In an apparent move to comply with the government’s restrictions on public gatherings of not more than 100 people, the Enlightened Christian Gathering(ECG) has moved its miracle crossover to online.
In a press statement dated December 23 2020, signed by ECG’s Director of communications Ephraim Nyondo said the ECG is a law abiding church as such, it will comply with the government’s restrictions aimes at curbing the novel COVID-19.
“The Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church would like to inform its members, followers, partners and the general public that, in compliance with Malawi’s government new COVID-19 regulations, the church will hold the much awaited 2020/21 Miracle Night Crossover online on 31st December,” reads part of the statement.
According to Nyondo, ECG operates in 47 countries. In all the 47 countries, the ECG is known for respecting rule of law.
Nyondo was quick to point out that the government’s decision to put on restrictions such as the boarder closure is a right move to fight the virus.
The statement adds: “The church understands that COVID-19 is a serious public health problem which calls for concerted effort between the church and State. In restricting gatherings and closing the land borders, the church acknowledges that the government has taken a right step in protecting Malawians, as such, all of us need to comply.”
The statement further said people will follow the miracle crossover via online platforms such Zoom, major one connect, among others.
The ECG’s decision comes barely days after it also shifted the Miracle night crossover from Bingu National Stadium to Umodzi Park square, in the capital. After government reversed its decision to allow them hold the crossover at the stadium, citing the COVID-19.