Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Synod of Livingstonia Lilongwe Presbytery has inducted Reverend Stembridge Mwoshwa Moyo as parish minister for Likuni congregation at a colourful ceremony held at the church premises on Sunday.
Speaking during the induction ceremony, CCAP Lilongwe Presbytery Moderator Reverend Nase Chunga said God’s calling means one needs to leave his comfort zone and serve God with dedication.
Referring to bible scriptures from 1 Kings 19 verses 19 to 21 and Matthew 4 verses 18 to 25, where Elisha and Jesus disciples left their busy work and accepted their calling, Reverend Chunga said people who are destined to serve God should not make a habit of excuses but should rather commit to the work of God.
“As a pastor leading the people, you should strive to be a good representative to people by encouraging righteousness; pastors represent God in what they do,” said Chunga.
He also called the congregants to serve God in different capacities like singing, preaching and supporting God’s work.
In his acceptance speech, Reverend Moyo expressed gratitude to Likuni church members and the Lilongwe presbytery for supporting him in his work since he was posted to the church.
“Likuni CCAP has many projects, such as construction of the church and other facilities and this can only come to fruition if we work together,” he observed.
Likuni CCAP Session Clerk Frazer Nkhata commended Reverend Moyo for his leadership which has seen the church spearhead some projects.
He also commended the church members for supporting the church with finances which made the induction ceremony a success.
Reverend Moyo takes over from Reverend Joshua Nyangulu who served the church from 2018 to 2022.
The induction ceremony was attended by parish ministers and choir groups from different churches in Lilongwe presbytery, CCAP Nkhoma Synod, Anglican Church and chiefs, among notable guests.