Despite the constant fall of some much needed rain in the Western Cape on the morning of Sunday 9 July, nearly 1400 members gathered at Erica West in Belhar to experience blessed moments at the altar.

Great excitement and expectation could be felt as the members from the congregations of Florida, Brackenfell, The Hague and Roosendaal 1 arrived from as early as 07h00. The Bible word for the divine service was taken from Psalm 118:19 - “Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD”. Apostle Worship and Bishop Adonis were called to serve along. The divine service was concluded with a majestic rendition of ‘We love our faith’ by the choir and orchestra, and the members eagerly accepted the invitation to greet the District Apostle.