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AN ERSTWHILE SANGOMA ENCOUNTERS A “GREATER POWER” (Newsletter 65)

News Let 65 StaphinahAt a “graduation” ceremony held at Ndhindhiza, a certain Staphinah, one of the students who had successfully completed our discipleship course on the Old Testament, testified how she was set free from the powers of darkness: “My mother was a sangoma (witchdoctor) and she taught me all about muties (medicines) from my childhood. I knew almost every kind of muty for whatever purpose. For me, muties were my gods; I believed , trusted and prayed muties. Then, last year, when the Rivoni students had their yearly “graduation” meeting, I was among the invited guests. It was my first time to attend such an occasion. By the close of the meeting I resolved to enroll for the next course and to participate, but not to become one with the Christians. I did so and started attending the classes. Then my life turned around after having studied about the call of Abraham; how he was commanded to move out from his house, family and country, and how he was blessed by God. My eyes were opened and I saw the necessity for me also to do just like Abraham in order to receive His blessings as well. I am now free from the powers of darkness. I have divorced myself from everything of the devil. I am now walking in the light of God . Thanks you so much RM.” (“If the Son gives you freedom, you are free!” Joh. 8:36 CEV.)

AN “ADAM” USED BY GOD TO RE-ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM (Newsletter 65)

News Let 65 AdamA young man called Adam, was one of the students that passed the second year course on the Gospels and the Book of Acts at Hoyo-Hoyo in the Mabalane district. While being blessed, he is also blessing others by traveling 50 km and more on foot from his home, preaching the Gospel of Christ. This is his testimony: “During the Rivoni Course last year, I was so touched by Christ’s Great Commission that says ‘Go,’ that I decided to apply it to my own life and it worked for me. Since then I have reached, preached and prayed for many tormented people and many of them have been delivered from the power of the darkness and more than 50 people have accepted the Lord. My special thanks goes to RM for having brought such inspiration to my life.”

 

A SHEPHERD IS EQUIPPED BY THE WORD AND THE SPIRIT TO FEED HIS FLOCK (Newsletter 65)

News Let 65 ChongoAnother student that “graduated” at Mabalane, was David Chongo, a young pastor. Deeply emotional and with tears of joy and gratitude, he spoke of what God had done for him and his congregation, saying: “My church was like a heavy yolk on my neck and shoulders because I could see that it was starving to death , but I was an empty vessel and I was like a tin without water. I felt so humiliated and embarrassed in my heart as I saw how the church was declining and drowning in my hands. I was like a farmer without seeds during summer rain. Therefore I am so grateful to RM for having supplied me with clean and fresh waters to give to my sheep, and for having supplied me with green pastures to feed my flock. I am now a farmer with seeds. I am now capable to evangelize and to disciple the church of God and we have received more than 60 new members into our congregation since last year when I involved myself in the RM course on the Old Testament.”

A COMMUNITY LEADER LEARNS HOW TO LEAD THE JESUS WAY (Newsletter 65)

News Let 65 ShadrackShadrack Baloi, a community leader at Hoyo –Hoyo, was also one of the 2nd year graduates and gave the following testimony: ” I am so thankful to RM for having brought a special change in my life. I was a horrible and crooked leader. I was a drunkard leader, a slave of money and beer. I took bribes in resolving the problems of the people, and I was very unfair and unjust. I was always unhappy because I knew the truth, but I was bound. Everybody hated me because of my character and behaviour. All the Glory to God Almighty who sent the RM to this remote village to show me the right way of leadership, the fair and just and real way of leading people. I am now a happy leader, I no longer take bribes and everybody loves me. I am filled with joy. I now lead with godly justice and I am no longer a drunkard leader, but a gentleman.”

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