Faith & Spirituality

“I always knew there was a God out there, a divine creator, something greater than myself who was in control of everything, but I didn’t know who He was”

I don’t believe there is a perfect way to God. We all have our exclusive lives, unique experiences and different journeys towards Him, for me it was my ski accident, which is why I like to converse and share with a vast amount of people throughout the world. I have great relationships with people of all faiths, cultures and race. Over the last few years, my wife and I have felt that part of our spiritual change has been to become Christians; accepting Christ into our lives.

Growing up, I was christened as a baby in an Anglican church by my devout Catholic Aunt Margaret. I learned about divinity at “O” levels, but I never personally related to God and thought the scriptures were written for a different time and generation that didn’t apply to my life. Little did I know, I couldn’t have been more wrong, and began realizing the truth after the accident.

When God, our father in heaven, told me I was his son, it changed everything. Now I knew -if he called me “his son” that He was my father, and from that point on I adopted a mindset that “in all places, at all times, whatever He calls me to do, I’ll do and be obedient in exactness…” I’ll willingly give Him everything. All my time, all my money and everything I have belongs to Him. My life belongs to God. I’ve been given a second chance, and although I’m only a five year old Christian, I’m 100 percent obedient and I’m learning and growing everyday. I know He wants to use me and give me more, and I know that when Christ died, he did so out of obedience, but he also did it out of love. Today, I’m trying to follow that lead.

After much searching prayer and fasting about what church I should join, I received my answer and was baptized in September 2007:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Harare):

I currently have two official callings (positions) in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints:

- Elders Quorum President of the Highlands Ward in Harare, November 2007

- National Affairs Director for Zimbabwe, October 2012

I’m proud to be a member of this church, and as a member I’ve been privileged to receive and uphold the calling of the “Elders Quorum President.” In our church, all the callings of clergy are non-paid and voluntary; which are given out by-and-to church members. The callings are from God and you are free to choose to accept and uphold the callings or not accept. I’ve accepted the calling of Eldest Quorum President of the Highlands Ward of Harare, which means every Sunday the men (males over 18) have a lesson on principles of righteous living, and being a good father and husband. I’m the head (President) of two councilors and three teachers to the quorum. My role is also to encourage the brethren to do their home teachings, and visit the assigned families in the ward with love and concern. In October 2012, I was also called to be the “National Affairs Director” for Zimbabwe (like the PR of the church) and am humbled for the service I am asked to do.

But as I’ve mentioned earlier, I love people of all faiths and denominations and have spoken at several Christian Conferences:

Bahamas Christian Fellowship Network (BCFN) – Through YPO, I was invited to speak at the BCFN in February 2010.

I am also fortunate enough to have a great man as one of my spiritual fathers in Dr. Ed Silvoso… An Evangelist from Harvard Evangelism. www.harvestevan.org