Most of South Africa is talking, not about the recent election results, but about the Mighty Men’s Conference 2009 which has just taken place on Shalom, Greytown, South Africa.
The capacity of the largest rugby stadium in South Africa is 80,000. As a child I remember these venues being packed out at rugby matches. But that was before the advent of television in South Africa. Nowadays world cup matches draw up to 50,000 spectators.
The truck above is known as the Seedsower and is taking the Gospel from Cape Town to Jerusalem. My son, John, who has a heart for outreach and has started his own mission startion in the Drakensberg, gazes at the Seedsower in awe.
Angus in front of the Seedsower
My sons, Angus (above) and John (below) phoning their respective wives
A view from the hilltop down onto the farm covered in tents
Angus, John and a friend, Avery
Men congregate in front of the stage
Banners bearing Jesus' name wave and men sing and praise God
while they wait for the sessions to begin
Men sit quietly and listen as Angus Buchan, well-known South African evangelist, packs a powerful message
If you bump into a man who’s been to MMC09, he’ll tell you about the feeling of sanctity which pervaded the land he camped on. This is because the land is prepared for months ahead (not only by growing grass) but by intercessory prayer. Prayer is powerful and a spirit of calm and holiness rests on Shalom at all times.