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!
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.
Today our Gospel Campaign began here in Ghana, West Africa. There has been so much interest in the region that we have full working committees in two cities; Ashaiman and Tema. It’s almost like two Campaigns happening simultaneously. This is something we have never done before.
Our team has done such an outstanding job in preparing the Campaign field in the middle of an overgrown city that has almost no options for a gathering of this size.
The field we are meeting on is literally a dumpsite with open sewage running through it, surrounded by slums.Our team brought in gravel to cover parts of the field where deep mud would make the swampy ground unusable. They built a little bridge see picture here where those from the slums could walk across the deep sewage gullies.
When the ground was cleared, shacks had to be moved to make room. One family even gladly allowed their residence to be demolished so the Campaign ground could be cleared. We gladly compensated them for their sacrifice. The outcome will be eternal fruit.
Our amazing team has overcome so many enormous obstacles! Any one of these would have stopped most people, yet they pushed through, and tonight, all of the hard work finally paid off when the opening meeting was attended by 90,000 people! Many thousands made decisions to follow Jesus tonight, and the IT department is already hard at work, as I write this, in putting the contact information of the new converts into our follow-up system database. It’s harvest time!
This morning the Fire Conference also began with Peter van den Berg and Russell Benson ministering to pastors and church leaders. Both sessions were excellent, and I can already see that the impartation meeting on Saturday morning is going to be extraordinary.
Please continue to pray for us – we are just getting started. I expect something historic to take place this week. We covet your prayers.
More to come.
Yours in the Harvest, Evangelist Daniel Kolenda Together with Reinhard Bonnke, Peter van den Berg and the whole CfaN team