Ketra Kalunga writes
GOVERNMENT has urged the church to preach a message of salvation of the Zambian people.
Central province minister, Sydney Mushanga said the church was the salt and light of the world hence the need for it to preach salvation and save the people from perishing.
Mr Mushanga was speaking at Saint Andrews Congregation in Kabwe during the send of mass for United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Reverend, Lydia Mwale, who is going to Botswana on missionary.
He urged the church to work with the government in addressing gender-based violence and human trafficking so that the country could continue to enjoy peace and stability.
“As the church, continue to preach love for one other, the church is the salt and light of the world, preach truth to save people from perishing,” said Mr Mushanga.
And Mr Mushanga commended Rev. Mwale for always attending to intercessory prayer requests made by the provincial administration on various issues affecting the nation.
The minister said from the time Rev. Mwale was posted to Kabwe, she has interceded for the wellbeing of the country in many aspects.
“As the provincial administration, we have given Rev. Mwale prayer requests on various issues which have been answered, she is a national intercessor,” said Mr Mushanga.
He is optimistic that Rev. Mwale would not fail in her duty as a missionary to Botswana and pledged government continued support to newly appointed missionary.
Speaking earlier, Saint James Congregation secretary, Reuben Komaki, described Reverend Mwale as a hardworking, focused and visionary woman of God.
Mr Komaki said during her service at Saint James congregation, Rev. Mwale never relented but remained focused and gave members of the congregation direction to grow.
He said as a prayer warrior, Rev. Mwale’s teachings and preaching work has led to increased membership at Saint James congregation.
Mr Komaki said with devotion and intellectual, the Rev. Mwale rendered a selfless service to UCZ.
“Visiting members and the sick, providing to the vulnerable and bereaved families, was her priority,” said Mr Komaki.
And Rev. Mwale commended the UCZ church for mentoring her into a missionary.
Rev. Mwale commended government through the provincial minister, Sydney Mushanga for support.
She said the minister’s office has continually worked with her in national, community, church duties and personal projects.
“Thank you to all members of the church and my family who have tapped my anointing, working and supporting me financially, physically, materially and financially,” said Rev. Mwale.