Mount Sinai is a 7,500 foot natural altar rising abruptly from the Egyptian desert, the highest mountain in its range. Another name for Mt Sinai is Horeb, which means ‘waste’, and to this very day, it remains mostly wilderness and desert with very few Bedouins and shepherds living there.
Over 3,000 years ago, Hebrew slaves—the waste of Egypt—came and camped at the foot of Sinai after leaving their land of slavery.
At that time, they were nothing but human waste: men, women, children, young and old—with backs scarred by the whips of their slave masters, calloused feet from years of standing knee-deep in mud to make bricks for pharaoh’s cities, old ragged clothes and eyes that had seen nothing but the horrible images of slavery from the day they were born.
But there, at the foot of this mountain, that people became a great nation! A group of disorderly slaves, they departed from Sinai with the Book of the Law that had been given to them by God Himself, with clear directions to the Promised Land. They were assured of God’s help and protection as they marched on, and at one point, rose to be one of the most prosperous and feared nations on earth.
Therefore, Mount Sinai is a symbol of victory, of rising from the ashes, of the impossible becoming possible, of the weak becoming strong. It’s where waste becomes wealth, and the forgotten are remembered. It is also a reminder that God sees and remembers His people, and does not leave them at the mercy of their oppressors.
Sinai is the only mountain on earth where God set His foot and decidedly changed the destiny of His people.
This is why we go there! When we are standing on the peak of that mountain, our faith is at its highest. All these facts come to life because we’re not just reading about Mount Sinai—it’s there before our very eyes!
And so this is why we encourage a challenge of faith on Mount Sinai once every 12-24 months in our church. From the first time we did this in 1980, thousands of people have achieved great victories and given wonderful testimonies as a result of the prayers made on this mountain.
We go to Mount Sinai for great things. We go there to radically change lives. We go there to solve difficult situations.
We go to prove that our faith is genuine through sacrifice, and to receive the manifestation of God’s promises in our lives!
It’s a privilege to be part of this event. It is a blessing to take part in the Challenge of Mt Sinai.
A campaign that changed my life
Being tormented by the spirit of darkness for many years turned Nosipho into a loner who battled with low-self-esteem.
“My whole face became itchy and it felt like something was moving around on my head. The itchiness made me so uncomfortable around people to the point where I started isolating myself. My confidence dropped and I fought with the father of my baby. He left me when our child was 18 months old. That made me believe I was bewitched.
In 2001 I was invited to the Universal Church. I spoke to a pastor who assured me that nothing was impossible for God.
At the service every morning I started washing my face with holy water. I devoted myself to different Chains of Prayer because I had been unemployed for five years. That same year I secured a job. The itchiness on my face and head stopped. I no longer feel anything moving on my face.
Two years later the father of my child came back and we got married in 2007. We had another baby. After taking part in the Campaign of Israel, I was able to start a transport business where I deliver newspapers and magazines to different supermarkets. I was able to build double storey backrooms that I’m renting out to people. I am happier and have peace because I fully depend on God,” said Nosipho.