The voice in the wilderness church of God in Africa held its feast this year in Diani Beachalets Cottages, situated at the southern coast of Kenya, E. Africa, along the shores of Indian Ocean.
The feast began with a toasting message on the opening night by Brother Bill Goff from New Jersey, in U.S.A. He narrated how we as a church are representatives of God's family here on earth and how we are being prepared to be born into God's family and to inherit His soon coming kingdom, united in one mind, the mind of Christ, and agreeing in that one life of God.
This speech did set the stage for what we did the rest of the week. It did give a ringing reminder of why we have to keep the feast, and why it is a special occasion in which brethren learn to live with each other and have a foretaste of how it will be once we are born in that one family.
The following morning was the first day of the feast, a holyday and a commanded assembly. It saw us unite in a morning and afternoon service, with messages from Brother Bill and, brother Mutulu respectively.
In all the messages, God did teach us on how we can become one. We saw how we can't decide to unite; we saw how we can't be united by sharing one name; saw how we can't be truly united by a mere sharing of just a one mind. God did reveal to us how the church unity can only be arrived at, i.e., by sharing the one and only mind of Christ, which takes every individuals free will choice to put it on.
This understanding did create a stronger social atmosphere, which painted the true picture of the feast. Brethren were able to lovingly share everything they had. Families did visit each other in their various cottages and ate together.