“When I graduate, I want to be involved much in teaching my fellow pastors. Because already, I’ve been involved in that ministry of teaching pastors, younger pastors, but it was not enough with my education.”

Wales Mvulu

Program Advanced Diploma ('16)

Wales was saved at the age of 13, and was urged on by his senior pastor to become a pastor. He eventually started a church and moved around until he came to Lilongwe and ultimately to study at CAPA. His desire is to transfer what he learns at CAPA to younger pastors so that they can be trained for ministry. Wales really appreciates the books and the teachers at CAPA.

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Interview with Wales Mvulu

2015

Q1

How did you become a Christian?

Q2

How did you choose to come to CAPA?

Q3

How has that been going so far? Because you expected to be in the Master’s…?

Q4

Are there particular things you enjoy about the diploma program?

Q5

Do you have plans for future ministry?

Q6

What are some challenges that you have faced in ministry?

Q1

How did you become a Christian?

Yes, ah, there was a certain brother of mine that preached to me about the Lord Jesus Christ. Then, in the process of preaching, I was convicted of my sins. Then I confessed, and repented my sins, and accept Jesus Christ as my savior. By then, I was 13 years old.

Q2

How did you choose to come to CAPA?

Of course, I heard about CAPA from a certain brother who was at ABC. So he was testifying about CAPA. So I said, “Why? How can I get the forms, or how can I get in touch with them?” Then he directed me to the website, and I started browsing, and I could really found the truth, that, “Oh! CAPA is there to help us.” I applied for master’s. Yeah, but according to the interview, they saw me [and said] that I should go back to diploma. [laughs] I accepted. I respected their decision, yeah. So that’s why I’m there in the diploma course.

Q3

How has that been going so far? Because you expected to be in the Master’s…?

Yes, um… being human beings, you can have some feeling like, “Ah, I was supposed to be there, and not down here.” So to me, I just welcomed the idea, and as of now, I do enjoy the teachings. They are just very good and very perfect teachings. And with our teachers, they are really… they are really educated. Yes, because they are bringing and revealing the real stuff of the ministry. So I do enjoy them. I’m learning a lot… I’m learning a lot.

Q4

Are there particular things you enjoy about the diploma program?

First, what should the mention is the books that we are using. We are using the very, very expensive books. [laughs] Because I’ve been going in some Bible schools, I’ll never find those books. So when I came there, I saw those books were coming and said, “No no no, this is the right place for me.” Yeah, so, anyway, I do enjoy those books very, very much.

About teachers, I’ve already said, they are really teaching the real stuff. And they are equipped themselves. So they are feeding us the right food. [laughs]

Q5

Do you have plans for future ministry?

According to my calling, because I’m called by God to minister. And my plans after…not after diploma, but after master’s, [laughs] I will continue, yeah, with master’s. And when I graduate, I want to be involved much in teaching my fellow pastors. Because already, I’ve been involved in that ministry of teaching pastors, younger pastors, but it was not enough with my education. That’s why I’ve come here, so that I can eat more and vomit more to my friends.

Q6

What are some challenges that you have faced in ministry?

A challenge is that pastors are being overtaken by those who have not got that intention of learning and keep on going with the ministry. But they are learning for the sake of finding a job and becoming a pastor. So, that large group of this people is hindering the pastors. But if, and I can see that CAPA is falling into that channel of focusing on pastors, that they can as well, go with the message, train other pastors. That is brilliant for me. And it really pleases me. And if they continue doing this, giving more chance to the pastors who are already in the ministry but they are lacking trainings like this one.

I think God will bless CAPA. And I really predict that even Malawi can be changed. Because in Malawi we’ve got many many pastors, uneducated ones, untrained ones, so they are going just “by the Holy Spirit.” [laughs] Which is not good. But they have to be trained, and to be equipped, so that we can equip others.