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More than two months of preparation culminated in the visit of District Apostle J Kriel to the Mpumalanga area.

Shortly after landing at the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit, the District Apostle attended a presentation by Apostle Meyer and the local Bishops regarding their consolidation project, which is currently being undertaken by all working areas in the NAC Southern Africa District Church. Later that evening, the District Apostle conducted a divine service in Nelsville congregation. Romans 12:21 served as the platform for the divine service. 

On Thursday, 20 July 2017, Apostle Meyer and the three local Bishops took the District Apostle on a tour through a part of Bishop Ndubane’s Legogote working area, followed by a brief trip through the Kruger National Park and a section of Bishop Mabaso’s Nkomazi working area via Komatipoort on the Mozambique border. The purpose of this trip was to provide the District Apostle with a glimpse of the Mpumalanga working area, where congregations worship in humble locations that range from shacks to sub-economic structures. The trip also provided an opportunity for more in depth discussions regarding future developments in the working area.

On Thursday evening, the District Apostle Kriek conducted a divine service at Mzinti Congregation, which is located 100 Km East of Nelspruit and within 20 Km of both the Mozambican and Swaziland borders. Matthew 20:28 was the Bible word which was used as a basis for the divine service.  The District Apostle was welcomed at the church entrance before the service by children singing “the Father’s house is our delight” with melodica accompaniment. This was to showcase an initiative in the area to develop future organists by first engaging children to play the melodica, where after they move on to learn to play the keyboard.

Many blessings were experienced by the members of the Mpumalanga area, and they look forward to the District Apostle’s next visit to their area.