A Student Christian Organisation at a private school in King William’s Town, Eastern Cape, has taken the initiative to organise and host a prayer meeting for Grade 12s to cry out to God for better results in the upcoming matric exams.
SCO educator in charge and co-ordinator of the event, Zweli Qokweni, said through the initiative they were seeking a move of the hand of God in the Department of Education and in the lives of Eastern Cape youth.
“We are in a quest for 70 per cent plus pass rate. That’s why we want to come together and agree believing what we ask God for, it shall be done. We want to stand proxy for the Eastern Cape before God and lift up our prayers as a burner of victory.”
Qokweni, who is a Life Orientation teacher at the school, said God had spoken to them out of Jeremiah 1:12 — ‘I watch over my word to perform it’.
Holding onto God’s promises
“This is the question God raised within us and we decided to stand before him with the District Education Department and municipal officials as well as parents and believe him for this. We are standing on the living word of God. “We are holding onto His promises, so that He may find us with His word and have something to fulfill as we stand proxy for the Eastern Cape’s progress in education.
“We want the Almighty God to find us waiting strategically positioned correctly for Him to perform His word,” Mr Qokweni said.
He said the verse that had inspired them was 2 Chronicles 26:5 — ‘He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fearof God. As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success.’
The theme of the meeting is ‘Teach me how to walk with you, Lord, so that I may forever see my unlimited potential in you’.
Mr Qokweni said it was not their first meeting but this one was expected to have a greater impact. They were expecting about 700 to attend from King high schools and few from surrounding villages. Planning had been underway for the past three months.
The guest speaker will be Pastor S Ndingane from Bisho Community Church under Senior Pastor Apostle Mangaliso Matshobane. Pastor S Makinana , from Good News Church in King ,will be the programme director and Ayanda Mabece and Zama are expected to lead worship. Pastor Ntlabathi from New Wine Fellowship Church in Peddie will be the guest pastor.
A local councillor, Nokuku Gladys Marwanqa, and some of her colleagues working in the King offices of Buffalo City Municipality are also expected to attend.
The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 28, at 12 noon at the Muncipal Hall in Bank Street.
The co-ordinating committee comprise teachers, Ntombomzi Adonis and Bongeka Tande, and learners, SCO chairperson Khanya Seboni, prefect and SCO exec member Aphelele Jaceni, headgirl Sinoxolo Sikeyi and headboy Tulani Speelman.
For further information contact Zweli Qokweni on cell 0837938755 or 0730528010 or email him at email@example.com .