Sisters sing message OF HOPE



Sisters in blood and sisters in song. Roslyn Lodewyk, Loretta Hendricks and Alta Fourie exalt God through singing. Their advice to aspirant gospel singers is to first find themselves in God. “If you do that, God will open His vision for you and give you the boldness to overcome any fear or hesitation. God gives you the self-confidence to get up on stage and serve others through song.”

In our regular series of articles for Eish! we focus on people at the NWU who not only work hard, but also have abundant talent that they use to the benefit of others.


In this edition we visit three sisters whose harmony singing in church has led to their forming a band with big aspirations. Two of these sisters are staff members of the NWU and all three have studied at the university.

Song and praise is not a hobby but a lifestyle for Alta Fourie, human resource practitioner at the Institutional Office, and Roslyn Lodewyk, junior lecturer in human resources at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences on the Potchefstroom Campus. Together with their sister, Loretta Hendricks, assistant director at Correctional Services and alumna of the NWU, they serve the

church community with songs that not only bless but also uplift.

The three sisters have been singing together since they were children.


“We grew up in church and were part of the choir of the Church of the Nazarene, before joining the Pinkster Protestante Kerk (Pentecostal Protestant Church) where we founded the group RAL. The name of the group consists of the first three letters of our names.”