Video Footage of Brother William Branham Visiting South Africa for a Hunting Trip
Brother Branham mentioned about the trip on the sermon Ashamed on the 11th July 1965
32 Well, I don’t want to throw them men right in on it, you know, make conflict. I—I want to make them feel good at one another. So I just said, “Well…” Wrote them a letter, I said, “Remember, I have tried to get into Africa for years, again, feeling that my ministry isn’t finished in Africa. I have no…”
33 Why would I have to go to Africa, when I got six, seven hundred cities right here in the United States, calling, see, just right here, without leaving Canada, Mexico, or any of those places? Why should I want to go there? But it’s something in my heart, that pulls me to Africa. There, those people, there—there is something about them, that I love, and I want to go just for the colored people only. And there is something in a lot of them, them leaders, they don’t feel I should do that. I—I want to go to my colored friends. That’s where the Lord called me. And now they’re needy. Many of those people, those white people, can have doctors and everything. But them poor natives live out there, and half rot. I—I—I feel they’re the ones that looks like they would receive It. They’re the ones. There is something about it.
34 When you get to a spot, you’re so smart that you know everything, then God can’t do nothing with you. But if you get to a place that you’re willing to listen and learn, then—then it’s God’s time, can move in and talk to you.
35 And so I wrote them a letter back, and told them. And I said, “Remember, at the Day of the Judgment, let them bony hands reach out of the smoke, condemn you! Their blood be upon you, not on me, ’cause I’ve tried for about ten years to get back.”
36 Then when I mailed the letter, come back, Something said to me, “See Sidney Jackson, take a hunting trip.” And, the same time, the Lord spoke to Sidney Jackson, said, “Yellow-mane lion, Brother Branham camping; Durban, big meeting.”
37 Well, he was over here, and he spoke with you here. By the way, we baptized…He was firmly against this baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ. And his wife was worse than he was, she would just walk away. You could…I’m telling you, I never seen any more devout people. They’ve got about a hundred and fifty ministers over there, baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ, and they’re just burning the country up. The Message is just sweeping Africa, everywhere, aviators and great men coming, being baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ.
38 And so I, when I started to go over, I’m telling you, I never had so much trouble in all my life, of trying to get there. And then at the very last minute, very last minute to go, here was wrote across my visa, “Cannot anticipate in any kind of religious service; can only come hunting.” Well, then, it was rank.
39 But I said, “I don’t care what the devil does, I—I can’t…I can’t voucher for what Brother Jackson said about yellow-mane lion, and this, that, or the other. I—I can’t vouch it. But I do know God told me to ‘see Sidney Jackson, and go hunting.’”And I said, “I’m going.” And sometime…And I had one of the greatest trips.
40 I found out what the trouble was. Now I think, about October, the Lord willing, I can go back and have a meeting and everything, full cooperation, everything else, see, in Africa now. I got to the bottom of it and found out where it was at, what caused it. Up here, writing, this one has got this to say, and something’s got something to say, and this one there. The best thing to do, is go find out, yourself. And I know where the trouble was, and what the reason of it was; it was because of so many people gathering together, the government wouldn’t let me have it.
41 Now if the Christian Business Men or any organization, which will bring us in, then the government automatically…because it’s the organization is represented with the government, the government sends militia protection. If there would be twenty-five men out of one denomination, twenty-five out of another, still they won’t receive that. It’s got to be the—the head of this organization. And Christian Business Men is a nonsectarian organization representing all the churches. Doctor Simon, their head over there, a very fine man, I got to meet him and talk with him. And they are taking the meetings, and all the rest of the churches is coming in together. See? And I believe we’ll have one of the greatest meetings that’s been had in—in Africa.
42 But my point was this, when you know that you—you’re trying to do what’s right, the first thing is, if you feel led to do anything, then check it with the Word and see if it’s right with the Word, and then let nothing stop you. I don’t care how many wheels the devil throws in the way, just move right over the top of them.
65-0711 - Ashamed
Rev. William Marrion Branham