ALARMIST OF DISASTER PROPHECIES CONDEMNED
In the wake of recent natural disasters including Cyclone Freddy which has led to loss of life to hundreds, leaving others injured with thousands displaced, there has been a growing concern about the prevalence of alarmist behavior among certain individuals and religious organizations.
These alarmists often disseminate exaggerated or inaccurate information about upcoming disasters on social media platforms leading to unnecessary panic and confusion.
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ing information during times of crisis.
This he says includes being aware of the reliable sources of information like the department of climate change and the department of disaster management affairs (DoDMA) before sharing them with others.
Bishop Mtambo was speaking on Sunday when his church donated cash and assorted clothing items worth 500 thousand kwacha to victims of cyclone Freddy.
“We need to be careful not to let fear and panic control our actions,” said Bishop Mtambo in an interview. “By staying informed and taking measured steps to prepare for disasters, we can minimize the impact and help others in need.”
Bishop Mtambo also said the donation was done as part of reacting to the call by the Evangelical Association of Malawi for churches to take part in humanitarian efforts as well as lead in the spirit of giving to those less fortunate.
“During times of crisis, it’s important to remember that we are all in this together,” said Mtambo. “By working together and supporting each other, we can overcome the challenges and emerge stronger as a country.”
During the sermon, Bishop Mtambo and his wife separately also donated a coffin trolley, cooking pot, 2′ 35 litres buckets, 4′ 30 litres buckets, 5′ 10 litres buckets, washing basins, 200 plates, and 100 plastic cups to Social Welfare committees of Block Leaders Kayuni and Mwahenga of Chibavi West in Mzuzu City worth another K500,000.
“In noticing the spirit that I have and the Church that I am leading here in Malawi, these two Leaders Gogo Mwahenga and Gogo Kayuni approached me and asked for such kind of support and I have done to each one of them according to what they asked.
“Giving is the spirit of God, when someone in need or the community asks for any kind of help or support give unless the person in question is corrupt,” he said.
On their part, both block leaders were in full praise of the bishop and his church for the kind gesture saying the donation was timely, especially during this period of cholera outbreaks and the utensils will ease pressure during funerals and other gatherings while promoting good hygiene practices.