By Shaina Meree
A branch of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Youths, the ECG Die- Hards was launched five years ago in Lilongwe after it was approved by Prophet Bushiri and has grown in leaps and bounds since then.
This group is passionate about the gospel of Jesus Christ and they have carried the vision of their spiritual father, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and mother, Prophetess Mary with praise worthy dedication; unperturbed by the negative voices surrounding the Prophet.
“Media didn’t call us into the ministry of the Prophet, God did and he is the one who will remove us. We are not called die hards for nothing”. Said Dr Tau, a poet within the group.
Following the footsteps of their spiritual father, they use the little they have to create an impact in the lives of others.
The Die-Hards have done several outreaches to orphanages such as Boitumelo Early leaning center and Lebohang orphanage which are both in Pretoria, providing groceries and toys for the children while they spread the message of salvation through plays they write themselves.
The director of the group, Mrs Angellah Nkuba, explained that they try to be examples of Jesus’ life while he was on earth and their motto is found in Philippians 1:26 which says. “for me to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
“Our mission is to empower the youth Spiritually and help them win Souls through their God given talent,” Mrs Nkuba added.
Just as the Prophet avails himself to help the less fortunate, these young soldiers of Christ are never too busy to feed the hungry.
As we approach the end of the year, the Die Hards have already set a date to end it with a bang by handing out food parcels and clothing to those who sleep at the ECG gates on the 30th of November.
The Die- Hards are not restricted only to performances at outreaches, they also hog the stages of ECG youth events and cross over events for audiences of over hundred thousand people.