Malawi VP Chilima calls for care of creation at Catholic fundraiser

State Vice President Saulos Chilima Friday expressed the need for various stakeholders to support initiatives that are aimed at advancing the care of creation including human beings.

Vice President Chilima greets Bishop Ryan

Chilima joined the dance floor Dr Mathews Mtumbuka on fund raising night in Mzuzu

Chilima during the fundraising event

He said this at a fundraising dinner and dance for Mzuzu Diocese which was aimed at raising resources for constructing and renovating four newly established parishes of Katoto, Mpherembe, Embangweni and Chibavi in the diocese.

Chilima said initiatives like the fundraising dinner which the diocese held are good as they serve and care for the needs of God’s creation.

“It is good that the Diocese made the decision to hold this very important function as the main aim here is to solicit funds that will go a long way in meeting various needs in the parishes.

“I need not to remind you that God commanded us to take care for His creation, and here we are looking at taking care of Priests, Fathers, sisters who are a God given blessing to us. As Christians we need to take care of such people and other creations,” the Vice-President pointed out.

He asked various stakeholders and individuals at the function to give out generously so that the aims of the diocese are fulfilled.

“I appeal to all the people who are here to generously give out towards this good cause so that we help our four new parishes which, according to what I have seen here, are in desperate need.

“We should understand that all what we have in life come from God so it is wise to give back to the creator who freely gave us what we own. Let us all unitedly sort out the challenges that are in these parishes and the diocese before the situation goes out of hand,” Chilima said.

Mzuzu Diocese Bishop John Ryan said the four new parishes are facing multiple infrastructural and other challenges hence the need to fundraise for them.

“We need to help these new parishes so that we build God’s kingdom by providing pastoral care, social and economic development to His creation.

“As a diocese, we developed a strategic plan which strives to expand our outreach and the establishment of the new four parishes is one step in that direction,” the Bishop said.

The dinner and dance fundraise had a target to raise K30 million through sales of dinner tables, pledges, sale of portraits, mugs and others.

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