CARLYLE - Despite their relatively young ages, the Meisners have already lived a very interesting and storied life.
These self-employed owners of Amandla Electric moved to Carlyle in 2018 from South Africa, where they were missionaries for almost nine years. They have five children, Kaitlyn, 21, Jabin, 18, Jendaya 14, Caleb, 13, and Eliana, 7. The youngest four are being home schooled.
Kaitlyn is attending Briercrest College near Moose Jaw and is majoring in English. Last summer she was a reporter for the Carlyle Observer.
Both Krista and David were born and raised in Saskatchewan. Krista grew up near Trossachs and David’s hometown was Eston. His father was an electrician, and he has followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming a journeyman electrician in 2000. They formed Amandla in 2020 and can do all types of electrical work, be it residential, commercial, industrial, oilfield or agricultural. Their eldest son Jabin has incredible talents and is Amandla’s valued apprentice.
Missionary work has been a very important part of this family’s lives. Amandla Electric is a proud supporter of Mission Thando Inc. This is a non-profit organization formed by Dave and Krista to help the poor in South Africa and southeast Saskatchewan. The Meisners also pastor the Railway Avenue Mission Church in Kisbey.
In South Africa, Amandla is the Zulu word for power. They service clients from all over southeast Saskatchewan and are eagerly willing to help anyone with their electrical needs. You may contact them at 306-575-6213.