Brothers together

2010-04-17 00:00

SHALOM Farm in Greytown was a hive of activity yesterday with people from different religious denominations all over the world rushing for their designated spots to erect their tents.

The participants, hundreds of thousands of them, were preparing for the last weekend-long men-only conference where they share the word of God with Angus Buchan.

Those who got to the area on Thursday were relaxing yesterday, with some swimming in a near-by dam while others enjoyed helicopter rides.

Those who arrived yesterday were still busy unpacking their luggage, and by afternoon a convoy of vehicles was still headed for the farm.

Since this is the last instalment of the conference, regulars said they will miss the event as it was a way of bringing people of different religions and colours together with the word of God.

Moeketsi Maile from the Free State said his life has been changed since he attended the conference four years ago.

“Angus has a way of delivering the Word without making you feel that you are different from the rest.

“People used to say this gathering is for whites only, but I challenge whoever has that mentality to attend when Angus does preaching in stadiums and community halls.

“We can see him as a white man, but he sees us as brothers and the children of God,” said Maile.

Nobel Ruiters of the northern Free State, who is attending the conference for the third time, said it is amazing to see men getting together in the name of God.

“This gathering should be evidence that regardless of who we are, we are one, children of God. This gives us a platform as men to gain wisdom on how to deal with the challenges of this world,” he said.



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