BRAZZAVILLE, Congo, Aug. 15, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ — Lead Evangelist Daniel Kolenda and the Christ for All Nations (CfaN) team just concluded four days of historic outreach to the Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville. God’s power to save and to heal was active in every session. Tens of thousands documented decisions to follow Jesus and were ushered into local churches for follow-up and discipleship.
Many were miraculously healed, including a young man who broke his ankle in 2007. From that time his foot had been crippled, bent severely to one side forcing him to walk on its outer ridge in excruciating pain. Then, the Holy Spirit touched him in the crowd. His foot instantly straightened out, the pain left, and he walked so perfectly that no one could have guessed he was crippled just moments before!
Another attendee was paralyzed on his left side – the result of a stroke suffered years earlier. During the prayer for the sick God healed him on the spot. He now has full use of his limbs on both sides of his body! Many, many more shared testimonies of healed lungs, arms, legs, eyes – all glorifying God and validating the truth of His Good News to us through Jesus Christ.
These stories are a testament to the enduring commitment of the CfaN team. Problems transporting the four trucks of technical equipment across Africa forced CfaN to postpone the Gospel Outreach Campaign to Congo-Brazzaville by more than a month. CfaN’s transport team, led by Winifred Wentland – former German Special Forces operative, and long time CfaN technical team leader – spent more than eight weeks driving four tractor-trailer trucks from Nigeria to Congo-Brazzaville. Along the route, they encountered numerous armed checkpoints, bureaucratic delays, washed-out roads, nearly catastrophic wrecks, mudslides and deadly gun violence. Evangelist Kolenda relayed that the team “narrowly escaped death a couple of times. There were shootouts on the road. They crossed active war zones. They showed us today a video of bullets flying inches from their cars, as armed guards were leading them through war zones. That’s what it took to get to this place.”
Yet, the men who undertook the perilous journey say it was 100% worth it. This was CfaN’s first Gospel Outreach Campaign in Congo-Brazzaville in 25 years. When you consider that the average age in the nation is a mere 17-years old, you begin to get a sense of how important the work is. It’s an entire generation hearing the Gospel and seeing God move in power for the first time.
The local pastors, bishops and police reported that these meetings were the largest ever seen in their country – larger even than the most important political rallies. The profile of the event caught the attention of those in the highest places of power. Even the Presidents wife invited Evangelist Kolenda, together with Rev. Peter Vandenberg (Vice President of CfaN) and John Darku (the African Director for CfaN) to visit the state palace for fellowship and prayer.
Evangelist Kolenda relayed, “We’ve seen salvations, miracles, deliverances, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the power of God invading an entire region. This city has truly been shaken by the power of the Gospel this week. That’s what it’s all about. That’s why we pay the price that we pay. Because Jesus is worthy… He loves these people. He died for them and its worth us taking every risk to reach them.” Congo-Brazzaville will undoubtedly never be the same.
About Christ for All Nations (CfaN): Founded by Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke in 1974 and now led by Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, Christ for All Nations continues to pioneer mass-evangelism in Africa and beyond and to equip the church to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission. To date, more than 78-million people have chosen to follow Jesus and hundreds of thousands have experienced the miraculous, healing power of God at a CfaN Gospel Outreach Campaign. With offices in 10 nations around the world, CfaN maintains a constant flow of written, spoken, music and video content that inspires millions to share the gospel with passion and clarity and to live lives that bring glory to God.