Assemblies Of God-Mzilkazi (A.O.G-Mzilikazi) 2011 edition of the Wealthy Place four-day conference opens in Bulawayo today.

Speaking to last Friday while distributing flyers in the city centre, one of the Pentecostal church’s pastors, Pr Stanley Ngwenya, said the conference would be held at the Large City Hall.

“Anyboby is free to attend this conference regardless of their church affiliations. Our objective as evangelists is to reach out to as many people as we can and win more souls into the kingdom,” said Pr Ngwenya.

The conference will run from 17:30 to 21:00 from today up to Friday, according to the information on the flyer.

Pr Ngwenya emphasized that admission to the conference running under the theme: Higher Ground, is absolutely free.

Pastor Ike Nicanze of the Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) in South Africa, Apostle Whatmore and Pastor Irene Makwara both of the Family Fellowship Centre in Swaziland, and popular South African gospel singer, Hlengiwe Mhlaba, are some of the dignitaries expected to grace the occasion.

Running concurrent with the conference would be the Wednesday Business Leadership Seminar at the Bulawayo Club from 09:00 to 12:00 at a fee of $5.

“The $5 charges will help us meet some of the administration costs since the venue is not ours; we will have to pay for it. That money will also help us to buy snacks which will be used as refreshments during the seminar,” Pr Ngwenya elaborated.

After the business leadership serminar, the conference will resume at the Large City Hall with music concert featuring Hlengiwe Mhlaba and many other musicians. The concert will run from 12:00 to 17:00.

Established in the early 1990s and with current membership of more than 400, A.O.G-Mzilikazi is a branch of the broader Assemblies of God with numerous churches across the globe. Zimbabwe Assemblies of God-Africa (ZAOGA) came out of the Assemblies of God.

Meanwhile, the month of May has been marked by conferences and prayer sessions across the country as Christians continue to seek the face of God. Last week saw the converging of women at the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show Grounds in Harare for the 2011 Woman-unlimited Conference running under the theme “Let Faith Speak.” The conference was hosted by Word of Life International Ministries Co-Senior Pastor Maureen Shana.