Total Attendance: 530,000 Documented Decisions: 269,679 Biggest Crowd: 220,000
The final meeting here in Sunyani, Ghana was attended by 220,000 people tonight. That is quite remarkable considering that the population of the city is less than 250,000. Indeed, it seemed like the entire region was present on the field tonight.
CfaN’s Fire Conference, “Fire16,” took place in the Eulachhallen in Winterthur, Switzerland on 10 and 11 June 2016. Daniel Kolenda, Todd White and Peter Vandenberg brought the messages over the two-day course of meetings.
Total Attendance: 710,000 Documented Decisions: 381,610 Biggest Crowd: 300,000
Ashaiman used to be a district of Tema. But due to rapid growth, it has become its own municipality and is known as Ghana’s poorer area. And that’s just where we want to take God’s message of hope and love – the wonderful Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Total Attendance: 180,000 Documented Decisions: 101,855 Biggest Crowd: 80,000
The city of Blantyre received its name from the Scottish birthplace of David Livingstone, the famous missionary and explorer of Africa. He was the first white man to come to the Malawi Lake in 1859. His reports on slavery and the need for mission made the region internationally famous.
Total Attendance: 660,000 Documented Decisions: 384,110 Biggest Crowd: 250,000
European settlers founded Lusaka in 1905. It is located about 1250 meters above sea level on a plateau in southern Zambia. About 1.5 million people live there. With its modern office and commercial buildings, it is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa.
Total Attendance: 130,000 Documented Decisions: 67,994 Biggest Crowd: 55,000
The town of Mbarara is a regional center in southwest Uganda, located at the Tanzanian border. It is the capital city of the ancient Ankole kingdom, and is the administrative center of the corresponding district of Mbarara. Approximately 400,000 people live there.
Total Attendance: 1,060,000 Documented Decisions: 583,480 Biggest Crowd: 400,000
We have received the report from Kumasi that 583,480 decision cards were registered during the campaign – each card representing a decision for Jesus Christ! We are rejoicing with Heaven over the many lives that were changed for eternity.
Total Attendance: 570,000 Documented Decisions: 313,550 Biggest Crowd: 200,000
Burundi is one of the smallest countries in Africa (smaller even than Belgium), but is densely populated. It counts nearly 11 million inhabitants. With 379 people per square km, its dense population almost rivals India’s.
Total Attendance: 368,000 Documented Decisions: 170,650 Biggest Crowd: 125,000
We thank God that we have been able to impact a city and a nation with the Gospel. I want to once again say Thank You to YOU – our family around the world that carries this work forward through your prayers and finances.
I would like to tell you about a very special and historic day in the national stadium in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho.
Those of you who are familiar with CfaN’s history will immediately recognize the name of this little country landlocked by South Africa. It was where a young Evangelist Bonnke and his small family began ministry in Africa, fresh from Germany. It was also where he received the vision of a “blood washed Africa,” and where he heard the Holy Spirit cry, “Africa shall be saved.” This tiny nation, with less than 2 million inhabitants, has played a crucial role in CfaN’s history. So it holds a very special place in our hearts.
Our host for the Campaign was an amazing man named Michael Kolisang – Evangelist Bonnke’s first convert in Lesotho. He received Christ as a young man on a street corner where Evangelist Bonnke was playing the accordion and preaching. That day Evangelist Bonnke told him, “I see the hand of God upon your life.” Now Michael Kolisang is one of the top bishops and spiritual fathers in the whole country. His churches are exploding with growth. When I arrived he took me straight from the airport to a “ground-breaking” ceremony for another new church building. It is amazing to see “the hand of God” at work.
The meeting began with a couple of the top leaders sharing their testimonies of coming to Christ through Evangelist Bonnke’s ministry. Then they welcomed Evangelist Bonnke to the platform. He told the people about the wonderful things God has been doing over the past 40 years since he left Lesotho. Then he prayed for them and for the next generation – that they would receive the “burning baton” of the Gospel and evangelism.
Next, Evangelist Bonnke introduced me to preach the Gospel and pray for the sick. I spoke about the power of the Blood of Jesus. The response was overwhelming. The organizers had arranged for the counselors to stand in front of the platform. So the people who responded to the message had to come down from the grandstand to the ground. Thousands of people were literally running forward! I thought the counselors would flee for fear of being trampled (which has happened in other campaigns). But they stood their ground.
Prime Minister Tom Thabane also attended the meeting. He presented Evangelist Bonnke and me with gifts and traditional dress – complete with hat and staff. Evangelist Bonnke then prayed for the nation, and I prayed for the sick.
Thea and Andre Britz, the national directors of the South African office, did an excellent job organizing this meeting. More than 120 of our friends, partners, and fellow evangelists journeyed from South Africa just to attend the meeting and witness this historic event with their own eyes. Although Evangelist Bonnke announced that this would be his final visit to Lesotho, this is not the end; it is the beginning of what God will do in this beautiful nation – and continue to do on this continent. Jesus will continue to do His work here, and one day, CfaN will be back.