11 June 2018
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Kicked out in the middle of the night

For over five years, Tabisa suffered physical abuse and humiliation at the hands of her children's father, a man who also cheated on her.

"My partner was very abusive when he was drunk. He would start minor arguments so that he could find a reason to beat me up. I thought he was going to stop after I became pregnant, but he continued beating me up," said Tabisa.

Her partner once beat up Tabisa and chased her out of the house in the middle of the night with their two-year-old baby daughter.

"A neighbour took us in for the night. I felt like everyone was laughing at me because he never hid his unfaithfulness. He even brought his girlfriend to live in our home," she said.

In 2004, Tabisa was invited to the Universal Church.

"I came to the church on Thursdays and prayed for my family and love life. At a service, I learnt that I needed to forgive my husband and start praying for him. I became positive about my love life and believed that God was able to change even the worst people," she said.

After a few months Tabisa's partner started going with her to the church on Thursdays. He stopped drinking and his behaviour changed completely.

"He became so loving and caring that all the abuse of the past was soon forgotten. He spent his time at home and stopped dating other women. I regained my confidence. We later exchanged our vows at the altar after cohabiting for over four years. Trusting God with my life healed me from bitterness and paved a way for my husband to know Him," she said.

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