Christians of Maliya Prayer House of Michiru CCAP Congregation in Blantyre were all smiles last Friday when the Maranatha Reformed Church of Holland handed over to them a church building worth K5 million.
A 17-member Dutch team that arrived in country on July 28 this year found the church project at foundation stage and worked to its completion with the congregation.
Maliya Prayer House Session Clerk, Willy Kumbilina, said they were established as a prayer house of Michiru CCAP Congregation 34 years ago, but had no good structure.
“This structure we are receiving today was started on June 10 and we are having it today. It has taken just one month to have this strong building with assistance from Holland,” said Kumbilina.
Reverend Wouter Bakker from Maranatha Reformed Church described the communities they were working with as ‘hardworking’.
“People of Maliya have shown us that they love God the way we had been with them. We were working together and had a few hours of rest until this project has been finished and handed over today,” said Bakker.
First deputy session clerk for Michiru congregation, Godfrey Mopiha urged the two parties to establish a bond so that they continue working together.
Moderator for Michiru congregation, Reverend Paul Mawaya, reminded the Maliya congregation that the project was hatched with love and completed with love from Holland, so it should also be looked after with love.