Congregation donates K1 million to pastor as part of appreciation

Members of Area 25 (Sector 7) Assemblies of God in Lilongwe last Sunday donated a MK 1 million cheque to their resident pastor Reverend Simon Msisya as one way of showing special appreciation to him and the entire pastoral staff members.

Reverend Msisya receiving the enevelope with a cheque

Speaking soon after handing over the cheque, chairperson for the pastors’ appreciation fundraising committee, Joseph Mazizi, said the members decided to give the pastor cash rather than buying him a tangible gift, for him to use and fulfill some of his personal needs.

“As members, we need to bless and appreciate our pastors because they are the ones who minister to us and strengthen our spiritual lives. This appreciation also reminds them of their value and the important role they play in our lives. This is the reason we decided to do something for him,” said Mazizi.

“Last year, we bought our pastor a car as a gift, but this time around, we thought we could give him a monetary gift. This is because our pastor is having a building project that needs a lot of cash, hence the decision to give him the cash gift instead of purchasing the project materials so that he can purchase them for himself,” said Mazizi.

Mazizi then thanked the congregation for their contributions, saying it was not easy for the members to collect the money for this cause as the church had other engagements that needed monetary contributions from the same members.

“We have seen commitment amongst the members since we started collecting the money in August this year (2018) and within a month, we managed to collect K1 million from the congregation,” added Mazizi.

Speaking after receiving the cheque, Reverend Simon Msisya thanked the congregation for their gesture, saying the cash gift which was a surprise to him, would help him fulfill some of his needs.

“I am short of words as I and my entire family was not expecting this from the church members. They are doing a lot for our family in one way or the other.

“I do not take this for granted. I really appreciate. The members are doing more than enough as we are also having a church building project where the same members are also contributing towards the same,” said Msisya.

The Pastors Appreciation Day is a day that was set aside by the Malawi Assemblies of God Church for the churches to demonstrate special appreciation and honour for their pastors in tangible ways. It is an annual event which falls on the last Sunday of the month of October.

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UTM boma
UTM boma
2 years ago

Shame on you congragants. You take care of your pastor by providing housing and bills but you still go an extra mile even though your pastor is already comfortable. NEVER ONCE DO YOU GIVE SPECIAL BASKET FOR THE POOR AND FATHERLESS. You want your paator to love you forgetting heaven.

Nangozo
Nangozo
2 years ago

Zabwino zonse Abusa, A humble Servant of God you are

Wiseman
Wiseman
2 years ago

The bible say ophunzira inu gawanani nawo amene akukuphunzitsani, bravo there church.

MG 2
MG 2
2 years ago

And then this pastor gets posted to rural area… Will he accept the transfer?

Mpingo
Mpingo
2 years ago

How much can villagers give to their pastor in appreciation. No wonder pastors tussle to be based in urban areas. And what happens to the flock in rural areas? Best option is to bring cash in one pot and distribute the money across your membership of pastors. In fact, pastors based in rural areas must have hardship allowances on top of the salary which must be the same across the board, as is done with teachers in public schools. It doesnt make sense to have some pastors leading luxurious lives in urban areas while others suffer. It is not biblical.… Read more »

comrad
comrad
2 years ago
Reply to  Mpingo

Mpingo, I can’t agree more with you. When we say constructive comments, this is one of the best.

Tito
Tito
2 years ago
Reply to  Mpingo

Very true; when the first church of our lord Jesus Christ donated the apostles shared to needy and widows not apostles; to hell you’re going; be holy because the Lord is holy

#pensions4pastors
2 years ago
Reply to  Mpingo

Wow, I like the idea on Pastor Pensions, such a great idea and actually pension money can be used to build more churches, if we can all just learn to give as we have recieved,

Huwee
Huwee
2 years ago
Reply to  Mpingo

Chaya chaya awizeni anthuwa

Mmalawi
2 years ago

Powerful

A Few Good Men
A Few Good Men
2 years ago

Inenso mundipatse

Munthu Mulala
Munthu Mulala
2 years ago
Reply to  A Few Good Men

Akupatseni ngati ndani?

SUPER NATURAL MIRACLES
SUPER NATURAL MIRACLES
2 years ago

A WELCOME MOVE –GOD BLESSES THE HAND THAT GIVES — THAT’S WHERE THE SECRET OF PROSPERITY LIES — NO SHORTCUTS !!!

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