NJANJI Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church yesterday had a community guest day aimed at showcasing Christ’s love of oneness.
The community guest day was celebrated under the theme: “we are a family, united in purpose, fellowship and action.”
To illustrate such a theme, several Christians from different denominations were invited to join Njanji SDA Church for yesterday’s prayers.
The visitors included believers from the Roman Catholic Church, Jehovah’s Witness, United Church of Zambia (UCZ), Pentecostals, Reformed Church in Zambia (RCZ) and those from different SDA congregations around the country.
In order to brighten the special Sabbath worship, the visitors were presented with gifts to appreciate their presence and for honouring the invitation.
On behalf of the invited guest of honour, Lusaka Province permanent secretary Robert Kamalata, an acting provincial assistant secretary Beston Mbuuzi showed up.
He thanked the SDA Church for its consistent messages of oneness and its continued community charity works.
“Despite our different Christian denominations , we are one family because we have one God and we are created in one image. Thank you for helping the government in promoting its agenda of a united nation through Christianity oneness,” said Mbuuzi.
“The church has continued to positively work towards building a healthy community through visiting the sick, providing food and clothing to the needy. I encourage the church to continue with their wonderful works of helping the community.”
Meanwhile, at main service, Njanji SDA Church pastor, George Mwansa, preached a message titled the big paradox of life.
The Pastor encouraged people to always live a life that creates change in other people’s lives.
“Helping the needy does not require one to sacrifice all; even a little means much on the part of those blessed with means. God will say, I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,” said Pastor Mwansa.
“We should learn to do good for people while they are still alive because often, people who are positioned to help others are not the ones doing so.”
The service was graced with music from different choirs, with the guest singers being the Chronicles choir from Ndola.
Jasmine Mwenya from the Roman Catholic thanked the SDA Church for inviting him to pray in an Adventist style.
“It is a rare gesture! Despite belonging to a different domination, we have all been embraced with love and I felt welcomed. I pray that we all become like this as Christians for we are all one in Christ,” said Mwenya.
By Buumba Mwitumwa
Kalemba April 23, 2023