|(Above ) Bishop Joe Imakando praying for new converts||(Above) Chawama Bread of Life Pastor: Andrea Chigora||(Above) Pastor Shadreck Chisulo|
(Above) Bishop Joe Imakando leading New Converts in a prayer of repentance
|(above): Far left Bishop and Pastor Imakando, Pastor and Mrs. Chisulo during praise and worship at Chawama Bread of Life Church|
Bishop preached a life transforming message entitled: A word of Fruitfulness from the Gospel of Luke 5v1:
1: Hear the Word of God
2: Change your mind set
3: You need a strategy
4. Receive the man of God as a prophet from God. Act on his word and you will be fruitful in whatever he tells you.
Bishop Imakando later prayed for people and many came under the power of God and about 50 gave their lives to the Lord. He also blessed and prophesied growth upon the Chawama church. The conference propelled the Chawama church into a new dimension, a dimension of fruitifulness.
Believers from all walks of life on New Year’s Eve thronged the Bread of Life Church auditorium to witness the unveiling of the theme for the year 2009.
Workers casting concrete to make bases for the Car Park at the Blessing Centre
In the quest to meet our 22nd December 2012 deadline to complete the Blessing Centre. Bishop Joe Imakando appealed to the congregation on Sunday 23rd September for people to respond by donating materials such as river sand, 20mm stones, quarry dust and cement.
The critical area of need is the drive way and car park which needs to be complete in order for us to paint external walls of the Blessing Centre.
In addition, the school of ministry, Gym, Clinic and Media are the outstanding works of putting ceiling, doors need to be completed.
We appeal to you to tap into the anointing of completion.
For donations, contact:
Deacon Luke: 0977 803 423
Deacon Mutale: 0977 422 968
Elder Machiya: 0979 415 130
Elder Lwabila: 0977 781 627
During the discussion, Bishop Imakando advised Christian business persons to observe ethical norms, principals and values of Christianity whenever they were conducting business.
And answering to a question about how believers could conduct their business in a Christian nation? Bishop Imakando responded that a nation could only be called a Christian nation if only people who were involved were Christians.
Mean while, when answering to another question, global financial crisis, where is God?
Bishop said the financial crisis was due to greediness by mankind, and that God was not the source of the problem. Bishop assured that many nations in Africa would not feel much effects of financial crisis being experienced in America.
He further advised that, “when you see a project at hand, as a believer look for an opportunity in it, find your share. Jacob after he worked for Laban for 14 years, he thought of running his own affairs. When you start your business you will be your own boss. Business is about risk taking”.
And when answering to another question on the causes of poor performance of businesses managed by black people as compared to that by white people? Bishop responded, that colour of skin had nothing to do with poor running of businesses. He attributed this to lack of running businesses without principles.
“The problem is that when a black man has money, they want to spend it on luxury things. Be cautious of your expenditure from the profits you are making." The other thing that can support smooth running of business by black people is by soliciting for joint ventures where you put up your capital together. Also keep records in your business affairs.
And as Christian business individuals you should be able to donate to charities, according to Proverbs 11:24-25, it’s another way of blessings.
We need to change our mentality towards business. Then we will be a people who shall make a difference”. Bishop advised