Reported by Joseph Samwel
The annual National convention was held from 10th – 15th September 2019 at our National headquarters situated in Tanzania’s commercial city of Dar es salaam about 2 Km from the newly opened Kigamboni bridge. The convention brought together 500+ brethren from Dar es Salaam, Coast region, Morogoro, Mbeya, Songwe, Tanga, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, Dodoma, Singida, Shinyanga, Mwanza, Kigoma, Ruvuma, Lindi and Karagwe. Further to this we had guest speakers and brethren from our neighboring nation of Kenya.
The Lord gave us grace to listen to women and men of God namely Bishop Lydia Mukabi from Mombasa Kenya, Pastor Caleb from Mumias Kenya, Pastor Michael Titus from Coast Region Tanzania, Pastor Stanley Mweta of Dar es salaam Tanzania, Pastor Dickson Mwanyambo from Mbeya Tanzania, Pastor Paul Ntulwa of Dar es salaam from Tanzania, Pastor Munga and wife from Mombasa Kenya and lastly Missionary Benjamin Violla from the USA..
The theme of the conference was entitled “Pillars of Pentecost”. As the Spirit of the Lord gave guidance the speakers expounded some eight pillars summarized as follows:
The GREAT COMMISSION given by our Lord Jesus Christ.
“go ye therefore, and teach all nations” – (Math. 28:19).
Giving DUE RESPECT TO THE ANOINTING WHICH IS IN OUR SPIRITUAL LEADERS. “and we beseech you brethren, to know them that labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake” (1The 5:12,13)
OBEDIENCE. “And being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem” (Acts 1:4)
FAITHFULNESS in all that we have been given or assigned as stewards. (Math 25:14- 30)
FORGIVENESS as a way of life. (Mark: 11:25-26)
LOVE towards the Lord, brethren and all people. (1John 3:14-18)
Acknowledging and accepting the GRACE OF GOD in all our Ministry to the Lord. (Heb. 4:16)
In spite of the word Lord we were also greatly blessed by the convention praise and worship team, individual singers, convention mass choir, upatanisho choir from Mbeya and Tunduma choir. Further to this, the presence of the Lord was manifested during prayer and altar calls call whereby deliverance, repentance and recommitment to serve Christ was witnessed throughout the six days of the convention.
The closing session was marked by MRC overseer Bishop Rodrick Mbwambo and Bishop Lyidia Mukabi of Mombasa giving certificates of appreciation to some of the brethren who showed exception diligence during the preparation of the 2019 conference.
Surely the Lord’s presence was with us during the entire six days of the conference. LET THE FIRE SPREAD! We pray after the conference it may be said “These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also” – (Acts 17:6)