Revival and rain coming to Nelson Mandela Bay, say Angus Buchan and women’s ministry leader

Farmer evangelist Angus Buchan has called on Christians in the drought-stricken Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) metropole – and surrounds to start preparing their hearts to pray in faith for a mighty miracle to be birthed at an upcoming  prayer meeting at the wall of the Kouga Dam, the largest water supply dam in the region.

Buchan has been invited by Christian leaders in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth, and part of NMB) to host the so-called Revival Rain meeting from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday March 26.  

In an independent development yesterday, a Gqeberha women’s ministry leader and teacher, Annelie Oosthuizen shared a Facebook Post in which she revealed a historical link between PE’s new name and provision of fresh water, and she released prophetic words about a coming outpouring of physical rain and “revival rain”.

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Annelie Oosthuizen (PHOTO: Facebook)

While dam levels around the country are mostly healthy and some parts of the Eastern Cape recently emerged from severe drought, the largest metropole in the province and the neighbouring Sarah Baartman district have remained in the grip of drought for over five years. This week the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality warned citizens that taps could run dry if they do not reduce their water consumption. For a short while, recently, citizens were advised to boil tap water due to contamination related to the water supply crisis. 

Combined dam levels in the area were at 16.28% at the end of February, slightly lower than a year ago, and the lowest on record for this time of year. Water restrictions will only be relaxed if storage increases to above 65% before July – a level last seen in 2016, says the municipality.

Combined storage volume of local dams serving Nelson
Mandela Bay to the end of February 2022

In a message to Gateway News about the upcoming Revival Rain prayer event, Buchan said: “We are believing for people’s lives to be revived, even as they receive physical rain from heaven.”

It is going to be like Mitchell’s Plain he said, referring to a mass prayer event he led in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town in March 2018 at a time the city was in the midst of its worst drought on record. The city did not run dry the next month as had been projected and good winter rains followed.

Buchan said God has given the Scripture Jeremiah 33:3 for the Kouga Dam prayer event –  and with tongue in cheek we always say it’s Jesus’s telephone number — “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and [a]mighty things, which you do not know.”  

“We are so excited and there is such a response already and I know that God’s ear is not deaf that He cannot hear, and His arm is not short that it cannot save. So let us go to the Eastern Cape, if not physically then definitely in the Spirit and let us believe for a gigantic miracle and we’ll be quick to give all the praise, honour and glory to Jesus Christ,” he said.

A man prays below the Kouga Dam wall on April 17 2021, the day of one of several prayer events held there is recent times to pray for rain

Meanwhile, today, Annelie Oosthuizen who leads Sterling Wings, a ministry that aims to uplift and inspire women, told Gateway News that God had showed her in June last year that He wanted to give Port Elizabeth a new name because he “wants to refresh and revive us”. She said the revelation escalated and she had a growing sense of anticipation of abundant natural rain and “living water” coming. But it was not until she read a Facebook post yesterday, that she felt compelled to release the revelation. The post, simply said: “Fix your roofs and gutters, the big rain is coming”.

Annelie responded by posting a message on Facebook yesterday, in which she wrote about how the renaming of Port Elizabeth as Gqeberha in February last year had provoked jokes and intense emotions. She said that last June God led her to research the history of Port Elizabeth. She said she found that after the first sailors to land at the city found fresh water in the mouth of the Baakens River the city became known as “the landing with fresh water”.

“When I learned that Gqebergha means Baakens River I felt such an excitement in my spirit. I remember thinking… Can it be that we are going back to our original name? ” A destiny God planned for our city, long before the foundations of this earth? ” she wrote.

Her post continues: “The history thereafter and name changes of our city is a whole story on its own.

“BUT the important part for us to know is, that God is sovereign and names always played an important role in His Kingdom.

The Kouga Dam overflowing. The last time the dam was full was in 2015 (PHOTO: Sam va der Berg/ Baviaans Tourism)

“Gqebergha ran out of freshwater due to drought and mistakes in our water systems, but last year I felt God encouraging me to call the city Gqeberha and proclaim fresh water over our city.

“Over the last two years, I had two visions about water over our city.

“The first was of the Baakens river in full flood again, where now it is dirty and stagnant in places. I was praying at Ford Frederick with a few ladies and I heard the rushing of a flowing river…I saw a river clear, fresh flowing, and knew that is the Baakens River.

“The second one was in 2020 while driving in our quiet lockdown streets, I had a vision. I saw many blocked wells filled with debris. All of a sudden I saw springs shoot up through these wells and filled them with fresh water and all filth was unblocked and flushed out.


“God is waiting in anticipation to pour out living water over our city, reviving, rejuvenating, and refreshing us all: churches, families, businesses, individuals, and you.

“YES, We need water, fresh, new water in our city but we need LIVING WATER, LORD!

“I am so expectant and excited to see an outpour of rain not just in the physical but also heaven open for revival rain.

“God has called Gqeberha to be ‘a Place of freshwater’.

“We are thirsty Lord for more of you, we are thirsty for living water, water that can’t be bought but flow from your throne of grace. Open the heavens over Gqeberha Lord, open the floodgates! Let it rain!

“John 4:13-14
Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst, but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”

“Isaiah 55:1
Verse Concepts
Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters;And you who have no money come, buy and eat.Come, buy wine and milkWithout money and cost.

“Revelation 21:6
Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.

Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.
John 7:38 NLT

“Let’s be the landing of fresh water and… good news!”

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  1. Hugh George WETMORE

    May it be so! I grew up in Walmer, Port Elizabeth, and each home depended on its own rain-water tanks for domestic water. Why are such tanks so rare throughout the country? We had no flush toilets – these are too water-dependent. Yet no-one felt a loss of human dignity. We have become too Dependent on the government to give us everything.

  2. Let it rain , Dear Lord, overflowing, and also a mighty Spiritual Revival Rain in Jesus Name we pray!!! We thank You for all You want to bless us with !!! Amen !!!