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    A peaceful home

    Bevincia Semper experienced some tragic events growing up which marked her tremendously; one day, as she was walking home, she was sexually assaulted by a boy in her area and from that day she developed a strong hatred towards men. To make matters worse, on her younger brother’s birthday, a day when she was excited to […]

    hurts of the past, I had no peace, Little by little,

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    Loud outside, but insecure inside?

    Like others who use a ‘loud and outgoing’ persona to mask underlying insecurities, Naomi sought validation from her peers: ‘I’d be so reckless,’ she says regretfully, ‘that I would put myself in danger in a number of occasions. I wanted to hang around people who were loud, the life of the party and even some who […]

    a number of occasions, at peace with myself, They really believed in me,

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    But I’m too young to have Cancer

    ‘In January last year, I noticed a slight change of shape of my breast then I felt a lump, I rapidly went to see my GP and it was confirmed that I did in fact have a lump about the size of a golf ball.’ A week later, Pamela had an emergency mammogram and biopsy. She […]

    a strong mindset, God always made me stronger, the longest ones of her life,

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    From being POOR to being a MILLIONAIRE

    Chippa lived in a shack in Nyanga, a township in Cape Town, South Africa. He was barely able to provide for his family and at the worst of times, he had to beg for food just to have something to put on the table. ‘I felt like I was stuck in life. I attended the Universal […]

    an innovative idea, the worst of times, This was hard to hear,

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    I was made to shine

    ‘Happiness seemed always out of my reach. I spent my days pitying myself and envying those who seemingly had what I wanted. I put on an “everything’s fine” front, but inside a deep sadness engulfed my entire being. The absence and lack of involvement of my father as a child left me yearning for more […]

    a new beginning, I felt extremely alone, I was filled with life,

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    Reuniting my broken family

    Lídia: ‘Just leave, get out! I can’t take this anymore.’ These were my last words to my husband. My words had inflicted more pain than anything I had ever done. He got up, took his things, and left. As he closed the door, I broke down in tears, regretting every word that I had said, […]

    attending the church, it was too late, learn the power of faith,

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    The power of forgiveness

    When I learned that my mother had passed away, I couldn’t understand. My siblings were already aware as they were older and had moved in with my auntie when my mum passed away; however, I stayed with my grandmother as I was still very little and I didn’t know the truth at the time. When […]

    a fresh start, the Universal Church, trust in God,

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    Alcohol was drowning my family

    ‘I started drinking from a very young age – in fact, I was under age. It was something that my friends and I used to do a lot’, he told us. Jose’s wife had become accustomed to his drinking, and everything seemed fine; however, it all changed when they had their first daughter. ‘Our fights were […]

    Chain of Prayer, I was absent,

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    A life of misery and despair

    ‘I struggled with a number of things throughout my life from depression and suicidal thoughts to broken relationships and debts. I also experienced spiritual problems and went through moments of having low self-esteem. I had no confidence in myself, I lacked trust in others, and I was addicted to: smoking, drinking alcohol, and spending money I didn’t […]
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    Looking for love in all the wrong places

    ‘Although my dad passed away when I was nine, the reality of his death didn’t truly hit me until I was 13 years old. It’s as if one day, I was hit with the fact that I would never see my dad again. To fill the huge void I felt inside, I got into relationships at […]
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