Highway Ministry, an interdenominational ministry directed at the trucking industry, recently held a luncheon and prayer function in Heidelberg to pay tribute to and thank the traffic and emergency services personnel in the area for the sterling work they do.
Present at the function were men and women from the traffic, police and other emergency service units who were treated to a fantastic lunch while being honoured by various speakers. Also present was Councillor Busisiwe Modisakeng, Executive Mayor: Sedibeng District Municipality.
Jan de Bruin who – along with FleetWatch – was one of the founders of the ministry and still heads it to this day, told members present that the main purpose of the function was to show the community’s appreciation for what the officers of Heidelberg are doing for the community they serve – often at great cost to themselves. A wreath laying ceremony was also conducted in honour of those people who died in the line of duty, after which everyone then joined in communion.
Highway Ministry is a non-profit organization with its mission to proclaim and establish the word and love of Jesus Christ in the hearts of all people involved in the trucking industry. Finding solutions to problems rather than preaching without offering alternatives is the objective of Highway Ministry.
“Since the transport industry is plagued by various social issues, the ministry aims at providing a complete spectrum of support services dealing with problems such as alcohol and other drug related dependencies, AIDS/HIV, marital discord, prostitution as well as focusing on general skills for a healthy and integrated lifestyle,” says De Bruin.
This is the eighth year that Highway Ministry has held this function – one which is highly appreciated by the men and women in uniform.