Have you faced any hardships or challenges because of your faith?
Yes. In the first time of my ministry, then—you know, after receiving Christ—then I started
ministering, going here and there, you know. As you know, most of the times when you just
convicted, you have this zeal of preaching the gospel to others so that as they’re passing through
the same situations that you’ve gone through, then Christ is the answer also. So this is how I did
And I started a ministry—that was on 20 December 2003. I remember the time, there was a
problem because I was ignored from the village. Even the chiefs were saying, “No, no, no. We
cannot tolerate this. We don’t want this. Then choose a place.” So I was chased away from the
village. And also the church that I was going said, “No, no, no. We can’t tolerate this because
you are bringing now a confusion among us, the church.” So they did not understand, until I
Then yeah. God sustained me. Yeah. So I finished—I mean, I started on 20 December 2003 as a
ministry, and it was growing, growing, growing, growing. So I’ve been going through a number
of churches because I wanted to find someone who can be like my father—my spiritual father.
Because the one who preached by then was pastor. So it was like I did not have a father—a
spiritual father. So I was looking for someone until 2004, when I got someone. Yes; starting
caring me, accepting me, and also trying to teach me this and that. Yeah, yeah. That’s how far I
As I am saying, you know, it was like, I think with the fear that I had by then I said, “No, I don’t
want to go ahead with a preaching and doing this and that.” So when I got to a certain church,
and people realized that I have a gift of ministry, then they say, “Okay, we have chosen you to
become one of our elders.” I said, “No, no, no, no! I don’t want that,” because I was fearing of
that. So about five churches when I’ve been chosen to be in a certain position, I said, “No! I
don’t want it,’ until when I got here in Lilongwe in 2012.
So I started working somewhere as I was cleaning church—the toilets. Yeah, yeah. They said, “I
can see that this guy has got a ministry,” because I was hiding myself saying, “No, I’m not
ministering, but I just want to survive.” Because I’ve been—I was in a certain situation, yeah, in
my family. My wife was sick and nearly died. So she got paralyzed and, as I’m saying, she
cannot walk—she use a wheelchair. So it was like, whatever I had by then, it was finished. So
yeah—and it was like, you know, I should go somewhere and find a job so as to sustain my
Yeah, so when I got up here—I started mopping, cleaning the church—is when they discovered
that this guy has got a ministry. They started nurturing me and nurturing me until I got this news
of coming to CAPA. Yeah, yeah. So I came here, and I did it—the diploma—and I applied also
to do bachelor’s, and I was, you know, offered to do master’s because of the work hard I had
during the past. Yeah, that’s it.