On Thursday, 07 March 2019, District Apostle J Kriel arrived at Kasane Airport in Botswana at 13h30.

He was received by Apostle Liwakala, Bishop L Masule and District Elder C Mukwati of Kasane.

After going through customs, the District Apostle and his company had to leave immediately for the border, to take a boat from Kasane to Impalila Island. A divine service was scheduled at Impalila Island the same afternoon. A boat-ride is the only means of transport between Kasane and Impalila. While on the Island, they had to go to the immigration of Namibia before heading for the divine service.

The boat ride takes about seven 7 minutes at top speed in the Chobe River, which is the natural boundary between Namibia and Botswana. Once on dry land, it takes about 10 minutes to drive to the service venue, and a tour-guide vehicle was arranged for this purpose. The church structure is built between the classrooms and the new hostel structure for Impalila Secondary School.

History was made, as this was the first service by a District Apostle on the Island. The Bible word for the divine service was taken out of Ephesians 4:14 “That we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting.”

Bishop Masule was called to serve along.

The border between the two countries closes at 16h30, therefore the District Apostle and those in his company, had to cross-over on time.