If anything like that ever existed, Mr Vincent Mnisi would have since been inducted into the drunkards’ hall of fame. The young South African was severely hooked on alcohol. He would drink and smoke recklessly to the extent that he once lost his mind and had to be taken to a mental hospital. His mother who resided in the UK did not find it funny as she made frantic efforts to ensure that her son’s condition improved. Taking him to the UK, she had thought he would change but she soon realised his drinking malady worsened. He would drink and sleep on the streets of England only to be picked up to safety by government agencies which were saddled with the responsibility of catering for the so-called ‘homeless’. His access to government loan also fuelled his appetite for more alcohol and contributed immensely to his misdemeanours in the UK.
Due to his addiction, he remained unkempt and would take no bath for days. He would sometimes attack his mother after downing some alcohol, asking her to give him some money in furtherance of his alcoholic activities. Whenever she confronted him with the urgency of his need for Jesus, he would reply by telling her that he expects both Jesus and His Father to visit him because his case had gone out of hand. The place he called his house was an eyesore; it was always littered with empty bottles of alcohol and cigarette ash. The devil had indeed turned him into an alcoholic robot manoeuvred at will to destroy his very self.
While the battle between the forces of good and evil raged on in his life, his mother through some ‘divine’ mistake came across Prophet T.B. Joshua and The SCOAN on the internet. Impressed and encouraged by the life-changing miracles that take place on Emmanuel TV, she soon made up her mind to visit Nigeria. She prayed over the journey and God ministered to her through the scriptures assuring her that He would be with her till the very end. That assurance was confirmed when she was cleared at the airport even though she did not have the Yellow Fever Certificate, a necessary document for travellers from Europe coming to West Africa.
On getting to The SCOAN, she received the Morning Water and continued to minister it in prayer concerning her son’s problem. As she battled to save Vincent’s life from the ravages of alcohol, she received another call informing her of her younger son’s blindness. As she continued to minister the Morning Water on his pictures, she received news that he had regained his sight. When she returned to the UK, Vincent asked to have the Morning Water, after his mother had ministered some into his mouth. Having consented to his request, Vincent continued to minister the Morning Water and suddenly stopped drinking. Having been arrested by the anointing in the Morning Water, old things passed away and behold, all things became new. Gathering the bits and pieces of a once shattered life, the young man went back to school to complete his bachelor’s degree and has since graduated to the shock of many who had written him off as an incurable liquor monger. Mr Vincent is today a hardworking advertising practitioner who takes care of his mother, a woman, whose heart he had once pierced with anguish and despair. His story shows that broken things are useful in the hands of God. Thanking God for her son’s deliverance, Mrs Mnisi advised parents not to give up on their children and urged people to find out God’s plan for their lives.