To the above, Cornelius reacted at once. On 9th Dec. he wrote the following letter, which Dr. Lee received just before Christmas 1996:
[TRANSLATED BY DR. LEE FROM
AFRIKAANS INTO ENGLISH] C. Witbooi [Reg. No. 94714995],
Private Bag X1,
Buffeljags River 6742 [SOUTH AFRICA]
Dear Dr. F.N. Lee,
I greet you in the beautiful name of Jesus. I am pleased you encouraged me so strongly to make contact with Jesus. Sir, I received the letter which you sent me. Consequently, I am again feeling like a new man — full of hope, and trusting in our Father.
My brother, I believe that you will pray for us here in Buffeljags Prison. Remember, Mr. Lee, I am upholding you in prayer to God. And I believe the heavenly gate has been opened for us all, my dear brother in Jesus.