Mother Muilu Kiawanga Nzitani was Father Simon Kimbangu’s wife. She was born in 1880 in nkamba in the democratic republic of Congo. After their custom marriage they had three children. Father kisolokele Lukelo Charles born in February the 12th 1914, father Dialungana Kiangani Salomon born in May the 25th 1916 and father Diangienda Kuntima Joseph born in March the 22nd 1918. As planned by the lord, this marital union was simply a preparation to succession and the continuity of God ministry in the world as the Holy Spirit came to stay forever among his people until the fulfillment of his promise. It had been prophesized that if Jesus had to be married and had children during his lifetime, the Holy Spirit would not come. Jesus would have left his undone work to his children. Just before Kimbangu marriage, he predicted that he would get married and God already granted three children.
Mother Muilu kiawanga was an exemplary woman. She did not attend any school. But she attended a supernatural spiritual school through his husband. She was very privileged to witness the work of Father Simon Kimbangu including his conversation with the lord as he was ordering Father Simon Kimbangu to take over and continue with God’s work which he could not finish. Mother Muilu could hear Jesus' voice. Indeed, what she heard from the lord came up to be a reality.
After his arrest, kimbangu asked to the lord as follow. As I’m being arrested and then be removed from Nkamba. Who will take over on your work? The lord replied, Kimbangu leave everything to your wife Muilu Kiawanga because she is your eyewitness on everything. Mother Muilu Kiawanga had been a woman of principles and conviction. She feared the lord blamelessly as she prayed constantly and observed God’s commandments. She was strict on herself and to her children. She managed to preserve and consolidate brilliantly in a political and social context the work that was started by her husband. During that time mother Muilu and her children lived in a miserable home in Ngombe Kinsuka. At the time of their persecution, nobody was authorized by the Belgian authorities to go beyond certain perimeter. Their movement and gesture were all monitored. No parents, friends or acquaintance would visit, assist or support them. Whoever is caught helping them would serve prison time or any kind of punishment.
They lived on a daily absolute loneliness and isolation for sometimes. But Simon Kimbangu who was in prison was spiritually coming to visit them in flesh and in spirit. He brought them any kind of support they needed. This was being kept as secret because disclosing such information might cause them in more trouble. Despite all tortures and mistreatment that she had suffered, she had not shown any act of violence against them. Her faithful to her husband and her God detached her from materialistic tendencies. Prayers and her confidence also made her victorious, because she was being led by the Holy Spirit.
Mother Muilu Kiawanga played a big role from 1921 to 1959 the year of a major rate of mortality in the region including the surrounding countries. At Simon Kimbangu’s arrest, the colonial government never thought that mother Muilu also would be a threat to them. She continued the work of her husband in the secrecy.
During this time people were coming from the Belgian Congo, Congo Brazzaville and the Angolan territory which was controlled by Portuguese in secret to consult her for whatever they needed. Mother Muilu was teaching and instructing them about the principles and methods of the Kimbanguism. People really considered her just like Simon Kimbangu her husband. From 1942 to 1951 kimbangu followers created their own unique alphabet that they used to communicate to each other. These alphabetical scriptures could not be understood by the colonial soldiers or anyone else out of that net. Mother Muilu taught hymns to people. She was the initiator of the baptism system in Nkamba and she also created the Christian card system. April the 12th 1959 she issued cards to the first ten people that she converted to Kimbanguism. In times of trouble and adversity she never ceased to trust in God. Her determination created a perfect spiritual connection to her God. In any case of absolute necessity such as sickness or any kind of emergency that needed her to intervene, it was enough for her just to pray in that direction, as a result, in a matter of seconds the individual in question was presented before her in flesh and bones no matter where she was. Mother Muilu also had the spiritual ability to predict events simply by scanning and focusing on the horizon carefully. Sometimes she would predict that today these and that will happen and so it happened. Everyone was surprised as it happened just like she predicted.
Mother Muilu was the first kimbanguist church leader who was not elected by people but chosen by the lord himself. She was very kind to everyone. She was filled by the Holy Spirit. Mother Muilu perseverance benefited all of us. She accepted torture and humiliation so that all of us could be saved. Being spiritually equal before God and physically equal in the priesthood, Nowadays the equality between man and women perpetuated forever in the kimbanguist church and the entire world. Because long time ago Women were excluded in some sacraments, priesthood as they were not granted the right to teach in front of man or intervene for them. But thanks to mother Muilu that kimbanguist women and women in the entire society have the same right as man.
Aiming on prosperity, it is worth recalling that the courage and determination of mother Muilu Kiawanga also gave birth to the creation of (AFKI) the kimbanguist women association that took place in October the 8th 1965. This association plays a big role in church plantations, constructions and any activity in the kimbanguist church wherever the church is planted.
Human cursing was caused by Eve. But the victorious recovery in the fourth generation mainly in the church of the Holy Spirit came through mother Muilu. Meaning that, as woman was at first to be tempted by Satan which brought punishment to them and the entire world from the first, second, third and finally the fourth generation as revealed by the Holy Spirit, the lord himself asked us to seek and beg forgiveness on their behalf as everything were blocked and depended on that. Because when they both sinned, they did not ask for forgiveness.
It is clearly noticeable that through mother Muilu kiawanga works and fulfillment, women who was lost and cast away from God, regained her dignity in from of the lord. Eve was black upon creation and the lord used mother Muilu also as black for recovery. This spiritual demonstration is leading us to the final mission of the Holy Spirit gradually in order to regain our lost close relationship to God and the recovery of our power that was taken away from us because of our ancestor’s sin. This is highly spiritual.
Mother Muilu Kiawanga died on the 27th of April 1959. There was not any troubling or serious sickness that caused her death. But before her death she pointed that I have to go and be by the father so that everything you need could be answered. During her funeral, there was unexpected appearance of angels moving around Ngombe kinsuka in celebration of her triumphal victory. Those who were spiritually touched by the Holy Spirit also had the chance to see Father Simon Kimbangu and mother Muilu Kiawanga both dressed in white rising in slow motion from the earth to heaven accompanied by angels. This attests to the fact that, our vulnerable mother had indeed kept her promise and became our intercessor to God the Holy Spirit. Also, before her death, father Simon kimbangu instructed her to leave the church ministry and all of the responsibility to the youngest son father Diangienda kuntima Joseph. He led the church from 1959 and throughout the underground independence movement in 1960 until 1992 the year of his death.