Testimonies

Testimony received 06/06/2012

Hi Pastor Andrew,

I just want to say thank u for the daily devotions. It is such a blessing.  I have very prayerfully started forwarding them to some of my unsaved family.

By the grace of God, so far, one has come to salvation. We’ve had a prayer meeting in their home on Tuesday evening. He will begin discipleship classes next week.  What really stood out for me is the fact that if the father in the home comes to salvation, the whole atmosphere in the home changes.  I stand in awe of the Lord for His timing and ways are perfect.

I am trusting God for a miracle that thru His word, in the form of your devotions, hearts of stone will become hearts of flesh. 

May God richly bless your ministry in the name of Jesus.

Amen.

112 Responses to Testimonies

  1. Christine says:

    Praise the Lord Andrew!!!!!!!!!
    I must say these notes were tailored just for me! As I read through, it felt like you were telling my story which has become my lifetime Testimony!!!!!!!!

    In brief, I was married for 3years without a child!!!!!!!!!! Pressure mounted, my husband was frustrated, I prayed but He was silent! I was devastated, I cried myself to sleep every night, I got angry with God, I hated him ……..i asked myself what kind of God I serve who could let me go through such pain and tears. He however (through some one) promised He would answer at His time, I just needed to be patient! But I was rather to frustrated to listen.
    At the end of the fourth year, I finally had a baby boy………..9months old now!

    That experience has brought me closer to God, I have learnt to trust him more and more, I have learnt to seek Him more and want to understand His ways better!
    I praise Him each minute of my life, in songs, thoughts and conversations! I tell my testimony to whoever cares to listen!!!!. My family is amazed at my God!
    So I surely know that God used my test to create a testimony for the glory of His mighty name! and for the tremendous change in my life.
    The whole experience helped me fall I love with the Lord! I love Him! Oh my!

    • Tsitsi Mtutwa says:

      Dear Pastor Andrew

      Thank you for allowing me to share my testimony.

      I would like to thank the Lord Jesus for healing me. I am so grateful to be alive today and I give all the Glory to the Almighty. I had 2 brain tumors surgeries, one in May 2009 and another one in June 2013, after the recent one, I had radiation therapy (30 sessions) and chemotherapy treatment for 7.5 months. I went for a scan in March and all was clear, no signs of recurrence and am due for another scan in August/September and I trust God that this too will be clear.

      It wasn’t an easy road but with Jesus by my side all the time, He delivered me from this illness and I didn’t fear anything. I quote Psalm 23 v 4: “Even 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” Sometimes I cry when I pray and think about all this that He has done for me. I cannot thank Him enough. I was surrounded by people that loves me , my family and friends were there for me, esp. my son, sister and niece, may the Lord bless them all.

      I want to encourage someone today by saying that it doesn’t matter what you are going through, there is nothing impossible with God, trust Him, stay positive and know that He is faithful. He promised never to leave nor forsake us. His timing is always right and the same God on the mountains, He is still the same God in the valleys. Just hold on to Jesus.

      May His Name be glorified. Just thought I should share.

      God bless you.

    • Koba says:

      Hi Andrew thanks for al the Prayers on the 9 September my husband told me he dont feel so well that afternoon he was rush by ambulans to flora clinik he was admitted with a stroke and a hartatacked it was everthing on the right hand sight he was walking in everthing and falling out off bed i was PRAYING please GOD help my husband and the momument i was writing to you please Andrew PRAY for my husband that when the MIRACLE off GOD is Happening i was so glad my husband was not like it old self but GOD bring him back again for us Thanks Andrew he is still struggleling with the walk but likely the speech is a little better and the right hand and veet of the fisio he is doing

    • Maryna says:

      Time 06:45 Date 4 Aug 2017 !!

      Today God protected me from something in a really big way.
      It was one of those situations where something bad still happened but God showed up and allowed the damage to go no further. I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus. Left my house after putting on God’s Armor as usual this morning BUT this time was different I was warned but did not listen thus God turned what could have been a devastating accident into an unfortunate inconvenience.
      God knew the timing of today would come into play and I’m laying here telling you that though my car was hit by a double decker bus we all walked away untouched. God guided me to stop in time from something worse Coming, That was Prayer in Action, God once again stepped right into my everyday life saying. “bad things might happen, but I tell them to go no further.” God stands between us and death every second of every day. He fights what we can’t see. The Holy Spirit sees and hears and shields and strengthens us even when we aren’t looking and when we don’t notice.
      I serve a living, loving God an promise herewith to keep walking in faith , prayer but at same promise to LISTEN to his word and not my will!!

  2. Eden says:

    This is a perfect example of the power of God, Today in Church the Pastor was preaching about the POWER of Jesus blood through the resurrection, and he said that when WE as people have FAITH in the blood that was shed by Jesus that saves us from an eternity of damnation satan and sin trembles at the thought of this. When we pray for the blood to deliver us and our families we can be sure Jesus will work his way through the lives that we place in his hands. I pray that Jesus continues to work through you. I too have this problem with my family but I cast all problems unto Jesus Christ, knowing that nothing is impossible for God.
    Be blessed
    Kind regards

    • Rose Kemp says:

      I am sure many years ago I asked you to pray for my elder sister Elizabeth. She underwent a serious throat operation she has Barrats disease and they had to make a new throat lining and she had to learn to swallow again.

      She had a full recovery then and now years later (through dreadful debt and hard times) she has had an awesome experience with God and is bubbling over with joy and a great witness of His peace.

      God is faithful.

      Have a wonderful weekend and bless you all for interceding for Gods family

  3. Carina says:

    Hi Pastor Andrew
    I am unsure as to how to begin to tell my story. Unfortunately in the past few years I’ve lost most of my faith, but I am slowly but surely starting to regain what I’ve lost, and I can say one thing there is no lonelier place than the place without God.
    My story is a long one, but I’ll try and keep it short.
    In 2010 my mother started getting sick, she had what they called a hyperactive thyroid, which simply means that a quite large strong woman shrunk down to virtually nothing. Through all this, I kept faith, believing that God, with the help of the Doctors will make her better. Being an only child I looked after my mother since my father passed away in 1997. The disease got worse and caused congestive heart failure and even through this I kept faith. But in 2011 a series of events started which had me hanging on by a tread. Firstly my mother and I got attacked by three armed robbers in our home, one of them nearly killed my mother by slitting her throat and that is when my faith started wobbling. Why would a God in which I had so much faith, allow this to happen to an already sick woman. After the attack my mother’s condition deteriorated rapidly. We went from doctor to doctor, from state hospital to state hospital in search of help. In one hospital we were treated worse than animals and my anger grew. The hatred, anger and repulsion I felt towards all that was human had no equal as well as towards God. I shouted at Him, I cursed Him and I hated Him. There were times when I felt like my head would explode with anger and hate.
    My mother passed away 28 April 2012. She died in my arms and there was absolutely nothing I could do to stop it.
    On that day I prayed. I prayed to God to help me get through this, to be my strength, to make me strong to show the people that had wronged us the error of their ways, because I’ve lost the only person that was important to in my life and I was about to loose everything else – my job – as there was a few people who was hell bent on making my life very difficult, the home I grew up in, as this was still in my mothers name, everything I’ve learned to care for, her funeral policy was to small to cover the funeral and I had no money to cover the estate.
    God heard me! He provided me with a lawyer that will handle the estate for a minimum fee, my mother had a small policy which I’ve forgotten about which will hopefully cover the estate as well as the lawyer fees. The family I thought did not care paid for the funeral. The people who had wronged me at work, well God is working in their lives now and showing them the wrong they had done.
    I received your e-mails even before all this happened, but it meant nothing to me and I often deleted them without even reading or I had a sinister remark. In the last two months your e-mails started lifting my spirit and my heart has started feeling lighter. I’m still hurting a lot and I am still struggling with forgiveness towards those that have done us so much wrong, but I can start feeling Gods love again in my heart. The “why’s” still often pop up every now and then when I’m alone in the house, but I expect that with God’s love, that will also soon just be a very bad memory. I cannot wait in the mornings to read your e-mail even when the hurt starts to flair up again. Thank you.
    I PRAISE AND THANK GOD FOR HEARING MY PRAYERS, EVEN THOUGH I’VE SINNED AGAINST HIM, HE STILL HEARS ME AND I WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW, NO MATTER HOW DEEP YOU GO DOWN, HE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE TO BRING YOU BACK UP!

    • Monica says:

      I have writting the reply with tears of joy filled by the love of the Holy one after reading other testimonials. Your testimony made feel and believe on what I have started seing/realising,God’s presence. At first it was like hey this time God is fedup with you, or there is nothing like God you are just waisting your time, go and sin again, then after sometime or just a second, or after a day, you know anytime. [Something happen] This is note a joke or a dream, there is something happening, something to show that there is or was somebody ust here. This always happen to disprove that God is being fedup with you, your body will automatically push you spiritually,something will happen to prove that the Holy Spirit is around you. Only you will realise that something has happened, sometimes as a warning to wake you up and pray, or to go to work or to do something that you did’nt wanted to do before. When my mother was very ill and she had to go for two major operations Andrew’s verses said” The Holy Spirit in you will take care of everything” as if they were seeing it happening or seeing the Holy Spirit busy working in me. When I was praying the enemy could say hey you used to do that and people have passed on, but I kept on praying and later my mother surived . She survived the two major operations. What a wonderful God.This became something as a proof to me that God is alive and working in me. Something to bring you back kindly, warmly, smoothly and lovely.

  4. enverjpillay says:

    I have also felt at times i wanted to give up and i would almost taunt God and arrogantly ask him to show me signs that he really existed and most of the time the word from Alive to God would encourage me as if it was God actually speaking to me, I guess it was Him speaking through Alive to God ministries. These are encouraging stories. We all have hardships, but we overcome them and the common denominator in all our stories, is Jesus Christ. Bless you all Enver

  5. June Burn says:

    My! this journey is becoming more and more amazing for me! This is the first time I have been introduced (or responded to the invite) to leave a reply and how precious to read other people’s testimonies (quite an interesting word – test – i – monies – considering what monies does to most people!(). Well I would like to share my story – I pray for over 100 women in my life, saved and unsaved and I send them an e-mail letting them know I am praying for them that day and share Andrew’s and Vanessa’s daily devotion. Over and over I receive replies thanking me but just yesterday I had a particularly interesting experience.
    . Yesterday a young mother in another country phoned me ( who is in the States) to share that the verse she got was a strong confirmation that the Lord was with her through the trial she was facing. She shared over and over again how THAT verse encouraged her to keep going. Thank you, Andrew and Vanessa for being an instrument in God’s Hands and I enjoy passing it on. Blessings, June

  6. Joana C de Oliveira says:

    26th October, 2012 – Maputo. Mozambique
    Dear Andrew,

    Thank you so much for this Word each day.

    Cannot even start to tell you how absolutely applicable it is each and every day of my life. Like it was meant just for me.

    Yesterday, 25th of October, I had to go into a meeting with all my labor, who were striking already for 10 days. Completely illegal and seriously damaging to the company – They did press releases, TV etc and they insulted myself and the company big time.

    I was so angry and had no love not even a drop of compassion in my heart for them. I was not looking forward to the meeting and then I got the Word of yesterday and Yes, God has spoken!!

    “Verse: Colossians 3:12
    ‘As God’s chosen people, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.'”

    I asked God to give me that peace and that heart and I went into the meeting extremely calm. It lasted 6 hours and I came out in total triumph.

    about 90% of the workers proofed to have been utterly misinformed by the Syndicate committee and they were not guilty of anything. However, we found peace and reconciliation.

    God is amazingly faithful. Thank you so much – and may the Lord bless you abundantly for your obedience to the Spirit.

    Thank you.

    Joana

    Danica is getting very well. She says she is forgetting things, but it will come right. Thank you also for the prayers of your intercessors. I am appealing that they please can continue to pray for their souls. For Erik and Danica. This is a time of broken ground, in which good seed can be sown. Thank you and Thank God for His faithfulness.

  7. Vanessa says:

    Dear Andrew and Vanessa,
    Thank you for sending me these beautiful notes on Living with Expectation. This scripture holds a very special place in my heart and is so appropriate for me today. I will print the notes and go and read them to my Mom and Dad. This scripture is a Rhema word for me when in 2000 I turned 40 and was suffering severe panick attacks. When the Lord healed me instantly after prayer and the scripture given me was this scripture. It was only a month later when it was confirmed as my family had secretly paid for me to go Parasailing out in the ocean as a celebration of me turning 40. It was so daunting and a test of faith to go out on a boat and be hoisted very high into the air. I woke on the morning of the event feeling so exuberant and readly to experience this lovely gift from my family. Being in the boat I did have to put on a brave face. After having the harness fitted and being hoisted into the air, I felt such a peace come over me. It was a magnificent day with the ocean a blanket of crystal clear water glistening in the sun. I went higher and higher gripping the harness and then I let go with arms out straight, I felt such joy and release and the Holy Spirit say to me so clearly. “See I told you would be lifted up as on wings of Eagles, you shall not grow weary and not be faint, For I am with you forever, you shall not fear anymore”. I let out a cry of joy and tears as I was dropped into the ocean and then flew up into the air again, waving and laughing and crying with such a thankful heart to God who is so faithful, so gracious and knows exactly when to meet our needs sufficiently. I have never suffered a panick attack since then and have helped others going through it. This scripture is so precious to me and is helping me as I go through the current trial we are facing.

    My dear Mother, Naomi is suffering terminal cancer. She is thankfully a born-again spirit filled child of God. Her faith is so strong. This has been such a blow to our family and has come so suddenly. Mom was the healthiest out of all of us. She gave up smoking 45 years ago but now this insideous disease has come to claim her life. She suddenly took ill and feeling weak, no symptoms of cough or infection in the lungs, but after blood tests it was revealed abnormality in the liver after being in hospital a week and numerous tests and then CT scan the cancer started in the lungs and had already spread to all her organs and lymph glands. We are devestated. My father, Ben is so scared and lost and is questioning why God allowed this to happen to such a loving, faith-filled Mother and Wife. His whole world is my mother. He’s always been a proud and a hard man who always took care of Mom and now he’s broken and tormented. Now is not the time to try and explain that God wants my father’s heart and that Mom is going to be with the Lord which is what she wants. I pray and expect great and wonderful testimony in time, that God will be able to divinely reach my Dad. We cannot begin to understand why this should happen to anyone and why God allows it, but I do know God is sovereign and wants us to wait, rely and be totally dependant on Him to meet all the challenges we face in this life. The rewards are far greater than we can know.

    God bless you both for this amazing ministry.

    I look foreward to the daily word everyday. My hope too is that you and your family will keep in perfect peace and God’s divine protection, in the country of our birth that is in such turmoil. By the way the Jacaranda trees look glorious. Thank you.

    God Bless,

    Oceans of Love,

    Vanessa Hickman

  8. Hlompho Mokubung says:

    On 21 -01-2013, after reading my daily devotion from Alive to God, Hebrews 13:5, I found that it touched very much of what I had been thinking about that day. Having tried deal with my own problems and needs by approaching people for assistance and being disaappinted quiet a number of times, it brought an awakening that I was sticking my nose in God’s business as HE, and only Him is my provider.
    i wrote to Pastor Roebert to tell him about thw blessing I had received from this particular scripture, and how I had subjected myself to humiliation and destroyed my inner peace because , I did not , in times of need, turn to the LOrd for provision and help. Of course PAstor respinded immediately as HE always does and gave me the assurance that it is well and that he had requested the Intercessors to pray for me.
    The very next morning I woke up to an Sms that was an answer to my problem.
    If we cast all our cares to him, and be in him than in the world, and ask all we need ih his name, he will supply all our needs according to his glorious riches in Christ. Be still. And trust in the Lord. He is the answer to all our needs and problems. He is worthy to be praised.
    Thank you Jesus. Thanks to you MOG and your Christian family. May He keep you and bless you abundantly. Your Ministry has kept me inspired in the Lord for almost 15 years now. I thank you.

    • Rusty Hunter says:

      This is to wonderful I am so proud of you. Yes we do stick our noses in Gods business when we are stressed out, I am going through the same thing with everything that can go wrong going wrong, however, I rest my case and leave it in Gods hands, people are not reliable but God is. Amen keep trusting, for you surely will reap the rewards.

  9. sufficient says:

    Hi Pastor.

    I would like to thank you very much for your prayers. I’m writing in particular to the one of the 20th of this month. I subscribed in end of November last year.

    I was a person who was willing to worship God but there was something holding me back. Through the wisdom words and
    prayers i was receiving from you, I tell you from the first Sunday of January to this day I’ve never missed church service on Sunday.

    Thank you very much for changing people’s lives. May God bless you!

  10. Karyn says:

    Good morning

    I refer to the notes that were sent out on 27 March 2013, “Believing God when things seem impossible!”

    I too was a Hannah until my husband and I found out that we were pregnant on our 21 Wedding Anniversary. We have been through the mill of emotions of fertility treatments but had come to the conclusion that God had a different path for us and that having kids was not in our future.

    We are blessed to have 3 boys in our lives, a newphew and a friends 2 boys who we love and share special moments with and love playing the parental rolls of mother and father when they are in our care.

    Needless to say I had been feeling out of sorts and asked my husband to buy me a pregnancy test which was positive and the panic set in but I calmed him down and said that I would only happy once blood tests had been done. Those tests came back positive as well saying we were 6-7 weeks pregnant. It was all daunting as I would be turning 44 in a couple of days and my husband had just turned 48.

    We had our 1st scan on 6th March 2013 to discover we were actually 11.4 weeks pregnant the 1st Trimester almost behind us and what a beautiful sight to see a baby in my womb, I was in tears. We had to have a Fetal Assessment done ASAP so on the 18th March we found out that our baby was 100% healthy and that is was going to be a BOY.

    I blamed God for not giving us any children but after making peace with Him and all the situations that life threw our way I can now thank Him for sculpting me and allowing me to bare a child in His time. I have the most loving and supportive husband and I know God knows we will be awesome parents.

    We are now 16.5 weeks pregnant and know that God is walking this amazing path with us and we pray that He keeps us (Mom, dad & baby) safe and sound from now until forever.

    Please keep us in your prayers.

    God Bless
    Karyn

  11. Vasie Singh says:

    Dear Andrew and Vanessa,

    I have last contacted you about 9 years ago and I just want to thank GOD that you are a part of my life. I just want to share a testimony with you. My daughter was turning 10 and it was her crown birthday and was going to have a party for her I had sold leave at work and was issued with a cheque. I cashed the cheque which was over R1000.00 and was on my way home after getting off my lift club I was robbed and stabbed at the back of my neck. There were 6 robbers and they just pushed me to the ground and made off with my bag. I just stood there in shock because the other lady that walked with me had on expensive jewellery and they never attack her and to top it all she was a non believer. There were also other ladies that just got off the bus as well and these robbers did not attack them but came straight to me. This really got me angry and I stood up dusted myself and started praying in a loud voice and said “LORD YOU SAID THAT WHEN I AM IN AGONY AND IN DESPAIR I MUST CALL UPON YOU AND YOU WILL ANSWER ME SO THERE I AM NOW CALLING YOU TO ANSWER ME BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT A DEAF GOD YOU ARE GOD THAT ANSWERS BY THUNDER AND LIGHTNING LORD PLEASE DON`T BRING SHAME UPON ME AND YOU FOR YOU LET THE UNBELIEF GO AND LET ME GET CAUGHT BY THE ROBBERS” It was 5pm in the afternoon in April and believe me when I say that GOD answered me by lightning. A flash of lightning went across the blue sky I did not complete praying when suddenly my bag landed by my feet over 18 people witnessed the hand of GOD. I opened my bag and showed everyone proof that nothing was taken. As for the robbers they fled with fear in different directions. But still I did not condemn them but prayed for them.

    And you know what after this encounter with the LORD the devil attacks me with depression. My oldest brother was shot dead outside his house in a robbery and when I was getting over his death another brother was murdered outside his factory. I became depressed and let the depression get the better of me. I was suffering from chronic depression and through your intervention and GODS guidance I have been weaned of my depression tablets. I have overcome suicide three times over. About 8 years back I sent you an email telling you of my abuse and I just could not come to terms with my abuse and have contemplated suicide on numerous occasions but your daily thought that you send through every single day has saved my life. You have impacted on my life in so many ways. Once I walked from one district to another about 25kms on the railway line to commit suicide but was saved because on that day Spoornet was on strike and no trains came by. I believe that it was the hand of GOD and again all your scriptures that you send through was going through my head like bees buzzing in my ear. I just cannot thank you enough for your ministry. Every day I look forward to open my e-mails just to read what GOD has in store for me. I no longer want to commit suicide and I have been set free just by reading your daily thoughts. All I need now is financial breakthrough so that I can sow in your ministry. I am going to start at the end of May with R50.00 so if you could please send me your banking details I will sign a debit order with my bank and as I be blessed I will increase my debit order.

    I thank GOD for giving me the courage to send you this testimony.

    Thank you for blessing me.
    Vasie Singh

    Vasie Singh

  12. A blessed day to all of us!
    First of all, I would like to thank God Almighty for His unconditional love for us and for His abundant supply, for His only begotten Son Jesus.
    God answered our prayer, Bro. Andrew, in such a short time. Thank you very much for your intercessory prayers. My son will report for work this coming Wednesday, May 22. God’s plan is really amazing. The company my son will work for is very near our place. Within walking distance!!! How could I thank God?! How could I thank a servant of God like you, Bro Andrew? You are heaven sent.
    Lord God, my endless thank for your blessings. I really hold on to your promises on Jeremiah 29:11-13: 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

  13. Shrivani says:

    Dear Aliveto God Team,
    Bless you Andrew & Vanessa for being daily Instruments of His Peace
    Thank you and Bless you and your team for the work you are doing everyday.

    AlivetoGod has helped and ecouraged the Change in my Life, providing nourishment to the little mustard seeds of faith within me.Over the past 2 years, Your daily Thought, a daily dose of The Word, has been a Solid point of reference everyday in the shaping of my Faith and .my walk and understanding of the Living God.
    I am a born Hindu who now at age 30, has realization of the Truth that i am a child of the most High God,,….and that through Christ., i have found in Whom my Peace lies.

    I have learnt that this temporary human birth is not to struggle, not to fight against the tide, but to find that Peace within the Chaos….the calm within the storm….. in the world around us.
    BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD.
    My daily affirmations from the Word……that allow me to be Still
    **The Lord is my Shepherd, i shall never be in want, because He gives me everything i need.
    **God loved me so much that he gave up His only Son for me….who died for my Sins.
    **No weapon formed against me shall prosper.
    **When there is No-way , there is Yahweh!
    **If God is for me, who can be against me?
    **Greater is He that is within me that the one that is in the world.
    **His goodness and mercy Follows Me every minute every day

    My God-given partner Michael taught me a new meaning of the acronym…..
    W-W-J-D : instead of saying”What would Jesus Do?”, rather believe and say :WATCH WHAT JESUS DOES!!”
    God has a plan for every soul. He Loves us ALL. May we always stay connected to him and constantly Yearn him.
    Arise, Awake and stop not till the goal is reached.
    i pray that every eye that reads any prayer or post from AlivetoGod, knows that there is no problem or situation or circumstance that is greater than God.
    Let us Be quiet and Listen…..from Within…. (“Stiltetyd” with God)
    and lastly…..LOVE GOD……Love Him with all your heart.
    It is only the Power of love that cures and supersedes the Love of Power.

    Thank you once again Andrew for your blessing of allowing me to share my testimony.
    Greater (more blessed) is the one who blesses, that the one whom is blessed 🙂

    Sincere regards of Love, Light and Christ-Consciousness
    Shrivani & Michael

  14. Hazel says:

    Dear Pastor Venessa and Pastor Andrew

    Your daily thoughts really touch my life in so many ways. At times I get so shock when I read them and find that specific word is appropriate for that specific day. It helped me with a lot of issues in my life, from getting a huge promotion when my finances was sinking to getting it right with managing my anger and responding with love to others.
    I’ve come to realise that all these daily thoughts gave me an ” I can” , and ” I have to” attitude. Like for instance I can be happy, I have to be happy. I can trust God, I have to trust God. I can love others, I have to love others. I can forgive, I have to forgive.
    O God is so amazing!! Thanks so much for your prayers as I’m trusting God for my Husband’s Prostate problem.

    God Bless
    Hazel

  15. Linda Pearl says:

    Hi Ps Andrew

    Thanks for your daily devotions and blog. I have risen from a five year state of depression to go on to write a book.
    ‘You don’t have to settle for second best’ tells of my journey from South Africa to Australia. As an immigrant I encountered numerous challenges that knocked my health down, especially my mental health, until I had a nervous breakdown.
    I write about how Psalms 23:4 became interwoven into my fabric. Your daily encouragement was sometimes all I could absorb during those unending dark days.
    Also thanks to your prayer team for their faithfulness. My husband and mother sent requests for me. God is faithful and hears the cries of His people.
    My book will be available in ebook and softcover in January 2014, God willing. May your ministry grow from strength to strength. I have been blessed to be a blessing to others.
    My Testimony:
    I include my testimony as a praise report to offer hope to others, especially those suffering from depression. With God as captain of our ship, you don’t need to live a defeated life, ‘You don’t have to settle for second best’.

    PS: When the book is out in ebook format, I wish to send you a complementary copy.

    Kindest Regards,
    Linda Pearl
    Brisbane, Australia

  16. Riana Joubert says:

    I’d like to share something that very recently happened: On the 23-24th of December 2013, my younger daughter and her husband-to-be visited us, and on 25-26 December my elder daughter, along with her husband and baby of 5½ months, visited (they all live quite far from us). It is mid-summer here, and we all spent much time in our backyard, under the lovely shade of a massive pin oak tree. Just before 11 am on the 26th, we all ‘happened’ to be inside the house, when suddenly we heard a loud tearing sound, and as I turned round, I saw (through the window) how a huge branch of this tree tore off, and fell between our house and outside building, right on the spot where about 30 minutes earlier, I had been standing with my baby granddaughter in my arms. Had it happened then, we both would probably have been crushed to death, because the branch must weigh a few tons (actually it’s like a complete tree on its own, with side branches and a base circumference almost 1,5 m and length 15 + m)! Well, any one or more of us could have been killed, because we have been walking there a lot, especially during those four days! The chair in which my husband had been sitting just a little earlier, also landed under the falling branch. The branch miraculously fell in the only spot where the least damage could occur. Had it fallen anywhere else, damages would have been much worse. Now only the porch outside our back door, and corner and small section of the roof, guttering etc. got damaged. Our telephone and internet cable also broke, but was repaired in just under 25 hours. What’s more, is that the top of the branch landed on our roof, exactly where (on the inside), my baby granddaughter lay sleeping. Had any bricks been dislodged, she probably would have been killed.

    We thank God for His protection, because we know that He definitely guided us all to be inside the house, and out of harm’s way, when it happened. We are very grateful for His mercy because, although there are now damages and cost involved, it does not compare with spared lives. We’ll always remember this Christmas season as a good time where we had the privilege of having both my daughters and their families here, but most of all, a time where God protected us from what could have been a very tragic disaster.

    We live in a broken world, where many bad things happen, but God has promised us in His Word that He will be WITH us, IN our situation, no matter whát happens. As long as we hold on to Him with all we have, and seek for His will in our lives, we can be assured that nothing will happen to us that would not (ultimately, in the bigger picture, which often we cannot see) be for our own good, and to His glory. Our God is alive and merciful! So just hold on to Him, no matter what!!

    Riana Joubert

  17. Chee Chee says:

    Thank you so much for your words of Encouragement. I am a living testimony of this word. A few months ago I mentioned that my husband had 2x strokes, paralized on the right side, was in a coma for ten days, stopped breathing whilst in I.C.U which was for four months however the Lord sustained me and provided me with the strength, endurance to fight all the battles which were laying ahead of me. During this time that my husband was in I.CU. he got meningitis 4 times, septacemia, candida in the lung, phnemonia, brochitis and a temperature of 40.6 The neurosurgeon gave my husband a one percent chance of survival and the physcian said he had brain damage.
    .
    I would like to share and tell you the good news. My husband is a miracle so many times over. The Lords word is active and we can rely on his promises. He no longer is paralysed on his right side, he feeds himself, moves his arms and legs, talks, shaves, feeds himself please note eating with a knife and fork, showers and needs minimal supervision. He was in rehab for five weeks and his progress is so noticable from day to day. He is still in the hands of the Lord who is still restoring that which was stolen from him and all glory and honour to our Lord and I know that my husband testifys of the goodness of the Lord when he speaks to people. He becomes so emtional and acknowledges he is only here through the Lords mercy and grace. He will be a mighty warrior in the Lord kingdom for all those who do not believe in a miracle working God.

    He is now at home since 24th January 2014 – been away from home since 2nd September 2013. Praise the Lord.
    I hope that this encourages you as much as it give me great honour to acknowledge what an awesome God we serve.
    Thank you for your prayers.
    Much love and God bless.
    Chee Chee
    South Africa, Pretoria

  18. Saroj says:

    Good morning Pastor Andrew

    I thank God for his continuous blessings and I also take this opportunity of thanking you for the words of encouragement each day
    On Friday at around 14h15 I received a call from Jet head office telling me that I had won a Jet voucher for the value of R2000, at first I thought it was a scam,

    When I called the head office yesterday to confirm, they confirmed it is true. I sewed into your ministry R200 and see what God has given back to me R2000.

    Kind Regards
    Saroj Chetty
    Durban

  19. Bernice Ann Clark says:

    Good Morning Pastor Andrew
    Congratulations on your 15 years of ministering
    I would like to say thank you for all your lovely prayers you send me everyday they help and guide me
    I pass them on to friend and family.
    This is one of the greatest revelations I have ever had it happened at the beginning of the year 11 January 2014 here is my story
    I was out side this week end enjoying the miracle of life with all the butterflies that have swept through our province
    I realized that their life span is not long they live for a couple of days to mate, lay their eggs and then die
    The first thing that popped into my head was, I was given the most special gift GOD could ever give
    I was chosen to be HUMAN, me HUMAN and not anything else I felt so humble and shocked as I have never thought of it this way before
    and all it took was butterflies to make me relies How SPECIAL we are
    We take our lives for granted and we never ever stop to think or thank GOD for this great gift
    I’m so grateful I have realized just how special we are and I am so grateful that our father opened my eyes so I could share my story with you
    I hope this has opened your eyes too

  20. Anthea says:

    Dear Ps Andrew & Venessa
    I joined “ALIVE TO GOD” from the time I surrendered my life to God (02/02/2002). Unknowingly, you have been my Spiritual Farther, and God worked through you, supplying me with my “daily bread” , nourish my soul, receive answers to questions and most of all brought so much PEACE and enormous wisdom in my life. I thank God for the diligent, courage and wisdom He planted in your heart to feed all our hungry souls. may God bless your work,your ministry and your family.Anthea

  21. Terry thompson says:

    Good morning Andrew and Vanessa,

    Some time ago I asked you to pray for me for work. Praise the Lord He has answered our prayers.
    My wife and I have been appointed as managing couple at a private resort on the Vaal dam starting middle October. Isn’t our God great??

    Blessings and thanks for your prayers.

    Terry Thompson

  22. Phindile Khoza says:

    God is good all the time! A month ago I wrote to Alive to God ministries requesting prayers for my friend who was very sick, had swollen painful feet and severe diarrhoea. I called my friend two days after I had sent the prayer request and he told me that he’s healed completely and has started working.

    On Monday, 28/09/2014 I emailed Pastor Andrew Roebert requesting that he pray for my boss as she was having complications with her pregnancy and unfortunately they couldn’t perform a caesarean section immediately due to these complications(severe water retention on the stomach & high blood pressure). On Tuesday, 29/09/2014 I received from my boss a picture on my email inbox of a baby girl, born at 2.9kg… I was so overwhelmed with joy and said to myself God really answer prayers of His servants in this ministry… I’m not a member of this ministry but I have faith in their prayers. Pastor Andrew, I can never thank God, you and your intercessors enough for all these miracles, may God continue to bless you, increase your anointing and your desire to seek His face and do His works…

    Stay blessed

  23. Rosina says:

    May the good lord continues to shower you, all at Alive to God ,as I continue forwarding your daily inspiration through to all the people that I know, who back step from God,and sharing your daily thought with the new ones, that they really need deliverance as he really delivered me and others to accept Jesus christ as their saviour and the Lord of their lives
    Amen

  24. Lorraine says:

    Dear Pastor Andrew & Venessa

    About few weeks ago we got news that my nephews new born had contacted a something viral while she was a fetus and when she was born she suffered from seizure’s which caused brain damage and the part of the brain which it affected was the part that controls the legs. The poor little angel has been in ICU on machines coz she also couldn’t breadth on her own and was fed through the tubes. this killed us to see our little innocent baby this way. She has been there ICU since a couple a days old. ever since I fasted and prayed whole hearted and cried for Valentina to be freed from this bondage and also chatted to Pastor Andrew and his team of intercessors to pray….and by the grace of our God Jesus. Hallelujah !!!! Valentina has shown so much improvement each and every day…she is now moved into a big crib coz she has grown which is such a blessed sign …and the miracle of all is that she moves her legs like a little karate kid….thank you Lord for your blessings upon my family that stood by their little girl and never gave up..thank you Lord for being The Doctor that heals from the heart….I am forever yours Lord coz I know I serve a living God…A God above all the things of the earth….I love u Father .
    Thank for cradling our little Valentina close to your heart…

    Love u Always
    Lorraine

  25. lorraine fortune says:

    Lorraine Fortune says
    Dear Pastor Andrew and Venessa
    Monday morning while I was still in bed I hear a voice saying to me DID YOU RECIEVE MY MESSAGE,and I know immediately that is the voice of GOD,i ask HIM what is he talking about,and just leave it,When I arrive at work I turn my pc on and I got my answer in JOHN 10 VERS 27
    MY SHEEP LISTEN TO MY VOICE,I KNOW THEM AND THEY FOLLOW ME
    thank you JESUS
    I give YOU all the Praise and Glory
    love you all
    lorraine

  26. Joyce says:

    Dear Pastor Andrew & Vanessa

    Praise the Lord!

    I would like to thank God for your lives that He has used you to deal with my situation through prayers, teachings, guidance and pure love you have shown me during the time of my cry and suffering.

    Here I am today!! smiling shouting Haleluyaaa to my Father in Heaven! I have gone through rough life since 2007 when I was in the UK, there is a time I though God is not really but then I remembered the story of Job! Truly my time and breakthrough was not yet to come, since I started following your teachings last year, especially the word of God you send every day, things started to change in my life, my faith became strong and things started to happen. The greatest testimony is when I got a new job I have been dreaming , I started working since 15/07/14, I have been looking for a good job for 3 years and half to no avail. I was just working hand to mouth, nothing was left for anything. With my good CV I could not get a job, my life was completely ups and down like kept in the cage. Through your tireless prayers, I have seen the power of our Almighty God, I am now keeping the track of which I am in contact with most of the countries around the globe. Jesus is giving me the strength to manage my tasks and I know the best is yet to come.

    There is a time I though that, my life was finished, but Jesus gave me the hope and lifted me up, the devil is ashamed

    My tongue will never stop worshiping God, and my heart will always love Him so much.

    Glory be to our Lord Jesus Christ!

  27. Wilma Deyzel says:

    I few weeks ago I asked for prayer for my Brother Barry. He lost his job.
    I want to give glory to God. God answered our prayers, and provided him with a job.
    Thanks to every person who prayed with me
    May God bless you
    Wilma

  28. Manie Schoeman says:

    Dear Andrew and Vanessa
    We are so blessed with wonderful children, children in law and ten grandchildren.
    Our eldest daughter Pippa had an emergency appendicitis operation and a malignent tumour was discovered by the pathologists. Needless to say that we were extremely concerned. However through interventions by you and other prayer groups oncological scans indicate that the cancer has been isolated.We thank our Lord Jesus Christ and pray that there won’t be a relapse.
    May God bless you!
    Manie.

  29. Dear Andrew and Vanessa:
    I live in the shadow of Jesus from day to day. His blessed Holy Spirit guides me all the time. The miracles in my life happen regularly through His blessings. Thank you so much for your support and regular messages which help so much to uplift me. It strengthens me in times of strife. May God continue to bless you richly every day.
    Henry Holloway

  30. maria Bakulu says:

    my name is maria Bakulu
    thank you for giving me this opportunity to thank God on your website.

    God has blessed me with my own property, i’m no longer going to pay a rent, i’m now going to pay my own BOND.

    THANKS FOR PRAYERS.

  31. Jacci Peter says:

    Dear Andrew and Vanessa,

    Thank you for being who you are in Jesus Name. You are a blessing to many, including me!

    I have a ministry, taking very small groups to Israel, only once or perhaps now, twice a year.
    God lead me on this path and with Him leading us, we have favour from the moment we leave home until we return home.
    It has been the most life changing experience for each person, and being between 11 to 14 people, the love and intimacy of Jesus’s heart, penetrates deeply in each one of us.
    Just wanted to share that with you. Our Lord is Awesome! It can be a daunting task, but ~it’s God’s plan.

    I could never understand how I would find the people to go with me, as God made it clear that I was not to advertise myself, and to keep to small groups . Well, I did advertise 3 years ago, and got no response!
    After taking a few small groups, I realised that each person was hand picked by God and it happened by word of mouth. Glory to God!

    Blessings & Shalom

    Jacci Peter
    Tel: +27(0)33-330 5758 Email: jacci@livetheland.co.za
    Cell:+27(0)83 301 1838 Website: http://www.livetheland.co.za
    Fax: +27(0)86 599 5558 P.O. Box 142, Howick, 3290, S.A.
    Registered – Tour Operator, Tour Guide & Travel Services.

  32. Tshidi says:

    Thank you very much Andrew & Vanessa, I have been awarded a new job from another company. the everyday wonderful words – because I was asking for job blessings all the time, these came at the right times and I felt that something is going to happen. on the 3.02.2015 I was called by this company that they will offer me a job with a better salary. I was very happy and also sad on the other hand I am now leaving the company that I worked for, for so long. But because this was a God’s calling and answer to my prayers I asked him for blessings and do the right decisions. Thank you soo much guys and wish you all the best. TSHIDI

  33. Ester says:

    Dear Pastor Andrew and Venessa,

    I would love to share the following testimony with you……I believe that for those who believe that our God is intimately involved in our everyday lives, something which becomes clearly evident if we’re able to open our spiritual eyes and ears, this would be precious:

    God has given me a special talent (art – painting and charcoal drawings) which I only discovered a few years ago after giving up my professional career to be a full time mom for my kids. The Lord has shown me for some time that I needed to spend more time on my artwork, as I know He wants to bless me through this and prophecies have been given to me, confirming to use this God-given talent. I started another wildlife charcoal drawing about 3 weeks ago, when one of my friends requested a picture of both the charcoal drawing I started, as well as the original photo that I was working from.

    While I was taking these pictures with my cell phone, something strange (supernatural) happened…. I first took the picture of the original photo and the moment I took the picture of my charcoal sketch, the phone transmitted an audio message (similar to that of the GPS voice) with a very special message: “When God says…..Jump” I asked my husband, standing beside me, what he thought had just happened and we were both stunned as there was no logical explanation for this? I repeated the photo shoots and the same message repeated itself! I called my son to come and have a look as he knows technology quite well (of course!!) – he was quite shocked and could not explain this either. Luckily, he immediately recorded a video clip with my husband’s phone. After we recorded the clip, this happened another 2-3 times and then it stopped. (video link below)

    I believe God wanted me to clearly get the message to ‘jump’ and to start working on my artwork with enthusiasm. Thank you for this opportunity to share how great our God is, and how He wants to get involved in every small detail of our lives.

  34. Gert Fourie says:

    Good afternoon Andrew

    I just need to give testimony of how God has answered my prayers.

    During the last part of last year, I requested that you pray for me to find new employment after an armed robbery at the Service Station where I was employed.

    I was unemployed for one month during which the Lord gave me a promise in Scripture in 1 Peter 5:6-11. I trusted it with all my hart and I was rendered calmness.

    I then found new employment through a community friend at Keller Williams Realty. I did the training and I’m Blessed to the point where my new business is starting to go live. I have not had my first commission paid out, but there are several deals in progress.

    I would really like to thank all who interceded in Prayer on my behalf. Our God is an Awesome God and Hy has shown me a way that would empower me to make a difference in society and where I can offer opportunities to fellow Believers.

    You are welcome to contact me for any property related enquiries as well as if there are any person who would like to enter into the realty industry.

    Please keep praying that God would sustain this dream that He blessed me with.

    May God Bless you all abundantly.

  35. Antoinette doehrty says:

    Dear Andrew

    Just a heartfelt thanks to the Lord for His grace and His mercy – my friend Frik Annandale was diagnosed with colon cancer and was scheduled for surgery on the 25th February. I was asked to ask the intercessors to pray for him. His a servant of God, priest who takes care of my houeshold’s spiritual needs, always does more than what is required of him – and more amazing even in the times of uncertainty when the disease was diagnosed just said his life is the Lord’s to do as He pleases. He had the surgery, came through it like a champ and then the doctors said they needed to check to see what other treatment he needed to be done. problem was there was no cancer in his body after the operation and the doctors are amazed because according to them he should have had additional treatment. Now they say he only needs an annual ct scan. all we can say is Thankyou Jesus for you Healing power and your ability to wow us with Your awesomeness and power. ONLY You can do this create miracles. The family wishes to thank the intercessors for their willingness to be vessels of grace and mercy.

  36. Refiloe says:

    Hi Pastor Andrew and Vanessa

    I would like to give thanks to God for the marriage, I prayed for years to God to provide me with a man who would love and marry me and he answered my prayers. God blessed me with a wonderful husband who has a good heart and fears Him.

    I would also like to thank god for your ministry of encouragement and bringing out his good news to us.

    God Bless You

    Refiloe

    • Greetings Pastor Andrew and Vanessa,
      I wish to share the testimony of how I requested for prayer because from nowhere I had a high blood pressure attack of 240/130. I went to the clinic because I had a persistent cough and I ended up an emergency case as due to routine check of temperature BP etc I was found to be calmly on the move with this extremely high blood pressure and I was not filling faint or anything. I was taken to the emergency room where the doctors and nurses worked hard to bring down the blood pressure that was on 12 February 2015. It stabilised after 6 hours. Then from the next day it continued being high although not as high as the first day but still considered dangerous to me, I had 190/110 or 180/100 on two days the lowest was 150/90 then it went back up. The doctor’s started worrying about kidney and liver stress so I wrote mail to our dear Pastor Andrew and Vanessa requesting for prayer on 7 March 2015, and he promptly responded that intercessors were praying for me and within a day started going down steadily and within a few days, the blood pressure normalised completely and I am now back to work. I thank God for you and the team of intercessors whom God used to pray for my miracle of healing. to our God, nothing is impossible. He used his generals at alive to God all the time.
      Thanks
      Kuwabo

  37. Noxolo says:

    Greetings Pastor Andrew and Vanessa,

    After 2yrs of struggling to have a baby, God has bless blessed my husband and I with the little princes, she due on the 12 of June and we cant wait to hold her……we just want to thank the Lord who is the creator of all things, today we cant stop smilling. Bless be the name of the Lord for He has heared our cries…..what an honour to serve a God who hears, listens and unswer His people.

  38. Kim says:

    Dear Pastor Andrew and Vanessa

    The Lord graciously blessed my partner and I with a second child, a baby boy. However the events that followed after his birth was unimaginable.
    Our son was born on the 10th March as a healthy little boy, my mother said from the day he was born that he was special. As when she sang gospel songs to him it was almost has if he was trying to sing with her.
    2 weeks later my 5 year old son broke his wrist and required an operation, the following day my baby was also admitted into hospital for cardiac arrhythmia due a blocked nose. He was discharged after 3 days. My partner and I then became very paranoid about the baby’s health and limited contact to the outside world.
    Our baby was now 5 weeks old and I will never forget the day our lives were rocked to its core, the 16 April our son was a little crabbier than usual and when we went to collect my oldest son from school, our baby cried the entire way there and back. I thought it was a bad wind or he had become colic. However whenever I tried to put him down he would scream even more. I then eventually managed to open his nappy noticed that his right scrotum was swollen and blue. We rushed him to a hospital to find out that he had a strangulated inguinal hernia. He was rushed into theatre for an emergency operation to have 7cm of his small intestine removed as it had died and was going septic, if we had waited an hour longer he would have died. A day after the operation the paediatrician discovered that there was an obstruction on the small intestine had to back into surgery to remove the blockage. Both operations were successful however the following day he then picked up a severe case of broncholitis and needed to be put on life support as he was not able to breathe on his own. A few days later his heart stopped beating and needed to be resuscitated. All of this happened in a space of 4 days.
    My partner and I are Christians, however we chose not to have a close relationship with the Lord as we were consumed by demonic possessions. I built a 1500 piece puzzle that I had mounted in our lounge it had a picture of a dragon and a woman holding the dragons egg. My partner was a serious gamer, he played games that involved slaying demons and monsters by using magic. His mouse pad, keyboard and mouse had a snake symbol on it. We thought nothing of these items as there were so many other idols/demonic items in the house.
    As our 5 week old baby lay in ICU on life support we turned to our family for prayer and support. My mother who is a reborn Christian and strong prayer warrior suggested we get a pastor in to pray for our baby and our family. That particular night we were load shedded, I called my mother to tell her lets postpone the prayer service, she insisted that we continue. The pastor arrived and battled to pray as if someone, something didn’t want her to be there and pray for us. She then turned her eye to my puzzle and asked what exactly it was. I told her, she then informed me about a demoness Lilith who preys on woman and children. I then realised that’s why I had a difficult pregnancy and why boys were getting sick and hurt. My mother also advised that we were under attack by the devil and he was trying to take our son away from us to turn us away from the Lord completely.
    My partner and I decided then that our children are more important than these material possessions and destroyed the puzzle and all other items in the house. For the first time we prayed together as a couple asking the Lord to forgive for our ignorance and to save our baby. The next morning we received good news that his intestine was working and his tummy was functioning but was still on life support as his lungs were still infected. My mom gave me a book by Stormie Omartian called The Power of a Praying Parent, everyday for the next 2 and half weeks I prayed over our son and would play soft gospel music for him. Every day there was an improvement in his health as our faith grew stronger.
    We also started praying at night with our oldest son, who now knows the Our Father pray and we continue to pray every night.
    After 3 weeks in ICU our baby was discharged on the week-end of mother’s day. It was the best mother’s day present ever. Whenever we look at our son, I see how wonderful the Lord is and the miracle that he performed even when the doctor and nurses thought he wasn’t going to make it. It’s truly only by Gods grace that he is alive and well.
    I have now given my heart to Jesus and became a member of an amazing church. There were times when I wondered why this was happening to my child, to us but now I understand that the Lord wanted us to be closer to him and to show us what we couldn’t see or chose not to see. It also brought our families together and made their faith stronger.
    I now cannot imagine my life without My Father, My Shepherd, My Saviour, My Lord!
    I give you all the Praise and Glory Father, for without you I am nothing but dust in the wind.

    Hosea 4:6
    My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

    Thanks Kim

  39. Karen says:

    amen indeed we serve a Mighty God that never fails to heal deliver and sets free my friend was diagonsed with Leukaemia in march and was not well had to go for bone marrow transplant chemo was very bad even had a food pipe but all glory honour and praise goes to Jesus the awesome God who has healed him and set him free he went to work this morning after being out of work since December 2014 i cannot thank u enough Jesus and I know more blessings and favour is upon my friend as he fully gains his strength to serve this powerful and awesome God King Jesus as special thank you to Pastor Andrew and his intercessory team for upholding Sachin in their prayers may God continue to bless you all and as God’s word speaks where there is unity God commands a blessing and in unity we prayed for healing and God has come through amen thank u Pastor for always being there whenever i needed prayer may God look with favour upon u all and bless your ministry to overflowing abundance I will thank u Lord for as long as there is breath in me of your healing and love upon Sachin amen thank u Jesus

  40. Susan says:

    Past. Andrew and Vanessa,
    i feel so “small” and “humble”…In 2012 i wrote a e-mail and ask for your prayers after i was diagnose with breast-cancer stage 3. On the 12th August 2015 i did celebrate my 4th BirthDay. For the 04th year all my tests are NEGATIVE!!! All the Glory and Praise to Yeshua for his Mercy Grace and Healing in my body. Yeshua is the GOD of the Mountains and He is the God of the Valleys. The BEST decision you can make in life is to give your life to Jesus Christ not tomorrow make it TODAY!!! Yeshua are waiting for you to make the choice and Yeshua wants to walk with you 24/7 remember we are only temporary resident we are just passing through!

  41. CATHERINE MWAPAGA says:

    Praise God Pastor Andrew and Pastor Vanessa . Thank you for allowing me to share my testimony.
    I give God all the glory , honour and Praise. Your daily thoughts have really touched my life in many ways. I cannot thank God enough.
    My elder brother Eric has been a chain smoker for may years but finally accepted Christ our Lord as his personal saviour. He has stopped smokingbut it has been hard ( withdrawal symptons). He was continually coughing and had lost appetite for food. late July he had driven to collect his son from school, as he came out of the car he fainted. The school staff did some first aid and finally he got up. I decided to mail a prayer request to Pastor Andrew and Pastor Venessa to pray for my brother Eric. I thank God my brother is well. Thank you very much and may you be blessed. May our Almighty God richly bless your Ministry in the Mighty Name of JESUS. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME.
    Catherine Mwapaga
    Mombasa
    Kenya

  42. ELEANOR MENT says:

    Greetings Pastor Andrew and Vqanessa

    I always marvel how great our God is and how He cares for even the little things in our lives.
    When I lived in Cape Town SA I lived on the beachfront in Sea Point and now I have re-located to the
    UK I am living on a beachfront here similar to that of Cape Town. The Lord knows I love the sea.

    Thank you for the ALIVE Mini-Mag (July 2015) which I downloaded now and read through the inspiring
    articles It is uplifting and a blessing and also thank you so much for the Daily Word which I always enjoy.

    I have been in Vienna, Austria ( spoke some German) – it was very hot 35 degrees which I enjoyed.
    On the day I had to return to the UK I was in an airport shuttle to the airport in Vienna and the shuttle
    broke down after 20 minutes ( it was 1 hours drive from the hotel to the airport). All the passengers had to
    vacate the airport shuttle and a few off us walked to the nearest station. I had to catch 3 trains to Vienna Airport
    and prayed. I arrived at Vienna airport very late and to my absolute joy the flight I was to board for England was delayed
    45 minutes!! I thanked the Lord and ‘checked in’ for my flight to UK. That is our God When you are in His Will
    He will move heaven and earth for you!!

  43. Mensie ( erika) says:

    Good day Pastor Andrew,

    Thanks for this wonderful message I do hear the LORD’s voice in me I often asked the LORD to call people after I have given Him the names of people that I know and love,

    After the Lord called that person and ask that person whether they want to be His child they confess their sins to Him (this part I do not hear anything)and then I hear then He says to them I give you eternal life, I am so happy too with that person happy to know that, that person will go to heaven, love to be with the Lord in prayers

    I am so blessed please keep on praying for me thank you Pastor

    Agape greetings

    Mensie ( Erika taylor)

  44. zawadi says:

    I praise Christ.
    Andrew I give a testimony.
    Some time back I wrote to you asking you to pray with me. It was tight.
    But we serve a living God. My debts are being cleared and I was promoted. Even my husband was promoted.
    I praise God for he is always faithful!!!!
    In all situations, Just call his name….
    Zawadi

  45. Ophelia says:

    Good Day

    last week I got a mail with a testimony on my email and it was like God was speaking to me after I read it I though to myself I also have a testimony that I must share.

    My testimony

    I got married in 2013 and all we wanted was to have a baby but it was not possible for I was not able to conceive on my own needed help. We went to see a doctor he said we should just use fertility tables our problem is not that big. The first month I used it the tables never worked I used it the second month and it did. I thanked God so much for giving me a baby was very happy. In that time the tables were discontinued so I could not get anymore not that I wanted but my friend did coz she also had a problem. 9 week later I had a miscarriage I was so upset thinking why would God allow this to happen and take my baby away I was very sad and I could not try again coz there was no tables to try and I was so upset never wanted a baby again.

    Last year we tried again same think with the tables the doctor told me it never worked we had to get stronger tables. In my sad time my sister came to tell me she is pregnant and she is only married for 4 month. I was so upset and as God why can he give her a child and not me what did I ever do. A week later I found out I was pregnant and God never let me down.

    8 weeks later I found out I was having twins but I was busy losing one and there was nothing the doctors could do at that time but I thanked God that I still had one baby left and he or she will be my blessing.

    When I was 29 weeks pregnant I went to my doctor for a check up he told me that my baby has stopped growing on 26 weeks and she will have to come out or else she would die. She will have a 70% chance to life outside but 0% inside me. My world was upside down I never knew what to say or do I was so angry upset blaming myself for what I don’t now. Blaming God for giving me 2 miscarriages and now he want to take away my last one that I carried for so long. I thought to myself what kind of a God are you how can you do this you have to hart.

    On my way to the hospital I was so upset but a thought came to me and it was to pray for Amy that our babies name, that is all I could think off. I prayed and told everyone I knew the story and told them to pray that is all that is going to help. I think the whole world was praying at that time.

    Amy was born on the 18 October 2014 her weight was 660g that is very very small. I saw Amy for 5 sec that day and she went to ICU I was so sad really felt like my world was falling apart. Amy was in hospital for 2 months and 3 weeks and believe me when I say that brought us closer to God we prayed for her everyday everybody did that’s all we done day and night. God took me though a road that I never thought I would cross really. Some babies only came to ICU for a week or so and went home Amy could not go home. God made me so strong that I could be strong for Amy God went with me to hospital everyday and stepped in before I went in he guided me each day.

    Amy is at home today 10months old and 6.1 Kg God was with me and my husband all that time when she was in hospital we never walked along there were difficulty times sad times but we made it. God is good I think my husband only got a bill of R1000 and Amy’s medical bill was over 1 million rand if not more. This was really amazing what God done for us.

    When I had my first miscarriage God was in control he had a reason why I was to young to understand but today I do. When I lost Amy’s half i was to upset to understand why but God had it under control. When Amy was born on 29 weeks I was angry and upset but God was in control.

    Today my husband and I got to church every Sunday we never use to do that sin we got married Amy is going to be baptized on the 11 October. God is in control of our life. I believe sometimes God has to allow things to happen in your life just for you to go on your knees and as him for help I will always thank him and make sure Amy follows the way of God. She is our Miracle baby all the thanks is to our wonderful God.

    Hope this story touches you in so many ways and let it be a testimony God is alive and can do miracles

  46. Alive to God says:

    Hello Andrew

    I have been asking you so many times to pray for me for various situations.

    I want to tell you about a miracle that happened to me.
    Last week Tuesday we had floods where I live. I was called at work and told I must come home now as the river was in flood and if I came later I might not be able to cross it.
    I drove back home and I saw the river in flood, and I took the chance. I respect nature a great deal so I don’t just take chances. But the road was taken out because f the amount of rain. So as I drove in, the water hit my car on the left window, and then swing the car to the right and off the bridge.
    I sat in the car and knew I had to get out. I look up and saw the smallest tree ever and I’m big. I got out the water ripped my away and as I passed this little tree I grabbed onto it and pulled myself out.

    I then walked 2 km back home covered in mud and ice-cold.

    They then pulled my car out when the river calmed down as the water was too strong.

    The damaged done to my car….. R 500.00

    My entire life changed. God gave me a Miracle and with that I know he loves me. I have in the mean time lost 5 kg. I’m so positive and I know my God My Father indeed loves me and He has Blessed me and will Bless me.

    God Bless
    Venita

    • Rusty Hunter says:

      Wow, wonderful, indeed we serve a mighty God, but then again if we look at it the right way what a Mighty God serves us who believe and reverence him.

  47. Tsitsi Mtutwa says:

    You survived and only R500, wow WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE SAVE

    • katrina says:

      Dear pastor Andrew and Vanessa and Team.

      I asked for prayer for my nephew Deon 17 years old on 5 October 2015, who got drunk on 3 October 2015, attacked his older brother and mother. The brother lost a tooth, he missed the mother with a knife, as well as the brother. The mother had to call in the police. He was locked up the Saturday 3 October till Wednesday 7October.Thank you for the prayers for Deon.
      He appeared in court on Monday 5 October, were released from custody on Wednesday 7 October although he had to make a 3rd appearance again on 29 October.
      He asked forgiveness from the mother and brother in court. They all reconciled. He is at peace at the moment.

      Thank you for your commitment and love to stand by me in prayer.

      Regards,

      Katrina
      Windhoek

  48. Greetings Andrew. At the beginning of the year my grandson Ethan was diagnosed with obstructive apnea and SAD immune system deficiency. Despite his diagnosis even his paediatrician is embarrassed when he sees, through everyone’s prayers how active and we’ll Ethan looks and is. In His mercy, our precious Father God is ensuring that everyone knows how His Son’s death on the cross has not been in vain; how my precious grandson is successfully back at creche and sleeping through the night. What a precious God we serve. Thank you EVERYONE for your prayers.

  49. Anandia says:

    Just to share with you how God answered my request:

    My car has been making a funny noise for about a month now, which my husband said could be the cambelt and tensioner. Bearing in mind we don’t have finances to just fork out when something breaks. So I phone a mechanic and ask him if I can bring my car to him just for a quote. I get there and the gentlemen says to me that he cannot allow me to drive any further with this car as it WILL break and it will then cost me a lot of money.

    Worried, because I don’t have the finances to pay for the repairs even though it is not a lot of money to other people, the mechanic said: “You know what, leave the car here, you can pay me when you’ve managed to get the money” – How great is our GOD???

    This morning one of my friends saw the quote on my desk and asked about it, I told her the story and she said to me: “I will give you the money to pay them, you can fix it with me at a later stage” – This is How GREAT OUR GOD is!!!!!

  50. Nelisiwe Shabalala says:

    02Nov2015..Today’s message is a Perfect message for a perfect day. My first day as permanent employee after temping for almost a year. The Lord has been my rock and my pillar where all my trust is. I gave it all to my Rock of Faith, of Grace and Mercy. The Righteous one.
    ========================
    Here is your word for today:

    Verse: Psalm 18:2

    ‘The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and the One who rescues; My God, my rock and strength in whom I trust and take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower – my stronghold.’

  51. Tshepo Msimango says:

    Many thanks guys,God is good all the time,I almost got injured badly due to a car accident I was involved in this past weekend,but luckily all four of us are fine,no one got hurt,thanks for your continued work for the Lord’s work and blessing us everyday.
    May God’s love and blessings be upon you all.

  52. Jorge Basilio says:

    HI Andrew,

    Just thought of sharing this with you,

    I woke up this morning just pondering on my life what I have achieved and where I am today, and felt quite despondent thinking that I have not really achieved much.
    As I was spending time with the Lord, He gave me Haggai 2: 9. I ponder on it and wandered why, God then lead me to Hebrews, 10 , 11, 12 ( Confession, Assembly, Confidence, Faith )

    Soon after that I opened my computer, downloaded my mail and got this message from you (Haggai 2:9) , this was mind blowing GOD speaks with one voice

    Not sure how you get the daily word, but somehow you are listening

    Bless u

  53. katrina says:

    On 5 October 2015, I asked prayer for my nephew Deon, 17 years who went on a violence spree and threw stones at his older brother, and hitting him with a stone that causes the brother to lost a tooth. He also missed both the mother and brother with a knife. He was arrested on the night of 4 October 2015 and released on Wednesday 7 October although he had to appear 3 times in court, the last 30th November. He was given community work, to clean the social welfare yard till 30th November.

    I just want to thank the Lord, for prayers answered.
    On 30th November, the last appearance, he was acquitted.

    Thank you very much for interceding for him.
    My biggest appreciation for your time. God bless.
    Katrina
    Windhoek
    Namibia

  54. katrina says:

    On 25 November 2015, I sowed a seed of R200 for the 1st time in this ministry. I sowed the seed towards a pressing financial need that I am facing and financial turmoil that I am finding myself in, trusting God to come through for my own financial needs.

    I have also to add that yesterday 30th November around between 9h30- 12h00, I could feel the presence of the Lord moving in me and I unknowingly just started to praise the Lord, and I knew that you were praying for me.

    Barely 4 days after I sowed the seed, I received a miracle of R2600 from an unexpected source. It is a miracle indeed because the person who happened to be my cousin, gave me this amount of R2200 and her husband another R400, bringing the total amount to R2600.
    What a mighty God!!!!. God surprised me beyond my expectations!!!

    Thank you dear brethren for the prayers. I am still trusting the Lord to further deliver me from the financial turmoil I find myself and for healing for myself and a friend.

    Thank you very much.
    Katrina
    From: Windhoek
    Namibia

    • Tsitsi Mtutwa says:

      Hi Katrina
      I trust you are well. Our God is really GREAT, He supplies all our needs. What a great testimony.

      Keep well and stay blessed.

      Tsitsi

    • Rusty Hunter says:

      Yes indeed, I have had such miracles from God,
      I list but one here and there are many
      A few years ago still employed but not in a good financial position having to raise all my children alone, I often ran out of money. I used to buy Bibles for those who could not afford them, I went around to my black co workers and asked them if they wanted to have a Bible and indeed they did, So I took there names and the language they needed them in, I then ordered the Bibles from the Bible Society, and then had to pay the invoice, I cannot remember the amount but to give an example here, not the right amount my memory not that bright any more, lets say it was R269,18. Well what was I suppose to do, I could not pay it and they needed the Bibles, I then went to check my savings account knowing full well there is no money, and what did I find? in it was R269.18 on the dot. How I was overjoyed and paid it at once, I also will remark here since the day that I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior I never saw a hungry day like we had before. Indeed how He keeps the bread coming. All Praise and Glory be to God, Keep trusting, never doubt, for trusting opens the hand of God. We must never pray and doubt, wait for God, and remember God is not slow, Our time and Gods time is not the same time, wait patiently and thank Him even if your prayers have not come to pass yet, For God said, Blessed are those who have not seen but believe. May God answer your prayers and turn your financial position around. AMEN.

  55. Karen says:

    amen indeed God is Faithful and true to His word love u Jesus

  56. LEE-ANN says:

    Glory be to God my son was blessed with a lovely little baby boy. He had lost his job and was lifted up in prayer two weeks later the same place he was working at had offered him another position within the company. He is now working a full time job and is able to provide for his family. God our Father is great

  57. Maxine says:

    Good Morning Pastor Andrew & Vanessa Roebert

    Thank you for you word today, I prayed about this last night and today I got my answer through your word. God has really been good to me,
    I’ve been through so many difficult times and a few of the times your words have carried me through,
    May god bless you and your work.

    Regards

  58. Comfort Selebi says:

    Thank you for your well wishes and prayers. I had an awesome run at Comrades . God carried me from the beginning to the end .I now know what people mean when they say “
    go and enjoy your Comrades Marathon. I was running at a comfortable pace ,shaved off over
    two hours from my last year’s time . Last year my time was 11h:06 , this year is 8h:42 .
    Running at a comfortable pace all the way , saw things I did not even see along the way on my 1st run in 2015 . The crowd was awesome …they called me by name as if they knew me . Seeing the beauty of KZN , thanked God for the beautiful world he has created and the beautiful weather on the day . I asked God to carry me when fatigue came especially during the last 10km to the finish. As always God carried me through. I enjoyed running Comrades 2016 .
    I give Glory to God !!!

    Comfort

  59. Salomé Smuts says:

    Six and half years ago we prayed for a baby – in the six years we lost two children. I was at my lowest of low and wondering WHAT DID I DO THAT GOD IS PUNISHING ME???? I was asking God if He has forgotten me – doesn’t He hear my crying prayers and doesn’t He see my tears??? My husband was my rock and just said we must keep on praying and one day my daily reading was about FAITH and the summary of the message was the following: “Faith is giving thanks to God for what you have received as if you have already received it.” SO, that is what we did and on 1 May 2015 just before the SAD Marathon in Wellington the test was positive and obviously our joy was never ending. Before falling pregnant we decided that we do not want to know the sex of the baby WHEN we fall pregnant. While running I was singing my praises to God and 900m from the end I ran over 2 blue baby booties in the road. The next day all the signs of a miscarriage was there and all I kept saying to my husband “I can not loose another child”. We prayed the blood of Jesus over our unborn child and after 4 days the doctor did a ultra sound saying there is no harm to the baby but no running for mommy anymore. As I was already 41 years of age an amnio was on the cards but we decided together that we will take whatever God gives us and we are not having an amnio. We just prayed that the heart beat must be so strong that once our baby is born people will be amazed at his/her love for God. At 20 weeks of my pregnancy we had the ultrasound indicating any abnormalities etc. The first thing the doctor said: “WOW what a strong heart beat for such an infant” and tears flowed down our faces. That Sunday the priest were preaching from 2 Samuel but the Holy Spirit took me to 1 Samuel 1:27 “…and she called him Samuel as she prayed him from God.” Not knowing what to make of it I shared it with my husband and he said “that is a nice name for a boy”. At 36 weeks a routine check up resulted in my immediate admission to hospital as I had a rupture which was leaking fluids to my unborn child. On the 4th day the morning at 5h15 they came to do routine checks and the sister asked me when have I felt baby kicking and I couldn’t answer her – her face said it all. AGAIN I prayed the blood of Jesus over our child and at 8h00 the gine came to tell me an emergency C-section and at 13h20 our perfectly healthy baby boy Samuel was born. ALL PRAISE TO OUR GOD!!

  60. opaque2000 says:

    Dear Pastor Andrew and beloved in the Lord

    I would like to share with you what the Lord Jesus Christ has done for me.

    In December 2015, on my second day of leave, I started feeling chest pains, shortness of breath and then eventually started feeling like I was about to pass out.
    I then realized that I was having a heart-attack at the age of 34.

    Being at home, alone with my 10 year old son, I was petrified. I called my wife, but she was caught in meetings for the day, called my mother, no answer. I called my brother and then my sister, both of whom were in meetings or driving and couldn’t take calls.
    Then I remembered Psalm 145:18… and I prayed and called on the Lord.

    It so happened as I was standing in my driveway praying for God to make a way, an old man who lives down the road, came walking past my house with his grandchild. He stopped right next to my house. I knew the Lord had sent him my way to assist.
    I asked and the old man without any delay, fetched his car and took me to the doctor. From there, I was sent to hospital.

    One week and a triple heart by-pass surgery later, I was released from hospital. God has graciously protected me and my family. I am getting better each day. But am completely healed in Jesus’ name.

    I thank God every day for the amazing thing He’s done in my life. Even allowing this to come on my path, has been a blessing. Because I got to first-hand experience what it’s like to be rescued by our Father.

    To God be the glory, Soli Deo Gloria
    Neil

  61. fran says:

    we trusted God to give our daughter a job that would suit her needs as a young mother returning to work after 6years at home.God did just that and we give him all the glory.

    • Good morning Past Andrew I just have share this good news with you

      A while ago ask for prayer for my brother Richard and my sister Hayley well GOD has come true for me my brother Richard rededicate his life to GOD AND Hayley gave her heart to GOD

      THANK YOU for praying for me and my family I just give him all the praises and the GLORY
      May GOD blessings be with you and your family

      Stay bless
      From Shirley Stevens

      From Eldorado Park

  62. Ulrike Entwistle says:

    I don’t know how familiar you are with the American Medical Insurance Situation. For a self-employed person like myself it’s a bit of a minefield. I am in a ‘managed care network’ that is very local with an enormous annual deductible. We had made numerous attempts to cover the planned surgery. I had written a letter asking for coverage in March. But when the time came…

    On Tuesday 23. August my friend Carol and I traveled from Florida to New Orleans. LA. That same evening Dr. Sullivan called me with the hugely disappointing news that after a peer-to-peer review, with a Dr. at the insurance, they denied my eligibility for surgery, stating that I needed to stay within my network boundaries.

    Between then and Wednesday morning I called the insurance to get the names of the only 3 plastic surgeons in my network. Dr. Sullivan’s billing specialist called them all and with some explaining she received a letter from all three that they don’t perform the surgery I was to have, namely The Stacked DIEP invented by Dr. Sullivan. Still the insurance denied the request.

    So when Carol and I arrived at the Center that Wednesday morning I was in the process of making peace with not having the surgery, just having wasted a lot of time and money and vacation time… when the CEO came to us and said that Dr. Sullivan had said we’ll go ahead with the surgery I literally got weak in the knees.

    Minutes later we met with Dr. Sullivan and when I asked him how he could possibly go ahead, with a clear denial from the insurance, he said: “It’s the right thing to do, and here we do the right thing!” I could have cried… what a gift! (my miracle!!!)

    During my hospital stay and with the support of my praying friend Carol I learned about the many staff members that love the Lord. The words “here we do the right thing” received added meaning.

    Please pray for all at The Center of Reconstructive Breast Surgery and bless them for their hands-on, personal and caring work.

  63. Please read and answer the verse in the Holy Bible Exodus 23;20-21, John 5;43, Proverbs 30;4 and Micah 6;9, Isaiah 24;15, Malachi 1;11 KJV.

  64. Saartjie Lewis says:

    All glory to God; not sure if you can recall but I also asked you to pray with us for my daughter Xanthe to get a job and guess what; our prayers were answered. After being at home for 8 months she got a job and she is so happy with the job God has provided her with.

    We serve such an amazing and faithful God
    Saartjie
    Lewis.

  65. Asanda says:

    My name is Asanda and I have been looking for a job for quite sometime and I decided to send an e-mail to Pastor Andrew requesting him to keep me in prayers as I was still looking. I sent an e-mail end of July and in September I applied for a job and was called for an interview in October beginning. Towards the mid October I was called and advised that I will be starting on the 1st November. I give all the praise to each and everyone who kept on praying for me not forgetting giving thanks to God and trusting in him that whenever you ask in his name you get. I would like to pass my gratitude to each and everyone for keeping me in your prayers may God keep on blessing you abundantly. Thank you.

  66. Penny Hoffman says:

    Dear Alive to God,

    Thank you for all the prayers, my wedding day was AWESOME, and I believe so will my marriage life continue to be. Hallelujah!
    I had my dream wedding!!!, our Heavenly Father really made my special day very very very special indeed, lost for words!
    Thank you very much my brothers and sisters. May God continue to richly bless Alive to God.

    Warmest Regards,
    Penny Hoffman

  67. Mpho says:

    To God be the Glory my house was about to be closed I emailed asking for prayers and God hacked unto my voice and heard our prayers, I had been struggling with paying the full rent money as I am the bread winner in my house my husband has been out of a job since he left his work at an occult church things had been difficult to a point where our agent send us a message to say we need to evacuate their apartment it was meant to be end of September by God’s Mercy after the prayers they gave us another month to stay, we went searching and still by His Grace we got approved for a place of stay,

    Be thou exalted oh Lord, be lifted up , all Glory and Honor to you Savior.

  68. Qama - Rise says:

    Thank you so much Pastor Andrew and Vanessa for the daily uplifting messages. I am happy to tell you that God blessed me with a new job, on the 1st of November I will be starting my new job. I have been praying for financial breakthrough and a career change. God has done wonders and gave me what I needed, I am truly blessed by your daily messages. May God continue to bless you and your family abundantly.

  69. Ms L Sterling says:

    We moved to Germany beginning August. Little did we know the challenge that awaited us to get accommodation. Most of the units come without a kitchen, cupboardso, lights etc. To lustart afresh with furniture and to install a kitchen was not too easy. Eventually I wrote to Pastor Andrew requesting prayer. Last week our prayers were answered and we signed the contract on Friday. Not only that, the apartment is much better than we hoped for. Honour and glory to God!

  70. Nancy Wakaba says:

    Dear Pastor Andrew,

    Thank you for allowing me to share my testimony on this precious page.

    I have been a daily follower of AlivetoGod for close to 10 years and what a blessing they have become to me. Its the first thing I read when I enter the office.

    My testimony:
    I have started a new company and I am going to China for a meeting. Its my first time there. My cousin who is going with me misinformed me about the visa requirements. He told me that I only needed a letter of invitation from any company in China, a support letter from the company which will pay for my expenses, airticket, yellow fever, visa fee etc. So the being an organized person, i took my application with all the requirements. When I got there, I was informed that being the first visit to china i needed an official invitation from the Chinese government. This really broke my heart as I didnt know anyone in china to chase the letter for me. I had booked my air ticket and therefore had only one week to get the letter and apply for the visa. That means I needed like two weeks to get everything done. And to get the letter, I need a CID good conduct which takes two weeks. Mine had expired. I went down on my knees. I sent a note to Pastor Andrew to help me pray for the situation. He replied and informed me that people are praying for me and all will be well. What a comfort i felt when I heard that statement and I relaxed and asked God to take full control. On a friday, I walked in to the CID and the police offered to fill my form which is filled online but due to the panic i forgot. I went and explained my situation to one of the guys there who offered to help me. On Monday morning I was called to pick my certificate, barely one day after applying. I found Chinese office which was inviting us for the exhibition. I gave them my papers and they requested for my letter from China. I went and suspended my flight till i get the visa. It took three days and i got. Applied for my visa and i received it last week on Thursday. I now have everything in order and scheduled to travel on Monday. I didnt miss a thing.

    When we put full trust in God, nothing can go wrong as there’s nothing impossible with God. I want to thank everyone who prayed for me. Please continue praying for a breakthrough as I go to look for clients there.

    He’s a good father.

    Amen.

  71. Janine Rochussen says:

    Thank you for the daily thoughts going out pastor Andrew. I would like to share the following: When someone asks me “Why Jesus, Why trust in God, Why be a born again believer?” I would answer – because throughout my life, even when I was not holding on to God, He held onto me. He took care of me, protected me, gave me undeserved mercy – always. God has been so good to me I cannot but love and trust and praise Him. When I am walking with Jesus I experience peace and inner joy, when I walk on my own and follow my own path I experience fear, darkness and an anxious life.

    Jesus truly is the light and the way. I choose Jesus because it gives me a life on earth I enjoy living even when I go through troubled times. Troubled times with Jesus is a lot different than troubled times without Him. Praise be to God always!! God is Good all the time!!

  72. Rusty Hunter says:

    Hello Pastor Andre, Thank you so much for all the good and sound scripture you so faithfully send.
    I would like to share my experience about the goodness of Our Lord,
    I was away on holiday in Australia by the kindness of my Australian friends who paid my way and took very good care of me, For this alone I Thank God for He knew I really needed a holiday and not in a financial position to take one, but then the cherry on the top came out of the hand of God,
    Whilst in Australia I got a message to say that two armed robbers enter my home, they tied up those who live with me, then they stared to go through the house, The most amazing thing being nothing of mine was taken, Absolutely nothing, but for a few silver coins when they turned my handbags out, no one was harmed although they did take belongings of the other two, It is so strange,(or was it) I then checked my handbags, two of them, and in both cases I opened the zips on the sides and behold there was the two hundred rand in tact, the other handbag I took out the little purse which they took the silver, it also had a little zip on the side and inside I found the other R250 I left for them just in case they ran out of food.
    One of my sons remarked that I surely I am Gods little white bread, it sounds much better in Afrikaans, how amazing is that, Not only did My Lord take me on a holiday he also protected those in my home against violence, but made sure nothing God given was taken from me.
    How wonderful Our God is All Praise to The Father, The Son and The Holy spirit,
    Indeed we need not fear for God is forever with those who reference Him. Let prayer and praise always be on your lips. for true is His words that He will protect and take care of his own..
    Amen Amen.

  73. Good morning Past Andrew I just have share this good news with you
    A while ago ask for prayer for my brother Richard and my sister Hayley well GOD has come true for me my brother Richard rededicate his life to GOD AND Hayley gave her heart to the Lord

    THANK YOU for praying for me and my family I just give him all the praises and the GLORY
    May GOD blessings be with you and your family
    Stay bless
    From Shirley Stevens
    ELDORADO PARK

  74. Alive to God says:

    Good morning Past Andrew I just have share this good news with you

    A while ago ask for prayer for my brother Richard and my sister Hayley well GOD has come true for me my brother Richard rededicate his life to GOD AND Hayley gave her heart to GOD

    THANK YOU for praying for me and my family I just give him all the praises and the GLORY

    May GOD blessings be with you and your family

    Stay bless

    From Shirley

    “Posted o/b/o Shirley Stevens – Please go ahead and post my testimony on your block I want the world to know that we are serving a marical working GOD”

  75. Alive to God says:

    Greetings in Jesus Name!
    I must take the time to commend you on your steadfast
    prayer for me during my stay at the hospital. I strongly believe that when you
    prayed for me I was miraculously healed before I went for my ultrasound. This was
    based on doctors findings of a breast lump which couldn’t be detected on the sonogram thereafter!!!
    Many thanks for your dedication and Gods calling to heal the sick.

    “Posted o/b/o Brenda Govender – Please can you kindly post it for me on blog.God Bless”

    • Beryl Shamrock says:

      Good morning saints

      A word of thanks to you for interceding on my behalf.

      God has come through. We found a carer and both my dad and she’s very happy. There is a great improvement in my dads rehab, since she started. I trust and pray this will be long term.

      Thank you for continued prayer and daily words of encouragement.

  76. Lesley Medcalf says:

    Dear Andrew & Vanessa

    Once again, thank you so much for your daily quotes from the Bible. I enjoy reading the daily messages from our Lord and Saviour. This time last year I was having radiation for breast cancer and Praise GOD so far I am clear. My next mammogram and check-up is in Feb next year. The Lord has Blessed me abundantly during 2016 and continues to do so.

    I had to put ALL my FAITH in HIM as I was stressing over my son, Troy, who has just turned 36 and has had a tremendous turbulent year, emotionally and physically i.e. he deserted his fiancée and their two children, left his work of employment, got involved in alcohol and drugs and only now after continual prayer throughout the year, has he finally found work as a Website Developer and starts work on Monday. He has returned to his family and more so than ever we will continue to pray and THANK GOD for watching over Troy and will pray that Troy and Roxanne will come to know how important it is to have GOD in their lives. I firmly believe in GOD’s timing!

    Thank you once again for being such an inspiration in my life.

    Blessings to you and your family as we celebrate the birth of Christ.
    Love

    Lesley

  77. Janet Shaik says:

    Dear Pastor Andrew

    Thank you for the daily inspiration messages , today is my son’s birthday , he turns 12 .
    His name is Skye Joel Shaik

    Skye ( GOD WROTE A PROMISE IN THE SKY )
    Joel ( Jesus Our Eternal Love )

    He is such a blessing , let me share a testimony .
    When Skye was conceived , he was out of the womb, and the doctor advised us to abort him .We fasted and prayed , what a miracle when we went back to the doc
    The scan showed he was safe in the womb. The devil was not finished with him , at 2.15pm on the 1st December 2016 , Skye was kicking inside me .
    I started to experience pain , I was rushed to the hospital and a scan was run .
    Scan showed the cord was around his neck , and his heartbeat was decreasing. I was prep for an emergency casear .
    At 9.15 pm , Skye was born . watta a JOY .

    When I visit the doctor , I said this was the child that u asked me to abort .

    12 years with the grace of God , my son is blessed with everything. He plays chess and he scored 100 percent on his Maths paper .
    The wisdom he has is so unbelievable , he can comfort the most depressed person, I truly thank God for him.
    I pray he always walk in the light of God , and I remind him how important it is to stay and live a Christian life.

    My kids are such blessings , please can I request they always remain in your prayers and I pray they can always overcome temptation .

    Be blessed

    From Janet

  78. Felicity Mason says:

    Hi Pastor Andrew & Vanessa, thank you so much for your daily readings. Somehow God always has something He highlights, either for myself or someone else. I am always blessed by this wonderful ministry. On Christmas Day God blessed us with another little angel – our 10th grandchild, Ariella Themba, a Hebrew/Xhosa name meaning Lioness of God, & Hope. We give Him all the glory for His wonderful blessings and provision. I’m not sure how to attach a picture to a blog and I don’t like posting pix of other people’s children on facebook. Bless you both for 2017

  79. Vusi says:

    Thank for the word Pastor Leaving the presence of Now its important also for our Health and body

    I dont if i told i got a new job last year November at Yonder Media,

    I like say say thank you very much for your prayers you did last year, God is good last November week on Monday i got a baby girl and on friday same week i got New Job

    Thank You so much Pastor i wish i can visit you one day

  80. Stefan says:

    Sometime last year I have asked Pastor Andrew to pray for me for an interview I had for a work promotion that I got. But that was not all that I got, I got so much more!
    I not only got the team leader position but also got to go to Germany and China a company car and by December I was almost not going on the long planned holiday but by the grace of GOD we had a great family holiday in the Transkei.
    Don’t get me wrong I am not bragging but I am great full for my cup runs over I asked for one thing and GOD blessed me in abundance.
    And with that I want to thank all of you also for praying ( there is much power in prayer and so much more when more than one prays to GOD)

    Thank you for all the messages, sometimes they are for me and sometimes they are for some one that I know.

    Thank you and GOD bless you.

  81. Christobelle says:

    Good afternoon Pastor Andrew
    Just letting you know that our faithful GOD has blest My brother in law Fabian with employment. He starts his new job on Friday. Praise GOD. He is always faithful and just. Thank you for your prayers.
    May GOD Bless you,your family and your ministry abundantly. “do not tell GOD how big your storm is, but tell your storm how big your GOD is.”

  82. Pastor Israel Peter Kegode says:

    Dear Pastor Andrew & Vanessa

    I would like to thank God for appointment as Kenya Facilitator to Intercessors Prayer Ministry Brooklyn New York. and for the great things he is doing through intercessors around the world.

    To GOD be the glory

    Pastor Israel Peter Kegode

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM IPMI REGRADING THE MGPT

    2/23/2017

    IPMI, Forging Partnership with Movement Day Global Cities in Support of World Evangelism and
    Spiritual Transformation of Nations

    Dear MGPT Facilitator

    I would like to take this opportunity to announce a partnership that IPMI recently forged with Dr. Mac Pier and the New York City Leadership Center to help facilitate monthly prayer support for Movement Day Global Cities through the Monthly Global Prayer Teleconference (MGPT). According to the New York City Leadership Center, “Movement Day Global Cities (MDGC) aims to accelerate a gospel movement amongst cities, focusing on influencing committed leaders to make vibrant changes in their regions. In pursuit of this mission, “like-minded individuals are gathered and challenged to find solutions to “stubborn facts” plaguing their city — facts such as crime, poverty, spiritual apathy, struggling educational systems, unemployment and more.”

    As most of you are aware, IPMI collaborated with the New York City Leadership Center to host the October 24, 2016 Global Leadership Prayer Gathering in support of the Movement Day Global Cities 2016.
    Approximately 3000 leaders from 95 nations attended the October 25 –
    27 Congress following this historic Gathering at the Brooklyn Tabernacle. Approximately 1500 leaders participated in the Prayer Gathering.

    This partnership with Dr. Mac Pier and the New York City, in essence, seeks to build on what was accomplished through this historic Movement Day prayer gathering, by providing vital prayer support to this unique Gospel initiative, which is facilitating spiritual changes in a number of major cities around the world. While providing critical prayer support to the Movement, we expect that the partnership will also facilitate the continued growth and development of the MGPT. One of IPMI’s goals through the MGPT over the next 5 years is to mobilize over 3000 participants in united prayer monthly for revival in the global church in support of the evangelization and spiritual transformation of nations.

    Currently, IPMI hosts the MGPT three times per month, on first Thursday, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM; and the following Friday, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. These powerful sessions of prayer are facilitated through collaboration with our dear friend, Esther Ilnisky, Founder and President of the Esther Network International, and a group of wonderful leaders, including pastors from across the United States, the United Kingdom, Africa, India, Jamaica and Belize in South America.

    I would also like to take this opportunity, as well, to welcome to the group our newest facilitator, Peter Kegode. Peter is from Nairobi, Kenya, and will be joining the MGPT Saturday session. He is currently engaged in a significant ministry effort involving South Sudan, including a national prayer initiative to facilitate spiritual change in South Sudan.. Peter is also an intercessor with years of experience and serves as a member of the African House of Prayer led by Emeka Nwampka of Nigeria. Emeka ministered here at an IPMI Global Prayer Summit several years ago.

    We look forward to your participation with us for the next MGPT, scheduled for next Thursday, March 2 – Saturday, March 4.

  83. Busisiwe Mkhize says:

    Dear Pastor Andrew, Vanessa and all the Intercessors,

    I would like to take this opportunity to Thank you all for your prayers during this time that I was faced with. This case started in October 2016, and it has taken 6 months, yesterday was the judgement day.

    The Magistrate found out that there is no case, no evidence brought to the court that shows that I have harassed and intimidated the applicant, even the warrant of arrest was uplifted. Andrew and Vanessa I would like to let you know that I have started to subscribe to your ministry from 2004, and each time I request a prayer from your ministry, my prayer is answered.

    I am so relieved, because God has shown that the truth will set a person free, that’s what happened to me yesterday, during all the process I have been telling the truth. I thank you for the word that we receive on a daily basis, it builds up our spiritual muscles and makes our spiritual journey meaningful to us.

    May God bless you all and know that you touched our lives in different ways.

  84. Coen Lottering says:

    Halloo Pastor Andrew

    I’m AFrikaans speaking and it is sometimes difficult For me Coen to say in English what is on my hart..
    But I try my best Pastor as long as you may understand me..

    I was this Past Weekend on A MensCamp..
    We were 160 Men and all the Men who was there receive Jesus and the Holy Spirit and place every burden by the Cross OF Jesus …
    Pastor I saw hard men Cry beFore God..

    Me and my Friend came Sunday AFternoon back..Brand New Men For Jesus..

    I AM A New Person in Jesus…Praise God..

    Greetings
    From Coen
    From Sasolburg

  85. Vivienne says:

    Good Morning Pastor Andrew,
    I just have to share this testimony. It has always been my dream to become a teacher, ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of becoming a teacher. Today at the age of 45 the Lord opened the way with a word out of the book of Corinthians “I have opened a door for you, not without adversities “. I got a bursary. I want to encourage someone out there. Please do not give up, persevere. God will come through for you. God is a mighty God, He is alive and God answers your prayer. Believe, trust for God keeps His promise.

    Thank you for the opportunity to share my testimony.
    Vivienne

  86. _ says:

    Hi Pastor Andrew Roebert
    Thank you for sending me the message regarding to read 1 Samuel 16:13.
    My wife has been moved to a different location (away from the person who has given her a hard time). God Is Good. All Glory to Him.

  87. Jean says:

    Dear Andrew and Vanessa

    Last week I asked for prayer for a job for my daughter and we heard yesterday that she starts today.

    I just want to say thank you and to God for the prayers sent up and answered.

    I am not very good when it comes to fasting in fact I am a dismal failure but I really felt the Lord lay it on my heart to fast not only for Abigail and another friend of ours who is having work problems, but also to fast for Vanessa.

    By God’s grace I made it through the day and I trust that whatever need Vanessa has God will also come through for her as He did for Abigail.

    I must say that after my first fast ever at the age of 52 I feel encouraged to try it again on behalf of others. I truly felt blessed and encouraged to be used in this small way.

    May God continue to bless you both and your children and ministry.

    Kindest regards
    Jean

  88. Cheryl says:

    Awhile ago I requested prayer for my son Ryan. He was going through a very difficult time both personally and work related. He could not find a job but PRAISE GOD he has been given a job 3 months ago and last week he received news of a new role with a promotion within the same Group of Companies. All this has enabled him to provide soup (which he makes) for a soup kitchen on Sunday mornings feeding the homeless. He has started going to church something which I have been praying for, for a long time. We serve an almighty God.
    God Bless all those who pray daily for blessings for others.

  89. Asanda says:

    Hi Pastor Andrew and the whole congregation.
    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your prayers when I was desperately looking for employment. I would like to let you know that today marks my 6 month on the job and I am very happy, you have done so much for me and I believe God is great. May you continue to inspire more people, GOD BLESS!!

  90. Good morning to Everybody –

    Dear Pastor Andrew and Vanessa,

    I have received “beautiful” photos from my daughter Louise this morning. I would love to share them with the Team. This is The Beloved of the Lord for whom all the prayers were requested. The pregnancy was fine, the birth normal and then Baby Vanzyl stopped breathing! He was rushed to the Sunward Park Clinic in Boksburg, and the Medical Team was so wonderful, they worked through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we just prayed and also asked friends to pray. We are so grateful unto the Lord for His hand of grace upon this precious little baby. He is looking so lovely and peaceful alas there was great concern for him at the time. He is going “home” with the parents this afternoon, the Medical’s have done all the necessary tests and they are more than happy with the results, he has been given a 100% clearance, hence he will be able to go home with his Mom and Dad and just be so blessed with much love and tender care. We are so grateful for this miracle and how God was so gracious unto us, He was the only Person whom we could run to, He was in control all the way.

    Thank you for standing in the gap and lifting our arms in prayer. I appreciate your love so much toward us. You are fulfilling the command of our Lord when He stated that we must pray for one another, it is so important. Thank you again and I know you will enjoy the photos. God bless you all richly as well as the Ministry. May we all grow in the grace of the Lord.

    Kind regards always,
    Elize and family.

  91. Juanet says:

    My dream was always to run the Comrades Marathon. In November 2015 me and my husband decided that we want to do Two Oceans and Comrades in 2016. We started trainging and in March 2016 we both completed our first Two Oceans. After that i suffered from ITB injury in my right leg after Oceans and trainging for my comrades was slow. Needless to say my husband finished his comrades in 2016 and I suffered with my left knee (yes got a injury because of the down run) since a few km’s into the race. I was cut off at the second last cut off by a few seconds. i was devasted but still happy for my husband.
    We have entered for the Comrades 2017 again and training for me went slow because of the knee. I have asked Andrew and the team for prayers a few times. On sunday 4 June 2017 when the tears were streaming down my face while listening to Chariots of Fire at the start of comrades I had a calmness over me and I was beliefing that I would finish. it was so real that I was almost scared that it is only arrogance from my side. Any way the entire race I had NO pain in my left knee, from 60+ km’s the legs was sore but that was purely muscle fatigue. All the glory to God who helped me, who send angels to help me!! i have completed Comrades 2017 in 11:41.
    Unfortunately my husband picked up an achilles injury and he couldn’t run further than 40 km and had to stop. He is very dissappointed and depressed about it – please pray for him.

  92. Thokozile says:

    Dear Pastor Andrew and Vanessa

    Thank you so much for such a powerful message this morning. We were faced with the power of the evil one at work with one of our unions threatening a mass action but on Sunday together with my Deputy, a local Pastor and two ladies of prayer gathered and prayed against the evil one. The Lord heard our prayer and they were confused and the mass action was cancelled with immediate effect!!!

    Oh the Lord is great and He love us so much.

    Thank you also to you and your intercessors who on a daily basis are blessing us with the Lord’s message and pray on our behalf in every area of our lives.

    May He who died for us be with you all the time!!

    Love

    Thokozile Ndlovu

  93. michelle says:

    Dear Pastor Andrew

    God hears all our prayers and he answers them all.
    I would just like to give testimony on my situation. For the past 2 years I’ve had an enlarged liver. I’ve been for blood test after blood test as my liver wasn’t functioning like it should be. I’ve been for ultra sound scans to check the size of my liver. Been for gastroscopies and more blood tests. Last month I sent you a email asking you to pray for me as I was going in for liver biopsy. When I went in on the 12/6/2017 the specialist came to see me and reviewed my file and all my test results. He requested more blood tests as that’s the procedure before doing a biopsy. The next morning when he came to see me and get the results he said that he didn’t feel the need for the biopsy as my liver function results had come down. He ordered a few more blood tests and today I had to go back for those results and a check-up. Good news is that the specialist says my results have normalized which he is happy about but that my liver is still slightly enlarged but not too bad. He says I only have to have a check-up in a year’s time which consists of a ultra sound on my liver and liver functions test done. GOD is good and does things in His time not ours.

    Amen.
    Regards
    Michelle

  94. Arnolda Mondi says:

    Hi Andrew and Vanessa,

    I would like to thank the Lord for using you guys and your ministry to touch and bless many. I would like to share a brief testimony.
    Last year in the month of October 2016 I received my Alive to God magazine and as I was reading through it, I came across a prayer for those who were trusting God for a child. I remembered my friend Norah and I read the prayer out loud on her behalf.
    Norah had been trying to get a baby for like a decade with no luck. November 2016 less than a months time Norah confirmed to us that she was pregnant however she was very scared. She had all these anxious thoughts which were robbing her of her peace.
    I wrote an email to Andrew and Vanessa and shared with them the good and news of conception and requested for prayers for Norah to carry her baby to term. They shared the request with the prayer team who stood in the gap for her.
    Yesterday the 24th of July 2017 my friend Norah gave birth to a baby girl. I really thank God for His blessings toward my friend Norah.
    I am truly grateful for the prayer team that stood by my friend and for the Alive to God ministry.

    Thank you very much

    Arnolda Mondi

  95. Good Day to Everybody –

    Hello all the Blessed and Highly Favoured of the Lord –

    Time to share this photo of little Buckey – he says “hi”. On Sunday past July 30th, he was 3 months old. He is just developing so beautifully and lovely. I believe he will be as I call him, The Beloved of the Lord, as he is growing and growing. I do believe in my heart that this precious child will be so blessed of the Lord. I look at him and I am so grateful for all the prayers that we so much needed when unfortunate unforeseen circumstances arose, yet by the Grace and Love of our Heavenly Father, He placed His hand of Grace upon Buckey and brought him through. What an awesome God serve. So do enjoy this picture of him which his mother sent through yesterday.

    Today’s Scripture reading is extremely precious to me, The Lord always provides for me whenever I am in need of an item in the house. I am so glad that I have Jesus Christ in my life, at times His love is so overwhelming it feels to me that in a strange and wonderful way I feel as though I am absorbed by some supernatural force, that is the wonderful love of God that fills my heart to the brim. I pray that many more people will have the same experience as words fail me to explain the power of His love that washes over me. Praise the name of the Lord through all eternities of eternities.

    Go well with the blessings of the Lord and His divine protection always.

    Love and appreciate you so much with the love of the Lord, Kind regards, Elize.

    I Kings 17:14
    ‘This is what the Lord says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.’
    – The Lord can provide in wonderful ways even during the difficult seasons of life.
    – You may be facing many challenges, but in all that, He is able to provide.
    – He can do miracles in front of your very eyes and multiply the little you have.
    – Give Him what you have in your hands and He will surely multiply it.
    PRAYER: Lord, thank You that You are interested in every detail of my life. I place my life and those things I have in my hands into Your hands. You are the miracle-working God and You will do wonderful things for me. Amen.

  96. Abigail Nkosi says:

    Good Day Pastor

    I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Pastor I would like to give thanks to God and to the prayer warriors. A few months back I sent a prayer request regarding my bond application and my not so good financial position which was affecting my application.
    It is with great pleasure and I am grateful to advise that my application was approved and the flat has been registered in my name.

    I praise God and thank Him for allowing great people to be in our lives and support us with prayers whenever we are overwhelmed by situations which sometimes are beyond our control.

    Thank you very much and God bless you all!

    Regards
    Abigail Nkosi

  97. Herschel Summers says:

    Good evening Pastor, I was accused of rape, which I never did something like that, I give GOD all the glory to show us once again, that our GOD is faithful and never let us down. I also thank you and the intercessors for always praying for me.

    Today, almost 10 mnths later, GOD showed human that he is the greatest and my charges was withdrawn.

    Glory to God, thank you Jesus, AMEN.

    Herschel Summers

    • Rusty Hunter says:

      Dear Pastor Andrew,

      All I can say is WOW reading through all those testimonies, How great is God answering those prayers you so lovingly interceded for. And indeed those daily little news is a blessing, without fail I also pass them on to one lady friend in particular, She loves them. Some I cannot email them to, best way to send one which I believe will help in a situation someone finds themselves in is to rewrite it to send via whatsapp. Hope that is OK with you. May God bless you and your wife for always being there and always returning mail. so nice to have someone out there one can talk too and not being judged for it. . BIG HUG Rusty

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