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Forever Family 

I was so excited to be going to my new home with my new family who had chosen to love me and make me part of them. I now have my own testimony of God’s grace and salvation in my life. As I look back, I can see God’s hand and how He was caring and protecting me. My identity is Mika Hope Johnson – I am half Coloured, half Indian and completely White. But it is God’s adoption of me that has given me my true identity.

Identity

I Am An African 

As you read this, a mental image has immediately formed in your mind. You are just missing specifics for a fuller picture. Is she Zulu or Xhosa, Pedi or Sotho? Perhaps your thinking extends beyond South Africa’s borders to Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe?

Faith & Inspiration

Weeping with those who weep 

We as a family have walked this dark road. Many walked it with us. It changed us and it changed them. This is part of our story. We cannot change that. We became those parents in 2003 when our daughter Laura, aged 7, was diagnosed with a neuroblastoma, a malignant soft tissue tumour, on her adrenal gland.

Yet one of the issues we facedon that journey was how individuals struggled to relate to us as a family and to Laura. This was our new reality. We had to cope. Others did not know how. And that is normal. Our default is avoidance. We are reluctant to look suffering in the face.

Single & Content

Dear Single Sister 

Use this time in your life to prepare for whatever future God has planned for you! God doesn’t waste anything. He for sure isn’t wasting your singleness—but you might be. Singleness is a time of freedom, use it to devote your time to the work of Christ and invest in the lives of others.

Single & Content

waiting…waiting… and still waiting – Singleness in your 30s 

Four people did! I was engaged 4 times in my 20s, but none of those men were meant to be my husband. My sense of beauty and worth isn’t found in a man’s love for me, it comes from God’s love for me. Sometimes I wonder if I’d have a better chance at marriage if I was thinner, but I’m not interested in somebody who wants a stick – because I want to be a cuddly mummy if I ever am one. If it’s the Lord’s will for me to be married one day, He will provide the right man at the right time. If it’s not His will then so be it. Either way I need to be content and as useful for the Lord’s Kingdom as I know how to be, no matter what phase of life I’m in!

Single & Content

Christian Men Are Single Too 

Secondly, when I meet believers, their first concern is not for my spiritual well-being, but for my single status. Therefore, there is a social stigma, which is associated with singleness not only in the society, but also in the church. I have tried to inform my friends that my greatest need in my life is not my marriage status, but a spiritual rightness with Christ. Ask me about my walk with Christ and how I flesh out that relationship in the everyday nuances of my life.