UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI ADVENTIST STUDENTS CONCLUDE CONFERENCE
By Amalawi - Fri Jun 01, 8:00 am
BY Our Repoter
Seventh-day Adventist students in the University of Malawi on Sunday 27th May 2012 concluded a four-day revival conference held at the University of Malawi”s Chancellor College in Zomba. The conference was patronized by students from the five constituent colleges of the University; Chancellor College, College of Medicine, the Polytechnic, Kamuzu College of Nursing and Bunda college of Agriculture.
Speakers at the conference whose theme was; ‘now is the time when our salvation is nearer than we first believed’ included South African based evangelist Gabriel Kasanda as guest speaker and Machinga based director of ‘God Speaks today ‘ ministries Lay pastor Golden Lapani as they took turn to share the word of God to the students. The conference was held as an annual gathering of students from the Adventist faith in the University of Malawi where sharing the word of God. In this year’s program witnessing and cherishing the sick at Zomba General Hospital were among the core activities.
Speaking to the gathering on the sabbath day 26th May 2012, Kasanda warned the mamoth youthful crowd about the ‘coming of Jesus Christ’ and challenged them to be ready. Kasanda called upon the youth to live by example to the world by being exemplary and faithful to God in their daily endeavors. On his part, Lay Pastor Lapani’s sharing focused on youth’s commitment to God and involvement in the work of sharing the word to others.
He denounced ‘worldly dressing’ and life styles which hinders the furtherance of the good news of salvation. ‘ You ought to be light to the world’. he quoted the Bible. Chairperson of the organizing committee 3rd year Bachelor of Science Student at Chancellor College blessings Kachere thanked the gathered youth and speakers for making the function a great success. ‘ I would firstly thank the Almighty for making this even possible amid all hardship encountered towards the preparations. I also want to thank the speakers who traveled all the way from their respective places to share the word of God. You were sent and you did not refuse, Praise God! He called upon the students to make use of the shared word and serve God in the ‘last days’ and closing scenes of earth’s history.
In his remarks at the final gathering at Zomba Botanical Gardens on Sunday the 27th of May, patron of the conference Andrew Jamali stressed the importance of the gathering and why it was necessary that inspite of the students busy schedule, they participate in the event. ‘ This is your time to listen to the word of God although you are busy with studies. There are days coming when people shall go to and fro looking for the word of God to no avail. So make the most of what you have learned here’. Students had a chance to buy DVDs, christinan books and literature as well as t-shirts for the conference.