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 […]
~ 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
The Power of Good News ~ By Riaan Viljoen A year ago I went on Outreach to Zambia with a team from my church. One day we went to do evangelism on the streets. We went out excited and tried to talk to a lot of people we saw in the market place. However, although the people seemed polite, there was no real openness to the gospel. Everyone we spoke to either already knew God or said only what they thought we wanted to hear. There had been many missionaries to this area in the past and it seemed like people only “played along” in order to get something. At the end of the day we were discouraged, not really having seen any impact.
(You can try this at home kids!) After hearing about this experiment from a friend, I was very keen to try this for myself. You see, the Bible says: “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it, will eat its fruit” (Prov 18:21) but is it possible to scientifically prove this? The answer is Yes! And after a month of speaking ” life and death” over two small jars of rice we saw the massive impact and realized for ourselves what power there is in our tongues. Here’s what we did (and how you can do it too) * On a day that we had some rice for lunch, we took some of the leftovers and put them in two clean jars that looked exactly alike. (You can sterilize […]
We left early from the Strawberry Festival in George. We had a long road ahead of us, and did not want to get there too late. Just before 1 in the morning we arrived at a friend’s house in Bloemfontein where we could get some sleep before continuing our journey the next day. Potchefstroom is far from Mossel Bay! The next day we were on the road again bright and early and just in time for registration and setting up our stall, we arrived at the Festival Grounds in Potchefstroom. It was a hot day and our winter clothes soon got shed as we embraced the Summer. Some friendly staff directed us to our space where we could set up stall. But when we got there, there was no place set out for us. We asked around, […]
Recently two young up and coming artists from Laurika Baron Productions went on tour in the Western Cape to promote their musical talents. “Pinkster Patricia” and hip-hop “Rhymin Prophet” Eugene Williams, both have incredible testimonies of how God has called them out of their circumstances into a musical career, not only to use and expand their God-given musical talents but to uplift their communities and ultimately live a life that testifies of Jesus.
Thousands of voices proclaiming Jesus is King! That’s what we experienced the evening of 3 September at the Hartenbos Amfi-theatre. There was an air of expectation as testimonies was shared in the beginning of the evening, proclaiming the miracles that preceded this evening. More than R170 000 was amazingly provided by our God to make this possible. Another personal testimony ended with “Amazing Grace” played on a bagpipe and the atmosphere was charged when Retief Burger and his band came onto stage and started to worship. The rest of the night was filled with old songs and new, declaring who God is and how He loves us and want us to turn to Him. Hundreds of people responded when
~ By Riaan Viljoen I just want to testify of God’s faithfulness and the favour He has shown me the last couple of days. I left a week ago to travel to the Randfontein Show to showcase our Christian Clothing. As I was going alone I was planning on sleeping in my stall at night, armed with my blow up mattrass and sleeping bag. When my neighbour at the stall next to me heard about this plan, he invited me to come and sleep at his house. (I only met him that day) I politely declined, saying that I will see how the night goes and maybe take him up on his offer the next day. Needless to say, I did not sleep well that night. Besides noise and cold, the stall lights that were left […]