Twenty four years ago I was rejected at Zomba Theological College in Malawi because I was “too young.” I felt very bad and said to God, “you have just missed the service of a dedicated young man in your Kingdom.” I had to say this because I prayed for the opportunity to go and learn about God’s ways better and teach others as well. I didn’t know that he was only waiting for the right time so that he will allow me to be equipped with his knowledge for service in his kingdom.
The journey began back in early 2016 – I don’t recall how the African Christian College prospectus found its way in my hand from my friend’s book shelf. After going through the prospectus, it just confirmed that the doors were still open. I made a risky decision that left many people shocked, including the leaders of the church I was attending. When I told them that I was resigning and going to pursue a Theology course for three years in a foreign land, nobody believed me. Some said I was bewitched, some said I was joking, worse enough some were saying that maybe I had misappropriated funds at work and I was running away from the country. It was a risky move to leave the comfort and honour of working at a managerial level and go back to class fulltime. I had my trust in God, that if he has started a good work, then he will finish it.
Now I am graduating, and I am not only going home with a degree as a qualification, but a more deeper knowledge of God that I have acquired. I am prepared to serve God at any capacity so long as the gospel is preached. Where ever he wants to send me, I will go; my life is a testimony enough to trust him more. If I have seen his greatness in times of despair, what else shall I fear because he is on my side?
I am greatly indebted to all those who have contributed to the success of God’s plan in me. Words fail me to express my sincere gratitude. I have made good relationships over the years and I can look forward with excitement and hope knowing that I have family in other countries.