The historic Fire Trails movement which aims to blaze through 400 towns in 40 days will pass through Nelson Mandela Bay from March 13 to March 15 as Christians in South Africa unite to share spiritual responsibility for the future of the country.
Local action groups comprising churches, schools, civil and market place leaders will make up four trails that will travel across the country from early March to mid April, trusting God to impact on the spiritual climate in their towns and cities with a decrease in crime and an increase in ethical behaviour.
According to Transformation Christian Network (TCN) in Nelson Mandela Bay, local Christian leaders proposed a focus on the crises in education and crime. Accordingly, the Fire Trail through Nelson Mandela Bay will bring churches, schools and different units of the safety and security sector together. The leadership of the church in NM Bay see the Fire Trail as an opportunity to exercise Kingdom vision and is praying to see all people groups in the city turn to God. For more information on how to get involved in the local Fire Trail call TCN at 041 581-5726 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fire Trails initiative has its roots in visions seen by several people over more than a century, of trails or trains of fire running across South Africa from the south towards the north. The campaign has attracted broad-based support, with well-known partners including Angus Buchan from Shalom Ministries, Isak Burger from the AFM Church, Graham Power from GDOP and Unashamedly Ethical, AyJay Jantjies from the Khoi Foundation, Bennie Mostert from Jericho Walls, Peter Sekhonyane from NEPWO, Elza Meyer from Turn2God, Lindie Gouws from My World Ministries, and many more.
“The Fire trails originated in the biblical understanding that God’s fire fell several times on an altar in the Bible. By giving ourselves to God as a living sacrifice, we pray for a release of God’s manifested glory in our time. We will touch hands without absobing the different callings God has given to each of us. We are called to unite in turning this country to God and strengthening one another in Christ.” says Elza Meyer on behalf of the Fire Trails Strategic Action Group. More information is available at www.firetrails.co.za
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded His blessing – life forevermore,” Psalm 133.