I trained as a medical doctor at the University of Cape Town and practiced full-time for 12 years. I had always been passionate […]
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Published on: 06-29-2018
I trained as a medical doctor at the University of Cape Town and practiced full-time for 12 years. I had always been passionate about sharing the gospel, making sure to have Christian material to share with my patients.
In 2012 my husband, Aaron Machewane, who runs our family’s construction-engineering business, was approached by an elder from our church in Johannesburg, looking for a partner funder to start an Adventist TV station. Knowing my passion for the gospel, he asked if I would be interested. My answer was “Yes!” On March 1, 2013, we went on the air.
I stopped practicing medicine. I learned to talk to God about everything, including how to operate with no content and only external funding.
After much prayer the Lord impressed us to use proceeds from our business to run the channel. We experienced a sudden peace of mind. We took all the risks and left the consequences to God. I learned that when the Lord has given you a task for His mission, you should not be discouraged when people do not understand or support your calling. Just look to God. The one who authored your life script will give you the strength and supply all you need to carry on.
Life Destiny TV (www.lifedestinytv.co.za) is a satellite TV channel run by individual Adventists in South Africa. Our channel reaches the entire African continent, and we stream live from our Web site for worldwide reach.
It’s been five years since we went on the air. I so thoroughly enjoy what I do. I may go back to medical practice later, but for now I believe this is what the Lord wants me to do.
Charlotte Mhlongo is a medical doctor, businesswoman, and founder of Life Destiny TV. She and her husband live near Johannesburg, South Africa, are blessed with two children.