Founder of Grace of Victors Ministry Pastor Victor Carzotah has advised that Malawi’s present economic and political situation needs fervent prayers to return to normal.
Carzotah, who arrived in the country Tuesday via Kamuzu International Airport (KIA), said in an exclusive interview with Nyasa Times that Malawians must take prayers seriously.
“We’ve so much gotten used to prayer as a country such that we don’t take it seriously anymore,” said Carzotah who lived for more than 20 years in Malawi before settling in Botswana a couple of years ago.
“We need not take our prayers as sheer routine,” he added. “We must always make our submissions with refreshed rigor and honesty.”
Commenting on the economic status that has become the reality on scores of Malawians, the 30 year old preacher-cum-prophet asked Malawians to understand wealth as a “blessing from God.”
But he said that did not mean it should instigate laziness in Malawians.
“We must work hard,” he said, “but at the same time we must remember to acknowledge the presence of God’s mightiness in all our endeavors.”
Carzotah said the problem of lack of respect on days of worship is one that is bringing Malawians behind and is not only reflective of Malawi, but also the whole African continent.
“Come to Malawi on Sunday, for example, you will find shops open. People love money so much so that they get to the extent of forgetting God. For our Muslim friends that does not happen. They respect their days of worship and God continues to bless them,” he opined.
Adding on the same, Carzotah said that Malawians must learn to share opportunities to achieve “financial freedom.”
“Backbiting and jealousy has never been a key to economic success,” he said.
Raised in Malawi’s cities of Lilongwe and Blantyre, Carzotah recalls with a deep sense of nostalgia how Reverend Nelson Banda turned him to Christ at the age of seven.
“He was a great man who shaped my religious life immeasurably,” recalls Carzotah of his humble beginnings at Area 25C Assemblies of God Church in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe.
He told Nyasa Times that in his early days as God’s minister he worked closely with Bishop Mark Kambalazaza of the Charismatic Renewal Ministries.
Between 1998 and 2004 he said he ministered immensely on air on the rebranded Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) TV and Transworld Radio.
Now, he says, he has branches almost in all the parts of the world including Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, USA, UK, Scotland, Malawi and Dublin.
Pastor Victor touted Malawi’s born Prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) as a great man of God.
“He is actually a spiritual leader to me,” confessed Carzotah. “Actually, each time I shake hands with him, interact with him I feel blessed and spiritually enriched.”
He said Malawi was blessed to have a man like Bushiri, whom God had endowed with great spiritual riches.
“He is a great Man of God,” he re-iterated. “He is a great man.”
Carzotah said he was certain that for the few days he is going to be with Bushiri in the country, he was going to experience the greatness of the Lord manifested.
Bushiri has arrived in the country for about a week-long tour of his ministry in the country.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :