Easter Sunday


Easter Sunday – 20 April 2014

Pastor Louis Ndekha

1 Kings 6:7

In building the temple, only blocks dressed at the quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the temple site while it was being built.

When I read I Kings 6:7 I always imagine the Lord building his church from stones which he gathers and then rightly shapes to fit perfectly into the structure of his building. 1 Peter 2:5 gives the same thought in the present continuous tense where “we are being built into a spiritual house, to be a holy Priesthood …” This gives the idea of a journey or process in our spiritual development, a journey which began at Calvary when the Lord Jesus shed his blood to cleanse us of all iniquities and make us into a people acceptable to God the Father. As a church leader this encourages me never to give up even when things do not seem to add up in the church. It assures me that in spite of all setbacks, the Lord is building his church towards a perfection he himself has set as a goal.   

Pastor Louis Ndekha is the General Secretary (GS) of the Africa Evangelical Church (AEC), SIM Malawi’s partner Church. As GS, Pastor Ndekha is responsible for around 170 churches. Prior to taking up his role as GS, Pastor Ndekha had been Principal of the Evangelical Bible College of Malawi (EBCoM), another of SIM Malawi’s key partners.

In its work to Build the Church, SIM Malawi works closely with the AEC in a number of ways; from the provision of Bible study materials in Chichewa, to physically helping to roof churches; from working with EBCoM to train pastors and lay leaders to Pastors’ Book Set Conferences and developing a bespoke lay-leadership training course with the AEC which has now been rolled out across all AEC churches.

This is a very diverse and vital part of the work of SIM Malawi.

To offer support for this initiative please quote project number 96454 - Church Leadership Scholarships



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