As I travel across Africa preaching the Gospel, I am constantly reminded that regardless of country, tribe or tongue, a common human condition remains – we all need Jesus! The ability of Christ to transform a life in one glorious instance, is truly phenomenal.
Many Christians are reluctant to witness to unbelievers or pray for the sick. We are afraid we will say the wrong thing or pray powerlessly. John 15 v 26 – 27 is a great encouragement: “But when the Helper comes...He will testify of Me. And you ALSO will bear witness…” In this statement, Jesus clarifies the partnership between us and the Holy Spirit. When we testify of Christ, the Holy Spirit is right there with us testifying Himself, molding our words into arrows of deliverance and flooding our hands with healing power. We bear witness together with Him, man and God working hand in hand to set the captives free!
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Yours for Africa to be saved,
SALVATION IN DIEPSLOOT
In August 2010, In His Name Ministries held a crusade in Diepsloot, Johannesburg. The testimony below tells the story of a young Pedi woman who experienced the greatest miracle of all – SALVATION.
Her body laced with pain, Neliya Masha sat motionless within a crowded community hall in the sprawling township of Diepsloot. A single soul amongst many, this 22-year-old could no longer survive the bleakness of a life ravaged with pain and despair. Since she was young, Neliya had suffered from numerous illnesses. With a variety of symptoms plaguing her daily life, she struggled constantly with pains in her chest and general ill-health. The responsibility of caring for her 4-year-old daughter, added to the pressure. Like herself, the child was frequently sick. With her little girl needing to be shuffled back and forth from hospital, and with the father having abandoned both mother and child, her life was spinning out of control.
Sitting within the crowd, Neliya listened avidly to the Gospel message. An invitation was posed to those present. It was an invitation of surrender, a call to freely receive the wondrous gift of eternal life. Salvation was said to invade the heart, healing to pervade the body, deliverance to permeate the soul. The wonders of Jesus sounded marvelous beyond description. Deep inside, her spirit yearned to connect to this God of absolute love. Desperate to accept Christ, Neliya wept with emotion and rushed to the front.
As she was led in a simple prayer of salvation, glorious waves of joy and peace flooded her heart. With the salvation, came the healing. The persistent pain in her chest disappeared. The anxiety dissipated as shadows before a rising sun. Bubbling with excitement, she expressed her impatience to bring her daughter the following evening for prayer. “Jesus will heal her too!” she exclaimed. Eager to learn more about her newfound Saviour, her smiles are filled with the knowledge that her life rests in the hands of God. “I needed my life to change. It has now changed!” Such is the joy of surrender. Such is the joy of salvation!
The following evening, Neliya did not only bring her daughter to the crusade, but her entire family. They all likewise experienced salvation, healing and deliverance. Glory be to God!
Tamryn Klintworth is the founder of In His Name Ministries, an evangelistic organisation dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout Africa and the world. For more information, visit the ministry website at www.inhisname.org.za or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +27 73 181 4489. You are also welcome to connect with Tamryn on Facebook (Tamryn Klintworth).