The leadership of Young Christian Workers in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe Archdiocese is advocating for the youths to take a leading role in assisting needy people as Easter season approaches.
It follows a donation the movement made in Mchinji towards an old man who was deserted by his family and presently lives in a dilapidated house.
It is reported that the old man, Chimchere Banda, currently has no one to look up to as his wife left him for Dedza and never visits again.
“I am now living in a house that has been offered to me by well wishers even if it is temporary and honestly my life is expected to change with this kind gesture,” indicated Banda upon receiving the donation.”
He further stated that it is more like a gift from God to be assisted at this point in time when he had a lot of needs but no one to assist.
Some items given were clothes, foodstuffs, mattress and groceries all amounting to over 100 thousand kwacha to assist Chimchere Banda, in his day to day life.
President for the movement in Lilongwe Archdiocese, Larry Nita, believes the world can benefit a lot from Christians who live their faith.
“As the YCW, we are guided by a methodology which is to see, judge and reflect, and so we see what others are lacking in the society around us, then find a way of assisting, just like we have done to Chimchere,” added Nita.
As Catholics are in the Lenten season, it is expected of them to be kind to others as well as show a heart of charity, also in line with the forthcoming Easter season.
When the YCW Lilongwe Archdiocese gathered in Mchinji from surrounding deaneries in the central region, they were engaged in overnight prayers, way of the cross at Kachebere and the charity work within the area.
The Young Christian Workers are Catholics, mostly comprising youths who have like minds of assisting others spiritually and socially and are recognised both nationally and internationally in the church.