Fans of American singer songwriter, pastor and Christian worship producer, Don Moen, are set to have a rare opportunity of watching him perform this summer, for two days.
Moen will be in Malawi in August for the Love Malawi Festival, an evangelist effort aimed at fostering unity, hope and love, scheduled for next month.
According to the festival’s national coordinator Reverend Grey Mwalabu, Moen will perform twice while in the country.
“He will perform on the two days of the actual festival, on the 20th and 21st of August. He is coming with his full band and everything set,” said Mwalabu.
Famously known for songs such as God Will Make a Way, As We Worship You and Celebrate Jesus, Moen will be joined by a number of local and international artists.
“From the US, he will come with an artist called Dave Lubben and from Malawi we will have KBG Soldiers, Great Angels, KBG Faith Mussa, Suffix, as well as the Love Malawi Choir, an interdenominational group of not less than 40 singers,” he explained.
The organisers have since announced that the festival will be held at an open space close to Maula Prison in Lilongwe.
“Our plan was to have an open door event so as to share the word of God with as many people as possible. So, we have settled for that area as it is big enough to accommodate thousands of people,” he said.
Apart from the main festival, the organisers will also be running the eye glass clinics, prior to the main event.
“There will be a team that will come from the US working with locals. We have five different venues within the city which will run from Monday to Friday. We will be providing an opportunity to all those in need of reading glasses, for free.
“They will bring 10 000 pieces of eye glasses. The clinics will be in Area 25, 23 and Chinsapo and they will all run from Monday to Friday, while in Dzaleka it will only be on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will also hold sports outreaches in a number of places,” said Mwalabu.
The festival, which is locally being managed by Evangelical Association of Malawi on behalf of hundreds of churches and businesses, will be led by world evangelist, Andrew Palau.
Palau has shared the gospel with millions of people around the world with the Malawi festival his eight in Africa after Egypt, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. n