On 29 July 2018, the Apostle JM Joubert held a spiritual meeting with all the ministers and

 their wives from the Ekurhuleni East District at Van Dyk Park Congregation. A total of 87 brothers and sisters in Christ attended the gathering where the Apostle could share some blessed moments with all. The main focus was on one’s sacrifice, offering and thanksgiving in the work of the Lord. The wife of a minister is a great pillar of strength which he relies on.  Sacrificing time in the Lord's work is also important. Offering is not only about the monetary value, but it is also about using one’s time and talents.  However, thanksgiving is one of the key elements of one’s faith. It is good to give thanks to our Heavenly Father for one’s strength and faith to continue steadfastly in His work.

All present could also enjoy some very special fellowship with a good "winter" meal of curry and rice, and soup cooked by the sisters.