Canvassing Report ~ Summer4Souls™ Pietermaritzburg

On Saturday February 6th, 2010 was the opening of the revamped Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg, being the home ground of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) team Maritzburg United. It would be a day where I could canvass preaching outside a stadium with all the ‘glitz and glam’ of the secular world.

My son Chad came out with me on a day when the temperature reached 38 degrees centigrade ~ which was really hot. It was a God glorifying hour and a bit reading Scriptures and preaching sin, hell, repentance, righteousness and the mercies of Jesus Christ to those who listened. What was expected was that there would be loud secular music when the opening ceremonies started. What I think we would need to invest in is sound equipment come the evangelising outside the World Cup Stadiums. Although I have proclaimed the Gospel without sound equipment in Durban outside the Sahara Kingsmead Cricket Ground and at the 2009 Confederations Cup South Africa™ in Gauteng, sound equipment would help during open-air preaching sessions when you are competing with hundreds / thousands of people, loud ‘boom-boom’ music and the ‘vuvuzela’.

Gary preaching outside the Harry Gwala Stadium South Gate

About the time we were about to leave another brother Johan Potgieter arrived. The music was loud and it was hot and at this point there were not many people outside the stadium ~ the temperature could well have played a role in the crowds staying away until later.

We will plan more of the same, LORD willing, in the weeks to come, and hopefully there will be a rallying of the troops to answer the call.

The photos can be viewed at this link.

Soli Deo Gloria

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