Manne Kamp the place for men to relax together, encounter God

The manne who will be speaking at Mannekamp 2012 from October 26 to 28, From the left, they are Wayne du Randt, David Naude, Alan Mackenzie and Rory Spence.

Preparations are in full swing for the fourth annual Manne Kamp at Van Staden’s River Mouth near Port Elizabeth from October 26 to October 28.

And PE businessman, David Naude, who founded Manne Kamp with the vision of providing local men with a place where they can relax together and encounter God, believes that the event is enjoying God’s blessing and is here to stay.

Since he came up with the idea on the long drive back from Angus Buchan’s 2009 Mighty Men Conference in Kwa Zulu Natal, and hosted the first Manne Kamp six months later, he has gained the support of an enthusiastic committee, has launched a website and has even received some unsolicited financial contributions towards camp costs.

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The speakers at this year’s camp are:

Alan Mackenzie — who has been involved in discipleship ministry in PE for the past 10 years. After a period of youthful rebellion and addiction while living in Gauteng he was involved in drug and alcohol rehabilitation and presented programmes on Radio Pulpit.

Rory Spence — Minister at St Columba’s Presbyterian Church, PE. He grew up in Zimbabwe and trained as a lawyer. He has been in the ministry for 25 years. Early in his ministry he received a prophetic word that he would train up young men in the way that they should go. He has a heart for men’s ministry.

David Naude — who says he he led a life of debauchery for many years before he turned to Jesus and was set free of addictions. He is passionate about Mannekamp and the powerful opportunities it provides men to share their life stories in a non-threatening environment.

Wayne du Randt — a PE businessman who heads up men’s ministry at Emmanuel Church. He will be leading the family service on the Sunday morning of the camp. Wayne has been a Christian for six years. He says God has been working in his life ín a big way, especially in the areas of reconciling the past and forgiveness. In an answer to prayer his three sons, who went to England with his ex-wife, are now living in a Christian family environment with him and his wife, Susan.

In addition to the speaker-led sessions on Friday night, Saturday afternoon and night and Sunday morning, there will be opportunities for men to go fishing,  braai and generally enjoy the scenic environment. Wives and children are invited to join their men at a family service at 9am on Sunday. Families are welcome to spend the day at the Van Stadens River Mouth campsite after the service.

The recommended cost of the Manne Kamp weekend is a donation of R200 — but any donation is acceptable. Meals and refreshments are included in the fee and a tuck shop will be available. Men should bring their own tents, chairs, sleeping gear, cups, plates and crockery and Bible. Men can register for the camp online at or by calling 083 260 0932.

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