Pastor Davis Daka grew up most of his life without parents. They passed away when he was quite young. He did not attend church as a young boy, mostly because he had no one to take him. Growing up, he knew that he wanted to be well-educated and he wanted to become the boss of his own company. For a time, Davis attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. One day, he heard his friend singing a gospel song. When he asked him about the meaning of the song, he invited Davis to his church, where he attended every week from that time on. In time, Davis began teaching a Sunday School class. But even though Davis was doing great things externally, he continued to do all kinds of evil things, as well. One day, during a crusade meeting, he joined the group that was gathering around a speaker. This preacher spoke on the love of Christ and the wages of sin. As Davis listened to his words, his eyes were opened to the truth. His heart broke with the realization of sin and the Lord’s love for him. With tears, Davis repented and accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He was overwhelmed with peace and joy.
“As I became less self-centered,” says Davis, “My burden for the lost greatly increased, and I grew much more eternally-minded. My heart began to burn for those who had never been given a chance to hear the Gospel.” Daka now serves the Lord as a pastor and a pioneer worker in the unreached villages of Zambia. He has been used by God to start over dozens of churches.