Members of the Michiru CCAP congregation of the Blantyre Synod last Saturday walked from their base in Chilomoni to the Old Town Hall downtown Blantyre in what they termed ‘The Walk of Unity’.
The walk, which was aimed at raising money for buying chairs from China, was graced by ward councillor Noel Chalamanda, who is also the Mayor of the City of Blantyre. It was characterised by a lot of singing and dancing by the church’s youth.
Moderator of the church, Reverend Paul Mawaya, said the walk targeted to raise K20 million to be repaid by end of June while the remainder was expected to be raised through pledge forms.
“We promote unity through this big walk where all members despite their status have taken the challenge of walking. We have targeted to raise K20 million from this walk to pay the K8 million balance to clear the chairs and the other money will be used for other church projects such as air conditioning. We are expecting all the pledges to be paid by June end,” said Mawaya,
He said people with faith have potential to achieve their plans, saying the church should follow where their faith leads them, so he called the faithful to join hands for the prosperity of the church.
Chalamanda said he joined the walk because it was for a good cause.
Michiru CCAP fundraising chairperson, Jeremiah Kamzota, said the church targeted 400, of its 500 members, to collect pledge forms to solicit money from the public and the members were not collecting any money during the walk.
“We are optimistic that by the end of June all pledged funds will have been collected to settle the balances for the chairs and start other projects” said Kamzota. n