Auction, raffle draw in church

  The current economic problems have not spared churches where despite ambitious plans to develop God’s ministries, service collections do not just seem to meet the demands. This development prompts churches across the country and beyond to explore initiatives such as auctions and raffle draws to raise funds for their coffers. The other Sunday, a…

School dragged to court over land

  Village Head Kandaya of Blantyre has dragged Mpingwe Primary School to court over the land the school is constructing two teachers’ houses on. According to court documents The Nation has seen, Kandaya argues that the school has encroached his land. The land is behind the former Mpingwe Railways Clinic which is close to the…

Mwanza communities schooled in mining concessions

  Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) has urged communities in Mwanza to demand a community development agreement (CDA) and not a corporate social responsibility (CSR) agreement from prospective mining companies interested in Corundum-crystalline form of aluminium oxide with traces of iron in Thambani Mountain. EAM-Tonse Tipindule project officer Golden Mbaula-Phiri said this on September 23…

Blantyre City Presbytery promotes children’s talents

Blantyre City Presbytery of CCAP Blantyre Synod last Saturday held Children’s Talent Promotion finals at Namiyango CCAP church in Blantyre. Twenty-two out of 52 churches under the presbytery contested in Best Sunday School Choir, drama, poems and memory verses. Blantyre City Presbytery activities committee chairperson, Wezzie Kundwe, said the function boosts children’s morale to continue…

Tale of Malawian girl rescued from early marriage

She was married at the tender age of nine. That was in 2008. No one forced her but being an orphan, poverty made her turn to marriage to meet her needs. Now, at 16, Tadala Chimwemwe of Group Village Head (GVH) Somba, Traditional Authority (T/A) Lundu in Blantyre has two daughters, Faiza and Shilah Jawadu.…

Orphans toil for education

In 2003 and 2007, 16-year-old Mercy Hussein lost her father and mother respectively. Since then, she has been struggling to provide care for her sister Aisha, now 12. This is a story of a child-headed family in Blantyre. Boarding a minibus from Gadaga to Chikuli Village in Traditional Authority Kuntaja, after Chileka Airport compound there…

Thundu Church of the Central African Presbytery (CCAP) congregation under Blantyre City Presbytery last week held a colourful farewell ceremony for its minister the Reverend Nelson Muwa. Muwa has served the church for five years and is being posted to Lunzu CCAP under the Blantyre North Presbytery. Vice moderator for Blantyre City Presbytery Masautso Mbolembole…

Mzuzu Diocese has new parish

Mzuzu Diocese of the Catholic Church recently consecrated the Holy Family outstation as its new parish. The prayer house is located at Mzuzu Technical College and has had its name changed to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish following the consecration. In his Eucharistic mass, Head of Mzuzu Diocese, Bishop Joseph Zuza; asked the faithful to…