“The LORD has blessed Amanda Buys with revelation and insight to achieve this lifestyle of victory in Messiah through practical experience, coming face to face with the reasons for failure of victorious living, and through extensive and intensive research, the result of which is the Journey2Freedom and Journey2Wholeness series’, as well as our advanced training courses. She has just completed a very intensive course to train up counsellors in prayer counselling called ACTS – Advanced Counselling Training School.“
Amanda’s story …
I was born in Port Shepstone, Natal, into a family of five children, of which I was the fourth. Growing up in a dysfunctional and alcoholic home was not easy, but the LORD has used that childhood pain in my own life to bring healing and understanding to others … as well as restoration. All things work for the good! After completing high school, I studied a B.Sc. degree at the University of Pretoria. I then worked full time as a teacher at a high school for the next three years. During that time, I met and married Roly, and by GOD’s Grace we are on our way of been married for more than forty years!
Roly and Amanda have three children and SEVEN grandchildren!
• Renè, married to Herman Ohlhoff, studied play therapy in England. Herman is a SAP (IT) consultant. They now live in Cape Town, and René is a Certified Play Therapist (PTI) as well as a stay-at-home mommy with two beautiful daughters. She also has a ministry of Baby Bonding – teaching mommies to BOND with their children.
• Cornè completed his studies as a biokinetisist, owned his own business for a while, and then made a complete career change to the IT world. He is married to Aimee, who completed her studies in Sports Science, and has obtained her diploma in Supply Chain Management. They have two special
children – a son and a daughter.
• Debbi has a degree in physiotherapy; she completed her master’s degree in London, gaining immense experience in her field. Debbi is married to
Ryan Bond, an orthopedic surgeon. They are presently living in George. They now have three precious children – two daughters and a son.
Roly and Amanda strongly believe that the family is called together as a unit in ministry. Strong family ties are emphasized with GODLY Order in place.
Semi-Retired … Relocated
Roly has now semi-retired and they have relocated up the Garden Route – living right beside the sea in a small holiday village.
Roly now travels to all the places who invite them, together with Amanda … this has been their dream for many years to be able to travel and minister together.
Roly is very serious of his calling as priest, prophet and king and does his best to make sure that I and the whole family is covered at all times! GOD, by His grace, has trained Roly’s hands for war and his fingers to fight!
The office continues under the loving and watchful eye of Petro in Cape Town – the address is now at her home where she and her husband have
generously donated a part of their home for the office and all the ministry material.
Material and resources
Amanda has been called into a teaching and prophetic ministry. Her main gifting has been to find ways to present GOD’s Father Heart to His children in the clearest way possible. Much of her material is now available on DVD and CD, as well as in the form of manuals and books.
Roly has also written books on the understanding of our Biblical Roots (understanding the Messianic perspective of the Feasts) and how to restore
the family blessings, the important role of the fathers!
Ministry in South Africa
Kanaan Ministries has been under the covering and mentorship of Pastors Edward and Dalene Gibbens – senior pastors of River of Life Church in
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, for more than 30 years. Dalene and Edward of now also retired and relocated to just outside of Cape Town. Roly, Amanda, Dalene and Edward still remain very close friends and are doing life together – as they have for more than 40 years.
Because of scaling down the ministry to keep up with the changing season in Roly and Amanda’s lives, they are more selective to invitations – but they both can now minister with a new vision and wisdom after years of being trained by ABBA Father. Roly, being retired now, allows them to travel together which is what they have so longed to do for many years. Ministering together has strengthened the ministry and made them much more effective as a teamcouple.
Amanda has ministered throughout South Africa – presenting seminars, workshops, and teachings on a variety of topics ranging from deliverance,
inner healing, and intercession. Amanda also works together with the prayer leaders of South Africa, ministering on cleansing the saints and training the soldiers for war. In addition, many churches and fellowship groups are using the manuals and DVD’s to teach and train their leaders and members on how to live a life of victory in Messiah.
Amanda works into prisons using the J2F and J2W material and DVD’s. We continue to see much growth and blessings through this program!
Amanda also has a heart to restore South Africa’s First Peoples, the Foundation Nation, also known as the Khoi.
Amanda has traveled to Europe for many years, often two to three times per annum, visiting mainly Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Kanaan Ministries has and continues to build good relationships with churches there … we are very excited for the powerful work the FATHER is
doing in peoples’ lives! We now have an office in Germany and the Netherlands, under the covering of:
Pastors Herbert and Rita Lang
Jesus People Hof
Our Europe orders can be ordered through:
Priscilla Evenblij, who is the Media Manager: Europe
Amanda has also ministered in many other nations – every Hawaii!! This was a highlight of their travels as it is on the opposite end of South Africa. Some of our material has been translated into various languages including French, Italian, Hungarian, Arabic, Albanian, Russian, and Finnish, as well as the bulk being translated into Dutch and German.
The international ministry has been founded on the principle of relationships based on the joining together of like-minded ministries who recognize the calling of spiritual fathering and mothering – and the release of generational blessings. It has been a wonderful privilege to work together with leaders from all over Europe, building the ministry on the basis of RELATIONSHIPS.
We give ABBA FATHER all the Glory for the Godly network He has formed and the precious friendships that have followed based upon the completed work of His Son, Y’shua (Jesus) our Messiah!