“How can I praise Him? It’s better to learn about Him and to teach more people those things. So, I have a testimony about what God has done [for] me and He’s still doing. That’s why, as part of thanking Him I’ve decided to learn His Word and teach other people.”

Amos Nkhoma

Program Advanced Diploma ('18)
Age 45
Ministering in Lilongwe
Family Wife, three sons, three daughters

Amos is a father of six children and serves as an elder at his church. He has seen God’s providence in many ways, including preserving his life in an accident. Now, in thankfulness, he desires to serve God wherever he goes. He is excited to be learning from the Word here at CAPA and aspires to both preach the Word well and to teach it to others.

$100 a month provides a pastor a scholarship to study at CAPA.

Read

Interview with Amos Nkhoma

2017

Q1

Why did you decide to come to CAPA?

Q2

How did you come to know the Lord?

Q3

Why did you decide to come to CAPA?

Q4

Is there anything in particular you’re excited to learn?

Q5

Do you have a job?

Q6

Is there a ministry at church that you’re focused on?

Q7

How do you want to help your church grow?

Q8

What are some ways you’ve seen God provide for you?

Q9

Do you have any prayer requests?

Q10

Is there anything else you would like to say?

Q1

Why did you decide to come to CAPA?

I’ve got my pastor. So he come here to CAPA, and after doing diploma, he advised me to come here because he benefitted with CAPA. And currently he’s preaching well because of CAPA, so he encouraged me that I go to CAPA because CAPA is teaching well. So that’s why I come to CAPA, yes.

Q2

How did you come to know the Lord?

It was 2013 when I received Jesus Christ as my Savior. Yes; 2013 when I heard from a certain pastor. He advised me how good God is and then I decided to follow Him.

From that time, I decided to serve the Lord because He—there are many things He did for me. One of them: I was involved in accident. But during that time I was still alive, so He served me; so I decided I would serve Him because it is a greater thing that I am alive.

Q3

Why did you decide to come to CAPA?

I have been advised by the other pastors because they came here and lived here and I have seen their preaching. And they advised me to go out to CAPA, because CAPA is doing weller in Africa, so you go there, then you’ll be a good pastor. Yes, that’s it.

Q4

Is there anything in particular you’re excited to learn?

Yes. I can say there are more things I can learn from CAPA. As I have already said, CAPA is teaching the high-quality education. In fact, when the opportunity comes, I want to proceed up the degree and advance [and] so forth.

And because of CAPA, it’s most high compared to most doctrines. That’s why I think, once CAPA trained me, I’ll be the one who can serve God well. And once serving, I’ll know what to do because of CAPA… CAPA is very good.

Q5

Do you have a job?

No, I’m not working, but my aim, my aim… I want to compete the diploma course. Then, yeah, I can say the master’s, and after that I want to be a lecturer.

Q6

Is there a ministry at church that you’re focused on?

Yes, of course. I don’t have an actual place where I can go and serve God, but after completing my course here at CAPA, anywhere I can go and serve God there. But I don’t have the actual place. But my aim is to be a lecturer.

Q7

How do you want to help your church grow?

When completing my education here at CAPA, I’ve decided to help my church grow because the knowledge I bring here—the knowledge I learn here—I will use that knowledge to grow up my church there, because they teach very good doctrine here. So, after completing here, […] my aim is not to open a school, but it’s to serve God everywhere I can go. But my actual aim is to teach the people about the Word of God.

Q8

What are some ways you’ve seen God provide for you?

Yes, there are many ways in my life that God provides for me, as in daily life, daily food, and some finances. So, I just appreciate that God is providing more things in my family.

Currently, I can say that God has provided me with many things. Just because I was working somewhere—that what God did was a big thing. Because, after dismissed from my job, the company gave me money and I bought my own car. And from there I’m getting a house somewhere—so I’m seeing God is doing more for me. So how can I praise Him? It’s better to learn about Him and to teach more people those things. So, I have a testimony about what God has done [for] me and He’s still doing. That’s why, as part of thanking Him I’ve decided to learn His Word and teach other people. My aim is to be a teacher, yes.

Q9

Do you have any prayer requests?

Oh, thank you, yes. What you can pray for me as my aim is to be a teacher. Request for wisdom. I ask you to pray for me that God can give me wisdom to pass all exams so I can teach the Word of God. I’m not working currently. I’m just from that church—it is a small church—so my prayer […] is that God should open the doors so that I can complete my course here.

Q10

Is there anything else you would like to say?

God bless the one who think to start CAPA, because that one has done the greater thing to us in Malawi. We are really behind concerning theology. So once he decided that we pastors must come learn about God in order to preach the truth, I thank him and thank God for that knowledge. Once I complete CAPA, I know I can preach.