The first Sunday of Advent on 1 December 2019 brought special gifts for God’s children from the Pretoria City West district when District Apostle J Kriel conducted a divine service in the Pretoria Central church.

For this festive gathering, the Bible word shared with the eagerly awaiting congregation was taken from Matthew 1:20, “But while he thought about these things, behold an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit’.”

During the divine service, the District Apostle also bestowed the silver wedding anniversary blessing on the Rector of Pretoria Central congregation, Shepherd P Freeman and his wife, Anthea.

Following the divine service, the children too received their very own special moment with the District Apostle when he conducted a Sunday school divine service in which a nativity play was incorporated, depicting the Bible word. The District Apostle also attended the Valedictory performance where he issued certificates to the confirmands in recognition of them completing their confirmation year.

What a truly blessed weekend in Pretoria!