Jesus Walk creates unity in prayer on Margate main beach

2012-09-25 00:00

ABOUT 2 000 people gathered at Margate main beach yesterday for the third annual Jesus Walk.

The morning was filled with song, dance and prayer, followed by a walk and a float procession through the streets.

Local pastors, some of whom had never met each other, formed a band especially for the occasion.

Rachelle van Zyl, spokesperson for the Jesus Celebration committee, which comprises members of South Coast churches, said this was the third annual walk.

“This year, there were many more people and churches involved in the walk.

“People came from as far as Pretoria and the Eastern Cape,” she said.

Van Zyl added that members of 40 churches took part and that people had walked for different reasons.

“Some people walk to pray for a sick family member, for world peace, to give thanks … everyone knows in their hearts why they’re there,” she said.

Van Zyl said the celebration was always held on Heritage Day as there was no better day for people to come together.

“The Jesus Walk is about everyone uniting in prayer and Heritage Day is perfect,” she said.

Next on the programme is the Jesus Celebration Survivor Amazon Camp, which takes place at the Port Shepstone Borough Grounds from October 5 to 7.

The camp is open to teenagers in grades eight to 12.

Gospel singer Danie Botha will hold a concert at the grounds on Tuesday, October 9. Also at the venue will be a Jesus Celebration on October 12 and 13, when South Coast churches will take to the stage with various productions.

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