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Ilse Kleyn Prophetic Artist

Q When did you give your life to the Lord?

I remember growing up in the traditional church and always believing in the existence of God, but never knowing Him as a personal God. I was afraid of God. When I was a teenager I thought I was too small or inadequate for Him to take note of me. The supernatural always intrigued me and so did horror stories and ghosts, tarot cards, playing ‘book-book’, and so forth. Soon those demons literally came to visit me at night. It was a very scary time in my life. I gave my life to the Lord in 1996, at the age of 24. It was in the hospital when I gave birth to my firstborn, Danielle. I just could not believe that God was so gracious and loving to give me this amazing gift that I did not deserve. For the first time, I felt loved by Him and that He saw me. But it was a very difficult 10 years ahead – a soulish unsurrendered life. Only when I felt I lost all, did I gain life in abundance in 2006.

Q Have you always been passionate about art?

I really can’t remember –

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