Couples’ Outing with Bishop to Mundawanga

02 October 2012
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Bishop Joe and Pastor Bernadette Imakando had an awesome moment with couples from Bread of Life main church to Mundawanga Botanical Garden and Zoo on Saturday 29th September 2012.

The outing was for couples to come together so that Bishop could remind them about some of the qualities that keeps the fire burning in their marriage.

The Bishop had lunch and game viewing of wild life with the couples from all church districts in Emmasdale including Pastors and their spouses. Other exciting activities included competitive games.

The Bishop spoke on a topic he titled, How to Keep a Successful Marriage. He counseled the couples to cherish marriage as an institution for comfort, reproduction and better life.


The Bishop said both husband and wife had a part to play for their marriage to succeed. He gave three requisites such as sustenance, maintenance and renewing, for a flourishing marriage.


By sustenance, the Bishop meant that marriage could succeed through honoring vows. The Bishop said commitment and respect for one another was also important.

He said patience and long suffering including prayer were other ingredients that could shield the marriage from the enemy.


By maintenance, the Bishop illustrated that marriage was like a car that when immediately someone stopped servicing it with new oil it would break down.

“Marriage can survive by oil of love because a wife wants to be shown that she is loved by her husband. You need oil of communication by settling down disputes. Use the oil of encouragement by telling your wife that she looks good. The oil of being best friends can also bring togetherness”. The Bishop said.


And by marriage renewal the Bishop meant couples should find time to take their wives for holiday. They can also remember to celebrate wedding anniversaries. Sharing gifts and serving each other with sumptuous meals is vital in order to make the marriage successful.

Bishop Imakando and Pastor Bernadette

Couples going round viewing animals

Lunch Time

Worship Time


L: Couples Chairperson Elder Chilambwe, Bishop Imakando (m)

Elizabeth Mpundu
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