Hundreds of women to worship in Karoo

Congregation at the Karoo conference 2016 (PHOTO: God’s Karoo women’s conference).

Women from across the country are invited again to attend this year’s God’s Karoo Women Conference at the Willowmore showgrounds on November 4 and 5.

Well-known singer Danie Botha and motivational speaker Lynette Beer will be there to inspire women. The worship will be led by Arno Ferreira and Sons.

This is the third year that the event is taking place, and it’s promising to be bigger and better than the previous two years. Women who attended the previous events have already attested with powerful testimonies of how God changed their lives, and how they were blessed by worshipping Him with their fellow sisters in Christ.

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Believe in yourself
Jer 29:11 — “ For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” is the Scripture on which this years conference is based.

Sonja Spies, one of the founders and organisers of the event, says this year they want women to help other women believe in themselves and discover their godly identity. “

We want women to know who they are in Christ, we want to renew their hope to not give up, no matter what the circumstance and to reaffirm them that Jesus loves them!” she said.

Spies says the event is held in the Karoo because God wanted simplicity – “to go back to our roots in nature, and what better place is there in the country than the Karoo to symbolise that?”.

“We want women to come just as they are, to worship God in a place where there are no big shopping centres or a beauty parlour around the corner,” she said.

Spies proclaims that God is our miracle worker, promise keeper and makes the way for us,

“He is our light in the darkness”! This is the take-home message she wants every woman attending the conference to discover.

The event also uplifts the community, as farmers open their houses to the women attending the conference, business growth opportunities are created and jobs are created to cater for the needs of the conference goers.

“Various food stalls will be available for your own account,” says Spies adding that Willowmore also has several lovely restaurants.

“You are also more than welcome to bring your own food and snacks. The organising team have also made arrangements for ATMs, medical staff, a helicopter and security as usual,” Spies concludes.

Women have to make their own accommodation arrangements and can contact the following persons directly:
Guesthouses, B&B’s, camping and the school hostel – Jane Zaayman at the Willowmore Tourism Bureau 044 923 1702 or
Showgrounds (bring own mattress and bedding) – Amour Strydom at 044 771 1088 or 082 459 6696

Women should register as soon as possible for organisers to prepare enough armbands and goodie bags, but Spies says no one will be turned away. Women can also come for the day only and on Sunday they are welcome to bring their families but no children under ten are allowed. RThe rgistration fee is R200. Contact or visit the website at

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