28 Februarie 2020 – Pieter Pienaar

Toe ek my diensplig in die Polisie einde 1989 voltooi was ek redelik ontnugterd gewees met die lewe en die politieke situasie in die land. Ek gaan studeer toe en raak betrokke by ‘n meer linkse, “verligte” groep. Maar intussentyd raak my lewe net meer deurmekaar met meer vrae as antwoorde en ‘n kerk wat wat self deur interne struwelinge gaan en nie meer leiding kan gee nie.

In 1993 sien God my soeke en Hy lei my na die waters van rus en my hele lewe en wereld visie ondergaan ‘n radikale verandering. In 1995 gee Hy vir my ‘n vrou (ek het nie gesoek nie en het dit selfs teengestaan) en in 2001 raak ek op ‘n meer voltydse basis betrokke by ‘n sending organisasie. In 2005 “beland” ek in ‘n nuwe beroep, terwyl ek steeds betrokke is by die sending organisasie.  Vandag bestuur ek my eie onderneming terwyl ek nog steeds by die Sending betrokke is en woon saam met my vrou en 5 kinders.

31 Januarie 2020 – Gerhard van der Westhuizen

DAAR KOM ‘N DAG IN ELKE MAN SE LEWE OM OP TE STAAN

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)

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

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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8 November 2019 – Deon Botha

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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