Bushiri takes maize donation to Lilongwe: Prophet spends K85mil in Malawi charity

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) on Friday took his charity initiative under ‘Prophetic Channel Aid’  to Nathenje in Lilongwe for a donation of maize to 3,000 households but also gave cash handouts to other 3,000 households who could not get the staple.

Lets do this: Major 1 Bushiri in maize donation exercise

Lets do this: Major 1 Bushiri in maize donation exercise

A bag of maize each to 3,000 households

A bag of maize each to 3,000 households

Bushiri helps an old woman carry her maize bag he donated

Bushiri helps an old woman carry her maize bag he donated

Crowds listening to Prophet Bushiri at Nathenje

Crowds listening to Prophet Bushiri at Nathenje

South Africa-based Bushiri who started his a maize donation in Zomba, said he will continue to help Malawi in his global humanitarian and philanthropic activities, stressing ‘charity begins at home’.

“I had come here to make maize donation to about 3 000 households but am overwhelmed by the crowds. Over 3,000 households who have failed to get the bag of maize will receive cash to be able to buy rice,” said Bushiri to  cheering crowds.

Bushiri’s team of “evangelists” from Prophetic TV were seen distributing the money to those who failed to get the maize.

The spokesman of the Prophet, Kelvin Sulungwe told Nyasa Times that the ‘Major 1’  pumped about K85 million in the exercise.

About 2.8 million people are grappling hunger in Malawi due to poor harvest caused by the El nino weather pattern.

Floods and drought have hit the country’s staple maize crop resulting to poor harvest in the region.

Malawi is said to be the hardest hit country affected by the prolonged dry spells in southern Africa further revealing the country’s inability to tackle food shortages, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Bushiri said it is the responsibility of every Malawian to help the people facing hunger in the country, saying the government alone cannot reach out to them.

“As Prophet Bushiri, I understand the responsibilities of the citizen,’ he said.

The Major 1 added: ‘As Malawians, we are supposed to work with the government of the day to help the needy. I, being a religious and Christian leader, I am an example to my community and what I am doing here is what I preach in the church.

‘This should serve as a message to everyone that let us do this work, let us help the needy and those who are suffering,” he said.

Bushiri, who was also previously involved in similar charity works last month, said he will return in the country soon to help flood victims in Karonga.

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93 thoughts on “Bushiri takes maize donation to Lilongwe: Prophet spends K85mil in Malawi charity”

  1. Gomezgani Nthengwe says:

    iyeeeeeeh!!! may God continue blessing u major one

  2. young man says:

    my response to NotIdiot, why was it necessary for Jesus to feed the 5000 multitude attending his sermons, likewise in the same fashion or christ like manner Bushiri is simply exercising one of his Godly given obligations as man of God…

  3. Acquila says:

    Winawe u hvnt even given a tambala but busy making noise instead of just appreciating. Is it too hard to say thank u man of God. Mind u, he used his money not the government’s. U take Ur money n help wt irrigation Watever. Talk is cheap, no wonder devil us using Ur mouth. U did well major. Iyeeeeeeh!!!!

  4. GOD GIVETH THE HAND THAT GIVE

  5. NotIdiot says:

    This so-called Prophet is rich from deceiving vulnerable poor people so giving
    back stolen money is NOTHING!.
    Don’t be fooled as usual Malwians!..

  6. wiseman stevie says:

    We are proud of u Dad may u live long zimasowa is MAJOR 1 God called u with a big mission.

  7. Papius gondo says:

    Inde! Kodi anthu athandizidwa ndi chimangawa azakhala ndi moyo wa muyaya!
    You who call yourself people of god chifukwa chiyani mulibe chikondi cha umunthu bwanji? Muwakhutitsa mimba zawo kumapeto kukapsanso ku gehena! Tell them the truth! That they must repent and get baptised in jesus name they will be saved! Acts 2v 37

  8. John Mlauzi says:

    Its God will and forfilment of his works. God bless you major 1.

  9. Fury Road says:

    I like the strategy he undertook helping the other regions first. Otherwise I smell a rat if he could help the northeners first

  10. bk phiri says:

    I have gone thru all the comments and I must say that I have seen a shift from being negative to being positive and may God bless you Malawians for supporting and encouraging papa.

  11. Chakwera says:

    Pali Chani apa? Inensotu kupanda ndale ndinajoinazi bwezi ndikuthandiza anthu zedi. Mukafunse ku Malawi Assemblies of God ngakhale ena osayamika amandinena kuti ndimangoomba chakhumi chawo nkudzilemeretsa ndekha.

  12. Alungwana says:

    God bless you!

  13. muwizaaa says:

    papa u r too much oooo!!!

  14. muwizaaa says:

    this is wat God wants i believe!!!

  15. zangaphee says:

    Go dipper,man of god

  16. daniel theu says:

    Major One, What can I say? You helped the poor, old people by giving them food or money. This is 100% of what God wants us to do. You do what you preach and you are the good example of what we people should be doing in life. God bless you. We are the image of God and that God does not want us to suffer.

  17. lusayo says:

    its a good thing Papa

  18. Alole says:

    Koma koma chabwino God alone. Many follow few r chosen let us pray hard

  19. Phwado says:

    Good gesture but I would propose investing in something that would benefit poor Malawians like irrigation scheme.The money spent on such donations is just alot just to save bellies for only two weeks.Think of long term benefits rather than taking advantage of such situations just to gain personal and selfish mileage!

  20. bk phiri says:

    The rejected stone has become the pulled in times of need!

  21. gondwe says:

    Major 1 forever!

  22. jacob says:

    You are the best man of GOD Mphuzitsi takunyadilan

  23. Annie chanda says:

    It’s not easy. God ll rewards u

  24. wellihno says:

    When we want to help the poor,
    we usually offer them charity. Most often
    we use charity to avoid recognizing the
    problem and finding the solution for it.
    Charity becomes a way to shrug off our
    responsibility. But charity is no solution
    to poverty. Charity only perpetuates
    poverty by taking the initiative away
    from the poor. Charity allows us to go
    ahead with our own lives without
    worrying about the lives of the poor.
    Charity appeases our consciences. Akamaliza thumba alandilalo whats next? Maiko enawa olo nyanja alibe, kuli nkhondo, mvula siigwa loma akuthilila nkumalima Malawi nkumakapempha yet we have one of the biggest lakes in the world umoyo wake omalandila zakudyawu we cant come up with lasting solutions, that money should go in constructing irrigation structures from lake Malawi to all irrigatable areas along the lake and the whole of the central region koma ai ndithu. Anyamata amphamvu zawo kumakhala pa line kulandira kathumba kachimanga mphamvu alinazo, koma kukwatila mitala ndikuvula azimai ma skirt ndiye one

  25. Peter Ngandu says:

    You are an excellent example of a Leader.
    I Love and envy you Papa. Long to meet you in person

  26. bensonpedro says:

    Blessed is the one that give than the one that take,God bless u.

  27. Willie Chimseu says:

    Thanks for this kind gesture Major 1.Iam proud of you. Good works& good example.

  28. SAMEZ says:

    Thats Papa now! GO DEPER MAN OF GOD!!

  29. Samuel Baluti says:

    May our almity God continue giving more bressings because you’re acting the word not just preaching. the major one please think of opening irrigation schemes in different communities so that famiries may grow food all year around. am proud of you prophet

  30. Paul Omaliza Makoka says:

    Thats the Major Major One I know.

  31. Ephod says:

    Like the man who was given back his site by Jesus in the Book of John chapter 9, I too do say on this day that “I don’t care what other people say of Major 1. Prophet Bushiri. Whether you believe in Him or Not! All I know is that he has helped Malawi like no one has ever done” go high My Man of God. I don’t know how I can meet with you and shake hands and say thank you Almighty God. I do really mean it. Let me Meet you man of God.

  32. Mr R K says:

    Man Of God This Is What Jesus Want. Don’t Worry That The Gorverment Is Not Giving Thanks For What You Are Doing. God Bless You.

  33. pocha says:

    iam speechless! refused stone at work! may de good lord bless u major 1

  34. Acquila says:

    My father, my mentor, my role model n now a helper to the needy. I salute u for exercising giving. A practice of what u preach. May God increase u more b more.

  35. Kondwani Ghentie says:

    Mwala umene amisiri omanga nyumba adaukana udasanduka wapangodya. Ndikutsimikiza kuti Bushiri siwapansi pano,adangobwera chabe. Akadakhala wapansipano sibwenzi akutithandiza amalawi kuposa dziko lirironse. Bushiri,let your God be my God.KONDWANI GHENTIE,BALAKA,MALAWI.

  36. son of bushiri says:

    that Wat exactly jesus wud do. i love you major one…

  37. KUKHALA says:

    THOUGH YOU MISSED FOR THE MIDWEEK SERVICE AT ECG, WHAT YOU WERE DONG IS ALSO GOD’S WORK . BE BLESSED THE PROPHET OF MY TIME.

  38. OBSERVER says:

    MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU PROPHET FOR G4VING TO THE POOR. MAY THE APOSTLES, PROPHETS, PASTORS, EVANGELISTS AND TEACHERS OF THE WORD IN MALAWI LEARN FROM THIS SERVANT OF GOD

  39. Amos kufa says:

    if God says give donot hestete other wise u will not be blessed amen man of God.

  40. Mpnjoli says:

    Thanks man of God…..MAJOR 1.may the good lord bless you and your family more and more.Indeed you’ve shown us love.

  41. Mecry says:

    Tikhoza kuyamika coz akupambana opitala iwo km kusekelela udindo

  42. Mbuli67 says:

    Give credit where due, Izi ndi zabwino

  43. Reuben says:

    Man of God, you are an example of faith and works. May God continue using you!

  44. agripa says:

    prophet we thank you for the kind of gesture that you have displayed i n this moment, indeed this is a moment when we can know a friend indeed. may God continue using you so that we all enter heaven.

  45. Denguzman. says:

    You young bt ur work is beyond ur age, god bless u Major 1 and the entire ECG family.

  46. Yesaya says:

    God should bless Bushiri more for his giving.

  47. Chauvinal Economists says:

    Atleast for once. Inc an part Bushiri onbhia back with a bug bang. In this era and today. Community members can walk back home with a full 50 bag of maize when those with money in their pockets can only walk away with only 10 kegs of maize from Admarc depots. Bushiri u can be a good president

  48. Chauvinal Economists says:

    Ur wonderful man of God May the gud God lncreas u

  49. mjiba says:

    WHEN WILL MALAWIANS WEAN THEMSELVES FROM HANDOUTS? ME WONDER? CREATE A NATION OF PERPERTUAL BEGGERS AND RULE THEM FOREVER EISH MY NATION IS SICK HUNGER EVERY YEAR COMPLAINING ABOUT DROUGHT IN THE ABUNDANCE OF LAKE MALAWI? A NATION OF FOOLS CANNOT PROSPER

    1. Alikopala says:

      Mbuzi

  50. Agnes says:

    Yes i am not a fan of all these prophet thing. But what Bushili has done is amazing. People are dying if we had 3 of you. That means one in each region Have you not got any friends??? Ask Salanje please.

  51. kabuthu wa ku dowa says:

    that’s cool may praise be to God

  52. Domie .B says:

    chimenecho ndiye chichristu major prophet

  53. lipenga says:

    All the so called big churches in Malawi ,Catholic, CCAP,Anglican they never done anything like this.All they know best is to go in bed with the government of the day to get brown envelopes. And if any charity at all is restricted to only their members .
    Bushiri has gone beyond church walls,few years back if ur a born again Christian you were un outcast poor and stupid. To this day Pentecostal and charismatic Churches are still under estimated as timipingo towukira!

    Now all the so called big churches are copying all from Pentecostal in the area of Worship,Praise ,preaching, praying for the sick,speaking in tongue’s , sorely because of the fear of losing young membership.

    Too much politics in CCAP ,Catholic and Anglican churches .Pentecostal and Charismatic born again churches are the only hope for Malawi and the world!
    A born again pastor giving aid beyond church borders !thank you Bushiri

  54. Mkwanda Chifundo says:

    My beloved prophet of the century, I love u Mojor 1, may God bless u, u have rescued these people after the government has abandoned us, even our prophets, reverends,bishops, sheiks and members of parliament are no where to be seen, what a shame!

  55. Kudautsi says:

    More action, less talk. If all Malawians worked like Bushiri, I think we could be elsewhere.

  56. Namanjasi D says:

    God bless you Man of God. Insulted and disrespected but you still remember to do something in your homeland. You are a man of honour. Shalom!

  57. maggie says:

    We do pray for you, May God bless you

  58. Acquila says:

    My Father, my mentor n my role model and now a helper to most people in need. The Lord God should richly bless you more and more. Thanks for the word as well as the food u r sharing. I salute you Major 1.

  59. satopa says:

    At least for once I can pause critising you Bushiri and applaud you for this good gesture. May God be glorified through you. I wish all other millionnaires and billionnaires could do the same to meet the needs of the needy. Not only them but all of us who can.

  60. samuel zulu says:

    great work baba…. ur my role model but az u olwyz say Gods tym z best time am jst waitin 4 the gods time

  61. Nosedive says:

    Thank you Prophet Bushiri…you have shown us the way..I hope the leadership of this country will take a cue from you…God bless you

  62. golo says:

    This is another level. I am overwhelmed by Prophet Bushiri’s love. This is not just generosity but true love from the heart of a person whose love is driven by God.As we speak the whole country is talking about him right now. This can only be God’s hand at work in Bushiri’s work. May God Almighty shower you with blessings from above.

  63. Aleluya says:

    what a wonderful, what a wonderful, may God of all mercies continue to bless you Prophet, giving its not what you have but the spirit

  64. xhi says:

    Thank you Prophetic Chanel of Major 1

  65. God bless you major 1, you are indeed admirable iconic. You have remembered us in our troubled time, you don’t only preach but do what you preach.

  66. Lyson Butao - Chamgono says:

    what a TRUE leader. God blesses the hand that gives. the prophet is just trying to demonstrate the practical side of his teachings to people.
    people are suffering here in malawi, so, servant of God must come in and serve.

    am looking for a day that I will meet and become his disciple,

  67. Whatnext says:

    Big up Prophet Bushiri. This is impressive.

  68. M'Malawi We Niweni says:

    Major 1 God bless you with more than people think. May you continue to be in good health and wealth

  69. Rodger Dzimbili says:

    Besides being christian, charity begins at home. It is what the parents tell their children which shape their mindset and consequently their destiny. Some children are told at birth that you can only succeed if you work hard in all spheres of life. To the contrary, some parents tell their children at birth that you will never succeed as long as a northerner is closeby i.e. he is your enemy number one and that you have to finish him/her whenever an opportunity arises. Our Northern brothers and sisters are groomed to love one another, a gesture they even extend to us in the Centre and South. Just check around and see whether one person from our two regions has ever donated something from his/her personal account to the northerners. No-one except our stinking risch politicians who always pilfer cash from the national coffers for purchasing votes. Anzathuwa ndi okondana and are blessed with love besides being over-emotional. I remember while at Chanco when I used to misinterpret them for “Ozikonda” just because I wanted at all costs to share equal accolades regardless of whether I passed or not. We have implemented draconian policies to ensure we also survive where merit would be to our disadvantage. I think these people ndi “okondana” and not “ozikonda”.

  70. KJBF says:

    This will silence all the loud mouths,here is a man of God sharing with his needy country folks in time of need.Others are just millionaires on their mouths but arent blessed enough to share even a little.God bless u man of God Sheperd Bushiri your are living by the Holy Book sayings.

  71. Beautiful. Excellent. Thank you Prophet Shepherd Bushiri. Really living your name. Attending to the needs of the people holistically! I am personally happy.

  72. OBSERVER says:

    MAY THE LORD BLESS PROPHET BUSHIRI AND MAY OTHER MEN OF GOD HOLD HANDS & EMULATE THIS GOOD CAUSE WHICH IS THE TRUE RELIGION ACCORDING TO THE BOOK OF JAMES

  73. Stevenson makungwa says:

    If all faith organisations were doing this to the poor, assisting government………….hmmmmmmm

  74. Dr. Kazizi says:

    kind gesture

  75. James says:

    Tiyeni timpatse upresdent akukwanatu. Eti?

  76. Mulungu akudalitseni papa , ‘akupatseni zochuluka kuti ntundu wa amalawi uwone kuwala pa ntchito yomwe mukugwila yotamandika. Ena alinacho chuma chochuluka koma sangathanize anzawo monga mukuchitila papa chifukwa alibe nzimu wopeleka, ambuye akudalitseni major 1

  77. kelivagondwe says:

    We are proud of you prophet,you are secend to non and continue doing charity work.

  78. opportunist says:

    Amazing. That’s Major one always on time. Not stressed with a bag of maize on his shoulder.

  79. Themba says:

    Thank you Major,,

  80. I'm knot a lawyer says:

    Way to go ….blessings on blessings

  81. Bertligo Ligomeka says:

    Glory be to GOD who works inside you. may he increase your greatness and confort you everyside in the name of JESUS CHRIST

  82. levelheaded says:

    A good gesture from a good citizen.

    Bravo young man.

  83. madala says:

    thus the spirit man of God we appreciate for the gesture.

  84. Mark makwinja says:

    Mulungu adalise.

  85. Truck says:

    GO! MAJOR 1 GO! SOME CASHGATE PEOPLE GOT LOTS OF MONEY MORE THAN 85 MILLION KWACHA BUT ARE FAILING TO TAKE EVEN A CENT TO HELP THE POOR BUT BUSHIRI WITH HIS OWN CASH HE WORKED FOR IT HE IS HELPING THE POOR AND IF BUSHIRI HE WILL SAY THAT MOST MALAWIANS GOT AN EVIL HEART HE IS RIGHT

  86. Steven says:

    I commend this!

  87. Pitala Paulendo says:

    Our very own Robin Hood!!
    I can’t complain but salute you!!

  88. Boma says:

    Good example. Tisiye kumunyoza major1

  89. machete says:

    May God the Almighty bless you for the good things you’ve done to your nation.

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