Apostle Mankhanamba Consecrated as Bishop
Government has urged new consecrated Bishop Andrew Mankhanamba of Destiny Ministries International Church to work with the current administration to promote unity of purpose, interreligious dialogue and tolerance as a catalyst for holistic development.
Deputy presidential advisor on religious affairs Sheik Hashim Abbas told Zodiak on Sunday during the consecration of Bishop Andrew Mankhanamba from Apostle to Bishop, that the Tonse Alliance is geared to promote freedom of worship and religion to facilitate peace and unity in Malawi.
Faith of God Bishop Geoffrey Matoga said a bishop is someone with maturity, leadership qualities and is an office that represents Christ with a fivefold ministrial Bishopric purposes that include apostolate, prophecy, evangelism, pastoring and teaching.
In his acceptance speech and proclamation of peace and grace, Bishop Mankhanamba, who was called to serve God in 1994 said he is grateful to God for trusting him with the new responsibility.
“Since 1994 it has been a journey of poverty, rejection, discrimination and suffering but I always believed in God and with this position I will bring spiritual growth and maturity, social transformation and responding to emotional pressure people experience nowadays," he said.
"I have seen what it means to be mentored during my 24 years walk with Bishop Titus Mbai who has shown love, discipline, moral support, coaching and material support from being a Pastor to being a national coordinator for destiny and then apostolic office," he said.
Bishop Mankhanamba has since opened Destiny College of Leadership and Development Studies, which has so far graduated 160 students and is training more than 287 students this year alone.
Mankhanamba has also undertaken a lot of social corperate activities in the district from fighting climate change, agriculture, human rights to education.
He says his message to his followers and youths is to keep prayer.
Bishop Mankhanamba who was born in 1975 and comes from Pelusi Village T/A Chimaliro in Thyolo is the first pastor to be ordained Bishop in Destiny Ministries International Church which is in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Zambia, USA, UK and Uganda.