Churches and Christian mission groups are joining hands next week to host an exciting carnival-style crusade in Manenberg, a Cape Town neighbourhood plagued by gang violence.
All believers from the Manenberg and immediate surrounding areas are invited to attend the “We Are His Children Festival” on Wednesday April 5 and Thursday April 6 said Erin Knecht, who is organising the event together with her husband and fellow international missionary Thomas. The couple have been winning souls for God in the area for the last few years.
Local churches from Manenberg, teams from Bethel Church in California and from Germany, Journey of Grace, Cape Town School of Supernatural Ministry, Iris Ministries and many more will be serving and embracing the community at healing tents, prophecy booths, prayer tents.
Also on offer will be sports activities, kids’ games — including tug of war, egg-and-spoon and sack racing, water balloon and bean bag tossing, face painting, balloon dart board and lots more.
“God spoke to us directly in a vision. We are doing it [the crusade] out of pure and simple obedience,” said Erin.
“Manenberg needs a big push in the spirit realm, for freedom,” she said.
“We saw how people fall back on drugs and into gangsterism. Local churches always unite for worship events or school events, but never just to serve a community.”
The crusade will take place in Manenberg at allocated fields/greens just off the M10 Duinefontein Main Road. The main gates to the venue are opposite the Church of Reconciliation. The address, which can be looked up on Google Maps, is 25 Thames Avenue, Manenberg.
“While two streets are firing gun shots at each other, in matters of life and death, this unique act of unity is one the city has never seen”, Knecht said.
Any volunteers are welcome to join and sign in, on the days of the crusade. More information is available on their Facebook Page: Manenberg Crusade/ We are His children Festival Volunteers.
Erin and Thomas request that Gateway News readers cover the crusade in prayer.