Church Planter – Solwezi, Zambia
Jacob is a church planter sent out of Central Baptist Church in Chingola to Solwezi, an area in the northwestern part of Zambia. Solwezi is the last provincial capital in Zambia to receive a reformed Baptist church.
Testimony of Conversion
I have a Roman Catholic religious background. Although I used to go to church, I lived a vain and sinful life. A ray of light flashed into my soul when I heard about the love of Christ, at Mufulira Baptist Church in 1987. The preaching came with conviction and power, leading me to repentance and faith in Christ as my personal Saviour and Lord. My Lord's "grace hath brought me safe thus far."
Later in my Christian life, sometime around 1996, I began to sense a call into ministry. Initially, I thought it was just normal Christian zeal for the Master’s service. But as the conviction intensified, I gradually began to share with my close Christian friends and elders in the church. These where an encouragement. In 2004, I requested to be relieved of my secular duties in order to concentrate on the new vocation. However, my application was not successful. With prayer around this matter, I finally resigned from the mines in 2006, and the Lord opened a door to do mission work with the Christian brethren.