Bible Society of Malawi (BSM) has said unless children are taught to read the Bible at a tender age, the future of Christianity in the country is doomed.
The society’s programmes manager Wongani Mhango made the observation last Sunday at Mponda Primary School ground in Zomba during the launch of ‘Let children encounter Christ’ programme aimed at ensuring availability of affordable holy scriptures.
Quoting from Proverbs 22: 6, Mhango said there is a great need for religious institutions to invest in Sunday and Sabbath schools for the growth of Christianity.
“It is important to instill the God-fearing spirit in children by exposing them to Bible studies to help them grow into vibrant leaders of the church and the society as the scripture induces moral behaviour in human beings,” said Mhango.
He further appealed to the 245 children, who received a Bible each, to make the most from the holy scriptures.
BSM is running the programme in the cities of Lilongwe, Blantyre and Zomba. The programme is intended to benefit all established churches. n