The Church Army History writing team at St Julian’s center -Limuru.
Capt Julius Tsotsi
Got saved in 1952. He was born in a family of non-believers ,his father died without stepping into church. However, Julius converted his mother during his Church Army training and she got baptized.
He was among the first lot to join Church Army Training College. Tsotsi wanted to be a teacher,therefore he enrolled at Maseno Training College.
In 1956 he was told to go to Maseno Bible College to study the role of an assistant priest for a year but he declined.
In 1956,the vicar called him and told him about Church Army. He decided to go because the then Late Arch Bishop Festo O Lang and the vicar spoke to him.
Tsotsi came for the selection week. It took place from September 28th 1957- October 4th1957 . About 20 people showed up, but only 6 were selected.
The training was started on 11 Jan.1954, first to test if Africa can make it to be Church Army officers. The doubt was taken away on 28th Nov.1959 when the first commissioning in Africa took place. Commissioning was done by Wilson’s grandson, Wilson Carlile.
She was encouraged by Peninah Serwanga (she was the only sister in the Mombasa Diocese) life as a Sister and got saved. When she came for the first interview, she was denied the opportunity because she was deemed too young to join Church Army. Was advised to try after three years. She went back to Mombasa and did Sunday school work.
Her parents were not Christians. When she came back at 19 years ,she was still too young to join Church Army but the Bishop reconsidered her because she was the only one from Mombasa Diocese, which was covering the whole of East Africa
She enrolled and started the Church Army Training College on 1st January 1970. Her class was of 4 girls and 10 young men.
She was sent to Taita to work with Jefferson Mwadime for her practice.Caroline worked under three Bishops , Bishop Peter Mwang’ombe at Pumwani Center as a Matron for 3 Years. Bishop Nzano went back to Mombasa and requested Caroline to work with the Mother’s Union. He then retired in 1977. Caroline worked as a leader of Mother’s Union for 35 years.Then worked with Bishop Karu.
She requests the Unity and love with the ethos and cultures of Church Army Captains to be revived. She remains as a Church Army Evangelists. After her retire, she now opened a Sunday school in her compound.