Visiting Orania with the Cross

orania-with-the-cross-at-entranceOn our way to Pretoria the Holy Spirit led Winnie and me to visit Orania to pray, pull down stronghold and share the Gospel walking with the cross.

On arrival late Sunday afternoon we went to the local caravan park, setup camp and went for a walk to look around. Next to the park there was another caravan park overlooking the Orange River. We got hold of the first park owner that had no objections for us moving there.

At the other park once settled the park manager Pieter told me he will be going to church at 6pm and i felt led to join him. i went with him to the only Pentecostal church in Orania there Marnatha Aanbidding sentrum.

People very friendly arriving there with me and the pastor playing the guitar and leading the worship with mostly afrikaans songs. When i was introduced to just share what we doing with the cross in Orania the pastor asked me to preach a message instead. As i was totally unprepared the Holy Spirit lead me to preach a powerful sermon on picking up your cross following Jesus and about obedience is better that sacrifice.

When i did an alter call one lady backsliden came back to the Lord and one gentleman that came for prayer surrendered to Jesus. A number of people also came up for prayer which  i then felt led to anoint them with oil and just pray in tongues while doing so. It is amazing how God works as the people remained standing as they in expectations waited on the Lord to give them a word. i then started going back to the people and gave most people a word from God.

On leaving the late pastor “Oom Kallie” wife blessed me with R500 which was unexpected. We used that money to buy food and pay for our caravan park during the stay in Orania.

On Monday Winnie and me took a drive around to look at the place and about midday after spending time praying i left Winnie at the camp and went to the entrance of Orania with the car and walked from there with the cross.

i walked along the main road and on entering the town as i only had English tracts with me offered one to a lady approaching me. Sadly she kinda rudely said “ek is n boer en praat net afrikaans” (meaning she is not interested in reading English stuff and want to having nothing to do with the english) i continued speaking with her (in afrikaans) for a while and she said work is scares with many poor people there and she is battling to get a work as she is only on a government pension of R1500 . i told her i heard that people do ironing and house work and she responded “ek is niemand se wit meit nie” which to me exposed her heart.

Leaving her i though it was going to be a problem giving out English tracts but of the +- 40 little gospel books i gave out after that all was well received.

verwoerd-oraniai  continued walking down the road to the main entrance of the town and was greeted by a huge statue of late President Hendrik Verwoerd and a museum dedicated to him.

As i walked with the cross most of the cars passing me the people greeted me but not over friendly with a number of people just glaring at me. i walked with the cross to the town offices had some water and handed 2 ladies a gospel book at reception. It was strange to walk in a town where there is only white people and no people of other race present. All manual work such as gardening, garbage collection, building, concrete mixing is done by white people where in SA in most places black Africans normally do that work.

i wonder how i would have been received if i was a black man walking with the cross sharing the love of Jesus?


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i walked to the small area called Klein Geluk where i preached and prayed outside the church. On the way back 3 little boys approached me asking about the cross. i explained to them why i walk with the cross. i offered them books in English with one of them that could read it well. The one boy asked for another as he wanted to give it to his teacher with the little one wanting to do the same. The same boy then asked again wanted one more to give to his parents. i always pray asking the Holy Spirit to send children across my path to share the gospel with.

Leaving them i stopped at the NG church to pray a while before walking back to the car about 3km from there. Coming back to the area where the car was parked people was not very friendly toward me around the shops/garage area next to the main road

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Walking in Orania the Holy Spirit showed me that most people in Ornania is running away from reality, believing they free but in fear of what is going to happen tomorrow, controlled by the town owners and is actually in jail and not free at all.

From all the christians i met and spoke to they believe this is where God wants them but i want to know?

  1. Why would God want such a place to exist if the people don’t want to have any people of other races there? Didn’t Jesus die for all in John 3:16?
  2. Speaking to people there one of the qualification to stay there is that you have to be white and be a “christian”. Is it possible to be a “christian” yet believe you better that other races?

For me i will not want to live there as they doing many things there that is against the word of God violating the two most important commandants Jesus gave. Jesus Himself said if not obey them we will not inherit eternal life (to be born again)

This is what the Word of God has to say……..

25 And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?
27 So he answered and said, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’
28 And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.” Luke 10:25-28

Winnie and me will continue to pray for the people of Orania as time is short and i believe God can change the hearts of people. If you need prayer or want to comment feel free to do so below.

Have a blessed day
Johan die Kruisman




Cape Town to Pretoria

Winnie and me will be leaving shortly to visit the towns below. The first 8 is in the Western Cape. We will then go stopping over Orania to walk with cross there and then proceed to Pretoria via Kimberley to walk with the cross 7 times around the Voortrekker monument

Laingsburg –
Prince Albert –
Merweville –
Leeu Gamka –
Beaufort West –
Murraysburg –
Pretoria  (Voortrekker monument)

From Pretoria will come back via Durban to Plettenberg Bay

Cape Town to Mighty Men Malmesbury Cross Walk


Start of my walk from Tableview

The walk from Table View, Cape Town to the Mighty Men Conference near Malmesbury went very well with many people stopped for counseling and prayer. As I left I did not have a place to sleep in Philadelphia but the Lord already had a place prepared for me as i have just started walking, got onto the N7 passing Du Noon when I got a sms saying I must contact Susan as they will give me a place to sleep for the night in Philadelphia.


Nic surprised me with lunch – thanks bro

Nic Meadows a friend surprised me with lunch just as I was approaching the dump turn off. Thanks Nic may our Lord bless you.

I was spoiled with a lovely supper and breakfast and some awesome fellowship staying by Denel & Susan in Philadelphia. I got back on the road towards Malmesbury about 9am the next morning.

There is two thing I would like to share that happened on this walk

  1. During my walk coming closer to Philadelphia I noticed a lot of wheat fields with them being very close to harvest. As I left the next morning I asked the Lord to show me some wheat that I can take with me. As I walked all of a sudden a few wheat plants was next to the road which I pulled out and carried with me all the way to the farm. I took the picture below on the N7 as I believe that the END TIME HARVEST is near and is ready to be harvested. I also found out that the wheat will be ready for harvest within the next month from the people I stayed with. Praise the Lord. Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Luke 10:2
    Are you going to be part of this mighty end time army of laborers in this final hour to reap this mighty harvest for Jesus?


    Wheat i picked along the road – it is HARVEST TIME

  2. One other thing that really stood out for me on this walk is that as i was about to get onto the N7 from Philadelphia a young lady that passed me made a u-turn to come and speak to me. She said if I am ever there again we welcome to stay at her house. I prayed for her but then felt led to ask her if there is anything specifically she needs prayer for. Without hesitation she said that she cant have a baby. I then fetched the oil from my bag and laid hands on her anointing her with oil. i firmly believe that shortly she and her husband will be calling me to announce that she is pregnant. What a blessing it would be for me to also dedicate this little one to the Lord Jesus

My number plate for the trip

At one time the GPS on my phone said I still had 11km to go to the farm. According to my calculations it was suppose to be be only 5km. Somebody on the way stopped on the way to the conference and took my luggage with them. They also confirmed it was 11km to go. I wanted to get there by 6pm to be part of the opening service and with this distance left I was not going to make it in time. Apart from that I pulled a muscle on my right leg and with a nasty blister under my left foot giving me uphill it slowed me down as I walked.


Arriving @ Moreson Farm Mighty Men Western Cape

But I was determent to get there in time and although you feel tempted to hitch a ride as i was offered one i refused and ask the Lord to help me for strenght to complete the walk. Imagine the surprise as I came over a hill and see the camp site with 100’s of tents about 1km away. I shouted and rejoiced praising the Lord. I got to the camp site just before 5pm just before the runners from Table Mountain got there.

We joined the opening service and it was a blessing to be part of the Western Cape Mighty men conference. Sunday somebody gave Winnie a lift to join me at the morning service.


Our campsite with Ray

I stayed with Ray Hall during the camp and we had a blessed time together with a few other guys. Thanks Ray for giving me a place to sleep. He also gave Winnie and me and the cross a lift back to Cape Town. All Glory to God and thank you Jesus for all the people that I could share the Gospel with during the 4 days.

Thank you to everybody that prayed for me during this walk, stopped to give me a drink, food and shelter. Most of all thank you Jesus and His angels that protected and guided me during this time GOD IS GOOD


Start of my 2 day walk to Malmesbury


One of the services at Mighty Men Western Cape


Table Mountain in the distance with wheat fields along side the N7 to Malmesbury


On the last day stopped to pray for some brothers on there way back to George

Cape Town to Malmesbury Mighty men Cross Walk September 2016

cape-town-moreson-mighty-meI will be leaving tomorrow morning walking with the cross Thursday 22nd Sept 2016 from Table View to the Moreson farm where they having the Western Cape Mighty Men conference from the 23rd-25th Sept this year.

I will walk as far as Philadelphia (26km) on the N7 and sleep over. I did put word for a place to rest for the night but have not had any feedback but as the town’s name mean “brotherly love” I am sure when I get there somebody there will give me some brotherly love with a bed to sleep in and to rest for the night.

Friday morning I will walk the remained of the +- 20km to the Moreson farm 10km from Malmesbury . If I get there early will remain on the N7 at the entrance interceding until just before 6pm when the main opening service of the conference start.

I was asked to join in the opening ceremony to light a huge revival fire that will burn over the weekend. A torch that will be carried in a relay run starting on top of Table mountain by Bertie Cloete and a team of people to Moreson farm will light the fire

I am excited to walk the N7 over the next 2 days. Please pray for me and trust the Lord for many people to come to Jesus and many that will stop and be prayed for and all seeds sown to bear much fruit.

When I walk I pray most of the time and if you know anybody that needs prayer tell them to sms/whatsapp me on 081 7955040. i will check for msg from time to time. You welcome to phone me but on the highways i dont hear the phone ring as it is very noisy. If you are on the N7 during Thursday or Friday and you see me stop and say hello

There is suppose to be rain in the morning leaving here but in Jesus name I thank you Lord that you will carry me through this as it is for your glory.

Winnie will remain behind in the caravan in Tableview where we parked at the moment and I am trusting the Lord for a lift to the farm for her so that she can join me for the 9am service, If anybody is going that way contact us as we would appreciate a lift that way.

God is awesome and looking forward to a blessed weekend.
All the best to you and your family,

Crosswalk Cape Town to Mighty Men Conference Moreson September 2016

cape-town-moreson-mighty-meOn 3 different occasions while walking with the cross God send somebody across my path that said i should walk to the Mighty men Conference in Malmesbury. i take that as confirmation that that is what the Lord want me to do.

i was also contacted by PiperJames one of the organizers and ask if i would like to walk the last km with the guys bringing the revival torch from Table Mountain to the conference to light a revival torch at the opening of the conference.

The route i will follow is on the N7 leaving Table View Thursday morning the 22 September with a sleep over in Philadelphia 24km from my start. At this time i don’t have anywhere to sleep in Philadelphia as yet and trust the Lord will provide. Friday morning i will walk the remainder of 20km to Moreson farm. If anybody want to join me for a while you welcome to do so but i also ask that you pray for us as we walk. We trust the Lord that many people will come to Jesus and stop for prayer during this time.

If you pass us during this time stop and say hello or call me on 081 7955040

Winnie will remain behind to pray for me and will join me the Sunday on the farm for the family service

Johan & Winnie