Tonight, I preached in Morogoro, Tanzania, the third of the five cities I will visit this week. It's amazing to arrive in city after city where full campaign fields are waiting and where the harvest is ongoing.
Once again, as we did last night, together with Peter Vandenberg, I had the honor of officially graduating the Bootcamp interns that have been stationed here for the last six weeks helping to prepare this campaign.
I am Lukas Repert. Some of you know me from the Bootcamp Blog earlier this year. Together with 51 other participants, I successfully completed the Bootcamp. Now it is indeed time to put what has been learnt into action!
Total Attendance: 250,000 Documented Decisions: 65,210 Biggest Crowd: 95,000
Evangelist Daniel Kolenda and the CfaN Gospel Campaign team arrived in Nakuru, Kenya earlier this week. They were greeted with great joy by the local churches and officials, and there was a tremendous sense of anticipation. Everyone is expecting an unforgettable encounter with God this week.
Total Attendance: 710,000 Documented Decisions: 603,670 Biggest Crowd: 350,000
If anyone wants to get to know West Africa at its most typical, then they should visit the city of Ogbomosho in the Nigerian province of Oyo. Aside from a couple of churches, the town hall and a few mosques, there are hardly any tall buildings.
About 500 pastors and leaders from different denominations and cities in France gathered in Mulhouse for the annual leaders conference organized the church “La Porte Ouverte Chrétienne” with Daniel Kolenda as the main speaker.
This Summer, Evangelists Reinhard Bonnke and Daniel Kolenda came to support the vision for Europe that burns in the hearts of Evangelist Ben Fitzgerald and his GodFest ministry – organizers of the Awakening Europe Festivals.
Total Attendance: 320,000 Documented Decisions: 113,700 Biggest Crowd: 135,000
This week was filled with many challenges and obstacles, but the Lord gave us victory after victory. Thank you for standing with us so faithfully in prayer. We are shoulder-to-shoulder in this harvest.
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.
There is so much happening here in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso and so many interesting things to tell. This region is fascinating for its unique challenges on the one hand, and the remarkable miracles on the other. We are really working here. It’s not a smooth ride. But we are seeing breakthrough after breakthrough.
This region is very much steeped in witchcraft and superstition. The traditions of juju go back hundreds, perhaps even a thousand years. The fear of demonic spirits and witchcraft curses is embedded in the culture and psyche of the land. Various demon gods are worshipped and feared. One major river that flows through the land is said to be home to a certain demonic spirit which is believed to manifest as a big fish. As a result, fish are revered. Even if one dies and washes onto the shore, it receives a proper burial as a human would. Last night, after I preached on the blood of Jesus, I said that I would break the curses of the land. On my list was the name of this demon. Certain pastors on the platform pled with us not to say its name out loud because they were afraid that it would attack them. In fact, the very field where the Gospel Campaign is taking place this week, is a well-known site where religious rituals and festivals take place to honor this “god.” Despite their request, I publicly named this demon and declared its power broken in Jesus name! It was a moment of great freedom and deliverance. Demonic manifestations took place all over the field. But most importantly the people (and even pastors) saw that we are not afraid of demonic powers. We are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ!
These meetings are being broadcasted live on two radio stations in the area. This is very important because, despite the fact that multitudes are gathering on the field, the majority of the population is Muslim. Many of them would never be able or willing to attend a Christian event. But they can turn on their radios and listen to the Gospel as they sit in their homes. Many are responding and being saved and even healed! The radio station workers told us they are overwhelmed with calls from people who are being healed as they listen over the radio! Even the airwaves have been transformed into vehicles for the power of God. Miracles are in the air!
Last night, a man gave a testimony of being healed after 14 years of debilitating stomach pain. He said he had been to doctors in Burkina Faso and even in Paris, but no one had been able to heal him. Last night, during the prayer, all his pain left and he was totally healed. What I didn’t know is that he was also a Muslim and he did not get saved last night. But today he came back. His vehicle was filled with a huge collection of witchcraft fetishes. There was pottery and woodwork that had been put in his house to ward off evil spirits. He brought all of that stuff tonight and put it into our burn barrels. He wanted all that “juju” out of his life. Tonight, after I preached the Gospel, he prayed with me to receive Jesus. He told me tonight, “I am cleansed by the blood of Jesus!” It’s emotional to recall it even now.
Tonight, a little girl was brought forward who had not spoken in 6 years. She had contracted meningitis when she was 2-years old and had been mute ever since. Tonight, when we were praying for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, I asked the people to sing “Hallelujah.” Then I asked them to sing, “Thank you Jesus” to the same Hallelujah melody. The little girl’s mother told me that she suddenly noticed her daughter was singing, “Merci Jésus” (French for “Thank you Jesus”). She can now speak perfectly!
Many more miracles took place, but there is one more I must mention. The last testimony of the night was from a Muslim woman who had suffered with asthma and stomach pain for 15 years. She said that Jesus had healed her and that she was so happy. Right before she walked away, I noticed something – she was holding a little booklet in her hand. It was the “Now That You’re Saved” booklet that we give to all the new converts. I asked her if she had become a Christian tonight and she said yes. This is the greatest miracle of all and it is a miracle that is happening here in Bobo-Dioulasso by the multiplied thousands.
Tomorrow is the last day of this Gospel Campaign and it will be the last campaign of the year. Please pray for one more massive harvest tomorrow night and a historic outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Yours in the Gospel,
Evangelist Daniel Kolenda Together with the whole CfaN team