What a privilege it was to be part of KMMC 2013. The Lord performed so many miracles and wonders that we stand in awe and say: “How great is our God”.
Preparation for KMMC 2013 included 40 days of 6am-to-6pm prayer at the Renosterfontein venue. A number of Middelburg churches also participated in intercession before and during each session of the weekend.
The KMMC committee took a step in faith in 2013 as the Lord laid it on our hearts to allow free entrance to all those attending, which placed our feet on the water and made us even more aware of how completely dependent we are on the Lord.
Another change was the English, Afrikaans and Xhosa translations that were broadcast through the audiences’ cellphones, which allowed all attending to follow and understand the messages directly without interruption.
The guys started arriving at the farm as early as 10 days before KMMC 2013 started, which added to the anticipation for the event.
Greg, Jilly and their two boys visited from Shalom a couple of days before the start of the event and donated books and DVDs to hand out at the entrance, so those attending the event were blessed even before the conference started with a MMC 09 DVD, the “Come of Age” book by Oom Angus, a CD by Dewald Gous and Marina braai salt.
On Friday evening the praise and worship started with Louis Brittz and his band that were awesome throughout the weekend, as was Joe Niemand who launched his new CD “Genoeg is Genoeg” at KMMC 2013.
In fact, it was as though the Lord planned that “Genoeg is Genoeg” should be the theme for KMMC 2013, which was both empowering and inspiring.
The sentiment of Joe’s “Genoeg is Genoeg” title and his lyrics: “Die tyd is hier om op te staan” ran through all the speakers’ messages from Dawie Spies’ message on Friday night to stand-up in God’s Word; Afrika Mhlophe, on Saturday morning who spoke of standing up in our Christian values for God and reclaiming our homes, neighbourhoods, schools, cities and country; Johnny Louw on Saturday evening who brought a message from Romans 8 that “... in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us”; and finally Oom Angus on Sunday morning who called on all present to stand-up in the truth that will set us free.
In one of the many testimonies that we received afterwards a visitor to KMMC 2013 said that the message “Genoeg is Genoeg” changed his life, which was very powerful and reinforced the point that the time for change is now, which came through the strongly throughout the weekend.
Johnny Louw gave every man a bookmark that contained a 10-step “My Plan as a Man” and included a commitment to “live fully” as a “son of God”, which had to be signed and witnessed and gave those attending something practical to implement when they arrived home.
Sunday morning’s time of worship together with the women and children was special, because it brought a significant part of the Middelburg population out to Renosterfontein to join the weekend campers. Many people testified that Oom Angus’ message from the Lord’s Word that “... ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” spoke to their hearts.
When Oom Angus’ plane flew over the Renosterfontein venue on the way back to Shalom and the streams of visitors were leaving the farm, we all agreed that God had worked amazingly in our midst.
The KMMC committee’s step in faith to allow free entrance was repaid by the Lord with not only enough donations from those attending to cover costs, but about double the number of men attended KMMC 2013 compared to 2012, including a high percentage of whom had never been to a MMC before.
Two side events also helped to connect KMMC 2013 to the town of Middelburg: the Bok-en-Biltong evening impacted a wide spectrum of the Middelburg community and the Ladies Breakfast was highly successful, both of the events were fully booked out.
All praise and glory goes to the Lord God Almighty.