Good News Crusades

Publish date: 10/07/2005

Good News Mamelodi | October 26-30, 2005

Church Involvement: In all of these townships, they tell us that you can never get more than 30 pastors at a time to show up for anything and we had nearly 300 pastors show up for the pastor meeting. We have about 150 churches on board with us so far—this is a miracle! We are working on recruiting and training volunteers and choir members—we want to form a 500-member Mamelodi mass choir. We have had no opposition; people are just very excited about the crusade.

Offices: We have offices on the cricket grounds. These offices are pre-fabricated buildings that are broken and run down. Just as in Umlazi, we paid for lights to be installed on the bleachers and left them there, so we sowed into Mamelodi by repairing and refurbishing these buildings. We repaired the broken windows, installed security bars, fixed and painted the offices, so that the community will be able to use them after we leave.  

Radio: We currently have two FM radio stations signed up to broadcast GNM live—one Christian and one secular station. Impact Radio, the Christian station, reaches a 65 mile radius and Soshanguve Community Radio, the local cultural station, reaches a 160 mile radius. Both stations reach millions of listeners in the Gauteng area, including Johannesburg and Soweto!

Buses: God has given us favor with the Putco Bus Company and we expect to use over 700 buses in the five days to bring people in from the city and the surrounding townships.