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My Testimony

My name is Gert du Plessis and I am a middle aged man, born and bred in Namibia.

I am married to an angel of God. Her name is Eleonor and God calls her “A VESSEL OF HIS LOVE”. We were both previously married, and in 1993 the two of us got married in Lydenburg, RSA. We each have three children from our previous marriages, but today we are all one big, blessed and happy family.

I grew up in a Pentecostal home, and my father was also involved in the foundation of new churches in the previous South West Africa.

In 1983 I gave my heart to Jesus, and was baptised. For several years I served the Lord completely, but then satan took me back into the world, which I honestly regret.

In 1994 I decided to get my life right with my Creator, and I purposefully started the journey on the road of salvation.

During 1994-1995 three prophecies were given over my life, one by the singer, Julius Megan. The word in essence was that God was going to use me to stand before the people and to help set the captives free.

On 29 August 2001 I had a stroke. In a couple of seconds I changed from a big, strong man into a big, weak baby. I lost the essence of my being. My wife had to feed me and look after my every need whilst I was trapped in a wheelchair.

The medical specialists then discovered a tumour in my brain, and they gave me a month to live. That afternoon, after receiving my death sentence, I turned my face to the wall and called on God. I reminded him of the prophecies that had been spoken over my life, and if those prophecies were from Him, I reminded Him that they had not yet come to pass. If He could do it for Hiskia, He could also do it for me.

The following day they operated on me. They could only remove a portion of the tumour, as it was located inside the right brain lobe. It was busy eating my brain. People were calling my name before God from all over. Many tests were done and it was discovered that I had Toxoplasmosis.

Barely a week later I was discharged, and the doctor said that I was a medical miracle, because the thing in my brain was still alive, but it had stopped eating and was no longer growing. God had stopped it from growing any more. His words were that only God could intervene in such a manner, and his only advice to me was to go home and recover my health.

According to the doctors, I was the third person who had been diagnosed with this disease and survived it. There was no prescribed medicine for it, and they asked permission to use my case for research.

But satan was not happy, and the next couple of years were a nightmare filled with anxiety attacks, muscle spasms, memory loss and many other things.

The huge quantities of medication I was taking while they were doing tests on me, started affecting and destroying my body. My life had turned into a living hell after the operation, and I often wished and prayed that I would die.

I could not remember anything anymore, and my relationship with God was the last thing I could concentrate on. I was always sitting by my bedside and crying my heart out before God.

One day I suddenly started experiencing visions, my Father had seen my torn and broken heart. Ever since that time, God has spoken to me in visions.

But my whole body continued to deteriorate. In the meantime I was declared medically unfit, and my son had to take over the management of the whole business.

Satan came to destroy everything there, and in 2004 we were forced to close down and sell all our properties, and move back to Namibia from the Lowveld. In the back of my mind I thought that I was going home to the place of my birth to die, where after my wife could return to the RSA.

But God had a plan with my life.

A week after we returned to Namibia, I threw away my walking stick with which I had been able to walk short distances, and after a month I was diving for crayfish and catching fish. God had completely healed me.

There are some remaining scars, but I have learned to live with them. Out of thankfulness for what our Father had done for us, we sowed ourselves as seed for His Kingdom. We wanted to help other people who needed help.

In 2007 we started MOUNT ZION MINISTRIES as commanded by the Holy Spirit.

The same day we said “YES” for the ministry, God took us into the “DESERT”. We had to follow the difficult journey on the desert route, because there were many things that were important to me, but of no interest to God.

We had to learn what He wanted, and not what we wanted. All flesh has to die until only His Will remains. We had to learn to trust in Him and be obedient in everything.

One of the first things we were asked, was to sell everything and give all our money to Him, so that we could be free from mammon. Only in 2010, after all our money was finished, did we get the first offerings. We really had to walk along the hard road and it if truth be told it was not an easy road.

Our first instruction as to start a DELIVERANCE MINISTRY. Later on we became involved with children´s homes, to collect both funds and food as well as clothes. Then we started serving in churches.

One day God asked us if we would start a telephone ministry. It was a huge wrestle, as I have no post graduate education, but after a while I had no other choice but to say “YES”. We placed an advert in the local newspaper for help, and it has been running since 2008.

We have experienced the greatest miracles over the phone. Thousands of people have given their hearts to Jesus, attempted suicides has been turned to salvations. Many healings and deliverances have been done over the phone. The testimonies are spread across our country, as far afield as Europe people have called, and god has delivered and healed.

Later on we started serving the workers on the farms, as the farms in Namibia are thousands of hectares, and the workers seldom get to visit a place of worship. In the interim we have also written about the spirit world, and how to live in victory according to God´s Word.

We have served on TV a couple of times, and God has sent us all over, wherever there is a need. We are currently busy arranging an outreach into Africa to help the people, distribute bibles, medical supplies and some basic first aid training. Our tasks differ on a daily basis.

If the Spirit of God is speaking to you and we need to serve you, please contact us, we have been to many places across the world where there has been a need. If God wants us to go, He will provide. He has never disappointed us.

All our courses we present and our ministry is totally free, as we self-fund it, through donors that sow into our ministry. Funds are always needed, as everything costs money, and should you feel the desire to contribute to our ministry, we include the banking details below.

Name: Mount Zion Ministries
Bank: FNB Namibia
Type: Cheque Account
Account Number: 62072956447
Branch Number: 280373

We pray and trust that you will enjoy our website, and that God will bless you.

Love in Christ
Gert and Eleonor