This past weekend Battle Axe Ministries hosted Pastor Valdino Naidoo and his wife for three days of prayer, praise, motivation and even testimonies.
Passionate about the generation of youth, Pastor Naidoo made his second visit to Estcourt on March 2. Pastor Pramesh from Battle Axe Ministries felt privileged to once again host the man of God at their church.
Young people constantly face many troubling issues like unemployment, drugs, alcoholism, gang violence, the rapid spread of HIV/Aids and a feeling of hopelessness, to mention a few.
Pastor Naidoo can clearly relate, as he shared his moving life story. His testimony empowered everyone in the audience.
His sermon was themed ‘No shame.’ “How often do we condemn other people? How often do we try to hide from our shameful situations?” he asked.
He highlighted that loneliness is the focal point of shame.
“We have friends but we become lonely trying to fit in, we have family we don’t talk to and drown in loneliness,” he said.
He touched on how absent parents can contribute to loneliness, which can eventually drive one to a shameful situation. He posed this question to the parents who attended: “How would you react to your child’s sexuality, if they are homosexuals for example, do you live in shame?”
Pastor Naidoo urged youngsters not to allow their standards of conduct or that of the community to be violated and not live in guilt, but turn to God and forgive. The evening ended with an alter call as he offered to pray over anyone interested in prayers.