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From a very early age, Dalene believed Jesus came to save the world, but it was a few years before she became aware of her responsibility to make a personal decision to follow Him.
In 1992, after completing her university studies (BA Honours) she committed her life to the Lord without holding anything back. Later that year she joined GRN South Africa as a full time worker.
Being a hard working and performance-orientated person, she was destined to burnout. For a while she became despondent about the work and overwhelmed by a ever bigger growing need, until she came to realise the only reliable and steadfast thing in our lives, is our relationship with Jesus.
Dalene came to Australia in 1993 and 2003, and completed her Senior Recordist Training.
She is currently the CEO of Global Recordings Network Southern Africa (GRNSA) and based in South Africa. She used to travel extensively to do research and recording herself.
In 2017 she visited Australia again, this time to help prepare teaching content in order to help train field recordists. Currently she focuses on equipping young people and partners to do the recordings, overseeing the productions and managing the processing of the recorded content.
She also concentrates more on creating script content and producing uplifting, informative and educational content, other than just the traditional Biblical teaching content - for example communicating vital information about HIV, Mental Health and content that gives hope to elderly people, children in need and their families.
"We cannot help people on to a heavenly Life, unless we're dedicated to improve their earthly life."
She also arranges the marketing and distribution of the materials throughout Southern African countries.
In 1994 Dalene married Johan Joubert. Although Johan was not a full time member of GRN, he soon developed a passion for the work. He continues to be her mainstay, encouraging her when needed, sometimes accompanying her on her travels for GNM. He is involved in the work in many ways.
Dalene sums up her GRN experience as follows; "I've learnt a lot through the past 26 years while in this ministry. And I'm looking forward not embracing the future, but only embracing the One who can take me there."