“I want to know the foundation of the Bible, so that’s why I like to come here.”

Collings Kaunda

Program Master of Divinity ('20)
Age 42
Ministering in Mzuzu
Family Wife, one daughter (15), one son (10)

Collings is entering the Master of Divinity program after completing his Advanced Diploma degree. By the providence of God, he was saved, and he now preaches at United Methodist Church while attending school. He enjoys learning from the pastors at CAPA and is looking forward to continuing to be trained in expositing the Word of God.

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

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Collings explains how he came to know the Lord.


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Interview with Collings Kaunda

2017

Q1

How did you come to know the Lord?

Q2

Why did you decide to come to CAPA?

Q3

What are you looking forward to learning next year?

Q4

What does pastoring a church include?

Q5

In what ways can we be praying for you?

Q1

How did you come to know the Lord?

I knew the Lord when I was in the grade eight. By then, I was sent to a sort of boarding school. So it became a time when I had run out of everything [like] meals and even pocket money. So I thought in my mind that, “Oh, there is no one who loves me, and they have just brought me here to dump me here. I should be separated with my parents and the relatives and the friends.” So it came a time I decided to go to my uncle so that he can give me some money so that I can buy some meals. When I reach there, I met a man in the kitchen. He was the one who welcomed me before meeting the uncle. Then he said, “How’s life?” Then I said, “Life is not fair.” “What do you mean?” I said that nobody loves me; they have just dumped me there. Then he said, “No, no, no, no, there is somebody who loves you.” Then I said, “Who is this one who loves me?” He said, “Jesus loves you. He died for you.” So he explained a little bit about this Jesus. Then he asked me, can I accept this Jesus? Ah, he asked me, “Can I pray with you?” I said, “Yes, pray with me please.” So I prayed along with him. Then he started teaching me: This is how we live, this is how we live. So that is how I come to know Jesus—because of the word “love.” I was attracted to that one because I thought no one loves me.

Q2

Why did you decide to come to CAPA?

My friend taught me about the school whom I was doing together a [Bachelor of] Divinity. So he said, “Hey, have you heard of CAPA?” And I said, “Tell more about CAPA.” Then he said, “It’s good—it’s a good school because you are the pastor, and they are the trainer of pastors how to preach expository messages and also they say biblical languages.” So I like that one. I want to know the foundation of the Bible, so that’s why I like to come here.

Q3

What are you looking forward to learning next year?

To learn next year, there is a lot of—I heard like—they help you in the character building and the expository of the Word to know the real meaning about it. So I’m just excited to learn whatsoever new is coming because what I’ve seen. So the lecturers, they are humble and they are friendly in class. So I like them for it.

Q4

What does pastoring a church include?

There is a lot of what happens there. Apart from preaching, you have to counsel and officiate marriages. You have to [oversee] the funerals. […] You have also to counsel the youth, as they’re the church of today—even tomorrow. So there is a lot of that that involves.

Q5

In what ways can we be praying for you?

Yes. I would like to pray for my family so that they, our two children are…so one of them should have a call for God and to also grow in the fear of God and in the wisdom. That’s my prayer.