Observer on Saturday - - News - Dai­ly­sun

HE three-day holy walk for Shembe church mem­bers has started. The aim of the pil­grim­age to Ekhenana Moun­tain in Ton­gaat, KZN, is to pray for bless­ings.

The sa­cred walk re­traces the foot­steps of the church’s founder, Isa­iah Shembe.

Church spokesman Thokozani Mncwabe said it looked as if the cre­ator had al­ready blessed the walk.

“Ev­ery­thing is go­ing well. The church leader is guid­ing us and mem­bers have come out in large num­bers as al­ways,” said Mncwabe.

“Usu­ally, when we be­gin our holy walk the sun be­comes un­bear­ably hot, but this time it is cloudy.

“It’s as if the cre­ator has given us an um­brella to pro­tect our­selves.”

He said they left in the early hours of the morn­ing and stopped along the way so mem­bers could take a short rest be­fore con­tin­u­ing the jour­ney.

He said they be­lieve that tak­ing part in the walk un­locks bless­ings and good luck that sus­tains them through­out the year.

“At the moun­tain we pray that the year brings joy and pros­per­ity to us and our fam­i­lies,” said Mncwabe.

Ntomb­i­fik­ile Mzobe (56) from Em­pan­geni said she was grate­ful she joined the walk.

“As a mother of three chil­dren, I need to pray for them and ask God and our an­ces­tors to help me raise them in this wicked world,” she said.

“The year al­ways runs smoothly af­ter I come back from the moun­tain.”

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