On 28 July 2018, sister Catherine Adriaanse of Heidedal Congregation, Bloemfontein

celebrated her 93rd birthday. A special birthday party was arranged for her at the home of one of the priests and his wife. She was surrounded by all the senior members of the congregation and the District Rector.

What made it extraordinary and special, was when Apostle Swartbooi, who was in Kimberley at the time, was connected via video call to wish her God’s blessings. After the celebration, the Apostle concluded the proceedings with a prayer. Our sister is a true example of faith and humbleness and, although brothers offered to transport her to the divine service on Sunday mornings, sister Adriaanse prefers to walk to church, as she still enjoys excellent health.