26 October 2002
A team from Kwasizabantu and Vereeniging was invited to hold services at Petrus Steyn
in the Free State, on Saturday, 26 October 2002,
The meetings were organized by Mrs Martha Mabokwane, working together with pastors in
the area. People came from neighboring towns such as Frankfort and Reitz. She worked so
hard to hire a tent and chairs for the weekend.
Strong winds tore the tent, which was not in good condition, but that did not stop the
hungry hearts from attending the meetings. Testimonies were shared in the services and
many people were moved. Gert de Vries one of the members of the team told how the Lord
touched his father who was a farmer in Eastern Cape. One day his father (whom the workers
nicknamed "Nkomo yahlaba" - Lit. "the bull that stabs") went to
apologise to one of his workers for the way he had mistreated him and even shook his hand.
This worker could not believe what he experienced that day. He ran around telling the
others of what had happened. This testimony moved many hearts for they understood the
message very well.
The message of true salvation was shared and the people were blessed to hear the truth.
Local pastors also took part in the services. A group of young people from Vereeniging
blessed the crowds with their message in song and also telling the teenagers about keeping
themselves pure until marriage.
The team was accommodated in Christians' homes in the area. Invitations were also
extended by other pastors from different denominations. They are planning to visit
Kwasizabantu Mission before the end of this year .
We thank the Lord to see that many hearts are still longing to hear and receive the
Report by Bruno Hlongwane.