||Eric Dumisani of Groenpunt Maximum Prison
After being arrested and sentenced to prison, Eric Dumisani found out that
life inside was just as dangerous as that on the outside.
He joined the prison gangs and quickly became addicted to drugs and tobacco.
It was a different world and culture entirely from what he had been brought up
“My whole family were traditional healers and witchdoctors, so I grew up
learning to worship the dead,” Eric says. “I also believed in the
existence of God but did not know how to worship Him properly and when I went
to church it was just for recognition.”
Then one day he found a Christian magazine and began to read.
“In the magazine there was information
about Jesus Christ the Saviour of the world,” he recalls. “I read
all about Him coming to earth and dying on a cross to take the punishment I
deserved. There was also one particular column that explained how someone
could accept Him into their lives as their Lord and Saviour.”
Eric followed the instructions and prayed to God asking Him to forgive all his
sins and to become the Lord of His life. He thanked Jesus Christ for dying for
him and accepted that His death made him right with God.
“I’m so different now I am a Christian,” Eric says.
“There are so many changes that God has brought into my life. I no
longer associate with the prison gangsters and I have quit smoking and taking
“I thank God for His Holy Spirit who led me to Jesus Christ and who
gives me liberty as
John chapter 8, verse 36, says ‘who the Son sets
free is free indeed!’”