God’s Call to Africa

My name is Kevin Witt and currently I live in Lobatse, Botswana, serving the Lord as a long term missionary with Word to Africa, Botswana. I would like to share my testimony with you…
I was lead to the Lord by my father at the age of 4 and I remember it clearly as one of my earliest memories. He came into my room to tuck me into bed and pray with me. He asked if I wanted to accept Jesus into my heart and I said yes. I have had the Lord Jesus in my life ever since and his impact and protection have been clear.
In my teens, as I chased after the girls, He graciously prevented me from having any opportunity to loose my virginity. Once I committed to remaining pure until marriage, that grace was lifted and there seamed to be no end to my opportunities to sin. However, I remained pure until marriage and found a wife who also did the same.
There was a moment in my teens where my entire family was sick and I recognized it as the work of the Devil. I openly challenged the Devil at that point in my life. I told him that I was against him and that any attack on my family would only renew my commitment to the Lord. Since that time, I have had a number of near death experiences where I believe the Devil has tried to kill me, but the Lord rescued me.
When I was 15 I was cutting logs with a chain saw that a JCB had pushed over. The JCB was busy pushing trees over behind me so I didn’t see that one of the trees fell the wrong way and landed on me. By the grace and protection of the Lord the main body of the tree missed be by about half a meter and the side branch that hit my back only caused me to black out temporarily. When I woke up, the chainsaw was further away than I could have thrown it and still running.
When I was 16 I attended a Christian concert where I felt the presence of the Lord in a powerful way and it came with a call to missions. I went on my first short term trip that year to Albania. 2 years later I went on missions to Atlanta, USA for the Olympics where I met my wife. By that time I already knew the Lord wanted me to be a full time missionary in Botswana. Sarah also felt a strong call to Africa so it wasn’t long before we were married and waiting on the Lord for his timing to move to Botswana full time.
Once married, we came to Botswana on 3 short term missions before moving here full time in 2004. We have been full time missionaries ever since.
Kevin Witt, Lobatse, Botswana

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