Vice-President of Malawi Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima has expressed admiration for the spirit of resilience and commitment that members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church had shown by organising saturation revival meetings broadcast live through television and radio stations nationwide for the whole month of September.
Speaking at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe on Thursday where the meetings were taking place, Chilima urged the congregation to continue supporting each other and always adopt the spirit of giving for successful completion of such meetings.
“As Christians, we need to show faith in our actions and deeds just as Jesus Christ did. I therefore encourage you all to continue patronizing the meetings and give as much as you can,” Chilima said.
Chilima assured the nation that government would continue to foster and uphold the right to worship so that people are able to pray as they wish and receive the blessings they need.
“Government and religious denominations are partners in development, which is why we are grateful for the role SDA Church plays in the development of this country in different sectors such as health and education,” he said.
SDA Church runs a number of schools including the Adventist University and many health facilities in Malawi.
On his part, President of the SDA Church in Malawi, Pastor Frackson Kuyama, expressed gratitude to the Vice-President for gracing the meeting on Thursday, saying it was assuring to have leaders who support the religious community.
The daily one-hour evangelistic meetings started from September 3 to September 30 with Pastor Tony Yolamu Nyirenda from Blantyre as the main preacher. Around 4000 people had been baptised during the period.