Not far from the coast of South Africa, where the Langeberg Mountains rise, the message of God’s unconditional love and grace is spreading like wildfire. As more of Andrew’s materials are translated into Afrikaans (an official language in South Africa and one of the most widely understood throughout South Africa and Namibia), people’s lives are changing. As a result, they are reaching out to others with the truth of the Gospel.
This testimony recently came through Andrew Wommack Ministries’ South Africa office:
“A young couple in our church was having problems. The husband was drinking and his family treated him like an outcast, but we saw something else in him. We loved him…we heard the Holy Spirit say to give him a book. I knew instinctively it was one of Andrew’s books, Effortless Change. A week later, he phoned and asked to keep it longer. He was reading the Scriptures and making notes. He [said he] never knew how much God loved him. The next Sunday, he came to us bubbling with excitement. He gave us a bone-crushing hug and said, “My uncle, you will never know what this book has done to me.” His [marriage] changed; they were like honeymooners [again]. His mom wants to read the book [next]; she cannot believe the change in her son…God bless Andrew!”
Not only are lives being changed through printed material but also through television and discipleship. In 2010, Charis Bible College South Africa opened its doors in Heidelberg, Western Cape with 20 first-year students. Now over 500 students (on campus and via correspondence) are experiencing the effortless change the truth of the Word brings!
As Charis students grow in their understanding of God’s love, they boldly begin to minister to the townspeople around Western Cape in hospitals, prisons, schools, and their local churches. It’s only natural that others experience the power of God’s grace. Director Carlynne Kotze says that as inquiries continue to increase, God is simply being faithful to His Word and bringing people from afar to attend school and grow in their knowledge of Him.
When asked about the change in her life since she left a successful physiotherapy practice, Calynne said—
“There is no comparison between the life of faith and grace I now live, and my previous life as a physiotherapist. My focus then was on myself and [my] performance, but now my focus is only on God and what Jesus accomplished for me on the cross. There are still times that I feel scared or inadequate and have to remind myself that no one was qualified when God called them. [But because I know He called me, I know] He will also qualify me [as I] focus on Him alone [to] do the job. An anchor in my life, Acts 5:38-39, basically says , ‘Leave and stay away from these people. For if the plans are of man, they will come to nothing, but if the plans are of God, no one will be able to overthrow it!’ ”