From Darkness to Light – Takum, Nigeria – Day 1

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From Darkness to Light – Takum, Nigeria – Day 1

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Mar 24, 2010  /     Crusade Photos, Nigeria, Takum Nigeria  /  

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!


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    Tomáš Matoch Says: March 25, 2010 3:07 pm

    Hello Daniel,
    I will keep you in my prayers so that God can do wonderful things in Takum. Be blessed!

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    Ross Says: March 25, 2010 11:45 am

    Daniel thanks for the valuable and preziose information from across your blog, because my dream is to reach millions for Christ, above all in Africa. as my heart rejoices seeing this huge crowd of precious souls. God bless you and give you strength. Ross From Italy

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    Isabelo Tabanguil, III Says: March 25, 2010 1:47 am

    All God’s promises are yes and amen! Praise the Lord! I just love reading and hearing the testimonies after testimonies of God’s goodness that is working through Evangelists Kolenda & Bonnke. (They overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.)

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    Barry Westwood Says: March 24, 2010 11:12 pm

    HI Daniel, hey it is always good news to see what the Lord is doing with you and Bonnke. though we have never met you’ll be in my prayers my heart longs to see what you are seeing, If you ever take anyone with you I would love to go. and help in anyway I can.. God bless your ministry and I pray that the Lord would increase even more upon you. I was a pastor for ten years and now feel the Lord pulling me to evangelism.. Blessings

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