“I have a renewed zeal to reach the unreached,” says Lindelinkosi.
by Lindelinkosi Nyoni as told to Kevin Wahl
When I was about 11, Mother asked me to share something during evening worship. While sharing, I was strongly impressed that the Lord wanted me to do ministry work. I’m majoring in Pastoral Evangelism because this is the training that will prepare me for my calling.
I served the Lord for over 13 years as a lay preacher before coming to Hartland College. I helped conduct evangelistic seminars, house-to-house evangelism, and missionary work in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa. Then I came to study at Hartland.
Since arriving, I’ve been challenged to have a greater understanding of the things I believe as a Seventh-day Adventist, and to become more qualified to teach these biblical truths that we hold dear. I’m enjoying the opportunity to be in a college where I can study the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy as a part of my preparation, and I’m looking forward to going back to the mission field with renewed zeal and the advantage of formal training.
Also, I’ve been exposed to people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and races. This has enriched the experience I had with the peoples of Southern Africa. I’ve been particularly impressed by the fact that God’s truth transcends culture, race, and geography. It is amazing how His truth pulls out people from any culture and joins them to one family of faith, sharing common beliefs and practices. I have an expanded understanding of the fact that the gospel is “the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.” Romans 1:16. I’ve been encouraged, and I can see in a new way that His truth is marching on and will triumph gloriously.
My greatest desires are to train young people for missionary work, to reach the unreached, and to prepare a people for the Lord’s coming. I’m here to learn many new ways of doing ministry so I can add richness to the many methods that we use back home. I plan to teach at one of our seminaries or serve as a chaplain in a university. In either position, I intend to be actively involved in reaching the unreached regions of Southern Africa.
Finally, I’m very grateful for all who support the Missionary Training Fund, which helps me and several other students to be trained for ministry. I thank every one of you for being an instrument in God’s hand. May the Lord richly bless and prosper you. Be faithful unto the end, and you will receive your reward for your wonderful work of helping the students in need.