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4855 cdd Beam of Hope
Cyber Daily Devotion
Volume 20 Number 104
Today’s Author: Pastor Bill
Scripture: Psalm 104:3-4
“He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters, Who makes the clouds His chariot, Who walks on the wings of the wind, Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire” NKJV
Hello, my name is Reverend Vivian Nonjojoo with the Uniting Presbyterian Church Njikerlana Mission in Tsomo, South Africa. I was born in the Eastern Cape of South Africa in the tiny village of Ayliff. I was the middle child of three. My dad was a miner. Mom was a stay at home mom.
Growing up we were a church family. Dad and us kids attended church. Mom and her mother (our grandmother) were elders in church. Our grandmother organized us every Sunday and made sure we were in church.
I attended church as an obligation to make my grandmother happy. Then when I was in high school my pastor’s wife challenged me to become a Pastor. At the time there were no women Pastoring in our churches. I didn’t know how to react. I prayed to the Lord asking what I should do. I sensed the Lord wanted me to talk to my Pastor. I did, his answer when I asked him if I should become a Pastor was, “Why have you waited so long to ask?”
I graduated from the seminary as one of the first women to serve the Lord in a Pastors capacity. After graduation I spent 10 years at my first church bringing revival to the facilities and revival spiritually. The congregation grew in numbers and in strength in the Lord.
During this time, I met and married Reverend Peter. He has gone to be with the Lord. Together we have three boys. A set of twins Sisamkele and Sesethu age 24 and Zipho age 14.
My next assignment took me where I broke more new ground for the Lord. I spent one-year training for ministry as a Military Chaplin. After my training I began working with 1,000 soldiers. 40% women and 60% men. At the same time, I took on my next church assignment near Matata, South Africa at the Uniting Presbyterian Church Njikerlana Mission where this Cross stands.
Throughout my life miracles have been ever present for me and my family and those that I pray for. The two that stand out most are both automobile accidents.
I was driving with my son when a car hit us and destroyed the car. Those who saw the wreckage said no one could be alive in there. When the debris was pulled away, we were safe from harm. Our angels were protecting us.
Once again, I was driving when another car slammed into me. The ensuing tangle on iron, steel, plastic and glass was described as a coffin. When all was removed, we were well. The angels were on duty again protecting us.
When it comes to dreams and visions the Lord has blessed me with such gifts. A good example of how he speaks to me is a dream I had of a prominent member in our church. The dream was horrible. It was about him cheating on his wife. I confronted him. He denied it and left in a huff. The Lord dealt with him after my confrontation and several weeks later he returned and apologized. It was true and he repented and asked his wife for forgiveness.
My favorite Bible verse is John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” NKJV
The Cross to me is a BEAM OF HOPE. Come whatever, the situation will soon be over. And the Cross offers HOPE for a brighter tomorrow and an eternity with Christ.
This Cross planted speaks to everyone who sees it. ALL IS NOT LOST – come to this BEAM OF HOPE in Jesus Christ and you will find Him here.
Prayer: Father thank you for the HOPE that Jesus Christ brings into my life. HOPE for a future life forever with Him.
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