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.
We recently received this message from Evangelist Daniel Kolenda direct from Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso:
The final night of the last Gospel Campaign of the year has just come to a glorious conclusion. The field was packed tonight. When I asked how many were attending for the first time, it was the overwhelming majority! I met a lady who said that she had been listening by radio a couple nights ago. She had terrible pains in her chest for several days and thought she was going to die. When I was praying for the sick, she stretched out her hand in faith and touched the radio. Immediately, the power of God hit her and all the pain left. From that time, until now, she is completely well!
Sometimes we go to a region where it is obvious that the people are accustomed to church or even evangelistic meetings. In those settings, a campaign can feel like a big church service where everyone knows how to respond and behave. In other places, it is apparent that we are breaking new ground. Those settings can be a bit more challenging … but that is what we are built for! That was the case here in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. A huge number of those that attended were Muslims and Animists. Even many of the Christians seemed to be experiencing our hot Holy Spirit brand of ministry for the first time. In the beginning, they seemed to watch with cool curiosity – hesitant to participate and maybe even a bit skeptical. But as the week went on, a transformation took place. By the time the night was over tonight, it was like a Holy Spirit party. The massive crowd was overflowing with uninhibited joy. They were dancing, shouting and singing because of the great things they have seen, heard and experienced. The power of God blasted so many people and touched the whole region. I am sure that Bobo-Dioulasso will never be the same again!
Our next campaign is in January already. In the meantime, we are looking forward to a restful Christmas holiday season with our families. It is with great joy and thanksgiving that we look back on a year of remarkable harvest. The final statistics are not yet in, but I anticipate it will be close to 2-million people that have received Jesus over the last 12 months of Gospel Campaigns. It is a staggering thought. What an honor it is to bring the love of God to multitudes of people. We could not have done it without you. We are standing shoulder to shoulder with you in this harvest and we thank God for you.
So from all of us at Christ for all Nations – from Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, Peter Vandenberg and myself – we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year, filled with the blessings of God and the wonder of His love.
Yours in the Gospel,
Evangelist Daniel Kolenda Together with the whole CfaN team