Dear Mission Partners,
Just moments ago our last Gospel Crusade of 2018 came to a close here in Owerri, Nigeria. As always, Jesus was so faithful and the week ended with a crescendo.
Here in West Africa, during certain times of the year we experience a phenomenon called Harmattan. When this happens, fine dust particles from the Sahara desert blow into the atmosphere and travel hundreds of miles, covering West Africa in a blanket of powdery dust. The particles are so small that they hang suspended in the atmosphere, obscuring even the visibility of the sun at times. Here in Owerri the Harmattan has combined with pollution to create a very unhealthy situation. Last night, we were scheduled to broadcast the meetings live, via satellite uplink, but the dust was so thick our satellites had no reception. But there was no hinderance to the power of God coming down in salvation, healing and deliverance. Yesterday we prayed for the people to receive the Holy Spirit en mass and many were gloriously filled. Tens of thousands responded to the Gospel each night and there were more miracle testimonies than we could count.
One young man came to Owerri from another city because of the hospital here. He had been suffering for a long time with a growth on his body. He came to Owerri to have it removed. But while he was here, a lady told him about the crusade and he decided to come. During the prayer for the sick, his lump vanished completely.
In fact, this is one of the miracles we have seen most here in Owerri. Each night we have heard testimonies of lumps, tumors, fibroids and various growths instantly vanishing during prayer. Quite a few women with tumors in their breasts – some very large and painful – felt them disappear without a trace!
We have now arrived at the end of our crusade schedule for 2018 and as we look back, God has been so faithful this year. Not counting this crusade, we have recorded more than 1.2 million documented decisions for Christ in Africa. That is saying nothing of the events we have done in many other places all over the world. Countless miracles have taken place and there are endless testimonies of God’s power. We are standing in awe of all He has done. To God be the glory!
Thank you for supporting us in 2018. Your prayers and support means more than you could ever know. We love and appreciate each one of you that have stood with us. May the Lord bless you richly.
As we head into the holiday season, from our CfaN family to you and yours, have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. May 2019 bring many blessings and the fulfillment of God’s promises. Please Continue to stand with us as we press on for a Decade of Double Harvest. The time is now!
Yours in the Gospel,
Evangelist Daniel Kolenda
Together with the whole CfaN team
Pictures by O. Volyk