Praying for South Africa 

Here in Cape Town the water restrictions have been quite bad. There’s something like 100 liters per household which is really nothing. So we’re so careful with the amount of water we are using. 
A few months ago I saw a sign and the sign read “Dam 26% full” and I don’t know about you but that is almost empty. And that was a few months ago. We have had some rain, some since then. We have had more humid weather and more warm weather or just plain cold weather but not enough rain. 
I’ve read messages of people praying for rain and we’ve had some breakthrough with that. I thankful for the people that have been praying for rain. I asked my mom this morning how full the dams are now and she says it’s on something like 11%. Not sure on the facts here but I do know it’s much much lower than last I saw. 
The plants around areas, the gardens around beautiful houses are feeling the drought. I haven’t seen grass or gardens so terrible in my life. Our water is also not healthy to drink from the taps so everyone is buying liters of water from the shops like Oasis so that we can have clean drinking water. Those shops are working overtime that sometimes they don’t even have water to sell us, quite crazy right. 
To be honest I haven’t felt it hard but with what I’m hearing, I am concerned. This is a real issue that South Africa is facing. And I want to encourage everyone reading this to say a pray for Cape Town and ask for a miracle of rain that our dams will increase and not decrease. I believe we need to see the power of God move in this country and it will happen through prayer. 
I heard on the radio that tomorrows Storm is the talk of the day. People all over twitter are tweeting #capestorm. People are aware of this happening and are taking precautions. I also heard that besides the storm we are going to have heavy snow on the mountains. By order of the government all the public schools across the cape are CLOSED. The people along Big bay beach have been asked to be evacuated. And those in the less fortunate areas are evacuating and taking precautions due to the heavy rain and gale force winds. 

The storm has started in Cape Town and there are really strong winds and rain. To what extent this storm will proceeded, only time will tell. We just pray that it brings the rain we need and not devastation to the land. I also pray that whatever happens tomorrow that everyone keeps safe and warm. 

Please stay safe and indoors. 

N. A. Valentine 


Miracles happen indeed

So in the course of these past days, so much has happened. Firstly God broke the chains of bondage off me and I’m completely free. My lifestyle however has to change drastically but all for the good. God really came in and cleared out all the junk of the past and set me free from the enemy that had a foothold in my life. I am on the road to healing and recovering. 

Sometimes I get doubts that this could be too good to be true but it isn’t. With God all things are possible and this might not make sense to many but I haven’t felt this amazing in ever. I don’t know when I felt so much passion for life and for people. I just want to give everyone a hug and tell them how much God loves them. I really felt God just came in and burned all the mess inside of me. He deserves the credit for my breakthrough. I realized that he wants our life to just be one of Love and forgiveness. 
If anyone has experienced anything that I have experienced – the torment and torture, the feeling of going mad and such deep depression that it feels like you’re drowning in tar, panic attacks so bad that you can’t even sleep at night at all. This is a testimony. That God can set you free from the hold of the enemy. We as believers can get attacked in many ways and the enemy knows your weakness and will get you in those areas. So right now those doors are shut and If it wasn’t for the help of my mom and others who have prayed for me and especially one person who prayed for me non stop and did what no one else could have done – your gifting and obedience to God is incredible and I want to thank you. To my husband who has stood by and watched me change from worse to better and for being with me through it all. Thank you so much to my mom who never gave up and continued to have faith and encourage me. 
Oh yes since I was set free I started to eat. The anxiety didn’t go away immediately and the enemy tried to intimidate me and it was terrible. The second night I felt so much better in the evenings. Like I was terrified of the evenings and now I wasn’t. Last night I still go a little panicky and took something to calm down but I fell asleep like a normal human being. I was so proud of that. I know the road to relearning everything and living a life without fear after living with it since my childhood is a huge adjustment but it’s a road I’m willing to be traveling on. 

I just want to use this platform to show how Good God is and that he just wants you set free and happy. God has been speaking to me so much and I even had a vision of Jeṡuṡ that meant so much to me. I am so so happy and grateful.