The stage is literally set for South Africa’s first Mighty Families gathering this weekend — March 16 to 18 2018 — on Wilde Als farm near Bloemfontein where around a million people called out to God on behalf of South Africa at the It’s Time prayer day just over a year ago.
“The Lord heard our cry [at It’s Time] and things started to change,” say the organisers of Mighty Family. But they also asked the Lord: “What next?” and the answer they discerned was that it was time to get South Africa’s families in order; time to give families much-needed attention.
This weekend’s Mighty Families event will be a family festival in God’s presence filled with celebration, worship, teachings, miracles and ministry to everyone — even a family of one member, say the organisers. And it will send out a prophetic message — “Strong families, strong nation.”
The event is aimed at both campers and day visitors. The programme officially launches at 6pm on Friday but campers are welcome to arrive from Thursday, said Dr Arno van Niekerk chairman of the Mighty Families organising committee. Entrance to the event is free. There is a R150 fee for each camping space — to cover the cost of specially-contracted services.
In addition to great worship led by Heinz Winckler, a powerful lineup of speakers, ample camping facilities and food vendors, there will be special provision for children including a huge, secure play area where Living Ball and other children’s ministries will be active.
Everybody should bring camping chairs to the seating area near the stage. Hats and sunblock were also advisable.
The speaker lineup is Errol Naidoo on Friday evening, Dr Elza Meyer on Saturday morning, Dr John Paphuli on Saturday afternoon, Ivor Swartz on Saturday night and Dr Izak Burger on Sunday morning. Wayde van Niekerk and Lindy-Anne Hopley will be sharing their testimonies during the weekend.