The youth of Maranatha Revival Ministries commemorated June 16 by marching in the streets of Vaal and Orange farm - preaching, praying and performing for the community.  
 
June 16 is entitled 'Youth Day', an annual commemoration of the Soweto Uprising, 1976, in which an estimated 176 (some estimate many more) young people lost their lives campaigning in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools.  It is a bank holiday across South Africa.
 
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Bishop Peter Sekhonyane visited USA during June 2015. His host in New Mexico was John Robb, a respected Prayer Leader and Chair of International Prayer Connect (IPC), a coalition of national and international prayer networks and ministries.  
 
The Bishop has been appointed to the leadership team of IPC.   Bishop Peter said, 'I have been serving the church in South Africa for 30 years now and much of this time has been spent in tent ministry and in more recent years, mobilising prayer.  We have seen countless situations miraculously changed and lives transformed as a result of prayer.  It is a privilege to be asked to join the IPC Leadership Team and to serve alongside John and many other recognised Prayer Leaders.       
 
For an interview of Bishop Peter Sekhonyane by John Robb, follow this link.

 

Maranatha Revival Ministries will soon be welcoming brothers and sisters in Christ who have been partnering, supporting and sharing in our ministry as we celebrate 30 Years of service.

Bishop Peter Sekhonya and the leadership team and directors have invited friends from around the world to a week of celebration, reflection and ministry commencing Sunday 23rd March through to Sunday 30th March 2014.

The events take place at the Maranatha Revival Ministries base at Orange Farms, Gauteng Province between 9am and 9pm each day.

For further details of the event or for help with arranging accommodation, visitors are encouraged to call Palesa on +27 81 053 2977 or to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To encourage our partners, we are able to bring you the following information, summarising NEPWO’s Achievement Record to November 2013.

We collected, reconciled and put together the information for our Annual Conference.

Number of Churches involved in Day and Night Prayer= 9,850 (and still counting)
Number of hours covered daily= 14 hours (average)
Salvations (in Tents and Local Churches)= 1.3m

Bishop Peter Sekhonyane (left) was discouraged. In twenty years as an evangelist he’d led thousands of people to the Lord, yet so few had “grown into maturity in Christ”. He was dejectedly preparing to quit preaching and return to his previous job as a concrete engineer, until God spoke to him: “Peter, you evangelized the people but you didn’t teach them to pray. Therefore they are not strong enough when trouble and temptation comes. Go now, and teach my people to pray.”

In the summer of 2004, with help from our friend Bennie Mostert, Bishop Peter erected a 300-seater tent to facilitate 24-7 Prayer in one of the 20 ‘extensions’ of Orange Farm, a poor township near Cape Town. By October he’d established similar prayer watches in seven of the twenty extensions and in each of these areas the crime rates came down so dramatically that the police took note and asked Peter to take 24-7 Prayer to a particular village where crime and violence were rampant. After two weeks crime had declined there too. “Now even the white churches are opening their doors to adopt 24-7 Prayer,” he says with a wry smile. “In fact, the churches that were most involved in apartheid are now the suppliers of the tents we use.”

Orange Farm is a sprawling resettlement township that stretches over the length of the Golden Highway about 10km south of the Grasmere Toll Plaza. Contrary to what its name seems to suggest, the farm where the resettlement was established was in fact a chicken farm. Originally named after a nearby railway station, Stratford, this settlement area has rapidly expanded since its formation in the mid-80s. The community that settled there came from Mshenguville, an informal settlement in Soweto that was named after then mayor of Soweto, Ephraim “Mshengu” Shabalala.   

Orange Farm was one of the early scenes of service delivery protests. Unemployment is high. Overcrowding is staggering. It has seen its fair share of underdevelopment with raw sewage running down major streets. Rampant crime continues unabated. This is the place where Bosasa Group CEO Gavin Watson was invited to speak one Friday night to the congregants of the NEPWO* 8th Annual Prayer Conference.

The first attempt to reach the conference venue drew a blank in spite of all the efforts Gavin made. With no signage to point out where Orange Farm is and GPS coverage non-existent, Gavin gave up finding Orange Farm around mid-night. The next morning he arose with twice the determination to reach the Prayer Conference and deliver his oration. Road maintenance and backed-up traffic delays on the freeway would not weaken his resolve to make it to Orange Farm. He just prayed that God should allow him the opportunity to get there on time and safely. He was intent on sharing his message that would empower that community.