Over 30 000 worshippers filled the Voortrekker Monument Amphitheatre at Dr Tumi’s Gathering of Worshippers 2018 (GOW18) Beauty for Ashes concert on Saturday night, 1 September 2018.
With this feat, the gospel genius wrote his name in the history books as one of the first musicians to fill up the Amphitheatre, and also one of the first black musicians to stage a concert in a venue with a painful and divisive history and was known as a bastion of Afrikanerdom with no blacks allowed in. Dr Tumi sees the Gathering of Worshippers as a reconciliatory move and it’s his humble effort in fostering national unity and social cohesion.
With a high tech stage, impressive lighting and effects, Dr Tumi thrilled his audience with a selection of songs that were both comforting and rousing, but always powerful and moved many to tears. There have been many testimonies shared on social media by those who attended who spoke of how they got healed and others reached their breakthrough moments.
Comments Dr Tumi: ‘God was healing people as we worshipped. Glory be to God. I am both touched and moved by the support from everybody who attended. God was with us. Part of the success of the event was partnering with churches and getting over 300 churches involved in the campaign leading up to GOW2018’.
Last year Dr Tumi filled Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg at the inaugural Gathering of Worshippers. He has since released the live CD and DVD recording of the concert. He has now set his sights on the third edition of the concert for 2019.
‘Truly the sky is the limit. I dream of bigger stages and bigger audiences to spread the Gospel and worship with fellow Believers. I’m encouraged by the success of GOW2018 and I know that 2019 will only be massive. God is with us,’ remarks Dr Tumi.
Download images from The Gathering of Worshippers 2018 here: https://drive.google.com/open?
Media partners of Dr Tumi’s The Gathering of Worshippers 2018 are:
METRO FM, BET Africa channel 129, TBN in Africa channel 343, One Gospel, Rainbow FM 90.7, Radio Pulpit, Radio Veritas South Africa, Impact 103FM, Highway Radio
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