On Sunday morning 16 October 2022, Apostle W Von Schaeffer conducted a divine service at the University of the Free State Student Church Hall for all the local congregations of Bloemfontein.
Psalm 116:12 served as a basis for the divine service.
The Apostle elaborated on the message that we always need to thank God for His blessings. The Apostle referred to the three R's as a definition of our thankfulness towards God. We need to:
- Recognise and appreciate the value of the gifts received.
- Remember the gifts.
- Return God’s love by loving Him and our neighbour.
During the divine service, Deacon Gibson of Bloemfontein Central was placed into retirement. The Apostle thanked him sincerely for serving the children of God without hesitation and for touching so many lives. Two brothers of the congregation were then ordained as Deacons. The members in attendance experienced the love of God, and their hearts are well prepared for the Chief Apostle’s visit to the city in December 2022.