“I did not know whether to start the ministry or not”, said Prof. Lesego Daniel.
I was leading a branch in the previous church where I fellowshipped. Though it was under the Law, but God was using me.
It was not until I met this woman who was very sick, suffering from cancer. She would get prayed for and get healed but the disease would resurface. I would associate her with an angel because she had such a commanding presence that would humble and make one to listen whenever she spoke. [She possessed the fruit of the Holy Spirit].
Whenever she got sick, she would ask that they bring her to me and, just by arriving at the gate of where I stayed, she would be healed. However, the cancer would still find its way back into her body.
One day she told me about a certain man of God she had met and wanted me to meet with him. That man was Prophet Kobus van Rensburg [a teacher of the Word and Prophet who founded Spirit Word Ministries]
We met [with Prophet Kobus] and he told me about himself which, ironically, sounded like the story of my life. He mentioned how he was persecuted and how people spoke ill of him. He also spoke about my life and how people are consulting witches and wizards because of how God is using me. Then he stated that the same way he [once] went to another man of God who had told him to start a ministry, that applies with me. I should start [a ministry].
I had so much confidence that I went to look for an auditorium to hire at Tshwane University of Technology Ga-Rankuwa campus (a multi campus university in South Africa). Not having money or knowing where it would come from, they quoted me a high price [for the auditorium] and, even when I tried negotiating, they were adamant to the quote. I used faith and confidence and agreed to their price. That is when I saw money coming in [people giving].
I was leading a branch in a denomination that followed the “Law”. The last Sunday, I told the congregation that I was leaving and that it was God’s instruction. There was not a dry eye in the church as everyone was crying, it was like a funeral.
Although I was persecuted and treated poorly where I served, I loved them sincerely because God had shown me that they had been used to discover me (what God has placed within me).
It was on Sunday, 17th November 2002, the day Rabboni Centre Ministries started, when a song came to me “Jesus is the answer for the world today”. [I hardly cry, but on that day] I cried bitterly because of the love I felt from within me. My heart was softened
Going back to that woman, she was so happy and excited about the ministry, however the sickness was getting worse that after 3 (three) months she passed on. I, then realised that God used her as an instrument for Rabboni Centre Ministries to start.
Hence whenever I am asked how the ministry started, I don’t go about without mentioning her. She passed on to glory after Rabboni Centre Ministries started and prior to her death, she informed everybody that I [Prof. Lesego Daniel] must be the one to conduct the burial.
I have never seen such a massive funeral in terms of attendance. After preaching, many people gave their lives to the Lord [became born again] and that is when I realised that indeed God had used her to soften and make me [more] sensitive to the Holy Spirit and obedient to start the ministry”.
That is how, Rabboni Centre Ministries started.