The border city of Milange in Mozambique was the location for the divine service for the departed on 04 July 2021.
District Apostle J Kriel was accompanied by all the Apostles of Mozambique, as well as the Apostles P Lambert and R Worship.
The Bible word for the divine service was taken out of the book of Isaiah 26: 1-3: “In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: ‘We have a strong city; God will appoint salvation for walls and bulwarks. Open the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in. You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because He trusts in You’."
The strong city is an image for the church of Christ, whose citizens are those who are baptized and follow Christ. On this day, many from the beyond were welcomed into this strong city as they received the sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Sealing.
After dispensing the sacraments for the departed, the District Apostle placed the Apostle Patricio Jorge, aged 65, into retirement. Apostle Jorge served as a minister for 33 years, of which nearly 11 years was as an Apostle.
The divine service was truly a feast of blessing, grace and joy, both for those physically present, and those from yonder realm.