By Daniel Namwini, MANA
Zambezi Evangelical Church (ZEC) under Mitsidi Synod in Blantyre has appointed innovative young leader for their youth ministry in an effort to improve physical and spiritual lives of youth in the country,.
The Church held its first National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting for the Youth Ministry called Fellowship of Youth (FOY) since new leadership of the synod was elected in 2018.
During the meeting in Blantyre Saturday, the Church appointed Henderson Kautsi to lead the Ministry in five countries which include Malawi, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Deputy General Secretary of the synod, Bishop Willard Muwalo who is the overseer of the ministry said their mission is to improve socio-economic status and spiritual and academic development of the youth of the church.
“Our ministry shall be conducting leadership trainings, discipleship and evangelism activities, HIV and AIDS programmes, professional development (Career guide talks), business development and entrepreneurship among others,” he explained.
Muwalo said the synod is ready to support the youth because they are future leaders of the church therefore investing in them results in sustainability of the church programmes to generations to come.
The newly appointed leader, Evangelist, Kautsi said he would work together with the church evangelism department, praise teams and youths in order to be planting 10 churches every year.
“Since the youth are very energetic and they come up with innovative ideas on how to reach people of different backgrounds including age, tribe, religion, race and sex among others, it is important to involve them in church planting,” he assured.
Malawi News Agency conducted a Vox-pop in on one of the church youth Whatsapp forum called “ZEC nation praise team” which has composed by youths from Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Blantyre and others outside the country.
Blessings Mgona who is a church praise team member from Michiru in Blantyre thanked the synod nation executive committee for considering Kautsi saying he is a visionary leader who would assist them to grow both spiritually and socio-economically.
Steve Japhat Banda from Lilongwe FOY concurred with Mgona saying as youth in their church are satisfied with the appointment of Kautsi because he knows strengths and weakness of them.
“Kautsi is one of our youth in our church so he is well conversant with church youth activities and their needs and he is able to solve our problems quickly when happened to us,” he said.
However, Grey Mbedza and Richard Seleman Banda both from Mzuzu said they have never worked with the new appointed leader of FOY but they expect him to transform all Zambezi evangelical youth within and outside the country.