Pastor Petros Gomani, District Pastor for Ntcheu, has advised 70 newly baptised members in Ntcheu District to live by their vows which they made on December 5, 2020.
He said they need to live as real Christians so as to inherit the kingdom of God, citing that most people easily forget the vows they make to Him.
Amongst the newly baptised were members from Mpamadzi and Kamzati SDA churches together with their branches, Malaswa and Chikowa respectively.
Speaking before they took vows, Pastor Gomani told the gathering that in the book of Joshua 5:1-5, God instructed Joshua to circumcise the Israelite as a sign between them and Him from the promise he made and he stressed that the baptism is also a sign that they are children of God hence they need to live in a Godly way.
Reading from books of Deuteronomy 30:6, Gen 17:10-14, and Jeremiah 4:4, pastor Gomani emphasised that baptism should change people's lives completely and not partially as it do with most Christians.
Speaking with one of the newly baptised members,Bridget Chepa from Chikowa branch said she is happy to fall into the hands of the Lord again after engaging herself in worldly things for so many years.She therefore promised to live an upright life to glorify the name of God.
In the afternoon, the Pastor also conducted an ordination ceremony to Elders and Deacons from Mpamadzi and Kamzati churches respectively where he encouraged them to live by example and safeguard the image of the Church as leaders.
Reported by Victor Van Mangwalala