Written by: Love Cape Town CityFest
Article source: JOY! Magazine
Cape Town is getting ready for the Love Cape Town CityFest happening in November. An exciting festival outreach that will take place at the Westridge Gardens in Mitchells Plain. At the Launch on 29 May, more than 400 pastors and ministry leaders were encouraged by Ps Theo Roman to follow the example of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng as he knelt down to pray in Parliament. When the pastors knelt down in prayer, the atmosphere quickly became electrifying as the leaders interceded for South Africa. Since then, hundreds of other pastors across the city have joined the CityFest vision.
An event for the whole family
Ps Anton Myburgh said, “The festival will be something for the whole family with various activities throughout the day. Families are welcome to bring picnic baskets or buy food at the venue. The festival will start in the morning with Kids Games. After lunch there will be Action Sport Shows including BMX, skate boarding, and roller blading, followed by music, testimonies and a message. DJ Eazy will provide entertainment in between the Kids Games and Action Sports.”
A great partnership for the Kingdom
Two of the major sponsors for the event are African Enterprise and the Luis Palau Association. A host of local Christian organisations, including radio stations, have also come out in strong support of the Love Cape Town City Fest. African Enterprise’s mission is to save lives by bringing the Good News of Jesus to people in Africa. African Enterprise supporters have brought peace, reconciliation, and hope to African nations for 56 years with their regular support, prayer, and donations.
Luis Palau’s involvement
For more than 50 years, the Luis Palau Association has been known for their commitment to the word of God and the clear teachings of Jesus Christ. Luis is a dynamic evangelist and teacher, living a life of dedicated service and commitment to God as he shares the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. The Palau Association has had the opportunity to work with thousands of churches in hundreds of cities around the world, including ten top global cities: New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Chicago, Moscow, Madrid, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Washington D.C. and now this year in Cape Town too. It has hosted major evangelistic festivals on five continents.
The musicians performing and leading worship at the festival will include Dr Tumi, Heinz Winckler, Loyiso Bala, Rouchelle Liedemann, Euclid Jacobs, Kinetic IV, and Transform DJ’s.
A call to all Christians
Theuns Pauw from African Enterprise says, “This is a call to all brothers and sisters in Christ to unite for the sake of the Gospel in our great city of Cape Town. We need you to start praying for a friend who needs the Lord and invite them to an event where they will encounter Jesus. God has called us to evangelise the cities of Africa through words and deed, in partnership with the church.” In the build-up to the CityFest there will be smaller outreaches going into the communities. “Be ready to join us in taking the Gospel to schools, hospitals, prisons, factories, market places, and from door-to-door. The Harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few,” Pauw added.
Christian leaders in support
Pastor Barry Isaacs has invited congregants of any denomination. “We are inviting the church across the denominational lines, every culture, every one of us, to join us at the November, as well as preceding, events.”
Graham Power, founder and chairman of the Power Group, says, “We should all come together. This is the biggest outreach I have known of in the last 10 or 20 years.” Power has been instrumental in initiatives like the Global Day of Prayer and Unashamedly Ethical. Power said that he believes that this wave of evangelism is God’s follow up after the waves of prayer and restoration of holiness.
Gathering in Mitchells Plain
In August, more than 130 youth pastors and leaders from across Cape Town came together to attend the CityFest Youth Vision event in Mitchells Plain.
Mkhululi Letsatsi delivered an inspirational message about unity to young people and called on them to arise and shine as this is their time. ”Let the fire of God burn in schools, trains and in our communities.”
Pastor Preston Jongbloed encouraged youth pastors and youth ministries to help with outreaches in the schools. He said “We’re living in a time of birth. The city is ready to give birth. Christianity is not boring. Serving God is a blessing. Let us serve!”
Neil Adams helping with the management of the volunteers at the festival lauded volunteers who are prepared to stand from day ‘till night. He asked the young leaders if they are ready to serve and volunteer. He said, “I’m prepared to serve God today by serving others, will you join me? We need 2500 counsellors, 300 general volunteers, and 250 games facilitators.”
Evangelising the children
The Paralympic gold medallist, Fanie van der Merwe, shared about the exciting Kids Games programme that will take place at the festival. All the games will have an experiential learning component to them and there will be lots of fun. Van der Merwe says children are the gateway for the salvation of parents, as kids are the heart of God.
Fanie’s brother, Chris van der Merwe, from Inspired 2 Become said that the action sport shows at the festival will be high energy skateboarding, roller blading, and BMX stunts.
Pastor Myburgh focussed in his message on the youth being ambassadors and message carriers. “This is not a man thing. This a God thing. God is bringing all together from all spheres of life. God is doing this by His spirit,” he said.
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Posted by Graham Power on Thursday, 30 May 2019
Date published: 20/10/2019
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