The Bible study group is growing steadily in Taulo as Pastor Justin Falinya and other brethren go there to fellowship and share the word of God with (most) newly converted brethren. The body of Christ needs to grow in spirit, knowledge and size.
From observation since projects set off in Taulo, it was evident that most marriages are not stable due to negative implication of culture as recommended in the baseline assessment report produced in 2009. It was felt that Christian values can easily deal with such deep rooted cultures, and a plan was made that marriage seminar should be organised and be done based on the Bible.
As most of those who have visited Malawi might have noted, most couples do not spend much time together, let alone moving together holding hands openly. Most of the participants from the local community came without their spouses on the first day. But after going through the lessons , some brought their spouses on the second day. There were 18 couples and 11 individuals who participated (47 people).
The speaker was Rev. Vincent Kalua who was assisted by Pastor Justin Falinya. Basically, the lessons tackled areas of: Financial Management at household level, family development, sexuality in families, and cultural barriers to happy marriages.
Showing humility and love, the pastors (Vincent and Justin) washed the feet of all the men that attended who came with their wives, and in turn men washed the feet of their wives.
The seminar was a eye opener to most of the participants. Both women and men were free to express themselves and discuss issues together. There is great need of having another similar meeting organised to discuss issues of raising children, responsibilities, etc.