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The Lord will sustain you.

I have a testimony of what happened to me and my deceased wife. My deceased wife’s (Karin) father was laying on his deathbed. Now Karin was very close to her father and that night her father past away. Karin was very upset and said there is no God, which shocked me. All kinds of things […]

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God is good, God is everything.

When I was young I did many things that I’m definitely not proud of. I grew up in a Christian home but I moved away from my Christian upbringing after I got married. I am divorced – it was not due to my ex-husband but I brought it about (one boy born from the marriage). […]

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He knows how your story goes.

Four years ago I was first diagnosed with cancer of my lymph nodes. After 6 months of chemo, another 5 months of chemo (2 rounds), a stem cell transplant and a month’s radiation to my chest, I went into remission in 2014. A year ago I was diagnosed with relapsed Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Another 5 months […]

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Suffering and hurting

We were 7 children from a broken home. Since I was 18 years old I knew that I could not have children. I was married to a good man for 7 years, but we separated because I had an affair.  He has died in the meantime. In September 2001 my beloved 37-year old sister, together […]

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Prayer works

A few years ago our son got the most strange bacterial infection. It most probably moved through a small wound in his cheek to his tonsils and when he swallowed it secreted exfoliative toxins into his blood stream. This caused the binding fluid which binds his skin to his body to dissolve. As the skin […]

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God cares for His children

During the past year I went through very difficult financial circumstances. My salary was halved overnight and I really didn’t know what to do. I felt like God has forgotten me because it felt like I prayed against the walls. I then simply decided to stop praying, because I could not bear it any more. […]

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Days of distress

Things are difficult at the moment. Since January 2018 our finances were very challenging. But we should not complain. Every day God still provides. But today’s events surprised me a lot. This morning I woke up as usual to make coffee for me and my wife. I went to sit outside, watching the world. I […]

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Under His provision

I grew up in the city, a meek child – wasn’t wild at all. After matric in 2000 I immediately got a job (there were no funds for further studies and I didn’t get matric exemption). At the age of 21 I thought I met the love of my life but after having been abused […]

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Obedience better than sacrifice

There was a time when I was really disappointed in my son. It started when he started drinking wine. That specific evening he came home under the influence of alcohol. I reprimanded him about the problem. At midnight, while we slept, he woke his mother. He complained of an aching tooth. My wife asked if […]

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Never alone

I certainly have made a few wrong decisions in my lifetime, but even though my first marriage did not last, I cannot say that it was a mistake, because otherwise I would not have had my 2 beautiful daughters. Like a naughty child we sometimes challenge the system and make wrong decisions even though an […]

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