Challenge Good News Paper - 90, 2017
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          Durban woman set free
Toni Kinghorn was only 11 weeks into her pregnancy when the father of her baby left her.
Durban woman set free
          Sweet but deadly attractions
I have heard sugar called "white poison" by some health experts, who believe it should be eliminated from our diets altogether. But that is really hard to do because, of course, sugar tastes so wickedly delicious!
Sweet but deadly attractions
     No fear for the future
Tebogo shares how he left a life of gangs, drugs and stealing to embrace a brighter future
No fear for the future
     Roaring like a lion
Bongane Radebe used to be happy only when he stole.
Roaring like a lion
          No longer embarrassed
Many times as we share our stories there is the temptation to leave out some very personal detail. In Issue 31(some years ago) of the Challenge Newspaper Brian Teputepu told his story – but left out one dark secret !
No longer embarrassed
          Aids scare shakes teen’s world
Jeremiah Banda was in grade 8 at school in Zambia when he was hit hard with the reality of the choices he was making and the direction his life was headed in. He got a girl pregnant and was punished by her family, and he also had an anxious wait of three months for the results of an HIV/Aids test.
Aids scare shakes teen’s world
     Fear of death and demons vanished
For years Kahuni Kayawa thought attending church was equal entertainment to the demon possessed speeches of fellow villagers, until one man asked him where was going after he died.
Fear of death and demons vanished
     Love like no other
Sandile Mbonane, known as Maganza, grew up thinking life was hard for him.
Love like no other
     Flavour finds God’s favour
Loneliness left a bad taste in the mouth of Jacob Molefe, known as Flavour, after his mother died when he was still a boy.
Flavour finds God’s favour
          Who’s your daddy?
As a satanic priest, John Ramirez was fine with the idea that he was going to hell when he died – until he saw it for himself
Who’s your daddy?
          Details about the Devil
In the cult movie The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey's character Verbal Kint famously says "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist".
Details about the Devil
     Explosion sets druggie straight
Narrow escape from tragic bombing prompted a former minor criminal to become a volunteer prison chaplain
Explosion sets druggie straight
          What makes humans special?
In the preamble to the United Nations declaration to human rights it recognizes "the inherent dignity ... and inalienable rights of the members of the human family".
What makes humans special?
     Addict gets her life back
Cocaine was nothing more to Trisha Henderson than an experiment, a way to at last be accepted among her peers.
Addict gets her life back
     No one is innocent
On September 13, 2013, following a surprise and unwelcome visit from the police two years earlier, Manuapule Padi was wrongly convicted of rape, kidnap, and theft and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
No one is innocent
     Free
From the broken window, I watch the clouds roll by, As the days turn to years right before my eyes.
Free
     Finding the answer to everything
Have you ever seen a bumper sticker that says "Jesus is the answer" or heard someone say it? And maybe you thought "The answer to what – what was the question?"
Finding the answer to everything
     Arm chair up Everest
Let me ask you a question with a very obvious answer. Would you carry an arm chair up Mt Everest? The answer is of course not, it is such a difficult climb that climbers get rid of absolutely everything they don't need and carry only the essentials.
Arm chair up Everest
               Mental case finds meaning
Zambian Chisha Evaristo took so many drugs that he confused his brain and was declared mentally retarded in 1995. He had to be chained up he was so aggressive, and still bears the scars on his wrists and ankles.
Mental case finds meaning
          Sielkundige geval vind sin en dole (Afrikaans)
Zambiese burger, Chisha Evaristo was so 'n strawwe dwelm-verslaafde dat sy brein aangetas was en hy as sielkundig gestremd geklasifiseer was in 1995. Hy moes weens agressie vasgeketting word en dra vandag steeds die littekens om sy arms en enkels.
          Isimo senqondo sithole incazelo (Zulu)
UChisha Evaristo waseZambia wayesebenzisa izidakamizwa kakhulu ezamholela ukuthi abe nokudideka kubo ubuchopho (brain) okwaholela ukuthenini ngonyaka ka 1995 agcine esekhubazekile enqondweni.
     Murwere we pfungwa anowana chirevo muupenyu (Shona)
Murume we ku Zambia anonzi Chisha Evaristo akanwa zvinodhaka zvakanyanya zvokuti pfungwa dzake dzakanga dzatenderera zvokuti pfungwa dzake dzakanga dzatenderera zvokuti pfungwa dzake dzakanga dzatenderera zvokusvika pakupenga, izvi zvakaitika mugore ra 1995.
          Portia’s change of heart
Just like there is a difference between knowing about a famous celebrity and actually knowing them personally, Martha Goba's life changed when she realised the same is true for God.
Portia’s change of heart
     A surprisingly influential book
So, you think you know nothing about the Bible and that it doesn't influence your life in any way?
A surprisingly influential book
     A book changed it all
Placed in solitary confinement after fighting with another inmate, with nothing else to occupy him, Tshepang Kediga read a book and saw his life completely change.
A book changed it all
          Party girl finds the best high
Loveness Pelekani went through a really tough patch in her life when she lost her job and then the father of her children died.
Party girl finds the best high
          Password manager app
How do you remember your passwords? Some people write them in an address book, make an Excel spreadsheet on the computer or use the same password for everything.
Password manager app
          Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 3)
The favourite thing in my day is sitting on the couch after the dinner dishes have been done and reading a book or watching television with my sausage dog curled up on my lap.
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 3)
     From the Gospel of John
John 2:12-25; 3:1-6
From the Gospel of John
               Courage, conviction and life after cricket
Former Zimbabwean cricketer Henry Olonga had the natural talent to do many things, but it was his faith that helped him do the really hard things.
Courage, conviction and life after cricket

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