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          Drug mule finds life in jail
Rejection left Willem Fitchat with no hope, and then he met Jesus.
Drug mule finds life in jail
          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?
     Killer loses his hatred
When Thabo Manase walked into a prison church service with some fellow gang members, intending to stab someone in the congregation, he didn’t realise he was the one who would be taken by surprise and forever changed.
Killer loses his hatred
     Given a second chance
Truck driver Leneord Soule is serving ten years in prison on sexual assault and possession of child pornography charges.
Given a second chance
          Turning can’t into can
Academic struggles did not stop Jeremy from making a big difference
Turning can’t into can
     Prodigal ends up in prison
Joseph Motloung compares himself to the prodigal son in the Bible, who had a loving upbringing but turned his back on it all to live rebelliously and foolishly.
Prodigal ends up in prison
     Finding a new direction
Thabo Donald followed the family culture of doing works and performing rituals for the ancestors, but he noticed that the spiritual road he was on, was going in the wrong direction.
Finding a new direction
     The greatest treasure is free
Moyo Sifiso, is known as Mfundisi (Pastor) at Hiedelberg Correctional Prison, because he is wise beyond his 29 years. However, that wisdom was only found behind bars, after Moyo spent much of his youth in foolish living.
The greatest treasure is free
          Purpose restored
Christopher Selvanayagam’s life was spiralling out of control and he was gripped by fear, lust and worry.
Purpose restored
          Abused suicide survivor finds freedom
A suicide and abuse survivor asked 'Why?' when she saw a depiction of the suffering of Jesus on the cross.
Abused suicide survivor finds freedom
          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?
     A-Team’s Mr. T ain’t no fool
One of the most recognisable characters on TV, cinema, animation and computer games is Lawrence Tureaud or Mr. T.
A-Team’s Mr. T ain’t no fool
     Blessed behind bars
David Samuel's life did not go the way he expected it to and he continually made bad choices in order to reach his goals.
Blessed behind bars
     Rapist discovers true peace
"My life was a mess," Thabiso Malakoane says, speaking of his former lifestyle.
Rapist discovers true peace
     A pardon for prisoners
I was sitting in prison with six other men. We were gathered around a table and we each had a mug of mud-tasting coffee and an open Bible. I was the only one not dressed in a khaki uniform, the only one who could pass through the gates later in the day and go home. These prisoners were my students and they were trying to understand the Christian answer to the profound, pressing question, "What must I do to be saved?"
A pardon for prisoners
               Long road to the truth
Ralph Joseph has had a hard life. Born during apartheid in a little shack in Cape Town to a very young mother, he grew up as a Xhosa in a coloured community, never knowing his real father. When his family lost their home in Manenberg in 1976, they "became like beggars, staying here and there".
Long road to the truth
          Uhambo olude oluya eqinisweni (Zulu)
URalph Joseph uye wabhekana nobunzima obukhulu empilweni._
          ‘n lang pad na waarheid (Afrikaans)
Ralph Joseph het ? harde lewe gehad. Hy is gedurende die apartheidsjare in ? Bruin gemeenskap gebore as ? Xhosa en wel in ? hut met ? baie jong vrou as sy moeder. Hy het nooit sy regte pa geken nie. Toe sy familie in 1976 hul huise in Manenberg verloor het, het hulle soos bedelaars geword wat hier en daar rondswerf.
     Rwaiva Rwendo rurefu kusvika muzvokwadi
Ralph Joseph akararama hupenyu hwakaoma zvikuru, akaberekwa nguva youdzvanyiriri munyika ye South Africa mudunhu re Cape,Umo aigara mumu sososo, mai vake vaivawo chana zvacho uye aivawo munhu mutema oga mukati mevachena.Ukuwo aisaziva baba vake.Mhuri yake payakarasikirwa nemusha kunzwimbo yeManewberg mugore ra1976,vakatanga kungotetereka nenyika vachipemha.
     Funeral delivers sobering reality
Wilson now knows he will be going to heaven when he dies
Funeral delivers sobering reality
          New moral code
For generations in western democratic nations there was an agreed moral code that has centred around basic Christian ethics, it is the foundation to our legal system. This has changed and a new moral code is emerging. Authors Lyons and Kinnaman write there are new guiding principles, here are four:
New moral code
          Man in a ‘mess’ gets the message
Timothy Sekhukhune's life was in such a mess when he was younger that he was ready to end it.
Man in a ‘mess’ gets the message
          Having a child-like faith, not a childish one
Being a child is about innocence, having a simple faith and seeing the world in a wondrous way. Carol Matonsi says she will always be a child even though she is 50 years old. But how?
Having a child-like faith, not a childish one
          Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 6)
One Sunday afternoon my husband, myself, our three children and the dog were all on our queen-size bed and Adrian was rough-housing with the kids and they were all screaming and rolling about fighting and tickling.
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 6)
     Power of a placard
Placards can be very cost efficient communication – especially when viewed by the world.
Power of a placard
     From the Gospel of John
John 4:4-4:26
From the Gospel of John
               Jordan Spence - living the dream
English footballer Jordan Spence is one of those lucky people who gets to do what he loves for a living. He’s also very good at it.
Jordan Spence - living the dream

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