By Daniel Namwini:
Zambezi Evangelical Church Students Organisation (ZECSO) conducted a marriage and courtship seminar at Rivermak hotel in Salima.
ZESCO National Education Coordinator Richard Banda said the seminar targeted church young and adults who are single, courting and married across the country.
“We organized the seminar to help and assist church youth in the country to achieve a happy marriage in their lifetime and answer the question on how can one love, serve the Lord while there are single, courting and when married,” he said.
Banda highlighted that during the conference, life experience was shared to enhance the principles to happy marriage.
He therefore said the marriage and courtship seminar was planned after looking at the numbers of disgruntled families, the rate of divorce and the ones married yet separated.
“The numbers of unhappy marriages, including those of pastors in the church have increased, due to the coming in of technology, youth getting married without properly understanding the foundation of marriage and diverting from the biblical principles of the marriage,” he pointed out.
Among the ministers were Pastors Chisi, Grecian Chitekwe, and Evangelist Henderson Kautsi, who presented and taught on different areas of dating and courtship, the biology of love, and how to have a happy marriage.
Among other participates were students from universities of Malawi, Technical colleges and married people.
In his remarks, Blessings Fatch who is a third year in Computer Science at Dmi-St John the Baptist University in Mangochi promised to put into good use the marriage and courtship knowledge and skills imparted in him.
“Now, I will be able to make a decision and choose a quality of a wife to marry who can assist me both spiritual and physical life regardless of her beauty,” he said.
Joseph Fynd Phambala who is married and has a baby boy child thanked the church for organizing such a meeting saying it would help his family to achieve a happy marriage in their lifetime.
ZECSO is an arm of youth ministry called Fellowship of Youth (FOY) of the church with a mission of increasing number of graduates in various fields of study in academia who are both excellent in spiritual life and areas of professional specialist.