Prophet Bushiri splashes K0.5m towards charity

As part of Malawi’s 50 years independence celebrations, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri of Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) donated K500, 000 towards charity events in Lilongwe and Mchinji.

According to Bushiri, popular for his “Go Deeper” signature , said Malawi’s 50 years of self rule means a lot to him and all Malawians, saying  celebrating it with the poor was something he had always wanted.

Church members presenting some food items to the needy

Church members presenting some food items to the needy

Prophet Bushiri: Charity as means of celebrations

Prophet Bushiri: Charity as means of celebrations

“We learn in the bible that giving is the best way to celebrate great achievements as Jesus himself gave his life just for us to be saved. I could not resist the will to do something on this great day for our nation,” said Bushiri.

The ‘man of God’ also expressed his discontent with the rising numbers of street kids in the country despite being on self rule for 50 years.

“It’s so unfortunate that after 50 years of self rule the numbers of street kids keep rising at an alarming rate as is the case now. As a nation, we should really do something towards our national’s prosperity and development,” said the man of God.

The money was shared by a number of youth movements who planned the “Go make A Difference (MAD) charity events in different countries.

Participants in the MAD project included Determination Initiative network, Challenge Future, I Sparkle Malawi and Young Malawian and Gifted (YMG).

As a word of thanks, Team Leader for MAD Project Dennis Imaan said that the donation was so timely as the project lacked funding.

“It’s really amazing what the little we got from Prophet Bushiri has transformed lives of so many poor people and street kids in Lilongwe and Mchinji and we hope that people will imitate his good doing that in our next events, we will reach out to a tripled number of what we had,” said Imaan.

He also said that MAD Project will continue to explore ways and source funding to completely deal with the issue of street kids in towns.

“This is a journey to use and we don’t intend to support these kids with just basics, but to empower them, take them out of the streets and send them back to school. We can only achieve this if we come together as Malawians and if our projects get support from all willing individuals just the way Prophet Bushiri did it,” explained Imaan.

Among others, MAD project donated assorted basic items to kids and poor people in villages. An initiative will be made to reach out to selected 15 kids at Samaritan Trust in Blantyre.

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