I greet you all in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am Sister Mavis Olivier, and I am a believer in the End Time Message Church.
I have been sick since 2004. During that time, I felt hopeless, as I had no faith in God. At first, I struggled to balance myself and then later could not walk. I did not have any strength, I was permanently weak, almost paralyzed, and could barely take care of myself. Each moment that I was lying in the bed I was not sure, when I blinked my eyes whether I was going to open them again or when I was going to take my last breath. In my mind, I thought that I was ready to die, and I considered myself a dead person. I was like a lake on a bed just waiting to be buried.
It is a pleasure for me today to thank God Almighty for the wonderful blessings He has granted me in my life. Towards the end of the year 2005, Sister Fundiswa, my daughter-in-law, introduced me to the Message, and she continuously encouraged me to attend meetings more often. Not knowing better at the beginning, I was stubborn and sometimes refused to attend the meetings.
As I started to attend the meetings very often, I began to understand and love the Word, and I clearly understood the meaning of faith. I had faith that when the pastor prayed for me, God would heal me completely and through the Grace and Mercy of Jesus Christ, I become a born again Christian believer.
A very short while after the pastor prayed for me, I got up from my bed without any trouble. I walked to town, which was about 4 km away from my home to go shopping. Still today, I have much strength than I had ever had through my whole life.
I was then baptized on the 15 May, 2006. That day was an important, if not a special day in my life. From that day onwards, there was no looking back on the sins of the world. I trust and believe in God Jesus Christ.
I would like to thank all the believers in Christ and my family, because I am who I am today because of their prayers including my pastor. I believe in the Message, and I am under the blood of Jesus Christ. Today I am a new person.