On 1 October 2017, District Apostle J Kriel visited the town of Stilbaai to celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

Members from the congregations of Albertinia, Gourits, Voëlvlei, Melkhoutkraal and Melkhoutfontein were invited to attend this special divine service. Much preparation preceded the visit of the District Apostle and this could be heard in the singing of the choir.

The Bible word which was used as a platform for the divine service was taken out of Psalm 126:3, “The Lord has done great things for us, And we are glad”. The District Apostle made mention to the fact that there is always a reason to thank the Lord, despite our trials and tribulations. Apostle Cronje and District Evangelist Willemse were also called to serve.

All too soon Thanksgiving Day was over, but the joy and thankfulness will live on in the hearts of the members for a long time to come.