Master Guide Coordinator for Central Malawi Conference (CMC) of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church, Rodgers Chilemba has advised Master Guide students to prioritize Youth empowerment and be committed in church activities if the church is to achieve meaningful spiritual growth.
Chilemba made the appeal on Sabbath, December 19, 2020 at Machenga SDA Church in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Njewa in Lilongwe during Associate Master Guides day held under the theme "Prayer, secret of spiritual growth".
This was aimed at showcasing knowledge and leadership skills acquired during their course that would help contribute effectively to the church leadership and development in order for them to fulfill the church's mission to reach out to more souls.
"Determination, self-confidence, and individual prayers remain the only tools towards the success of every member as such remember to work hard because hard work does not kill," he said.
Speaking during the event, Master Guide Macloud Magombo who is also Mentor for the Associate Master Guides advised the students to finalize their file work in readiness for graduation, and live up to their pledges and promises to save God and community members truthfully.
"As upcoming Master Guides, you need to promote sustainable youth empowerment practices that would help inspire more youths to join because this is a milestone towards the promotion of spiritual growth for them to become reliable future Church leaders," Magombo explained.
In his remarks, church elder of the Church who is also Associate Master Guide, Sangulukani Munthali thanked the church leadership for their support during the preparations for the day's event.
He encouraged parents to continue sending their children to Adventist Youth (AY) activities so that they should be able to live by Jesus's example.
"We are grateful for the words of encouragement from our mentor and CMC Coordinator. This shall go a long way in the history of our church and we promise to work hard," added Munthali.
Over ten students from the church are expected to graduate into Master guides in the forthcoming graduation.
Reported by Francis Mkanya