Ria van Rensburg
Ria became involved in 7th Trumpet Ministries in 1995, while still a student in Theology in Johannesburg, South Africa. She very quickly learned by divine inspiration of the Holy Spirit that she would be in full-time ministry with this organization for the rest of her life. Against all odds, she abandoned her studies to pursue a life of travel, dedication and surrender to the Lord. Together with founder of the ministry, Amanda Peyper, they have traveled the nations of the world, spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through ministry and music. Ria’s passion is to bring the body of Christ to a deeper level of intimacy with their Maker. She always says, “Amanda, the ever-evangelist will bring the souls in and I will take them in.”
On the back of her album, "Let me in ...” Ria writes: "Intimacy is the deepest level of any relationship - even a relationship with God. At times in our life, we struggle to feel close to God. We fail to understand that God also desires to be close to us. Through these songs, your Maker is inviting you to come into His presence where you will find healing. God is standing at the door of your heart asking, "Will you let me in?". This is your opportunity to boldly approach the Throne of grace and say: "Lord, please let me in."
All lyrics and music are original work by the South-African born artist. This album can be used as a ministry tool, and is perfect for soaking in God's presence.
May you find healing, peace and restoration as you listen to the songs from this prophetic psalmist. All the glory to Jesus Christ who makes all things possible!
“From the gutter to the pulpit”, could be the very best way to describe Amanda Peyper, founder of 7th Trumpet Ministries International. For 40 years Amanda was living a life of rebellion, bitterness and addiction. When, on April 21, 1991, the Lord Jesus Christ intervened and called a halt to her life of desperation. She was on her way to commit suicide for the umpteenth time, but this time was different in the fact that no-one knew where she was and that she was planning her finality with a gun on her lap. Amanda was at breaking point and in desperation. She needed someone to help, but didn’t know who. She had forsaken her family, she was addicted to LSD, was drinking and smoking marijuana. She knew there was no-one in her life that cared. And neither did she. On her way to an abandoned lake, she would play her beloved “Great Pretender” song by the Platters just one last time. But someone switched the cassette tape in her car with a song called “One day at a time, sweet Jesus.” She couldn’t believe it! In anger she ripped the cassette out but a still, soft voice said, “Just listen”. She did. And somebody told her story in a song. At the abandoned lake, she fell to her knees in the sand. She did what she hadn’t done in a very long time, she cried. And cried out to the Lord, “I don’t know if You are there, but if You are there, change my life!” She didn’t know to ask for Salvation, but during the course of that day, Amanda was delivered from her addictions, set free and started a closer walk with Jesus. And she is still walking today.
Goes to show that all we really need is a touch from the Father’s Hand. Amanda left her life-style and pursued a life-style of repentance and dedication to God. While still an accountant of profession, Amanda had a visitation from an Angel of the Lord. The Lord gave her a 3-fold vision for the country of South-Africa, the South-African Police Services and the 7th Trumpet Ministries.
It was during 1996, after Amanda met Ria van Rensburg that the company she worked for dissolved, releasing Amanda to full-time ministry. The two ladies, having nothing more in common than their desire for the Gospel, form a Prophetic team that ministers salvation and deliverance. Living by faith, they testify to supernatural provision and have traveled to the USA 21 times in a 12 year span of time and have visited many other nations, obedient to the call of God on their lives.
As they always say, “There’s nobody great coming. You’re it!”