…that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that He might present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.
Ephesians 5:26 & 27
Ankia van der Merwe could be described as an Apostle of the last days whose love for Jesus only has only these words and that is “Yes Lord! I Will Go!” She studied as a social worker wanting to help those venerable and abused only to find out as a young innocent protector she was up against trickery and clever attorneys. So God in His Wisdom placed in her, the aspiration to study further and become an Advocate and Forensic Attorney, which enabled her to start making a change in young peoples lives. As we all know God has a plan for our lives and the final plan is never revealed before the time. So during these court proceedings God was silently working and equipping Ankia to put together her case creating a successful outcome. As God would have, when her training was complete He said, “It’s time to close your practice and come work for me, where you can be an Ambassador for Christ to the Nations.”
Hannes and Ankia van der Merwe founded Tamim Ministries in 2008 and were both ordained as pastors the following year after which they began ministering in various countries as well as local churches. They were ordained as Apostles, releasing them into equipping the Body of Christ through teaching the Word of God and proclaiming the Gospel to the nations. This began by going to neighbouring countries at first as they pursued the Father, and each time their faith was stretched they found themselves far-a-field off the shores of Africa in Asia where they now live. A Word School came out of a need that a 3 day conference is just not enough to equip those who want more so Ankia began to write her thesis on “Equipping the Saints” and on completion received her Decorate in Theology. There are now Tamim Word Schools in different parts of the world where students of the Word are being equipped to commence their life’s mission.
The coming months will be filled with ministry in Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and China, while working with ministries that have ploughed, sowed and watered the barren ground now waiting for harvest. She will be equipping the planted churches with the Word of God to Know Christ and how to become Christ-like whilst doing what God called and destined them to do while walking and being empowered by Holy Spirit.
Ankia the Author has completed several books, namely, “The Fullness of God”, and “Living in the Fullness of God” and “Wisdom from Proverbs” for women. There is another book to be released shortly, “From Dust to Destiny” which we are looking forward to read. Ankia has been sharing on Faith TV as well as presenting a series of teachings on Angel Network TV that has been translated in 8 other languages.
The word Tamim means to be without blemish, upright, sincere, healthy, blameless and whole. The vision of the ministry is to teach and equip God’s people with His Word in order for them to know Him and walk in authority according to God’s plan for their lives.
May Tamim Ministries bless you.