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2019 Feast of Tabernacles: Mossel Bay, South Africa

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2019 Feast of Tabernacles

Mossel Bay, South Africa

The Diaz Hotel in Mossel Bay is a seaside resort, just a short walk from the meal accommodations and the Indian Ocean. The hall in the Diaz Hotel is large enough to cater for any future expansion, and this venue has been secured for the foreseeable future!

Visitors flew into the George airport just a half hour drive away from Mossel Bay. Of the 49 overseas visitors, most opted to hire a car and drive themselves up the spectacular coast from Cape Town to Mossel Bay, as the cost of a car hire in South Africa is extremely affordable and the highways are of a very good standard.

Mossel Bay is situated on the South Cape Coast in a Mediterranean climate where many crops such as grape vineyards, fruit orchards and wheat are cultivated. Ostriches and big game are ranched in this particularly unspoiled and beautiful area with many places of interest to visit.

Services were held in the mornings so those who wished to travel and enjoy experiences such as wine-tasting, visits to olive farms, big five game drives, ostrich farms etc. were able to do so with enough time to enjoy both church services and the Mossel Bay experience.

At services, abundant special music, hymns projected on a screen and interactive Bible studies were enjoyed by all. A special vote of thanks to Vivian and Cathy Botha and their Cape Town team who helped make this Feast possible.

The 180 Feastgoers in attendance also enjoyed the family day, senior’s lunch, youth activity, a ladies’ interactive workshop and daily beach walks.

Three ordinations and one baptism contributed to the overall spirit of love and togetherness, with all the South African brethren together in one venue. A new dimension was created by the overseas visitors who contributed sermons, sermonettes and special music.

Every effort was made (and will be made in the future) to facilitate their travel and accommodation arrangements.