It’s Time Pretoria on October 27 is poised to be the biggest prayer gathering in South Africa’s history — and possibly also the biggest camping gathering.
Organisers, and Angus Buchan himself, are encouraging as many people as possible to help alleviate traffic congestion by making use of two large, camp sites that are being prepared adjacent to the Rhino Park airfield in Pretoria East where up to five million people are expected to pray together for the nation.
In a video message released today Buchan encourages families to be part of a great camping experience reminiscent of the mass Mighty Men meetings once held on his farm. Speaking to men who were at those events he said: “Remember the camaraderie, the love and the presence of the Holy Spirit when we camped together, and we sat around the campfire and shared about the things of God.
“It’s going to happen again. Only on a much larger scale.”
WATCH THE VIDEO MESSAGE:
Camping areas will be made available two days before the prayer event — from 12pm on Thursday afternoon October 25, to Monday morning October 29.
Emergency and security services and toilets will be supplied at the campsites but campers will need to bring their own camping and sleeping equipment, chairs (for campsite and for use at prayer event), showering facility (no showers available), extra toilet paper, own black bag for refuse, water and food, medical supplies, generator and lights.
More info on what to bring, do and not do at the campsites is available at the campsite booking link.
Non-campers can expect to walk some distance from the parking areas to the venue, with the furthest parking area situated 5km from the venue entrance. Bus parking and disabled parking will be closest to the venue. Information on the parking areas and parking routes, which people are asked to observe in order to relieve congestion, is available at the booking link.
The gates to the prayer venue will be open from 1am on Saturday October 27. The event will start from 9am, and the main event will be from 12pm to 2pm. Remember to bring chairs, Bibles, hats, sunscreen, food, water and refuse bags which are to be taken away with you after the event.
A huge number of volunteers, including individuals, businesses and churches are joining hands to assist in preparing for the historic prayer day. This week a group of 300 community leaders from Mamelodi met to plan mobilising people from Mamelodi to participate in a mass walk from the township to the prayer venue. If you are keen to volunteer in any way, here is a link where you can find out about needs and sign up to help: https://www.angusbuchan.co.za/its-time-partner
Latest developments will be posted on the website www.angusbuchan.co.za and on the Angus Buchan Facebook page.