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Fun Facts from Operation Decapolis!

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021

Now that our most recent Operation Decapolis Campaign has come to an end, I wanted to share some astonishing facts with you from what took place. My assistant, Rob Enge, sent this to me, and I thought it was interesting enough to share with you.  

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Final Recap

 

Over the course of five days:   

  • We conducted 5 simultaneous Gospel Crusades
  • In 5 Tanzanian Cities (Tunduma, Iringa, Morogoro, Dodoma & Mbeya)
  • 10 Evangelists preached (most of them Graduates of the Evangelism Bootcamp)
  • 16 Crusade Directors oversaw the initiative
  • 27 Bootcamp Interns served
  • 25,102 Volunteers served
  • 8 full-time intercessors served (3 on the ground and 5 in the USA)
  • 5 Graduation Ceremonies were conducted 27 Bootcamp Students/Interns graduated I took
  • 12 flights I spent 44 Hours and 8-minutes in-flight 
  • I spent 113 hours and 8-minutes traveling (in-flight, layovers, drive times, etc.)
  • I stayed in 7 hotels.  

553,300 people attended the meetings.  

60,752 people made documented decisions for Christ!  


Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Final Recap

Keep in mind that all of this took place in very small cities where our supermassive Gospel Crusade machine could never afford to go. In the past, we only had one “tool” in our evangelistic “toolbox” – a massive crusade sledgehammer. It was very big and could only be used in certain contexts. Now, in addition to the supermassive crusades (which we are still doing, by the way. They’re now called “Flagship Crusades”), we have a new strategy that will allow us to reach smaller, more remote, and unreached places with the Gospel while continuing to have a massive impact!  

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Final Recap

Over the next two weeks, we will be sending you the reports from each of the evangelists stationed in the five cities. Their testimonies will thrill your soul. I have a sense in my heart that we’ve had a crossing of the Jordan type moment this last week. Something has shifted in the ministry. It is palpable and awe-inspiring. God is moving in ways we’ve never seen. Prophetic words are coming to pass. God-given dreams are being fulfilled. There seems to be a Holy Spirit call that’s gone out, and people are answering it. They are coming from all directions to be a part of the greatest harvest in history. The time is now! We must seize it for Calvary’s sake!   

Be on the lookout for those reports starting next week. Thank you again for your support. We love and appreciate you.  

Yours in the Gospel,

Tanzania shall be saved!

Evangelist Daniel Kolenda

Together with Peter Vandenberg and the whole CfaN team.

Holy Ghost Party! - Mbeya, Tanzania - Final Day

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021

Watch below a recap of Day 5

We have just concluded the final night of all five simultaneous crusades here in Tanzania. I preached last Sunday in the city of Mbeya. The crowd more than tripled from the previous night. There was an electricity in the air, and it seemed that the whole city came to hear and see what Jesus is doing!  

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Day 5

 

The two evangelists stationed in this city were Gary Smith and Daniel Garcia (who graduated from the Evangelism Bootcamp). Both men ministered this week with tremendous unction. I was hearing the testimonies from Mbeya even when I was preaching in other cities. You will hear more of those testimonies from Gary and Daniel themselves in the coming days.   

 

Again, I had the honor of officially graduating the Bootcamp students who have been serving here for the last couple of months as interns. Rather than going home to graduate with the rest of their classmates, they chose to stay in Tanzania after their initiation trip and help organize the Operation Decapolis Campaign. As you will know, if you have read reports from any of the previous nights, there is a group of interns stationed in each of the five cities (27 interns in all who worked under 16 CfaN crusade directors). Each night as I preached in their city, we presented them with their diplomas in front of the massive crowd in the crusade they helped organize. These have been such powerful and emotional moments.   

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Day 5

 

After the short graduation ceremony, I preached the Gospel, reiterating what the other two evangelists stationed in this city have preached each of the previous four nights and concluding with a short message about Jesus – the Resurrection and the Life! What a Holy Ghost party we had! There is no message in the world more thrilling than the resurrection of Jesus Christ! But we didn’t just talk about the power of the resurrection as a past-tense, historical reality. We demonstrated the power of the resurrected Jesus right there on the field! In His name, sickness still bows, and demons still flee! Once again, I worked with the Bootcamp students (now graduates), and we ministered to the sick together. Amazing miracles happened!  

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Day 5

  • A woman had a goiter the size of a grapefruit for three years. She was never able to touch her neck without pain. But tonight, that painful goiter completely disappeared! She enthusiastically demonstrated how she could touch the spot without pain!
  • Another woman told us that she had been mad (insane) since 1989. When mental illness was commanded to leave during prayer, her mind became completely clear. A friend of the woman confirmed her testimony, telling us that the mad woman used to walk naked, talk gibberish, swear, and hurt people. Now she has peace in her mind and is completely restored!
  • Another woman had terrible pain in her ear since birth. Her whole life, she could only hear if someone spoke loudly. Yesterday, her hearing returned completely, and all pain is gone!
  • Another lady fell down a year ago, and her leg was very swollen. She limped when she walked all the time. Yesterday she told us that she encountered the presence of the Lord and felt her leg straighten out! Now she can walk without pain and without a limp! She was even able to run on stage!  

 

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Day 5

These are but a small sampling of the many, many miracles that happened tonight and every night in every city throughout the week (25 meetings in all). Over the next two weeks, we will be sending you the reports from each of the evangelists stationed in the five cities. As you will see, many of the reports are mind-boggling! This is nothing short of a move of God!   

 

Thank you for praying for us and supporting this work financially. We are shoulder to shoulder in the harvest!

Yours in the Gospel,

Tanzania shall be saved!

Evangelist Daniel Kolenda

Together with Peter Vandenberg and the whole CfaN team.

Demons Manifesting - Dodoma, Tanzania - Day 4

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021

Watch below a recap of Day 4

 

 

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Day 4

This morning we flew from the city of Morogoro (where I preached last night) to Dodoma (where I preached tonight) for the fourth night of our Operation Decapolis Campaign, where 5 crusades are taking place in 5 cities simultaneously! Here in Dodoma, Evangelists Joe Turnbull and Paul Maurer have been ministering since Wednesday. They have been plowing the ground and planting the seeds. Tonight, I felt a wonderful breakthrough took place. After preaching the Gospel, as soon as I began praying for the sick, demons started manifesting all over the field in extraordinary numbers. Our deliverance team had their hands full tonight.

 

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Day 2

Then I asked the five interns who have been stationed here, working in Dodoma for the last few weeks (and who also officially graduated tonight), to help me minister to the sick. We saw many amazing miracles take place:

  • One man had problems with his eye, legs, shoulders, ears and heart. He could not see out of his left eye, but his eye opened up tonight, and he can see very well. All of the pain left his body in each place where he was hurting.
  • Another man had a brace on his back. He used a cane to walk and had to use painkillers. He stopped using his cane and the brace and has been completely healed. He stomped all over the stage, showing how his back and legs had received strength.
  • One woman had severe pain in her spine and had to use crutches. After prayer, she was running on stage, showing how she had been healed.
  • Another woman had a heaviness on her and pain in her head. She could not go to university or do what she wanted to do in life because of the constant pain. All of the pain left her body during prayer.
  • Another woman had severe asthma for 5 years, but tonight all of the pain in her chest left, and she could breathe normally!
  • For 22 years, another woman was not able to bend over because of the severe pain she was suffering from. Tonight, she was relieved from this pain; all her mobility was restored.
  • A man also told us that he came Wednesday to the crusade a severe alcoholic. He has not had a drink since he was prayed for and is totally free.

 

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Day 4

Tomorrow I will fly to the fifth and final city where I will preach this week during our Operation Decapolis campaign. I have already been hearing wonderful testimonies of what God is doing there. I will graduate the Bootcamp interns stationed there and preach one more time.

 

I also look forward to greeting the Nations Church congregation live from the crusade field. The church doesn’t launch until August 15th, but hundreds of launch team members are already meeting every Sunday morning for Worship and Intercession services. As I prepare to preach in the evening, they will be meeting in Orlando in the morning. Linking the global evangelistic movement with the life of a local church is a very exciting part of what God is doing. Thank you for continuing to pray for us.

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Day 4

 

Yours in the Gospel,

Tanzania shall be saved!

Evangelist Daniel Kolenda

Together with Peter Vandenberg and the whole CfaN team.

Massive Harvest - Morogoro, Tanzania - Day 3

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021

Watch below a recap of Day 3

 

Tonight, I preached in Morogoro, Tanzania, the 3rd of the five cities I will visit this week. It's amazing to arrive in city after city where full crusade fields are waiting and where the harvest is ongoing. What amazing days of harvest we are living in! 

 

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Day 2

CfaN Evangelists Jared Horton and Evelina Smane have been carrying the crusade here with great effectiveness since Wednesday (and they will continue after I leave until Sunday night).

 

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Day 3

Tonight, I preached the Gospel and then worked with the Bootcamp Interns stationed here (and who officially graduated tonight) to minister to the sick. Wonderful miracles happened! Here are just a few:

  • A lady who was unable to walk because of swollen legs for two years was healed.
  • Another lady was healed after being unable to bend, walk or work due to heart problems.
  • A man who was paralyzed on the left side and unable to walk for two years was totally healed.
  • A lady who could not move her left hand for one year was healed, and many more!

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Day 3

 

As incredible as all of these things are, each of the five cities is experiencing and giving reports on equally amazing things. I've been hearing testimonies and praise reports coming in from all sides. I can't wait to share these with you in the coming weeks!

Tomorrow I will travel to Dodoma for the fourth night of this Decapolis Campaign, and on Sunday, I will end in Mbeya. Please keep our entire team of volunteers, technicians, interns and evangelists in prayer as we press on to reap this massive harvest here in Tanzania.

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Day 3

 

Yours in the Gospel,

Tanzania shall be saved!

Evangelist Daniel Kolenda

Together with Peter Vandenberg and the whole CfaN team.

Tumors Vanish, Deaf Ears Open and More! - Iringa, Tanzania - Day 2

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021

 

Watch below a recap of Day 2

It has been so overwhelming to see all that God is doing. Right now, there are five cities here in Tanzania that have ongoing CfaN Gospel Crusades. Not only that, but we also have teams preaching the Gospel in other African countries and other nations around the world. And, even in Orlando, where our new local congregation meets, there is ongoing, radical evangelism on the streets. There is a soul-winning movement being birthed, and it brings so much joy to my heart to have the privilege to live in the midst of this historic moment. 

 

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Day 2

This morning I flew from Mbeya (near where I preached last night) to Iringa (where I preached tonight). 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 crusade. What an outstanding job they have done and a remarkable group of students (now Graduates) the Lord has brought together.

 

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Day 2

After preaching a clear Gospel message and seeing many thousands respond, together with the interns, we prayed for the sick and amazing miracles took place.

  • A woman who was bent over at the waist - almost 90 degrees - for 2 years was totally healed! She was walking all around the field with no more pain.
  • A woman with painful tumors on both sides of her waist (the size of a fist) said the tumors instantly vanished during prayer, and all pain is gone! 
  • A woman who felt a burning pain in her legs, 24 hours a day since 2018, was healed tonight. At the beginning of the service, the pain was so severe that she could not stand. By the end of the service, she was completely well. 
  • An elderly woman testified that she took a bad fall several months ago, which left her paralyzed on the left side of her body and unable to speak. Tonight, after prayer, the paralysis completely left, and her speech returned. When I asked her if she had any lingering effects from the paralysis, she said that there was only a slight numbness on the left side. I prayed for her again and right there on the platform, all remaining numbness left, and she was made completely whole!
  • A man and a woman testified that they had been deaf for many years. They were both completely healed tonight.
  • A young lady said she had been suffering for 7 years with pain in the left breast. Doctors were planning to operate, but tonight all pain completely vanished!

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021 Day 2

 

These are just a few of the many wonderful testimonies we heard. Even as we were concluding the meeting there were so countless people lining up to testify of the great miracles God had done for them.

Tomorrow I will fly to the next city (Morogoro), where the crusade is ongoing. Please continue to pray for our five teams in all five cities as we continue to preach the Gospel here in Tanzania.

 

Yours in the Gospel,

Tanzania shall be saved!

Evangelist Daniel Kolenda

Together with Peter Vandenberg and the whole CfaN team.

A Historic Milestone - Tunduma, Tanzania - Day 1

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021

Watch below a recap of Day 1

Tonight we passed another historic milestone. For the first time in the history of the ministry we have successfully initiated five simultaneous mass Gospel Crusades in five different cities. As you can probably imagine, the logistical undertaking to execute this has been enormous. I can truly say that the CfaN team is the best in the world. I’m so thankful for them and proud to work with them.

 

The five cities we are in are Tunduma, Iringa, Morogoro, Dodoma and Mbeya. The crusades in each city will run tonight through Sunday (five nights each). If you are wondering how we can do this, it is because of the “multiplication” initiative we have been busy with for several years now. In each city, two evangelists are preaching two nights each. Most of these preachers are graduates of our Evangelism Bootcamp! I preach one night in each city and then move to the next, where the crusade is ongoing.

 

But it’s not just evangelists that are being multiplied. The organizers, technicians, and crusade directors are also multiplying!

 

Of course, the word “Decapolis” means 10-cities. In our first attempt (last year, during the COVID pandemic), we started with 5 crusades over two weeks (3 crusades one week and 2 the next). This time we have scaled up to 5 crusades in one week (we will do the same again in October). Then next year, we will start full-blown Decapolis Campaigns with 10 simultaneous crusades in 10 cities over two weeks! Then we will begin doing multiple Decapolis Campaigns each year, resulting in many millions of salvations per year! (This is all in addition to our super massive “Flagship Crusades” in larger population centres that we will continue to conduct).

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021

 

Tonight I started in the city of Tunduma. This tiny city has not seen a crusade since Reinhard Bonnke was here in the early 90s. One-third of the population of the city showed up tonight, on the first night of the crusade. An outstanding start by any standard.

 

The city is heaving with excitement. As I sat in my room before the meeting tonight, I could hear “sound cars” driving through the streets, making announcements. I couldn’t understand the language except for one word “Kolenda.” They were announcing over and over the arrival of our team and the crusade starting tonight. I could not wait to preach and tell the people that Kolenda cannot save them. I did not come here for them to learn the name Kolenda. I came to proclaim the name above every other name, the name of Jesus! The city was filled with thousands of shouts as they cried out in unison “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!”

 

In each city, we also have Bootcamp students who have been working here for the last 6-weeks helping to organize the crusade. Tonight, those stationed in Tunduma officially graduated and Peter Vandenberg and I presented them with their diplomas and rings in front of the tens of thousands present. I will do this each night as I travel from city to city with the interns stationed there when I arrive.

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021

 

Also, those same Interns/Graduates who have been working in Tunduma assisted me in praying for the sick and interviewing the testimonies tonight. They ministered with great power and anointing. I was so proud of them. Mighty miracles happened as well, including:

 

  • A man who couldn’t breathe, jump, or shout for over 15 months. Jesus healed him and he was rejoicing by jumping and dancing on stage!
  • A woman had cataracts and was unable to see for 12 months. Jesus healed her and she was able to see fingers held up from a distance!
  • Another woman had such back pain she couldn’t bend over for 6 months, and she was healed and totally able to bend over and rejoice and praise God.
  • A woman was unable to walk, but tonight she walked for the first time in 8 years! Her sister was crying, jumping and rejoicing at all that took place.
  • Another woman had an issue with her spine for 12 months and was unable to bend over at all. Jesus healed her and she was bending over, rejoicing and praising Jesus.

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021

 

There were so many healing testimonies that came forward it became quite chaotic. But as Evangelist Bonnke used to say, “This is the kind of chaos we prayed for”. Each night my reports will come from another city. We will continue to share testimonies from the various evangelists in the five cities in the coming days and weeks.

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021

Operation Decapolis Tanzania 2021

 

Thank you for continuing to pray for us and each of these cities.

Tanzania shall be saved!

Evangelist Daniel Kolenda

Together with Peter Vandenberg and the whole CfaN team.

Countdown to Decapolis

Last month, over 100 Evangelism Bootcamp graduates completed their 3-week whirlwind Bootcamp Initiation Trip in Tanzania, where we saw thousands upon thousands of salvations, healings, and deliverances. It’s as if the second chapter of Acts is playing out again in glorious technicolor in front of our eyes!

But this is truly just the beginning for Tanzania in 2021. Our teams have barely had a moment to shake the African dust from their shoes, and it’s already time to turn our collective focus to the next exciting series of events coming up next month!

Watch below a recap of Week Two of the students who were ministering in the city of Dodoma, Tanzania!



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Event Dates: June 9th - June 13th, 2021 Coordinates: 6.3690° S, 34.8888° E Population: 59,734,218 inhabitants (2020)