Dear Mission Partners,
You may notice from the pictures that we are in the parking lot of the national stadium here in Lusaka, Zambia. Someone asked me why we aren’t holding the crusade inside the stadium. It is because it seats less than 60,000. Tonight the crowd grew to 120,000! Needless to say, the pastors are on “cloud 9.” They’ve never seen meetings like these before.
One pastor approached me after I preached tonight and said, “I realize that we have neglected the gift of the evangelist.” He told me that they’ve honored the bishops and apostles, but he said, “we need evangelists!” He believes God will use this crusade to raise up a new generation of evangelists and I agree with Him. In fact, tonight I asked an evangelist from South Africa, Tamryn Klintworth, to share for a few minutes before I brought the main message. She did wonderfully and I believe she has inspired many women that God will use them as great evangelists here in Zambia.
Last night, I told the people that I would be preaching on the Blood of Jesus tonight and breaking the witchcraft curses. I encouraged the people to bring any idols, fetishes, charms, amulets or “juju”, especially talismans given to them by witchdoctors and we would burn them tonight. This is exactly what was done in Acts 19. Tonight, as I was preaching, a witchdoctor came with a big white bag full of paraphernalia. Right in the middle of my message he put that bag in the drums to be burned. It caused quite a stir in the crowd, but that is the kind of interruption I like.
After preaching, breaking curses and praying for the sick, we heard amazing testimonies.
- A woman’s tumors vanished.
- A woman who had a painful infected growth on her face received prayer last night and by tonight it had dried up and disappeared.
- A girl who could not stretch her arm out was healed.
- A man who was crippled from a fall was healed.
- A woman, deaf for five years was healed (pictured).
- A woman who was carried to the meetings last night because she could not walk, could walk perfectly tonight!
This is a sampling of what Jesus did tonight. Really, these testimonies are so wonderful I could write a whole report about each one. We are sending film crews to follow up on many of them and I will release them soon on social media.
Tomorrow, the Fire Conference will conclude with an impartation service, as we lay hands on the delegates for the baptism into the Holy Spirit. Please continue to pray…we can really feel your prayers at work here.
Yours in the Gospel,
Evangelist Daniel Kolenda
Together with Reinhard Bonnke, Peter van den Berg and the whole CfaN team
Pictures by O. Volyk