Another Flagship Gospel Crusade has just come to a close here in Ibadan, Nigeria. More than 1.2 million people attended the four days of meetings and, although the decisions cards are still being processed, I’m sure that registered decisions for Christ will tally in the hundreds of thousands! Many influential leaders in the Church and government of Nigeria attended tonight’s meeting, including the Governor of Oyo State and his wife. The crowd was absolutely massive—something unheard of since COVID!
Today CfaN history was made! This morning was the grand finale of our Fire Conference here in Ibadan, Nigeria. Fire Conferences are events for registered delegates only—primarily pastors, bishops, and church leadership. This morning over 150,000 delegates attended, making it the largest Fire Conference in history! Peter Vandenberg, John Darku (African Director), Levi Lutz (CfaN Bootcamp Director), and I were the preachers, but the ministry team consisted of more than 100 CfaN Bootcamp students graduates and coaches. In the final session, they all went through the massive crowd, each one laying hands on hundreds or even thousands of delegates. It was epic and life-changing!
The word about what Jesus is doing has gone out across Ibadan, Nigeria. The whole town is buzzing. The crowd grew substantially tonight, and there was a palpable sense of expectation and faith. As I preached the Gospel, you could hear a pin drop. The people were drinking in the Word of God. When I gave them an opportunity to respond, they broke the doors down, rushing into the Kingdom of God. What a joy to be a proclaimer of Good News in the season of harvest!
I'm writing from Ibadan, Nigeria, where the first night of our crusade here has just come to a close. It's been almost two years since we have been in Nigeria. What a joy to be back! The hunger and faith of the Nigerians inspire me.
Week 2 of the Bootcamp Initiation is complete! We continue to see an incredible harvest of salvation and healing as the Gospel is preached (even before our massive Gospel Crusade that starts Thursday in Ibadan).
I have something so exciting to share with you today! At last, after many months of waiting because of the global pandemic, we are thrilled to announce that we will be in Ibadan, Nigeria in November, for a CfaN Flagship Campaign.
Ibadan is the capital and most populous city of Oyo State, in Nigeria. It is the third-largest city by population in Nigeria after Lagos and Kano, with a total population of 3,649,000 as of 2021, and over 6 million people within its metropolitan area. It is the country's largest city by geographical area. At the time of Nigeria's independence in 1960, Ibadan was the largest and most populous city in the country and the second-most populous in Africa behind Cairo.
Here we have Evangelist Joe Turnbull’s report from the Christ for all Nations Operation Decapolis Crusade in Kigamboni, Tanzania. Evangelist Joe’s wife, Christa, was also able to join him for the crusade in Kigamboni!