The original Mighty Men Conferences took place seven times on Angus Buchan's Farm Shalom in Greytown, Kwazulu Natal. The final two, held in 2009 and 2010, each attracted between 200 000 and 300 000 conference goers.
Most of those who attended the conference called it a life-changing experience, according to Lesley Ashwell, who has been attending the conference ever since it started. “It was absolutely awesome and humbling, seeing grown men cry.”
“Angus said it is the last one here at Shalom, from now on there will be men’s conferences all over but they will not be organized by Shalom” said Shalom Ministries' spokeswoman, Bianca Ortmann. (From Times Live)
The Karoo Mighty Men conference was one of the regional conferences birthed from this mandate, issued after the completion of the original seven.