Praise and Worship Centre, one of the leading Pentecostal churches in Bulawayo, began publishing a monthly Christian community newspaper.
The newspaper, by the name El Shaddai, first hit the streets at the beginning of July this year. “El Shaddai” is one of the seven Biblical covenant names through which God revealed himself to Abraham. Speaking to Relzim.org yesterday, the publisher and chief executive officer of the publication Bishop Trust Sinjoki, who is also the founder and senior pastor of the church, said the paper seeks to edify Christian believers and spread the good news of God’s love.
The eight-page newspaper features the following sections: message of the month, news, editorial section, personality profiles, testimonies, gifts and talents. In the personality profiles section the paper features profiles of outstanding and successful Christians. “Authenticated testimonies,” the publisher of the newspaper said, “are meant to reveal to the Christian world that “God is not dead”. The gifts and talent section on the back of the paper showcases gifts and talents that God has blessed his children with.
Explaining the contents of the monthly, Bishop Sinj, as he is affectionately known, said the message of the month will be coming from different pastors, not necessarily from his own church. “This paper cuts across denominations and it belongs to everyone in the Christian community.” he added. The paper, edited by seasoned journalist Lifaqane Nare, can be obtained at the church’s offices upon donating $1 or more to cover printing expenses. Bishop Sinj said in the future they look forward to their publication being sustained by advertisers.
El Shaddai, not an entirely new publication, first hit the streets in 1984 and folded in the mid 1990s. It had been founded by Eric Burrowes of the now Selbourne Park Christian Church in Bulawayo. Praise and Worship Centre, according to Bishop Sinj, has been given the permission to resume publishing it. “We have just modernised it a bit, made a few changes here and there and added a few columns but, apart from that, this is the paper that sought to edify the saints and spread the good news of God’s love.”
Praise and Worship Centre is situated at corner Lobengula Street and 6th Avenue.
Very inspiring Bishop Sinjoki. Indeed, God is not dead. I Give Him the Glory for what He is doing among those who trust Him. Praise and Worship Centre, what a great choice of Name for your ministry, I love it because it is my favourite too. Love you my brethren and I have missed you all. When I think of you – I think of the song “Siyabonga Jesu, Umusa ongaka, wokuza emhlabeni, ukuzofela thina sonke”.
Yes, God is not dead- i am a living and walking testimony. Thanks to the new old christian newspaper- Christians need more of these fresh ideas that will transform lives. I encourage that we as Christians run with this kind of a vision. God is good!
luv bishop Sinjoki he insipire me everytym he sings a song ‘siyabonga jesu at Zibiseni wedding. l luv music too much ma wish is 2 get in touch with bishop and a create a group of pentecostal musicj.l believed d moment l saw him that he is ma musical father .l want to mit him desperate
Thank you Bishop Sir,
It is through your great ministry that i came to know Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. When i came into your ministry Sir, I saw God. He is alive and not dead. The moment I came in contact with you Sir, my life changed. I fell into the arms of your lovely wife Pastor Nelly and i saw Jesus in her eyes. I am still in the Lord serving Jesus.
I love you dearly Sir, Mom and Dad keep up the good work.