The HIT Christian Union hosted an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service on the 30th of October 2022 under the theme, “Giving Thanks in All Circumstances”.
The Ecumenical Service brought together all church denominations on campus. This promotes unity in diversity, religious tolerance and inclusivity among students.
HIT Chaplain, Rev T. Mutongomanya, the was the Guest Preacher. Reading from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 and Philippians 4:4-7; he encouraged the congregation to be thankful for the grace, mercy, and love of God upon their lives.
He also emphasized the importance of persistence in prayer and encouraged all to pray “without ceasing” as the Apostle Paul wrote.
The Chaplain also encouraged students to work hard as they prepare for their examinations and cast all their fears and anxiety unto the Lord.
Fifteen cell groups, which are a representative of the various denominations worshipping on campus attended the service.
The Dean of Students Ms Sarafina Mudavanhu also attended the service. In her address to the congregation, she urged the students to utilize the SWOT week wisely, pray against sickness and other forms of disruption during exams. The Dean also exhorted the students to trust in the Lord and declare all their wishes and aspirations in faith.
The congregation also prayed for the University and its leadership, the upcoming examinations and thanked God for His blessings upon their lives.