Meet Willemien Venter author of ONE HOPE

  1. Who are you?

My name is Willemien Venter and I have embraced the stay-at-home-mom title for more than 15 years. During this period, I believe that the Father has put a calling on my life to release the love the Father portrays for His beloved Son. I live in Gqeberha, South Africa with my loving husband and three precious daughters whom I adore and love to spend quality time with.

  1. What inspired you to write this book? 

I would rather be asked: Who inspired me? If it wasn’t for the prompting of the Holy Spirit I wouldn’t have had the courage to do something as daring as writing a book. It is absolutely a passion project with our Father as the CEO of this unofficial ministry.

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  1. Can you tell me about the book? What is it about? 

ONE HOPE helps people to identify the areas of affliction in their lives.  They can rest while they receive divine direction for their next step by meditating on a selection of 84 Letters of Grace. These Spirit-filled letters are meant to offer them immediate words of wisdom, that speak life and healing into their area of pain, whatever it may be. It also makes it easier to locate the verses in the Bible from where the Lord wants to minister.

The main purpose of the book is to hand the reader the opportunity to look up and see again:

  • LOVE – The Father expresses His love for His Son in a powerful and exciting way that will lift you up and inspire you to experience His unconditional love for you.
  • HOPE – You will receive comforting words of peace and a fresh anointing of hope as you start expecting Jesus as your open door in the days to come, while fixing your eyes on His finished work on the cross not only as your salvation but for wholeness, healing and deliverance.
  • FAITH – The   fire   in   your   heart will be re-ignited by the Holy Spirit so that your faith of grace and freedom can grow stronger as you become aware of the Lord’s presence in your daily walk with Him.

 Who is your book intended for?  (Which audience?) 

The Hurting Christian Believer who knows what it means to have an intimate relationship with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, yet is facing hardships, and being distracted by difficult situations.  One who can even feel that the Lord has possibly lifted His hand of protection and love from him or her.

  1. What did you learn when writing your book?

The biggest revelation would be the many pictures I saw of Jesus in the Bible and the richness of the cross.

Furthermore, I learnt that you can’t do it alone. You need a team to assist you and support you all the way. It certainly taught me a deeper level of gratitude.

The words “It is time” grew stronger and stronger in my spirit as I walked from one level to the next in reaching the end goal.

It’s time to follow Jesus because it is time for the harvest.

Willemien (centre) launching her book

  1. What surprised you the most?

Being really busy in taking care of my family, the Lord made time to speak to me mostly at 3am in the morning. He will find a way to wake me up. In Psalm 23:6 David says that God’s goodness and gracious love will pursue me all the days of my life. It became so true for me that I can’t believe anything else. The Lord is faithful and will strengthen and help us – always!

  1. Does this book describe your journey in any way?

As I journeyed alongside Jesus, in the presence of the Father, I was totally transformed, being rescued from my dark pit of sorrow and self-occupation.

It absolutely portrays my life, mostly when I was feeling stuck and depressed, but also the many lessons I’ve learnt throughout the years.

  1. How did the writing of the book come about?

Believers are taught the importance of spending time in the Word and cultivating the presence of the Father. It was only in 2008, at the age of 28, that I seriously exercised the gift of praying in tongues which I had received 2 years earlier during a Dektos Healing Course.

I started praying with passion and great expectation that the Lord does hear my prayers because of Jesus. If it is in spirit and in truth or just normal fellowship with Him, the flood gates were opened and I could “hear” the Father’s voice through the Holy Spirit in the form of Grace Letters. I soon realised that the Father not only speaks LIFE into my situations of defeat, but also into the difficulties of fellow believers that also needed the gentle touch of the Lord. Over the years the Lord counselled me and others through His loving words and Scripture more frequently. Then one day in 2013, I received a Letter from the Lord. But this time in the form of a picture I had to draw. It looked like a bride’s veil divided in 8 sections. As I lingered on the image, I received the revelation to put all my Letters in a book, starting with the 8 Chapters that will flow from the words in the sections. At that time the title ‘What lies ahead’ at the bottom of the Letter, kept me going until the Lord shifted me into the next season of preparation in 2016 right through to publishing ONE HOPE on the 9th of May 2021. 

  1. What purpose do you hope your book to achieve?

Without a doubt, I just love to pass the privilege of healing and restoration on to anyone who is in need and willing to receive the help from our Lord and Saviour – especially in these last days…

This book is meant to encourage people to turn to our loving Father, especially before they fall for the enemy’s lies and spiral into a prison of guilt, stress and loneliness. I want them to have a clear vision into the heart of Abba and be restored.

It is a tool to show you that nothing is impossible for God and to experience a fresh revelation of who Jesus is. This book will teach you that believers are strengthened and established in righteousness, so that we can take possession of our great inheritance – living in the light.

Ultimately I pray that believers will look to Jesus Christ as their open door of HOPE – their one and only Banner of Victory.

Do not fear beloved.

Have a confident expectation of good for Whatever lies ahead.

To Abba Father all the Glory!


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One Hope – Willemien Venter