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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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Miracles do happen

I was diagnosed with Alzheimer but I could not make peace with it at all.  I cried, prayed and begged with God and asked many questions. I then heard of a group of young people in Pretoria-North who interceded on your behalf before God. I then made an appointment and viola, I departed by plane […]

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God still speaks today

Having been a 24 year old student I got invited to a wedding. I didn’t have a date but my mother felt I had to go because I was to meet my wife there. I laughed – that was the last laugh, because there I then met my wife, Stephanie. We have been married for […]

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God protects

Two weeks ago our family went to Natal for a working weekend. We did not want to go, we reasoned, because it is very far from Bloemfontein.  It was for the weekend only and we had to keep the kids away from school on the Friday. Early on Sunday we started our journey back home […]

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God doesn’t write anybody off

I was brought up a Christian. Unfortunately I made the wrong friends in my 20’s. Together we did things that did not belong in a Christian’s life. At the age 22 I got a boyfriend who manipulated, hurt and humiliated me. I fell pregnant and accepted the fact that I was in an abusive relationship, […]

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God is faithful

16 November 2015 On this day, Marius’s whole life would start changing. Johan “Merciful” contacted me to hear if I can tell him more about Marius. He found Marius next to the road and felt very sorry for him. Johan decided to give Marius a chance of a new life. I thank God for him […]

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