A vibrant Adventist Youth Society has been launched at Chikutu branch of Lilongwe NorthWest district of Seventh-day Adventist Church. The launch which was presided by the Master Guide Coordinator of the Central Malawi Conference of the SDA Church Comrade Winlight Magombo, culminated from a sweet story of confidence to the church membership of Chikutu branch which hosted a camp meeting on their own for the first time in history.
The October 2017 camp meeting at Chikutu was hatched to give a complete experience of the evangelistic activity in the vicinity of the rural part of the district having noted that most of them could not make it when the event is hosted town during the May-June schedules.
Among the souls won at Chikutu are the youth, and hence the urgent call to introduce their club.
Opened in 2016, Chikutu branch is fast growing with a membership of about 200, and bears witness to the spirit of stewardship as the centre opening was a result of one fully sponsored evangelistic effort by a donor among the membership of Lilongwe Northwest district. Reports are such that the the donor proceeded to support in the acquisition of church premises in addition to providing building materials.
In his closing remarks at the camp meeting, Evangelist Andrew Mandala who was the main speaker in the meeting recommended the work that is being done in the district and encouraged members to maintain the spirit of giving to Gods work. He however appealed to the newly converted church members not to backslide because of external forces, emphasizing that the path they had chosen is not an easy one, but required total submission to God in prayers. "A prayer should always be your primary tool. Its only God who can give you strength". said Mandala.
In his speach, Group Village Headman for the area expressed gratitude to the church of the Seventh-day Adventist for the recommendable job they are doing. "Many people are tired of sleeping at the graveyards and worshiping idols like gulewamkulu. Its high time they know Jesus christ", he said. He also called for the support for the branch as it is just a new born baby that still need parents.
The new club members displayed a number of drill activities.