Promise Saindi is working towards coming to Michigan to receive training as a Seminary Student and Pastoral Intern later this year.
My name is Promise Saindi, I am 30 years old, and I am still single. I was born in a Christian family where both my parents are Presbyterian. My salvation story is such a long one, but to make it short; I got saved in October 2006, when I was studying at Robert Blake Secondary school. It was during the SCOM (Student Christian Organization of Malawi) conference. We had one of the Malawi Assemblies of God guest pastors who preached during the conference, and it was from this event that I started going to Assemblies of God Church, and got distanced from the Presbyterian Church, where I grew up in. Well, I’ll have to return to my Presbyterian roots.
As a young Christian in faith, I was lost in a multitude of different Theological doctrines. But in His providence, God used my college to shape my Theological understanding, using Reformed Theological training, to make me a Reformed theologian, which is what I am today. I graduated from African Bible University, in Uganda; one of the few reformed theological colleges in Africa. Since my graduation in May 2015, I have served as a Sunday school teacher at Sector 7 Assemblies of God Church, and in the recent 2 years, I was serving as an interim pastor at Capricorn Assemblies of God church, in South Africa.
I heard about MRN in July 2018, from brother Confex Makhalira. Since then, I’ve been convinced that serving with MRN is what God wants me to do. In being part of MRN, there are many things I am anticipating, not least of which is the hope of seeing the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ being preached faithfully, and in its fullness in Malawi. The Gospel has been watered down to accommodate the professing Christians whose desires are to gain material wealth, other than the true Gospel. And the only remedy by which our Gospel starved country will be saved is by the Gospel of Christ, “…For there is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). This is why we may consider the coming of MRN as one of the landmarks by which we may anticipate seeing a reformed Malawi. And I consider it such a privilege to be part of this anticipated reformation.
The problem of false teaching in Malawian Churches is so much, that many congregations are getting rooted in such man-centered doctrines. It will only take the grace of God to uproot that which has been planted in them over the years. Obviously, it’s not going to be easy, but it’s going to be done, for it is the work of God. This will demand that we preach the Gospel persistently and consistently, in season and out of season (2 Timothy 4:2). We trust God that He will use the weak vessels we are, to spread the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the ends of the world, as the great commission demands.