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Sep 21, 2018
Riaan at the In The Gap Clothing Christian T-shirt stall

In the Gap Clothing – sharing our vision

In the Gap Clothing sharing about their Christian T-shirts from Elmari Viljoen on Vimeo.
Sep 3, 2018
Spring blossoms - how gratefulness can change your life

Put the spring back into your step this Spring – Tips for being thankful

Life can be hard. And sometimes it feels like the straws just keep piling up until the burden of it can be quite overwhelming. We had a tough season. The wonderful news of being pregnant again was quickly overshadowed for me by extreme nausea. “Morning sickness” is really a misnomer, as it hit me all day, and was especially worse in the evenings. Keeping to normal life became increasingly difficult and my poor husband had to pick up the pieces when I just couldn’t. Starting late afternoon I couldn’t keep anything in, unless I laid down, which meant my husband (after a long day’s work) had to feed and bath and put our kids to bed every day. Anyone with children will know that on the best of days this time of day is not […]
Mar 16, 2018
Man on beach kneeling and praying with Bible verse from 2 Chronicles 7:14 - If my people who are called by Name, will humble themselves and pray

South Africa needs change – what can you do?

Even if you have not been following the news in these last few weeks, you will definitely agree that our beloved South Africa desperately needs change. Crime, racism, corruption are but a few things we can mention that are currently destroying the country we love. The circle is drawing closer and closer and us and the people we love, our friends, our families are being affected by it. A famous quote reads that “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” ~ Edmund Burke Something needs to be done.  And it is the responsibility of each of us to be that good person who does something. So what do we do?? In times like these it can be tempting to fight the world with the world’s weapons […]
Dec 30, 2017
Black Christian T shirt with white print: Declare Jesus is Lord, Believe He was raised from the dead and be saved, Romans 10ve that He was raised from the dead and be saved

Christian T-shirt Evangelism Survey Results!

  Christian T-shirt Evangelism Survey Results are in! We were interested in knowing if Christian T-shirts really do make a difference in the world and so we took a short survey to find out. So without further ado, here are the results * 72.7 % of survey respondents confessed to regularly wearing Christian Clothing while 45.5 % has bought a Christian Clothing item online *When asked about the response they received when they wore the T-shirt: 54.5% said they received encouragement from other believers because of the T-shirt’s message 27.3 % responded that at least one unbeliever asked about the T-shirt’s message while only 9 % received criticism because of the T-shirt and 9% did not receive a response at all * More than half  54.5%  reported sharing their faith with someone at least once, because […]
Jun 28, 2017
Funny-Church-Signs

Funny Church Signs That Will Make You Smile

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones ~ Prov 17:22
Apr 24, 2017
Angus Buchan holding Bible

What happens when 1 million people come together to pray? – It’s time

~ by Elmari Viljoen This weekend, my family and I went up to Bloemfontein to join the historic It’s Time prayer meeting. What I experienced is hard to put into words. About 6 weeks ago, Angus Buchan (from Faith like Potatoes) received a word from God: It’s Time. Time for Christians to come together to pray and stand up for Him in South Africa. Countless details fell into place in a matter of weeks and on the 22nd of April people from across South Africa (and even some from overseas) poured into Wilde Als Farm to seek the Lord on behalf of our country. As we arrived in the bus, seeing thousands upon thousands gathered and more
Feb 9, 2017
50 SHADES OF GREY VS 39 SHADES OF RED Jesus full of blood after being lashed

50 Shades of Grey vs 39 Shades of Red – A Picture of True Love

  We all have our own ideas on what love is. It’s based on how we have experienced it, how we live it, what our parents taught us or what we learned in school. How do we know for sure what it is? For me, I remember at night, when I was little, my mom would tuck me in and lay down beside me and sing Kumbaya until I fell asleep. That is love. It’s when your dad wholeheartedly wants to do whatever you’d like to do. When your little brother constantly asks your mom where you are when you’re out, for no specific reason other than wanting you home again, to know you’re near. It’s when your older brother makes fun of all your boyfriends, to get to you, because he’s your older brother and he […]
Oct 25, 2016
Two Dinosaurs walking: How do Dinosaurs fit in with the Bible blog post? Genesis 1v25

How do Dinosaurs fit in with the Bible?

Recently, I’ve been learning a lot about Creation. And one of the most common questions people ask are: “Do Dinosaurs fit in with what the Bible teaches?” By truly embracing the truths in Scriptures and studying the teachings I have gotten from our Bible School, I really believe that dinosaurs were indeed created with humans and other living things and absolutely fit into what the Bible teaches. Of course most people believe, according to secular science, evolution theories and apparent fossil dating, that dinosaurs lived millions (and millions) of years ago, and that they were roaming the earth before God created people and other animals. But this creates a problem; this means thatdeath (remember according to evolution all the dinosaurs died) came before sin. And the Bible clearly says that death entered the world because of (man’s) sin. […]
Jun 28, 2016

Do you know Jesus?

“Have you ever heard about Nelson Mandela?” someone might ask you. “Sure, I know him. He was an amazing man who did great things for South Africa” you might respond. But do you? Really? Have you ever had a coffee with him? Did you phone him up on his birthday? Did you attend his wedding? Did he know you? We use the phrase so easily. I know Einstein. I know Elvis. I know Jesus.  What we really mean is that we know about  them. Surely there is a world of difference between the knowledge I have of Elvis vs how well I know my husband. When we read the Bible, REALLY read the Bible, we encounter