In a bid to promote safe and secure environment in Dowa, Mennonite Brethren Church in Malawi (MBCM) has donated two sets of desktop computers worth K900,000.00 to Mponela Police Station.
Speaking during the presentation function organized on 14 June 2021, Pastor Lyson Makawa, who is also the leadership and development officer at MBCM said his denomination seeks to plant a holistic church that builds economic sustainability which brings God’s hope and healing.
He further said that their church is working hard by providing social support for those impacted by endemic famine, disease, poverty and is also active in promoting peace and reconciliation processes.
Pastor Makawa also added that they are anchored by an evangelical and a baptist core that focuses to nurture life in its fullness.
“We are grounded in teaching the Word of God and training nationals in leadership skills, discipleship, literacy and directing self-sustaining vocational ventures,” he said.
The pioneer of Mennonite Brethren Church in Malawi, Bishop Bahat Safari, also assured the management of Mponela Police that they would continue working together in order to help keep alive their vision for Christ-like service to a suffering world.
“It is easy to paint an idealized picture of a church or denomination but often we fail; we struggle to hold onto precious doctrines and values yet we have much for which to praise God,” he added.
Receiving the donation on behalf of Mponela Police Station, Senior Superintendent Richard Bula thanked the management of MBCM for coming to their rescue. He said that the donation has come at a time the station is struggling with working resources like computers.
“Let me encourage other churches to borrow a leaf from what Mennonite Brethren Church in Malawi has done in the promotion os safety and security in the area,” said Bula.
Mennonite Brethren Church in Malawi (MBCM) works closely with other churches and social institutions in forming an ecumenical network that supports working together to share the gospel.
By Kaitano Lubrino