mega interfaith gospel banquet christened Love Malawi Festival Blantyre winds up this afternoon with evangelistic outreach and electrifying bicycle ride demonstrations at Njamba Freedom in Blantyre.
The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) and US-based Louis Palau Association have for the past two weeks been evangelising souls in all the country’s major cities through acrobatics, breathtaking bicycle rides and the preaching of the word of God.
The Blantyre festival director, Randal Burtis, told a press conference on Tuesday that they roped in bicycle riders from South Africa and renowned local gospel artists to make the event as interesting and friendly as possible to both Christians and non-Christians.
“It is a fact that some came to see the crazy bicycle rides, and others to listen to the gospel music.
“We need to be creative and as resourceful as possible to make the gospel of Jesus Christ appealing and welcoming,” said Burtis.
The festival lined up such gospel artists as Faith Mussa, KBG, Suffix, Kamuzu Barracks, Lawi, Love Malawi Choir and White Ribbon Day from the US.
Richard Hamlet, who has been training church and business leaders as well as preaching during the festival, told a news conference in Blantyre on Tuesday that he brought the message of reconciliation and the love of God to Malawi.
“We have been holding a series of events in Malawi. So far, we have been to Mzuzu and Dedza. This week, we were in Blantyre and Zomba. The major event is schedule to take place in Lilongwe next week and the speaker will be Andrew Palau,” said Burtis.
Apart from EAM, Louis Palau Association has also, among others, partnered Nation Publications Limited (NPL), Blantyre Newspapers Limited (BNL), Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS), Golden Peacock and TNM. n