On Wednesday 19 December 2018, the congregations of Gouda, Porterville and Saron gathered in Gouda for a memorable divine service conducted by District Apostle John Kriel.

The Bible word for the divine service was taken from John 1: 12; “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name”.

Apostle Thompson and Bishop Kotze also served along.

It goes without saying that the anticipation of Christmas added to the festivity and in this regard, the congregation was reminded that there can be no Christmas without Christ.

After the divine service, members were happy to have the opportunity to greet the District Apostle.