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Friday February 23, 2018

Cunningham Congregation
Uniting Presbyterian Church
Butterworth, South Africa
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GPS/DMS 32°22’44.29″S 27°58’19.1″E

Additional photos after Testimony

4592 cdd Beacon of Hope
Cyber Daily Devotion
Volume 19 Number 101

Today’s Author: Pastor Bill

Scripture: Ephesians 6:18
“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints” NKJV

Hello, my name is Reverend Zamani Makoko from the Cunningham Congregation in Ndabakazi, South Africa. Everyone calls me Reverend Makoko. I was born the oldest of 3 children in the small village of Magali near King Williams Town, South Africa. My dad was a general worker and mom was a domestic worker.

My dad died when I was 7 years old and I was raised by my grandmother and grandfather. We went to church and Sunday school every week. I went through all the church motions to please my grandparents. I had an opportunity to go to a seminary but decided to run from it.

When I was 20 years old my life changed. I had a vision in a dream. I was in a house full of smoke where the Lord spoke to me. He said, “You have to go. I want to use you to preach my word.”

I repented for running from my call and entered the seminary. Upon graduation and leading my first church I met my wife Pauline. We were married and together we have ministered for the Lord.

Preaching was easy for me — ministering to the people took some work. People would come to me for prayer. I asked the Lord what to do. He said, “Just listen and I’ll do the rest.” A lady came to me with diabetes. I prayed, and Jesus healed her. Others came with heart problems. I prayed, and Jesus healed them.

Then the Lord started to give me visions of people who were sick. I would find them, pray for them, and Jesus would heal them.

I’m a practical man. I like projects. We needed extra buildings to become a Beacon of Hope for our community. We organized the project, and everyone helped. We started a feeding program to help those in need. Everyone supported with time, food and money. The hungry were fed and our church grew.

Our latest project as a Beacon of Hope is setting up a co-op for our young men to find good paying jobs. People are beginning to understand and support the project and it is now building. With the help of the Lord we will find the right job for each of our young men going forward.

Pastor Bill I have a request for your readers. They can help us so much. Our community has been victimized by serial killers, rapists and massive unemployment. The demonic forces we face every day are strong. But the power of the Cross through Jesus Christ is stronger. Please, ask your readers to pray for us at the Cunningham Congregation that the killings, rapings and violence with stop in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Pray for good paying jobs for our young men with peace and stability.

The Cross means to me that Jesus saved me and showed me the way to everlasting peace with Him.

This Cross planted is a Beacon of Hope in an area that desperately needs Jesus. We need him to lead us in the way, the truth and the life. Jesus loves us all and he paid the ultimate cost of HIS life for us. His victory over death has set us free of eternal condemnation for all who believe. More must come here and be refreshed by the Lord.

Prayer: Father we stand with Reverend Makoko asking for ministering Angels to surround his area asking that the killings, rapings and violence stop, and good paying jobs are provided for the young men. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!

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