I am Consolateur Mikobi MBANTSHI and I was born and raised in Congo where I met my beautiful Congolese wife Nfutu Wese Djamano. Growing up in a Christian family, Christianity became the center of our attention. Knowing and following the teaching of Jesus Christ is a must. Therefore, my father taught me the teaching of Christianity in order to become knowledgeable about the hidden meaning of the Bible. I was well appreciated and respected by my community as well as the priests for my determination and my willingness to know Christ. With my endeavor determination, my father wanted me to become a Catholic Priest.
In my Jr. hear of high school at the age of 17, one of my friends spoke to me of Jesus in a manner different to that of my habits. I was convinced from his point of view and I gave my life to Jesus. I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior. Time passed by and I continued with my passion in Catholicism.
After 2 years, I went to Rwanda to a Seminary of Theology. Day by day I no longer had the strength nor the motivation to continue. It was not easy for me since I was doing things to please others. In other words, I was pretending to be someone rather than myself. I did it for the sole purpose of respecting my family and the discipline of my training. After 6 years, I decided to leave the monastery for a normal life in order to have a peace of mind. My parents were very upset about it and they all turned their backs on me.
I was in a difficult situation in Kinshasha. I was homeless and in a poor condition and that’s when God with his divine and miraculous plan came through. I was able to pursue my studies where I ended up graduating in theology. I had also left religion for a church that was alive, Damascus. I was the moderator and tutor of servants. I had this mandate from my Pastor, PST Charle Ngoyi, who can testify to this because we still have a very good relationship. I also have his blessing. My brother Cousain invited me into his church, Center La Trinite, an Assembly of God Church. My life changed by the teachings and the Biblical training I received there. These Biblical truths exploded in me, so I became a member of the Assembly of God Church. I understood God by the power of the Holy Spirit. I was fervently praying and spreading the truth all over.
My wife and I are both called to evangelism and missions. We were married in 2013 and a few months later I came to the USA, to Missouri. I began to work with others. As a foreigner, I had a language barrier and I ended up opening a church in my native language, French. It went well. God finally directed me to come to Minnesota where I now attend Park Assembly and lead the French Ministries in the church. I am believing that my wife will be able to join me from the Congo soon!