Here's a few photos we took while playing with the children in Diepsloot. Often we'll go in, our kids will play with the local children (games organized by Anya), and meanwhile I'll be praying and sharing the Gospel with the adults (while God heals their bodies and spirits :) Read more »
Enoch was introduced to me and was obviously full of pain in his body. For two years he'd been in this condition and it took it's toll in his countenance. After commanding the sickness to leave in Jesus' name he was completely set free. In this video clip a very happy and radiant Enoch shares his testimony. Click to watch. Read more »
I met Joel at a petrol station and he mentioned his legs were in pain. This was obviously not a good situation for him as he needed to be on his feet constantly. After prayer, his legs were healed. In this short video, Joel shares his testimony - click to watch. Read more »
The last couple weeks in Diepsloot have been amazing. I'm so happy to see people getting set free not only in their spirit, but in their bodies as well -- getting set free from sickness and disease. God is alive and well -- and Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever! Since my last update a week or so ago about 40 people have been set free from various afflictions and pains in Diepsloot. Someone brought me to this woman who had pain in her legs and thus couldn't walk. There were two small boys nearby so I taught them how to pray and set this grandmother free from her pain --in Jesus' name. Another woman was also set free from back pain. Click to watch the video. Read more »
Yesterday I was again privileged to walk the dirt roads in Diepsloot as God extended His loving and healing touch in to the lives of real people in tough situations. One precious older woman who needs to care for her grandchildren was in bed with fever and flu-like symptoms -- sweating profusely. It was a pleasure to hold her hand as God brought her healing and relief. The sweat dried up and she sat up obviously feeling well. She also said the pain from her leg (which had limited mobility) was gone, and she could begin moving her foot in ways she couldn't before ... another ... Read more »
Remaining healthy in Diepsloot can be challenging since many residents don't have access to running water, proper sewage removal, medicine, nor can many afford to eat a nutritious and balanced meal. Then there is the plague of HIV and AIDS which ravage lives and spread not only amongst those making unhealthy lifestyle choices, but amongst the victims of those making those poor choices -- innocent women and children ... Why do I walk the streets of Diepsloot extending God's personal, healing touch? I think the answer is clear. Read more »
Had a great time a few days ago sharing with students at a school in Diepsloot. I was involved in personally counseling the students as well as sharing with a classroom of about fifty students who all hopefully walked away with a larger vision of life, God, and what they could do to make an impact in their society.
For those not aware, Diepsloot is home to about 250,000 people; many of them live in 3m-by-2m shacks assembled from scrap metal, wood, plastic and cardboard. Some families lack access to basic services such as running water, sewage and rubbish removal and find themselves living in the midst of violence and uncertainty.
Life for youngsters in Diepsloot is obviously not a bowl of cherries. Some have endured things which others in more "sheltered" environments can only imagine.Read more »
Was at a Petrol Station yesterday and saw a man (Siphewe - left of photo) limping with a crutch and a brace on his leg. After some hesitation the thought came to me, "if you really believe God will heal him when you pray, wouldn't you just go without hesitation?" So at that I went over and asked him what was wrong with his leg. He explained the ligaments in his ankles were practically torn and thus he walked with constant pain. I mentioned Jesus can heal him and then knelt down and laid my hands on his ankles Read more »
Faith in the name of Jesus brings life and healing (Acts 3:16). Here's a few testimonies along these lines we've experienced over the past few weeks. I'm sharing these with the hope they'll be an encouragement for others to walk in and expect the same. "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever." (Hebrews 13:8) 1) A man was lying on the floor clutching his heart 1) A man was lying on the floor clutching his heart, seemingly having a heart attack or something of that nature. People were clamoring to organize a trip to the hospital. I stooped down, laid my hands on his chest Read more »
In the midst (or rather beginnings) of house hunting here in South Africa we were invited to share on the topic of discipleship at a youth group at the Dutch Reformed Church in Morletapark, Pretoria. Since we enjoy taking every opportunity to share -- we went and had a great time with a group of sixteen year olds. They had many interesting questions and we were able to share quite a few testimonies... So great to inspire and challenge young people to be all God has called us to be... Read more »