President Peter Mutharika says part of Malawi’s socio-economic transformation will be guaranteed if churches teach their followers greater faith in God and belief in their capabilities and potential to achieve big goals.
He said this yesterday when he received a delegation from the Malawi Union Conference (MUC) of the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.
The church introduced leaders of the MUC.
Mutharika said: “When people have faith in God, they have faith in themselves. I, therefore, challenge all your faithful, and Malawians in general, to believe in themselves and in their capabilities.
MUC president Pastor Frackson Kuyama said the MUC status was given by the South Africa-based Southern Africa Indian Ocean Division office.
“The current transition, Your Excellency, means that, as a union conference, we have gained autonomy and we can now make and carry out our activities without much consultations and approvals from our head office,” he explained.
Already, Kuyama said the leadership has taken a number of strategic decisions, including moving the church’s headquarters from Blantyre to Lilongwe and constructing offices in Area 14 Township in Lilongwe.