Patriotic Front Livingstone Central member of Parliament Lawrence Evans has expressed sadness at the way some of the men of God and women live after they retire from preaching the word of God.
Mr Evans said that there was need for churches to after the men and women who preach God’s word to the masses.
Speaking during the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Coillard Memorial induction service for Reverend Wezi Msalu Manda in Livingstone on Sunday, Mr Evans said he would love to see the church building houses for their men and women while still serving.
He said he was making the suggestion because the lives of some of those who were still alive but no longer serving is saddening.
Mr Evans further stressed the PF and Government’s partnership with the church.
“PF cherishes a long standing relationship and partnership with the UCZ and Government looks up to the church for counsel, guidance, partnership and even rebuke and correction. The reason is simple, the church has a holistic approach when it comes to addressing the needs of the people,” he said.
Mr Evans called on the church to support Reverend Manda in his quest to serve God’s people.
“As you seek to work with God’s people, I urge you to put God first for guidance and all of you Christians, it is your responsibility to play your role,” he said.
And Western Province Presbitery Bishop Lubinda Manyando appealed to the congregation to receive, work and support the newly inducted priest.
In his sermon, Bishop Manyando praised God for approving the work of Rev Manda and his family.
Meanwhile, Rev Manda has pledged to administer God’s word to all believers.
He said he would spread the word of God to everyone regardless of the community.