KRISS AKABUSI talks to David Waite
It was during a morning run with army athletics officer Ian McKenzie, that Kriss Akabusi's direction in life began to change. The newly recruited sixteen year old army signalman was running shoulder to shoulder with McKenzie when the fit trainer decided to get serious and powered forwards, only to find the youngster running ahead of him! Kriss remembers Ian shouting 'Akabusi, what do you think you're doing? I'm supposed to be the fastest one around here!'
When I caught up with Kriss recently I asked him when he first discovered he was a fast runner. Giving me one of his favourite laughs he said 'When I needed to run away from my mothers hiding!'
Born in Paddington, of Nigerian partents, he spent many years in a children's home when a war stopped his Nigerian parents from returning to London. His nickname 'Kezle', meaning God's gift was swapped to Kriss spelt with the K to keep the same initials.
To be continued..
More from Kriss Akabusi, George Campos, Bernard Langer and others can be found in:
Sportsmen with Faith - Lifestyle, Faith & Fame .
Helping the homeless
Night Shelter Practicalities
Praise the Lord, more and more ministries now let the homeless sleep in their church halls over winter.
Depending on the venue the 'guests' can be treated like royalty, enjoying new clean designer clothes and bedwear provided daily, gormet food and heated floors to aid a decent nights sleep.
Coming soon... advice on those extra health & safety steps your church can take to ensure a healthy, happy homeless night shelter with minimum difficulties.
To celebrate, LIGHT INTERNATIONAL looks back at her rather special visit to Christian - run Rehabilitation Centre Teen Challenge.
Page 15 Visions & Creativity Section..
We are delighted to present LIGHT INTERNATIONAL - The Global Review of Christianity to the world once more in 2018 - an important time in our history...
A huge thanks for your patience while we upload more and more articles from the five sections of LIGHT INTERNATIONAL within the coming weeks.
The sections are:
1. Business of Ministry
For pastors /ministers, curates, worship team members, church administrators, Junior Church teachers, church wardens and many others..
Covers the day to day running of Churches in different parts of the world.
Includes applications of sound technology, building resourses, flooring, heating, pews & seating, communion wine.. the list goes on and on..
2. Ministry of Business
For business people... The I.C.C.C. International Christian Chamber of Commerce and others demonstrate the miraculous new dimension of Jesus at work.
3. Spiritual Realm
Deeply spiritual articles on gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. Includes Spiritual and Praise Warfare, Intercession on a Global scale, and 'forgotten' teachings like 'The Witness of the Spirit' by David Wilkerson.
4. Visions & Creativity
Especially gifted and often larger ministries sharing with us how our own faith and churches can grow beyond belief... Includes The Largest Sunday School in the World and The adoption of Third world orphans.
5. Lifestyle Faith & Fame
Billy Graham on how we should live our life, lifestyle, including travel, and taking your church on a pilgrimage. World class sportsmen with faith and other celebrities etc sharing with us...
In Christian Service,
LIGHT INTERNATIONAL - The Global Review of Christianity 2018