Ngolowindo Seventh- day Adventist Church organized a 3 weeks crusade from 13 August to 02 September in Moyo village Traditional Authority Maganga in Salima District with an aim of spreading the word of His coming as it is a Muslim dominated area.
Evangelist Maccity Makhuwira of Salima Central Church was the preacher during the whole three weeks of the crusade and 11 people chose Jesus as their Lord and saviour and were baptized.
Speaking to the gathering on closing day, he encouraged the converts and all people in the Village to choose Jesus as their Lord and saviour with the sermon titled "New World" which emphasized that only wise people who choose Jesus are the ones inheriting the kingdom of God.
"For us to be the sons of God we need to follow his commandments and obey them for us to inherit the new home He has made for us as He assures us on Isaiah 65:17 that He has created new heavens and new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered , nor come into mind ,but we shall be glad and rejoice for ever in that in the new world," he said.
Makhuwira added that in that new World God will answer us before we call him and he will hear us before we speak which means that all our thoughts will be known by him before hand and he will provide us with all our needs all times.
Makhuwira reminded the congregation of the word in Revelation 21:4,8 where God is is assuring His people that there shall be no tears in the as He will wipe all tears, but for the fearful, unbelieving, the abominable, murders, mongers, sorcerers, idolaters , and all liars, shall have their part in the lake of which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
"Choose Jesus as the Lord and saviour and you will be saved," he lamented.
He then encouraged the new converts to be strong as the battle has just began with the serpent enemy of light.
" You must keep all what you have learnt here for it is your salvation no one should snatch it.
On his part the Company leader of Ngolowindo Branch, Chifundo Namwali thanked almighty God for making it possible to have the planned effort, and also making the people of Moyo village to receive the word of God and make their choice to be baptized.
He also thanked the Group Village Headman Moyo for allowing the church to conduct the Crusade .
On his part Group Village Headman Moyo thanked the church for organizing the prayers in his Village as it has revived so many people in the village.
" For all of you who have chosen to start congregating with this church , be serious with your choice I don't want to see you lingering here and there to your past ways , this is your choice no one has forced you. To the people who are still thinking what to do I can encourage you that follow your heart and it will be well with you," added Group Village Headman Moyo.
On behalf of Salima District Pastor Jones Chimbwanda, Pastor Ian Kaphetsa of Sharpe Valley District baptized the converts.
He said he is thankful to God for making the Crusade possible.
He also thanked the Group Village Headman and his people for making the crusade successful in all ways.
" To the church we should receive these people as they are new , they know nothing about our Church , so we need to teach them how God wants us to be .
"We also need to be their friends in all aspects as they will lack more information from us so we must provide them with it. Let's give them opportunities in leadership of the church as others were church leaders in their respective churches this will motivate them spiritually to be strong and active christians," said Pastor Kaphetsa.
Reported by Maggie Chikhambi