SELVD: Two week walkathon raises funds for continued work…215 miles

Bishop Emmanuel Makala and Assistant to the Bishop Rev. Trafaina Nkya sitting while others getting prepared for the walkathon.


Bishop hands out t shirts to those doing the walk

Kusoma ukurasa huu kwa Kiswahili ubonyeze hapa.

Today Bishop Emmanuel Makala  started a two week walkathon to raise funds for the mission work  of the diocese. The walkathon will be approximately 215 miles and go through the  entire district.  During the walk, they will involve preaching, praying, and baptizing.

The theme of the walkathon comes from 2 Thessalonians 3:8

nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you.


Items auctioned after the church service include a sugar cane. This raises funds for the walk.

A cabbage is offered for auction


It is a great blessing to the diocese and the church at large because Bishop Makala  and other trustees of the diocese will visit all parishes and have an opportunity to meet all people that are available.

Bishop enjoys meeting many people along this two week walk.

The money raised will be used for the ongoing needs such as motorcycles for pastors and evangelists, training, roofs for the new church and staff housing. These are the most urgent needs to maintain and support the growth of the diocese. The diocese started in 2012 and this will be the first such event. We hope to involve church members, partners and stakeholders through praying, contribution and walking together.






Other people who accompanied the Bishop are Assistant to the Bishop Rev. Trafaina Nkya, General Secretary Happiness Gefi, Pastor Greyson Kinyaha the District Pastor for Bariadi, colleagues from head office and church members from different Parishes.

The diocese extends its appreciation to everybody who supported this event Physically and Spiritually.

The journey continues after visiting one of the family and blessed them with prayer during the walkathon.