When I met Mareli I was in a hopeless situation, hopelessness drove me to the internet to look for answers and reasons for where I was in my life. For the first time in my life I experienced what it was to be loved unconditionally. I had spent 29 years of my life being treated the way “I deserved” and I was amazed that someone who had never seen me or known me could love me and support me in such a way. With all my faults I felt heard and understood. She helped me have an idea of what the love of God is like.
Through Mareli’s mentorship I began to discover God and now I am on a journey of a lifetime. It is not easy in life, we need a support system and wherever I go I will always hold this woman dear to my heart. She made a big difference in my life yet she’s never seen me. I think Christ clothed her and he speaks to me through her.
My life turned around. Even after knowing her I still falter as a spiritual daughter, but she showed me God’s love. I have seen Christ in her. She inspires me.
Update: 1 September 2015
About 3 years ago I wrote an email through Power to change. I do not remember the email but I remember how I felt. Despair, hopelessness and pain to say the least. I had tried to write to mentors before and it was always a short lived journey “probably they get busy” I would tell myself or rather “they just dont care”.So when I wrote this one which was among a chain of many others I had written I didn’t expect much.
But that it was Mareli who wrote back and after a very long time I felt something. It was hope. There was hope. Someone had responded and it wasnt just a response. It was an answer. It was someone talking. From that time till now approximately 3 years later. I remember her emails. I always looked forward to reading her emails. They were a big source of comfort, they were non judgmental and they were full of assurance something I definitely lacked in my life at that time. My point now is…God speaks through people and it is the obedience of those people that saves us. I am sure she would have given up on me long ago because I was stuck stuck stuck. My mindset was clogged with so much negativity.
So 3 years later I find myself free. Of course I still have problems. I am going through something quite difficult right now but….I handle problems much better. I am not hopeless..I am hopeful. It is still a journey but I am grateful by Gods grace I found someone or someone found me and showed me that through Christ I can be all I can be. I am not perfect I still struggle with negative emotions but it is definitely not like 3 years ago.
And in August 2015 I found myself in the same place as Mareli. It is possible to see God. We see him in people. I saw him in my mentor and I could identify the same person that replied my emails. It was God. God used her and I am thankful she obeyed because one day I will also become a vessel.
May God bless you all.
Dr T Makwavarara