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Zambia: St John’s Seminary update

June 2017

Timothy Njovu is a theological student at St. John’s Seminary in Zambia, and has a passion for evangelism and ministry.

Here is his story.

Timothy Njovu at St. Johns Seminary

My name is Timothy Njovu and I am in my early thirties. I was born in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. I come from a Christian family of three lovely brothers and one beautiful sister. I was brought up in the Anglican doctrine of faith. As per tradition, I received my Christian foundation at Sunday School, and continued serving as an Altar assistant, later joining the Praise team at All Saints’ congregation.

I completed grade 12 at Olympia High School and studied Power Electricals. Furthermore I became a lay minister. As a young man, I received massive support from friends and members of the congregation. Consequently, they encouraged me to work hard and develop my interest.

I was introduced to the Ministry and Evangelism team, and had the privilege to lead this group. It was then that I made a big decision stop working and became a full-time minister of God. I worked together with my friends as an evangelist for two years, until the Diocese encouraged us apply for the Bachelor of Theology in Church Ministry, through the North West University in South Africa. This degree is provided through the Saint John’s Anglican Seminary in Zambia.

Luck enough, I was accepted and am in the first year of this degree. This is a basic introduction and overview of Christian Theology and Ministry, focused on practical theology. It is an e-learning program through eFunds in which lessons, questions, assignments are prepared from the main campus. While at Saint John’s Seminary, I am enjoying the passionate and dedicated facilitators. Friendship from follow students, eating, laughing, joking, working together. It is a place of formation, encountering different behavior, and new knowledge each day.

However this study will last for three year and afterward I look forward to leading a parish, so that by the grace of God I may use the knowledge that I will acquire through my study. Later I intend to go on to further studies.

Lastly I thank God for His grace and mercy and everyone who have been helpful towards my vocation.



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