From revolution to reconciliation by the power of God.
Douglas Baartman – ex freedom fighter is coming to tell his story at ESCC. Make sure you hear this powerful story of forgiveness and redemption.
Sunday 29 October
9am (morning service)
More About Douglas Baartman
Born into humble circumstances in rural Transkei, Douglas’s mother was a domestic worker who had to leave her children to fend for themselves at a very young age – while she went to seek work in a nearby town.
Douglas never knew his father, and at the age of 9 attempted to commit suicide. He saw no future for himself, was frustrated and had no positive vision, dreams or ambition. However, he excelled academically and went to study medicine at UCT.
An angry young man, with deep resentments against the political system of the time, Douglas became politically active and dropped out of university to go to Moscow and train as a freedom fighter.
The night before he was due to take part in the bombing of state buildings, he had an incredible encounter with the love of God that changed his life forever.