Mayor Miles Sampa Dedicates Lusaka City Council to God
NEW Lusaka Mayor, Miles Sampa has dedicated his office and Lusaka City Council, in general, to God because of his firm belief in God.
Mayor Sampa said this when South African-based Zambian prophet, Isaiah Brian Sovi paid a courtesy call on him at his office on Tuesday morning.
The Mayor said the Council was facing a lot of challenges and that there was need to put God first in all they do.
The Mayor said his office welcomed all men and women of God and other religions because the Republican Constitution recognised such.
“This is symbolic to me because prophet Sovi used to pray for me and he prophesised that one day I will be here. I invited him to come and pray for the office and the official car.”
The Mayor said he would meet the Muslim community as well to discuss with them matters to do with the city because they are stakeholders.
He said he was a staunch Catholic and appointed Father Lastone Lupupa during his installation last Friday as Mayor’s chaplain, but beyond that he had respect for any bishop, pastor, prophet as long as they believed in God and could preach about God.
“Even those who are not Christians, I know we are a Christian nation, but the constitution also tolerates other religions – Muslim, Hinduism; this Mayor will have time for them.”
“I would like to thank him (prophet Sovi) for coming all the way from South Africa to bless the Mayor’s office and the official car. … I welcome all those pastors, churches, bishops who would want to pray for the Mayor’s office and car that this Mayor is available to all religions and I encourage everyone to look up to God in whatever they do because that is what I will do.”
And prophet Sovi said he met Mr. Sampa some months ago through prayers because he (Mayor) is a man that seeks the face of God.
“I met him (Mayor Sampa) through prayers. That was the time when God revealed that he would be Mayor and he received the word adding that: “When you are a man and a leader who is open to God, things begin to happen; this is why I am here today; to honour God and to celebrate what God has done.”
RIP: Mark Mwaka Kabalu, gospel music star dies
MARK Mwaka Kabalu, a popular gospel artist has passed away from health complications. The late Mark was part of the Gospel trio DMK comprising Davis Ingwee, Mark Kabalu and Kelvin Mwaba famous for songs like ‘Kalima Masaka’, ‘Worry Not’ and ‘Favour’.
The announcement was made on DMK Singers Facebook page;
“It is with a heavy heart that we regret to inform you of the passing of our brother and friend Mark Kabalu. Mark passed on after a short illness and details of his funeral will soon be communicated.”
His friends and fans condoled with the family. Here are some of their tribute messages:
Moses Simpungwe,“ Mark Mwaka- (DMK), I tried calling you last week so that I extend an invitation from our Church for you to come with your friends to the Wall Builders Conference. I failed because of the network until I in boxed and we chatted and agreed that you will be our guests at this year’s conference. Today I have been told that you have passed way… life is vanity indeed. Go well Mark . I believe you have ran your race. Farewell to you beloved. Till we meet. RIP”
Changu Chilwesa, “My friend and brother …Gospel Artist Mark DMK has answered the irrevocable call of recall… Words fail. Our hearts are shattered.”
Our Morning Prayer: Psalm 16:8
“I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” – Psalm 16:8
“Dear Lord, I don’t know who or what will cross my path today.
But I do know that You are my Rock and my Fortress. You are my Shield and my Strong Tower.
Help me to anchor myself to You today. Teach me how to stand strong in You and choose only Your way today. Help me walk by Your truth and not my feelings.
Help me to embrace anything that comes my way as an opportunity to see You at work and as an opportunity to point others to You.
Thank You that You love me and nothing can ever take that away from me! Even if I fail today and fall short, You whisper Your unconditional love deep into my soul and remind me that Your mercies are new every morning.
That truly amazes me, Lord. Thank You for meeting with me today.
Would You wake me again tomorrow with the same sweet whisper of Your love? I can’t wait to meet with You again.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”