Sunday 20 August 2017 was a very special day for the members of Grassy Park South, West, Eagle Park and Schaapkraal congregations.
Combined with all the Rectors and wives of the Apostle area, this special congregation welcomed District Apostle J Kriel and his guests into their midst, amongst them the retired District Apostle Barnes.
The District Apostle served the festive congregation with a Bible word from Mark 16:15 “And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature”. Apostles Swartbooi and Stephens were also called to serve the gathered congregants.
Before the conclusion of the divine service, the District Apostle called District Elder Alfred and District Evangelist Breda to the altar to be placed into retirement. He thanked the 2 ministers for their ministerial labours of love for over 75 collective years and wished them well in their future endeavours with their families. The Community Evangelist Fortune was also appointed as the new Rector of Grassy Park West congregation, replacing the retired Rector Breda.
Soon the festive hour was concluded and a visible, thankful and happy congregation exited God’s house rearing to go and spread the Gospel of Jesus to all.