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2023 Feast of Tabernacles: Nkhwazi, Malawi

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2023 Feast of Tabernacles

Nkhwazi, Malawi

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Beautiful Nkhwazi served as the backdrop to the Feast of Tabernacles for over 60 brethren to worship our Creator God.

The traditional booths added color to the site, and each family was accommodated in a booth of their choice. The food committee prepared a local meal (thobwa) made from corn flour, which was given to brethren upon arrival, especially those who traveled from Lilongwe. On the first day, which happened to be a double Sabbath, we had two services, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon after sharing our first group meal for the Feast.

Every morning, at 5 a.m., the brethren gathered at a field at the Feast site for aerobics which was enjoyed by all age groups and both genders.

This Feast provided time for fellowship between brethren from the Lilongwe and Nkhwazi congregations. We came to know much about each other on such occasions. We also had an opportunity to visit a game ranch in Lilongwe which is almost 80 kilometers (around 50 miles) from the site. It was exciting to see God’s creation being cared for by humans, as God commanded man to do in the Garden of Eden.

We saw God’s hand of protection during the Feast days, as we didn’t experience any physical or spiritual disturbances and this gave us ample time to worship, fellowship and physically interact with each other. We said goodbye to each other with hymn number 180 (“God Be With You”) and asked one another to start preparing for the next Feast of Tabernacles.

Cephas Jumpha Chapamba