The Territorial Commander for Malawi Salvation Army Church has called on its pastors, youth and women to remain faithful to the gospel and not be swayed by the climate, political and environment changes they live in.
Lieutenant Colonel Moses Wandulu from Uganda is the President of Salvation Army in Malawi. He said this over the weekend when he led the ordination and commissioning of thirteen new pastors of the church who have just finished their two years theological studies at the Salvation Army Officers Extension College in Blantyre.
This was alongside week long meetings and workshops that the church had in Blantyre attended by over 800 delegates from all over the country.
The youth had their own meeting held under the theme ‘Arise and shine’ where they were challenged to remain productive and never to indulge in substance abuse emphasizing that the future of churches and the country is in the hands of young people.
The church marched around Blantyre City with the Salvation Army Brass Band and Zambia Territory Songsters team as part of the celebrations for the Pastors ordination and commissioning.
At a colorful ceremony held at Robins Park in Blantyre, the Commander reminded the pastors that their Job is to always preach the gospel while making sure that the world remains the safest place to leave in.
“You belong to a session and generation that must strive to proclaim the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Go to the world and aim to improve peoples’ lives both spiritually and physically, live by the motto of the Salvation Army each day and reach out to the needy. In whatever capacity, God still wants to use you,’’ Col. Wandulu said.
The Salvation Army is one of the few churches that are supporting government in development through its several projects like child trafficking, adult literacy, HIV testing and counselling and other areas.
Wandulu explained that they believe worship has to be complimented by works and it is the Church duty to make sure that humans do not suffer in their presence. The Church has eight thousand Christians across the country.