Not even the cold nights could stop men from seizing the opportunity to be baptised last weekend during the Karoo Mighty Men Conference near Middelburg.
After the opening Friday night meeting in which more than a thousand men responded to an altar call to commit their lives to Jesus, hundreds of men streamed into the prayer tent where KMMC committee member Lance Walton encouraged them to go home with the “full package which the Lord offers you” which he identified as salvation, baptism and baptism in the Holy Spirit. On the Saturday night evangelist Johnny Louw made another salvation call to which many men responded and he urged new believers to get baptised. More men responded to a salvation call by Retief Burger at the closing family service on Sunday.
And so from Friday night until after the Sunday meeting, many men went under the water in the baptism bath outside the prayer tent, outwardly testifying to what Jesus had done in them as they died to their old lives and arose new in Him. Many followed up with prayer for baptism in the Holy Spirit where many experienced powerful encounters with God.
“The response was phenomenal,” said Walton who oversaw the ministry in and around the prayer tent.
One group of men who were impacted by Johnny Louw’s call for men to be baptised before they went home decided that they wanted to do something special. On their drive home to Secunda they found a suitable farm dam near Colesburg where three of them were baptised.