Our journey to Takum yesterday was a very long one. The “harmattan” (a dust storm from the Sahara Desert) covered Nigeria in a thick fog that blotted out the sun and grounded many planes…including ours for lack of visibility. By the time we arrived here in Takum, it was 1:00 this morning. We thought that surely everyone in town would be sleeping. But to our surprise the streets were still lined with enthusiastic locals that had been waiting for many hours to welcome us (see the attached picture). It is clear that this city is ripe for the harvest and we are here bringing in the sheaves.
Tonight, the first service began with Evangelist Bonnke preaching a powerful evangelistic message about repentance. The people received it with Joy, turning “From darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God”.
After the prayer for salvation I prayed for the sick and many wonderful miracles took place. We heard several powerful testimonies including one of a man who had suffered with a painful and deadly case of cancer of the mouth. 5 years ago he came to Jalingo (a nearby town) when the CfaN crusade was being held there. During one of those meetings, his cancer vanished instantly and from that day to this, he has been totally healed (his picture is attached). It is so wonderful to see the lasting impact of the Gospel.
First thing tomorrow morning we will be preaching at the Fire Conference and we are expecting a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Please continue to pray for us throughout the week that the Gospel will break through even the darkest of hearts and turn all of Takum from darkness to light in Jesus name!