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          Never Forsaken
One night, high on crack cocaine, Frikkie Boshoff visited a drug dealer who asked as soon as he opened the door, "What is that darkness that surrounds you?"
Never Forsaken
          No longer a victim
Frikkie’s wife, Leoné’s, story:
No longer a victim
     A chance to begin again
“I have buried my past and am living a new life,” says Ezekiel
A chance to begin again
          Satanist finds real love
Daud Masajala was not always peaceful or happy. Wrong friendships and a bad lifestyle made him grow to hate his father, and even as a youth he counted his own family to be his enemies.
Satanist finds real love
          If I were king
Do you sometimes wish you could be in charge of the universe and make all the rules? I think many of us believe we know best how others should live and wish we could tell them!
If I were king
     My spirit is free
Successful in his job with the Department of Tourism and Travelling and happily married, William was tragically unprepared for the first major trouble of his life and lost everything he had, and yet he says that in Zonderwater Prison he has discovered true spiritual freedom.
My spirit is free
     Rapist ransomed
"One day I was drunk and I went around to my niece's place. She was alone and ... I threw her on the bed and raped her." That is the startling admission of 24-year-old Moses Tau, now serving time in a prison; but it is not the most important part of his story.
Rapist ransomed
          Experiencing the real deal
‘My faith is strengthened by a wealth of evidence’ Caitlin Chodakowsky shares
Experiencing the real deal
          Don’t give up hope
Seasons of the soul
Don’t give up hope
          Reliable evidence
The sheer weight of the New Testament manuscript evidence is outstanding when compared to any other ancient book or book collection in all antiquity.
Reliable evidence
     Lost cause finds new purpose
Ex-con raised from coma offers inmates new life
Lost cause finds new purpose
     Rebellion conquered by truth
Misleading people about my spiritual health only hurt myself, says Maggie
Rebellion conquered by truth
     New way of living
Zimbabwe-born Maxwell Ncube lived for the moment but often thought about the fact that life is uncertain and no one knows when death will be around the corner.
New way of living
     Becoming hate haters
There’s something volcanic within us which can discharge the overflowing lava of hatred, on those we don’t like.
Becoming hate haters
     Life to the full
"Life was easy when I was growing up, but it changed when my mother passed away."
Life to the full
     What’s in a date?
This year is 2017.But wait, have we only had 2016 years so far. Isn't the earth older than that?
What’s in a date?
               Motherless but not alone
David Molefe was a little boy of 10 when his mother died, leaving him filled with unforgiveness for her killer and setting him on the path to crime.
Motherless but not alone
          Sonder ‘n ma (Afrikaans)
David Molefe se ma is dood toe hy nog 'n seuntjie van 10 was. Dit het hom onvergewensgesind teenoor haar moordenaar gemaak en hom op 'n pad van misdaad gesit.
          Engenanina (Zulu)
UDavid Molefe wayengu mfana oneminyaka eyishumi ngesikhathi umama wakhe edlula emhlabeni, lokho kwamshiya egcwele ukungathetheli kuloyo owabulala umama wakhe kwamfaka endleleni yobugebengu.
     Kushaya amai (Shona)
Amai vaDavid Molefe vakashaya aine makore gumi, izvo zvakaita ave nemoyo wokusaregerera uyo akanga apfuudza mai vake nokupindawo muhupenyu hwokupara mhosva.
               Born for something bigger
Being a mother opened Joanne’s eyes to wisdom she had once rejected
Born for something bigger
     Enough for me ... enough for you!
For a few years now my wife Karen has selected a word to meditate upon and use as a theme for her life throughout the year to come. It is an enriching experience because it serves to focus her thoughts, prayers and actions at a personal level and in her relationships with others, including me!
          Grateful for parents’ courage
Being alive has a more powerful meaning for George Ashmore as his father and mother made the ultimate sacrifice for him just after their joyful post-WWII reunion.
Grateful for parents’ courage
          Anger no longer controls
Anger and a short temper troubled Margaret Selemani until her 20s.
Anger no longer controls
          How much are we worth?
Have you ever wondered why our society is so competitive?
How much are we worth?
     Keeping faith in the afterlife
Author Wayne Dye, in his book Your Sacred Self, shared a thought-provoking parable about two babies talking about an afterlife beyond their mother's womb.
Keeping faith in the afterlife
     From the Gospel of Mark
Mark 15:42-16:15
From the Gospel of Mark
               Refugee to soccer star
Not lucky, just blessed, says Ode Fulutudilu
Refugee to soccer star

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