As a preacher for two churches of Christ (Messenger & Kifubwa) in Zambia, John Maseka (2006 graduate) needed ministry help. So, he sent his daughter Veronica to African Christian College in 2015. But he was not confident whether she would return and serve in their rural area or if she would relocate to town and join churches more advanced and relevant to her education level. Only time could tell.
Despite other opportunities her education had opened, when Veronica graduated from African Christian College in 2017, she returned to Solwezi, the small community in Northwestern Zambia where her father ministered. And she returned with her childhood passion for serving with her father in ministry.
Equipped with knowledge, skills, and practices, Veronica became a force for good in the local community. She started and led children’s ministries at both churches. Seeing their extreme physical needs, she began seeking and distributing clothing and food donations. As a student nurse and counseling graduate, she also helps with the emotional and psychological needs of the children. She is dedicated and passionate about taking the ministries to a higher level.
Veronica teaches Bible lessons to children before their meal provided by the Church feeding program.
As she was serving, something troubled her: few pregnant girls returned or finished school. Most often, they were forced to find work and to care for the newborns. In extreme cases, the parents threw the teens out of their homes. So Veronica and her father started the Angel Foundation, an organization helping vulnerable children, orphans, and girls who drop out of school due to unwanted pregnancies get an education.
Today, five children have benefited from the Angel Foundation. Three orphans now have access to education and have their basic needs met. Two girls who had dropped out of school due to teenage pregnancy are now back at school . . . one will graduate high school this year! These young girls are writing a different story than many others in their situation have been able to write.
Moreover, Veronica is helping one of the churches to finish a building project. As the members focus on sourcing building materials and putting the structure together, she is managing the books and raising financial support.
John Maseka is a proud father and a happy minister of the Word of God. The community of Solwezi is blessed by Veronica’s loving and caring heart. The teens who are victims of teenage pregnancy have a new lease on life. And the church has a servant- and transformational leader.