Nomvula always dreamt of having a family of her own and living a happy life one day. After she completed her matric she studied nursing and worked as a nurse. She met Vusumzi, whom she married – but their relationship turned bad after she gave birth to their third child. Her husband drank heavily and was unfaithful to her.
Nomvula said that she could not handle the pressures of work as well as a failing marriage, so she gave up her job.
“My husband slept out on weekends and we fought constantly. We suffered fi nancially because he would spend his money on alcohol while there was no food in the house,” she said. When Nomvula’s children attended school, she found a job as an administrator in a Johannesburg school.
After 26 years she resigned with the aim of using her pension fund to pay up her debts and support her children.
“The money I received was not enough to cover all my needs and my husband lost his job,” said Nomvula.
Her son later managed to fi nd a job and he supported the whole family. Nomvula was given a copy of the Universal
News in which she read life-transforming testimonies.
She wanted God to perform a miracle in her life and then took part in chains of prayer on Mondays for her fi nances and on Thursdays for her family. “I learned that all things are possible with God. I then took a step of faith and applied for a job,” she said. Three years later, she was employed as a nurse. This encouraged her and she prayed
earnestly for her husband to change. “God answered as my husband stopped drinking and he became a loving man. He now owns a mini bus which he uses to transport children to school,” she said. Nomvula is now living the life she always dreamt about.
The Universal News spoke to Bongani, Nomvula’s son about the changes he saw in his mother’s life.
“It was also diffi cult for me as I had to support my parents fi nancially because they were unemployed. When my mother started attending the UCKG, things became better. My father stopped drinking. My mother also
found a job. I now look up to my parents for all the support I need,” said Bongani.