The tragic loss of a parent can greatly impact the path that a child chooses for their life. This was the case for Megono Zhimomi whose father was murdered when she was only five years of age. The Lord has proven that He can turn tragedy into good in Magono’s life.
“I held onto horrendous anger and hatred towards those who had killed my father,” said Megono. “As a young adult, I was encouraged by a mentor to lean into God, rather than be absorbed with revenge. After 15 years of holding onto revenge and hatred, I made a life-changing decision to give my heart to the Lord and became a new person in Jesus Christ.”
As Megono began growing in her relationship with Jesus, she applied to Shalom Bible Seminary, in India to become more biblically sound. Since graduating in 2013, she has been working to impact her community as a teacher and a chaplain.
“Currently, I am serving in Timor-Leste (a small country south of Indonesia) and I have several responsibilities. I teach English to adults and children, I’m the school secretary, I sing on a local radio station, and I am the preacher for our women’s services,” said Megono, who also directs the community and children’s choirs when she has free time. “My students are predominantly non-Christian. Jesus has given me a remarkable stage to share with others about the hope that Jesus brings. My prayer is that God will use my life to reach these precious souls living in darkness. May we all faithfully do our part to multiply God’s Kingdom.”