Front-line Pastor, Heighten Hamweene from Zambia presented the opening devotional message for those attending the Mid-year meetings of the Southern Africa Indian Ocean Division (SID) on the 18th of May 2012. His reflection was on Amos 5v21-24.
Speaking on the theme: “Revived by His Word,” and focusing on the question: “what does God require?” he said that God’s Word must become a living fountain in our lives. “In order not to repeat the mistakes we need to learn from the mistakes of the past. He reiterated the question: ‘What does God require?’ God has one desire that we may live justly and righteously. We need to live according to a ‘thus saith the Lord… genuine revival can only come through the word of God.’” Concluding his message, Pastor Hamweene encouraged the leaders gathered to focus only on God’s Word and His will.
It was very significant to notice the entire leadership and members of the Executive Committee kneeling together in prayer seeking God’s grace and leading in the hours that were to follow where strategic decisions were to be made with regard to important programs and initiatives of the church in the region.
In a special service, coordinated by Dr Papu Jongimpi (Ministerial Director – SID), Officers of the Unions formed a circle around the SID Officers seeking God’s blessing and the outpouring of His Spirit as they are led by His Spirit to give Spiritual leadership to the church in Southern Africa.
Prayer continues to be a distinguishing feature of meeting in SID.
Dr Paul Charles
SID Communication – We Connect