This is witness story told by Sometimes Kalilangwe, LHM-Malawi volunteer.
Kalilangwe starts story by acknowledging that preaching can not only be done at the pulpit but even at an open place through drama can play a major role in bringing Christ to the nations and nations to church.
This has been revealed at Kapesi Primary School in Dedza District where Langitoni Banda one of the dwellers of this area expressed that he has been greatly touched with the dramas Lutheran Hour Ministries Malawi performed during the Open Air Evangelism organized by the Ministry in the area on January 23, 2016.
Kalilangwe talks about how Mr. Langiton Banda, 57 who participated in the outreach events at Kapesi School ground.
“Mr. Banda, he has never ever been accessed to the word of God in a dramatic way as LHM-Malawi has shown to him. Kalilangwe reports.
“He was very impressed with what LHM-Malawi has done to my life, even to the communities around this area. For a long period of my life I have never ever been accessed to the living word of God related to what this group has done to my life.” He writes.
According to Kalilangwe, Mr. Banda shared that besides the entertainment that this group has performed dramas, the evangelism team really transformed people’s lives including him.
It was noted that most people in this modern life greatly prefer social life that is of music and drama such that disseminating the Gospel through this as how LHM-Malawi is doing can really reach many people at a time.
“Many people in these days like music and drama. This is an indication that the work of LHM-Malawi is really reaching many audiences at once. Flocking to where there is entertainment is one of the alternatives one can not miss. On the other hand, edutainment attracts our hearts and make us not to forget what we have seen and heard” Kalilangwe quotes Banda.
The dramas performed have really reflected to the family challenges that are being facing by many spouses nowadays.
“It is therefore so good that the teachings in all the dramas are to give us hope in Jesus Christ and keep us grow in our faith in Him so that all the problems we are facing can only be solved by our Lord Jesus.” Kalilangwe concludes the report.
“Growing in Faith” was among the dramas that was played by the group that received overwhelming response both entertainment and comfort in time of challenges where the play is stressing faith in Jesus Christ as the only way of overcoming all the challenges people face on this earth.
Before the Open Air Evangelism, LHM-Malawi volunteers were engaged in door to door evangelism as one way of reaching people in their own places and share the word of God so that every individual has access in this living word.
At the end of the program over 20 participants in the Equipping the Saints seminar were given Certificates following their completion of the seminar. About 37 local people requested and enrolled in Bible Correspondence Course. Willingly 3 young girls connected to the church. After all the rally engaged 27 youth who performed live choir, and 6 women who provided hospitality to the evangelism team.
LHM-Malawi uses drama, music, door to door evangelism, Bible Correspondence Course and many others in making sure that the word of God is being disseminated to every body in the country even those areas that are considered to be hard to reach.