Bishop Nash’s E120 000 cash gift

Sunday Observer - - FRONT PAGE - BY SI­MON SHA­BANGU Des­ti­tute

Bishop ND Nhlapho of God Never Fails Min­istries took his giv­ing spirit to an­other level when he pre­sented Bishop Nash Shongwe with E120 000 cash of­fer­ing to­wards the church’s fundrais­ing drive.

Bishop Nhlapho, who hails from Dur­ban, South Africa, stunned many when he an­nounced that he had brought a cash do­na­tion as his way of ap­pre­ci­at­ing the sup­port and kind­ness that Bishop Nash has shown him over the years they have known each other.

He said through the do­na­tion he was also demon­strat­ing what can be de­scribed as what goes around comes around. He said when you do some­thing good to some­one else it shall be done to you same ap­plies as when you do some­thing bad.

This was dur­ing a fundrais­ing din­ner held at the Divine Heal­ing church on Fri­day night. Bishop Nhlapho said when he started his min­istry 10 years ago, Bishop Nash was one of the few pas­tors who sup­ported his vi­sion at its hum­ble be­gin­nings.

He re­called how the bishop would fre­quently visit his church in South Africa and fur­ther present him with money each time he came to the King­dom of Eswa­tini to preach.

“I still re­call how the bishop do­nated a red car­pet for the church in Mbalenhle which we had just opened. The red car­pet on the pul­pit is still there and I am humbled to know that you even sup­ported me when I started a min­istry in the King­dom of Eswa­tini.

If it was some­one else you would have turned against me be­cause you would view me as your com­pe­ti­tion yet we are all push­ing the same man­date of the heav­ens,” he said.

Bishop Nhlapho preached against what he called spirit of Anon among Chris­tians in the church. He said peo­ple do not re­alise that when your spir­i­tual father pros­pers you also pros­per. He said when you do some­thing for the church you are do­ing it for your­self.

He urged Chris­tians to al­ways hon­our and do good things for their fathers in the Lord, el­derly and des­ti­tute stat­ing that when you help them God amazes you with end­less bless­ings. He urged the church to sup­port the vi­sion of the bishop if they want to pros­per, stat­ing that Bishop Nash is their Moses.

Bishop Nhlapho fur­ther called to the front all el­derly peo­ple who are above 60 years and the wid­ows whom he had prayed for and later pre­sented them with E200 each. There were about 40 peo­ple who came for­ward. He said the el­derly and des­ti­tute are so close to his heart hence he al­ways makes sure that he sup­ports them where there is a need.

Prince Ma­sit­sela, who was the guest speaker on the night, thanked Bishop Nash for the role he has played in min­istry of the Word of God in the coun­try. He said he per­son­ally be­lieved in Bishop Nash’s vi­sion and thanked him for not fail­ing the church but grow­ing the min­istry to the greater heights it has reached. Prince Ma­sit­sela, who was rep­re­sented by Rev­erend Mandla Dlamini, also do­nated E5 000 to the church. He said the coun­try needs more men of God who are self­less when it comes to the work of God.

Manzini Mayor Mx­olisi Mabuza bought a E5 500 cof­fee ta­ble and a E6 700 couch which auc­tioned on the night by Ndzin­geni MP Lutfo Dlamini.

The fur­ni­ture was do­nated by Tee & Jay to the church to as­sist in the fundrais­ing. They man­aged to raise E15 700 from the three items. The third one was a TV stand which was bought by Pas­tor Mduduzi Mn­tambo who is a mem­ber of the church.

Bishop Nash thanked Bishop Nhlapho for the do­na­tion and said he was humbled to have a friend like him. He said he has known Bishop Nhlapho for a long time and was glad that he has kept the re­la­tion­ship. He thanked Prince Ma­sit­sela and all the spon­sors in­clud­ing the man of God who came through to sup­port the church.

Among the spon­sors as high­lighted by the bishop were Swaz­iBank, Eswa­tini Posts and Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, Tee & Jay, GNF, Indlela Yekuphila, His Majesty’s Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices, Si­bonginkosi Med­i­cal Ser­vices, Se­na­tor Ndu­miso Md­luli, Com­fort Myeni, Ceb­sile Mthethwa, Des­tiny Mu­sicm Bridal Heav­ens, Se­na­tor Roberto Sa­muels, Easy Joy Deco & Hir­ing and Dlamini Gibb Con­sul­tants among oth­ers.

He also thanked Nda­wonye Christ Wor­shipers, Linda Dlamini and Sam­bulo Khu­malo who min­is­tered through mu­sic on the night.

(Pics: Si­mon Sha­bangu)

The dig­ni­taries pos­ing for a photo with the Manzini Mayor Mx­olisi Mabuza who bought the couch dur­ing an auc­tion of fur­ni­ture spon­sored by Tee & Jay. The mayor later pre­sented the couch to the bishop as a gift.

A sec­tion of the many peo­ple who at­tended the ser­vice.

Bishop Nhlapho an­noint­ing Pas­tor Khoza who was among the many who made a spe­cial do­na­tion to the church. He is one of the elders of the church.

Tee & Jay Gen­eral Man­ager Bon­gani Dube speak­ing on be­half of the com­pany.

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