CROSS OVER PRAYER – 31ST DECEMBER 2015; 19:00 Hours.
Come and Join the body of Christ at Living Hope Church on the 31st of December 2015, time 19:00 hours till late for Cross over prayers into the year 2016.
The theme for the prayers is from Exodus 14 verse 10 – 14 “Exo 14:10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD. Exo 14:11 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? Exo 14:12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness. Exo 14:13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.Exo 14:14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace”.
CELEBRATING A LIFE WELL LIVED – MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO NACHIMVYA MUKWAVI- HEAVEN’S PSALMIST/ GALLANT SOLDIER BY LISELI MUCHE.
“……..Ladies we haven’t had much time together to hang out. On my return from Mongu we will link up for dinner to celebrate some of our accomplishments. I know God is just beginning his work in us, but we still ought to celebrate the few he has accomplished in us…….”
This was part of the conversation I last had with Nachi the weekend prior to her home going. From the conversation one would get an idea of the kind of lady Nachimvya Mukwavi was.
Many of us still remember with freshness the shock we felt at the news of Nachi’s passing on to Heavenly glory. A beautiful soul she was, radiant and full of life, she is known to many through the various experiences we all shared with her.
To some she is known as “the young lady blessed with a heavenly voice,” to some she was the “caring friend who reminded us always to ensure we physically present ourselves as royalty, hence her great emphasis on personal beauty that ought to reflect one’s inner beauty”. “She was dedicated to always solving some of my personal problems,” one individual said. Another said: “on my wedding day Nachi emphasized how beautiful I looked in my wedding gown.” Yet another said, “She ran up and down to ensure my kitchen party ran smoothly”.
Notwithstanding the fact that various individuals world over had different life shared experiences with Nachimvya, I will describe her as I knew her best. Nachimvya Mukwavi was a great friend, a sister, young yet full of wisdom, self-driven to accomplish everything she put her mind to, and determined to reach great heights in her career, education and ministry. Generally, Nachimvya was enthusiastic about life. For Nachi life was centered on four principles: love for God, love for family, love for friends and attainment of highest level of success. All this was reflected in her ministry life, in her treasure of family and friend- based relationships, her passionate drive to excel in her education, her business and so on.
Regarding her relationship with God, Nachi was driven by a great desire to be God’s true worshiper. Nachimvya’s determination and drive for excellence of vocal ability birthed a creative way in which she would sing any song tasked to her. This drove her to sing her praises out to her creator in a new way each time. From the way she worshiped her God, one would tell she had a close relationship with her God. Each time she sang a song; she would sing it in a new way and bring out a fresh vibe in the song, whilst maintaining a great enthusiasm of worship.
I’m reminded of the times we would tease her about being a pastor’s child and would sometimes call her PK (PREACHER’S KID). She would always laugh and go on to say: “well I may be a PK but don’t expect me to be at the pulpit talking the whole church through a sermon like daddy. I will be a pastor in my own way and that is through music.” And her worship to God was a reflection of that desire. To use her vocal gift to worship God with fullness whilst at the same time fulfilling God’s desire to bring more souls to His knowledge thus enhancing His kingdom.
One of the songs she loved to sing among the many was “To worship you I live” by Israel Horton. This song personally ministered to me each time she sang it because I would feel the passion of worship in each word. As she sang I was reminded that worship went beyond merely singing songs but it was a lifestyle in which one had to let go of everything and get to a point where you profess that inspite my present situation, nothing else matters except to worship my God.
Despite her busy schedule and drive for success, Nana never neglected the importance of family and friendship. When your birthday came up she would strive to be first to wish you a beautiful day. She would go out of her way to call or merely send you a text message if she hadn’t seen you in a while. Being a close friend, there would be times that we would quarrel but when in the wrong she would with humility and a sincere heart ask for forgiveness and would sometimes say “forgive me bululu (relative).The problem with relatives is they may upset you but agony is you just have to love them back as they are and accept them for who they are, since I forgot to submit my application for intent to be your relative you will just have to forgive me…..”. Such are the words that would soon turn a frowning face to laughter, in an instant.
So today I choose to refer to Nachi as Heaven’s Psalmist and gallant soldier because I believe through her short, yet fully lived life, Nana did fulfill God’s assigned purpose for her life. Through her endeavors she desired to please God, make someone always smile, always spoke her mind, cared for those around her.
In reflection of Nachi’s 25th birthday, 9th December, I join all who knew her in celebration of a life well lived, for the great honor accorded by God that enabled our paths to meet. Surely it wasn’t an error that God called her back to Himself, though sooner than expected. I truly believe she is singing her praises to God in the heavenly mass choir.
NACHIMVYA,” Nachi, Nana, Chimvya, Miss Mukwavi, Princess Nana Junior, Mwaka,” MUKWAVI
We will forever celebrate your life,
Till we meet again…….
In Loving Memory of Nachimvya. M. Mukwavi
Rev. Christopher & Mrs Mukwavi – Senior Pastor of Living Hope Church PAOGZ, “announce with sadness the death of our beloved first born daughter Namchimvya. M. Mukwavi, who died in a road traffic accident on the 24th of July 2015.”
The funeral service will be held on 27th July, 2015 at 10:00am at Living Hope Church – PAOGZ, Plot Number 12406, off Buluwe Road, Chalala.View Funeral Programme
Nachimvya was born on 9th December 1990, at Ronald Ross Mine Hospital Mufurila to Reverend Christopher and Mrs Catherine Mukwavi. She was enrolled for her nursery education at an early age of 3 years at Fransciscan Nursery School in 1993. Nachimvya started her primary education at Kansenshi Basic School at the age of 6 years in 1996, where she did one term, and was skipped to grade two. Nachimvya continued her primary school at Woodland B primary School after the family relocated to Lusaka. She was later moved to Lemyadah primary School where she was skipped to Grade five. Nachimvya finished her primary education at Sacred Heart of Jesus primary School, and then proceeded with her secondary education at St. Mary’s Girls High School from 2002- 2006.
Nachimvya did her A’levels at David Kaunda Technical High School and proceeded to do her Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies at the University of Zambia, where she graduated in 2012. In 2015, she obtained a certificate in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation with a Merit. She then enrolled for the Master’s Degree program in Public Health at the University of Lusaka on 20th July, 2015.
In building her career, Nachimvya did her internship at Africa Life Assurance and later moved on to work for Project Concern International (PCI) in 2013, till her death.
Memorable Moments of Nachimvya. M. Mukwavi
Tribute from Nachimvya’s Parents
Nachimvya our daughter, your birth brought joy to our lives when God gave you to us as our first born child on 9 December, 1990. We treasured every moment that we saw you grow. The Lord continued to grant to us the wisdom and ability to bring you up in His fear. We had a wonderful opportunity of investing into your wellbeing. It was not long before we could start seeing the fruit of our investment. Your love for God and dedication to building relationships with other people was remarkable. You respected family relationships and went out of your way to reach out to every family member.
God gave you a brilliant mind, and tremendous responsibility which made you conquer intimidating situations in your life. You chose to be industrious and enterprising at a tender age. Your great sense of responsibility towards others became evident in your love and care; for your siblings Mapalo and Faith. We were not worried when we left them under your care, you managed our home like your home, even during our absence into foreign missions – an example of the Proverbs 31 woman you were.
Nachimvya, you were a daughter not only to us but to our friends, and the church community. You had such exceptional commitment to meeting the needs of others better than yours. Notwithstanding that all these self-giving attributes led to giving most of your time to accomplishing the goals you had set without any regress. You became an example and inspiration to your siblings as a young graduate. You set your ambitions and goals for your education and career very high, evidenced by your successful enrolment for part time studies in Masters in Public Health (MPH) at the University of Lusaka last week, which were scheduled to begin today. Sadly you are not able to proceed because God had perfect plans for you – to glory you have gone.
Nachimvya, you were such a gifted worshiper and not only did you minister so powerfully at Living Hope Church, but also in different music groups and at many fora.
You were a pastor in your own right, it is very clear that the crowds you have drawn today are a testimony to this effect.
On Monday 20th July 2015, you drove us to the airport on our mission to preach in South Africa, and you gave us passionate hugs – little did we know that it was the last time we were seeing you on this side of life. On the morning of 24th July 2015, you died in a tragic road traffic accident in Mumbwa, on your work assignment from Mongu on your way back home. We received the message of your passing away while preaching a sermon on, “The thief coming to steal, kill and destroy life, while Jesus came to give us life in abundance” but alas, your physical life was being taken away within this same time. This is a paradox of ministry.
You were a blossoming flower snatched from us to soon! Farewell our beloved daughter Nachimvya Mwaka Mukwavi. We release you back to God who gave you to us as a precious gift. Our love and commitment continue to Mapalo and Faith. We pray that God will give us the grace to nurture each one in their own talents and gifting.
THE LORD GAVE, THE LORD HAS TAKEN AWAY. BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD