Our missions team consisting of; Associate Pastor Francis Chela, Pastor Charles Chomba, LP’s Chikombe and Christine Chela with their two children Jada and Ithai, traveled into Lilongwe Malawi on the 20th of July 2017.
After a long 10 hour drive into Lilongwe, the following day Friday the team gathered together with Ministry Leaders of Capital Christian Worship Centre (CCWC) Lilongwe for their weekly leader’s prayer meeting. This was a time of thanksgiving and intercession standing in the gap for the Ministry. What a time of fellowship!
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 23rd July;
On Sunday the 23rd of July, the missions’ team gathered together with our Capital Christian Family in Lilongwe for the Sunday worship service. A time of honoring our God in praise and worship.
Associate Pastor Francis Chela preached a power word titled ‘The Blessed Assurance of Salvation’, and the other Ministry Leaders on the Missions team participated in the order of service, LP Christine Chela took up the Call to worship segment and Pastor Charles Chomba took up the Presentation of Gifts segment.
MONDAY 24th JULY CAN TV VISIT;
Prior to the missions trip, LP Christine Chela who is also the Sales and Marketing Coordinator for Capital Christian Ministries International (CCMI) had an appointment set to meet with the management of CAN TV (Channel for All Nations) a Christian broadcasting station which airs Capital Impact, a television program hosted by CCMI, to discuss strategies of advertising Capital Impact and the Ministry branch in Lilongwe. This meeting was a huge success! CAN TV laid out a good marketing plan and strategy, success is a definite guarantee. We will impact Malawi for Christ, glory to God!
THURSDAY MORNING 27th JULY MEETING THE NEW HIGH COMMISSIONER TO MALAWI
The Missions team had an introductory meeting with Zambia’s new High Commissioner to Malawi, His Excellency Dr. John Phiri. He has been at the mission for two months. It was a fruitful time and he was very glad to meet the Missions team. In this meeting they addressed a number of things to do with how CCWC Lilongwe can progress. The Missions team gave him an understanding of the CCMI Missions statement and why the Ministry is called to only Capital Cities. At the hearing of this he was glad and well informed because he couldn’t understand why such a powerful church with such a powerful message was only found in the Capital City.
The High Commissioner was quick to mention to the delight of the Missions team, that he is a faithful viewer of Capital Impact on CAN TV. Glory to God! At the end of the meeting emails were exchanged and the High Commissioner requested for a word of prayer. He was so touched and encouraged by the prayer that he blessed the church with MWK 5000.00.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON 27th JULY MEETING EVANGELICAL ASSOCIATION OF MALAWI
The Missions team also took time to meet with the team at the Evangelical Association of Malawi. They met with the deputy General Secretary Rev. Grey Mwalabu and three others. This was a very necessary meeting as the EAM informed the team of a change in the Constitution that had just been adopted.
They were extremely glad that we reconnected and as a result of the meeting, the Missions team was invited to attend a day of prayer which took place on Saturday the 29th of July from 08:30hrs to 12:00hrs.
THURSDAY EVENING 27th JULY CHRISTIAN LIFE CARE GROUP MEETING- CLC
On Thursday Evening as has been the tradition for our Capital Christian Family in Lilongwe, the Missions team gathered at the home of LP Veronica for the weekly CLC group meeting (Bible study).
Pastor Charles Chomba was assigned to lead the CLC meeting and he preached on the subject, ‘The Great Commission’, from Mark 16:14-20. This subject led well into the upcoming Missions Sunday Service. The questions asked during the meeting were; who commissions? To whom are we commissioned? Why are we commissioned?
SATURDAY 29th JULY EAM PRAYER MEETING
The Missions team joined by members of CCWC Lilongwe had a blessed time at a prayer meeting hosted by Evangelical Association of Malawi at the beautiful Botanical Gardens. The total number of attendees was just over 60 people! The general Secretary of the EAM in his closing remarks encouraged the people in attendance to be grateful for the call to prayer and not relent in praying because God answers prayer.
SUNDAY 30th JULY MISSIONS CELEBRATION SUNDAY
Happy Missions Sunday! The Missions team together with the Capital Christian Family in Lilongwe celebrated missions and the CCMI Vision during an annual celebration of Missions hosted by CCMI dubbed ‘Missions Sunday’. The Capital Christian Family was dressed in beautiful African attires to display the beauty of Africa and emphasize Vision Africa! What a glorious prophetic time of celebration.
In this Service, Associate Pastor Francis Chela preached a storm in his message titled ‘We Are called to be Missionaries’. Indeed we are on the move AFRICA HERE WE COME!
FAREWELL FOR NOW 31st JULY
On Monday the 31st of July at approximately 07:00hrs the Missions Team packed up and hit the road heading back into Lusaka, Zambia after a successful Missions trip!