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A Testimony of Triumph and Community

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“On that fateful Saturday, November 4, 2023, my family and I found ourselves stranded on the road back home, as our car’s engine ceased. Little did we know that this moment would mark the beginning of a remarkable journey filled with resilience, community support, and ultimate triumph.

In our time of need, a dear friend, emerged as the unsung hero who came to our rescue. At 7:56 pm, our car was towed, setting the wheels in motion for an unexpected turn of events.

Facing a daunting financial challenge, we set a target of $17,000 to raise funds for a new vehicle. What transpired next was a testament to the power of community and compassion. Thirty-four donations poured in, surpassing our initial goal and totaling an impressive $17,502.87.

Philippians 4:19 (NIV) became a guiding verse for us: “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”

With the funds secured, we eagerly anticipated the day we could reclaim our freedom on the road. Finally, on February 8, 2024, we picked up our new car in Cape Town, marking the end of a chapter filled with challenges and the beginning of a new one filled with possibilities.

Throughout this ordeal, my family remained grateful beyond words. Our gratitude extended not only to the benevolent donors who generously contributed to our cause but also to the Lord for guiding us through this challenging time.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) resonated in our hearts: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

In the spirit of community, we utilized a total of eight borrowed vehicles from friends within our community. This highlights the interconnectedness that made our journey possible.

Moreover, it’s important to acknowledge that had it not been for the kindness of our friends and ministry partner, Grace Klein Community, this triumph wouldn’t have been possible. Their support and kindness added an extra layer of grace to our journey.

Our experience has been a reminder that even in the face of adversity, a united community can make a significant impact. The triumph over our car troubles reflects the unrelenting love of God and the profound effect of collective support.

As we embark on new adventures with our new car, we carry with us the gratitude and appreciation for the kindness, generosity, and divine intervention that saw us through a challenging chapter in our lives. May this be of encouragement and cheer to anyone that might be trusting the Lord for something. He really turned our burdens into breakthroughs.” – Cornelius Ngosa