The Beza Business Gates Re-launches

On March 26, 2017, the Beza Business Gate re-launched the network, reintroducing the business gate vision and Beza’s Ethical Charter. During his opening remarks, Pastor Z mentioned how the ethical charter is a tool for us to do what we do righteously. The power of this group lies with in the ethics we add and change from "Normal to Exceptional!” The church can't tell you how to do business but to remind you that there is a God and he is watching and rewards those who diligently pursue his purpose in everything they do.

During the meeting, a young Biniam was inaugurated as the BBG coordination officer and the working terms were discussed.

The second part of the program featured a presentation by Yohannes Tilahun who shared from his life experience about the things one should do to achieve peace and happiness. He reminded us that what mattered most in our whole life is the small dash between the two most important dates.

#AfricaArise17 Final Day - Bishop Tudor Bismark

Bishop Tudor Bismark preached the closing service from James 1:17. "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights..."

When God creates a thing, He puts it in a system. Everything left to itself will deteriorate. Any form of success is the result of intentional planning by a disciplined individual. Grace without discipline is destructive. 

Though converting to Christianity, Africa has still not been able to manage her affairs. We have misinterpreted the term "open heaven," to mean a good service. The truth is a good service is actually the result of an open heaven. An open heaven translates into a blessed and fruitful land- much like the kingdom of Israel under Solomon's reign. This is what Africa needs. 

There are many keys that need to be activated for this to happen. Scripture is full of keys. Opportunity keys, time keys, kingdom keys. There are keys of the kingdom. Knowledge keys, Davidic keys, keys to the bottomless pit. (The bottomless pit is not hell. It is a house without foundation). 

Additionally we've been endowed with gifts. In Scripture there are 8 mentioned, in 5 categories. There is the gift of salvation (Eph.2:8), of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; 8:19-20), gift of ministry (1Cor.7:7; 2Tim.1:6), wealth and health (Ecc. 5:18-19), leadership and power (Dan. 2:381:20; 1Kings 4:30-31). 

Our text says that every good and perfect gift is from above. Perfect gifts are better than good gifts. It's the difference between water and wine, between two fish and five loaves and 12 twelve baskets left over. 

Africa is in need of these perfect gifts. The nation of Zimbabwe, where Bishop Bismark is from, is 70% Christian, yet has 90% unemployment. It tells us that something is wrong. A key needs to be activated. This captures for us the essence of Africa Arise. See you in 2018!

#AfricaArise17 Day 4 - Pastor Wilson Bugembe

Statistically, Pst. Wilson Bugembe is one who should have never been, orphaned by the age of 10 and left on the street. But God... 
Today, Pst. Wilson is the senior pastor of Light the World Church in Kampala, Uganda, a thriving church that is having a great impact. He is also a popular Gospel singer, and founder and president of Mercy Ministries. 

Pst. Wilson had a specific word for us. 
Are You Ready? Sometimes we miss what God is wanting to do because we are not ready. Orphans are going to become queens like Esther, but are you ready? David will take out Goliath, but are you ready? The three Hebrew boys are coming out of the fire unscathed, but are you ready? Africa will arise, is going to rain in Africa, but are you ready? 

#AfricaArise17 Day 3 - Mamusha Fenta

Dr. Mamusha Fenta is one of the great Bible teachers in our country. As Apostle Gitwaza taught about the responsibility of fathers yesterday, Dr. Mamusha taught about the responsibility of the children. 

2Tim.2:1-7
Paul writes this letter to his beloved Timothy from prison. He was approaching the end, and was being "poured out like a drink offering." Most of the churches Paul had planted were in crisis, and false doctrines were rampant. There was a concern as to whether or not these churches would survive. Paul's solution to this, was Timothy. 

Timothy was to be careful to entrust what he had to faithful and reliable men, who would also be able to pass it on to others. Strong ministry is about how to receive, and how to give. We must be generational people. 

The young generation often aspires to short cut their way into success. May we a experience great success, but as our text suggests we also must be prepared to endure hardship as a good soldier. Timothy was to be as an athlete who competes. He was to be as a hard working farmer. understand that discipline and perseverance is necessary to finish strong. 

The strong leader who can be trusted, is not only the most successful, but the one who is willing to pay the price.

THE HEART OF THE FATHERS - #AfricaArise17 Day 2

Apostle Paul Gitwaza is the founder of Authentic Word Ministries and Zion Temple in Kigali, Rwanda. Apostle Paul has been a major force in the healing of the country since the 1994 genocide. He brought a challenging word about the heart of the father. 

In Gen. 18:17-19 God spoke of Abraham saying, "Surely he will become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on the earth will be blessed through him." Why? "For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord..." Abraham was not raising children. He was raising a nation!

Perhaps our attention to parenting would change if we realized that we are raising not children, but a nation. God reveals his purpose to those who see far.

Some lessons from Abraham's child rearing from Gen. 21-22
1. He was given much care and attention
2. He trained him how to worship
3. He trained him how to sacrifice
4. He taught him the protocol of the altar
5. He taught him to trust God, and how to obey, 
6. He secured his sons future through inheritance. 

Apostle shared the amazing story of how his father trained him from a very early age to serve God. It was a good investment. He raised a nation.