31 Januarie 2020 – Gerhard van der Westhuizen



My pad is een wat altyd gefokus was op God se Wil vir my lewe. Dit was eers toe die uitdagings en groot mislukkings gekom het, dat my karakter en my diepte in God getoets kon word.
Die dag om ‘n keuse te maak of ek my vrou en tweejarige tweeling dogtertjies gaan in die oë moet kyk en se daar is nie kos in die huis nie. Die rede: omdat ek nie oor my eie “issues” kan kom nie. Daar was ‘n dag wat ek die regte keuses moes maak om op te staan vir myself eerste en vir hulle.
Vandag weet ek God se plan is die enigste plan vir ons lewens!

Ek is 27 jaar getroud met my skoolmeisie van matriek. Ons het 3 dogters. Ek is die oudste van 3 broers . Ek leef om mense te help uitkom by hulle pad soos God dit bepaal het. My verhoudinge op alle vlakke van my lewe is gefokus op die vestiging van God se koninkryk op aarde.

Gerhard van der Westhuizen kom lewer Vrydag sy getuienis.  Hy is ook betrokke by ons TGIF mannekonferensie volgende naweek.

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29 November 2019 – Vuyo Nyabaza (Jaar afsluiting – Dames Welkom)

God was his only hope

Our guest speaker this Friday morning at TGIF is Pastor Vuyo Nyabaza.  Before Vuyo was arrested, he was living the life every young man desires – driving the best cars, he owned a house in his teens and was popular in his community. He  led the gang.

During his time in prison, which include a ‘great escape’ and he becoming a “wanted fugitive”, he came to faith in Jesus Christ.

After leaving prison he had nothing, and his father had passed on. God was his only hope and during his search for a job he came across the Message Trust and was accepted and treated well.

Now, he ministers to youngsters, especially those with problems with drugs, gangsterism and former prisoners. Vuyo also has a radio show on Radio Tygerberg and is pastoring a local congregation.

Join us and be encouraged in your faith.

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22 November 2019 – Colin Banfield

Convinced of God’s call

A Capetonian all my life, I am married to Allison and have two adult children – Jason and Erin. We have lived and work in Durbanville for 13 years.

After the Defense Force, where I came to know God, I qualified as a Electronics technician and Programmer. Convinced of God’s call I then studied theology and went into pastoral ministry for 23 years where I also developed my love for cross-cultural mission and discipled others to do the same in Southern Africa. Leaving my denomination and pastoral ministry I joined a church planting movement in the UK and headed up their theological training in Africa for a period. Since then the Lord opened opportunities to serve in China from time to time through under the name of my ministry called Intentional Encounters.

To support myself in 2013 I qualified as a Complementary Health practitioner where I also have opportunities to minister to ‘unchurched’ clients who are struggling with chronic pain and stress illness.

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15 Desember 2019 – Leon du Toit


Leon is ‘n gereelde besoeker aan TGIF en was in Junie 2017 laas by ons.

Bybelskool, UCT
Stellenbosch Kweekskool: NG Ds Upington, Stellenbosch.

Aug 1995 Sendeling in Oekraine.  Afgelope 18 jaar ook in Rusland. Ook betrokke in Pakistan.

Vanaf begin 2016 ook in Afrika: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi. DRC.
Zambië: basis en Christenskool in Kitwe.

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Leon du Toit
Inge Botes – Thuthuzela RCC Karl Bremer

8 November 2019 – Deon Botha

His mercy and compassion saved me!

I served in the SA Police in 2 Specialised Units from 1984 to 1995 executing specialised tasks including bodyguarding VIPs such as Madiba…FW…Mbeki….Vlok etc etc
In 2004, I went to Iraq and is still there currently working for International NGO.

My experiences of witnessing and partaking in multiple traumatic events led me to PTSD and alcohol dependence and many other sins until the Lord through His mercy and compassion saved me in 2015.

To Him be the glory and honour forevermore !

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