The opening session of the KidMin Conference began with prayer, worship, laughter, and a fantastic speaker - Lazarus Chakwera.
Lazarus serves as President of Malawi Assemblies of God, Evangelical Association of Malawi, and Africa Assemblies of God Alliance. He was recently elected to serve as Secretary of World Assemblies of God Fellowship. In addition, he serves on many boards in Malawi and internationally. He's an experienced church planter and leader, trainer and educator, evangelist and pastor, missions professor, and international conference speaker.
Here are just a few quotes from what he shared with us:
God has not given up on the world and he has not given up on this generation.
It is a great privilege to be used by God to change a child’s life for eternity.
God’s big story gives meaning to our little stories. Without being connected to that bigger story, our lives are purposeless.
Leave a footprint large enough for someone to follow.
There is power in example. If we can set an example, we can raise a generation that celebrates the grace of God.
We should mark our children with a sense of mission and purpose, Godly values, and Godly examples.