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Hi Everyone,

God is just amazing :heart:  The last two weeks have been hectic with battles and confusion.  I feel as if I'm being pushed in my spiritual capacity to become what God wants me to be, and it has been difficult.  BUT God has been with me, so the last two weeks have really been blessed, amidst all of the challenges.  I REALLY want to share the following 2 things with you guys:

:bulletpurple:  My friend's testimony

One of my dear friends, Siphiwe, shared one of his testimonies with me.  I have knows Siphiwe for 7 years, but never knew he had asthma - seriously, not a clue.  BUT it seems he did have asthma as a child, and he shared with me how God healed him.  HE NO LONGER HAS ASTHMA.  Not even a hint of it :D  Please read his testimony here

:pointr:  Siphiwe's TestimonyI would like everyone to meet my friend, Siphiwe.  We've been friends since Bible College 6 years ago, and he really has been a blessing to me.  Without Siphiwe I would be, well, closed minded.  He has taught me many things, and I've enjoyed seeing things from his perspective.  We all need friends like this - friends who don't have the same background we do, friends who have had a very different life than our own.  Today, he shared a very, truly, amazing testimony with me.  Here is Siphiwe's testimony:
"Well this happened many years ago I would say about ten years ago while I was in High School. I had been suffering from Asthma since childhood and it would be even worse around winter times. My chest would block and I would not be able to breathe. I had to go to the nearby clinic for them to give me oxygen with medicine so that my chest can clear. I also had medicine that I had to keep at home so that I could drink immediately when I felt the symptoms. This



:bulletpurple:  Prayer and presence of God stop PE rape attack

I read this awesome news article today!!  You can read the original here :pointr: gatewaynews.co.za/prayer-and-p…
God really is amazing :heart: 

Michelle Campbell (PHOTO: Facebook).

An attempted rape on the Port Elizabeth beachfront was dramatically averted early on Sunday morning when the victim began to pray out aloud that she was protected by the blood of Jesus.

 Recounting the incident, well-known PE public relations practitioner and entepreneur, Michelle Campbell said a calm came over her as she felt God’s presence and guidance from the moment that she started to pray.

Her ordeal began when she and a friend, John Lovemore, were confronted by two armed men as they were taking a stroll on King’s Beach early on Sunday morning. The men demanded cell phones and money after stabbing Lovemore in the arm and hitting him on the head and neck.

 “When we told them everything was in the car, they asked for the keys and at that point, we made a conscious decision to just cooperate,” Campbell said.

Campbell, who is the owner of Michelle Campbell Publicity, said that while one man left to ransack the car, the other grabbed her from behind, pushed her and told her he was going to rape her.

Calmness
“He started to undo his zip… He told me that if I screamed or resisted, he was going to slit my throat with his knife. Then he said that he can run faster than me.” At that point Campbell started praying aloud and said that she could immediately feel calmness wash over her as God began to guide her and show her exactly what to do.

“I said ‘I am protected by the blood of Jesus’ (out loud) over and over, a few times. He immediately stopped, got off me and we both stood up and faced each other. I put my hands on his chest and told him ‘In Jesus name, you don’t want to hurt me.”

Campbell said she remembers feeling God’s presence and a sense of surety that everything was going to be okay, as the prayer diffused the situation.

“I recall seeing fear in his [the attacker’s] eyes and knew that he too was just a victim of circumstance.”

Campbell said that she felt pity for the attacker and introduced herself and Lovemore to him, in an attempt to humanise them to the attackers. She also asked him his name, but he did not reveal it, apparently out of fear.

“His face just crumpled and he started to apologise, telling me that he was actually a good person. I told him that I believed him; that I forgave him and God forgave him too.” The attacker showed remorse and Campbell reassured him that everything was going to be okay. After a while the other man came back, handed them the car keys, and they left.

Campbell said that she had always believed in God but about seven or eight years ago she began a one-on-one relationship with Him. The relationship has continued to grow from strength to strength.

She believes that the Lord turned the attack on her and Lovemore around for His glory, and wants her to tell her story to as many people as possible. The night before her first media interview she woke up with voices in the room and a sensation of being choked. She knew that the enemy was trying to silence her and that gave her the resolve to spread the story as far as she could.

“The Lord once again showed me that He will always be there for us. God told me that He would bless me for giving my testimony and boy has He done that!”

 Campbell said she has received an overwhelming response both locally and internationally, as people have responded to her story, sharing that their faith had been renewed. She has made a promise to God to use her prominent role in society to give Him glory. 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil
For You are with me
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Psalm 23:4



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Hi Everyone,

God is just amazing :heart:  The last two weeks have been hectic with battles and confusion.  I feel as if I'm being pushed in my spiritual capacity to become what God wants me to be, and it has been difficult.  BUT God has been with me, so the last two weeks have really been blessed, amidst all of the challenges.  I REALLY want to share the following 2 things with you guys:

:bulletpurple:  My friend's testimony

One of my dear friends, Siphiwe, shared one of his testimonies with me.  I have knows Siphiwe for 7 years, but never knew he had asthma - seriously, not a clue.  BUT it seems he did have asthma as a child, and he shared with me how God healed him.  HE NO LONGER HAS ASTHMA.  Not even a hint of it :D  Please read his testimony here

:pointr:  Siphiwe's TestimonyI would like everyone to meet my friend, Siphiwe.  We've been friends since Bible College 6 years ago, and he really has been a blessing to me.  Without Siphiwe I would be, well, closed minded.  He has taught me many things, and I've enjoyed seeing things from his perspective.  We all need friends like this - friends who don't have the same background we do, friends who have had a very different life than our own.  Today, he shared a very, truly, amazing testimony with me.  Here is Siphiwe's testimony:
"Well this happened many years ago I would say about ten years ago while I was in High School. I had been suffering from Asthma since childhood and it would be even worse around winter times. My chest would block and I would not be able to breathe. I had to go to the nearby clinic for them to give me oxygen with medicine so that my chest can clear. I also had medicine that I had to keep at home so that I could drink immediately when I felt the symptoms. This



:bulletpurple:  Prayer and presence of God stop PE rape attack

I read this awesome news article today!!  You can read the original here :pointr: gatewaynews.co.za/prayer-and-p…
God really is amazing :heart: 

Michelle Campbell (PHOTO: Facebook).

An attempted rape on the Port Elizabeth beachfront was dramatically averted early on Sunday morning when the victim began to pray out aloud that she was protected by the blood of Jesus.

 Recounting the incident, well-known PE public relations practitioner and entepreneur, Michelle Campbell said a calm came over her as she felt God’s presence and guidance from the moment that she started to pray.

Her ordeal began when she and a friend, John Lovemore, were confronted by two armed men as they were taking a stroll on King’s Beach early on Sunday morning. The men demanded cell phones and money after stabbing Lovemore in the arm and hitting him on the head and neck.

 “When we told them everything was in the car, they asked for the keys and at that point, we made a conscious decision to just cooperate,” Campbell said.

Campbell, who is the owner of Michelle Campbell Publicity, said that while one man left to ransack the car, the other grabbed her from behind, pushed her and told her he was going to rape her.

Calmness
“He started to undo his zip… He told me that if I screamed or resisted, he was going to slit my throat with his knife. Then he said that he can run faster than me.” At that point Campbell started praying aloud and said that she could immediately feel calmness wash over her as God began to guide her and show her exactly what to do.

“I said ‘I am protected by the blood of Jesus’ (out loud) over and over, a few times. He immediately stopped, got off me and we both stood up and faced each other. I put my hands on his chest and told him ‘In Jesus name, you don’t want to hurt me.”

Campbell said she remembers feeling God’s presence and a sense of surety that everything was going to be okay, as the prayer diffused the situation.

“I recall seeing fear in his [the attacker’s] eyes and knew that he too was just a victim of circumstance.”

Campbell said that she felt pity for the attacker and introduced herself and Lovemore to him, in an attempt to humanise them to the attackers. She also asked him his name, but he did not reveal it, apparently out of fear.

“His face just crumpled and he started to apologise, telling me that he was actually a good person. I told him that I believed him; that I forgave him and God forgave him too.” The attacker showed remorse and Campbell reassured him that everything was going to be okay. After a while the other man came back, handed them the car keys, and they left.

Campbell said that she had always believed in God but about seven or eight years ago she began a one-on-one relationship with Him. The relationship has continued to grow from strength to strength.

She believes that the Lord turned the attack on her and Lovemore around for His glory, and wants her to tell her story to as many people as possible. The night before her first media interview she woke up with voices in the room and a sensation of being choked. She knew that the enemy was trying to silence her and that gave her the resolve to spread the story as far as she could.

“The Lord once again showed me that He will always be there for us. God told me that He would bless me for giving my testimony and boy has He done that!”

 Campbell said she has received an overwhelming response both locally and internationally, as people have responded to her story, sharing that their faith had been renewed. She has made a promise to God to use her prominent role in society to give Him glory. 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil
For You are with me
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Psalm 23:4



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Origami Star Jar by saykha
Origami Star Jar
This is something I made for my husband, for our 6 year anniversary.  I'm very glad with how it turned out, and he really really loved it :heart:.  If you want to make it yourself, just follow the following instructions:

You will need the following:

1 empty jar with a plastic screw-on lid
Home made, ornamental, paper
Twine
Paper, for you origami stars
Delicious little chocolates

Take your home-made paper and cut out a square peace a bit larger than the lid of the jar (you will be wrapping the paper over the lid and then attaching it with twine like in the picture above, so measure it well).  I used paper where they had embedded a flower into it.  It came out pretty nice with the flower :D.  Wrap the paper over the top of the lid, and then wrap the twine across the side of the lid as tight as possible.  Once you have covered the sides completely, tug the end of the twine under the twine you have already wrapped onto the lid.  This will keep it sturdy.  Place the lid on the jar.  Now, your jar is complete :D

Take your paper and create a couple of origami stars - as big as you want them to be.  Here's a good origami star tutorial :pointr: www.deviantart.com/art/Origami…

Once you have finished your origami stars, place them and your chocolates into the jar.  And there you have it - you have your very own Origami Star Jar to give to a "special someone" :heart:
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I would like everyone to meet my friend, Siphiwe.  We've been friends since Bible College 6 years ago, and he really has been a blessing to me.  Without Siphiwe I would be, well, closed minded.  He has taught me many things, and I've enjoyed seeing things from his perspective.  We all need friends like this - friends who don't have the same background we do, friends who have had a very different life than our own.  Today, he shared a very, truly, amazing testimony with me.  Here is Siphiwe's testimony:

"Well this happened many years ago I would say about ten years ago while I was in High School. I had been suffering from Asthma since childhood and it would be even worse around winter times. My chest would block and I would not be able to breathe. I had to go to the nearby clinic for them to give me oxygen with medicine so that my chest can clear. I also had medicine that I had to keep at home so that I could drink immediately when I felt the symptoms. This meant that I could not participate in heavy sports like soccer and athletics as this would lead to my chest blocking. After only running 100 meters I would start coughing and my chest would start to block. So I lived most of my primary school like that.

I only started going to church around Grade 6 in Primary school and I would say that I accepted Jesus as my Lord and saviour at the end of that year. I went to a church in my community and it was one of those loud music and happy clappy churches. I enjoyed it very much. Praise and worship would go on for almost 2 hours or even longer sometimes. Most of that time included a lot of dancing and singing. So around my Grade 9 year in High school I was a full blown Christian. My love for God and his grace was at its highest. I had surrendered all to God.

At that time we were one of the most poor families in my neighbourhood but I was the happiest child when I was at Church. There was more for me to be unhappy as my life was void of good things but I can assure you that Jesus was enough to make me a happy young man. Around this time I was still sick and struggled with Asthma but this one evening at church around Praise and Worship time when the music was going. I started dancing and I danced without dignity, I danced like David that evening. I was praising God with all that is within me. I mean I was having the time of my life in the presence of God. I was dancing so much that I was sweating all the way from my head to the jeans that I was wearing.

It was then that I realised that God had healed me, I was not coughing, I was breathing just fine and I had endured the most hectic exercise which for me at that time was dancing that long. God healed me during my time of Praising him. There was no laying of hands at that moment but the great work was done in me. Asthma was gone and it never came back. The most interesting time of my Christian walk was then when I had nothing to lose. I had more lack and yet I was still fired up. It was one of the greatest times of My life. I cannot explain how and why it happened like that, but God Healed me in the most unusual ways. I was poor and had nothing and God came to rescue me, Jesus came and met me at my worst. I owe everything that I have in my life to this amazing Grace. Now my life is far better than it was then, but I always go back to those tough days and I am reminded of the true Love that God showed to me. God is not limited by how thing have been done before, so we should never limit Him to our circumstances. He is way bigger than that.

God meets you right where you are. He used normal people to change my life. Thank God for the obedient hearts as they made the biggest difference in my life. There are many things that I could say about this amazing Father as He has been super good to me. That is one of my testimonies Natasha."   - Siphiwe
Siphiwe's Testimony
This is the testimony of how God healed my friend from asthma :heart: God really is amazing ...
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Outreach Example:  A Love Letter by saykha
Outreach Example: A Love Letter

Hi Everyone :D We did an outreach last month (January 2015), where a group of us went out to the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa (where I live, by the way :aww: ).  We took the above mentioned letter, placed them in envelopes with “God’s Love Letter to You” written on it.  Now, I really encourage everyone to try this - so here's what we did:

We then went to a bus stop and parking lot, and we started to distribute them.  We broke up in groups of two, and split up.  It’s best to do this with someone else, and not to go out alone – this is just a safety precaution.  My friend and I then approached people, beginning the conversation with why we’re there:  We told them that we’re part of a church, and that we’re just going about telling everyone how much God loves them.  We then said what we felt was on God’s heart for that specific person, asked if they wanted prayer and then gave them the letter.  We then asked them if they wanted to give their lives to Jesus Christ.  If they said yes – we would pray a “Salvation Prayer” with them, and then tell them about a church in the area they could join.  If they said no, we would just smile and bid them a good day (don’t get discouraged when this happens – it will happen – just keep moving forward and tell people about Jesus).  Pray for everyone who wasn’t ready to accept Jesus, that God work in their hearts and draw them close to Him.  Pray that they accept Him into their hearts.

Now, don’t be limited to doing only the above mentioned things.  Because you’re depending on God to talk through you, a lot of different things happen, and almost every encounter with a new person goes differently.  Go out in confidence, trusting in God, and you’ll be surprised at what He might do.

The letter is there to give to everyone you encounter.  Give the letter to those who  were open to you, and Jesus Christ – but also give it to those who weren’t as open.  Some people, who weren’t as open to you, might still take the letter because, well, that seems like the polite thing to do.  This is good.  We want this, because the letter is given for two reasons:

:bulletpurple:  For those who accept Jesus:  So that their love for Him can be reignited.
:bulletpurple:  For those who don’t accept Jesus:  So that they might be tempted to read the letter, and change their mind about not accepting Him.  God might still catch their hearts when they read the letter.

For this reason the content of the letter must really be God’s heart - how He feels about us.  I specifically love this letter because it catches the heart of God in a very true, and heart-scorching, way.  You can read the letter here – please use this letter for an outreach – it touches almost everyone who reads it:

saykha.deviantart.com/art/God-…

If you want to learn more about the outreach, and everything pertaining to this letter, please go to this blog - it explains everything :D

children-of-god.deviantart.com…


:bulletyellow: Credits :bulletyellow:

Lined paper -
www.deviantart.com/art/Stock-L…
Feather Arrow - thegraphicsfairy.com/vintage-c…
Dove - www.deviantart.com/art/Dove-44…
Bible - www.deviantart.com/art/Holy-Bi…


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Hey!  Thanks for the llama! La la la la He appears to be in great shape.  
I'll strive to take excellent care of him. :D (Big Grin)

I hope you got a chance to check out the comics!  If so, let me know what you think! 

Cheers! 
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SimpleGirlAB Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  New member
You are a true warrior of God!  Really glad there are people like you around girl!!
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Thank you for the fav Harmonies by CookiemagiK
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Happy Birthday!!
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Thank you :heart: 
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Sure thing! :)
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