“I’m looking forward to see how one can make a sermon that [honors] the Bible, the true Word of God. A sermon that is Bible-centered, that God will speak using you, through the Bible.”

Holman Majiga

Program Advanced Diploma ('18)
Age 32
Ministering in Dedza
Family N/A

Holman works as a prison chaplain and volunteers with a Christian student organization. In both capacities, he recognizes God’s providence through the people he is able to meet, evangelize, and disciple. At CAPA, he looks forward to learning more about the Word and what it means, how it is relevant to his own life and the world, and how to preach the Word to others in a way that honors the Lord.

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

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Interview with Holman Majiga

2017

Q1

How did you come to know the Lord?

Q2

Why did you decide to come to CAPA?

Q3

Is there anything you’re worried about?

Q4

What are you looking forward to learning this year?

Q5

What does ministry look like for you?

Q6

What are some ways you’ve seen God’s providence in your life?

Q7

Do you have any prayer requests?

Q1

How did you come to know the Lord?

Well, it’s interesting. I came to know the Lord when I was in school, and this organization—it’s a student movement. It’s called Student Christian Organization of Malawi—just abbreviated, it’s SCOM. So they had like a school conference—an interschool conference, […] where several schools converge at one place. And it was at a school that I was attending studies. And one man preached the Word. And when I was convicted by the Spirit of the Lord by then. And when they called for the altar call, [I] decided my life, to give my life to Christ. That was how I came to Christ. […] The speaker—by then he was a teacher—but now he’s a reverend.

Q2

Why did you decide to come to CAPA?

I came to CAPA just because I wanted to get the knowledge of the Word of the Lord. And at the same time, I wanted to invest myself with it, with a lot of resources, writing materials particular to the Word of God and walk my walk with Christ so that I may be an able minister for the world.

Q3

Is there anything you’re worried about?

Yeah, I’m nervous. [laughs] Actually, I’m nervous because [laughs] when we came yesterday and we are being oriented, the books that we were given, you know, I was thinking, my thinking was, “These books are for the whole program.” But then I was shocked to be told that this is only for this module. So it was shocking, really. Another thing that stressed me out was [laughs] the passage. You know, for one to survive, you need plus 78 percent; 78 and below, you are in trouble. So I was thinking to myself, “Wow, with this schedule, do I have the muscle?” You know? [laughs] Those are the fears, but eventually I carry encouragement from all that I’ve been through.

Q4

What are you looking forward to learning this year?

I’m looking forward to see how one can make a sermon that [honors] the Bible, the true Word of God. A sermon that is Bible-centered, that God will speak using you, through the Bible, you know? Last night I read […] one of the books. […] It was awesome to see how we miss the target, how we misled people unknowingly. We thought we are preaching the Word of God, but we are really—most of the time, we are making noise, you know? We put our thoughts into the Word of God, not digging out what the Word of the Lord is saying. So I’m looking forward to that one. The theological point of view, the Biblical point of view, and my life and my world. How relevant is the Word of the Lord to me and to my world.

Q5

What does ministry look like for you?

I’m working as a prison chaplain […] That’s my full-time job. Beside that, I’m involved with this ministry, Student Christian Organization of Malawi. It’s the ministry that the Lord use to bring me to His kingdom, so I’m working there as a part-time worker, as a volunteer. And at the church, I was privileged to be amongst the board that […] that the church has and decide which topics to address, who will speak on that topic and when. Yeah… and I’m involved with the youth ministry. But my full-time job is a prison chaplain.

Q6

What are some ways you’ve seen God’s providence in your life?

I’ve seen God’s providence. I saw many ways. Where do I start? I said I came to Christ through the ministry SCOM. Part of my day-to- day life, we are called to evangelize, we are called to minister, we are called to disciple the young people in some of the schools and colleges.

So through those interaction, it happens that you are somewhere, you are walking and you see somebody say, “Hey… Hi.” [puts his hand up in a waving motion] You say, “Hi. Do you know me? I don’t know you.” [And he says,] “You don’t know me? You ministered to me this other day. I said, “It’s good.” I say, “Wow.” And you look at the person you’re speaking to, he’s a person of a high status. He’s a person of high class. I say, “Wow. Thank God.”

Through those interactions, I’m not new everywhere I go. You know? I go to the place that I don’t know, I have no idea who I meet, who I see, but when I get there, eventually I’ll meet one. “I think I know you. I think I know you.” Some say, “Hello, do you remember me? You preached a message while I was in prison.” […]

So through these things I’ve seen the providence of the Lord.

Q7

Do you have any prayer requests?

[chuckles]. I’d like people pray for me […] that I may seek him without condition. And you should pray for me that I finish this course and live up to the expectation and mandate and statement, the vision of this school which is to train [and] teach pastors.