Dorcas lost her husband when he was killed in a car hijacking. She describes how she was so angry with God to the extent that she stopped praying for almost seven years.
"One day when I was passing a church in Bramley, Johannesburg, there was a poster advertising the Alpha Course. I did not know what Alpha was all about but I called and enquired. I was invited to join the 10 week course so I signed up. I had no idea that I was about to experience something completely life-changing.
"At Alpha I felt so welcome and I experienced love and acceptance. Most of all I heard about and experienced the love of Jesus. As I continued attending Alpha I felt at home. I gradually came to accept that even though my husband was no longer with me, Jesus was forever with me - He would never leave me!
"I was revived and transformed and I could not keep what I had received for myself. I introduced Alpha to the youth at my church. I am an ordained Anglican priest and wherever I go I now plant the seed of Alpha with young and old. It is amazing how Jesus is changing so many people's lives through Alpha.
"I wish that all priests, pastors and leaders of churches and schools could use Alpha to present Jesus and see more lives changed."
Rev Dorcas Mabitsela, St Mary's Orlando East