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Removing the Obstacles: Bishop Joseph Bvumbwe, Malawi

Posted on June 19, 2013 by jessicanipp
Bishop Joseph Bvumbwe of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi

Bishop Joseph Bvumbwe of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi

An interview with Bishop Joseph Bvumbwe, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi: “I am happy for the malaria campaign, because… it has made us become more aware of what malaria is. We assumed we knew malaria, but we didn’t know how to prevent it.  In this program, our people have discovered that malaria is both preventable and curable.” “[Before the malaria program] we didn’t have adequate knowledge for our people. And that’s what this program has done. And it will do more…” “Because the ELCA is one church in my view, where, when we talk about giving, we are talking about its members—the people themselves. It’s not about government. It’s not about politics. It’s about issues: what is it that we would like to do together?” “There are many people today who cannot understand what love is, because there is so much that is hindering them from seeing that love. And the mission that we, and ELCA, must embark on must remove those obstacles that hinder people from seeing the love of Christ. Malaria is one of them. HIV and AIDS is another. Poverty is the root of all these hindrances.” To read the entire interview with Bishop Bvumbwe, click here. Bishop Bvumbwe has also been featured in the following posts in the Malaria Blog:  

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