By Alfred Mthandizi
Nathenje CCAP of Nkhoma Synod has paid a courtesy visit to Maula Prison in the capital city Lilongwe in their bid of cementing love as urged by word of God. Nathenje, which is located in the area of Traditional authority Chadza in Lilongwe, has become the first church to break the record for being the first church to fight stigma and discrimination when the Church visited Maula Prison and had lunch with prisoners.
Before the historical lunch the Church gave the prisoners word of God encouraging them to be faithful in God despite being in prison. Gertrude Chavula who is the chair lady of Nathenje CCAP women guide said the Church decided to feast with prisoners because Jesus who is the pillar of the church has always preached about love. “We were supposed to come here during Christmas Season but we failed to do so due to some other commitments as a church but am happy that with the grace of God we have managed to do so,” said Chairlady Mrs. Chavula.
Reverend Hastings Kokha was also very happy to see his church involved in such an historical event. Kokha said his church is more committed to continue strengthening love which Jesus has been preaching all along. “We will continue doing the same so that the Gospel of love is spread everywhere,” said Kokha.
Some of the items which the Church brought included well prepared rice meals, meat and soap and sugar. During the service one inmate surprised many when he cited the whole chapter in the book of John. Member of Parliament for the area, Sosten Gwengwe, assisted the Church with transportation and logistics.