THE Reunion Choir of Blantyre City Presbytery of the CCAP Blantyre Synod is living by its billing of taking the gospel to all ends of the world. The Choir last week visited the Dutch Reformed Church in Botswana – Gaborone Congregation, to spread the word of God through music but also share knowledge in the music ministry.
Chairperson of the trip Vincent Samuel told The Sunday Times that the main goal of the visit was to spread the gospel through songs and hymns as it is commissioned.
“Among many of our songs, we have this one which says ‘Far far away the voice of God is calling’, which acts as our benchmark for our calling. It is therefore in light of that calling that we travelled to not only spread the gospel, but to learnt a lot from our colleagues on how best our songs can be sung,” said Samuel.
He added that language barriers did not stop the two churches from achieving their goal during the visit.
“Indeed we have learnt that we differ in languages but our focus and mission is similar which is to spread the gospel to all nations, so our calling remains the same,” he said.
A total of 25 members travelled including Rev. Moyo, the Deputy Moderator of Blantyre City Presbytery.
The group’s chairperson Beston Jangao said the trip also served as a warm up for the celebration of 20 years of service since the choir was established in 1997.
One of the Reunion Choir founding members Dr Rabson Mgawi said 20 years of the choir’s existence was a testimony that its mission of spreading the gospel through music was on the right track.
“What the Lord began in 1997 has been carried on by generations of the choir which has recorded testimonies of spiritual growth of its members, improvement on quality of music and even strong marriages,” said Mgawi.
“As we clock 20, we are seeing a second generation which will carry the mission and vision forward in the future. We hope that each member finds a space to fit in and serve God to their best in every season,” he said.
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