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in Malawi, reports on the blessings of the ZEC Chiyanjano
(Women's Fellowship) Easter Conference.
Mercy Carlos second from right with other Chiyanjano
12th to 19th April 130 ladies from ZEC Chiyanjano (Women's
Fellowship) groups in the northern, central and southern
regions of Malawi travelled to Tembisa in South Africa for
an Easter conference. The women used two buses; one carrying
those from the south departed from Blantyre and the other from
Lilongwe. The journey took more than 36 hours one way - plenty
of time for lots of testimonies both to and from South Africa!
arrival day we just had a restful evening
in preparation for the Good Friday prayers. The theme of the
conference, which was attended by people of
both Malawian and South African origin, was taken from
the book of Isaiah 60 verse 1: "Arise, shine, for your light has
come and the glory of the lord rises upon you".
Several speakers emphasized the importance
of arising together with Christ in faith.
According to Mrs Madalo Mtima and Mrs
Jumbe, arising with Christ means showing
our good deeds in Christ Jesus. Other
speakers were Reverend Mrs Chodzi, Reverend
Gift Mphongolo, Reverend Gerald Malinda
and Mrs Khoza the vice chairlady of
Chiyanjano in Malawi.
was a lot of music, several choirs
and some plays from both Malawi and
South Africa participants. Songs of
worship and praise were led by a praise
team composed of ladies of both nationalities.
This made the conference more blessed. Many
people received Christ as their Lord
and Saviour through the messages and
teachings of the preachers.
ladies are singing in Chichewa "Wauka! Wauka! Wauka!
Mpulumutsi Yesuyo wauka!
He is risen! He is risen! He is risen!
The Saviour Jesus is risen!
of ZEC Luckwell Mtima
is shown on the left singing with the ladies
Sunday, the ZEC Synod leaders ordained
Pastor Chiyembekeza as resident pastor
for Tembisa and Pretoria ZEC. It
was a wonderful ceremony and the
people were relieved and happy that
they now have their own pastor. We
pray that he will continue to serve
the Lord in preaching and teaching,
particularly to the youth because
many have moved to South Africa from
Malawi and they live a life without
on Easter Sunday
conference finished on Easter
Sunday with members resting on
Monday ready for the long journey home.
To God be the glory for this
wonderful trip. We saw ourselves in the safe
hands of our Lord Jesus. The
Chiyanjano chairlady thanked all the ladies
who made the trip and she also
extended the appreciation of the national committee which
includes Mrs Khoza, Mrs Chodzi, Mrs Fatchi, the Secretary, her
vice Mrs Chauya, and the Treasure Mrs Kandikole. These ladies
worked tirelessly to make the conference a success and unforgettable.