Stripper-cum-singer Beverly Sibanda’s life is set to change after a life – transforming encounter with Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries’ founder Prophet Walter Magaya on Sunday.
Magaya told her that if “dirty dancing” was her source of livelihood, the church was going to open a business for her, together with other young women eking out a living through stripping and sex work.
Magaya called out Beverly’s name during the church service to give her a prophetic word but she was reportedly at home that time.
Beverly immediately came to the church opposite Zindoga shopping centre in Waterfalls and agreed to quit her line of work and commit her life to God.
“You need to stop what you are doing, it is not right. If you were doing it as a means of survival the ministry will help you find a better means by opening shops for you to sell whatever you desire be they clothes from China,” Magaya said.
Other beneficiaries included Veronica Zhuwawo (28), who has been a dancer since she was 16, Mildred Chigaba (28), a stripper for seven years, Nomalanga Baureni (24), a prostitute and stripper together with Irene Masaka and Agnes Maringai, who too were ladies of the night.
Magaya asked them if they were willing to change their lifestyles and they agreed. Bev, in particular, looked shocked and kept answering “Amen, Man of God.”
Her manager, Harpers Mapimhidze, who had come with her, sat quietly in the church.
During the service, former Vahombe Queens dancer, Yvonne Javachava, gave a testimony of how she was delivered from dirty dancing and seducing men after receiving spiritual deliverance at PHD Ministries.
Javachava said she would dance in a mini skirt to lure men as a way of survival and fending for her children since she was unemployed. She confessed that she would visit white garment apostolic churches to get love portions to lure men of which most of them would be married.
“The first time I went to PHD Ministries I felt the power of God move in the congregation and I knew I had to change my lifestyle. I then bought a DVD and received a bottle of free anointing oil to use at home and the first time I took the oil, I vomitted and knew that I was being delivered,” she said.
In an interview, Magaya said Beverley had not yet gone through the deliverance process since she was still in shock. He said deliverance was a process that Beverly and the other girls would undergo soon.
PHD Ministries has become a hub for many local celebrities with Madzibaba Nicholas Zacharia who has since become part of the praise team.
Others who have been spotted in audiences include Douglas Chimbetu, Lawrence “Bhonzo” Simbarashe, Jesesi Mungoshi and Alick Macheso’s wife, Nyaradzai.