The Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church members have been challenged to remain faithful to God in order to book their places in heaven.
The remarks were made by Pastor, Dr. Moffat Botolo, Malawi Union Conference (MUC) Stewardship Director in his three days and two days visits between 7 and 16 July 2022, to Lingadzi district and Kakule church respectively.
The Stewardship seminars were organized to equip church members with knowledge and skills on how to live a life style of stewardship in all spheres of their Christian endeavours.
His message mainly hinged on the role of the family in stewardship, where he highlighted that homes shape leaders saying if a person can manage to control his or her home then he can also lead the church of God.
The Stewardship Director also pointed out that the power of worship starts at home, saying, saints are made at home. The home lays a foundation for the future. Faithfulness begins at home, and even giving or greed is learnt at home.
In respect of the global economic crisis, Pastor Botolo challenged the church members to be contented with what they have and that they should aim to be stable financially so as to be faithful.
He also advised all Church members against lifestyles that would prevent them from discovering new areas where self needs of lives are surrendered to God so that they do not miss heaven.
Speaking at the end of a two day Stewardship seminar at Kakule, Likuni district Pastor, Paul Kamgoma stressed the need for all Church family members to be vigilant and determined in being faithful stewards that would help them give according to God's blessings.
"Faithfulness is the barometer for our salvation as such there was need for stewardship to extend to families because all families who are not faithful will miss heaven as the family plays a role in salvation," he said.
In an interview on the sidelines of the the seminar, Elder Enerst Tsonga of Kakule SDA church said it was encouraging that for the first time in history their church has been previledged to have a stewardship seminar that will help Church members to take stewardship as a family affair.
"The Stewardship Seminar has come at an appropriate time when the population of members returning tithes and offerings decreased and this seminar shall be a milestone towards uplifting the gospel and growth of God's church," he said.
By Francis Mkanya and Daniel Kachokam'manja