You are where you are because the Lord handpicked you, SDA Church tells Speaker Mutti

The Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church in Zambia has told Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, the Right Honourable Nelly B K Mutti, SC, MP, FAPRA, that she is where she is because the Lord handpicked her.

Speaking during the flag off of a 14-day countrywide Evangelistic Campaign on Saturday, 11th May, 2024, SDA Southern Indian Ocean Division (SID) President, Dr. Harrington Simui Akombwa said that God, as the ruler and creator of the universe, is responsible for appointing individuals to positions of authority, regardless of age or gender.

Dr Akombwa drawing parallels from biblical narratives such as 1 Samuel 16:6-12 stated that Speaker Mutti’s appointment is divinely ordained regardless of her gender.

“Just as God chose David, He has similarly chosen you and others in government. In the same manner that God has appointed us ministers of the word, He has also set you aside to uphold law and order, so as to ensure that our efforts are towards maximising our potential in fostering unity and devlopment for the betterment of the Zambian people," he said.

And Speaker Mutti who was Guest of Honor at the event applauded the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church for hosting the Impact Zambia-Jesus evangelical Campaign, noting its timeliness amidst prevailing challenges across Zambia and the Southern Region.

Speaker Mutti further commended the Church for complimenting Government’s efforts in the health and education sectors among others particularly, the role it played both morally and spiritually during crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic and cholera outbreak, to ensure life was protected. She said all these life-threatening situations are a sure indication that any nation and its people need the Lord in good and bad times.

“It is for this reason that the Church-to-State relationship must be guarded jealously by all well meaning Zambians if we are to continue enjoying peace,” she said.

Speaker Mutti called on the body of Christ to work with the Government and reaffirmed the Legislature's commitment to ensuring that the rights of citizens to assemble and pray together are protected as enshrined in the Constitution of Zambia.

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