Unspeakable joy filled Maula Prison during the graduation ceremony of 170 inmates following VOP lessons.
The colourful event took place on Sabbath 17 December 2022 at Maula SDA church and was graced by Member of Parliament for Mwanza West Constituency Hon. Joyce Chitsulo and the Central Malawi Conference Director of Women's Ministry and Communication Grace Mazunda.
Speaking after the graduation ceremony, Hon. Chitsulo encouraged the graduates to hold on to the truth they have learnt.
"You have been equipped with the truth, so I would like to urge you to continue reading the word of God to get more insights", She said.
On her part CMC Director of Women's Ministry and Communication Grace Mazunda hailed the leadership of Maula SDA Church for doing a great job in bringing Christ to prisoners.
She urged them to bring more lessons to more inmates for them to know Jesus Christ.
Speaking on behalf of Maula SDA church ,Elder Rodgers Makuluni called for more support from well wishers.
"As you can see, we are in need of many things including bibles, and we are calling on everyone to support the ministry here" Makuluni Said.
One of the graduates, Dubious Mphanje expressed joy and thanked the leadership of Maula SDA church for organising the lesson.
Mphanje was released from prison on Friday 16 December 2022 but still managed to come for the graduation.
He praised God because he was arrested on 17 December 2021 and graduated on 17 December 2022, making this day a memorable day in his life.
Another graduate, Stanford Nkhoma praised God for making it possible for him to take part in the lessons.
He said having stayed at the prison since 2009 ,this was the happiest day in his life since he has known the truth about true biblical worship.
"I have learnt about the true Sabbath, clean and unclean foods and many more. I have decided to walk with Jesus for the rest of my life''.Nkhoma Said.
During the graduation ceremony Evangelist Chrispin Masulani shared the word of God on the topic, "A Choice in difficult times".
The graduation was spiced with music by Our Brass Band.
By John Khaiya Mpelule