Minister Call Journey
My name is Maurice Kemp and I am on a minister call journey. I live in Pretoria, South Africa. I’m 23 years of age and married to my lovely wife Marlene Kemp. I grew up in a Christian family and we as a family went to church often, but I didn’t have a relationship with God. Life as a teenager became tough for me. I was never the boy who made trouble, but I was never the person who God wanted me to be. And at the age of 16, I gave my life to Christ. My life changed in a very good way, but it was never an easy road to walk. To be a Christian is the best road to walk but not the easiest.
I went on a few outreaches in South Africa with some of our church leaders in our church. When I was 17, God called me for church planting with a group of missionaries to Armenia. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. God showed me a lot, and I felt that I was called to full-time ministry in my life. After school, I did a Christian Potential and Character building year (Metamorpho) and God was busy working in my life.
After the Meta year, I went to an Adventure Lodge and started doing adventure camps with groups. That’s when I met my wife Marlene. I knew she was the one for me right from the start and we got married a year and a few months later. At that stage, I was working for her father and I was busy with my own stuff. Things didn’t work out for me and my wife on the farm and we moved to Pretoria.
After a few months in Pretoria, my wife and I started our own travel business. We felt strongly in our hearts that God was planning something amazing and very huge for us on this minister call journey. We struggled to find the right place where God wanted us. But God took us to the right place in the end, and we met amazing people. God used people from Christian Leaders Institute to encourage us to start our journey at CLI. I feel that God has a plan for me and my wife in full-time ministry. It’s really awesome to do the CLI course with my wife, and we pray and believe that God will guide us into the future and that we can learn from God and also from CLI. We LOVE JESUS and can’t wait to see what He has in store for us. Blessings!
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