Children, youth and the young-at-heart (of all ages!) are invited to join in a citywide 40-hours Burn (prayer and worship time) and family celebration in Port Elizabeth from 6pm on Friday September 28 to 10am on Sunday September 30.
Those who attend the event at the Walmer West Primary School (on the William Moffet Expressway , close to the Figtree Shopping Centre) will not only enjoy awesome spiritual nourishment but they will also be able to buy pancakes, boerewors rolls and cupcakes with all proceeds going to support children in need.
The programme will include 40 hours of non-stop, blazing worship with worship teams from all over the city and reflecting the cultural diversity of PE; a prayer boiler room providing an interactive, creative prayer experience; a prophetic dance demo and workshop for all the young-at-heart from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday, September 29; yummy foodstalls during the day on Saturday September 29; and big end-of-term celebration events on the Friday and Saturday nights. The South African Police Services will be around throughout ensuring a safe environment for all those who want to push into God’s presence through all hours.
The unique event has grown out of a vision in the hearts of two people, Sandy Peasnell and Anthony le Roux, who were both involved in the organisation of the citywide prayer day at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium last year. Both felt called to do something special for youth in the city before the matric examinations; and both felt they were getting nowhere until they discovered their common vision and began sharing it with more people whose hearts immediately warmed to the idea of a 40-hour prayer and worship celebration. Pete and Alison Gooch, of Burn 24-7 in PE, agreed to get behind the event noting that at their last Burn event there was a prophesy that the next Burn would be a 40-hours event. The principal and staff of the Walmer West Primary School, immediately agreed to make their centrally-situated premises available as a venue for the event. The school recently held a learners’ prayer walk which was a significant event in a growing prayer move among schools in the city. Impetus Church which also meets at the school on Sundays also readily agreed to support the 40 hours Burn.
The organisers have a great sense of the Holy Spirit’s hand on the event, which they see as part of God’s unfolding plan to awaken a new generation of believers, taking them through His Gateway to fulfil the prophetic destiny for the city.
At this stage there is still a need for more worship teams to take two hour slots during the day until midnight and solo/duo teams to take the quieter early morning hour slots.
“We will need sound guys, intersession warriors and fiery worshippers keen to bring a sacrifice of worship to our altogether Worthy King!” says Pete Gooch.
A number of schools in the city are being asked to support the event organisation by contributing ingredients for the food that will be prepared for sale at the food stalls.
A team in the East Rand that has heard of the PE 40 hours Burn plans to arrange a tandem event. The organisers encourage more worshipers around the country to follow suit.
Anybody who wants to be involved or to find out more about the event is welcome to call Sandy Peasnell at 082 705 4383 or Ellenor Lotter at 082 497 5746 . Updates and news about the event will also be posted regularly on the 40 hours Burn facebook event page. Be sure to join the event!