|Church to work in partnership with government|
by Amos Gumulira, 28 November 2005 - 07:13:10
| Visiting world leader of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Dr. Jan Paulsen, has said that the church in Malawi will continue to work in partnership with government to promote social development of the people.|
Paulsen was speaking on Wednesday after meeting President Bingu wa Mutharika at the New State House in Lilongwe.
He said the church was not only concerned with the spiritual well-being of its members but also with the social development of the whole nation especially in the areas of education and health.
The leader, whose church has a following of 25 million faithful globally, said his visit to the State House was to assure President Mutharika of his church’s commitment to making Malawi a better country to live in.
“We have a deep commitment to people’s everyday life and the quality of life that they live,” said Paulsen adding: “We want to create a better Malawi for the future. We want the children to have a better tomorrow.”
The spiritual leader noted that the church has another important role of being a voice for good things in society. He journalists that he had a good occasion with President Mutharika with whom he shared thoughts about the church’s relationship with government for the betterment the nation.
“We wanted the president to hear from us that the church will continue to be a reliable partner for Malawi,” he said.
Paulsen further said as the SDA’s global leader, he came to see how the church works in Malawi and was happy that it was growing.
Paulsen has visited the church’s national headquarters at Malamulo, Makwasa, in Thyolo and was expected to lead the church’s faithful in Big Sabbath prayers at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe on Saturday.
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