I wish that you could see with your own eyes what is happening here in Dar es Salaam. It is absolutely astonishing and supernatural. I honestly do not have the words to adequately describe it. There is truly a MOVEMENT of evangelism and harvest taking place. Of course, there are thousands of volunteers and nearly 2,200 churches participating (that is normal). But what is astounding is that just within our CfaN team, more than 120 people (most of them Bootcamp graduates and nearly all of them volunteers) are working with a zeal that I’ve never seen anywhere. It can only be something the Holy Spirit is doing.
Many of them have been here, in Tanzania, for several months. They work from dawn until dusk, often 12-hour days! They are not being paid, and they are not being forced. They all want to be here. They are working because they love Jesus, and they want to see the Gospel change lives. Together they have worked for this Decapolis Campaign for almost 40,000 hours! To put that in perspective, if those were normal full-time work hours (40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year), it’s more than 19 YEARS of work!!
Tonight we met with the whole team for dinner. It was like a big family reunion.Imagine the scene: men and women from every continent on earth – a team that is more tight-knit than most families, all celebrating together, loving one another, and rejoicing together in pure, unadulterated harvest joy! I’ve never seen anything like this. And it’s just the beginning. Our next class of Bootcamp students leaves Orlando in two weeks and will go to Nigeria for their initiation trip (where many of the graduates here in Tanzania will be serving as coaches and team leaders).
The verse ringing in my heart is from Psalm 110:3 “Your people will volunteer freely on the day of Your power…” I can’t help but wonder if God is not accelerating the harvest for a strategic reason. Could it be that the time is shorter than we can imagine? What if we are in a closing window of opportunity? Much of what we are seeing is the fulfillment of a dream I have carried in my heart. But I can not take credit for it. I cannot account for it. I don’t even understand how it is possible. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes!
Tonight I preached in the 3rd of 6 crusades ongoing simultaneously here in Dar es Salaam. In this area of the city called Jangwani, Evangelists Jim and Kathy Leamon and Evangelist Jacob Ebersole (all Bootcamp graduates) are stationed. All three of them were top organizers in previous Decapolis Campaigns. Now they are the evangelists! I preached on the blood of Jesus, broke curses, and burned occult paraphernalia. Jim prayed for the sick, and wonderful miracles happened.
- A Muslim woman was unable to walk for five years, but as Jim prayed tonight, her leg started shaking, and the pain left. Now she can walk without pain.
- A young lady was suffering from serious pain in her waist for almost five years. But after prayers, the pain vanished. She could even bend like she had not been able to do before.
- Another woman was not able to see for three years but now can see even things that are at a long distance.
A woman also testified that I prayed for her at our crusade in this city back in 2013. At that time, she was unable to have children. But God healed her in that crusade, and tonight she gave this testimony with her miracle child standing beside her!
Tomorrow night I will preach in two crusades back to back (the first time I’ve ever done this in Africa). It will be a very intense day. Please pray for me and the whole team here as we press on toward the finish line.
Thank you for praying for us.
This is all possible because of you! Thank you!
Yours in the Gospel,
(Together with the entire CfaN family)