Zurich/Choma. Foster Chimbizgani Lungu (47) will from now on bear the Apostle ministry. Together with Paul Lefred Ngambi (38), who was ordained a Bishop in the same divine service, he will care for the New Apostolic congregations in Malawi. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber performed the ordinations in the divine service he conducted there on 4 March in the Zambian city of Choma.
It was the Church leader’s first trip to Choma, a city located in the south of the country some 300 kilometres from Lusaka. The Chief Apostle encouraged the congregation: “We will remain united with one another through powerful prayers.” The sermon was based on a Bible passage from Job 42: 5: “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You.” The European guests accompanying the Chief Apostle on this trip were District Apostles Bernd Koberstein (Germany) and Markus Fehlbaum (Switzerland).
The journey continues to Zimbabwe
At the end of the divine service Chief Apostle Leber retired the long-serving Apostle James Herbert Kaira from Malawi, who had reached the age limit. He had served as a minister in the congregations for nearly 42 years, 23 of them as an Apostle. In Malawi the New Apostolic Church has over 200,000 members in 2,000 congregations.
On Tuesday evening, 6 March 2012 the Chief Apostle conducted another divine service in Harare, Zimbabwe. We will report further concerning that visit.
7 March 2012