Angus Buchan is leading a prayer meeting in Bloemfontein today (January 31) for rain and for Bloemfontein teacher, Pierre Korkie, who is being held hostage by Al Qaeda terrorists in Yemen.
The meeting was arranged after Buchan’s national representative contacted committee members in Bloemfontein last week on the farmer evangelist’s earnest request. Buchan conveyed that he feels a need to pray for farmers in this time of drought and specifically to come to Bloemfontein to pray. Pierre Korkie and his family are also on the prayer list for the event.
The meeting was at first planned to be held on the rugby field at Grey College. However, the venue was changed after some rain made the grass too wet. The gathering will now be held in the CRC auditorium.
“God, in His love for us, has already answered our prayer because of our desire to come to Him as His people; to seek His forgiveness for many political, spiritual and moral mistakes. As God has shown us that He is the Rainmaker and He does love us, it is our turn to show Him our thankfulness and love. I feel even more strongly that this meeting must take place, “ says Buchan in a press release on this event released on Wednesday.
Organisers in Bloemfontein say that by Wednesday there were already 2 000 tickets booked for the event. Although admission is free, people who want to attend must obtain a ticket to help the organisers know how many people to expect. Free State Agriculture and many other people and organisations promoted the prayer meeting. Different people helped to plan and execute this event, many of them from a committee that arranged Buchan’s prayer meeting at the Free State Stadium in 2009.
Organisers believe the event can contribute to uniting people in Bloemfontein in prayer. Believers from different churches praying and praising the Lord will glorify His name, they say. Praying together can help Buchan’s favourite Scripture promise be fulfilled: “If My People who are called by My Name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7 vs 14