So what kind of challenges have you faced in ministry?
Hm… yeah, I have faced challenges in ministry. Um… the first one I can say, support, because my church is small—20 people. But the majority are women who are single parents because most of men in my area, they go to South Africa looking for work, and they leave behind women with the children. So, my support, you know, cannot come from such type of congregation. And I am a married person—I have three children, all of them are in secondary school. So, I need money to send them to pay for their studies, and my survival.
And the other challenge is the place of worship—we were using a classroom so we had to identify our own property. But, that one, we haven’t yet fully paid for that property, such that 2 weeks ago, the owner threatened us to leave the place if we do not pay the remaining amount of money.
Yeah, the other challenge is that… people not coming to church regularly. Because they are looking for money for their survival. So, even Sundays, you find them absenting themselves from church, and looking for money.
Um, there is also another challenge, and this is, lack of Bibles. [pause] The church… lacks Bibles. You know, members cannot manage to buy Bibles, most of them. So, for them to study, even after, for them to read when we are in church with the pastor, and when they are at home, for them to study on their own, they have difficulties because of the absence of Bibles. Yeah.