25 Aug 2020
By Frikkie du Plessis
Last night was our 50th evening of continued Praise, Worship and Prayer at the Wilgers Hospital, in Pretoria East.
We were humbled as an elderly German lady inquired from us if she also qualifies to have an English Bible, from the ones we distribute to hospital staff and patients. She genuinely inquired if it was really a full Bible, since it looks too thin. She explained that she does not have a Bible since she left the Roman Catholic church during her youth. She regularly attended the worship session on the lawn in front of the hospital from early July. At that time, she originally came to ask about the noise and what we were doing since she was living close by and heard the music. She comes with her dog and stands a short distance away from the group. Last night she opened her heart for the first time towards me. I gladly gave her a Bible and a hug and told her that she should read her Bible every day. I also warned her that the Bible is a “dangerous” book to read, since it will transform her life completely. She was uncertain about my comment and ask: “Is it good?” I laughed and said, “Yes very good!”
We so often take the Word of God for granted and think that everyone else have the same privileges that we have. “Thank You, Lord, for the amazing transforming power of Your Word of truth!”
We also had the privilege to provide even more staff from the hospital with the complete Word of God in their own heart language. We have seen staff members from the hospital, praying and worshiping God together with us on the lawn, almost every evening.
Hereto also find Dr. Steve’s testimony, who had been in hospital with COVID-19 for an extended period of time, almost close to 6 weeks. He initially was on a ventilator and now only on low oxygen. His family worship and pray with us on the lawn almost every evening. We are offering praise and thanks giving to the Lord, our Healer, for yet another answer to prayer. We are confident that Dr. Steve will be joining us soon on the lawn to praise, worship and pray for those who are still in hospital.
We have also learned that the wards are less busy now and that many beds have opened up. The holding ward only had 5 patients recently instead of the normal 31. And according to one of the administrative staff, no additional COVID-19 patients had been admitted in the last week. The staff’s morale also improved as less staff members are now off sick. All glory to The Lord our Helper!
“So be made strong even in your weakness by lifting up your tired hands in prayer and worship. And strengthen your weak knees, for as you keep walking forward on God’s paths all your stumbling ways will be divinely healed!”
Hebrews 12:12-13 TPT
Our sincere thanks to everyone who had participated in this ongoing journey. You are such an inspiration and a beacon of hope! Appreciate you all so much! These testimonies are your testimonies, guard them in your hearts, for they are surely precious!
— Frikkie du Plessis