On Sunday the 10th of March 2019, the Pastor's Kids Association (PAKIA) visited juveniles at Kachere Rehabilitation Centre in Lilongwe for prayers and to donate hygiene items. The event was organised by Central Malawi Conference's PAKIA led by Pastor Dingani Mfune, the serving pastor for Kawale district of the Seventh-day Adventist church who is also a pastor's kid.
The event started with prayers which were led by group's chairperson Mr Bonage Kamgoma. There were also activities from the juveniles like poems, drama, and songs from the association.
Addressing the gathering, the group's patron, pastor Davie Jackson Kanjadza assured the juveniles that they too are children of God, and are on the journey to heaven too.
"However, what is needed is for us to mend our ways with God when we go astray to reach our destination", said Pastor Kanjadza.
Adding his voice, Glenn Mpita, one of the members for the association said the juveniles and the people who came to visit them are the same. The only difference is that those who are inside cannot go outside freely as those who came to visit them may go in and out of the facility.
He further said that it does not necessarily mean that those who are outside the facility are better than the juveniles. As juveniles may be in physical chains, those outside may be in spiritual chains.
Receiving the donation, one of the waders expressed his happiness over the kind gesture of the group. He said the power to change the young offenders lies in God. It is through such prayers as the ones which were offered that can change these fellows.
He further expressed his gratitude for the items that were donated.
Among the items were toothbrushes, toothpaste, and pine gel.
The decision to visit them on this day with the prayers and the items came when early this year, pastor Dingani Mfune went to Kachere to inquire from the authorities if he could do a revival the whole week.
However, he was told that it would not be possible to have the revival the whole week, but rather a day.
While there, he also learnt that the juveniles lack hygienic products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes and anything that can be used to clean bathrooms and toilets, as in most cases when people visit them, they usually bring items like sugar, soap and other necessities different from the hygiene products.
Therefore, the Pastor's Kids Association decided to make the contributions towards the course. The money raised was used to buy the hygiene item for the rehabilitation facility.