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Documented Decisions for Christ and Counting


114,960 Registered Decision Cards! Mwanza, Tanzania

Dear Mission Partners,

We’ve received a fantastic report from Mwanza, the site of our most recent Gospel Campaign in the nation of Tanzania. The decision cards were returned over four days of evangelistic meetings and our team has just finished counting them. 114,960 people gave their lives to Jesus and have now been helped into our follow up system. Please pray for all of the local churches working with the new converts to make disciples.


Thank you for standing shoulder to shoulder with us in this soul-winning work. Heaven is rejoicing!


Yours in the Gospel,

Evangelist Daniel Kolenda Together with Reinhard Bonnke, Peter Vandenberg and the whole CfaN team

Churches Flooded

Tonight was the final meeting of our campaign here in Mwanza, Tanzania. We heard reports from local pastors that their churches were flooded with new converts this morning. We are overjoyed at this report. It is always our goal that every evangelistic effort leads to the local churches. Tonight, I asked the crowd how many were attending the meeting for the first time. The majority of the crowd raised their hands. Many of them had come from other religions and had the opportunity to hear the Gospel for the first time tonight.

After preaching the Gospel, I asked my friend and former apprentice, Evangelist Paul Maurer, to pray for the sick. He rebuked sickness and disease in the name of Jesus, calling out the name of various infirmities. Many wonderful miracles took place.

A little girl who was deaf and mute heard and spoke, repeating after me “Jesu”, “Hallelujah.” She was so precious.Two women who had tumors said that they vanished after prayer. A woman, who had been running around naked and insane, was healed 20 years ago when Evangelist Bonnke prayed for her. She testified tonight that she instantly came to her right mind and she has been completely normal ever since. She even had several children since that miracle took place. Many other testimonies were given. I am sure that Mwanza will be full of testimonies, most of which I may never know, of the wonderful things Jesus did this week.

Now we set our sights on Mbeya, Tanzania, where we will be in less than 6 weeks. Please continue to pray for us as we prepare for another harvest here in East Africa. As soon as the decision card count is in I will report back to you.


Yours in the Gospel,

Evangelist Daniel Kolenda

On behalf of Reinhard Bonnke, Peter Vandenberg and the whole CfaN team


Pictures by O. Volyk

A Witch Doctor Delivered

This morning a witch doctor brought his ancestral idols to be burned. The local pastors prayed for him and he began to manifest demons. They cast the demons out of him and he has become a child of God! That was the way the day started. Before I preached in the service tonight, more idols were burned. Before my sermon was finished, even more had been brought! From morning until evening, the power of God has been moving here in Mwanza, Tanzania in a remarkable way.

This morning, after Peter Vandenberg finished preaching in the Fire Conference, I was not even able to bring a message. The people were so hungry, it was like trying to hold back a bursting dam. I put the microphone down and the power of God began to flow, filling and baptizing many people in a wonderful way!

Tonight, after I preached the Gospel and thousands responded, another mighty outpouring of the Spirit followed. When the Holy Spirit falls, not only do people speak in other tongues, but every kind of miracle is possible. 

A girl, whose body had been covered in terrible boils for the last three years was healed. She said that the worst sore was in her throat preventing her from swallowing. Last night, after the prayer, it disappeared and she is now pain free!

Last night, we heard the testimony of a young woman who had been crippled and who was healed. She was brought by her aunt. But when I asked her questions, we discovered that she was also mute and could not speak. I prayed for her right there on the platform and she went home. Tonight, she was back with a new testimony. She began to speak for the first time! 

A woman with a very large tumor in her stomach, that prevented movement and was causing much pain, vanished tonight after prayer! There is no trace of that mass and the pain is gone!

We also heard from a woman tonight who was dying of HIV when CfaN came to Mwanza 20 years ago. Reinhard Bonnke had a word of knowledge for her and cursed the disease. She felt the power of God come over her body and when she returned to the doctors she received the wonderful news – HIV Negative! Tonight, on the same field where she was healed 20 years ago, she told the story - a testament to the lasting quality of these miracles. Some people say that “faith healing” is simply a matter of emotion, manipulation or a placebo effect. But there is no denying a miracle like this that has stood the test of time. 

Jesus is alive and Mwanza is being shaken. Tomorrow is the final day of this Campaign. Please pray for us as we cast the nets once more tomorrow night. Africa is being saved!


Yours in the Gospel,

Evangelist Daniel Kolenda

On behalf of Reinhard Bonnke, Peter Vandenberg and the whole CfaN team


Pictures by O. Volyk

Curses Broken

We are rejoicing after another amazing meeting here in Mwanza, Tanzania. I was able to preach about the blood of Jesus and many thousands responded to the invitation. We burned witchcraft fetishes, charms, amulets and idols as they did in Acts 19:19. Curses were broken, demons were cast out and wonderful miracles took place which included a boy who had not walked in 10 years (pictured).

Tomorrow, the Fire Conference will come to a climax as we pray for the pastors and church leaders to receive the Baptism into the Holy Spirit. Tomorrow night we will do the same in the huge open meeting. Please continue to pray for us. The best is yet to come!


Yours in the Gospel,

Evangelist Daniel Kolenda

On behalf of Reinhard Bonnke, Peter Vandenberg and the whole CfaN team


Pictures by O. Volyk

Demons Manifesting

Many thousands of souls were saved tonight along with wonderful miracles of healing. One lady told us that her fist sized tumor vanished during prayer (See the picture below).

A man who was paralyzed for two years and that was carried to the meeting tonight, can now walk. A woman’s paralyzed arm and legs were totally healed…and more. 

Also, something notable happened: demons were manifesting throughout the meeting – from the time I started preaching until the end – much more than usual. One local bishop seemed disturbed by this, so Peter Vandenberg told him, “The demons make noise when they are coming out.” This comforted him.

This morning, Rev. Peter Vandenberg and I preached in the Fire Conference which was well attended by pastors and church leaders. The Fire Conference will culminate on Saturday morning, and we are believing for a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit.


Thank you for continuing to pray for us. There’s more to come tomorrow.


Yours in the Gospel,

Evangelist Daniel Kolenda

On Behalf of Reinhard Bonnke, Peter Vandenberg and the whole CfaN team


Pictures by O. Volyk

Safe Landing in Mwanza

We have safely arrived at the airport in Mwanza, Tanzania! Final preparations are being made for the four-day campaign, and there is a high level of faith and expectancy here among the churches. Please keep us in your prayers. Thank you so much for sending us, and be sure to check back soon for a report from the Crusade!

Mwanza, Tanzania

Geography & History

Tanzania, officially the "United Republic of Tanzania," is situated just south of the Equator, within the African Great Lakes region and formed as a sovereign state in 1964, through the union of the theretofore separate states of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Since 1974, the designated official capital of Dodoma, is centrally located on the mainland. The largest city, port, and former capital, Dar es Salaam, remains the seat of most government administration.

The Tanzania mainland is bounded by Uganda, Lake Victoria and Kenya to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, by Mozambique, Lake Nyasa, Malawi, and Zambia to the south and southwest, and by Lake Tanganyika, Burundi, and Rwanda to the west.

Killimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania, east of Mwanza. Mount Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, "Kibo," "Mawenzi," and "Shira," is a dormant volcano and is the highest mountain in Africa, rising approximately 4,877 metres (16,001 ft) from its base to 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level.

Ethnic Groups

Tanzania’s population includes more than 120 different indigenous African peoples, most of whom are clustered into larger groupings. Today the majority of Tanzanians are of Bantu descent. The Sukuma live in the north. Other Bantu peoples include the Nyamwezi, in the west-central region; the Hehe and the Haya, in the country’s southern highlands and northwest corner, the Chaga of the Kilimanjaro region, who inhabit the mountain’s southern slopes; and the Makonde, who reside in the southeast Mtwara and Ruvuma regions. Nilotic peoples represent the Maasai, the Arusha, the Samburu, and the Baraguyu, live in the north-central area of the country. The urbanized Zaramo group, live mainly in Dar es Salaam and the adjacent coastline. The smallest group of Zanakithe, dwell in the Lake Victoria region.

Power Sources

Imported petroleum, hydroelectric power, and coal are the main sources of commercial energy. Firewood and charcoal are the major domestic fuels, contributing to a growing concern about deforestation. Many Tanzanians are unable to access the main power grid. The majority of those connected reside in urban areas.


Radio is the primary medium through which the rural population receives national and international news and has been extensively used by the government for the promotion of adult literacy, better nutrition, and ecological conservation. Most television stations and daily newspapers are privately owned and based both on the mainland and in Zanzibar.

Source: Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Britanica


EVENT DATES:  JUNE 23 - 26, 2016

6.307°S 34.854

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2.7 million (2012)