I was in my room, thinking about what Martin Luther King said, `
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
It was a boring day, sitting in my room thinking of those people who called me Soma because I had a disabled left hand, I was thinking of all the sports I was denied to play in school because of my condition ,the pain I would feel after walking long distances ,the feeling of not being like others and just the thought that what do people think about me.
Tears started rolling down my face and I couldn’t help it, I texted some of my friends asking them random questions .I really needed answers ,I looked at my Paralympics medals and I hated them soo much . I went on the internet ,started to search about disability but I couldn’t get answers .Some thoughts suggested that disability is a natural part of a broken world, and I was like well, God yours is a mended world, so the truth is just that I am not working out my salvation or it isn’t your time yet. At 22 years I could not convince myself to accept it .
Suddenly a bible verse popped into my mind
John 9;2-7 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Having said these things, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud.
After I read this portion of the scripture, I felt that it wasn’t anyone who did wrong so that I would grow this way. One of my friends, Yolanda, sent me a verse from Jeremiah which says that I knew you before you were out of your mother’s womb, another one told me to brush off my thoughts, the other one told me to be delightful in the sport I was doing.
So I have this to say ,well disability is a different ability .Everyone is unique in his or her own way .
Ever think of Nick Vujivic ,sportsmen like Oscar Pictorious ,Elliot Mujaji and ,musicians like Somandla ndebele and Salif Keita.You have to differentiate between suffering and serving a different purpose.
At times we think that we are suffering devilish curses but in real fact we will be serving unique purposes because there is no one who can do what you are doing because of that uniqueness in you.
Thank you Partakers
I was dedicated to Christ at an early stage by my parents and just grew up in church, but something great happened at my tender age of 11 ,that's when I started to minister in church .This opened my mission and since then I have been doing the same thing up to date. Being a Christian child since early age doesn't mean am all that I have wished. At 15 I tried smoking because of the environment I was in but I thank God for my mother who had to sit down with me and click sense to my conscience .
My purpose in life is to preach the gospel because Jesus said something remarkable In Matthew 24: He said before the end comes ,this gospel must be preached ,but well being a rapper in Christ isn't easy no matter how much you try ,religious folks will always push away, I have faced that many times ,I have been invited to many different denominations but you notice maybe only one person who invited you is the one dancing along many will be like hey is this dude serious rapping in church ,I have been challenged a lot in that area that's why I have to chip in spoken word. I thank God for giving me these gifts .Though the devil tries to push us out , I won't be dejected. (Leccoo)
I found Christ while going through a personal crisis. An unexpected pregnancy led to thoughts of abortion and suicide. An encounter with a Christian brother however led me to church and conversion from the world's problems.
I later recorded my testimony in a song calledNdauya Baba which was my first Christian hip hop track. I’m now a proud father of one, a committed husband, and a Christian hip hop minister. Jesus Over Every-thing. (Beezy Africa)
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7 July 2015 started as a fresh and a happy day for me. As a family we were Celebrating my brother's wife’s birthday. On that day I received a call from my father telling me that he is going to be in Harare on the same day from his farm in Musengezi. I had to postpone some of my daily activities so that I could see my dad. We met at my sister's place in Arcadia.
After the meeting I was hesitant to go home because I wanted to go to the studio to check up stuff concerning my album. It was a wrestle in my mind whether to go home and rest or to visit the studio. I finally decided to go home around 3pm.On my way home around Southerton Harare. The Kombi I was in hit a pothole and overturned off the road three times landing upside down. The sound I heard during that process is still indescribable to me even up today.
While the Combi was overturning my words were Lord is this my death. After the incident a strange woman came to me and said my son always pray to God. I got out of the damaged vehicle with scratched hands, painful chest. Unfortunately one person died on the spot and several were critically injured. I was taken to Parirenyatwa Hospital . The doctor who attended me said I sustained a broken rib. Before they took an x-ray I prayed asking the Lord to heal me. After the x-ray the doctors found everything correct nothing wrong, Praise God!(Joseph Pilime)
My name is Zvikomborero Nyamandi , I was born 31 January 1993.
Stage Name: Lil Megaz
Music is a tool l use to express what l believe in that is the greatness of God .l released my first single in 2012 "Call out his name" because the love of Christ compelled me to do so. l wanted to give a positive message to my peers and at that point in time l never thought l would be committed to just do Gospel music. In 2013 l did the song NaJesu Tine Yese which resulted in the growth of the name Lil Megaz as the video received a lot of airplay on ZBC TV.
Seeing Gods love grace and mercy l decided to use my music as a way of preaching the good news that is when l worked on Falling Down EP .The title track falling down starts with a verse which basically talks about what l went through "Lord do l love you or its infatuation when trials and tribulations come what’s my reaction l love you with my words deny you with my actions.l go out with my friends l find myself drinking ;l see beautiful girls l find myself lusting ".
l grew up in a Christian family going to church but my main worry was why is it that l know God but sometimes my life opposes what l believe in. l wasn't someone people could point at and say this guy is naughty as l participated in church and was respectful. God knows everything that is the things that happen behind closed doors .It's really not what people think about you that is important but what God himself sees for he knows those who truly love him without pretending .Sometimes l would drink have crazy chats just to be regarded as cool by my friends but deep inside l wasn't cool with it.
Falling down meant a new beginning in my life for God loves us and sent his only begotten son to die for us so my life came back in lane. “Wow God is good”. Falling down a six track EP got good response. In 2014 l worked on two singles Chakachaya feat Flame B and True Love and that is when l also did Zodzo video. Through God's grace in 2014 l was nominated at the Zim hip hop awards for Best Gospel Act. In that same year l was also nominated at The Christian Hip Hop Achievement Awards for most influential video of the year. Most influential EP of the year and ths Best cd Artwork Category which l won. In 2015 l released falling down video and Chakachaya video.
l wasn't really active in 2015 as school stuff was demanding on my side. The Switch family is a great family and we went to different places ministering sometimes as far as Mutare and Chinhoyi. God is not men that he should lie and if you hope in him you can never disappointed because he has no record of failure hence working on my new and second EP titled HOPE .Released two singles from the EP Survivor and Tapinda late 2015 and the project is set to drop early this year .Besides music l am a brand ambassador and partner of Fresh Juice Clothing line and studying Journalism.
My journey has not always been smooth trials and tribulations.. barriers.. stumbling blocks are there along e way but l keep pressing on. God has a purpose with my life with your life lean not on your own understanding for it is not by mighty or by power but by the Spirit .Do not lose hope in life remain with your faith ;confess what's right for life and death are in the power of the tongue. Romans 5 vs 1-5 . l love you family.( Zvikomborero Nyamandi)