Clive ‘Ziko’ Mwansa
Clive was born in Sept ’65. He is married to Anna and they have been blessed with 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
I was a violent person and would mostly be drunk. Drunk and womanising. This for me was life as I enjoyed it … people feared me and was ready for a fight anytime. I was also a good footballer, which earned me the nick name “Ziko” after the Brazilian star. In 2005, a group of believers doing door to door evangelism led by now Pastor Katongo started visiting my house. I would run away from them but they persisted. I pretended to receive Jesus to get rid of them. Shortly after, I broke my leg in an accident, contracted TB and discovered I was HIV positive. The people continued visiting me until I genuinely accepted Christ. The believers were so good that they even visited me in Kafue hospital some 50 kilometres away. They continued visiting and praying for me until I was back on my feet.
When I got back home from the hospital, I had a vision where I saw myself praying for the sick. I took this to be God’s calling which my reverend confirmed when I shared with him. He then released me to start the church “Power Centre Church and Ministry” in Sonadi compound.
As a pastor, I decided to continue playing football using this skill to raise up a youth team which has now developed into several age groups. This helps to keep the young people out of mischief and I also get to preach Jesus. In 2008, we also started a netball team.
Presently, church membership is about 50 with a Sunday school of 15. I have also been commissioned to plant churches in the areas of Zambia south of Chilanga.