Renowned South Korean evangelist, Reverend Ock Soo Park, says Malawi can develop to be a great and advanced nation if people of the country align themselves with God and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
The evangelist, who is founder of the Good News Mission, earlier today met with President Lazarus Chakwera at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe before holding a press conference at Bingu International Convention Centre.
“All that is needed is to seek forgiveness from God by renouncing our sins and aligning our minds to God’s word. He will open our eyes and broaden our minds and there will be development in this country. Sin is a barrier to development,” said Reverend Park during the press conference.
He disclosed that his meeting with Chakwera touched on exchange visits for young people under the International Youth Fellowship (IYF), a Christian youth organisation he established in 2001.
“IYF is now one of the largest and most innovative Christian youth organizations in the world. With programs such as the IYF World Camp, the Good News Corps, and IYF Medical Volunteer Program; IYF is currently setting new standards in the mission fields of the world and changing today’s youth into ambassadors of hope.
“We believe Malawian Youth can benefit through this organisation, spiritually and also as good leaders,” he said.
A post on President Lazarus Chakwera`s official Facebook page says the meeting with Reverend Ock Soo Park “explored various ways through which his ministry can collaborate with Malawi to transform livelihoods”.