Mutharika advises Malawi churches to orient members on Biblical pillars of development

President Peter Mutharika has asked churches in the country to impart upon their flock values of patriotism, integrity and respect for leaders as these create a steady platform for faith and spiritual advancement among members.

President Mutharika with the membership of the Blantyre CCAP Syond
President Mutharika with the membership of the Blantyre CCAP Syond
Blantyre CCAP Synod leadership
Blantyre CCAP Synod leadership

He was speaking at Kamuzu Palace on Tuesday during an audience with newly-elected leadership of Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Blantyre Synod as well Management board.

In his remarks, the Malawi leader tied the said values on the country’s socio-economic development.

“The new leadership should continue nurturing the faith of their Christians. This is important because with faith everything is possible.

“And faith is beyond Church. When people have faith in God, they have faith in themselves; they believe in themselves. They believe in their capabilities; and they work hard. They become people of integrity; and they become patriotic. This is what will make Malawi progress,” said President Mutharika who is a communicant member of the Blantyre Synod.

The President called upon all Christians in the country to take their faith responsibilities seriously by letting their acts reflect on what the Bible says about leadership.

“I cannot forget to reiterate that it is the duty of all faithful Christians to be obedient and loyal to the leadership, and remain united so that our leaders can better fulfil their responsibilities as the true servants of God. We must all play our part,” he said.

He assured the Synod of his government’s total support in all areas where the two institutions work overlapping.

“The church’s relationship with government is very vital in finding concrete solutions to the needs of our people regardless of their belief. Together, we provide our people with education, food, health,
water and sanitation and empowerment services, among others. We are partners in development. And together, we will do more.”

In his remarks Blantyre Synod General Secretary, Alex Benson Maulana, said the Synod commits to continue playing its prophetic role and advisory role to the Government of the day if given space.

Maulana disclosed to President Mutharika the synod’s plans to establish a University and also a water bottling plant as a way of generating revenue for the church.

During the interface with the President, the Synod introduced its Moderator and Vice Moderator, Reverends Robson Chimkwezule and Edna Navaya respectively and General Secretary, Alex Benson Maulana.

The new office bearers of Blantyre Synod were elected during the 30th Synod Biennial Assembly which took place from August 24 -28, 2015.

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dwambazi
dwambazi
5 years ago

what did this fool say????

mwikho
mwikho
5 years ago

awa ma 50 gnd alandira

Eddy Gomez
5 years ago

Koma Amalawi Guyz.

Telling the truth
Telling the truth
5 years ago

No one who is suffering as a result of Peter Mutharika’s failure to manage the economy can take seriously what Peter Mutharika is saying. Since Peter Mutharika became President in May 2014 the economy has seriously nosedived.

Matembo
Matembo
5 years ago

In APM we trust

Mkandawire
Mkandawire
5 years ago

That’s the way Bwana APM

Mzomera
Mzomera
5 years ago

That’s the Way our President

Voice of Chakufwa Chihana
Voice of Chakufwa Chihana
5 years ago

Patriotism equals not looting billions which you Peter Mutharika and your brother Bingu have looted from Malawi.
So as far as patriotism is concerned you Peter cannot have anything sensible to say for you are a corrupt thief. So Peter SHUT UP YOUR MOUTH

chris
chris
5 years ago

My president! Malawians need to become rational thinkers, using objective evidence and not a belief in the supernatural! Faith = believing something without evidence, is for the ignorant and stupid! Countries develop when people are rational not sheepish, which is what religions are all about. You become the flock of sheep and have to obey the leader!!!

me
me
5 years ago

Oh yes we have to obey our leaders even those who persecute us. But als remind our president to be a servant to his people. It is a two way relationship not one way.

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