Mtisi elected to top SDA post

The Manica Post - - Health/Faith - Post Cor­re­spon­dent

MAN­ICA Post and Di­a­mond FM Ra­dio per­son­al­ity Mor­ris Mtisi was re­cently elected chair­per­son for both the Zimbabwe East Union chap­ter and na­tional com­mit­tee of Sev­enth Day Ad­ven­tist (SDA)-Zimbabwe Ad­ven­tist Com­mu­ni­ca­tors As­so­ci­a­tion (ZACA) dur­ing its launch in Kwekwe.

ZACA is an as­so­ci­a­tion mooted by the Zimbabwe Ad­ven­tist Unions Con­fer­ences. Its pur­pose is to mo­bilise jour­nal­ists and com­mu­ni­ca­tors in di­verse po­si­tions and me­dia houses who are mem­bers of the SDA Church to stand up for Je­sus and as­sist in the com­ple­tion of his mis­sion.

Speak­ing to The Man­ica Post re­cently, Mr Mtisi, him­self a guest columnist and ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­ri­als writer, said at this time in the his­tory of mankind when lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and the world at large are deeply im­mersed in fright­en­ing cor­rup­tion, sin and crime, the Kwekwe SDA com­mu­ni­ca­tors’ con­ven­tion had a pro­found mes­sage for hu­man­ity.

“When he is be­ing abused and all he stands for is al­lowed to rot on the cross, it is the duty of those who can write and speak to de­fend Je­sus.

“Good jour­nal­ists and com­mu­ni­ca­tors do not de­stroy peo­ple and cel­e­brate moral de­cay. They do not de­stroy the weak, voice­less and vul­ner­a­ble. They up­lift them,” said The Man­ica Post columnist and Di­a­mondFM ra­dio pre­sen­ter.

Ex­plain­ing why the Zimbabwe Ad­ven­tist Com­mu­ni­ca­tors As­so­ci­a­tion was launched, Mtisi was sim­ple, straight and to the point.

“God is call­ing jour­nal­ists, tele­vi­sion and ra­dio pre­sen­ters to ex­pand their vision, to lead the way, to teach oth­ers; not to make life worse for the weak and voice­less.

Christ wants us to de­fend the weak. Good jour­nal­ists and other public com­mu­ni­ca­tors do not de­light in de­stroy­ing peo­ple but up­lift­ing them. “Firm in­tegrity shines forth as gold amid the dross and rub­bish of the world-Ellen White said,” Mtisi said.

The Kwekwe con­ven­tion in Oc­to­ber was at­tended by jour­nal­ists and ra­dio pre­sen­ters who are Sev­enth Day Ad­ven­tists from var­i­ous me­dia houses, tele­vi­sion and ra­dio sta­tions from all over Zimbabwe.

It was graced by the SDA Church pres­i­dent then, now pres­i­dent of the West Zimbabwe Con­fer­ence, Pas­tor Micah Choga.

In a re­cent de­vel­op­ment, the Sev­enth Day Ad­ven­tist Church (Zimbabwe) now has three unions fol­low­ing elec­tions in Bu­l­awayo in Novem­ber 2017. In the elec­tions Pas­tor Musara, for­mer East Zimbabwe Con­fer­ence pres­i­dent, was elected the new East Union Con­fer­ence pres­i­dent.

The same elec­tions found Pas­tor Tapera, for­mer Cen­tral Zimbabwe Con­fer­ence pres­i­dent, com­ing out the new Cen­tral Union Con­fer­ence pres­i­dent and like­wise for­mer only Zimbabwe Union Con­fer­ence pres­i­dent, Pas­tor Choga, elected the new West Zimbabwe Union pres­i­dent.

This means the three new unions have three new union pres­i­dents.

The East Zimbabwe Union chair­per­son and na­tional pres­i­dent of the Zimbabwe Ad­ven­tist Com­mu­ni­ca­tors As­so­ci­a­tion, Mr Mtisi, told The Man­ica Post that he is ready to take up the new chal­lenge come Jan­uary 2018. “I am ready to take up the chal­lenge head-on.

“I prom­ise to do my best, and God will do the rest.

This is a huge task and re­spon­si­bil­ity. But there is noth­ing too big for God,” said Mr Mtisi.

At the Kwekwe SDA con­ven­tion (from left) ZBC Bu­reau Chief (Mat North) Si­jab­u­liso Ndhlovu, Pas­tor Chaukura and Mr Mtisi.

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