Saturday, May 30, 2009

Great Karoo represented at Mighty Men Conference

- Tobie Gouws -

Four busses carried 220 men from the Great Karoo towns of Prince Albert, Leeu-Gamka, Merweville, Beaufort West, Loxton and Fraserburg to the Mighty Men Conference 2009, held on the farm of Angus Buchan in KZN. These men had the desire to make a difference in their own lives, in the lives of their families and in the lives of the people of their towns.

The trip was well organized by Norman Scheun, Hennie Niehaus and Jacques Strydom, who pitched a big tent in advance for all to sleep in. The food was excellent – from the scrambled eggs to the braaivleis. Everybody had everything they needed and were there to enjoy the weekend with fellow Christian believers. With a count of almost 170 000 men attending the conference on Shalom, the Buchan family farm, it was an experience that none will ever forget and, to quote one of the team: “No photograph or video will do justice to what we experienced there. The presence of the Lord was evident in the peace that prevailed between all those present - thousands of men from different countries and even different cultures; old and young; fat and thin… Just to have been there was awesome.”

They returned, knowing that this country is in revival and that the Lord is working with the fathers of families and with future leaders. Icons such as the Springbok coach, players of the Springbok team and leaders of political parties were in attendance.
Four services were held over the three days of 17, 18, and 19 April. The eight storey high stage, massive big screens and an excellent sound system made it a truly great event. The services were broadcast over God Channel to over two billion people - even in China the message of inspiration and hope was heard.

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