President of Central Malawi Conference (CMC) of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church Pastor, John Anderson Phiri, has urged youth in the country to put God first in everything, saying it is a foundation for a prosperous life and bright future.
He spoke at the finals of the 2018 CMC youth quiz program held at Ngodzi in Salima.
The quiz finals were part of activities marking this year’s CMC’s Adventist Youth (AY) camp week at Ngodzi camp site.
Royal Events, providers of sound systems in Malawi, sponsored the quiz to the tune of 4.5 million kwacha.
Youths from Mabuna and Aluwec zones in Lilongwe, comprising adventures, pathfinders and master guides, competed in answering questions about the Bible to demonstrate their deep understanding of the Word of God and its teachings.
“It is sad that the youths these days prioritize other things more than the Word of God. We need to come up with creative and exciting religious programs such as this quiz program to make them rightfully busy, thereby leading to a conscious, moral, just, loving and transformative nation,” noted Pastor Phiri.
He added: “It is our wish as CMC that we continue having the youth quiz program annually for the betterment of our youths. We would also want them to be debating many other contemporary issues that are relevant to them”.
Mabuna youths scooped the first prize worth K300, 000 and a trophy after beating their Aluwec counterparts 73 points to 47.
Aluwec zone got K200, 000 for being second.
The quiz competition started in January with 16 zones in CMC participating.
Genesis and Bilira zones received K100, 000 and K50, 000 for emerging third and fourth respectively.
There were also individual awards for overall best player, best adventure, best pathfinder and best master guide.
Over all best player Paul Mbozi from Mabuna zone pocketed K25, 000 while the others got K15, 000 each.
Royal Events Chief Executive Officer James Katapa said his company sponsored the quiz to make sure the youths understand the Word of God clearly.
“We will look at our financial position at the end of this year to consider if it would be possible to continue funding the CMC’s youth quiz program,” said Katapa.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :