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Safe in the Storm – Gulu, Uganda – Day 5

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Jul 29, 2012  /     Crusade Photos, Posted from Gulu Uganda  /     2 Comments

Dear Mission Partners,

As the meeting began tonight, the leading politician in Gulu gave a speech to close the event. He thanked our team for coming. He said that no politician had ever seen a crowd like this before. He also said that although this is the last night of the campaign, it was just the beginning of a new season in Gulu. I couldn’t agree more!

By the time I took the pulpit, a ferocious lighting storm was raging, rain was pouring and thunder was rolling all around the perimeter of the field. But the Lord was good to us. Even though the storm was raging all around us, He protected our crusade ground from the deluge, giving me just enough time to preach a condensed Gospel message, give an alter call pray for the sick and pronounce blessings on the people. I could tell that the crowd was extremely nervous, but many tens of thousands stayed until the very end. It was touching to see their unwavering hunger even as lighting was flashing all around them. (…Continued)

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Harvest Time – Gulu, Uganda – Day 4

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Jul 28, 2012  /     Crusade Photos, Posted from Gulu Uganda  /     0 Comment

Today has been a day of Holy Spirit outpouring here in Gulu, Uganda. This morning the Fire Conference came to a close as Rev. Peter van den Berg preached a powerful message about Elijah and Elisha. He told the people that when our team leaves on Monday morning the crusade will begin in their churches. The pastors and leaders received the word and were so fired up and ready to receive the power of the Holy Spirit that I could hardly hold them back. What struck me about both the morning and evening services, when we prayed for the people to receive the Fire of God, was how easily they received. There was no hype, we didn’t try to work up the crowd, we just let the Holy Spirit have His way and the result was a genuine and powerful outpouring.

Over 120,000 people attended tonight’s service. During the meetings Gulu is like a ghost town. It seems that the whole city has flocked to the crusade grounds! What a privilege we have to be able to literally impact an entire city for Jesus in one week! (…Continued)

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Year of Jubilee – Gulu, Uganda – Day 3

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Jul 27, 2012  /     Crusade Photos, Posted from Gulu Uganda  /     1 Comment

When we felt the leading of the Holy Spirit to come to Uganda, not once but twice this year, we didn’t realize how providential the timing was. Not only has Uganda been at the forefront of public consciousness this year, but also this is the 50-year celebration of Uganda’s independence. Even in the secular media they are calling it Uganda’s year of “Jubilee.” I believe this is significant prophetically. The Gospel is the greatest Jubilee of all. It is a declaration of release to the captive and the recovery of all that has been stolen by Satan. Tonight, after I preached about the power in the blood of Jesus, I took authority over all the demonic curses, bondages and strongholds and broke them in Jesus name. We also burned drums full of witchcraft fetishes, idols, charms, amulets and juju. Demoniacs were set free and many sick and diseased were healed – there is too much to tell. One thing is sure, Jubilee has come to Gulu and we are rejoicing.

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A Night for the Deaf and Lame – Gulu, Uganda – Day 2

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Jul 26, 2012  /     Crusade Photos, Posted from Gulu Uganda  /     4 Comments

This afternoon as I was in prayer for tonight’s meeting, I saw what seemed to be an earthquake sending out shockwaves in all directions and at its epicenter, the throbbing heart of God. Jesus is pouring out His love here in Gulu, Uganda relentlessly. The tired, poor, sick and lost are being swept into the Kingdom of God by the thousands. And the impact being made here will continue to reverberate, sending tremors out from here to touch the entire nation and even the continent.

Although we saw many wonderful miracles tonight, there is no doubt that it was a night for the deaf and the lame. After the prayer for the sick, crutches went into the air everywhere. The atmosphere was thick with palpable electricity and the massive crowd was rejoicing, shouting and dancing. It was already after the prayer for the sick, while we were listening to the testimonies, I received a word of knowledge and announced that someone with a deaf left ear was being healed. A young lady came to the platform weeping. (…Continued)

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Crippled by Kony, Healed by Jesus – Gulu, Uganda – Day 1

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Jul 25, 2012  /     Articles, Crusade Photos, Posted from Gulu Uganda  /     2 Comments

Greetings from Gulu, Northern Uganda. Right now, we are in the middle of the territory where the infamous Joseph Kony inflicted his long and bloody reign of terror. The people of Gulu endured 20 years of war and experienced some of the worst atrocities known to man. Mass graves, child soldiers, mutilations, rape, murder and genocide are words that come to mind when one thinks of this place. But Gulu has just entered into a new season – one of salvation, blessing and miracles. The Spirit of the Lord is upon us because he has anointed us to preach the Gospel to the poor, He has sent us to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. (Luke 4:18) It is a new day for Gulu!

Menacing clouds darkened the sky for most of the day threatening to wash out our open-air meeting with an East African monsoon, but we went forward to the campaign ground in faith. When we arrived many thousands had already gathered (see the attached picture). As I preached a crystal clear Gospel message, the rain began to drizzle, but nobody budged. The message landed in the hearts of the people and was received with great joy. Thousands received Jesus Christ as Savior and then I began to pray for the sick… (…Continued)

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