I came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour at the age of ten. My mom, who was going through a traumatic divorce at the time, had a radical conversion three months prior to my salvation. Normally I wouldn’t condone forcing a child into doing something they absolutely refuse, but in my case, her stubborn defiance to take me to her new church against my will, paid off.
Dragged into church and made to sit in the second row from the front was not what I had in mind for a Sunday morning. I would much rather have preferred my boring traditional Sunday school. With arms folded and a scowled face, the message was clear: ‘I don’t want to be here!’
However, once the worship started, the Holy Spirit started working in my heart, and by the evening service I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour. That was the beginning of my new life in Christ.
My mom’s faithfulness to take us to church, even driving our car by faith on an empty tank, placed me in a very safe and stable environment when my natural one was not. In spite of the financial strain and loss she encountered, and all the emotional and mental impact she suffered, her tenacity and courage to trust in the Lord with all her heart, rooted me deeply in my faith. She never showed fear or anxiety, even though I’m sure she felt it. Her carpet, bed, and walls were covered with Scriptures that she decreed and declared daily, she pushed into God and His Word and clung onto Him as the One who would carry her through. Never, not once, has my mom ever spoken a word of doubt over God’s faithfulness. For that, I honour her.
It has been a privilege to care for her in her old age in our home for nearly two years. It was the hardest two years of our life as a young family, but also a precious gift of time with her. Living and caring for an Altzheimers patient is very challenging as it is 24/7 care with no respite. After two years, the Lord provided the best Christian caring home I could have wished for. She is living in a beautiful home with a large garden, surrounded by kind staff and her fellow residents who have become her extended family. God’s goodness in providing for my mom has blown me away.
I came to know God as my Father very tangibly from early on. My tears and brokenness from the rejection and abandonment I felt from my natural father pushed me closer to Father God. I felt His comfort and His Holy Spirit ministered supernatural healing to my soul during my teens. I had many divine encounters with the Holy Spirit, especially during youth camps.
Now, many years later, the Lord answered the two greatest prayers of my life since my childhood: the restoration of relationship with my father and his salvation. During the last four days of his life, whilst sick in hospital, the Lord gave me a window-period of precious time to see him, talk, pray, minister, and love on him. It was in the quiet midnight hour that the Lord’s presence filled his room. My daughter’s phone bleeped with the Scripture of the day: For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Rom. 10:13).
With the support of five intercessors praying for my dad in the last few days of his life, I knew that God had a special assignment for me to minister the love of God to him, ushering him into Heaven. The Lord reminded me that week about Ian McComack’s testimony. He encountered the love of God in his unconscious state whilst his mom was praying for him on the other side of the globe. I knew that God was going to encounter my dad.
Brandon Lake’s worship songs, ‘Show me Your Glory’, and ‘When Your Glory’s in the Room’ surrounded us as we sought the Lord during our midnight visit. My dad, with his eyes open, was fully aware and at peace, his heart open to the presence and love of God. I knew when I walked out of the room that my assignment was complete. Not only did the Lord restore us, giving us both the gift of each other’s love and affirmation, but He also used me to minister His love and salvation to my beloved father during the last days of his life. One of our intercessors sent me the meaning of his name, ‘Gift from God’, and I can truly say, the Lord answered my prayers and gave me the gift of my dad. What I didn’t have on earth, is waiting in Heaven – endless time to build friendship and get to know each other more.
From a very young age, I knew the Lord’s Hand was upon me, that He had called and separated me unto Himself, and the work of the Kingdom. During my teens, I was actively involved in worship bands and the youth at the Lighthouse Christian Centre, and during my twenties, at His People Christian Church, now known as Every Nation.
I completed my Grade 8 in Classical Piano (Royal Schools of Music) and obtained a 2-Year Diploma in Graphic Design and Advertising Art (Art Director’s Workshop, Cape Town), and Bible School (His People Bible School, Cape Town/London).
My travels (UK, Europe, Scandinavia), ranging from several months to a year at a time, formed a big part of my life during my twenties, during which time I served in local churches abroad through worship. The Lord used these trips as teaching tools, tuning my ears to His voice and growing my spiritual muscles as I courageously stepped out at His instruction. It was a time of great adventures with the Holy Spirit, seeing Him touch people through my obedience, wherever I went.
The Lord laid the nations on my heart during this time. He confirmed His call on my life through many well-respected international prophets that ministered to me. (Pst. Ray Martelle – Canada, Dr Bill Smith – USA, The Oral Roberts Worship Team – USA, Cathryn Browne – Scotland). The year 2000 was a significant year for me. This was the year that the Lord’s voice started trumpeting out His plans and purposes over my life as a prophet to the nations, for the healing of the nations, and it was the year that marked the beginning of my songwriting journey.
I started devouring books on the prophetic and apostolic, church history and revelational truths. (Rick Joyner, Dr Bill Hamon, Graham Cooke). I studied the Word, and sought understanding of the times.
I embarked on my greatest adventure when I married my husband, Warren, in 2002. A greater level of healing and restoration began, and the Lord started levelling the ground in my life. He brought stability and maturity as we built our own family. We have four beautiful children, of which two have been homeschooled through their primary years, and two are still busy with it, enjoying the many freedoms and joys that come with that lifestyle of innovative free-play and unstructured time. We reside in Cape Town, South Africa.
As my ministry partner, Warren supports and covers me through prayer, counsel and wisdom, keeping my feet on solid ground when my visionary side needs a landing place. As web designer, he has built and manages this beautiful site to make this online ministry possible. Together, we operate as a prophetic/apostolic team in the church and market-place, where our differences compliment as two sides to an arrow in the hands of our King.
At present, we are working on our African e-commerce store, Afrikarise, to uplift and empower grassroots manufacturing entrepreneurs in Africa. My book, ‘Building the Nations from the Ground Up’ is also available for purchase, both in paperback and digital form. This book is a key that will unlock your understanding and expectation for this era -igniting His fire in you, propelling you forward into your purposes to build His Kingdom on the earth.
As a more long-term project, I am working on a theatrical musical, ‘African Bride’ that will tell the love story of all time – the love of God for the nations and His redemptive plan woven into our current times.
My parents-in-law, Di and Graeme Rossiter, have been God’s gift of blessing and restoration in my life through their unconditional love, support, and kindness. I trust their counsel and advice, honouring them as spiritual parents and true friends. What I have lacked as a daughter in my childhood, God has given me abundantly more in my adult years.
The Lord has surrounded me with a handful of mature, godly women, whom I run alongside as daughter, sister, and friend. I make myself accountable to them, in character and call.
Word of Life Christian Church (Fish Hoek) has been our spiritual home since 2005, under the leadership of the late Dr. Lionel, and Prophet Rose Roode. Here I have received prophetic impartation and mentoring over the years, and the opportunity to grow in my prophetic gifting and calling. I honour Rose as a prophetic mother and mentor in my life.
The Bay City Church (Muizenberg) has become our new spiritual home since the end of 2020, under the leadership of Apostle Sheldon Kidwell. He is my apostolic oversight and covering in South Africa, and through relationship, I make myself accountable and teachable to grow and mature within this apostolic-prophetic church. Here I am given much freedom to minister in worship and the prophetic to release the voice and presence of the Holy Spirit.
The Lord has led me to start this website in 2016 as a platform to share my music and prophetic words. It has been a joy to release that which I hear from Heaven, to encourage and impart the things of the Spirit to the Bride in South Africa, Africa, and the rest of the world. This is a time of activation, mobilisation, and collaboration as we walk as one… the mature Body of Christ, released to fulfil our mandate.
We are living in exciting times, it is an honour to be part of His bigger picture as we’re making history right now. The Lord is doing a new thing, and it is with humility, dependability, and faithful stewarding, that I write and share the voice of the Lord. May it be a blessing to you.