“I am privileged to be among the believers of our Lord Jesus who had the grace to hear the preached word of God by God’s humble servant Dr. Joan Hust at Saint Marks’ United Church of Zambia in the mining town of Chingola on Copperbelt Province. Between 1979 and 1981, as a schoolboy I attended children’s lessons conducted by Joan. She prepared easy methods for the hearers such as Muppets, drama etc. All these lessons were Christ-centered hence touching the heart of the young seekers in the mining town of which I was included. Many of us got born again at a tender age through the preaching of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ by God’s servant Joan Hust.
We had a Television program called CLUBHOUSE of which Joan was the moderator. Because of Joan’s emphasis on Bible reading, some of the boys and girls were able to read the Bible through from cover to cover. Deeply convicted by what we had read, we developed an intense hatred for sin. Every week, we could meet as a community of young believers. I remember some friends like Clement Muwele, the late Henry Simukoko, Vivian Nakawala Simwanza, Gladys Simwanza, Judy Simwanza and Joseph Banda, who have all grown in the fear of the Lord. This is because of the foundational teaching given to us as we had to surrender to Jesus at a tender age. The light of heaven broke into many of the souls in the young boys and girls in Chingola regardless of their denomination during the ministry of Joan Hust.
Joan with godly wisdom used the Muppet shows to deliver the gospel to the children. I am really humbled to be part of the few people who witnessed the ministry of Joan Hust in Zambia and now serve the Lord as a preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ in the RURAL OUTREACH MINISTRIES. Many of us were born again through the ministry of Joan Hust because the lady preaches the gospel of the risen Christ.”
Testimony by Evangelist Chishala Mwaba
- HEAD OF MISSION (RURAL OUTREACH MINISTRIES)