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Meet our Programmers: Dawn Faith

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Deep & Meaningful

Dawn’s love of singing began in her grandmother’s church in the South African township of KwaMashu, where Dawn herself grew up.

 

This love was nurtured by her mother, who would blast records by Aretha Franklin and Donnie Hathaway early in the morning and late at night. At a young age, Dawn also witnessed the power of music to create change, as it formed the soundtrack for the anti-apartheid movement.

Influenced by her upbringing and a deep desire to make a difference, Dawn has dedicated much of her life to inspiring others to rise above their circumstances. She has helped start some of the world’s largest civil society organisations, working with the likes of Nelson Mandela’s 46664.

After relocating to Australia in 2009, she expanded her pursuit of social justice, helping to empower disadvantaged youth and recent immigrants

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Dawn returned to South Africa in 2016 to write and release her first book “Dear God,” which tells the story of her daughter’s passing and how Dawn found her way back to life and hope. It has already received great acclaim and Dawn is currently in the midst of a national book tour, with an international tour set to begin soon.

“I don’t know where it comes from; maybe the way I was raised, or it’s just ‘built’ in me, but I have always been a survivor. I believe we all are, even if we don’t see it in ourselves. So when the darkest season fell over my life, I needed my natural survival instincts to ensure that it didn’t swallow me whole.

Losing my first child – my beautiful daughter, Zinhle Grace – just three months after she was born was a battle I didn’t see coming. I felt ambushed, overwhelmed and completely unprepared. My only weapon was the pen and paper with which I wrote letters to God, many of which were excruciatingly honest.

Dear God, is my story of the past four years. It features a selection of the journal entries I kept, as well as my reflections on how I fought to find my way back to life and faith – and ultimately, how I won my victory.”

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The premature birth and death of her first child in 2013 was something Dawn never saw coming. Most confronting of all was the realisation that many other women had similar experiences and yet no one appeared willing to speak about them.

Despite the increasing connectedness enabled by new technology, the “village” that once helped previous generations of women to navigate the realities of love, loss and life no longer seemed to exist.
And so, MYZIZI PRODUCTIONS was conceived. A production company that seeks to use television and film to challenge and empower women and men to live their best lives, no matter who they are or what they’ve been through.

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As a musician, Dawn has recorded and collaborated with a range of high-profile artists in both South Africa (Loyiso Bala, Zakes Bantwini, Ntokozo Mbambo) and Australia (Evermore, Diafrix). She is regularly asked to perform both acoustic and with a full band at all manner of events – weddings, parties, concerts, and award shows. She has done so in some of the world’s most revered venues such as the Sydney Opera House, and alongside legends like Yvonne Chaka Chaka.

She’s also been called on to share her story as a motivational and keynote speaker at conferences, churches and schools, including Oprah’s Leadership Academy for Girls. It’s in a live setting that Dawn’s true talent shines. She has a unique ability to read, entertain and connect with an audience, whether in an intimate venue with only a handful of people or a concert hall of several thousand.

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Watch “Deep & Meaningful” on Dish Network CH  269 – Faith USA every Wednesday from at 5:30pm.

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Meet our Programmers: Luke Brugger

Dish Network | Programmer

Introducing: “A Brand New You”

Brand New You is a television ministry that exists to connect people with the newness of life found only in Jesus Christ. We are passionate about spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ using various forms of media.

Luke Brugger is the lead Pastor at Centerbranch Church in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Luke loves Jesus, his wife, his 4 daughters, building relationships & drinking coffee.

Watch Brand New You  on Dish CH  269 – Faith USA Mondays at 8:30pm.

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Meet our Programmers: Beth Jones

Dish Network | Programmer

Our passion is to empower people and equip churches in the basics of faith. When people connect-the-dots of God’s Word, everything else begins to make sense. In the same way that every world class athlete knows the importance of being an expert in the basics — and every premier home builder knows that a strong foundation is vital to designing the house of dreams — and every school teacher knows the critical role phonics plays in becoming a proficient reader and writer — so too, believers who focus on the basics of faith are empowered to live a successful life and are equipped to influence others for Christ. Our books, online courses, TV messages, podcast, blog and social media are focused on empowering people and equipping churches to so more and more people are established in the basics.

Meet Our Programmers: Katie Souza

Dish Network | myfaithusa | Programmer

Katie was a career criminal most of her life, was convicted of a number of felonies and sent to federal prison to serve almost twelve years. While serving what would be her final prison sentence, Katie encountered God in a way that dramatically changed her life. She immediately became an outspoken advocate for Jesus and her infectious love for him caused many women inside her cell block to accept Him as their Savior.

It was during this time that Katie began writing here first book, “The Captivity Series, The Key To Your Expected End.” Since then, her book has gone into prisons around the world and has ministered to hundreds of thousands of inmates. To learn more about this miraculous journey and the innumerable ways God continues working through KSM, please visit our prisoner outreach.

One of the things that Katie is known for her insights relating to soul-healing, a revelation that explains why so many Believers can appear to do everything they’ve learned in church and still fail to receive breakthrough in their lives. Once Katie began teaching and writing about the process of soul-healing, she witnessed and heard evidence of thousands of miracles.  Now you can enjoy watching and reading many of these great testimonials!

Katie lives in Arizona with her husband, Robert and their two small dogs. She writes, teaches, produces a television show which is broadcast around the world and travels extensively. Katie and Robert visit prisons several times each year to teach inmates how to hear from God and to demonstrate that they too can achieve what God has promised and planned for them. She continues in full pursuit of her expected end!

A Holy Attitude

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(Editorial, MyFaith Magazine, September 2017)

by Waldo Malan

Joel Stein wrote an excellent article in Time Magazine titled Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation (May 20, 2013), in which he profiles the millennial generation. The two pervading characteristics of this generation (typically people born from 1980 to 2000) is narcissism and entitlement. Stein outlines the various reasons that led to this result and also concludes that this is a world-wide incidence – “Each country’s millennials are different, but because of globalization, social media, the exporting of Western culture and the speed of change, millennials worldwide are more similar to one another than to older generations within their nations.”

In essence, the problem with a millennial attitude is that it is completely anti-God. God is always giving, while a millennial attitude is always grabbing and taking. It is the difference of two people coming with hands outstretched, the one with palms up asking for something to be placed in them, while the other comes with something in their hands to give away. The problem with having palm-faced-up hands is the motivation that it is their ‘right’ to ask for something they never had any intention of obtaining by effort. Entitlement, by its definition, encourages laziness. If one is constantly expecting a free handout (and then receiving it in most cases), it will cultivate a leech-culture – only taking and never giving anything back in return. That is why Solomon writes, “The leech has two daughters, crying, Give! Give!” [Proverbs 30:15a AMP]. Leeching is nothing more than greed.

Greed, describes a selfish attitude, and selfishness is the antithesis to a Godly nature. Perhaps it is for this reason God included greed in the Ten Commandments He gave to the Israelites in the desert. Greed is a monster that is insatiable, and also an animal that grows in appetite the longer it is allowed to stay alive. It is something that will cause you to throw all caution to the wind in your endeavours simply for the sake of feeding it. It is therefore said that “a greedy person is in a hurry to get rich, but he is ignorant of the loss that is about to overtake him” [Proverbs 28:22 VOICE]. Selfishness has the tendency to consume a person, and in the process of total absorption destroy all relationships and create an emotionally desolate place. Ultimately a selfish person will end up alone and truly lost to himself and the rest of humanity.

It is clear to see that a selfish attitude (greed) simply has no place in faithful stewardship of God’s resources; and, without faithful stewardship there simply cannot be any blessing – neither spiritual nor material benefits whatsoever. So, will you join me in living a life dedicated to God and His principles, and forsake the satisfying of ‘self’?

[Read the MyFaith Magazine here]

Meet Our Programmers: Jonathan Shuttlesworth

Dish Network | Faith USA App | Livestream | myfaithusa | Programmer

Watch REVIVAL TODAY with Jonathan Shuttlesworth weekdays 12:00pm & 09:00pm

Jonathan Shuttlesworth
Jonathan Shuttlesworth

Jonathan has been preaching The Gospel full time since May 2002. He launched Revival Today; a ministry dedicated to reaching those that have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ in 2007.

 In his 14 years of ministry, Jonathan has traveled extensively throughout North America, India, the Caribbean, Central and South Africa seeing tens of thousands receive Jesus Christ as their Savior with many wonderful miracles reported. Revival Today also provides meals to 800 children daily.

Revival Today TV was launched on secular television in 2013. Jonathan reaches 20 million homes every week on Fox and ABC in Pennsylvania and nationwide on CTN. In 2015, Revival Today TV began airing in the entire continent of Africa five times a week on DS TV!

The nations of the world are overripe for Revival– AND WE ARE DETERMINED TO BE A GREAT PART OF IT!

Meet Our Programmers: Rodney Howard-Browne

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Watch every SUNDAY 10:00-13:00 EST “The River Church Tampa Bay LIVE”

Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne
Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne

At the close of 1996, the Lord planted within Pastors Rodney and Adonicas heart, the vision and desire to begin a church in Tampa. With a heart for the lost and those touched by revival, they implemented that vision and began The River at Tampa Bay with the theme Church with a Difference. Over 500 people joined them for the first Sunday morning service on December 1, 1996. Over the years the membership has grown and the facilities have changed, yet these three things have remained constant since the churchs inception…dynamic praise and worship, anointed preaching and teaching of the Word, and powerful demonstrations of the Holy Spirit and power.

To become a model revival church where people from all over the world can come and be touched by God. Once they have been not only touched, but changed, they are able to be launched out into the harvest field with the anointing of God.

To have a church that is multi-racial, representing a cross section of society from rich to poor from all nations, bringing people to a place of maturity in their Christian walk.

To have these three main ingredients always predominant in every service:
Dynamic praise and worship.
Anointed preaching and teaching.
Powerful demonstrations of the Holy Spirit.

To see the lost, the backslidden and the unsure come to a full assurance of their salvation.

To be a home base for Revival Ministries International and all of its arms. A base offering strength and support to the vision of RMI to see America shaken with the fires of revival, then to take that fire to the far-flung corners of the globe.

To break the mold of religious tradition and thinking.

To be totally dependent upon the Holy Spirit for His leading and guidance as we lead others deeper into the River of God.

Our motto: Church with a Difference.

 

FaithUSA… The History

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…from humble beginnings in Africa now penetrating a global audience…

Christian television on the continent of Africa has grown extensively over the last 15 years, both on satellite as well as terrestrially. The forerunner to this explosion was the introduction of Christian television in 1986 via terrestrial broadcasts in the Eastern Cape. Dr Bernhard Roebert, father of Dr André Roebert, headed up the small television station in Bhisho, capital of the former Ciskei. The vision for a television broadcast division as part of River Ministries was birthed early in 2002, when God firmly placed the desire in Dr André and Jenny’s hearts.

In 2002 the founders of River Ministries, Drs André & Jenny Roebert, started River Broadcasting Network (part of River Ministries), which broadcast Christian programmes on the DStv Commercial Platform. The purpose for the network was to establish a 24/7 channel with exclusively Christian content. Since terrestrial broadcasts were prohibitively expensive to cover all of South Africa, it was decided to rather pursue broadcast via satellite. So it was that RBN started broadcasting on a shared, free-to-air space on an educational channel operated by Pretoria University. At that time the entire system was manually operated with two BetaCam machines being fed tapes by an operator!

Soon after the launch of the channel, RBN was contacted by one of the largest Christian television networks in the USA and offered free content. The approach of the president of this international network was always that the Gospel of Christ was free; he was, therefore, happy to provide content to further the spreading of this Gospel over Africa. At a later stage the branding of the USA network was offered to the channel in South Africa and until the time of the president’s death this remained in place.
With a new line-up of quality Christian programming, RBN was in a position to apply for, and obtain a channel on the national satellite bouquet of Multichoice Africa. After 15 years and a rebranding, FAITH FAMILY OF NETWORKS is providing choice Christian content to satellite and terrestrial, and digital viewers accross the continent of Africa and beyond.

Through the years the premium Christian channel on DStv341 was complimented by the addition of two other satellite channels – FlowTV (Sky UK 595) and FaithUSA (Dish269). FAITH FAMILY OF NETWORKS now potentially commands the attention in excess of 64 million viewers across its satellite channels.

Today a state-of-the-art FCC facility broadcasts the signal from the FAITH FAMILY OF NETWORKS’ headquarters in East London, South Africa, as well as Marco Island and Miami in the USA. In addition, various studios have been built from where programmes are recorded and broadcast live to television audiences. With the advent of Social Media, FAITH FAMILY OF NETWORKS now incorporates fully interactive live broadcasts (internet streaming and social media platforms) in addition to the satellite transmissions.

Since May 2016 FAITH FAMILY OF NETWORKS is also distributed digitally more widely by adding its programming to other platforms; global viewers are now exposed to the content via Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Android TV, as well as a new streaming application via the Apple App Store and Google Play. In addition, VOD services are provided via FaithOnDemand, Truli and NUVU. This exposure increases the FAITH FAMILY OF NETWORKS potential viewership to approximately 264 million worldwide.

 

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