Vusi’s lives in Mpumalanga. A beautiful, subtropical province of South Africa. The name literally means “the place where the sun rises.” [photo by Commonist / CC BY-SA 3.0]

Even as a recent ZEBS graduate, Vusi is one of the most determined gospel preachers in Mpumalanga, South Africa. He’s also a new father.

When Vusi Nhlapo first started attending ZEBS he was what ‘church-speak’ likes to call a seeker.
“In Zulu, we would say he’s a ‘hard listener,’” Tim Kuehl, ZEMA missionary to Gauteng, says, “When I met Vusi the first things that stuck out to me were his friendliness and the way he listened. He would follow the ZEBS lessons so intensely. Then he would approach me during the breaks and ask really good questions about any number of things. He wasn’t argumentative. He just wanted to understand the Bible as best he could.”
Vusi was part of the first ZEBS classes ever in Standerton. A little commercial and agricultural town lying on the banks of the Vaal River in Mpumalanga, South Africa, just across the border from Gauteng.
Standerton ZEBs has now been running for four years, and that means this year’s 4th-year certificates were the first graduating class to come out of Standerton, ever.