T.D. Jakes Visits South Africa

T.D. Jakes Visits South Africa

ESSENCE.COM Oct, 14, 2008

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Bishop T.D. Jakes welcomes the crowd with a fist full of pride at the first presentation of MegaFest in Johannesburg, South Africa, October 11 and 12.

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A sampling of the crowd who joined in the festivities. “We have brought together what we think are the best representation of people who not only capture the excitement of this conference, but who truly epitomize the essence of this international event,” said Bishop Jakes.

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People of all ages, races and nations joined together to praise in the same spirit.

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Johannesburg is not only the largest and most populous city in South Africa, it’s one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. It’s no wonder Bishop Jakes chose to have MegaFest there this year.

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Four-time Grammy winner Yolanda Adams graced the crowd with her angelic yet powerful voice.

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Members of Joyous Celebration, arguably South Africa’s most successful Gospel choir, were there as well.

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MegaFest was held at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg, which can facilitate parking for up to 20,000 vehicles.

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Traditional South African dancers show the crowd what makes their country so culturally rich.

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The bishop does a little dancing of his own onstage at MegaFest 2008.

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Attendees raise their hands in praise as they celebrate the best that South Africa has to offer.

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Bishop Noel Jones gives a word of inspiration to the crowd. Bishop Jones pastors the City of Refuge Church in Gardena, California, where he preaches to a congregation well over 10,000.

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Bishop John Francis offered a spirited sermon to the crowd. He is founder and senior pastor of Ruach Ministries, one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the UK. Five services are held every Sunday, with more than 5,000 people in regular attendance.

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Preacher, life coach, author and motivational speaker Paula White of Paula White Ministries and good friend to Bishop Jakes made the trip to dole out her expertise to the MegaFest audience.

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Yolanda Adams always finds a way to thank the most high.

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Bishop Noel Jones is a close friend of Bishop Jakes. In fact, he conducted Bishop Jakes’s daughter’s wedding earlier this year.

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Young people came out in full force to experience empowerment seminars, concerts and family fun.

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“I want to leave a message that we care. I want South Africans to understand that all of us who could come did come and that many more wanted to be here,” says Bishop Jakes of the two-day MegaFest event.

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More than 100,000 people came out to attend MegaFest International. Bishop Jakes and The Potter’s House continue their strong desire to help the people of Africa by building places of refuge for children who have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS in South Africa and Swaziland.

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