Education is one of the keys to a successful future. However, many young people face financial difficulties after completing matric and are not able to follow their dreams.
Nomaphelo was determined to further her studies, but her father, who was the only person working in the family, could not afford to provide for all the family’s needs. After completing her matric, she enrolled for a three-year course in human resource management.
“I could not complete my second year because of my family’s financial situation. I started to look for a job. I found one at a supermarket where I worked for three months earning R50 a day,” said Nomaphelo. She told the Universal News that she had poor health and suffered constant pains in her stomach. Her mother took
her to many places hoping to find a cure, but nothing worked.
She went to hospital and did as the doctors said. In 2002, her aunt, a member of the UCKG, invited her to the church. She started attending because she wanted God to restore her health. She took part in the chains of prayer on Tuesdays for her healing.
“The pastor and assistants prayed for me and I believed that God would heal me. I attended the services regularly because I wanted to see the power of God in my life. Three months later God restored my health. I realised that if I trusted in God, I could achieve greater things in life. I also learned a prayer without action can not bring good results. I then put my faith into action. I took part in the chains of prayer on Mondays for my fi nances to improve and I asked God to bless me with a permanent job,” Nomaphelo said.
Nomaphelo used her faith and applied for work in different companies. In 2007 she found a job with a good salary. She was able to to support her mother and live the life she desired. The Universal News spoke to her brother, Mzikabawo, about the changes he saw in his sister’s life
“Nomaphelo used to have serious health challenges and we had lost all hope that she would live a normal healthy
life again. However, her situation took a good turn when she started attending the UCKG. Her health improved
and even though she could not complete her studies, God blessed her with a good job,” said Mzikabawo.
By Maggie Nyaunda