Lilongwe Mayor hails Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints for enhancing behavior change

Mayor of Lilongwe City Council, Willie Chapondera has commended the missionaries of Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Malawi for their enormous contributions to the country and the city in particular.

Counselor in the Mission Presidency Vincent Hull making his remarks

His worship Mayor of Lilongwe City, Chapondera speaking at Christmass family event organised by Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints

Members of Church of Jesus Christ ready to be baptised on Christmass family day

Chapondera, who was guest of honour at a family gathering ceremony which the church organized to celebrate their existence as well as the birth of Jesus Christ the savior, said churches in the country have a great role to play.

He said among others, churches bring about change in the way people conduct themselves and perceive things as well as the promotion of social services.

“The church is at the center of every human being, through the church, societies are strengthened and united. Not only that, the church also through its various activities, contributes to the country’s economy and by that, improve the lives of the citizenry,” Chapondera said.

He commended the church of Jesus Christ of the Latter day Saints for helping strengthen families, build morality and above all supporting the country in its quest to improve its economic stance.

Chapondera then pleaded with the church to consider putting up an infrastructure to mark their full establishment.

“Let me assure you that the government of Malawi is committed to working with your church and we will support you with the best of our abilities,” he said.

As many Christians celebrated the birth of Christ, the Mayor emphasized that people should look beyond just mere celebrations and realizes that Jesus Christ was born to save the lost souls.

“During this time let us allow Jesus to be at the center of life,” Chapondera.

Vincent Hull, First councilor for Lusaka and Zambia province hailed government for the support ever since its establishment.

Hull said a church their core function is to bring change in people’s life particularly bringing people to salvation.

“We have several divisions and among them is the humanitarian, the leadership and family divisions. All these are meant to bring a change onto human being,” said Hull.

He then promised to continue working with the government and contribute any way possible.

Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints was introduced in the country in 1992 and it has about 974 members in Lilongwe and 2000 in Blantyre districts.

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I am not Mormon, but I know a tiny bit about it. Family and family values are highly important. My sister converted almost ten years ago and she is very committed and it is the very best thing that ever happened for her. Keep up the good work guys.

I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church. I know that it is Christ’s church restored to the earth in our day. I have a testimony that God answers our prayers, that He loves us, and that He sent His Son to die for us. I bear testimony that our Savior is our perfect example, that He did perform the atonement for us, and that through Him we all may be able to become better. I know that our modern-day prophet, Thomas S. Monson, is a true prophet of God who leads and… Read more »
Stain Phiri
I am grateful for the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ… The TRUE and LIVING Gospel on the Earth! I am especially grateful for the opportunity I have to raise my children in the gospel, that they may see a clear path to return home. I know that Heavenly Father answers my prayers.. He leads me CONTINUALLY… as I call upon his name!! I am especially grateful for the example of my Savior Jesus Christ who has shown me how to live my life and conduct myself. He is an example of UNWAVERING FAITH… COURAGE..STRENGTH, PATIENCE, HUMILITY, LOVE AND CHARITY FOR… Read more »
The Lord Jesus Christ shall come as a thief. Even His message is foolish to the ears of men the bible says that in the last days people shall want to hear what their ears want to hear than the will of God. I know who God and Jesus Christ is all because of learning about the LDS religion . We are leaving in the last days and i know that only them that have washed their hearts in the blood of the lamb shall receive Him when He comes. The way to heaven is narrow and only a few… Read more »

Mayor of Lilongwe should reconsider his stance on this church and stop its activities before many poor Malawians become its victims. Did the Mayor research about this church? I think not. If he has advisers they are not helping him. Lilongwe as the capital city of Malawi needs a Mayor who defends its citizens and not sell them form American priests. Why Americans to tell us about Jesus?


Kenneth Bwanali
The single most important thing in my life was accepting the truthfulness of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. For many years before my baptism into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I felt a connection to our Heavenly Father. As a young growing boy I was taught some great principals by a loving Baptist Mother and Father. However even as a young boy I would question the link of Heavenly Father’s direction for his people in modern times. It was not until I grew into manhood with children of my own did I come to know the… Read more »

Anthu awa ndi chimodzimodzi a mboni za Yehova. Akafika panyumba panu akhwiyitsireni agalu.
Now about the Lilongwe mayor, he is old, ugly and very dull. We should replace him this January!

Dear Malawians, Church of Later Day Saints is nothing other than Mormon. Please get out of this cult. There beliefs are very bizarre and really weird. You may search for yourself. As for me I know them personally. They believe that Jesus and Satan, yes the devil are brothers hence rivals. That there is no actual hell as we know it. A good God can never create people to burn them as you all Christians say. The Bible alone is incomplete without their Book of Mormon. Here you will believe me because if they are baptizing you, they may have… Read more »

Thank you missionaries for good job that you are doing to spread the gospel to the world, God him self will pay you, I love this church and the gospel which we have. this church is built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.


You see you call Jesus Christ a prophet!!! It’s people like you who have very bad intentions for Malawi. Read on google what Mormon do. Very bad example of chrsiatinityour. The Mayor of Lilongwe was also wrong to attend their meeting without researching the church in the first place. Evil attacks the head of establishments before spreading like fire. They will use the Mayors endorsement for their own evil campaigns. Say no to this church at all cost

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Iam say LL as a capital city had not have a good mayor. Look at a man. Do u think this man can develope LL? Where even in Africa can u find a capital city withiout Street Light? Its a shame. I have travelled almost whole Africa capital cities I have never seen any capital city withiout Street Light. A capital city is a pride of a nation but not LL. The president, UN foreign diplomat and cabinet ministers live in LL How do they look a this. Its not only Peter Who has not made LL as capital city… Read more »

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