Thursday, January 28, 2010




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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Occultists are Born Again! - Ugep, Nigeria - Day 5

Another great Gospel campaign has come to an end and, as always, we feel mixed emotions. We will miss Ugep and it’s people very much, but we rejoice with what God has done here. It is a miracle. Ugep is only a small village, but tonight 185,000 people were present and received the Word of God with great joy. Many thousands were born again including a group of young men who came forward to testify tonight that they were part of an occult movement in the local university, but they have now given their lives to Jesus and renounced occultism! (pictured above)

We have often been told that the local churches are filled with miracle testimonies of what God did in the campaign every Sunday even a year after we are gone. Im sure this will be the case in Ugep. There is no doubt in our minds that Jesus has done something extraordinary here:

A well-known local man who has been a lunatic for the past 26 years was instantly healed…the crowd was extatic (pictured left). A man crippled for 24 years walked without aid tonight along with a child who was also crippled. A woman was healed of breast cancer and a man’s paralyzed arm was totally restored. These miracles and others were just a sampling of the thousands of miracles that took place over the past few days.

In three weeks we will be back in Africa for another Gospel campaign in the city of Numan. We are burned with a sense of urgency to reap this mighty harvest while it is ripe. There is no time to waste. In the words of Leonard Ravenhill, “The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized in the lifetime of the opportunity.” Thank you for continuing to stand shoulder to shoulder with us in this historic harvest of souls.

(Pictures by O. Volyk)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Great African Outpouring - Ugep, Nigeria - Day 4

What we are experiencing here in Nigeria defies all description. It is nothing less than a sovereign outpouring. This morning the Holy Spirit fell in the Fire Conference before I had a chance to preach. After Rev Peter Vandenburg ministered the people began to cry out to the Lord and the Holy Spirit swept across that field with a tangible presence. I interrupted the normal schedule and began to prophecy over the people and even as I was speaking the Fire fell. All over that field men and woman were laid prostrate and the Holy Spirit filled many thousands in a spontaneous way. I laid hands on a couple hundred pastors and sent them into the crowd to lay hands on all the people. As they moved through the crowd cripples began to walk and the sick were healed. It was glorious!

Tonight after I preached the Gospel and prayed with thousands of people who wanted to receive Jesus, we prayed again over that massive crowd to receive the Baptism into the Holy Spirit and the Fire fell once again. We heard amazing miracle testimonies:

A woman said that her son had died yesterday and so she brought him to the crusade field. She laid his lifeless body on the ground during the meeting. When I began to pray I said, “If there is anyone dead within the sound of my voice, I command life to return to your body in Jesus name.” Suddenly, she said, he opened his eyes, turned to her and said, “Momma – I’m thirsty”!

One man who’s right arm has been paralyzed for the last 17 years said that during the prayer he felt like there was a wire moving through his arm, into his shoulder, up his neck and into his head. He said when it reached his brain his arm was instantly able to move perfectly.

On Thursday I prayed especially for those with AIDS and told them to go get tested again. One young man who had been diagnosed HIV Positive just 2 weeks ago was retested yesterday and brought his report from the doctor tonight. I saw it with my own eyes…he is now HIV Negative!

The miracle testimonies just kept coming until we had to turn them away; a woman with breast cancer said her lumps instantly vanished. A lady deaf since she the age of three demonstrated perfect hearing and a crippled man walked.

These are not just church meetings. What is happening here in Nigeria is an ongoing outpouring the likes of which I have never seen. More than 55 million have been saved in the last 10 years alone. The sick are healed, the blind see, the lame walk, the dead are raised! I am sure that history will remember this as one of the most remarkable waves of Holy Spirit impact the world has ever seen. This is the Great African Outpouring.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Curses Broken - Ugep, Nigeria - Day 3

Tonight, when we arrived at the Crusade ground we discovered that someone had brought an entire idolatrous shrine to be destroyed. Together with idols, charms, fetishes and many occult paraphernalia we burned it and the people rejoiced. I also called out the local curses - names so feared most people are not willing to speak them out loud - one by one I took authority over them, breaking them off the people of Ugep in the name of Jesus. The joy was uncontainable. The people danced until the sky was thick with dust. Today is a day of Salvation and freedom.

After the prayer for salvation many miracles happened, and we saw an extraordinary proportion of paralytics healed. Have a look at the picture of one young man who lived with so much pain from a motorcycle accident that it had left him nearly crippled. Now he jumped like an athlete and testified that all pain has gone. Praise the Lord!

Tomorrow is our Holy Spirit Baptism day and also the conclusion of the Fire Conference. Please pray for a mighty outpouring of God's fire that will transform the Body of Christ in Ugep into a Gospel powerhouse that will continue to impact this region long after our team has gone.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ugep is Buzzing - Ugep, Nigeria - Day 2

We are experiencing a mighty surge of Gospel impact here in Ugep. Even now I can hear outside my window the thousands of people who have literally flooded the streets on their way home from the meeting, which doubled in size from last night. The word is out…Jesus is here - and all of Ugep is buzzing!

The response to the Gospel message tonight was overwhelming and the miracles were popping like popcorn. A 23-year-old woman deaf and dumb from birth heard and spoke tonight with amazing clarity. The crowd could hardly contain their joy when she repeated after me: “One,” “Two,” “JESUS!” It was glorious!

A woman who had been paralyzed on her right side demonstrated how she had received full use of her arms and legs. She went walking and leaping and praising God like the man at the “Beautiful Gate.” I choke back the tears as I think of it now.

A woman brought her son who had been insane for last 15 years. He had been completely mad; violent and uncontrollable. Now he spoke softly and was in his right mind. He told me that Jesus had healed him. Praise the Lord!

This morning was also the start of the Fire Conference and Rev. Peter Vandenburg and I were amazed by the responsiveness of the people. They have not come just to be spectators; they have come to receive, and I am sure that they will in Jesus name. Stay tuned, much more to come…

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Charged With Faith - Ugep, Nigeria - Day 1

Dear Mission-Partners,

What a wonderful start here in Ugep! Have a look at the crowd-picture. The Gospel rang out as clear as a bell and a wave of salvation followed. The prayer for the sick yielded glorious healings: A blind man saw, a crippled walked.... The atmosphere was charged with faith – gripping the congregation as well as the preachers. Faith breeds boldness. The leading men in Jerusalem “saw the courage of Peter and John” (Acts 4:13). Their fearlessness was plain for all to see. Israel’s supreme judges with their fossilised traditions were shocked into wide-eyed astonishment at the sight of mere Galilean fishermen addressing the court with the confidence of kings issuing edicts. The Bible is the book of the bold, not the cringing. We will continue to preach this glorious gospel with great boldness here in Ugep. Please continue to pray for us.

Yours on God’s harvest-fields,
Reinhard Bonnke, Daniel Kolenda and the whole CfaN Team.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ARRIVAL in Ugep, Nigeria

Dear Mission-Partners,

Yes, we arrived today in Ugep/Cross River State/Nigeria to a tumultuous welcome. Such excitement and expectation! It stirs our hearts. What an honor and privilege to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Tomorrow the Crusade begins and we expect great things from God. Please for us as we stand at the frontline of the Gospel. In spirit we are here together with you, our dear partners in the Gospel. Please stay tuned to “the mighty acts of God”.

Yours here from Ugep,
Daniel Kolenda, Reinhard Bonnke and the whole CfaN Team.

Pictures by Oleksandr Volyk

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Today America celebrates one of its great leaders, Martin Luther King Jr. Although I am in Nigeria right now, I decided to honor the day by reading one of Rev. King’s great, but under-emphasized writings, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” I was both moved and inspired. I would encourage everyone to read the full letter HERE and share it with your family today.

Although Martin Luther King Jr’s main message was civil rights, his words, written in 1963 still ring with resounding truth like words of a prophet with fire shut up in his bones and carry a powerful message for the people of God today. Here are a couple of excerpts that I thought were especially profound:

“There was a time when the church was very powerful--in the time when the early Christians rejoiced at being deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society. Whenever the early Christians entered a town, the people in power became disturbed and immediately sought to convict the Christians for being "disturbers of the peace" and "outside agitators."' But the Christians pressed on, in the conviction that they were "a colony of heaven," called to obey God rather than man. Small in number, they were big in commitment. They were too God-intoxicated to be "astronomically intimidated." By their effort and example they brought an end to such ancient evils as infanticide and gladiatorial contests. Things are different now. So often the contemporary church is a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound. So often it is an archdefender of the status quo. Far from being disturbed by the presence of the church, the power structure of the average community is consoled by the church's silent--and often even vocal--sanction of things as they are.”

“…Though I was initially disappointed at being categorized as an extremist, as I continued to think about the matter I gradually gained a measure of satisfaction from the label.

Was not Jesus an extremist for love: "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you."

Was not Amos an extremist for justice: "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever flowing stream."

Was not Paul an extremist for the Christian gospel: "I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus."

Was not Martin Luther an extremist: "Here I stand; I cannot do otherwise, so help me God."

And John Bunyan: "I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make a butchery of my conscience."

And Abraham Lincoln: "This nation cannot survive half slave and half free."

And Thomas Jefferson: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal . . ."

So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate or for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice or for the extension of justice? In that dramatic scene on Calvary's hill three men were crucified. We must never forget that all three were crucified for the same crime--the crime of extremism. Two were extremists for immorality, and thus fell below their environment. The other, Jesus Christ, was an extremist for love, truth and goodness, and thereby rose above his environment. Perhaps the South, the nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists."

This week we are back in Nigeria where we will conduct a Gospel Campaign in the city of Ugep beginning on Wednesday night. The Gospel is an extreme message about the most extreme act of sacrifice and love ever performed. And we are here as Gospel "Extremists" going to "extreme" lengths, traversing extreme distances, taking extreme risks and paying an extreme price for the sake of the salvation, forgiveness and freedom of the precious people that will hear our message. Please keep us in your prayers as we look forward to another might harvest of souls this week.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Salvation of a V.I.P.

This past week I had the most incredible experience in evangelism that I have had in my life thus far. I had the privilege of leading someone very, very, very important to Jesus...a V.I.P. of note. He had done something wrong and felt the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Of course he didn’t realize that it was the Holy Spirit at first, all he knew is that he felt bad inside. His heart felt dark and he didn’t like it at all. So he told me about it and I had the opportunity to share the Gospel with him. When he heard it, he didn’t hesitate. He told me that he wanted Jesus, he wanted forgiveness and he wanted salvation. We prayed together and with tears in his eyes he gave his heart and life to Jesus. I have prayed with world famous people, I have preached on the streets to burnouts and drug addicts. I have had the opportunity of leading millions of people to Christ in our mass Gospel campaigns and preached in on every inhabited continent of the world and yet, no single salvation experience has impacted me as much as this one. The V.I.P. was my 5-year-old boy who is not only my friend and my son, but now, as of January 7th, 2010, he is also my brother because of the precious blood of Jesus.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

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