WOLMI comes a long way. The road to the present setting was characterized by mountains, valleys and potholes. Purpose cannot be fulfilled without pits and potholes on the way. What can overcome faith? Nothing. Faith overcomes all obstacles in life.
God laid it in the hearts of Pastor Noel and Rirhandzu in late 1999 to start believing God for a church property.In October 2005 God instructed Pastor Noel to go out and look for a land of his own. At that time, it did not make sense because the church was in arrears of R33 000 ($2650)towards the landlord. Pastor Noel and Rirhandzu being full of faith moved in obedience to the voice of God. There were preparations before the process kick start. They set up a fundraising committee and failed few times. But when a new fundraising team was appointed they had a clear vision and God worked with them.
At the time of fundraising the church had only R1500 ($115) in the general church bank account and yet wants to purchase a property worth R2millions($135 000). This never made sense to everybody in the church and to some friends.
Four major banks in South Africa declined the application twice but it was not final with God and this never discouraged them. Against all odds, Pastor Noel and Rirhandzu stood on the word of God. They applied pressure on the word and the word applied pressure on the situation. They confessed, prayed, bind and loosed and also had holy communion about this land. In the natural it seemed practically impossible but not in the spirit.
As fundraising progressed a couple sowed a ground breaking seed of R5000 into the fundraising account. Then funds begun to pour in until the church purchase the land. Pastor Noel used to preach " if you can see it in the spirit you can have it in the natural". This was the message he taught his congregation during that time.
Finally in September 2007 9ha (22.2acres) was acquired in Pretoria. The process demanded faith, patience and perseverance. The church moved from inner city to the farm.
Isaiah 55:8 declares " For my thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways my ways My ways"
God's ways are not our ways and His thoughts not our thoughts. With God there is no logic. God's ways never made any sense to human reasoning.
Only faith, faith in Him. In the Bible Jesus would solve one problem in different ways. For example, to one blind man Jesus would spit on the ground, put mortar on the eyes and instruct the blind to go wash at the pool of Siloam. To another Jesus would say “what wilt thou that I should do unto thee? This does not make sense at all. Naaman was asked to go wash at river Jordan in order to be healed of his leprosy. There were many rivers in Naaman's home town but God instructed him to go to Jordan River. How would you say to a blind man go wash, how should the blind man go wash?
Pastor Noel and Rirhandzu had faith to believe and faith to receive. In the natural it was absolutely impossible to get it.
1Timonthy 1:18 Paul writing a letter to Timothy says “ This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightiest war a good warfare”.
They both believed "Faith Works Wonders". They both prayed according to that prophecy.
In Gen.22 Abraham left his house to mount Moriah before seeing any provision. So it was the case with Pastor Noel and Rirhandzu. In the face of apparent defeat they confessed the word of God and the Word worked wonders. Provision came along the way.
Romans 4:16 declares “Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all”