Pastors for the United Pentecostal Church (UPC) in Thyolo last Sunday gave a motorcycle to their head pastor.
UPC pastors’ representative, James Nankwenya, said they bought the motorcycle to enable the head pastor visit churches in the district with ease.
He said it was a requirement for head pastors to visit the church’s branches, but that can only be possible with a good means of transport.
“Men of God need to be respected and providing them with better mode of transport is one such gesture. Cycling and is tough and tiresome,” he said.
The head of UPC pastors in Thyolo, Simon Keke, said he was delighted to receive the motorcycle, which will help him to supervise the clergy in remote areas.
Keke said, previously, he had challenges in his outreach programmes as it took him days to visit his branches.
“I could leave the main church and my family for outreach and return after a week or so,” he said.
The motorcycle was bought at K450 000 realised through contributions from the church’s pastors across the district. n