Hi, my name is Justina Kasongo. I am an only child. My parents Mr. and Mrs. Malaika, died when I was a little girl. In God’s providence, I grew up at Faith Children’s Village Orphanage in Kakolo, Zambia.
My journey to Christ began when I moved to Faith Children’s Village in 2004. I began to attend Faith Baptist Church in Kakolo with all my new brothers and sisters. One Sunday morning during Junior Church, our pastor’s wife, Mrs. Mwanisa, taught how a person like me is born with sin, and that the consequence of my sin is death. She explained that I must repent of my sin, or I would go to hell and spend eternity there. This lesson spoke deeply to me. I knew that I was a sinner who needed Christ’s forgiveness. That day I turned to Christ. I cried out, asking Him for forgiveness, and I resolved at that moment that Jesus would rule my heart from that day forward. My life changed that day. During my teen years, I began serving in two ministries at my church, singing in the choir and ushering.
In 2013 I completed secondary school at Helen Kaunda High School in Kitwe in 2013. For the next two years, I worked at Faith Baptist Church School in Riverside, Kitwe, as an Assistant Teacher to raise money for college. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a teacher. My time at Faith Baptist Church School confirmed this in me, and I longed to become a teacher who is dedicated to Christ-centered education. In 2016 I applied and was accepted at Central Africa Baptist University in the Primary Teachers Education Program. I was so excited because I knew that CABU would equip me to become a Christ-centered primary school teacher.
It was a privilege to study at CABU. I not only learned to teach, but I have also learned biblical values that will benefit me in my personal life as a Christian and as I serve as a teacher. It was such a privilege to study surrounded by fellow Christians who held me accountable and mentored me in my walk with Christ.
I thank God for allowing me to serve Christ as a primary school teacher. I want to seize every opportunity to reach out to the lost in my classroom with the gospel of Jesus Christ.