In November, African Enterprise and the Luis Palau ministry returned to Cape Town to help unite churches and bring people to Jesus through its combined stratified evangelistic mission outreach and large festival concert and evangelistic speaking events. Even though Cape Town is one of the most popular tourist areas in South Africa, the ghosts of the apartheid of the past, unemployment and corruption, continue to divide the city socio-economically. To overcome this, churches recognised the incredible importance of unifying in Christ to bring the Good news of Jesus Christ to the city.
From the highest levels of parliament, to the slums of Khayelitsha, the AE/Luis Palau partnership is determined to help churches unify to bring even more of the city to Jesus. On Wednesday 14th November 2019, Christian representatives of all major political parties met together with AE and Luis Palau Cape Town mission representatives, and spent time in prayer and fellowship, recognising the incredible power of God to unite.
Members of Parliament in prayer with AE and Luis Palau representatives
Pastor Noel Buckinjohn from Mitchell’s Plain recognised the incredible importance of mission, spending time preparing his church to accept hundreds of new believers as a result of the mission. Having been brought up in the area, and knowing first-hand the terrible toll of gang activity given his involvement in youth, Noel is ready to see the suburb transformed for Jesus.
Andrew Palau, Theuns Pauw, Heinrich Winkler will be at the Cityfest event
Also joining the mission was Pastor Derek Johnson of Mitchell’s Plain Pentecostal Protestant Church, who as a young man was forced from his home in Lavender Hill during the Apartheid era. As a result, he was suddenly forced to form a gang to defend his home from the ethnic violence that transpired. His incredible journey to faith through the conversion of his mother, amazingly healed from a terminal illness though a vision from Christ, led him to pastor a church. He has a huge heart for mission, and to support organisations that encourage people to know the church. “Our main objective is unity in Christ”, he said.
Pastors and Evangelists from Mitchell’s Plain Derek, Henry, Noel and AE Australasia CEO Ben Campbell