Ndirande-Kachere CCAP congregation last Sunday inducted Reverend Edina Navaya as its new moderator.
Upon her induction, Navaya said besides now having peace of mind, she was motivated by the way the congregation welcomed her.
“I am excited that I am free to minister and mingle freely as I discharge my duties as both moderator of Ndirande-Kachere and the synod’s vice-moderator,” she said.
Equally happy with the event was Navaya’s boss, the synod moderator Reverend Rabson Chimkwezule, who after the ceremony said he was impressed by how the congregation has managed to organise three major functions within a short time.
“We have learnt something from you because we were not expecting such a colourful ceremony where there have been so many gifts, and peace and calm prevailing during the ceremony,” said Chimkwezule.
The congregation’s second vice-session clerk, Emmanuel Gondwe attributed the success of the event to unity of purpose among the congregation.
“Of course, we had three functions in a row—we had dinners and farewells
for associate minister Reverend Joel Sherbino and moderator Reverend Enos Muhiwa—and on Sunday we had the induction of the new moderator, Reverend Navaya,” said Gondwe.
Meanwhile a 29-member Ndirande-Kachere delegation left for a week-long visit to Lusaka, Zambia. The travelling team consists of the Men’s Choir and the Mvano Choir. They are led by former moderator of the church Reverend Muhiwa and vice-session clerk Dian Sangala.
Reverend Rabson Navaya, husband to the new Ndirande-Kachere moderator, advised the travelling party to uphold discipline as ambassadors of Ndirande-Kachere, Blantyre Synod, and Malawi as a whole.
Navaya has gone to Ndirande-Kachere on transfer from Saint James congregation, within Blantyre City Presbytery, where she had some misunderstandings with some members of the congregation. n