“You know, I wanted to deepen my understanding, you know, about the Scripture, because I wanted to know exactly what the Scripture says, so that I can also in turn share the same message to those who don’t know Christ.”

Steve Meke

Program Advanced Diploma ('18)
Age 38
Ministering in Lilongwe
Family Two daughters (12, 8) and one son (4)

Steve is involved with the youth ministry at his church. He has three children of his own; or, in his words, he has “added three to the population of Malawi.” He also works as a prison officer. He hopes to take what he has learned at CAPA to help both the youth at his church and the prisoners he encounters at work.

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

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Interview with Steve Meke

2017

Q1

How did you come to know the Lord?

Q2

Why did you decide to come to CAPA?

Q3

Are there things about this school year that you’re nervous about?

Q4

Is there something you’re excited about learning this next year? What are you looking forward to? Anything in particular?

Q5

What are your future plans for ministry?

Q6

How are you involved in your church right now?

Q7

Are you just working with the youth of the church, or do you have another job as well?

Q8

How is it managing working at the church and working your job?

Q9

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

Q10

Do you have any prayer requests that you’d like to share?

Q1

How did you come to know the Lord?

It was during school days, and those revival, so I was convicted by the words. After the preacher had preached, then I submitted myself to Christ, sure.

Q2

Why did you decide to come to CAPA?

You know, I wanted to deepen my understanding, you know, about the Scripture, because I wanted to know exactly what the Scripture says, so that I can also in turn share the same message to those who don’t know Christ.

Q3

Are there things about this school year that you’re nervous about?

No, I think I know a lot of things about CAPA. I’m just happy about, you know, my presence here. I’m just excited, and I hope I will learn more as I continue to… you know, attend classes here at CAPA.

Q4

Is there something you’re excited about learning this next year? What are you looking forward to? Anything in particular?

You know, the fact that we are students that are coming from different churches, you know, we are able to share experiences, so I think that by the time we get into the other year, we should have, you know, broadened our scope of understanding, so... from different teachers as well. Sure.

Q5

What are your future plans for ministry?

You know, my future plans are that I reach out to places that haven’t been reached before and also make sure that I also help in strengthening the structures that are already existing within our church because I will go out a more equipped person than I was before.

Q6

How are you involved in your church right now?

In the church, I’m involved with the youth, and also… I also help out in the way we plan some of the things within the church. Sure.

Q7

Are you just working with the youth of the church, or do you have another job as well?

I work as a, as a prison officer, yeah, sure. So I can also take this same message to the people who are behind bars so that they can be reformed.

Q8

How is it managing working at the church and working your job?

Yeah, it all depends on how we plan; it’s a question of time management. You know, if you plan well, everything goes according to the plan, sure.

Q9

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

You know, raising my children has been quite impressive because, you know, with the limited resources that we have but has been provided for me all this time to the extent that I can also come to this place and learn. Sure.

Q10

Do you have any prayer requests that you’d like to share?

Yeah, that I continue to serve the Lord in the best interest that I can. Yeah, and also that I should be, you know, that person who can also, you know, affect the lives of others positively, sure.