The Odyssey Arena, Belfast, is the venue for this year’s ‘Maize ‘n’ Grace’ where Angus Buchan will address one of the largest free public events to be held in Northern Ireland.
A South African farmer, Buchan is well known for his ability to communicate God’s word to thousands of people. Some 7,500 attended his rallies in Fintona, Co Tyrone, in June 2010.
Buchan lives and works on Shalom Farm with his wife Jill and 27 adopted children. A humble man, his one agenda is to serve, and his life story is told in the book and film ‘Faith like Potatoes.’ The book is about an ordinary man who experiences triumph, struggle and adversity, but most of all it’s about how God transformed his life from a humble farmer to a Spirit-filled evangelist.
The Omagh-Waterford Peace Choir will also be singing at the ‘Maize ‘n’ Grace’ event at the Odyssey. The choir spans across borders of both religion and politics to promote peace through their music.
The choir was formed in the aftermath of the bomb that killed 31 people in Omagh in 1998. Phil Brennan is the Musical Director of the Peace Choir. He said: “A new message needed to come out of something as dark as the atrocity of the bombing – the importance of love and reconciliation, that Protestants and Catholics could work together.”
Maize n' Grace is a unique event in that it does not represent any particular Christian denomination. The event is public and completely free of charge. No-one is encouraged to join or leave a church, with all parts of the community being offered a warm welcome
This is going to be one of the largest free public events to be held in Northern Ireland this year. It takes place at 8pm on the evenings of May 27 and 28. Tickers are available direct from The Odyssey box office. For more information visit www.maizengrace.com