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          No more fear of death
Overwhelming fear of hell drove alcoholic to search for peace.
No more fear of death
          Forgiven to forgive
Rabecca Gudza grew up in a Christian family in Bulawayo and was taught about God from an early age, but it was only as an adult in her 30s that she really came to understand the radical transformation Jesus was wanting to make in her life.
Forgiven to forgive
          King Manny and the art of finishing strong
Have you done a lot of stuff you're not proud of? Hurt a lot of people? Broken a lot of laws? Do you think you have done too many bad things for God to forgive you or make your life right?
King Manny and the art of finishing strong
     Drug mule finds life in jail
Rejection left Willem with no hope, and then he met Jesus.
Drug mule finds life in jail
     Rapist finds redemption
Esau Dlamini, known as 'Stone' to his friends, knows what it is to hit rock bottom, but has now found the true 'Rock' to build his life upon.
Rapist finds redemption
          My life has never been the same
Netshisaulu Tamgulani, known as Freddy, came from a poor background but had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home.
My life has never been the same
          Discovering the truth
Mother of six, Beatrice Mulaya Namonje, grew up hearing about God but did not understand what it meant to be "born again" as a Christian because her family was part of a cult.
Discovering the truth
          Rats in the cellar
This observation by famous Christian author C. S. Lewis is very challenging: "Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is?
Rats in the cellar
     Seeking the safe place
Philip Vusumzi Nxumalo never knew his father, and his mother left him when he was eight years old.
Seeking the safe place
     What will heaven be like?
When someone says "heaven", what do you think of? Wings, harps and clouds? Doing your favourite thing all day? A bland place with lots of singing?
What will heaven be like?
          Purity and forgiveness
Crystelle Chapman has lived what many people would classify as a blameless life, but she knows the truth of the Biblical saying that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God". Although her sins may be "small", they have convinced her of her need for God's forgiveness and power to live differently.
Purity and forgiveness
          Forgiveness and coming home
It was C.S. Lewis who said "everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea until they have something to forgive."
Forgiveness and coming home
          Longing for love quenched
Cyril Guna grew up in a large, religious family but remembers his home as a place without love, even before his mother died when he was 13.
Longing for love quenched
     Turning can’t into can
Struggling at school did not stop Jeremy from making a big difference
Turning can’t into can
     Rapist made right with God
Koos Moloi is serving 20 years in prison for rape but admits that sexual immorality was just one of his problems before he gave his life to Jesus.
Rapist made right with God
     Life sentence saves party boy from death sentence
Thirty-two-year-old Sanny Mlophe's second name is Lucky. One might not think that is very appropriate as he is serving a life sentence in prison. However, Sanny believes he is indeed very lucky to have had his debauched life on the outside cut short, and to have found a new life of peace and purpose, even if it is behind bars.
Life sentence saves party boy from death sentence
     Orphan finds hope in dream
Jonnie Shinners knows the heartache of losing family all too well. His father passed away when he was only a day old and his mother when he was 18.
Orphan finds hope in dream
     A better life for me
"I know there is someone who is above all these things," Isaiah Mofokeng thought as he went to jail for selling drugs and stealing.
A better life for me
          Being religious isn’t enough
Theresa Zulu grew up in a family where her parents had been divorced. Life was hard financially and there were times when she asked God "why?"
Being religious isn’t enough
     Om godsdienstig te wees is nie genoeg nie! (Afrikaans)
Theresa Zulu het grootgeword in ? huis waar haar ouers geskei was. Die lewe was moeilik finansieel en daar was tye wanneer sy die Here gevra het..."Hoekom?"
     Kuita hunhu hwakanaka kwatadza kugutsa (Shona)
Theresa Zulu akakurira mumhuri yakanga yakaparadzana, baba na mai vakange vasiyana. Hupenyu hwawe hwakaoma uye mari ichinetsa zvokuti aigarozvibvunza kuti ko Mwari vanoregererei zvakadai zvichiitika.
          Persistent prayer helps battered wife
Zimbabwean Evelyn Gidi grew up in a family that loved Jesus but she did not realise how important her faith was to her until she married someone who wanted to beat it out of her!
Persistent prayer helps battered wife
     Funeral delivers sobering reality
Beer, drugs and smoking cigarettes were very attractive to Wilson Nyakunyada of Zimbabwe, but his mother wanted him to become a minister.
Funeral delivers sobering reality
          Good is just not good enough
Helmut Demnitz grew up being religious and assumed that was all that was needed to be acceptable before God.
Good is just not good enough
          Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 5)
During the school holidays my teenagers are usually at home with our little sausage dog while I go to work. They tell me that Carrie hardly moves from her spot at the lounge room window all day while I am out, waiting for me. She doesn't come to play with the children or sit with them watching TV and, according to the kids, hardly eats or drinks either.
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 5)
     Back from the brink of death
Vusi Moris knows that he should be dead.
Back from the brink of death
     From the Gospel of John
John 3:22-4:6
From the Gospel of John
               Runner’s road to life
Marathon runner Renier Grobler can finish a gruelling 90 km race in under six hours but says it has been a longer journey to finding what he describes as “the victorious life”.
Runner’s road to life

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