Testimony – Amanda

“I want to thank you so much for your open hearts and making it possible for us to study the Bible with the Afrikaans 40-Minute study, ‘n Ware verhouding met God, in the shanty town of Vrygrond, near Muizenburg. Most of the people in the study were on drugs and dropped out of school and out of life and have no means of income. God was totally in charge when I happened to walk into the darkest and dirtiest shack I have ever been in. All these kids did was lie on the mattress in the dark shack day in and day out. After a couple of visits and chats they disclosed their drug addiction and for the first time asked for help. I said I can only share with them how Jesus has come to set us free from captivity and addiction. It was then that they asked me if I would do Bible study with them, and right at that time the 40-Minute Precept study, ‘n Ware Verhouding met God, came into my hands. . I didn’t know how to start and how to relate and work with the study book, because most of the words were too above their grasp as they had no concept of truth. But each week the Lord made the scriptures come alive and penetrate their darkened understanding. I stood amazed at how the concepts of God’s grace in Jesus became alive to them.

I marvelled at what God was doing and how He spoke His Word to their hearts. It will forever be one of my most special memories of a Precept study. We sat on crates outside the shack and I drew pictures in the sand (timelines etc!) Then the girls got motivated to clean their house and we moved inside for our Bible Study. The Lord totally gripped their hearts. They were so proud to own a book. I was told they will lose their books or not pitch for Bible study, but to the end, they had their books, they did homework each week and they memorized their verses. It was an amazing time. Romans 5:6 & 8 blew them away! “For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

 Praise the Lord, the Holy Spirit enlightened their minds week after week and hope flooded each heart and their faces expressed the wonder that God could love them even though they are the ungodly and weak.. . this was the best Precept class I ever did! I saw the Lord’s heart in a way I’ve never seen it before.  To see the truth cut into that darkness was powerful. They still have not come to surrender to Jesus as Lord, but please pray for the Lord Jesus to keep opening their hearts and for His power to save!!!  Their names are Bronwyn, Volente, Gail, Brenda, Georgina, Monique, Shaun, Tobelani and Ikeraam. Please pray especially for Bronwyn, she was just clearly moved by the Holy Spirit and was very responsive.

I have to thank you again for blessing me with those 40 minute study books. It was such an incredible time that Jesus had set up for me with this little group and I truly enjoyed it. Thank you so much for giving me that opportunity.

I think the Lord had a very special appointment with all of us for those 7 weeks. It has made such a deep impression on my heart. Thank you so much.”