“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy” – Psalms 107:1-2 [NKJV]
By Devine appointment, I met Pastor Andreas and Christalla and my journey with Alpha & Omega family began 18 years ago. Little did I know than that Pastor Andreas and Christalla would become my spiritual parents and through their love, patience, and teaching, Father God would bring healing and deliverance to me from all the pain, the hurt, and the emotional baggage I was carrying.
I praise the Lord that He gave me a very patient and loving spiritual father who always told me and demonstrated to me that God the Father loves me and I am precious in His sight. Over and over again Pastor Andreas would tell me that my Heavenly Father not only loves me but He has a wonderful purpose for my life, and that I was not an accident but someone who was loved, valued, and appreciated.
It was during this time that I clearly saw the value of having spiritual parents who truly love me just as I am and are willing to walk with me with unconditional acceptance and love.
As time went by I sensed The Lord prompting me to immigrate from South Africa to the United States where my sister lives with her family and to exercise the skills and profession I always loved, that is, being a nurse.
Pastor Andreas always taught me that The Lord has bigger plans in mind for my life than my own. God began to speak to me from His word and showed me that, although I came to the United States to be with my natural family, my presence here, my prayers and my influence in Christ, are advancing the purposes of His kingdom.
I have been sharing with my family the teachings I received from Pastor Andreas and as a result my entire family have come closer to the Lord and are serving Him in a wonderful way. We have seen marvelous answers to prayer as The Lord intervened in the affairs of my family, bringing divine order and restoration, not only in their walk with The Lord, but also in their children’s lives as well as their daily work. God has blessed and prospered Johann’s (my brother in law) business and my sister has been promoted in her place of work after years of struggling without work.
Pastor Andreas and Christalla have visited us here in Colorado several times and every time they come we have a wonderful time in The Lord, celebrating family and the goodness of our Heavenly Father who has blessed us with such precious relationships.