Updated: Aug 14
Central Malawi Conference ministerial spouses have been urged to have courage and faith as they are doing their work. Opah Matekenya one of the ministerial spouse said this during the closing ceremony of their seminar which was conducted at Bwatalika Mission in Lilongwe District. The seminar was held from 6th to 12th August 2023. Matekenya stressed her point as she was preaching from the book of Nehemiah chapter 4 verse 2 to 7. She said that ministerial spouses must know and understand the God whom they save in order to be able to overcome their everyday problems. During the seminar the ministerial spouses had a number of lessons and the following were some of the lessons; communication, relationships, Hospitality, Family life and skills development courses. The lessons were designed to help the women’s to be able to overcome their challenges in the ministry. These lessons were being facilitated by Opah Matekenya and Joyce Bowa who are also ministerial spouses.
According to the CMC ministerial secretary, pastor Ernest Mwale, these seminars are organized every year to make sure that the ministerial spouses are being equipped with skills to their family life, ministry and to pastors work. " These seminars are not just based on spiritual life, they were also based on some skills which they can be using in their everyday life for them to earn a living, but also for them to be able to overcome some financial problems which they face on daily basis. Mwale also added that the ministerial spouses are planning to finish their programs of 2023 which are efforts and visitation of their fellow pastors wives who have been widowed. The ceremony was honored by the presence of the CMC president pastor JAG Phiri and his wife Ireen Phiri, The education Director Pastor Costance Kadango, and her husband , Malawi Adventist University principal Pastor Kanjadza, Host pastor Chimatula and Retired pastor Nkosi and his spouse, Shepherdess D. K Banda and shepherdess Bwanali. Chinsisi Tabithar Phiri CMC Media