My life was not as easy as walking through golden roses, but it was a life full of challenges; it was survival of the fittest. I passed through mud trains, deep valleys, and also through thick bushes. My motto was, “Life is what you make it.” I grew up in a family of four, and I am the last born. I was born in the year 1990 on 12 January, and I am proudly Zimbabwean. I grew up in a village where we used to gather as young boys, playing soccer, hunting animals such as rabbits, and also fishing. However, I was rude and disrespectful to all age groups; but today I thank God, for I am transformed. I am also especially thankful for the opportunity to study at African Christian College.
I would begin my life journey when I completed my ordinary academics. It seems as if I was thrown into the blast furnace of life. I applied to many universities such as University of Zimbabwe, Bindura University etc., but I failed to enrol due to financial challenges. After I failed all my ways to proceed with education, I lost all hope, and I became a drug dealer. Worse still, I didn’t know anything much about being a drug dealer. So I threw myself in that deep dark pit of the drug world, and ended up in prison cells.
It was in the prison that a pastor, Mr Johnson, delivered a sermon titled, “Repentance.” The message struck me at the depth of my heart and I accepted Jesus as my personal saviour within those prison walls. After that, David, a friend of mine, introduced me to his church (Church of Christ). Being part of the community of believers helped me grow in the new faith. I started spending much time praying and fasting Surprisingly, God’s mercy and favour penetrated my life like the drugs I was dealing. God was suddenly in control of my life with new likes, new passions, and new dreams. It was in the year 2017 when Timothy Rinopisa encouraged me to apply to study with ACC, and incredibly I was accepted. I am grateful to be here and looking forward with eagerness and great hope for a fruitful three years of study and growth.