Edge of Faith July 2017 - Page 32

Bread of the Servant Water Needs in Africa Baptismal Imagery WATER UFC Audio Drama Beatitudes This issue’s theme is on water as the requisite for life … nothing will open your eyes to the struggles of those who don’t have it like this engagement with Johann Vanderbijl, a mis- sionary who has dedicated his life to helping those in need. EOF: Johann tell us a little bit about your ministry as a missionary. Vanderbijl: In order to answer this question adequately, I need to back up to the time I first met Jesus. I did not grow up in a Christian home. My parents might have tipped the cap to God as the “old Man upstairs,”but neither of them had what we would call a real life-changing relationship with Him as a real, living person. My mother once described herself as an agnostic in spite of her strong