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Six divine services, five (5) with dedication…

By Kasanga Mahamba in Senanga - Shangombo Apostle Area

 


Mulele church, dedicated by District Apostle Ndandula on September 10, 2017District Apostle Charles Ndandula conducted Six (6) divine services, of which five (5) were with dedication, in six (6) days, in Senanga-Shangombo Apostle Area from 8 – 13 September 2017. 

 

Accompanied by Apostles based in Western Province, District Apostle Ndandula and his entourage arrived in Senanga on September 7, 2017, to a joyful welcome by the members at Senanga Main congregation. 

 

On September 8, 2017, the District Apostle rededicated Liangati church, situated along the Mongu – Senanga road, approximately, 40 kilometers from Senanga boma.

 

Revelation 21:5 was used as text word:

Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold I make all things new,’ And said to me, ‘Write for those words are true and faithful’.” 

 

During the service the District Apostle bestowed a ruby wedding anniversary blessing to retired District Elder Jones Katutu Kahilu and his wife.

 

1,207 members attended the service.

 

Part of the orchestra that participated during the dedication service of Liangati churchLiangati is a local word derived from Liyanga yanga the vegetation that grows in the gardens near villages. This vegetation grows during the rainy season in which it decorates the environment rendering it to be attractive to the visitors.

 

Later in the afternoon, the District Apostle and his entourage graced a musical presentation, which was well preformed to the delight of all members that attended this fellowship.

 

On September 9, 2017, the District Apostle conducted his second service in Senanga at Libala congregation. He read from the book of 1 Peter 5:6:

 “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.”

 

2,133 members attended the service in which 23 were visitors.

 

Later, the District Apostle and his entourage travelled to Mulele in Sioma district across the Zambezi River via Kalongola, with a night stop at Nangweshi Congregation where he was also tremendously welcomed by the members.

 

September 10, 2017, was a joyful day for the members in Mulele as they witnessed the dedication of their church building.

 

Part of the congregation that attended the divine service at Libala congregation on September 9, 2017In this divine service the District Apostle read from Romans 14:9:

For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be the Lord of both the dead and living.”

 

During this service, the District Apostle bestowed a silver wedding anniversary blessing to District Elder Dimmy Kabuku and his wife Trinity.

 

578 members attended the service.

 

Mulele is located in Silowana area approximately 30 kilometers off road from Sioma Boma, in the sandy plains of Western Province.

 

After the dedication service in Mulele, Kaungamashi in Sioma district was the next dedication. The District Apostle and his entourage endured 70 kilometers of sandy terrain on their way to Kaungamashi.

 

On September 11, 2017, the District Apostle conducted the third (3rd) divine service with dedication of Kaungamashi church.

 

District Apostle Ndandula and his entourage at Kalongola on their way to MuleleThe bible text read was from Acts 4:13:

“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And realized that they had been with Jesus.   

 

733 members including 10 Visitors attended the service. 

 

Lyamanyinga church, dedicated by District Apostle Ndandula on September 13, 2017Kaungamashi is along the Cuando River, which forms the border between Zambia and Angola. Mashi refers to Kaunga’s swampy area.

 

The next day on September 12, 2017, the District Apostle conducted the dedication service at Nashangu congregation.

 

Isaiah 26:4 was used as text word:

“Trust in the Lord forever, for in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength.”

 

1,356 members attended this service with 6 Visitors.

 

Nashangu is located approximately 60 Kilometers East of Shangombo Boma. The term Nashangu means a traditional sandal made out of animal skin meant for hunting.

 

Finally, the District Apostle and his entourage travelled to Lyamanyinga, in the remote area of Western Province.

 

On September 13, 2017, he concluded his visit with a festive divine service with dedication of Lyamanyinga church.

 

Some of the members that welcomed District Apostle Ndandula and his entourage (not in picture), during the DA’s visit to Lyamanyinga on September 13, 2017Romans 8:11 was used as text word:

“But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”

 

1,692 members attended the service.

 

A visit to Lyamanyinga, a historical village in the development of the New Apostolic Church in Zambia, particularly in the Western part of the country, was characterized with mixed emotions when members celebrated the dedication of Lyamanyinga church, and also witnessed the unveiling of the tombstones for Apostles Brown Shambwe and Jeremiah Njamba and Emelia Kalongolo Njamba, wife to Apostle Njamba.

 

Apostles Shambwe and Njamba were among the pioneers of God’s work in Zambia.

District Apostle Ndandula laying a wreath on the grave of late Apostle Jeremiah Njamba, during the unveiling of the tomb stone