Trudy Boshoff

The night I presented my programme in East Londen, I really had the flu and lost my voice during my performance, but the people were so supportive and said they enjoyed every minute of my programme.
Anyway, the highlight of the programme was the recognition I could give to an amazing lady Trudy Boshoff - a member of the Greenfields Methodist Church - East Londen.
No matter how many times life had knocked her down, she always just got up every time.
This is such an inspiring story in her own words and when you read it, it will encourage you....

"My name is Trudy Boshoff and my husband Hennie and I have been happily married for 44 years. I have always been a church goer, but in 1975 I gave my heart to the Lord.

My husband accepted the Lord in 1982 and we adopted two beautiful children when they were both twelve days old and they are truly gifts from God.

In 1985 I became a diabetic and was quite distort at the time, but I never stopped ministering to people in hospital and talking about the Lord to people, as it has always been my passion and ministry.

In 1995 I lost a leg due to diabetis, after struggling for months with pain and ulcers.

My amputation was a total miracle from God. I had the operation on the Thursday and on the Sunday the surgeon said I could go home. Arriving home, with the help of my husband, I washed my hair, had a shower and on the Monday I started baking from my wheel chair, as I bake for a living. From my wheelchair, I did my hospital visitation and went praying for the sick, as this is my ministry.

Four months after my amputation, I could walk with my prosthetic leg and I still do, although I have developed a very sore back, but with the assistance of a walking stick I do get around.
In November 2010 my kidneys started failing and in January this year I had to go on diallysis.
At first it was very difficult to find the routine to go to the clinic three times a week and be on the diallysis machine for 4 hours at a time, but with the Grace of God I am now doing fine as I spend my time praying and ministering to people.

My husband also lost his leg.

But together with our son we serve in the church's healing rooms where a group of us pray for those who have needs every Thursday night. We have experienced mighty miracles of God in this ministry.

I just want to give God all the glory for my life and will serve Him no matter what comes my way - and whoever is reading this story, I would like to encourage you.
It does not matter what may happen to you or what hardships you may go through, Jesus will answer your prayers and give you the courage and the power to push forward. He only wants the best for you.
(Jer 29:11.)

I pray that my story will encourage you to press in and on and to serve Him because God loves you so much.
Never stop serving Him, because you will be rewarded and God will bless you in a very special way."

With much love
Trudy Boshoff