“Death is inevitable. No one can by himself escape the long arms of death. But when and how we fall into death eludes man. Many a time, we are of the conviction that, there is something special man can do to prolong life. The more we trod that path, the more complicated and fruitless the efforts become.”
“What then can we do then? We number our days and gain a heart of wisdom. But how is this done? Man must dedicate his life to the things of God, treating every moment as an opportunity to grow into the nature of God, that is wisdom! Time passes quickly and life comes to an abrupt end. Those who number their days, in other words, redeem the time, are able to make the wise decisions which eventually bring the soul into eternal fellowship with the Lord.”
Emotional yet poignant, as Apostle Timothy Akubia began the funeral service for the late, Priest Robert Nchamila in Dambai, on 17th April 2021.
The Apostle based his sermon on a text from Psalm 90:12 “So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom”
The late, Priest Robert Kwesi Nchamila, received testimony about the New Apostolic Faith on 2nd September 1988 by then District Rector Peter Akai (then District Evangelist). He was subsequently baptized in 1996 by then Priest Matthew Oyintey (now Deputy District Rector). He was sealed later in 1998 by Apostle Mark Amafu of blessed memory.
Priest Robert Nchamila, was ordained as a Sub-Deacon, on 21st October, 1999. In 2002, he received the office of a Deacon. He, at that time, took up the task of a Sunday school teacher at the Dambai congregation, a duty he performed diligently to the admiration of all.
In the year 2005, he was ordained into the Priestly ministry by Apostle Mark Amafu of blessed memory. He was later appointed as the Rector for the Yariga congregation near Dambai. He sacrificed his time, resources and God-given talents for the growth and development of the congregation. In addition to his routine responsibilities, he also taught the Sunday school, the Confirmation Class and assisted the choir.
His leadership qualities in managing the congregation were laudable. This endeared him to the members. Priest Robert Nchamila was a true reflection of humility, steadfastness, discipline and conscientiousness.
On 23rd March 2021, while, seeing off a church member who had visited him, a tragic incident befell them. They were knocked down by an over speeding motorcyclist. Priest Robert Nchamila passed on to eternity on 31st March 2021 while on admission at the Ho Teaching Hospital. He is survived by nine children (including 3 sets of twins) and a wife.
Rest peacefully till we meet again!