Saturday, May 30, 2009
it was nice to learn something new for a change and i have learn't about YOU 2.0 and that
has three steps that you should follow in order to figure it out and that three steps are
create,share and engage
but anyway my school week was awesome i am almost finish with my project and
i only have 2 weeks for school left then it is holidays i can't wait then i can relax
but for now i need to concerntrate on my school work.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Last week Friday DELL SA Development Fund came to our rescue by delivering our Servers and laptops for the Drug Advice Support project. This donation means that we can extend our service hours now from Monday to Thursday (4-6pm)and Saturday (4-6pm). The Athlone Living Lab (ALL) would like to thank DELL SA Development Fund for this contribution that would make a difference in the lives of many individuals who are impacted by the scourge of substance abuse.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
We went down to the Idutywa in the Eastern Cape. Idutywa is 1400km from Cape Town the place where I live. Idutywa is a rural area and and life there is somewhat different to that of Cape Town. We went to a church over there to do missionary work and to see how we could be of assistance to the people there. Our church and pastor Roger has had a close relationship with the pastor over there,pastor David Mnikie .There was also a prophet of God there,Carl Wills from the U.K and that just made it more exiting to be there.
On our arrival we were welcomed with such great love and warmth it was unbelievable looked at the surroundings and conditions that these people were living in yet there was so much joy and love around unlike anything I have seen before. From the minute we arrived these people attended to our every need and that just stole my heart. If there is anything that I have learned over the weekend from these people,it is that of servant hood. Never have I seen people serve the way the they do. They have definitely made an input in my life and it made realize:Am I doing enough to serve other people around me and that I me.
We arrived the Friday and after settling in we had supper. We then prepared for the evening church service. As the service proceeded more and more people from the community arrived .Young ones,elderly people,people with crutches almost everyone of the community. Eventually the place was packed and there was people everywhere was a buzz in the atmosphere. People started to come forward as the power of God was moving in that place and we got to pray for them. We saw people healed and lots of people got saved,praise God!!It was just amazing. The service went on for about four hours and naturally everyone was on high but had to rest for the next day.
The Saturday morning we had breakfast and then a hour to prepare for the morning service hat was going to take place. The day was structured so that we could squeeze in four three services for the day. So it was going to be a long day ahead of us. In the morning service they called me up to share my testimony.I had to have an interpreter with me as not all of the people understood english .But he message came out crystal clear that Jesus is the only answer. The day proceeded an we saw many more people being healed and set free from whatever was holding them back.
Over the weekend I saw the hunger these people have for God and how they just rise above there circumstances and give praise to God. It made me wonder how many times we complain and yet we have so much to be thankful for. These people so little yet they are so happy. This weekend has really changed my life and I am looking at going back there for a month and see how I can serve there.
We get so many people from overseas that come here to the centre in Cape Town and they are blown away at what God is doing in Cape Town. I often wonder why are these people so exited and I realized that it is because we are so accustomed as to what is happening around us that it becomes the norm. But when I went somewhere else far from where I live and saw what God is doing elsewhere I was just as exited as our guest that come to us from over seas.This is something that I would to do more often.We went to there to help out,but those people do not realize how much they have helped us. We now realize that we have to serve our prople on a deeper level.I am so proud that I am a missionary for Jesus and not for the devil no longer.I am hoping to go abroad soon as well to go and spread the gospel and what Jesus has done in my life.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Episode 1: In the beginning (Brent, Monique, Craig, Reagen and Bradley)
Episode 2:Prof. Alexander address at Reconstructed Graduation 2008
Episode 3:The story of Craig Ross
Episode 4:The story of Brent Williams
Episode 5:The story of Monique Theron
Episode 6:The story of Bradley Naidoo
Episode 7:The story of Reagan Allen
You can follow the reconstructed on Twitter (@reconstructed)
Saturday, May 16, 2009
He was intelligent and funny yet people used to smack him left;right and center;no 1 ever accepted him for how he has .He Moved around a lots in his young life might be more than you could think of ;He went to nine schools and at each one ;no one accepted him he couldn't speak a word of afrikans nor could he fit in with he's friends;they used to bully him every day and call him guy.Little did they knew they were breaking him down ;He felt hated ;discriminated ;he thought that he's no good ;he felt rejected ;disrespected and misunderstood;he was used to being shouted at ;pushed one side;he felt on love.He was seeking for something but he didn't know what he was looking for instead he took a vow of a Nazerite ;thinking that God was on his side things got even worse for him people started mocking him and he lost his self esteem .He though about he's friends that told him that heroin will help him;so he tried it and loved it or so he though for four and a half years .When time went by he was wasting his life .He dropped out of school to work for his family his drug addiction ofter time went by he found a girl that he thought he would spend the rest of his life with her ;she also went through alot in life ;so one day she stole gold worth 250 thousand rand from a drug Lord ,so that her boyfreind would have a nice time with her ;every day flippy went home and gave his family stackes of cash and his family was wondering where did all of the money come from?Eventually his family found out while he was partying ;he was going crazy because most of the money he was druging out.One day he became suicidal and tryed to mix METHENFETAMINE with HEROIN to kill himself;that same day he got into a gang fight thr gangsters hit him with chains;and metal objectes because they were liking for money off him .The next day he quit his job and was looking for help ;till today he beleaves it was God the showed him a place called the IMPACT CENTER there he found Salvatoin that set him free from all his addictictions. The first month he was there he thought that he would not survive ;one day he wanted to go home again but God kept him there otherwize he would have died because thugs wanted to take his life .If it wasnt for Jeus he would have went home and got killed .Thank you JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Todat he is back at school and stronger than ever because of JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!In June 22 he will be a year in CHIRST and God has raised he up to be a SAINT o f the Most High .THANK YOU JESUS FOR REDEEMING ME AND SAVING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!tHAT'S MY LIFE STORY....!!!!!!!!
i didn,t feel like doing anything so i was mostly at home and laying in bed
and when i went back to school the next day we started on our project
it is a egg holder 4 a kitchen then when we are finished with it then the school
will sell it to people so that they can see what our school is about and
i am very proud that i had the privelage to go to such a school
This past weekend a team of 14 Impact Direct Ministries members went to Eastern Cape
(Idutywa) to do ministry work alongside the prophet Carl Wills.
I had a wonderful experience about a town full of lovable people they just love to serve and honor people the father of the house Apostle David Mniki just made us feel so welcome.
The meetings was full the people just kept on filling the church young children hungry for Jesus it was just awesome. the power of God was so much. I had to walk out and stood outside for about 5 minutes when I came back in I just saw people that have walked in with crutches is being healed and walking without their crutches.
Conrad Petersen got a vision 5 years ago that God is raising up the youth of Idutywa. The vision of Conrad was prophesied by the Prophet Carl Wills God is raising up the youth for his glory. God is so amazing He used a 19 year old to heal that people all Glory to God. I am a witness of the youth movement in Iditywa the weekend of 8 May 2009.
The journey back I had a chance to see beauty of the Garden Route our God is a Great God keep the faith God bless...
The pics of the Angels will follow soon.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
This is a story published by Marlo Wallace Boux on her blog...The Joyful Christian Wife .She is the host of The God Talk Radio show that is based in Winnipeg,Canada.I just want to thank her for given me the opportunity to share my story with everyone out there.May God bless her and all the wonderful work that she is doing.Here is the story that was published
Note to JCW readers: Originally, I wanted to bring this story to you in audio podcast format, however, a difficult phone connection made this very challenging. Instead, I present Brent William's story in a written interview.
Brent Williams hales from Cape Town, South Africa. He is a former methamphetamine addict and an ex gang member. He is, however, so much more that those things. He is the son of a loving mother who risked her own life to see him through those days and journey with him to where he is today. He is also first and foremost a devout Christian. Now a drug counselor, himself, Brent works to help others get off the destructive path that he, himself once walked.
JCW: Brent, describe your life with gang and meth before you handed it over to the Lord.
BW: My life was totally out of control. I was one of the first meth dealers in the area where I live. I got involved in various horrible gang activities and was harming everyone around me. And being on meth and other hard drugs for eight years did not help one bit. I became so dependent on drugs that nothing else mattered to me.
I had been trying for numerous of years to come off from drugs and was struggling all the time. There were times that I would stop for a month, or two months at a time, but then would find myself doing drugs again. After this happened I would go into a pitiful state where I would go on a binge and would wonder how this could happen again. I would condemn myself and would say things like: "Will I DIE doing drugs?"
I became withdrawn from the family and my gang became my life and family. I respected the gang members more than I did my own mother and father. Because I was using so long, I also became psychologically unstable. I would go on all sorts of 'trips'. I always thought that people were out to kill me. I even started to think that the people closest to me wanted to kill me.
JCW: Talk about the day you decided to follow Jesus.
BW: That morning I had broke up with my girlfriend. At this point I had already lost everything that was dear to me; my relationship with my parents, my job that I had, and most of my belongings. Losing my girlfriend - for me - was just the last straw.
So I did what most (if not all) drug addicts do when they are faced with issues and problems in their lives; I ran to drugs. I went on a drug binge and this particular day I was feeling at my lowest. The more drugs I did the more depressed I became.
The drugs were not making the pain go away. It was only making it worse. When evening came and I had had enough of the drugs, I went home and told my mom I was going to commit suicide.
She told me not to talk like that as it was foolish. She told me:"Why don't you give Jesus a chance and He will take away all your problems. I asked "what can Jesus do for me" as I have done so many harmful things to others including my mom.
Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done. Philippians 4:6 (NLT)
I had nothing to lose and called out on the name of Jesus to help me with my drug addiction. I felt a warmth and love in me that no human could possibly give you and I felt the tangible presence of God. I burst out in tears and commited my life to Christ that evening. The urge and desire to want to do drugs was taken away by the power of Jesus.
JCW: Brent, talk about the transformation – your triumphs and struggles over the past 2 years.
BW: I know that God allowed me to be tested so that I would have a testimony to share with many out there that are still trapped on drugs. I found that everytime I shared my story, healing was taking place within myself. I knew that going back to drugs was not an option for me any longer.
I am presenting hope to a person that is finding himself in a hopeless sitaution. So as long as I am on the face of this earth I will serve Jesus and won't stop spreading the gospel and what Jesus has done in my life.
In terms of the struggles - I have been faced with many tests over the last two years. I realised that I need Jesus Christ every single day of my life. Early this year something happened to me and I thought that it was the end of my walk with Christ. I wondered how God could allow something like this to happpen.
I was thinking I was going to go back to using drugs. But God is faithful. He will allow us to be tested but will always provide a way out. So through all of that I had to trust God with my emotions and had to ask The Holy Spirit to help me.
The word of God also says that what we go through is to shape and mould us and prepare us for the purpose and plans God has for our lives. So I am back on track and can already see how God is working in my life. So, yes, this is a narrow road that I am walking on and it can be difficult at times but i just have put my trust in God.
JCW: Would you talk about your work at the Impact Center?
BW: I am currently a drug counsellor at The Impact Centre. Myself and friend Bradley Niadoo are also running the Daily Drug Programme. This is where recovering addicts come in on a daily basis to break being caught up in the vicious cycle of drugs.
We start our day off with a daily devotion and commit the day to God. We then take a break and they come back for life skills training and then we have reflections of the day and what they have learned.
I am also working in schools where we do in-house counselling with problematic youth who gets sent to us. We also do online counselling and am one of the counsellors on that particular project. I am also very involved in the ministry side of the Centre. I consider everything I do at the Centre ministry.
**You can hear Brent give his testimony courtesy of Impact Direct Ministries Podcast.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I want to thank Brent for sharing his personal story. If you would like to learn more about him you can find him online at his blog. If you are on twitter you can follow Brent and read what he is doing with Impact Center.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
i have learn,t in the past how the drugs has affected my parent because my eldest sister Monique was on drugs and we never new at the time but she confessed to my parents that she was on drugs and she told my parents the only way out is with God thats what she said and my parents gave her another chance and now i look at Monique as a great sister even then best sister that i could ever have and thats why i am at the impact centre
It all started like this i went 2 a public toilet somewhere in the getto ;when i was done i had a problem with pulling up my pants;than i saw gangsters waiting for my to come out;I started to panic knowing my pants could not be pulled up and they are going to get me.The next minute one of them broke the door and pulled me out.Little to know one of the fifteen gangsters outside was on my side.I dint know that he was a snitch and so when they wanted to kill me he told them (HOSH NET MINETE!!!!!!!!) I dint know he was a general of the 26 gang and he had a affro ;.he tosted me a uzzi and we started running he was shooting and I was pulling up my pants ;we than broke in a black volvo and on the back seet was a big black box full of gold and somthing that looked like a giant lock or somthing the next thing I knew was 2 guys were at the back of the car;started hitting me ;so i got hold of that lock thing and started to fight ;but they took the gold and jumped out of the speeding car .the 26 driver than wanted to kill me because i let them take the gold;at the back they were shouting on us and we were also fighting some how i killed him and I made it away from them and road home.When I got home I was surrering of PARANIA ;When I got to the door I saw blood on the groung but I didnt know that I was shot;I than walked in and saw nothing was the same in the house ;I than found out that I was 10 years older I had the gun in my hand and knew that I dont live here any more ;I started going crazy and ran to a black american lady in the house and she knew my name ;she sed hi my son!!!!!!!!You full of blood and I was like HA how can this lady be my mom im not a black american so i herd a gun shot go off and under the table was Lil Wayne ;he shot me in the leg i than fell on the floor and shot him in the face.
This dream was not the matrix !!!!!!!!!!It was the FLIPTRIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My encouragement to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jesus Loves you enjoy your day and go for your dreams!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your dreams can come true through JESUS CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Flippys out now God bless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We were at KC last night to go and watch wolverine, we ended up watching the fast and the furious after waiting for two hours, so you can imagine we had lots of time to just sit and chat which we don’t normally have because we always busy with counselling or I’m most of the time on the road.
When evening comes we tired or still attend some activities.
Sitting and Just listening to some of the testimonies, we came to one conclusion!
Thank you, JESUS, for dying for the world so that we can be free today.
The evidence is clear that not just did JESUS save us from eternal condemnation, but HE is the reason why today many of us is still here.
The movie was good, even our visitor from the UK, Mike enjoyed it, the popcorn too. Brent just through to much salt on it, felt like I was going to get high blood, lol, I thank GOD for the humour HE gives.
For once I was blind but now I see, the freedom to live which I received through JC(JESUS CHRIST)
Life is good, but through disobedience to GOD, we complicate things ourselves.