Licensed Life Coach and Wedding Officiant Aspirations
My name is Mwamba Kabuya. I grew up in a Catholic family in the Republic Democratic of Congo where both parents served in the church. They were fully committed to their calling, My father was a reader in church and a leader of a home cell. My mother was a Catechism teacher. At the age of 19, I had the responsibility of setting up a Catholic youth cell in my area. Since I was very active at that age and a talented football player, I knew many people in my community. That made it easier for me to form a team of over 40 people for the church.
It was here that I later discovered that God wanted me to serve Him with the gift of healing, preaching, counselling, and comforting His people. I had the courage to pray for the sick when I visited members and prayed for their brothers and sisters. God showed Himself even though I did not have much knowledge of His Word. My way of leading the group brought me a real encounter with God. That is when I began to understand who God is.
A group of friends, all belonging to different Pentecostal churches, invited me to join their evangelical drama group. They insisted that I would be a good actor. Their convictions were too strong to neutralize my refusal to join them. We performed in schools, churches, at parties and weddings, preaching the gospel.
Life-Changing Altar Call
One day, the pastor of one of the churches we performed at made an altar call. It was a joy to follow him and accept Jesus Christ as my Lord. I was still in the Catholic church, but was the first time I heard about accepting Christ as my personal Savior. I pursued better opportunities than those offered by my country. In my country there was no hope for the youth. The region was plagued by war and political and economic instability. I left to seek asylum and to continue my football career in South Africa.
I tried unsuccessfully to find a football team. So I decided to take short courses to further my education. In the meantime, I found a job to pay my bills. The people I found at this job were very generous and trained me well. They sadly had a system they had set up to fraudulently steal money. I found myself getting involved in these activities over time.
This way of doing things became a part of me for almost a year until I began to hear a voice clearly telling me to leave this job. I struggled with this voice inside me. Feeling guilty every time I did it, I couldn’t stop because it was my way to support myself. In a foreign country, I had no one to help me. In the same way that God sent me a group of friends to rescue me, He sent a special person to help me live a life of sanctification and godliness. I told them what God was telling me when I quit my job. Of course, they could not understand. How could I survive in this country without a job?
A New Chapter
I met my now wife and told her what God had told me. She encouraged me to follow the voice of God. She served God on the worship team at the church she grew up in. I was also a youth leader and intercessor at my church in South Africa. We had time to pray together. God sent us a man who gave us money to start our own business right after I quit my job. God began to guide us. We married a year later. I got another job that paid far better.
My wife and I started an English choir at my church in the French community. We called it “One Voice.” We ministered to children and youth. Today we have a deliverance and healing ministry and a worship class. My wife and sister-in-law teach young girls ages 12 to 18 how to worship God in spirit and in truth. We have helped so many churches establish choirs as well as youth and children’s ministries. We are so thankful to have Christian Leaders Institute where we can equip ourselves to serve effectively with proper training. Being a life coach, is about serving others get to the point where God sees them. It is an honor to be recognized as a qualified life coach minister, and that will add more value to my calling.