The Malawi Union Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church Adventist Youth Ministries held a three days Leadership summit at Kamuzu Academy in Kasungu from 30th December 2021 to 2nd January 2022.
The Malawi Union Youth Director, Pastor Horace Nyirenda who was unveiled at the summit, urged the Adventist Youth in the country to remain united and focus on evangelism which is the core purpose of the church.
Speaking soon after receiving the Youth leadership mantle from his predecessor, Pastor Dr.Elvis Luwani, Pastor Nyirenda advised the youth leaders to go out and work with all their heart, resources, abilities.
He made reference to Corinthians 3:23 which says 'whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.'
''God, the master is inviting us all to be His co-workers and He promises to be with us always. It is pleasing to work for the Lord. He knows our weakness and He will empower us.
If all youths go out and assist pastors and work together with other workers, we will do miracles in the church, and this church will accomplish a lot for the Lord. Men are full of propaganda, men lie, men change statements. Therefore choose to work for God and not man," he said.
The outgoing youth director, Pastor Dr.Elfis Luwani who earned fondly called Father Abraham by youths, said he was leaving the department and going for retirement a happy man having led the department for fifteen years.
''I will forever cherish the exciting interactions I had with you. I always felt youthful among you. I plead with you to remain faithful, disciplined and focused on God's work''. He said.
The summit which was attended by one hundred and eighty youth leaders from across the country was opened by the President of the Central Malawi Conference, Pastor Petro Sukali on Friday,31st January,2021.
Facilitators at the summit included Malawi Union Health Director, Dr.Chitsa Banda, Central Malawi Conference Health Director Dr.Nelson Msiska,Mr.Maxwell Matewere who works with United Nations and Major Nyirenda and Blessings Chunga.
They presented on Human and Child trafficking, Successful leadership, Living a health life, Christocentric approach of Adventist beliefs and Strategic planning.
By Yunos Kamba