My name is Fanwell Liswaniso from Zambia. I graduated from African Christian College in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in theology and a major in Bible and Ministry. My reason for majoring in ministry was because I have always loved God and so I wanted to learn more about him.
I also acknowledge the fact that we are just visitors in this world, so I felt that there was a need for me to leave a positive impact in other people’s lives before my time on this earth runs out. Growing up in Zambia, I realized that there were many people in the communities that needed guidance and help so I felt compelled to be a part of this change
I currently work as a full-time preacher and church planter at a local church congregation back home in Zambia where I also run my own non-profit organization. It is through this non-profit organization that I work with some associates from the community to help orphans, youths, disabled children and widows from the community. I also work as a mentor to a couple of youths and young adults by teaching them some useful life skills like music, Bible study and how to preach.
Applying for the Christian master’s program taught by Abilene Christian University in collaboration with African Christian College was one of the best life decisions I ever made because it has opened up more opportunities for me in areas that I had never imagined of before. It has provided me with great experiences and memories. For example, I have gotten to personally meet and know more people from across the world since it is an international program. I believe it is equipping me with new knowledge that will come in handy for my service in God’s kingdom. My aim is to also use every opportunity possible to make the best of myself so that I can execute God’s work more efficiently.