Today we arrived in Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria and I am SO happy to have internet access this time! It was a long day that began a 4 am and just finished at 10 pm! It included a procession into the city, courtesy calls on three government officials (including the governor and the King) and a pastors banquet. We are now settled in and ready in our spirits for the kick off tomorrow evening! Please continue to remember us in your prayers.
Below is Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke’s report from today along with some pictures that he sent out a few minutes ago. You will notice that the last picture is of the crowds teaming around our vehicle as it drove into the city. I have included a video of the crazy view from INSIDE the vehicle:-)
(From Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke)
Dear CfaN – Partners,
Today we arrived in IKOT EKPENNE, Akwa Ibom State/Nigeria. The Governor received us in the Council Chamber of the State together with his cabinet and gave us a very hearty welcome. “For this week I am handing our State over to you, Rev. Bonnke. Do what God has told you to do. We thank God you came and welcome you,” he said. Again the streets were lined with people rejoicing and shouting praises to the Lord. We rejoice with them, together with you.
What an honor to be an ambassador for Christ. We will continue to preach the Gospel with all that is within us. Jesus has given us power over all the tricks of the enemy. Our task is not mere demon hunting, miracle mongering and playing games. The church is not a show business. Demons must indeed be cast out and miracles do take place, but as Kingdom people we challenge the world’s forces of unbelief and godlessness, darkness and wickedness. We, mere mortals, make up God’s squads of troops, his men at arms, his answer, his Kingdom ambassadors, crying, “Be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20).
Please pray for us. We are in an area in Nigeria which is known for kidnapping and extortion. Police and army have been beefed up for our safety – but we rely on the angel of the Lord who camps around those who fear the Lord.
Tomorrow will be the first day of the crusade! Thank you for your love and support. Your sacrificial giving is making this harvest possible.
Yours for Africa to be saved,
Evangelists Reinhard Bonnke and Daniel Kolenda,
together with the whole CfaN Team.
Pictures by Oleksandr Volyk: In the State Council Chamber of Uyo, the State Capital, and some of the welcome crowd along the road in Ikot Ekpene.
Here is the view from INSIDE THE CAR!