First Lady urges Malawi women to imitate Jesus in loving children

First Lady Dr Gertrude Mutharika has called upon all women to live an exemplary life of Jesus Christ who showed unconditional love to all children worldwide.

First Lady Dr Gertrude Mutharika (left) shares a point with Women's World day of Prayers Chairperson Regina Phanga (right) during the function at HHI in Blantyre.Pic-Francis Mphweya-MANA.

First Lady Dr Gertrude Mutharika (left) shares a point with Women’s World day of Prayers Chairperson Regina Phanga (right) during the function at HHI in Blantyre.Pic-Francis Mphweya-MANA.

Part of the congregation during the prayers.Pic-Francis Mphweya-MANA.

Part of the congregation during the prayers.Pic-Francis Mphweya-MANA.

The First Lady made the call on Friday in Blantyre at HHI’s Multipurpose Hall where she was attending this year’s Women’s World Day of Prayer.

Mutharika admitted that a lot of children worldwide are facing many challenges and require love and care hence the need for women to join hands and take care of them.

“Children all over the world are facing a lot of challenges in their everyday life, most of all, children with albinism whose lives are being haunted. We need to unite and end the injustice,” she said.

The First Lady also reminded the women to remember vulnerable, homeless, and destitute children in their midst when taking care of their own children.

“All these children need our care, let us clothe them, feed them and give them shelter because as Jesus said on Mathews 18 verses 5 to His disciples whilst carrying a child on his lap;  ‘Whosoever receives one little child like this in my name, receives me.’

“Let us also pray for our children and teach them so they know about Jesus Christ,” added Mutharika.

She further urged the women to lead other women to become just, faithful, hardworking and loving.

“We should also be in the forefront in making sure that we are observing cleanliness in our hospitals, markets, roadside and all our surroundings for our children to grow healthy,” Mutharika said.

In her remarks, National Chairperson for Women’s World Day of Prayers, Regina Phanga called for support in cash and kind to assist them to minister to a lot of people.

Phanga said currently the women are relying on proceeds from sales of their cloth which is not enough.

“With the money we raised from last year’s prayers we managed to reach out to our friends at Zomba Maximum Prison and Zomba Central Hospital.

“We also managed to build a better house for a widow in Karonga who was living in a plastic house with her four children and two grandchildren and we are hopeful that we will finish the house this year,” said Phanga.

The Chairperson cited lack of monetary support and transportation as some of the challenges hampering their works hence the need for individuals and stakeholders to come in.

Women’s World Day of Prayers is interdenominational prayers which are observed on the first Friday of March every year. This year’s prayers were commemorated under the theme ‘Receive the children, receive me’.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From Nyasatimes

More From the World

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Masozi Mwenifumbo
Guest
Masozi Mwenifumbo
6 months 13 days ago
Tt The Jesus you are talking about is the one who created you. Do not be deceived by the Devil and his cohorts to say there is no God. If you do not know about a thing, it is better to be wise, AND CLAIM YOU KNOW IT ALL, WHILST IN FACT YOU KNOW NOTHING. God loves you, that is why He sent Jesus Christ just over 2000 years ago to save you and me. Why do you believe in A WRONG UNSUPPORTED ORIGIN OF SPECIES DOCTRINE OF DEVILS, BROUGHT IN BY CHARLES DARWIN & HIS FRIENDS IN THESE LAST… Read more »
enock mavuto
Guest
enock mavuto
6 months 14 days ago

mmmmm mmmmmmmm let’s think again

Tt
Guest
Tt
6 months 17 days ago

Yes Madam! Tell these guillible people to imitate that non-existent absurd Jewish racist aka Jesus , who regarded Gentiles as “dogs” (Matthew 15:21-28)! Using religion which will mental numb most of these malawians overdoses and drunk with religious nonsense and fake pastors, prophets and sheiks is the best thing to do in these troubled times.

Winston Msowoa
Guest
Winston Msowoa
6 months 18 days ago
No thank you.You would have first urged your husband to portray decent leadership in the wake of unprecedented shortage of food in the country and you have to advise him to stop misusing public funds which could have played a progressive role in importing food for our starving masses of our people instead of urging Malawians to play to God.It is in fact the fault of your corrupt husband who has no sympathy towards his fellow citizens.What you are trying to do is double standard of the lowest level.Your husband has forgotten those who put him into power,but God sooner… Read more »
Lets take our country back
Guest
Lets take our country back
6 months 19 days ago

Your ” husband “needs prayers, he says alibe pulobulemu while people are suffering

Phwado
Guest
Phwado
6 months 19 days ago

My foot!That is the problem with fake and narrow-minded so-called doctors.Jesus is said to be a man!Why not emulate Mary or Delilah!kkkkkkkkkkk.

dalitso
Guest
dalitso
6 months 19 days ago

Good speech Madam Dr Muntharika. We ought to emulate Jesus.

Asajongute Chamwazi.
Guest
6 months 19 days ago

Indeed women need to their children. Good teachings Madam.

Asajongute Chamwazi.
Guest
6 months 19 days ago

This is the kind of leadership we need here in our country. Keep it up Madam.

Mac Hende
Guest
Mac Hende
6 months 19 days ago

Dokotara? Zakumachendeeeee zimenezi

wpDiscuz