How did you come to know the Lord?
Yeah, my family background is that I was born from a Christian mother, and my father is a Muslim. But as we are growing up, we are given freedom by our parents; that is, our father allowed us to choose where we can go, [saying] that we choose the Christian way, or we choose to go to Islam. But the growing up, seeing things, I decided to follow my mom—that is, Christianity.
So it’s like I grew up in the church. I used to go to church, as people usually do every Sunday. And then we grew up, so going to church was just like normal life. Just like what other people do. And as I was growing up, as I was getting to know some Christians [and] the way they were living.
It was 2010—that was when I was introduced to one of the radio stations in Malawi; that is, African Bible College. Then I started listening to the sermons that were being preached on that radio, and after listening to their preaching and teachings, it was then I discovered that I used to call myself a Christian; but with the way that these people are preaching, they are shedding more light.
It was totally showing me that, despite the fact that I was going to church every Sunday, but really I was not a Christian because I could now know what was required by a person that was called a Christian. From those teachings, it [was] when little by little, I started trying to find people that could help me face to face. You know, listening to the radio and meeting a person face to face—it’s something that is different, because on the radio, you don’t ask questions. But once you meet a person, you have the right to ask questions.
And then from there, I stopped going to my church—the church that I was going—because I saw that everyone was just like myself. And then I found a second church where I started going, where I felt people were learning the true Word of God. And when I started going to that church, I started knowing the truth; that is, I can tell they were teaching. And I was not only knowing the truth because their teachings—even the way they are living—it was showing me that this is now Christianity because it is going in line with what the Bible says, unlike where I was at first. [laughs]
And then from there I accepted Christ. […] And after receiving Christ as my personal Savior, then I started following what made those people who are teaching the Bible would teach me, so that I can teach the way that they are teaching because I was really tired, because I could even see many people living the way I was living, calling themselves Christians, but their life was not in line with how a Christian was supposed to live. So I had that feeling of reaching out to them because it’s not everyone who had the access of listening to the radio just as I was.
So then I found out that most of those people was trained on how to communicate the Word of God to other people, and from that point, it started to be my desire to find someone or an instructor that could teach me so that I could also go and reach out to other people, shed more light so that they could also know the truth just as I knew. Yeah, and up to now I am still searching the truth; I’m still digging into the Word of God.