Shepherd Bushiri’s Wife, Prophetess Mary builds Church for a Mangochi Community

By Ephraim Nyondo

Prophetess Mary Bushiri on Thursday handed over the 350-seater church she built for members of the Enlightened Christian Church (ECG) in Namiyasi, in the areas of Group Village Head (GVH) Malunga in Mangochi District.

The prophetess—who is the wife to renowned ECG leader Prophet Shepherd Bushiri—started building the church just over a year ago after noticing that the community was in need of a church structure.

In her speech, the Prophetess said her mission on earth is to preach the gospel to every corner of the globe, noting that the handing over of the church is just part of that mission.

“I don’t look at the magnificence of this building I have built for the children of God here in Mangochi. I look at how many souls, attracted by this building, will be saved by worshiping in this place. I will do everything within my capacity as a woman of God, everything, to ensure that more souls are saved. That’s my mission,” she said.

In his remarks, GVH Malunga said he did not, specifically, look at the building from the spiritual perspective. He said that he saw the construction of the magnificent church as a contribution to the development of his area.

“We don’t have beautiful buildings here. Most of what we have here are old, grass-thatched and not pleasing to the eye. This church is huge, beautiful and modern. It will attract more people to our area and it will inspire more people to start building good things. Our area is indeed developing, infrastructure-wise,” he said, thanking Prophetess Bushiri for the gesture.

The 350-seater church building includes a worship area, and 3 offices.

The handing over of the church comes barely a week after Prophetess Bushiri celebrated her birthday in Dowa District by reaching out to over 100 disadvantaged families with food and clothing items.