CCAP Blantyre Synod general secretary has advised a 20- member pilgrimage traveling to Israel against representing personal agendas, but advance institutional interests.
The Reverend Alex Maulana was speaking before the group’s departure last Sunday.
“You are not going there as individuals, but as Blantyre Synod, so do not disgrace us. Let your light continue shining until you are back.
“Although you have contributed your own finances, you are leaving with our blessings,” said Maulana.
Chairperson of the 2014 Pilgrimage Olive Chikhula promised to live up to the synod’s expectation during the 10-day trip.
The group that comprised four men and 16 women will visit the birth places of Jesus Christ, John the Baptist, Mount Olive, the Chapel of the Ascension, Palm Sunday road, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of all Nations, Mount Zion, Church of St Peter Gallicantu and the upper room.
They will also visit the Model of Jerusalem in Jesus days, Pool of Bethesda, the Old City, Gologotha, Garden Tomb, City of David, Pool of Siloam, Western Wall, Nazareth, Cana, Mount of Temptation, Jericho, Dead Sea, City of David and Capernaum.