Leading the celebrations was the church’s founder and leader Apostle Dr Stanley Ndovie, who just returned from a two-month hiatus that took him to South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Apostle Ndovie reminded members of his church of the significance of the number 33 in the Christian faith.
“Christ lived for 33 years, died, resurrected then went to heaven. I declare that everything that had died in your life will come back to life,” he told the faithful just after cutting a huge cake flanked by his wife
Apostle Jean Ndovi and his deputy Prophet Blessings Chapo and his wife.
He attributed the church’s phenomenal growth to God’s guidance, and the team work and support from his family, bishops, pastor, reverends, elders and members.
“Living Waters will become more powerful than ever. This generation must exceed what we have done,” he declared.
And the general secretary of the church Bishop Diston Chiweza reminded members of the church of the ministry’s mission of spearheading revival.
“Do we hunger more for revival than for material things? While it is not wrong to hunger for material things, we should hunger more for the Holy Spirit, because the more we hunger for Him, the more we will not fulfill desires of our flesh,” he urged the church.
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Earlier, the Apostle launched 2018 as ‘The Year of the Overcomer’ based on Revelations 3:21, replacing 2018 the ‘The Year of Reaping Bountifully’.
“You must be ready to be an overcomer. You need to arise, overcome and fight for what you want and you’ll get it. Look at the challenges as possibilities,” he implored the church and the nation.
The Living Waters Church International began to flow out on January 5th 1985, ironically with five families. Today, the church has many members all over the world and has several branches in every district in Malawi. The church also has branches in some African countries including South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, DRCongo and Botswana, and across the seas in the United Kingdom, United States and Ireland.
Aside from spearheading revival through preaching the gospel, the church also runs an International Bible College, schools, Chisomo Children’s Club-for street children, Eagles Relief and has now started opening clinics.