Praise 2 Testimony

June 13, 2022

Video Transcript

Okay so what is your name? My name is Praise Bhiza what church do you attend? I attend Celebration Church Kadoma. Fantastic. When were you born again? I was born again in 1997 when I was 14 years old in Bulawayo. And what changed in your life then? Um it's okay so remember my life um yeah okay so what changed in your life then? I have been just reading a few books in the library and I got away of sin and the moment I prayed the sinner's prayer I could see a big mound of sin behind me and ahead of me it was all clear so I kinda knew what the love of God was and what living a pure life with me of me so what what is the testimony you want to share with us today? My testimony that I want to share today is that in 2009 after I've got to take a deep breath, wait a few seconds my testimony that I want to share today Is that in 2009 I got a job in Harare and I was looking for an english medium church. A friend of mine at work gave me a bible reading card and said I'll get free transport. So every every sunday I would stand by Avondale and I'd always get a lift from somebody and that's how I started coming to celebration church a week after I started coming to the church I got unjustly terminated from my job. It was a very difficult time but I had already become engrossed in the church and the activities I was in a cell group. Um not long after I also joined the Ashes. So we're praying a lot and we were english. Okay, so we're just gonna pause for a second. What's that word when you're together community? We were in community. Okay, okay. What do I take it for? Okay, so just take it from, I was in a cell group and I started serving in ushers. Okay. I was in a cell group and I was serving in the Ashes department and just being around a community of believers who who kept you going on, who prayed for you was so helpful and there were a lot of prayers, especially with the Ushers department, we were in at half six in the morning and we would leave after the second service at night and during the gaps during the day would be in prayer. So I spent a lot of time praying and during one of those times I distinctly remember what seemed to be like a crown coming on my head and it wasn't long after that, that I appealed my case and I won the case and I was reinstated back to my job. And then what happened at that same job? Well, I've been at that same job now for more than 10 years because I received

I've been at that same job now for more than 10 years because I received my long service award. I'm enjoying myself and I'm having a great time at work and I'm proud of the work that I'm doing and I'm so thankful to God that had I not been at celebration church, I may not have had the fortitude, the strength and mostly the grace to be extended my job back and to be there for this long amen. And what, what are you what brought you to action this year? I just really wanted to be in the presence of God I've missed. Um, okay, so we switched so it's my fault. I should have said um, go with, I came to action 2020 or You know what I mean? So what, what was it? Okay, so what brought you back to action for 2022? I need to understand what brought you, what do you what do you want? Okay, so you have to mention action. Where are you? Because you just answered, I came for you came for what? I came for action 2022 after two years of lockdown, I was expectant. Okay, so let's just pause a little bit. Okay, what brought you to action? I came to action 2022 because I was excited to see people are going to be in the presence of God, to hear live music, live worship. Um, to see my pastors to see my friends? I was just really excited to be in the presence of God amongst other saints from all across our F. O. C. S. What's your key takeaway so far? My key takeaway for this action is that we need to be disciplined. That we're not just called just to be christians, you know to meet and have a cup of coffee and do the daily bible reading. But we were called to be disciples which means to live a disciplined life and that means being disciplined every facet of my life. And I saw a lot of gaps in places where I've been rather like a physical with my christian walk and not as faithful as I should be And there are many, many changes that I have to make when I get back home. Okay what was the most fun part? The most fun part for me at this action 2022 was opening night when we sang the Nkosi Sikelela and we had all those flags moving and all that worship. It was amazing. I haven't had that feeling in such a long time and I was so blessed to be here for it. Okay what would you say to someone to encourage them? There's a saying that we have in devil that says um being told is not being given. It's you have to experience something to really understand it. Sometimes people take

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