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Tshegofatso Thutlwane

Tshegofatso Thutlwane


Hi, I am Tshegofatso Thutlwane, I was born and raised in South Africa in the North West province in a small town called Zeerust.

I gave my life to the Lord when I was 18 years old. I was at the end of my High-school years. Growing up, deep down I somehow knew I was not going to work a normal 9-5 job, but when I asked the Lord what I should do after High-school I felt Him say that should go to the University of Potchefstroom. At that time, I didn’t even know what to study but I applied and went to study because the Lord said that I should. I only studied for a year, but looking back now that whole year I was at University, the Lord did so much in my life and led to where He was calling me.

Beginning of that year, He spoke to me about doing a six month mission school, with an organization that was based in Potch, called Fire & Fragrance South Africa. If I had not been in Potch, I don’t know how I would have found out about it, because I didn’t know much about church and ministry. That same year the Lord also gave me a burning heart for University Students, a heart to see University Students say “YES” to God.

Now I am part of the University ministry in Fire & Fragrance. We want to see young people/University students know God and make Him known. I deeply believe that when educated young people know God and make Him known, we will see positive change in our country and in the world! One of the questions that the Lord asked me, was, “What would it look like if every University Student said “yes” to the calling of God on their lives?” And for me that’s the question I keep asking myself.

I believe that we will see a Student missions movement out of South Africa, where educated young people will go from this nation to the rest of the world to preach the gospel and bring reformation where it is needed through their studies.


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