Our guest speakers tonight were Patrick Minor, Jr. (PJ), 19 years-old, and his best friend, Christian Chavula, 21 years-old, whose visiting him from North Carolina where he is attending college.
These two friends met in 2014 in Zambia, Christian’s home. During their time there, PJ’s parents mentored Christian and he became part of their family.
PJ attended school in Africa for three years and several academies in the USA. He graduated from Pine Forge Academy. He is presently a student at Oakwood University. His major is TV Production and Communication Media. His interests are music, cameras and aviation.
He has asked God to lead him and show Him his purpose. His favorite Bible text is “For I know the plans I have for you,”….“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11).
Christian attended school in South Africa for eight years. He studied in Germany for two years. After graduating from college, he plans to return to Zambia and help his parents who sacrificed so much for his education. He plans to pursue a career in Systems and Industrial Engineering.
These Christian young men have chosen to stay close to God and give up ‘partying’ to reach their long- term goals. Christian said, “ If you live in the moment, you’ll forget what’s important to you .”
The men were inspired and encouraged by PJ and Christian’s testimonies.