Mayor calls prayer service for rain at Port Elizabeth City Hall

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Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Athol Trollip (right) with faith leaders at a prayer service for rain which he called for this morning. Apostle Neville Goldman (behind podium) led devotions and Pastor Zolile Dayimani (second from right) said a benediction at the end of the prayer time.

Faith leaders and concerned Nelson Mandela Bay residents gathered for a prayer service in front of the Port Elizabeth City Hall this morning in response to a call by Executive Mayor Athol Trollip.

About 80 people joined together in Vuyisile Mini Square to ask God to break the drought that Nelson Mandela Bay and surrounding areas are currently experiencing.

“Know He [God] will answer our prayers … “, said Trollip. “Rain does not come from a tap, but from God.”

Apostle Neville Goldman, who led the devotions, gave a reminder of the need to repent for excluding God from matters. He emphasised the need to realign with God.

2015 was the driest year ever recorded and there is great need for extended periods of good soaking rainfall. Lower than average rainfall is currently predicted for the Southern Eastern Coastal area and this places agricultural activities and the jobs of those employed in the agricultural sector at great risk, Councillor Annette Lovemore told the gathering.

She warned that water shedding would have to be implemented if the city’s water resources are not managed carefully and if the drought does not break soon. Water restrictions prohibiting the use of hoses are already in place.

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Praying for rain in Vuyisile Mini Square in Nelson Mandela Bay this morning.

One Comment

  1. Llewellyn Mountfort

    Prayer is not only neededn for rain, also prayers for heal our beautiful land from the ill’s that have come on it.