Cwayita is training to spread the everlasting gospel in her homeland.
by Kelly Ostrom
“Because I believe God called me to be a Bible teacher and Bible worker back home in South Africa, I chose to take the Bible Instruction major at Hartland College,” says Cwayita Ntsikeni, a third-year student.
Cwayita loves the Lord immensely, and it’s evident in everything she does. Whether singing, giving a Bible study, working, or having an everyday conversation in the dorm, Cwayita allows God to shine through her.
Cwayita first heard about Hartland when a school friend invited her to a camp meeting in Botswana where four of the speakers were Hartland graduates. When Cwayita heard them speak, she was impressed that she needed the same training. A year later, Dr. Standish came with another Hartland student. Her impression to come to Hartland deepened, and she began looking for a sponsor.
By 2011, the Lord had given Cwayita a sponsor so she could start her first year at Hartland. But after a few terms, the sponsor was unable to continue and Cwayita had to go on a work-study program. Later, the Lord opened the way for her to receive support from the Missionary Training Fund (MTF) so that she could finish her course.
Canvassing and prison ministry have made the greatest impact on Cwayita’s experience as a Hartland student. “While canvassing, I’ve been able to pray and sing with people, share a testimony of the Lord’s goodness, give a small Bible study, or share an encouraging thought with the discouraged. Then finally, I’m able to leave them with truth-filled literature. All this brings so much joy to my soul!
“Prison ministry has been the best outreach for me. It’s the highlight of my week! To see the smiles, the joy, the excitement of studying God’s Word, and the impact that the studies have made with the inmates, warms my heart.” These experiences have given Cwayita opportunities to practice what she has learned in her studies.
Cwayita plans to return to South Africa to work from city to city, town to town, and village to village, training church members and doing Bible work with them. She has a heart for soul winning and helping to plant new churches, and she wants to get members involved in the work, too.
To those who give to the MTF, Cwayita wants to say a big THANK YOU. “The Lord has used you mightily in keeping me at Hartland. Be not ‘weary in well doing: for in due season [you] shall reap, if [you] faint not.’”^1^
1 Galatians 6:9