was accompanied by District Apostle Helper Robert Nsamba, Apostles Richard Kasoma of Zambezi, Edwin Kasamu of Monze, Ignatius Luneta of Senanga and Baker Chakwana (the area Apostle).
Kalomo, lies about 400 kilometres south of Lusaka, the current capital city of Zambia. Kalomo was the first administrative capital of Zambia, then Northern Rhodesia until 1907 when the administrative seat was moved to Livingstone upon the completion of construction of the Victoria Falls Bridge.