Pastor stuck to God despite loss of kids

2015-10-08 06:00
Katie Mooi, 65, is happy after she was  collared to be a minister for Litha Methodist Church, in ILitha Park, recently.

Katie Mooi, 65, is happy after she was collared to be a minister for Litha Methodist Church, in ILitha Park, recently.

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Perseverance has finally paid off for a preacher who has been an evangelist for three decades after she was recently ordained as a minister in Khayelitsha.

Katie Mooi, 65, was is now a fully fledged minister at the Litha Methodist Church.

She was promoted after she finishing her theology course after a year of study.

She said the experience was surreal for her.

“I was a little bit happy and emotional when I was collared. I am now feeling great as I look back to the journey that I have travelled to this point. I heard God’s voice calling me to go out and invite people to come to Him. I have played my part in that regard. I have been involved for a long time in the church and outside.”

She also said people must surrender their lives to God no matter what they are going through in life.

She is a living testimony to what she preaches.

She said her belief in God has never waned, despite loosing all her three children between the years 1993, 1995 and 2004.

As if that was not enough, she lost her husband about three years ago.

“I never had a happy time, but I am still standing and preaching to people to come to God with all their troubles. I have been an evangelist for 30 years and I am still going strong,” she added.

She thanked her presiding Bishop Derrick Mtsolo and other church leaders for all they did for her.

Mooi had her achievement sealed with a celebration at her family home in Gugulethu on Saturday, which was also graced with the presence of 20 other ministers of religion

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