Jinja for Jesus!
I want to thank Evangelist Daniel Kolenda for having a vision and the courage to follow that vision!
Before I came to the Christ for all Nations Evangelism Bootcamp, the most people I had ever preached to was 2500, and that was one time. I was always thankful for the 300-500 people crowds I would preach to, but I wanted to be more effective.
Now, just two years later, Reverend Peter Vandenberg and I just left a field with 100,000 people rejoicing for what Jesus had done in their city!
Thank you both (most importantly, Jesus!) for teaching me, training me, and making me more effective!
The Decade of Double Harvest is truly upon us!
As Reverend Vandenberg and I left the field last night, we knew God was moving mightily in Jinja. The crusade had been reported on through many newscasts, and we had received several communications from both local and national leaders because they had heard what was happening in Jinja. Yet, I was still overwhelmed when we arrived on the Crusade field tonight to a crowd that had almost doubled from the previous night! My heart was bursting watching these precious people dancing and rejoicing!
I preached a simple Gospel message (that Evangelist Kolenda taught me) on the law of salvation, and thousands surrendered their lives to our King Jesus!
Reverend Vandenberg wrote to you about all the witchcraft or “juju” the people brought last night. Well, tonight, they brought even more. They brought so much we had to light the 55-gallon drums on fire twice! Multiple people were delivered as the witchcraft went up in smoke. HALLELUJAH!
The healing testimony line was so long that I couldn’t see the end of it. PRAISE JESUS FOREVER!
Here are a couple of my favorites:
- A lady had tumors in her stomach for eight years. The pain was so debilitating that she was unable to walk without assistance and was completely unable to bend at her waist at all. Her grandson brought her to the crusade because he had seen the miracles Jesus was doing on the field. Jesus healed her, and when she came to the platform to testify, she and I touched our toes and then ran across the stage as the crowd praised Jesus!
- Another lady had an accident ten years ago with a “Boda Boda” (motorcycle), and her leg was badly damaged. She has a big scar running the length of her thigh. She couldn’t stand up or walk on her own. She was not even able to stand up for the healing prayer, but after the prayer, she got up on her own and began to dance. Then she came to the stage to give the glory to Jesus and dance with me!
Since CfaN was here in September of 1990, Jinja has been known across Uganda as being cursed. That will no longer be the case. From July 3rd, 2022, it will now be known across this beautiful country as Jinja for Jesus! If you missed Reverend Vandenberg’s Mission Report from Night 2, this is the back story, “What happened is this; In 1990, a CfaN crusade with Reinhard Bonnke here in Jinja, Uganda, was violently stopped by the military on orders of the then state governor. Reinhard Bonnke dusted the “dust off his shoes,” in accordance with scripture, as we were chased away. Some months later, reports filtered in of failed rains in the region, economic failures, and the amazing fact that the governor concerned became insane and was removed from office.”
What a transforming week it has been!
Thank you so much for your faithfulness in coming with us with your prayers and finances to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to these beautiful people. We would be unable to do what we do if you didn’t do your part.
Together in the harvest,
Evangelist Randy Roberts
Radical Walk Ministries
The big crowd, which gathered for the crusade meeting, had brought bags full of witchcraft items to be burned. This was because they received Jesus as their Savior the night before and no longer believe the lies of the devil.
Two large barrels near the platform were made ready with all the idols, amulets, and potions placed inside to be burnt with fire. As the flames flared up, great joy and jubilation broke out across the crowd, and worshippers streamed forward to dance in joy around the burning barrels. The atmosphere was filled with victory, deliverance, and joy.
Evangelist Randy Roberts then preached on restitution from the story of Zacchaeus in the Bible. The crowd was fully engaged in this vital message. Thousands responded to the call of salvation at the end of the message. Thousands more pledged to make restitution for past sins and injustices and to live clean and righteous lives.
Right after the altar call and short teaching, the crowd was invited to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit. After prayer, the power of God fell, and tens of thousands were filled with the Holy Spirit and were praising the Lord in new tongues.
A prayer was given for healing, and people who had felt the touch of God in their bodies came forward to testify to their healing and to give glory to God. There are way too many testimonies to report here, but one outstanding story was told by a woman who had traveled from across the border to be at the crusade. This woman had been unable to see at all for the past three months after extended eye problems. She said she tried everything and spent a lot of money with doctors and witchdoctors, but her eyesight deteriorated. A Christian woman, who did not know her but saw her need, offered to pay for her trip to the crusade. She came, and tonight she spoke in tongues for the first time and was completely healed. Praise the Lord!
When it came time to close the meeting, no one wanted to leave after experiencing the joy of salvation and the demonstration of God’s power. Eventually, the crowd began to disperse, singing and dancing as they went.
Thank you to all of you who have helped us make this amazing crusade happen by praying for us and supporting the work in finance. We know that you share in the blessings as much as we do.
All Glory to God!
Together in the Harvest,
History being Made on Earth and in Heaven
Today the ministers' Fire Conference here in Jinja, Uganda, came to a wonderful climax as the power of God flooded the place with thousands of Pastors and church workers receiving a new outpouring for service. The impartation received at Fire Conference will go with them in changing the lives of many in the future.
In the crusade meeting tonight, history was made right in front of our eyes!
What happened is this; In 1990, a CfaN crusade with Reinhard Bonnke here in Jinja, Uganda, was violently stopped by the military on orders of the then state governor. Reinhard Bonnke dusted the “dust off his shoes,” in accordance with scripture, as we were chased away. Some months later, reports filtered in of failed rains in the region, economic failures, and the amazing fact that the governor concerned became insane and was removed from office.
Now tonight in 2022, 32 years later, just before Randy Roberts preached the gospel in the meeting on the very same crusade site as before, the minister of state for Uganda, who comes from this region, came to the crusade meeting officially to make a speech. The purpose of this speech was to repent before CfaN and God on behalf of the region and the government for what happened to us here and for their rejection of the gospel in 1990. He knelt down on the platform and asked us to release them by forgiveness. I took the microphone and accepted the repentance and publicly forgave them. The crowd went wild with jubilation, and it was deeply moving. Then we prayed for him and the people of Jinja.
It was historic, heralding a new era of God's blessing for the land.
After this, Randy Roberts preached a powerful gospel message, and thousands accepted Jesus as their savior.
A prayer for healing was given, many sick people were healed, and the name of Jesus was lifted high.
The gospel is powerful, and we say thank you to all of you who make these amazing happenings possible by supporting us and praying for us as we go into all the world to preach the gospel.
Together in the Harvest,
Greetings from Jinja
The crusade week started on a Wednesday night at a dinner that is typically reserved for local bishops and pastors. But this time, it also included every local leader as well as the second-highest-ranking politician in the country of Uganda, The First Prime Minister of Uganda and Prime Minister of East African affairs, and The Right Honourable Mama Kadaga.
They had all gathered to welcome Reverend Peter Van Den Berg (CfaN Vice President), myself, and the CfaN Crusade, team. More importantly, to honor God and express their sincere gratitude that He had chosen Jinja for a Great Gospel Crusade!!
You see, CfaN has a history here in Jinja, and it is one that is well remembered by the local people. We were here in 1990, and for one of the few times in CfaN history, we were shut down by the police on the second night of the crusade. It was only one night of thousands of preaching the Gospel over the years, but it has stuck with us, and apparently, it has also stayed in the minds of the people of Jinja.
1 Samuel 2:30, God says, “…those that honor me, I will honor”.
Well, Jinja has honored God by welcoming Him with their open arms and hearts. And faithful to His Word, He honored them with His mighty presence on the field on the first night of the crusade.
We had powerful and joyful worship, then a clear gospel message was preached, with many responding to the call to salvation! After this, we prayed for the sick. There were so many amazing miracles and healings that took place. PRAISE GOD FOREVER!
One testimony, in particular, stood out for me, and I want to share it with you today….
A lady came to the crusade field as a Muslim woman and also one that was completely deaf from the time she was in the fourth grade. She explained to us that she had prayed almost daily as a Muslim for healing, but nothing would ever happen. Then tonight, she came looking for a healing, and after I prayed for the sick, her ears suddenly opened, and she was overwhelmed by the sound of the worship and people around her. Then the most important thing that could ever happen to any of us happened!! With tears in her eyes (and if I’m honest, mine too), this precious lady told the whole city of Jinja that “as my hearing returned, Jesus revealed Himself to me, and I have accepted Him as my Lord and Savior.” HALLELUJAH!!
This is no small thing for a Muslim woman to publicly declare that she is now a follower of Jesus, and it is the exact reason we work tirelessly in crusade preparation and preaching the Gospel!
We know that Jesus is going to “reveal Himself” to thousands upon thousands more here in Jinja this week. It is only possible because you partner with us as we carry out the Great Commission to GO into all the world and preach the good news of Jesus Christ! Thank you!
Thank you for coming with us with your prayers and financial support, and we’ll talk to you soon with more beautiful stories from Jinja!
Together in the Harvest
Evangelist Randy Roberts