How did you first hear about Jesus? How did you come to believe that Jesus died for your sins?
I was raised up in a family that didn’t believe in Christ. They are Christians, as we are called Christians, but my father was a drunkard, a womanizer. All sorts of evil things. And, eh, it took me time to come up to know about Christ. So I was growing up as a child, I could do all sorts of evil things in the first place as an evil child.
So it was in the year 2010 when, ah, there is a group in the secondary schools which is called Student Christian Organization of Malawi, commonly said “SCOM” [pronounces as “scomm”]. I said, “No. Let me go and see what they do.” So I went there. Somebody preached a very touching message.
He was talking about the last days, and I felt like he was just talking to me. So it’s like, I felt like I have no peace in my heart. And if I am to say I should not repent today, then these things will happen to me. By the end of it, I will go to hell. So what way to let me repent today?
So he said, “Those people who want to give up their lives to Christ, they should stand.” So I stood, and then he made up a confession prayer, so I did just that.
Thereafter I felt the Holy Spirit, and since that day, I saw my life changed, and I never wanted to do the things I used to do. I liked beating people, yeah. I have a short temper—I was short-tempered back then. So I could do all those things.
But since the time I made that confession prayer, I believed in my heart that today Christ has entered in my life, so the Bible says, “Whosoever is in Christ, the past has gone and he is a new creation.” It is from the book of 2 Corinthians, chapter 5, verse 17, if I’m not mistaken. So I knew, and I know up to date that my all my past is over, and the new has come. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus.