What is SOZO?

SOZO is a Greek word used 110 times in the New Testament and translated either ‘saved’, ‘’healed’ or ‘delivered.’

Bethel SOZO ministry at Family Centre Durbanville is a unique inner healing and deliverance ministry aimed to get to the root of things that are hindering your personal connection with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Getting that connection restored means you can walk in your God-given destiny.


Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you shall be saved (SOZO).”


Matthew 9:22 “But Jesus turning and seeing her said ‘Daughter take courage your faith has made you well (SOZO) and at once the woman was made well (SOZO).”


Luke 8:36 “And those who had seen it reported to them how the man who was demon-possessed had been made well (SOZO).”

Personal SOZO: 

By appointment only.

What to expect:  

A SOZO session may last up to 2 hours. It is facilitated by
2 people, trained and released to be in the SOZO team.
One person will lead the session, while the other person intercedes.

It is a gentle, Holy Spirit-led interaction between you and
the Godhead, facilitated by the team leader. 

It is not counselling. It is not prayer ministry.

You will encounter the Godhead in a new way and Holy Spirit
will gently reveal the wounds and lies and skewed perceptions
that have formed barriers and strongholds which keep you away from your victory and the joy of an intimate relationship with Father God.

The moment lies are exchanged for truths, healing occurs.
The enemy loses 
ground and is forced to relinquish strongholds. 

It is normal for people to come into a SOZO session nervous
or anxious, not feeling very close to God. It is quite normal
for people to leave a SOZO session wondering why they were
anxious and firmly connected to Father!


Family Centre Durbanville at El Shaddai Christian Church,
Lords walk, Durbanville


FREE, but donations are welcome.


Registrations have been suspended until further notice.

Please email sozo.fcd@gmail.com for a list of other SOZO teams in the Peninsula.

Download the application form here


Complete the online application here

Personal SOZO Testimonies: 

Question:  Did you experience a personal breakthrough during the SOZO?

“Yes. Things that I thought I worked through or dealt with & things I never considered were brought forward and I can see them for what they are and I feel rested in the knowledge that I’m OK & I belong, I matter.”

“Yes. I am free through Jesus Christ for the first time in my life and the lies that I believed are gone!”

“Ja, ek kan nou die leuns wat die vyand vir my vertel, identifiseer en breek in en deur Jesus.”

“JA! Elke keer wanneer ek iemand vergewe het, het water in my tenk gehardloop.”     (Tenk = my gesenk van God)

“Ja. Ek moet my gedagtes en my lewensbenadering op God rig en weg beweeg van ‘n aardse manier van dink en lewe.”

“Yes. Now I KNOW God is for me. Who can be against me?”

“Yes. It’s been confirmed to me that I definitely hear God’s voice. I have also broken down walls and now feel free to grow new things and feel filled with hope again. I also walk away knowing the special gift of sensitivity God has given me.”

“Yes. A  breakthrough out of the overwhelming fear that was gripping me all the years!”

“Yes. Dealt with a lot of things that I needed to get resolved and concluded so that I can grow a more intimate relationship with my Father.”

“Yes. I still had an open door from a previous SOZO, but today it was closed.”

“Yes. Fear of death broken. Manipulation. Age of death – 72 – broken. Sensed God’s love. No favourites.”

“I found that I have pinpointed the origin of what kept me from connecting with God.”

“Yes, releasing my father and forgiving him for not protecting me and raising me in a safe (peaceful) environment.”

“Yes. I feel we have definitely addressed the issues/blockages I had. I leave here lighter and freer than I have felt for the past years.”

“Yes. A gentle one … like Jesus deals with a broken heart. A healing balm to chapped lips.”

“Yes. Forgiveness of everyone who didn’t make time to helping and unlocking me. Breaking of fear, manipulation and habits. Allowing God to unlock me further.”

“Yes. Truths from Dad that struck my mind/heart. Powerful impactful words & imagery.”

“Yes. A lot of light was shone on issues, especially issues with my father. I feel there were also many instances like that.”

“Yes. I speak actively against the lies from the enemy – take your thoughts captive actively. Jesus loves me. He did not die for nothing.”

“Yes. Loved and accepted. That I am exactly who I am supposed to be because Father God chose me and placed me here, now.”

“Yes. For the first time I had the sense that Dad (God) was closer than my skin.”

“Yes. I got rid of my fear of English & money.”

“Yes. To stop doubting and believing in myself.”

Financial SOZO: 

It is not in Father God’s plan that anyone struggles with resources or provision.

To put it another way: It is in-congruent with God’s character that His people should battle to have their daily needs met, or live in fear of ‘not having enough’.

If you find yourself living in terror of month-ends, of making payroll or you find yourself in a feast-and-famine cycle which somehow you cannot escape, then a Financial SOZO may be the answer.

In a Financial SOZO session you will: 

  • Cut the roots of financial bondage,
  • Learn the wisdom of Christ in your finances
  • Receive the financial breakthrough available to everyone.


Registrations have been suspended until further notice.

Please email sozo.fcd@gmail.com for a list of other SOZO teams in the Peninsula.

Download the application form here


Complete the online application here

Financial SOZO Testimonies: 

“The Lord thinks I am unique and special and that He will always provide for me and my family.”

“I need to comprehend the extent of God’s love. Historical family spiritual significance – the importance.”

“So much peace. Highly recommended.”

“Too much to write. Highly recommended.”

History of Bethel SOZO: 

The Bethel SOZO Ministry was birthed in Bethel Church, Redding, California in 1997 after the healing evangelist, Randy Clark’s ministry team taught prayer servants in Bethel Church, a 10 step deliverance tool that was used very effectively by Pablo Botari in the revivals in Argentina. 

Dawna de Silva used this tool very successfully in the prayer line and out of that was birthed Bethel SOZO Ministry, with the covering of Beni Johnson, the prayer Pastor of Bethel Church.  The Ministry expanded to many nations and IBSO was created for the development of leaders and the further distribution of Bethel SOZO Ministry. In the process, Regional Directors have been appointed in many countries.

The Regional Director for Africa is Carina Boshoff.  Deon & Carina Boshoff completed the first year of BSSM (Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry) at Bethel in Redding, where she was introduced to SOZO.  When they returned to South Africa, June 2010, she and her friend, Ilse de Waal,  started a SOZO ministry in Knysna.  They attended a year of internship at Bethel a year later and were released by Dawna de Silva & Teresa Liebscher, to be the contacts for Bethel SOZO in South Africa.

Carina was appointed Regional Director in 2012 to represent the International Bethel SOZO Organization (IBSO). Her goal is to preserve the heart and DNA of Bethel SOZO ministry. She also provides support to new SOZO ministry teams through training, mentoring and ministering. Many Churches have embraced the core values of Bethel Church and there are ± 50 South African SOZO teams – up and running or in the process of getting established. Sub-Directors have been appointed in other regions of South Africa to assist Carina.


Deon and Carina are members of The Island Church, in Knysna. The church is connected to Bethel Church’s heart and is part of Partners in Harvest.
Family Centre Durbanville, with the covering of El Shaddai Christian Church in Durbanville, keeps to the Bethel SOZO Ministry guidelines to preserve it’s integrity and purity.