Born in Bloemfontein, I was raised in a typical South African household & Christian home. We moved to England in my primary school years where I completed my primary school education for three years in a school in London, England.
I grew up in religion thinking I was ready to meet the King of kings should my life on earth come to an end. I was horrifically misled by the enemy as I missed the most important thing of all – the heart of the Father! I had no relationship with the Father but merely went through the motions as a church goer. I was not a “partaker” in the Kingdom of God but a “church goer.” I never even knew the difference!
Our gracious Father in heaven however, had an appointment and a plan with my life. One Saturday afternoon at the age of 28, I met HIM under a thorn tree in the bushveld and my life changed. I was alone with Him, face to face, His Word, which I thought I knew, the life line in my hand – the day I broke before Him! The day my knees bent in the presence of the great “I Am!” Although, it was 20 years ago, it feels like yesterday. The day I heard the loving voice of the Father speak firmly into my prideful heart , He overwhelmed me with a love that made me fall in love with Him over and over again… and every day since that encounter. I humbly tell this testimony…. because for the first time He became real to me! I realized that the cross only has value if we choose to surrender our all to the everlasting King Jesus! The way He wants us to surrender all, not only in things we are willing to surrender. I have never been the same since that day. Glory to Him!
Being a practicing Chartered accountant and auditor, I deal with facts and numbers every day. So you can imagine my brain is focused on searching and clarifying facts and truths. I started studying the bible from that day, not for head knowledge alone, but it was a stony heart being saturated by the Word of a loving Father, under guidance of Holy that burned inside me. An unquenchable thirst for more of Him! I could no longer keep quiet and linger in lukewarm religion as His truths and deep mysteries of His Word leave me in awe and astonishment daily. What is the true picture that God sees and describes in His word when speaking about mighty men of Valour, or virtuous women? What are we missing that is numbing the church in worship and stripping the body of Christ of true authority? I longed for Him to teach me. I will never stop longing for Him to teach me.
I have a burning passion for learning the Word of God and teaching men, women and the youth of our continent that the purpose and dream that God has for us is not a target that He pushes and drives us to aspire to in order to be acceptable to Him, but a purpose He is inviting us to return to – a purpose that He has always had for us. I have a passion to teach men and women that obedience to the Word / Voice of God follows our faith and that repentance is not only when we cry but when we change through the power of Holy Spirit. God is calling His covenant bride to rise in purity and be ready when the Shofar sounds when our Groom returns.