Botswana: Churches Gather for Thanks Giving

| July 12, 2016

On Sunday, different churches in Botswana gathered at Boipuso Hall for the President's Day Celebrations Combined Church Service.

The church service that was organised by Gaborone Ministers Fraternal, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Sport and Culture was meant to pray for the country's 50 years of peace and stability, former and current Presidents, national leadership (Dikgosi, spiritual and political leadership) and rain.

When delivering thanks giving prayers, Apostole Alfred Baki, Rev. T. Boikanyo, Apostle Moffat Lubinda and Pastor Precious Balone thanked God for all the leadership, protection and provision that He gave the nation through all the challenges and obstacles it had been through all the years and for all His unlimited blessings. They also thanked God for all the glorious things that He did for Botswana and asked Him to continually bless the nation for the next 50 years and beyond.

Additionally, they asked God to guide and give President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama and the national leadership the wisdom to lead the country according to His own will and commended former presidents for their visionary leadership which made Botswana a shining example amongst other countries.

In his welcome remarks, Gaborone Ministers Fraternal vice chairperson, Dr Boitirelo Kabo commended the church for the role it had continued to play in uniting the whole nation.

"We want to recognise in a special way, what God has done in our nation. We are aware that everything that we have done, we did not do because of our wisdom or intelligence, but it is because of God's guidance," he said.

As a build up to the country's 50 years anniversary of independence, Dr Kabo implored all leaders and the nation 'to continue to involve the church and to spice every activity with religion and remember that God has led us thus far.'

He also applauded people who attended the service for having recognised the guidance, leadership and wisdom that God instilled in them to gather together and pray, as one, for the country and implored Batswana to continue being God fearing.

In his sermon, Rev. Bishop Dr Enole Ditsheko of New Temple of the New Jerusalem said 'where there is vision people flourish, but where there is no vision people perish.' Botswana, he said continued to experience stability, peace, tranquility and mercy, because it was championed by visionary leaders.

He urged and encouraged the church to also uphold the National Vision 2016 pillars of a; Compassionate, Just and Caring Nation, Secure and Safe nation and a United and Proud Nation. For the nation to remain united and proud, he said it was paramount that the church continued being morally tolerant.

Present at the church service were; second president of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire, United States Ambassador to Botswana, Mr Earl Miller, Leader of Opposition, Mr Duma Boko, Kenya's deputy head of mission, Mr Wilfred Musau, director of Public Service Management, Ms Ruth Maphorisa and permanent secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture, Mr Kago Ramokate. In addition, Gaborone district commissioner, Ms Tshegofatso Seitshiro, chief Justice, Justice Maruping Dibotelo and World Health Organisation representative, Dr Martins Ovberedjo, also attended the service.

Source: Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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