- The book begins with an event in Malawi revealing a very violent experience, not unlike the Bruchko story. What sort of picture does this paint for the reader? Does it get you to read on?
- From which country did Annie Chikhwaza come?
- There were many influences which brought Annie to contemplate suicide at nineteen. What were some of them?
- A gospel meeting in 1963 with speaker Brother Andrew inspired Annie to be involved in what ministry? Has attendance at a meeting had a similar effect on you? Where and to what did God lead you?
- What sort of people come from Suriname?
- Do you think we suffer from ‘stifling traditions’ in church? Do we limit what God wants us to do?
- I found the Biblical quotes throughout the story very appropriate. Did any remind you of circumstances in your own walk?
- Have you shared your testimony from the pulpit or in other places?
- Are there any significant events in the book that you would like to mention?
- How are you affected by the plight of orphans and sufferers of HIV/AIDS?
- What amazes you about Annie’s leadership and determination despite setbacks?
Annie Chikhwaza grew up in Holland. In struggling to come to terms with her abuse as a child, she tried to commit suicide but was dramatically converted through the ministry of Brother Andrew. She then began to minister, first to the poor and marginalized on the streets of Amsterdam and then in the volatile townships of South Africa during the height of the apartheid era.
Annie’s story, told here for the first time, shares her many terrible trials: abuse, abortion, a broken back, attempted murder, the loss of everything she had built, attempted rape, and the death of her beloved husband. Her story might have been one of bitterness and anger; instead, Annie uses each trial to point to God’s love for her and for every one of His creation.