My name is Debbie and I live in Zimbabwe. Icame to know the Lord lots of years ago and then back slide after my husband hadan affair and we got divorced. I was only 20 years old and had beenmarried for 4 years with two children. I went a bit wild and got remarriedto a man who drank and loved his woman. I recommitted myself to the Lordand stayed with this man for 8 years, putting up with the alcohol, the womanchasing and the beatings, thinking that this is where God wanted me.
Eventually I thought to hang with God, if hewanted me to live like this he couldn't be the loving God he was proclaimed tobe, so I got divorced again and moved away from God, although he never movedaway from me. I spent nearly ten years living with two men in that time,searching for something and decided to give God another chance. I prayedthat he would give me a man who would share the faith with me and support me andwho would love God more than he loved me. I then met and married my thirdhusband. I never wanted to get married but I had recommitted my life tothe Lord therefore I couldn't live in sin either so I took the least painfuloption and got married !!!
My husband Steve had just been Baptized when Imet him. We started our married life with my two children Shane and Kerifrom my second marriage and his daughter Shavon from his second marriage. He didn't have any children from his first and I had two, one Tabetha who wasmarried with two children and Jason who was at that stage a total thorn in myside and lived with his aunt. We stayed in a two bedroom flat and decidedwe need a bigger house.
I put my order into God for a 5 bedroomed houseand an entrance hall, with a scullery and a walk in pantry and a bathroom onsuite. Well not even a month later I had my house !!!! I had bigdreams of my husband and myself having our own room and each of the children,with the two girls sharing, having their rooms and my mother who by now had alsomoved having her room and I could have a room to turn into a study. Thatwas MY plan !!! But God had another PLAN for us !!!!!
My sister is an alcoholic and lives on thestreets. She doesn't want to know the Lord and she is loving the world tomuch, although I believe that will change !!!! She has three beautifulchildren who are very close to my heart and every day and every night I wouldask God to watch over these little mites as they lived under over hanging rocks. One day God told me to go and find my sister and take her children into my hometo be raise in a Christian manner by us !!!! Well God and myself had amajor debate !!! I told God that it was his job not mine, we couldn'tafford etc etc !!!! I came up with all the excuses I could think of. So what did God do ? He brought them into my path !!!
One night on my way home from work I stopped at asupermarket to buy some bread and milk and I spotted my sister and her boyfriendwith her three children sitting on a grass verge where all the hobos sat. I went over and asked her what she was doing there and she told me that she waswaiting for a friend of her to collect her and her family. That night atabout 10.30 I had a niggelly feeling and asked Jason (my 21 year old son) totake my car and drive to the supermarket to see if they had been collected. They hadn't !!! She was sleeping in a drunken stupor and the littlechildren were sitting in the rain waiting patiently for the mother to wakeup.
My son brought them home and the next day sheleft leaving her children in my care. I thanked God that now I knew wherethey were and what they were up to and I asked God to stop there !!!! ButGod knows best, Praise the Lord.
My other sister came to visit me with her oneson. She was having a hard time in South Africa and I asked her to comeand stay with me a bit. Unfortunately she fell into the trap of makingeasy money and agreed to carry drugs from South Africa to the United Kingdom forsome people she knew in South Africa and the next thing we knew she was phoningme from the holding cell at the airport in the U.K. to tell me she had beenarrested for carrying drugs. I collected her three children together and Inow had 6 foster children.
Then my 21 year old son came to live with me. This was fine except he didn't believe in God. He wouldn't say Grace atmeal times, he wouldn't sit with us if we had Church visitors, it was just awful!!!! His cousin used to visit and he was a total satanist !!!! Itried to talk to them and just got shouted down. So to save the peace in ahouse with 16 people living in it !!! I used to keep quiet !!!! Then I hadenough and knew I had to tackle a stand against satan !!!
My son had his 21st Birthday Party and the nextday I started taking my stand in our home !!! I went first thing in themorning and poured out all the alcohol that was left over from the party !!! I must have emptied +/- 5-6 bottles of vodka, cane, whisky etc down the zinc. I then made a big notice for my front gate saying that my yard was an alcoholfree premises and it would be appreciated if people treated it as such. That iswhen the Changed started !!!!!
I stopped playing films which had violence, sexand drugs and stopped listening to music which I didn't think Jesus would listento !!! I started playing Jessie Duplantis tapes and my son and nephewalthough pretending that they weren't watching, watched and we prayed for thesetwo souls and took a stand against satan as a family and claimed them back fromhim in Jesus' name.
On Sunday 14th October both my son and my nephewgave their hearts to the Lord and are being Baptized on Sunday 1st November2001. Praise God for his Glory and Power and His strength !!!!
My son wants to get married to the girl he isliving with and will do so on the 1st of November !!!!!! This may not beas electrifying as some of the people that write to you, but living withsatanist and trying to be Christians is not funny.
I just Praise God for the strength He gave me tostand up against satan and say 'enough is enough'
Have a great God filled day.