History is being made here in Zambia this week as five cities are being shaken by the gospel right across the nation--simultaneously! In each city, the crowds have swollen to the point of maxing out the fields they're being held on, even creating crowd control challenges for us! And in each city, God is moving in power. The news about the wonders and miracles God is doing have gone out, and everyone is talking!
Tonight was the third night of our Operation Decapolis Campaign here in Zambia, where 5 crusades are ongoing in 5 different cities over a 5 day period—simultaneously! Each day I travel to a new city, and each night I preach in a different crusade. In each city, two other evangelists (CfaN Bootcamp Grads) are stationed for the entire week and carrying the ministry in their city the other four nights.
In all five cities where we are holding simultaneous crusades this week in Zambia, we are seeing explosive growth and hearing amazing testimonies of God’s power! ... I preached a strong message about what it means to follow Jesus. It was a call to repentance and surrender, and it was met with an overwhelming reaction. The huge crowd seemed to respond as one, calling upon the name of Jesus with passion, conviction, and sincerity. It was enough to take my breath away.
Another “Operation Decapolis“ campaign has just begun, this time in the nation of Zambia. This means we are conducting 5 crusades in 5 different cities simultaneously this week. In each city, there are two Evangelists stationed (Bootcamp graduates). Between them, they will preach four out of the five nights in each city. I travel to each city to preach on the fifth night of each crusade.
September 19, 2022
Gospel Dynamics in Beira, Mozambique
Gospel Dynamics in Beira, Mozambique
“These men that have turned the world upside down, have come here also.” Acts 17 v 6
This statement sums up the atmosphere and the results of the Great Gospel Crusade in Beira, Mozambique. In an African country situated on the southeastern coast of Africa, the city of Beira is a port city where Portuguese is the official language. Christ for all Nations (CfaN) held a gospel crusade here years before, under Reinhard Bonnke's leadership. Even though this took place twenty-nine years ago, stories and testimonies still circulated about how the power of God moved at that time.
Beira is the capital and largest city of Sofala Province, where the Pungwe River meets the Indian Ocean, in the central region of Mozambique. It is the fourth-largest city by population in Mozambique, after Maputo, Matola and Nampula. Beira had a population of 397,368 in 1997, which grew to 530,604 in 2019. A coastal city, it holds the regionally significant Port of Beira, which acts as a gateway for both the central interior portion of the country as well as the land-locked nations of Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.
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 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.
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.
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!!