Fourteen people surrendered their lives to Christ on Sabbath, 3rd November 2018 following a crusade which was organised by Kasungu zone youths at Dete village, Malomo in Ntchisi. The crusade which started on the 21st of October, closed on the 3rd November 2018. The main preacher at the effort was Pastor Brighton Ngalande who was assisted by Comrade Willan Kamangoro Mkandawire, zone coordinator for Kasungu.
Pastor Ngalande conducted baptism on the day which saw village headman Dete, accepting Christ as his Lord and personal saviour as well.
Zone sponsor, Elder Willie Chimbetete Gama commended the youths for the job well done in the area. "I am extremely happy with Kasungu Seventh-day youths. You really showed a good example to other youths out there. Continue serving the Lord until He comes shortly" said Chimbetete Gama.
The youths also distributed assorted items to villagers of who attended the crusade including the elderly worthy K53,500. Items like soap, sugar, salt, and clothes were distributed to villagers. Present at the distribution of the items were 16 village headmen who also attended the crusade and were so amazed with the kind gesture of the youths. Among the recipients was a 102 years old gogo Mgugu Chibweya whom the youth cheered. Narrating the secret of his long life, with difficulties Chibweya said, "Fearing the Lord is my secret. I've never drunk beers, smoked nor womanized before". The youths gave the old man packets of sugar, salt and a jacket.
Speaking on behalf of others, village headman Dete said it was a strange mission in the area to be done by the church and he therefore thanked the youths for the kind gesture rendered. "I am speechless, I have never seen a loving church like this one. May God continue helping you people, and now I can't hesitate but to join you together with my entire family”, said Dete.
The community members who are not members of the church helped the youth in preparation of food for the crusade including the food for the Sabbath day.
Comrade Maureen Mkandawire, a Central Malawi Conference CMC) Pathfinders Director speaking on behalf of CMC Youth Director Pastor Chancy Mchewere Banda said, "This is very strange, I've never seen such a village in my life.” She further thanked the Youth Director, for assisting Kasungu youths with K50,000 donation which assisted in the hiring of a Genset and public address system for the crusade.
Dete SDA church which had a total number of 16 christians, now has a total of 30 christians following the crusade.