Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) says it has finalised preparations and drawing of an itinerary for international evangelist Andrew Palau’s visit to Malawi.
Palau, who comes from the United States of America (USA), is slated to partner 500 local churches and Christian leaders during the Love Malawi Festival, which is scheduled for August 20-21 2016.
The festival will take place in Lilongwe where a number of high energy children’s programmes, action sports demonstrations from FMX and BMX stunt team and action sports outreach will be featured.
EAM deputy general secretary and Love Malawi Festival coordinator Reverend Grey Mwalabu described the festival as part of a larger story in Africa that involves 10 capital cities in 10 years—a vision of Palau, supported by and at the invitation of leaders in Africa.
Mwalabu emphasised that the local festival is a significant effort, which is aimed at bringing unity, hope and love among Malawians.
“The main event of the festival will take place in the open fields near Maula Prison. There will also be events in Mzuzu and Ntcheu during the first week of August.
“During the second week of August there will be programmes in Blantyre, Zomba and Dzaleka Refugee Camp [in Dowa]. These satellite festivals will be done with Luis Palau Partner evangelists in partnership with churches in these communities,” said Mwalabu.
He further disclosed that Great Angels Choir, Kamuzu Barracks Gospel Singers, Faith Mussa, Suffix and Love Malawi Choir are some of the local artists to inspire and soothe souls during the main festival.
On the international scene, the festival will present renowned gospel songwriter and musician Don Moen, who is coming to Malawi for the first time. Moen will come alongside Dave Lubben.
“Each day Andrew Palau will share a message of love and hope for Malawi,” said Mwalabu.
Meanwhile, the festival’s media and publications sub-committee chairperson, Reverend Maurice Munthali, has disclosed that at the satellite festivals people will enjoy evangelistic sports, eye and medical clinics and a pastors’ enrichment conference.
Over the past 10 years, Palau has conducted festivals in Cairo (Egypt); Kigali (Rwanda); Kampala (Uganda); Bujumbura (Burundi); Dar es Salaam (Tanzania); Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). n