Hundreds of people from Kapundi and surrounding villages have been revived and 51 souls baptized following a two weeks crusade organised by Salima Zone Adventist Youth (AY) Ministries conducted from November 1 to November 14 2020 at Kawawa football ground in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kalonga, Salima district.
Master Guide Shadreck Bandawo, the Evangelism coordinator for Salima zone was the guest speaker, and among topics he taught about the Bible being the book above all books, the true Bible sabbath, the true Bible baptism, and who changed sabbath from Saturday to Sunday with reference from bible verses.
Health talks and family life lessons were also shared in his presentations.
Bandawo concluded by describing the people of Kapundi and surrounding villages as friendly. He further thanked the entire Salima Zone AY department for the support rendered during the crusade.
Salima district Pastor Joshua Ben Zilinde, thanked all churches in Salima zone, all chiefs and all members who supported the crusade financially and materially.
In a special way the pastor thanked Mrs Rose Bandawo for allowing Master Guide Shadreck Bandawo to leave the house for two weeks working for the Lord.
Master Guide Joseph Chelewani, the evangelism coordinator for the Youth department in the Central Malawi Conference (CMC) thanked all Pastors in Salima zone and all the church elders for allowing and accommodating the youth to conduct the crusade. Above all he thanked God for making it possible that the youth could perform as they did.
Speaking on behalf of all chiefs, Bibi Kuchilawe expressed her gratitude by thanking the Seventh Day Adventist Church for visiting the area for the first time.
She pleaded with the church leadership to organise another crusade.
"We have learnt alot in the past two weeks and this should not be the first and last visit but rather you should be coming here often so that a lot of people should have access to the word of God and turn their eyes to God," she said.
Over 90 people in the area decided to join Seventh Day Adventist Church by registering their names but 51 people confirmed their decision by being baptised at the closure of the crusade.
BY Jolly Ulili - Salima