“We have more than 40 congregations without church ministers and each year we establish an average of six new congregations. Ten players are like a drop in the ocean,” says the General Secretary of our sister church in Malawi, the CCAP (Church in Central Africa Presbyterian).
On 5th June the CCAP admitted ten candidates for the ministry at Nkhoma. Rev. Chiwoko was the graduation chairman and ensured that this ceremony was conducted in a joyful manner. The wives of the candidates were also welcomed and made part of the ceremony as they will play a very important role of support in their husbands’ calling.
They were blessed as couples and each graduate received a bicycle, gown, clerical shirt and many more other gifts to kick-start their careers as ministers.
The candidates will be ordained at the following congregations:
- Rev. G. Msiya at Makungubwi on 27 June
- Rev. F. Sitotlo at Chanda on 27 June
- Rev. R. Daliyon at Mphongwe on 27 June
- Rev. M.M. Mbale at Mtenthera on 4 July
- Rev. M.P. Chibwe at Kasemwe on 4 July
- Rev. G.V.T. Kumwenda at Phokera at 27 June
- Rev. Kalimbera at Ulongwe
- Rev. M.C.L.B. Mbuna at Mang’a
- Rev. S. Khothowa at Chipanga
- Rev. C.M. Makondetsa at Dwangwa
May God bless JMTI (https://witnessministry.christians.co.za/jmti-josophat-mwale-theological-institute/) as institute that provides theological training for final year pastoral students in Applied Theology and other related practical subjects. They also provide in-service training for serving ministers.
JMTI is registered with the Theological Board and Dr L. Katundu is the principal.