Dear Mission Partners,
Today our Gospel Crusade began here in Ghana, West Africa. There has been so much interest in the region that we have full working committees in two cities; Tema and Ashaiman. It’s almost like two crusades happening simultaneously. This is something we have never done before.
Our team has done such an outstanding job in preparing the crusade field in the middle of an overgrown city that has almost no options for a gathering of this size.
The field we are meeting on is literally a dumpsite with open sewage running through it, surrounded by slums. Our team brought in gravel to cover parts of the field where deep mud would make the swampy ground unusable. They built a little bridge (see attached picture) where those from the slums could walk across the deep sewage gullies.
When the ground was cleared, shacks had to be moved to make room. One family even gladly allowed their residence to be demolished so the crusade ground could be cleared. We gladly compensated them for their sacrifice. The outcome will be eternal fruit.
Our amazing team has overcome so many enormous obstacles! Any one of these would have stopped most people, yet they pushed through, and tonight, all of the hard work finally paid off when the opening meeting was attended by 90,000 people! Many thousands made decisions to follow Jesus tonight, and the IT department is already hard at work, as I write this, in putting the contact information of the new converts into our follow-up system database. It’s harvest time!
This morning the Fire Conference also began with Peter Vandenberg and Russell Benson ministering to pastors and church leaders. Both sessions were excellent, and I can already see that the impartation meeting on Saturday morning is going to be extraordinary.
Please continue to pray for us – we are just getting started. I expect something historic to take place this week. We covet your prayers.
More to come.
Yours in the Gospel,
Together with the whole CfaN team
Photos by Oleksandr Volyk