Inmates at Matchaya prison have all the reasons to smile following a donation of four Television Screens by Lilongwe Central SDA Church.
The event took place on the 16th of July 2022.
Speaking during the hand over ceremony, Personal Ministries leader for Lilongwe Central SDA Church, Emmanuel Nkambankhani said the department of personal Ministries exists in order to assist people and prisons are not an exception.
" As personal ministries, we decided to come here and assist our colleagues who do not have access to the word of God through Televisions. We previously assisted inmates at Maula prison and we decided to remember our friends here as well." Said Nkambankhani.
Elder Moses Kumpumula who is the First Elder for the church urged inmates to take advantage of the Televisions and listen to the word of God.
Recorded and live programmes from Hope Channel Television are viewed at Matchaya prison giving an opportunity for inmates to be inspired, encouraged and restoring their hope.
Receiving the donation on behalf of Matchaya prison, Jones Singo, Prison in-charge, thanked Seventh day Adventist church and Central church in particular for the good gesture rendered.
" Am very thankful to Lilongwe Central SDA Church for the donation rendered here. I have to assure you that we shall make use of the Four Televisions donated so that inmates are reformed. 'Said Singo.
Also present at the function were members of Lilongwe Central SDA Church among them Pastor Chikondi Matekenya accompanied by his wife and also in attendance was Kasungu Central Church Pastor, Dingani Kazgeba Mfune alongside his wife.
In his sermonette, Pastor Chikondi Matekenya encouraged inmates by reading from the scripture originating from Romans 13:12 to 14 and 2 Corinthians 5:17.
In his remarks, Pastor Dingani Mfune thanked Lilongwe Central Church for remembering Matchaya prison.
The handover ceremony was conducted alongside closure of the Crusade which was done by Kasungu Central Women's Ministries where 117 inmates were baptised and a branch at the prison instantly opened.
The crusade speaker was evangelist Beatrice Magube.