Preparations for the MMC Limpopo, also known as the Bushveld MMC — including the building of a large, permanent stage — are expected to be completed tomorrow (Friday, March 2), in time for the arrival of thousands of men next week.
“Sometimes it felt like we would never finish in time,” said Francois Brits who is hosting the second Bushveld MMC Limpopo on his farm Snymansdrift near Polokwane. But indeed he an his team have put in place the considerable infrastructure needed to provide camping, ablution and meeting facilities for tens of thousands of men for the event which runs from Friday, March 9 to Sunday March 11.
“Next week we will just clean up the area,” he said. He expected a fair number of men to start arriving on Wednesday and many more to arrive on Thursday and Friday.
Brits said about 12 to 15 000 men attended the inaugural Bushveld MMC last year, and based on feedback he had received, he hoped for 20 to 30 ooo men next week. Although men could book online, most just arrived and paid at the gate, he said.
“We just provide the loaves and fishes and the Lord does the rest,” said Brits, who has committed to host annual Mighty Men camps on his farm for seven years.
“My farm can accommodate up to 400 000 men camping and if it grows to that size over the seven years that will be fine,” said Brits.
The theme for the MMC Limpop is “Seeking the face of God”. Speakers at the event will include Mighty Men founder AngusBuchan, who hosted annual MMC events on his Greytown farm from 2004 to 2010 ; Piet Jacobs; Riekert Botha and Dr Izak Burger. And praise and worship will be led by Franna Benade.
While the Friday and Saturday programme is for men only, women and small children (6 and younger) are welcome to attend the Sunday service at 9am. More information about the Bushveld MMC is available on the website.