At the recent Mighty Families Conference outside Bloemfontein the seventh cornerstone of a series of stones being planted around South Africa was laid — and importantly, a new foundation, Jesus Christ, was put in place for the nation, said Dr Arno van Nierkerk chairman of the organising committee.
Powerful preaching of the Word of God throughout the March 16 to 18 event played an important part in the weekend, he said.
On the Friday night Errol Naidoo set the bar as far as family standards and values needed in SA and athlete Wayde van Niekerk touched many hearts when he shared his testimony.
On the Saturday morning Dr Elza Meyer spoke on good family habits and patterns in homes. On Saturday afternoon Dr John Paphuli urged families to embrace families from other cultures and to thereby be part of the healing of the nation.
Lindy-Ann Hopley and Ivor Swarts shared during a celebration of God’s presence on the Saturday night. There were a number of healings and miracles during this session.
Dr Izak Burger wrapped up with a powerful Sunday morning message on the need for families to get back to the Word which is a lamp to our feet that leads us on the right path. He said much sexual and gender confusion in society today was due to rejection of the absolute standards found in God’s Word.
Many people came to Christ during the weekend. With inspiring worship led by Heinz Winkler, great activities for children, ministry times and fellowship times, many memories were made and South Africa’s first Mighty Families lived up to its vision of being a family festival in God’s presence said Van Niekerk.
Despite its mighty impact the conference ended with a financial shortfall — well short of what is needed to cover cost, he said.
“We therefore would be very grateful for any contributions, which can be deposited into the Mighty Families Trust savings account,” he said.
Anybody wishing to make a contribution can do so, using the bank details below:
Mighty Families Trust
A/c no.: 50012356298
Branch code: 580105 (You can make deposits at ABSA as well into this account.)