Founder of the Living Waters Church Apostle Dr Stanley Ndovie Sunday laid a foundation stone for the construction of a multimillion kwacha 5, 000-seater cathedral in Mzuzu City.
Speaking in an interview after a sermon to the congregation, Apostle Ndovie said Malawians, especially those in the North, need to be development conscious and move with the change that is taking place in the region.
“The North needs to rise up. Already things have changed. When I look around, I see so many things are changing. Therefore, all the people just need is to move with the change.
“I know that if people don’t change quickly they might lose out on what God is doing in the Northern Region,” Apostle Ndovie said.
The site for the cathedral is about a kilometre from the Reserve Bank of Malawi branch and two kilometres from Grand Palace Hotel, some of the recent infrastructure that have changed the shape of Mzuzu and spurred the city’s economy.
In his sermon during the service dubbed Mega Sunday, Apostle Ndovie preached against the tendency by some people to be contented with what they achieve at a particular time instead of striving for more or bigger things.
“When some people have a success, they don’t want to move from there; they keep on staying in the same place doing the very same things all the time,” he said.
The sermon was based on Deuteronomy Chapter 1 verses 2 to 6 which talks about God’s command to the Israelites to leave Horeb after they had stayed long enough at the mountain instead of moving into the Promised Land.
“Now I want you to know that if you take long in your assignment before God, it will not be the problem of God or somebody else, it will be your problem because what you are assigned can take very short time for you to prosper.
“It doesn’t have to take you too long. I will ask every one of you who has vision, those of you who want to accomplish things: why don’t you study the problems of Israel?” Apostle Ndovie said.
Bishop Runwell Jimmy Kilembe of Mzuzu Living Waters Church said the current church building has proved small following the growth of membership over the years hence the new project.
“Mzuzu as headquarters of the region, we want to build a cathedral that should accommodate a lot of people. Currently, the one that we have has become too small to accommodate us all,” said Kilembe who is also overseer of all satellite churches in the region.
He said Mzuzu City alone has about 5, 000 members of which 2, 000 congregate at the Mzuzu main church where the cathedral will be built.
“Our projected cost is around K200 million. God’s work is not done by one person. So we want all [satellite] churches and well-wishers to join hands so that this project is done,” said Bishop Kilembe.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :