On the evening of Tuesday the 29th November hundreds of Christians from around the city of Pietermaritzburg gathered in the City Hall to start the mission off with a bang … through prayer!
Between times of joyful and powerful praise and worship, they lifted their voices as one in prayer for: the different mission committees and working groups, for there to be true unity in the church, against strongholds in the city, for the key institutions, vulnerable children, and the marginalized of the city, and for those who do not as yet know Christ as their saviour.
Michael Cassidy addressed the gathering and welcomed them to the meeting, reminiscing of when in 1962 he preached to a packed city hall at the first ever mission conducted by AE in Pietermaritzburg.
The advisory committee, or ‘Elders of the city’, and the steering committee were then inducted.
The presence of God was tangible and it was a joyful and encouraging time as people from all race groups and from different churches in the city enthusiastically agreed in prayer.
Ronelle Muragan, AE SA’s Prayer Co-ordinator, Miles Giljam, AE SA Team Leader, share their experiences of the evening:
Further such meetings have been arranged for the new year. Dates and times will be published shortly.