The Watchdogs

The Watchdogs

Pastor and Haggai leader Willard Muwalo says that his experience at the Haggai Leader Experience in 1999 renewed his passion for the lost and continues to bear fruit to this day.

“God gave me a passion for the lost souls,” says Willard. “I was pastoring one of the big churches with a membership of above one thousand. I wanted each one to be born again in the Spirit and also be active in witnessing for Christ.”

Willard says that the experience’s emphasis on goal setting has played a crucial role in how he conducts his life and ministry, and his vision for reaching the lost became clearer than ever at the end of his training.

“It was heavily loaded and well designed,” says Willard. “The methodology was excellent and very inspiring to me. From that day, my mindset changed. The fire is still burning for reaching lost souls.”

Willard was appointed Director of the Zambezi College of Ministry, which has trained over 114 church workers in church planting. In Malawi alone, 120 churches were planted across all three regions. He also trained Bishop Changa and his wife who have influenced 5,000 people in 11 congregations in Malawi and 6 congregations in Mozambique.

Willard Muwalo overseeing a ground breaking ceremony.

Willard says that the training has given his ministry sustainability. It no longer depends solely on him and is growing and multiplying. Leaders that he trained are able to make their own plans for sharing the Gospel and in turn, train other leaders to do the same. The chain reaction continues far past what one person could do on his own.

This kind of impact goes beyond the individual to the national scale. Willard says that the Malawian Church is so strong that politicians know they cannot ignore it.

“I am glad to say that the church is still watching and praying for our government,” says Willard. “It is still a voice for the voiceless.”

Unfortunately, corruption is still present in much of the government, but Willard says that the people “have not and will not accept corruption as a part of life.”

“We have the voices of the church and civil societies, as watchdog of the nation,” says Willard. “People are able to expose the perpetrators. We have corrupt practices in Malawi, but we are still fighting tooth and nail to end such evil.”

Willard teaches that corruption is evil and encourages his congregation to speak out against it whenever possible.

“Silence is a fertile ground for breeding corrupt practices,” says Willard. “If responsible people know that they are answerable first to God and then to the citizens, they will be more careful.”

So Willard and the Malawian church continue to reach out to the lost, train the willing, and be the watchdog against corruption.


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