On Sunday 19 September 2021, Despatch congregation received a special surprise visit from District Apostle J Kriel after a change in his programme.
The District Apostle was accompanied by Apostle G Mintoor and Bishop F Flores.
The Bible word for the divine service was taken from 2 Peter 1:19, “And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;”.
The District Apostle then referred the congregation to darkness in the absence of light. When we find ourselves in darkness, we often lose our way. In darkness, we can sometimes stumble and fall. In darkness, we can break something that is valuable. When in darkness, we often cannot see one another and cannot relate to one another.
God provides the light through His Son Jesus Christ. In this light, we are able to see our way and where we need to go. In the light, we can see danger and ways how to avoid it. In the light of God, we also see each other and the needs that God's children have. In this light, God grants us the understanding of our faith. This light from God gives the guidance to care and make proper decisions concerning our spiritual life. In conclusion, the District Apostle reminded us that we should remain in the light.