Amos Nalianya Masinde
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Amos is the head teacher at the Fishers of Men Ngao Victory Academy at Muamba in Eastern Kenya.
MY BRIEF HISTORY
My name is Amos Nalianya Masinde born on September 21st 1996. I was born in a polygamous family. The total number of children in my family is nine members (five boys and four girls). My mother had six children (3 boys and three girls) while my step mother had three children (two boys and one girl). I am third born in this family. All my family members were of good health.
My parents did not complete their primary school education. My father (Benson Masinde Wambulwa) dropped from class seven before doing the national examination which by then were administered in that class, my mother(Jane Echulang’ Masinde) dropped from class five and my step mother(Alice Majuma Masinde) dropped from class seven just like my father. They all dropped from school due to lack of school fees which was caused by high level of poverty levels of their parents (my grandparents). These parents wished that their children would go far in academics. They prayed for us. They tried to encourage us to put more efforts in education. Though they tried their level best, this could not come true because they could not pay the school fees, buy school requirements and provide food at the same time. The background was low.
Our parents worked as casual laborers in other people farms to provide physical labors like planting, weeding and harvesting crops. They were paid low wages that could not provide for every need a parent should provide. Sometimes these jobs were scares and they came back home empty handed. This literally meant that on that day we would go to sleep on empty stomachs. It was very bad experience and it did not happen once, twice or thrice. This happened many times since there were many laborers searching for the same jobs and sometimes it became hard to get. My parents woke up very early in the morning and came back home at night. They travelled long distances on foot to get to their big farms where they would offer their labor. Their daily wages helped to buy food and a few household items.
My brothers and sisters would not continue with school due to lack of the school fees and school necessities. Most of them did not complete primary school education. My elder brother dropped from class seven. The second born, my sister graduated high school due to assistance from fishers of men ministries. There is yet another brother of mine schooling being assisted by fishers of men ministries through sponsorship. I still have three of them in school. Others dropped before completing primary level education. Eating in my family was a very different thing from how other homes eat. We did not take breakfast on most days, lunch was available but not predictable. We would get it or miss it and all this depended on whether my parents were paid daily wages or not and the same case applied to dinner. We lived a life that no one would ever admire. Clothing became another trouble, changing clothes was a big deal. We would use same clothes for uniform and also for home cloth. We would admire how other children from better homes looked like. The other miserable thing in our family was that incase of sickness, then there was no that quick response to be taken to hospital. We would wait until the sickness was adverse before serious action could be taken. Due to parent’s responsibility of going to look for daily jobs and coming very late, we were affected by jiggers. We even feared playing with neighborhood children, due to fear of how our toes and heels looked like. We lived at the mercy of God. When I was eight years old in the year 2004. I had never stepped in any school. My core job at home was to take care of my other little siblings because my parents were away to look for food.
There was a ministry that was opened in our area born out of call from Apostle Joshua K. Ngao to care for the poor and the needy. It was a non-profit organization. The good news was that they were admitting very needy pupils who needed such help because I had not joined school due to lack of uniform, school levies and other requirements. My parents saw some lights at the end of tunnel. They took me for admission. It did not take long before I got a loving sponsor (Wayne Stuedman). All my basic needs were catered for. I was bought new uniforms, given new shoes to cover my feet. I felt the love in my heart. I was blessed. God had chosen me among my family members. I was given delicious foods which was a balanced diet. School was nice and my trouble had gone away.
I was later on admitted in a boarding school. My life changed completely. We participated in school activities. I was nourished academically and spiritually through bible lessons. I was told that it was God doing everything in my life. I loved God more and more. I prayed for my sponsor a lot, I wished him well in my heart. The journey had begun. I did my Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (K.C.P.E) and passed with flying colors. My family was happy for me. They prayed for me and wished me well.
Fishers of men ministries did not end their sponsorship there. I was taken to one of the best county high school. I wore high school uniforms. All my needs were catered for, I mean not even one requirement was left for my parents to buy. Through this, I was seeing God working miracles in my life. There in high school, I met students from different homes, we interacted and it was so good. I completed high school in the year 2016 where I did my Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. (K.C.S.E) whereby I did my best and passed in my exams. My parents were proud of me. Though my heart wished that I could be offered a chance to college. I thought that fishers of men would stop their sponsorship there but neither was it.
They got me admitted to a teacher training college. I studied to be a teacher, yes it was my passion and my desire. Everything was paid, the school fees, shopping for my schooling and other requirements. I did my very best and luck heard it, believe me I passed well with Credit 3 I graduated and was awarded my certificate to be a teacher. I was then registered by the teachers service commission (T.S.C) of Kenya. This is basically a license that all teachers need to have before qualifying to teach.
I am now in class teaching because of Fishers of Men Ministries. God has worked miracles in my life. My family is much proud because of me and because my life is changed theirs too is changed. My siblings who are still schooling would not drop due to lack of school fees. They cannot sleep on empty stomachs again, they are relieved. Big thanks to Fishers of Men ministries.
I would sincerely from the bottom of my heart like to thank the Fishers of Men Ministries through the founder and president apostle Joshua K. Ngao for your great heart for founding the ministry to care for the needy children in Kenya. Our lives are because of you. Most families are going to change completely because of you. Big thanks. Also with gratitude I would like to recognize managerial director reverent Kennedy Magwiru for your hard work too and service towards making my dream come true. You played a big role too. Again am very grateful for you managerial administrator Madam Eve for your commitment towards nurturing us. You are a good mentor indeed. God bless you.
God Bless Fishers of Men Ministries.
September 22, 1996
Graduated High School
Amos Parents Are Poor Peasant Farmers
Playing Football,Dancing And Reading
Amos Has Two Brother And Four Sisters.