PE man set free by Christ wants to bus 50 men to KMMC

Jaco Burger at last year’s Karoo Mighty Men Conference. He wants to take as many men and boys as possible with him this year. He needs men to contact him now so that he can confirm bus and hostel bookings.

Contact him now to confirm bookings!

A Port Elizabeth man who knows what it is like to be restored by Jesus wants to take as many men as possible with him to the next Karoo Mighty Men Conference (KMMC) so that they can be strengthened by God.

And so Jaco Burger has booked a bus to Middelburg and hostel accommodation for 50 men for the KMMC from April 26 to 28. But there is some urgency: his school hostel block booking expires on February 15 and he also has to confirm and pay for his bus booking. He needs men who want to join him to contact him now at

Burger says that after becoming addicted to alcohol he realised that his life was in a mess and that he needed to recommit his life to Jesus. He attended a rehabilitation centre in PE and has not touched alcohol for more than 17 months.

A second chance
“The Lord restored my lifeā€¦ Our marriage, everything! He gave me another chance and I know without a doubt, that He can and wants to do it for everyone. Jesus is the Messiah. He came to set the captives free. People that messed up, that have severe problems should turn to Him for help, and that is why I want to take as many people to the KMMC,” said Burger.

“Even people without problems, good Christians should go, because they will be strengthened and encouraged to spread the Gospel, so that more people can be set free,” he said.

Burger said he took his teenage son, Jacques, with him to last year’s KMMC.

“Now he wants to take some friends as well. I believe it is a wonderful father – son bonding opportunity,” he said.

Burger says the cost of the bus travel plus two nights bed and breakfast accommodation is R570 per person. If he manages to get the bus sponsored the cost could be reduced to R300 per person.

The semi luxury bus will leave PE for Middelburg at 12h00 on Friday, April 26 and will be back at 17h00 on Sunday April 28. Breakfast will be served at the hostel on the Saturday and Sunday, and other meals can be bought at the conference. Men will have to bring their own bedding.

Burger said that men who want to join his group of 50 must book by February 14 and will have to pay a non-refundable deposit of R300. Those that book will receive more details closer to the departure time.

There is no entry fee to the KMMC but men are free to contribute whatever they are led to give. Men are also encouraged to register online now to facilitate event planning and logistics.

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