Ntabiseng’s parents separated when she was three months old. She was then raised by her single father.
Ntabiseng was 11 years old when she returned to her mother who did her best to build a healthy relationship with her daughter. Unfortunately, tragedy struck when her mother, the sole provider for both her and her baby sister, died. Ntabiseng dropped out of school after failing her grade 12 and at the age of only 16, had to take care of her younger sister.
“Life became difficult for me without a parental guidance. I took to alcohol and also smoked. I ended up looking for love and comfort from men. I later fell pregnant,” said Ntabiseng. Her life continued to worsen. Her young sister fell ill and died at the age of 21. “I became angry and bitter. I felt all the people I cared for were being taken away from me. It was like my whole world had shattered,” said Ntabiseng. Her life only changed when she came to the church, at the invitation of her teenage daughter.
“I knew that I needed God for my life to change. In the church I committed myself to God,” said Ntabiseng. She took part in the Thursday chains of prayers for her family and on Fridays for her deliverance. “The first thing I learned in church was to forgive myself and let go of the past,” she said. She used her faith to apply for a job and now has a good, permanent job. Ntabiseng is currently completing a four-year nursing course. “I thank God for what He did for me. I am also getting a monthly allowance while studying,” she said.