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View of JohannesburgFor the first time ever, MegaFest, Bishop T.D. Jakes’ largest religious convention is going international! Previously held in Atlanta, this year’s MegaFest will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to Bishop Jakes, the last MegaFest convention had a very global feel thanks to the presence of attendees from all over the world. That global feeling was the motivation behind the decision to have this year’s event outside the U.S.

The new venue, Johannesburg, is the largest city in South Africa and is known as Africa’s only global city. I visited South Africa and Johannesburg just over a year ago, and I would love to go back for this event! The 11 day conference will take place from October 6th-11th and will feature family focused activities including concerts, seminars, and guest speakers.

My husband and I during our tour of SowetoDuring the convention, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in excursions in and around Johannesburg. These excursions will include visiting sites such as Nelson Mandela’s home, the Apartheid museum, the Hector Pieterson Museum and even a lion park. These are sure to be exciting, educational and moving. I had the chance to visit all of these (except the lion park) during my trip last year, and my favorite part was the tour of Soweto and the Apartheid museum. Even though it was difficult to see and hear about all that happened during Apartheid, it was amazing to see the progress that has been made, which is so evident when you read the Bill of Rights that is part of South Africa’s new Constitution. It was also very inspiring and uplifting to hear about the trials and triumphs of many South African leaders like Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

To find out more about this exciting event, visit http://www.mega-fest.com. If any of you are planning on going, we’d love to hear from you!

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