Louie Giglio is no stranger to South Africa. Having visited our shores on a number of occasions, Giglio returns this month for the South African leg of the 2016 Passion World Tour. Joining him on stage will be musicians Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, Israel Houghton, and the Passion band.
In the lead-up to the tour, Giglio recently shared his vision for South Africa to be a beacon of light to Africa and to the world. Addressing pastors and leaders from various denominations and church groups, he said:
“Our desire is not to gather around the name of Passion, nor simply to gather people for an event, but we want to be a catalyst for what you are doing day by day. We want wind to be blown into your sails, into your ministry, into your church, into what your vision is. For God reaching your city and ultimately reaching your nation so that South Africa can be a beacon of hope and a beacon of light to the entire continent of Africa and to the world.”
Giglio’s vision accords with Christ’s words to His Church in the gospel of Matthew: “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16).
For those who wish to find out more about the Passion World Tour, more information is available on their ministry website. Tickets for the South Africa events may be purchased through Computicket. The event dates are February 12th in Pretoria and February 13th in Cape Town, at the Cape Town Stadium.
Local churches are invited to participate in both events. “We can’t do it without you,” Giglio says. “We can come, we can raise our banner, we can gather a crowd, but we can’t have the significance that we desire without you.”
If you reside in Pretoria or Cape Town, we encourage you to go all out for this year’s Passion World Tour. Bringing Christians together to worship Christ is a worthy ministry and one we believe God would have us support.