Monday, July 30, 2007


It is my birthday today! I thank God for Him...the Lord is my everything! Without Him, I would be ministry, no music, no media, no ICT skills, no friends and no education. I praise and worship God for the opportunities I have had. I was boasting to my old friend Bruce Zamaere the other day that the Lord plastered me with all sorts of skills from football to volleyball, to squash to writing, to music etc etc! I thank Him for all that.

I had a great lunch with my friend, Michaella, today and it was a great treat: milkshake, chips and sausage+salad at the fancy Megabite Restaurant at Chichiri Shopping Mall.
I have received fantastic gifts from my family too. Birthdays have traditionally been memorable occasions in my family.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Psalm 1 For Bingu

Churches across Malawi on Sunday, 15 July 2007 held prayers for the nation in the light of the political impasse between government and the opposition. This was at the request of the head of state, Dr Bingu wa Mutharika.

My church Word Alive took a rather different approach and prayed for His Excellency, his life and the advisors he has. It was observed that the counsel the President will receive at this time will be crucial for the future of Malawi.

Therefore Dr Mutharika needs Godly advice because ultimately all that the president does will prosper and the wicked will be blown away like chaff just like Psalm 1 prophesies. May God speak to President Mutharika at this important time and may the Lord bring close to him only the people that will give him Godly advice and not wicked counsel. May the Malawi leader meditate on God's word day and night.

It is well with Malawi and the President. God is working out something and a great shaking will take place and a great repositioning and replacement will occur for the good of the Dr Mutharika and Malawi. Amen!

Blessed is the man
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of mockers.

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.

3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.

4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

Source: New International Version Bible

Friday, July 13, 2007


My Church, Word Alive Ministries International turned 20 on Sunday, 8 July. The growth has been notable especially in the past four years or so since the days of Blantyre Christian Centre--the first name of the establishment. People used to think, BCC was a mere 'fellowship' and not a proper church, maybe because of the name.
The first time I went to the church was in 1987 with some American friends. Seven years passed and in 1994 a friend asked me to accompany him to BCC to watch some girls!! The girl-watching escapade was a turning point for me. I was so gripped with their lively worship and sharing of the Word. As a result I started alternating between my church and BCC, meaning one Sunday I was in my church, the next I was at BCC. My mother intervened and I asked me to make a choice. And BCC which was renamed Word Alive in 2003 was my decision. I became member in 1998 and joined the Praise and Worship team in 1999. My late father was a great guitarist, but it was close to his death that I bought a guitar and sadly he never coached me. I remember asking the then head of music team, Pastor Zacc Kawalala, to join the music team. I told him I would like to play the guitar someday. He said: "talent grows in places of worship such as church"
So I started from scratch and at one point almost gave up because my fingers are short and I was struggling to play chords. I played my first song in church in April 2000, a simple reggae piece!!
Today I thank God because through Word Alive my talent has been natured and I have experienced playing alongside great artists such as Benjamin Dube, Kekeletso and on the local scene the likes of Isaac Mkukupa, Rudo Mkukupa-Chakwera, Amos and Lameck Soko, Jack Kamwendo and Felix Jere.

The 20th anniversary bash itself was good. It brought together Word Alive branches located in Blantyre, Zomba and Lilongwe. Tourism Minister Honourable Callista Chimombo, who represented President Mutharika was a good envoy and certainly the right choice. She urged Word Alive not to sit on its laurels just like Apostle Paul saw himself as not reached the ultimate goal in his undertakings. She drew a loud cheer.
Apostle Madalitso Mbewe of Calvary Family Church said time has come for Word Alive to shine and make an impact.
Exciting times are to come I can see.