Dear Mission Partners,
Today I spoke to a man with an amazing story. He attended our first crusade in Sierra Leone in 1991 accidently. He came from a Muslim family, but he was not religious. In fact he was a drug addict, an alcoholic and a fornicator. He had no exposure to Christianity and had never heard the Gospel, but he was a football fan. He used to come to the national stadium quite often to watch his favorite team play and one night, when he saw that a huge crowd had packed into the venue he decided to see what was going on. He stumbled into the meeting drunk and high, but he said the moment he entered the stadium he felt something he had never felt before. The hair on his arm stood up and he had goose bumps all over. Suddenly he became sober. He heard Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke preach the Gospel and surrendered his life to Christ.
That was 21 years ago. Today he is a pastor, and a church planter who has started 10 churches in Sierra Leone. I wonder how many thousands of stories like this we have never heard. One thing is certain; mighty things are happening here and Jesus is doing His work.
Tonight a woman testified that she came to the meeting crippled. Her right foot had been severly broken twice and she could only hobble around with a crutch and even then with pain. But during the prayer for the sick, she said it felt like someone was unscrewing something from her foot. She thought one of the ushers was doing something to her foot. She looked down, but there was no one. The unscrewing sensation continued until she realized the pain was gone and she could now walk!
Tomorrow is the final meeting here in Freetown. Please continue to pray for us and have a wonderful Resurrection Sunday.
Yours in the Gospel,
Evangelist Daniel Kolenda
Together with Reinhard Bonnke and the whole CfaN team
PICTURES BY O. VOLYK