Prayer against abuse

Ratlou Mabula
MARAPONG — On Saturday 24 June the New Covenant Christ Ministries International (NCCMI) presented a youth day celebration; praying against the dark forces behind women and child abuse as well as human trafficking.
Escorted by Public Order Policing (POP), NCCMI led a fun walk from its premises in Marapong x4 via Relebogile Street to Marapong Housing where they assembled for a prayer session under the theme: Down with the devil.
Pastor Moloko preached about the importance of not turning against God. He said God was unhappy with all the evil activities currently dominating the world and it was about time that everyone, especially the youth, sought God’s intervention.
His message was emphasised by Apostle DJ Moswathupa, who said every person has been given power, authority and dominion by God.
He told the youth that their religious rights differ from their constitutional rights. “Youth have the right to respect, to walk without fear, to pray and call upon the name of God. You must know that churches should bring a difference to the world. We are praying for the bright future of Lephalale and for the abuse to come to an end” said Moswathupa.
In conclusion, he said Marapong, which is a Sepedi name for “an area of bones” should be called Bophelong, which means “there is life”
The second session took place on the church premises where they were joined by SAPS, Department of Education, Ward 1 Cllr William Motlokoa representing Lephalale Municipality, Youth Council and Marapong Community Forum.
NCCMI was applauded for starting such a progressive initiative that focuses on developing not only the youth, but shaping South Africa.
A representative from SAPS encouraged the youth not to keep quiet when they see criminal activities taking place. He spoke about the current drug problem in Lephalale and that all types of drugs can now be found here.

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