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-Pastor Kumbuka Mazgu Mweda
Before I accepted Christ to
be my Saviour I used to smoke Indian hemp not only that I
was also drinking to the point of spending all night at the
beer clubs or night clubs. At this time, in the 60’s,
I was working in Dar es Salaan in one company which was making
cloth so I had enough money to satisfy my habits. I did not
care about the feelings of my wife INDEED MONEY IS THE ROOT
OF ALL EVIL.
In 1979 we had our first child who was born
with physical challenges.
I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus
would like to thank you brethren of the Messiah
House for sponsoring me here at the Bible college,
I count it as a very great miracle of God when I was told by Pastor
Lotie Akondowe the United Caribbean Trust Tanzania representative
that a church in Barbados had supported me. <
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I will continue with my testimony. A
few years later one of the great preacher in Tanzania Reverend Moses
Kolola visited Dar es Salaam and I accept Christ as my personal
Since in the company I used to do corrupt and evil things in order
to have money once I became saved I could not do so GOD FORBIDS
and thus life became so tough I decided to move to Malawi in the
I started a Christian T-shirt company printing Gospel messages -
JESUS LOVES YOU. etc.
Later on around 1990s I formed a worship center where people from
various churches in our village could come to hear the Gospel and
many lives came to Christ. A few months later I formed a church
but I had little knowledge of how to lead a church so the church
closed and I started doing door to door evangelism. At this time
I met Pastor Lotie Akondowi who was still at secondary school, but
he had very strong group known as YOUTH FOR CHRIST though he told
me that the group was only for the students I had to ask him for
the free tracts which he was distributing. This was the beginning
of God putting myself and Pastor Lotie in one ministry.
While Pastor Lotie was in Bible school in Lilongwe I continued preaching
in various churches and I began to sense a call in my heart to go
to Bible school but the question was WHO WILL PAY FOR ME . While
at the Bible school Pastor Lotie would encourage me a lot he came
to our village to teach us and my yearning to attend Bible School
After his graduation Pastor Lotie called me to tell us about the
Restoration Ministries International based in Barbados that had
agreed to cover us. A few weeks later we started a church, we were
only four me and my wife and Gusto (Loti's uncle) with his wife.
One month late we were almost 15 we asked Missionary Ramona from
Restoration Ministries International if the church should be called
Restoration. She contacted Apostle David Durant in Barbados and
they accepted. A few months later we were almost 50, then we had
to call Pastor Lotie who stays in Tanzania to come and baptise 15
members. Now the church is expanding we now have women’s ministry
a children ministry and a youth ministry. In this case the church
needs a person with the knowledge of God thus I need to get to Bible
college and soon.
If at all possible I would like to go to school next year 2007 in
the January intake. I want to attend the Mbeya Assemblies of God
The following are the reason for choosing the Assemblies
of God Bible school in Mbeya
1. Islam religion is the fastest growing religion
in the world, they use various ways of expanding themselves such
as helping the poor people and the needy. So as a Christian if you
go to preach to such people will not understand you. I can see this
style coming so fast in our African countries, thus I want to study
in Mbeya which is full of Moslems and the Bible School has an excellent
course on witnessing to Moslems.
2.From Karonga to Mbeya it is not so far in this case I will have
time to visit my family and church as well.
3.Since now we are planning to have the city church in Mbeya I want
to play a big part in this vision as well.
Finaly how glad I would be if I can be sponsored so that I can go
to school next year God willing.
600USD is enough for one year. The money will be used to pay tuition
fee, buying of school materials and my transport from Karonga to
Thanks very much in advance
Pastor Kumbuka Mazgu Mwenda
Donations can be made to:
CARIBBEAN TRUST BARBADOS BANK ACCOUNT:
First Caribbean International Bank Bds Ltd
Super Centre Complex, Warrens
St. Michael, Barbados
Account number 1000431831