Priesthood of all Believers

“The spiritual and physical transformation taking place in my life and the church I lead can be attributed to mentoring programs and tranclip_image002sformation journey training that I am receiving from Jubilee Centre” said Rev. Bitwell Njovu of Living Waters Bible Church in George compound Lusaka. The lesson Bitwell has been receiving in the mentoring sessions is helping him to disciple believers to understand that anyone who has paid the high price of leaving the ‘world’ to become a devoted follower of Christ will experience great benefits of secure relationship and other rewards with and from Him here on earth now and forever. Equipped in what a church that brings hope to the community looks like, Bitwell is guiding his church to have leaders with a servant attitude and members to be generous.

In December 2012, the church raised two thousand kwacha and bought foodstuff and second hand clothes to help the needy in the community and members. Fifteen families that are affected by HIV and AIDS, widows and those taking care of orphans received 25Kg mealie, sugar and cooking oil.                                              Picture: one of the leaders giving foodstuffs to needy

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Bitwell is one of the pastors who received agriculture support inputs from Jubilee Centre in October last year, as a beneficiary of the agricultural support. He is expecting to harvest 20X50 Kg of maize this season. He says this is enough to feed his family for this year and he hopes to sell the rest and save some money for next year in input.

“Through the same expectant harvest I will be able to sell some and boost my motor vehicle tires business. My vision is to see that I help two or three orphans from the business profit by the end of this year” said Rev. Bitwell.

Picture: Rev. Bitwell’s maize field

The church is all about the priesthood of all believers and every Christian ought to do the ministry. I am very excited to see believers using their spiritual gifts in the church” said Bitwell. The church has out grown the classroom in which it meets. Further weekly programs are affected as they have no central place to meet during the week. Pray with them as they seek God’s intervention for land to build a worship centre.