Before Alpha I found myself partying a lot and making more of people and worldly things than God. In my head I was okay and the way I was living was okay because everyone around me was like me. I thought that it would be okay to only get saved when you’re over 40 – to me I first had to live (what I thought was living) before giving my life to the Lord.
While on Alpha I found myself wanting to know more and more and getting excited for the next week so that I could learn and spend time with my new found friends. I went on the weekend away and it changed my life completely. I battled with addictions such as smoking cigarettes and drinking. I prayed about it all weekend and I prayed for God to help me change and live a better life and to live for the Lord. The Sunday morning I prayed again. When I was done I looked up and saw one of the Alpha leaders. I called him and asked him to pray for my salvation. I repeated the prayer after him and when I was done I fell to the ground. While lying on the floor I could hear a woman praying over me and I could feel my eyes moving but I couldn’t open them. When I stood up I immediately felt different. From the moment I left the Alpha weekend I haven’t had a cigarette or drink. This would not have been possible with my own strength but by the strength of the Holy Spirit which now lives in me I was able to quit and never look back.
Life has been amazing since Alpha. Everyday I am so happy and excited to speak about the Lord and what He has done in my life. I speak about God to most of my friends and I never want to stop, I can speak about Him forever. I love to read my Bible every day and write my prayers in my prayer journal. I often page back in my journal and then I get to see how God has answered so much of my prayers. I am so overwhelmed with inner joy and peace because I know now that I will live an incredible life because I have God by my side. We speak everyday and He is my best friend and Father. All I want is to tell the whole world about God. There is no better relationship than the one you will have with Him .
Cindy Jade Wyngaardt
St Martin’s Bergvliet