President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has asked the church to complement government efforts in the development of the country by playing its prophetic and spiritual role.
Mutharika was speaking Sunday at Katawa CCAP church of the Livingstonia Synod where he attended a service of worship.
He said the church and government should not castigate each other but work together for the development of the country.
“I want to ask you to play your prophetic and spiritual role and, on our part, we will play the physical role of our people,” he said.
The President also asked the church to continue playing its advisory role to the government.
“Let’s work hand in hand. When we are wrong tell us that we are wrong so that together we can reach the promised land,” he said.
He commended the CCAP Livingstonia Synod for the role it is playing in the health and education sector.
Session Clerk for Katawa CCAP church, Selfridge Ng’ambi said the synod would continue to complement government efforts in education and health sector.
N’gambi said Livingstonia synod does not believe in partisan politics but its members are free to join any political party of their choice.
He thanked the President for choosing to fellowship at Katawa CCAP Church.
“You are the first President to come and fellowship with us and this is an honour on our part and this will remain in our history,” he said.
In her homily, Rev Mwai Chilongozi condemned various ills that are taking place in the country such as the killing of people with albinism and gender based violence.
The homily focused on the topic, “God works in mysterious ways” with reference to the books of
Habakkuk 1 vs 1-11, Luke 9 vs 51-56 and Acts of Apostles, 17 vs 30-31.
Katawa CCAP church was established in 1987 and has 1,300 members.