This weekend all roads lead to Elim Moravian Mission Station as we celebrated our piece of acre, our Moravian heritage. This year was something special as it was the bi-annual combined Elim Blommefees…
This is a festival Moravians look forward to as they are warmly welcomed to the oasis of the Overberg, a variety of activities are planned throughout the weekend festival goers even got entertained by Allen The Car Gaurd and Karin Kortje among others.
The main reason I was excited this year was because it was the Broederkerk Blasersbond van Suid-Afrika (BBSA) Basuinfees, as a Moravian we love our music and the brassband is our way of showing off this talent.
A sunny Sunday morning saw +-300 brass band members from 4 different distriks lead us in our weekly devotion through the art of music, yes you can show your praise through music too and we appreciate it.
O God, Getroue God, O Bronwel van weldade
This was the theme of this years festival in which we heard the various unique sounds from the different brass instruments, musical pieces like Sonata 5 – Antonio Bertali, Give me that old time religion – Friedel W. Böhler, Amazing Grace – S. Wallace and I will follow Him – J. Stole/D Roma….these all had us Shouting to the Lord in our own special way with love in our hearts. This really is a festival that moves you, music for the soul.
A beautiful morning filled with beautiful music, surrounded by beautiful people, what more could I have asked for as I enjoyed my first BBSA festival. This is definitely not the last time though.
I thank you……this is part of My Heritage.