Multiplication – Train, Equip and Send!
Evangelism Bootcamp Spring 2021
CfaN's Evangelism Bootcamp is an intensive 3-month training course specializing in evangelism. Students come from all over the world to be immersed in this one-of-a-kind training from the world's top evangelists. This is an integral part of CfaN's strategy for multiplication and collaboration - turning people with a passion and vision for world evangelism into experienced evangelists.
At the end of the extremely intense 3-month course, the students spend three weeks in Africa for their Bootcamp Initiation Trip, putting their practical and spiritual apprenticeship into action.
Students now head to Dar Es Salaam
“It doesn’t end here!”
The CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp Initiation is near the end, and the team in Mbeya finished strong! Students now head to Dar Es Salaam for one final push to preach the Gospel before returning home! Be on the lookout for the next video update on what God did in Dar es Salaam!
In the last weeks, the army of more than 90 evangelists have seen over 200,000 responses to the Gospel! The harvest is ripe!
I’m not even sure where to start!! ... this last three weeks in Tanzania has truly been life changing!
It has been an absolute joy to labour side by side with incredible evangelists, leaders and local pastors, interpreters, ushers and dancers!
My heart leaps to be here in Tanzania! My love for this country and people grows daily and everyday that goes by I realise how as we surrender our lives more to Jesus, it becomes more and more impossible to do anything without the grace and strength of God.
If I were to stop seeking the Lord and stop trusting Him everything would crumble away, it is only by the utter grace, mercy and love of God that any of this is possible.
I speak the following from a personal point of view but I know my fellow bootcamp evangelists have witnessed Jesus do the same incredible things across Tanzania through their lives.
Each day I have preached to hundreds and sometimes thousands of people at a time... each day I have seen hands go up to receive salvation, each day I have seen miraculous healings - the lame walk, the blind see, pain for years completely healed. I have had the opportunity to preach at a funeral, to lay hands on the dead to pray for resurrection life.
I’ve gone into villages, into the mountains, into market places and to kids Campaign. I have danced with joy, and I have weeped with those who are hurting.
I have been very uncomfortable and stepped through and into uncertainty. I have learnt how to preach the gospel with clarity (and still learning!!!!)
I have made the most incredible lifelong friends and journeyed through strange situations that I will recount with much joy!! I have pushed broken down trucks and cars up hills, I have continued to preach when the microphones fail in the market place, I have broken down in tears as I call people to Jesus knowing the urgency and love of Christ.
Each day is an opportunity to rejoice, an opportunity to lean into Jesus, an opportunity to say ‘yes’ to Him, an opportunity to represent Jesus, an opportunity to preach this glorious gospel!
The last 4 months of my life at bootcamp has forever changed me, and I honestly cannot explain it fully or even attempt to give God the praises He deserves! All I can do is worship Jesus, and keep surrendering my life over and over again. And each time, I am amazed at just how incredible Jesus is!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Evangelist Daniel Kolenda and Christ for all Nations and all the leaders and coaches, Tanzanian pastors, ushers, dancers, interpreters and everyone else who has made this possible!
It is only the beginning! Say ‘yes’ to Jesus and see what He will do through your life!
We had such an incredible time. This is just the beginning! I’m so excited with what God is doing and will continue to do!
Thank you to every single person who partnered financially, in encouragement and prayer! Thank you to Evangelist Daniel Kolenda , Evangelist Levi Lutz & the Cfan bootcamp for training us and commissioning us. This bootcamp has been life changing! PRAISE BE TO JESUS CHRIST!! I love you Lord!
Roman Nechay and Daniel Kobida
Today was the first night of our Gospel Campaign in town. Over 1,000 people showed up and literally we counted 291 decisions cards to follow Jesus.
I had the great privilege of preaching and ministering to over 5000 kids. Thousands of children gave their hearts to Jesus.
We single out people as we preach, because God has! He is laying His hand upon them and speaking to each one individually! Each and everyone written in His Book of Life is written not by group, but by name!
This is from yesterday where it was my last time to preach the Gospel to the kids for this initiation trip in Tanzania
I love Mwanza ... Today is our team’s last day in beautiful city of Mwanza, Tanzania! We are going to Dar Es Salaam to evangelize for couple of days.
I praise God for every one of these children. For every hand raised, is another soul for the Kingdom of God!
Seize Every Opportunity!
As week three of the CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp Initiation is underway, 20 Bootcamp students and the CfaN Evangelists seize every opportunity to preach the Gospel in Mwanza, Tanzania! Please pray that during the final week of Bootcamp Initiation, God strengthens the five teams located in five different cities to see a mighty harvest of souls!
When God moves upon people's hearts, they will give their lives to Him no matter where they are, even in a crowded marketplace!
Today, was one of my favorite days. I will remember this day forever.
Josiah Schluckebier and Slavik Go
The happiest children you will ever meet ... All I have to say is, it was a good day, and I love what we get to do :)
Charice Dominique Gates and Braidwood Rathbone
My favorite thing to do in beautiful Tanzania is riding in the back of our insanely joyful GOSPEL TRUCK, and charging into villages in the bush bush with the glorious GOSPEL of Jesus Christ! Oh the bliss!! Hallelujah!!!
"I was going to go to the witch doctor, but something told me to stop and listen"
"I was going to go to the witch doctor, but something told me to stop and listen"... His life was a mess. He told me that it seemed like he was going nowhere. That every time he took a step forward, it seemed he had to take ten steps back. He was depressed and felt as if he had nowhere to go, and he did not know what to do. He said, ‘I was so depressed that I was thinking what to do... By tomorrow I wanted to go the village to consult a medium.’ But God had other plans for him. He sat down in the park where we were preaching and felt something telling him to pay attention. Then he heard it, the words of God hitting him in the heart. He told us later, ‘The pastor, I felt like he was talking about me.’ Then the altar call went up, and this precious man stood and went to the front. He said, ‘I felt like an invisible man was standing beside me whispering into my ear, saying, 'What are you waiting for?' Precious Green gave his heart to the Lord that day and received the Holy Spirit. It was such an amazing experience to see God touch him in such a great way… This is the power of our saving Jesus, the one who will leave the ninety-nine to go after the one!”
CfaN Bootcamp Student
His knees were healed instantly
"Today when I preached on healing in a village, a man came forward to testify that he was healed! However, something must have been amiss in translation as he spoke a tribal language, not Swahili. I had to get another translator to translate from Swahili. Then he said he was not yet healed and needed prayer! He was already on stage, so I had the entire village stretch out their hands towards him as I prayed and broke that infirmity off his body in Jesus’ name. His knees were healed instantly, and he was bending down doing squats on stage! It was wild!"
CfaN Bootcamp Student
“Today, I had the opportunity to minister to a woman who was tormented for over eight years from unclean spirits. She first repented of her sins and received the gift of salvation. Afterward, the Lord revealed that the open door to the demons was the spirit of rejection. We broke the curses and delivered her from the spirit of rejection. The Fatherhood of God touched her heart and healed her from the wounds of rejection and abandonment. She had a beautiful smile come upon her face. She was delivered and set free. Praise God! She then wanted her Mom to be set free. We got into the car and drove to her house. While there, her Mom, along with four others called upon the Lord. Her daughter was healed from mental illness, she was healed of ulcers, and we prayed for all of them to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. A man who had come up to join them was also saved and filled with the Holy Spirit. He was visibly touched by the power of God. I praise the Lord for all He has done!”
CfaN Bootcamp Student
Up to date we have handed out more than 100,000 books in one of the CfaN Bootcamp Initation cities explaining the next steps after Salvation written by Evangelist Daniel Kolenda.
This brings such joy to my heart! Who am I that God would call me to such a high privilege! I long to sit at His feet and understand His Masterplan for humanity and the outworking of His redemptive plan for the lost.
Jesus you are holy and worthy, every ear needs to hear how amazing you are! I love you Jesus and I want the world to know you. You will receive the full reward of your suffering.
Week 2 is complete of the CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp Initiation! One of five cities students are ministering in, where they preached in villages and market places. Dodoma shall be saved!
Marita Orevi Tornes
Every day I see the Father’s heart for the lost and every day we get to pray for salvation with the crowds. The harvest is ripe!
Hannah Van Steenvoort
I never imagined it possible to get attacked by thousands of screaming, happy children… until today. Our team leader went to get permission to talk to the children, as he went in, he told us to keep the attention of the kids.
Today we made a random stop and shared the Gospel with about 50 lady’s working in a Potato Garden. As we pulled up with the music they stopped working and started dancing. It was a true Break Dance ;)
2 Corinthians 5:20
We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
I commanded that spirit to leave him.
After I had finished preaching at one of our gospel truck outreaches, this man came up to me and kept holding on to my hand and didn’t want to let go. I could tell something was wrong and that he wanted something, but it was hard to understand him as he was only mumbling some words. I was then told he had a drug addiction, so I commanded that spirit to leave him. At first he kept trying to look away from me while I prayed for him, but after a few seconds his countenance completely changed and he smiled from ear to ear. I asked him what happened and he said: “I saw Jesus entering me and I felt something leave me”
Rachel Leigh Smith
Today was my first time preaching in a Kid’s Gospel Campaign, and let me tell you - it was a BLAST! I kept thinking to myself, “is this really happening?”
Wow! I had the privilege to preach at my first Children’s Gospel Campaign today! I am so overwhelmed by all of their beautiful faces filled with such joy and the love of God.
What a blessing to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in Tanzania. And such open hearts to receive!
First week complete - CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp
The first week of the CfaN Initiation trip is complete! Challenges were overcome and thousands responded to the Gospel. Watch this recap from Morogoro, one of five cities where CfaN Bootcamp students are ministering.
While many take the Gospel for granted, over 90 CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp students are preaching the Gospel in Tanzania to thousands of people who have never heard it before. Please pray for them and a harvest of souls!
After hours of traveling and multiple flights, the CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp students arrived in Tanzania for their Initiation Trip!
Our Spring 2021 Bootcamp students have only just arrived in Tanzania – and already we are seeing a tsunami of outstanding testimonies flooding the social media feeds! We are so excited to share with you what God is doing through over 90 fiery, enthusiastic evangelists. For three months, they’ve been building up a mighty “charge” of Holy Spirit energy and motivation. They couldn’t wait to get to Tanzania and get going with their mission for their 3-week Initiation Trip!
Each Bootcamp student knows exactly why they’re there, what their purpose is – what God has called them to do! Preach the unadulterated Gospel, pray for the sick, and lead people straight into the arms of Jesus. Here’s just the tiniest glimpse of the amazing stories that are pouring in, from the Bootcamp students themselves…
The best is yet to come!
It is literally only the first week of Bootcamp Initiation, and we are so encouraged to be witnesses to this tremendous move of God. On the highways and byways, in villages and marketplaces, in towns and jails and wherever the people are – Jesus is ALWAYS the same!
Please continue to pray without ceasing for the Bootcamp Initiation, as well as the CfaN team. We cannot do this great work without your love and support. In fact, YOU are an integral part of this ministry, and these testimonies are only possible because you have helped us to go to the nations. Thank you! We love you.
Africa shall be saved!
Evangelist Daniel Kolenda
(with the Bootcamp students and the whole CfaN team)
In Morogoro, a team of Bootcamp students are going to where the people are, preaching Jesus in the streets using Gospel Trucks!
Our teams are preaching the Gospel in Kids Campaigns and we are seeing thousands of children come to Jesus.
"But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God." Luke 18:16
Set free and saved from suicidal thoughts!
There was a man who gave his life to Jesus and stayed around for the healing prayer. After the meeting, we were able to talk to him, and he told the team that the previous night he was going to commit suicide. He battled with depression and heard the Gospel being preached and gave his life to Jesus! He was immediately delivered and no longer wanted to kill himself. Hallelujah!
Rachel Leigh Smith – Frankie Gonzalez-Cortez – Danny Schrock
The outreaches just started. There are so many precious people that need Jesus here in Morogoro.
God saved my son – half the world away!
During Bootcamp, my 22-year-old son was extremely ill with COVID-19, and I spent 10 days back in Wisconsin while he was in ICU. Praise God – he walked out of the hospital 13 days later. But God was not finished with us yet. Fast-forward to me going to Tanzania… My nerves, the travel, the last-minute conversations with family, and great anticipation for the next days’ events all lead to a night of 3 hours of sleep. My eyes burned as I picked up my phone only to see a very disturbing message from my son asking me to pray.
The pressure was intense, and I prayed before I decided to call him. It was 5:30 a.m. for me in Mbeya and thankfully, my son answered. After praying for him, the Holy Spirit was moving on him and it was clear he was tender to the Gospel. By God’s grace, my son gave his life to the Lord and I burst into tears at the realization that over 17 years of prayer had come to fruition in front of my eyes. The Lord is so faithful.
Dennis Wiens – Day 2 - 341 documented decisions for Jesus! Please keep praying for more souls!
“Not today, devil!”
The day started a little rocky. Wet weather made the roads a slippery mess. Our minivan struggled to gain traction as it lurched down the road to the location for the Kids’ Outreach. The driver struggled to understand our team captain. The GPS struggled to find our position. The enemy was making an all-out assault to prevent children from hearing the Gospel. We prayed and let the devil know: “Not today!”
The first outreach went well. We saw many children reach their hands in the air for salvation and to receive The Holy Spirit. After the prayer of salvation, the song “One Way Jesus” rang through the hills of Tanzania! Children lined up to receive their copy of “What’s Next?” (follow-up literature for children)”. We had the opportunity to pray for several deaf children. We were also able to share with several of the adults and asked them to continue to disciple the children…The Holy Spirit protected and empowered us today to preach the Gospel in the middle of bad weather, muddy roads, and the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. We packed our gear and lurched out on the muddy roads once again to go and preach the Gospel.
Learning how to preach the Gospel is fun! Today a team of us went out into the town of Mwanza and preached the Gospel to over 8,000 school kids and hundreds of people on the street of Mwanza.
We saw the deaf hear, the blind see, and many more healings and miracles. Jesus is the one true God and He is ALIVE!!
Zach Teasdale with Kaisa Koistinen, Virginnia Gina Logan and Charles Flagg
Day 1 on the mission field: I love the red dirt, the animals, the food and, the kindness of the locals.
It gives me great joy to see what God is doing here in Tanzania, Africa. I love what you do, Jesus!
483 salvations! During one of the meetings, God gave me a word of knowledge that one of the leaders has a stomach problem. After speaking to her and praying for her, she got healed.
In Matthew 19:14, it says, "But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
Today was amazing! We reached over 2,958 youth for our Children’s Gospel Campaign in Tanzania for Day 1
The CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp students have all arrived in Tanzania!
For three weeks, they will be dispersed in 5 different cities to preach the gospel in the city marketplace, on our CfaN Gospel Trucks in villages, as well as holding kids Gospel Campaigns, and town Gospel Campaigs!
This is only 25 of the 95 Evangelist who just arrived in Tanzania for the 3 week intense Christ for all Nations Bootcamp initiation!
"Your identity is not in performance"
Only two weeks remain for the spring, Christ for all Nations Evangelism Bootcamp! Evangelist Paul Maurer addressed students about his Gospel Campaign experience, and the importance of how, "Your identity is not in performance."
Jared Horton teaches on how to preach with an interpreter!
Recently, Evangelist Jared Horton taught a class on how to preach with an interpreter at the Christ for all Nations Evangelism Bootcamp. Students from around the world translated for each other and implemented what they learned.
Bootcamp student: Kaisa Koistinen
So much has happened recently but the biggest news right now is that in about 3 weeks we’ll all fly to Tanzania for our Bootcamp Initiation Outreach Trip. For three weeks, we will be sharing the gospel with thousands of people all over the country, preaching on gospel trucks in marketplaces and doing one-on-one evangelism. We are expecting to see thousands of salvations during this time!
In addition to this, I’m very excited to announce that I was selected to be a part of the Decapolis Internship that will take place right after the Bootcamp Initiation Trip. This means, I‘ll be staying 5 extra weeks in Tanzania and help organize the CfaN campaign in Dodoma, the capital of Tanzania, taking place in June. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I’m so thankful to GOD and CfaN and Evangelist Daniel Kolenda for this incredible chance to learn, grow and take steps forward in my calling!
During the last couple of weeks, I’ve experienced also many other very exciting things. We’ve had preaching workshops, evangelistic outreaches in Orlando, mind blowing teachings by the best of the best, CfaN annual Planning Meeting, Nations Church events, and lots of different get-togethers to name a few.
We train students on the practicalities of open air preaching
In the evangelism Bootcamp we train students on the practicalities of open air preaching, even offering vocal coaching. The pics are of students standing on picnic tables outside our office practicing. In a few days they will be preaching to thousands in Africa. This is the real deal!! If you’re called to evangelism, apply today for this fall.
The Decade of Double Harvest is underway!
When God gives a big vision, He also gives the “how”. How do we get to the milestone of 150 million souls by the end of this decade? How do we make it happen?
When Daniel Kolenda asked that question of the Lord, the answer was, “Multiplication and collaboration.” And Bootcamp – CfaN’s intensive 3-month evangelism training program – is an integral, vital part of seeing this vision come to fruition. In Daniel’s words:
“If you think that this number, 150 million, sounds unbelievable, I don't blame you. Of course, these are enormous numbers. Yet these numbers were not the most exciting thing that the Lord showed me. I believe that God will use CfaN in the next ten years to initiate the biggest worldwide evangelistic movement in history. Thousands of men and women will rise up like Reinhard Bonnke and proclaim the Gospel all over the world before Jesus returns.”
With the goal of training at least 2,000 effective, fiery, passionate evangelists by 2030, there is no time to lose! These evangelists, filled with the Holy Spirit and burning to save the lost, are key to this multiplication vision. So how is CfaN working to ready this new generation of soul-winners?
Levi Lutz - CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp Director
Train, Equip, Send
Where do the Bootcamp students come from?
This year, we have just over 100 students, twice as many as 2020. They are 60% international (40% from the USA), so we have people from all over the world. It’s a mixed group of men and women, and all ages from early twenties right up to seventies. Some have many years of ministry experience, and some are brand new to the mission field.
What’s a day like at Bootcamp?
It’s intense! After getting up, they spend about an hour and a half in prayer, led by Eric Gilmour. Then they typically have two sessions from some of the absolute best soul-winners and evangelists pouring into them. It’s at a really high level, both the spiritual and the practical, on how to have a successful evangelistic campaign ministry. And it’s seven days a week. Last year’s course was 6 months. This year, we’re squeezed the same material into 3 months. The pace is relentless.
What is the aim of the training?
We want to equip these people to the level of being a lead evangelist. We want them to get to the point where, if you dropped them off anywhere in the world, they would begin to win souls, then all the way up to mobilizing churches and mass campaign evangelism.
What does “practical” training mean?
It’s literally everything they’ll need, from how to pack a suitcase so your clothes don’t wrinkle, how to navigate airports, all the way to spending time behind the scenes working closely with CfaN staff in every department. We want them to understand how to organize events, how to run a ministry with integrity and efficiency, everything they need to be effective evangelists.
How do they practice what they’re learning?
There are outreaches happening all the time. Weekend outreaches on Friday and Saturday nights are intense. They’re going into bars and clubs downtown here in Orlando, preaching the Gospel to the last, the least and the lost. But in addition to the planned outreaches, these guys are unstoppable! They’re going out in the week in their own time. Recently, with just an hour of off time, some students decided to go out and have an “hour of power” – and 38 souls were saved! Every weekend, we’re seeing at least a hundred people saved.
Bootcamp Mentors – what do they do?
During Bootcamp, every student is matched with a mentor, someone with ministry experience and insight who can help them grow. Evangeline Vandenberg, wife of CfaN’s Vice President, is a seasoned minister with decades of experience, and now a mentor to Bootcamp students, passing on her knowledge and spiritual understanding. What does that entail?
“I see listening as the most important gift I can give someone who I am mentoring. In this way I seek to build trust by showing that I am truly interested in her personal story and journey. Very often the student is full of zeal but lacks clarity. By asking appropriate questions I help them express their own thinking and goals.
And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" – Romans 10:15
My job is not to teach but to help them to process the “steak” they receive from their excellent lecturers. Sometimes this means helping them to unlearn old spiritual thinking in order to build new principles into their lives for the ministry they feel called to.
I pray earnestly for a “second ear” so that I can be sensitive to heart/character issues. Living in community for the first (as it sometimes is for a student) can reveal things in themselves that have never been confronted. This can be painful but is a vital part of maturing.
Though mentoring is initially part of the Bootcamp experience, it sometimes gives rise to an ongoing relationship in which the new minister has the resource of experience at their disposal. I want them to know they are not alone!
Finally – mentoring demands humility from both parties. For me it is the spiritual equivalent of washing the feet of these “called” ones, removing the dust that their journey has accumulated so far, in preparation for running boldly with the Gospel. I can think of no greater honor at this stage of my life.”
Kaisa Koistinen – current Bootcamp student
Beyond my hopes! A Bootcamp student’s perspective
Kaisa has had her own ministry for more than 20 years and has already conducted countless outreaches with thousands of visitors. But after attending a one-week School of Evangelism in 2020, she felt God telling her that it was of the utmost importance that she apply to Bootcamp. She is currently one of the 2021 Bootcamp evangelists-in-training.
“It was the first day of orientation, and I was already overwhelmed with finding out all we would be learning, receiving and doing. It was far beyond my hopes and imagination. It’s like a multi-faceted diamond. You can get so much. It depends on you, how much you are willing to put in, how much time and effort you give. You can get a whole lot if you become active in every possible area, beyond just the compulsory classes and activities.
Within the Bootcamp 2021 group, there is such an amazing dynamic. Imagine being in the same room with 100 people, all with the same passion, the same drive to see the lost come to Jesus. When we’re together, it’s all about souls. It’s almost tangible. And I know that God is putting me together with people I will be in relationship with for many years to come, ministering together, encouraging one another.
My internship with CfaN during Bootcamp means I am the assistant to Roselyne Ayeola, (Bootcamp Administrator), working with her before school begins and after hours. I know that God placed me there for a reason, and it’s an incredible opportunity to serve practically. There is an unbelievable amount of admin to run a Bootcamp, and I am learning so much. I am so excited to soon be on the ground for Decapolis in Tanzania, helping to organize one of the campaigns. This will most likely be the highlight of my Bootcamp experience, and I cannot wait!”
Jared Horton – Associate Campaign Minister
What happens at Bootcamp Initiation?
At the end of the current 3-month training in Orlando, it’s time to put it all into action on the ground in Tanzania, Africa. The Initiation Trip is where it all comes together, as they organize outreaches, preach the Gospel and pray for the sick.
The Initiation Trip is an indispensable part of equipping the Bootcamp evangelists to win souls in mass evangelism. That’s done in a number of different ways. For one, teams will be going into schools, taught and led by Jako and Karin Hugo, who have been preaching in schools in East Africa for over 14 years now.
We’re not just multiplying the harvest of souls. We’re multiplying the laborers.
Then we have the Gospel Trucks, which can be used to set up a stage with a sound system practically anywhere. Using these, small Bootcamp teams conduct a one-hour outreach. They preach the Gospel for about 30 minutes, and in the second half hour, they pray for the sick and take testimonies. It’s a very condensed version of what Evangelist Daniel Kolenda does in a Great Gospel Campaign meeting. It gives them great practice in preaching, giving an altar call, praying for the sick and so on.
All these village outreaches are done in cooperation with local churches. They help to find suitable places for the outreaches, and we work with them for follow-up, just like the big campaigns, connecting people into local congregations.
The logistics of organizing so many outreaches are mind-boggling, but we have an amazing team. In fact, the Bootcamp graduates from last year are now helping us with a lot of the team-leading and coaching. In this multiplication process, we are having to grow our team incredibly quickly. We want to put every graduate to work!
David Rotärmel – Bootcamp 2020 Graduate
Bootcamp graduates become campaign organizers
One year ago, David Rotärmel was a student in the first Bootcamp. Now he’s hard at work helping with outreach organization behind the scenes for Bootcamp Initiation in mid-April in Tanzania, East Africa.
David says: “With this year’s Bootcamp, we have a new initiative called Town Campaigns, where we give groups of ten students the opportunity to organize a town campaign themselves. I’ve recently returned from Tanzania, where I was scouting potential cities, and setting up the campaign structure. That includes training local organizers, and then putting them in contact with the students here in Orlando. Once they are in Tanzania, they’ll finish setting up the events on the ground. And then, in the final week of their Initiation Trip, they’ll conduct the campaigns they’ve organized, as well as preach in those events.”
For David, getting to work on the Decapolis campaigns last year was an eye-opening, life-changing experience. “During Decapolis – actually being on the ground, doing it, seeing it being done – it just took everything so much deeper for me. I finally understood how the vision is being executed. I felt a tremendous burden to help other evangelists get the same experience, both of organizing and preaching at a mass campaign. It’s difficult to describe what it does to your heart to be in full swing, preaching the Gospel, praying for the sick – everything that CfaN has known for years, but that we are seeing for the first time. It’s amazing. That’s something we have to pass on to the whole new generation of evangelists being raised up by Evangelist Kolenda.”
Bootcamp is getting results!
The aim of Bootcamp is to give attendees the best possible apprenticeship in campaign evangelism. By the time they’ve completed this one-of-a-kind training, we want to see them out there, fulfilling their calling, winning people for Jesus. This is not about absorbing information and getting a certificate. It’s about a sold-out, all-for-Jesus generation giving everything for the Gospel. And already, we are seeing wonderful results!
Several of last year’s Bootcamp graduates have been in Tanzania almost constantly since Decapolis, conducting outreaches in hundreds of places, seeing well over 100,000 people respond to the altar call in 2021 already! With small teams preaching the simple, straightforward Gospel in as many as 9 outreaches every day, it’s physically punishing, but incredibly rewarding.
Other graduates have already gone on to conduct mass evangelistic campaigns in other countries, with CfaN’s help and support. Others still are working tirelessly in CfaN teams: organizing events, supporting CfaN staff in every department, leading outreaches with this year’s students, and shouldering tremendous responsibility on the ground in Africa.
And you are part of this
This is the “how” of multiplication! It would simply be impossible for one single preacher and one team to reach the vast number of people God has called us to reach. To make this vision a reality, every single aspect of this ministry must be scaled up. Whichever part each one of us plays – preaching, training, technical, financial support, intercession or administration – all are equally valuable to this ministry and to the Lord.
That includes you, praying for and supporting us. You too are an indispensable and extremely valuable part of this ministry.
Will you help us to GO?