Thousands of Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church members attended a one-week church conference in Chipinge where the denomination committed its self to a number of community assistance programmes including construction of health facilities.

Helping the needy is part of Christian values with the church expected to compliment government efforts in providing for its people.

Pastor William Phiri commended church members for attending the conference in their numbers, and said in line with the aforementioned Christian values, it was unanimously agreed by church members attending the conference at Tanganda that we as a church will construct Checheche Clinic as well as assisting prisoners in the district as part of our programmes this year.

“The SDA Church Eastern Division Conference in Chipinge resolved that in September this year, there will be a ground breaking ceremony at Checheche Clinic, with construction work to be undertaken by the church. A number of donations have been lined up to help the community including prisoners. It is the duty of the church to assist the needy,” he said.

Over 1500 church members attended the special conference that was held under the theme: ‘Living for Christ.”