Friday, March 21, 2008

The British Good Friday...


Three years ago I had the honour to witness the Easter season in Sweden. This time around I'm in the thick of things in the UK. Unlike in Sweden, there were signs of people going to church early in the morning in the British capital London. I even saw some two guys with a guitar covered with Christian stickers!!!
I was privileged to attend an impartation conference of renowned preacher Benny Hinn at Excel in the London docklands, east of the city.
It was an amazing day. First my alarm didnot go off, meaning I woke up late to the chagrin of my Zimbabwean classmate and friend Margaret Nyamushamba. Then we found that the shop that sells 24-hour travel cards was not open!! Determined to make the 90 minute journey to the prayers we decided to pay a little bit more by paying cash in the bus and buying the travel card later. Wow...the bus driver said his ticket machine was down and we could go for free!! Then we found that one of the busy underground train lines, Jubilee, which we intended to use was not functioning today!! Still we soldiered on using alternative routes and finally got to Excel just30 minutes before the meeting commenced.
I was impressed with the way time was observed at the conference. The only hitch was noise from planes taking off at the nearby London City, one of the five airports in the capital.

Otherwise Pastor Benny Hinn preached on ensuring financial security in the hour of need. He prophesied that the world economy would crumble in the next few years. Benny Hinn urged Christians to give to God to safeguard provision from the Master. He also said giving should be out of obedience to God and not out of emotions.
I was enthralled to watch Alvin Slaughter, the US gospel singer minister in song at the event.

It was a great and memorable Good Friday and a fitting finale to a day of extraordinary happenings.

3 Comments:

At 24 March 2008 at 17:37:00 CET, Blogger Fingani Mphande said...

Joe
Zikomo kwambiri chifukwa cha malangizo anu. Ndakonza ma spelling I hope panopa zili bwino bwino. Nthawi zambiri ndimalmba mothamanga.

I noticed walemba "god". Amaneyo anayenera kukhala "GOD". All the best ndaona unanjoyatu. Mpaka ka sozibele thya! uli bo

 
At 24 March 2008 at 22:43:00 CET, Blogger Victor Kaonga said...

Koma wandiopsa Joe mpaka pamenepa. The main attraction is the Southern Rhodesia connection connection.

 
At 12 May 2008 at 11:03:00 CEST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

koma abale, mpaka tsaya to tsaya? ha-ha!

 

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