15 years ago, Karu, Nigeria was known as “The One Man Village” because of its incredibly small population. Tonight – the first night of this campaign – more than 110,000 people poured onto the crusade field, eager to hear the message of salvation. As I preached the Gospel, the massive crowd stood motionless…hanging on every word. When I gave the invitation for salvation they responded in huge numbers surrendering their lives to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
After the prayer for the sick, the glory of the Lord rested on that dusty Nigerian field in a powerful way and miracles began to break out everywhere! Even as we listened to the testimonies our voices were often drowned out by the sound of the crowd erupting with shouts of joy as miracles continued to occur throughout the night. It was glorious!
Among those healed was:
- A woman deaf in her left ear for 12 years. To test her healing, I asked her to plug her right ear (which had been the good one) and walked to the other side of the platform. I asked her to say “Hallelujah” and she shouted back…”Hallelujah”!
- An elderly lady told us how her leg had been broken three years ago in an accident. Tonight after the prayer she could walk and even run!
- A 4-year-old crippled boy stood and walked tonight for the first time in his life.
Tomorrow morning, as the sun is rising, we will be back to the crusade field to preach to thousands of pastors and church workers in the Fire Conference. Please continue to pray for us and the multitudes that will be saved, delivered, healed and filled with the Holy Spirit this week.
Yours in the Gospel,
Evangelist Daniel Kolenda,
Together with Reinhard Bonnke and the whole CfaN team
(Pictures by O. Volyk)