Joyous celebration of Ascension Day in Nelson Mandela Bay

Roar Worship leads an open-air Ascension Day service in Nelson Mandela Bay

A feeling of immense joy flooded the Vuyisile Mini Square (Market Square) in front of the City Hall in Gqeberha (PE) as Christians from all walks of life came together to worship and celebrate the ascension of Jesus Christ, our King, reports PEFM 87.6 who hosted the event today.

Ascension Day celebration attendees pray in small groups on the square

Although not a recognised public holiday, many people took time off work to attend the gathering (some travelling from as far as Queenstown) and the square was filled with songs of praise and prayers for the city. Attendees were encouraged by pastors from different churches around Nelson Mandela Bay and led in worship by Roar Worship. The end of the event saw many lives saved as people responded to an altar call, reports the radio station.

Unity in diversity was a feature of the day

Pastor Joan Keeling, who led a prayer slot calling on God for much-needed rain in the area told Gateway News that a standout feature of the event was the diversity of the crowd and the “tremendous vibe with great participation from the congregation”.

Today’s Ascension Day celebration was the third hosted by PEFM since 2019

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