Adventist men Organisation (AMO) from Gologota SDA in Area 23 district, Lilongwe, on Sunday March 10, 2019, pulled their socks up to construct a church infrastructure for Kalowe SDA .
Kalowe is a newly born branch of Gologota SDA located in the outskirts of Lilongwe South East.
Gologota AMO Leader Innocent Matowe said the development has arisen after realizing that the branch is facing a number of security setbacks due to lack of proper church infrastructure.
"We observed that our fellows are struggling mostly during this rainy season since they conduct their services in an open ground. So as AMO, we decided to intervene by constructing a shelter for them so that they should feel secured and worship conducively," explained Matowe.
Matowe elaborated that the funding for the project was sourced by the Adventist men members.
He added that the gesture is a sign that the team takes the issue of evangelism seriously.
"We have done this as a way of fulfilling the great commission of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of spreading the Gospel to the whole world not only with the word of God but also to serve the Lord through the same resources he has given us. It is not that we are rich but because we are supposed to give out what we have to others who need our help," added Matowe.
In an interview with Area 23 SDA district Pastor Blessings Blackson Balakasi applauded the team for the gesture highlighting that the development will motivate a good number of people to join the congregation.
"The construction of this shelter will attract other people who were failing to join us due to the problems the church was encountering and I am encouraging these men to continue the good deeds they have started and I am sure that this church will be grateful for this," said Pastor Balakasi.
The church members expressed their gratitude for the support saying it has come in a right moment when they were facing the side effects of this year's rain season.
One of the members Joel Muchema highlighted that before the coming of the shelter, church services were being interrupted and people were failing to attend church actively.
The church is looking for further material support like Bibles, Hymn books, Quarteries and other resources from well wishers.
The two year old Kalowe church was established in 2017 by a group of Bible workers from area 25 SDA and currently it has a membership of 14 Christians.