“Being here, this place, where I can learn more of the things that will make me work better for the Lord—it’s one of the providence that God has given me.”

Kensley Katsala

Program Master of Divinity ('20)
Age 47
Ministering in Dedza
Family Wife and five children

Kensley Katsala is the pastor of his own church. Kensley was blessed to have grown up in a Christian home and was saved at the age of 10. He has a heart for the youth and hopes to be able to reach out to them to bring them the gospel.

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

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Interview with Kensley Katsala

2017

Q1

How did you come to know the Lord?

Q2

Why did you decide to come to CAPA?

Q3

What are your future plans for ministry?

Q4

What are some ways you have seen God's providence in your life?

Q5

Do you have any prayer requests?

Q1

How did you come to know the Lord?

Ah. It’s years back, when I was 10. I was living with my parents in Blantyre. Of course I was going to the church, but just [for] the sake of following people, or for the sake of following the parents going to church. By then, I hadn’t received the Lord yet.

But it was the time when something happened here in Malawi—in one of the districts, [Machinga] in the southern region. There was a storm that fell from the sky, and it went deep two meters deep into the soil. Then I was terrified, I thought the world is going to end. Sure. Then that’s why I knew that something has to be happened. There is a God, and He’s there acting. I need to do something with my life. Then a certain pastor ministered to me about the end times, and about Jesus Christ so that I opened my heart and received Him as my Lord and Savior.

Q2

Why did you decide to come to CAPA?

I decided to come to CAPA in order to serve the Lord properly because I am a pastor, ministering at Dedza. My church in Dedza, that’s where I’m ministering now. I’ve been there for four years. This is my fourth year. So I heard about CAPA through a friend Nehemiah. Nehemiah Kanzanthu. He’s in the, he’s third year [in the Master of Divinity] here. He told me about CAPA, the good things of CAPA, and I was really encouraged, and I decided to register as a student here.

Q3

What are your future plans for ministry?

Oh. [chuckles] So many things. My plans is to see that many young people come to know the Lord. Because, yeah, in Malawi, many young people, they’re not serious about the Lord. They’re busy with other things, with the coming of this technologies; they’re always busy with the technologies, they have no time for the Lord. During Sundays, they are busy with other things; but from the technologies we have all the sports, like the football, sports. People will rather go to watch a football match somewhere than going to a church.

So my plans is that to we should be able to take these young people, to come to the Lord and know the good thing of knowing the Lord and serving Him fully, wholeheartedly, and there are the benefits by doing that.

Q4

What are some ways you have seen God's providence in your life?

God’s providence, you say? There are so many things that God has provided for me. Being at CAPA is one of the major providences that God has done for me. So, being here, this place, where I can learn more of the things that will make me work better for the Lord—it’s one of the providence that God has given me.

Q5

Do you have any prayer requests?

Thank you very much. I would love if I could be given more time to serve the Lord, maybe much part of the day I should be busier with His things than other things. That chance, that possibility because we are in the world, so many things that distract people from doing God’s work. Sometimes we—people are busy with other things the whole day without doing what God requires, so I would love if you would pray for me that I could have that provision of serving Him better, much of my time.