The journey to Mbeya, Tanzania has been very long and physically exhausting, but we have finally arrived. These beautiful hillsides will soon ring with the Gospel and multitudes will gather as they did in Galilee 2000 years ago. That same Jesus will meet them here and change their lives forever. The crusade starts here in a few hours. Please pray for me, for our whole team and for the people of Mbeya!
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
Surrounded by mountains in southwest Tanzania, Mbeya Region spans 62,420 square kilometers (24,100 sq. mi) and is made up of 8 districts. The capital of the region is Mbeya City and local tribes for the Mbeya region include: Nyakyusa, Ndali, Nyiha, Nyamwanga, Bungu and Safwa. Colloquial Swahili is the main language and English is widely taught in the schools.
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.
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.
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 (see picture above).
The first night of our Gospel Crusade here in Mwanza, Tanzania has just come to an end. We are meeting in the biggest open air field in the city, and yet it already seems too small – and this is only the beginning! Have a look at the pictures in the gallery and watch this short video!
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!
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.
CfaN’s Fire Conference with Gospel Campaign, called “From Minus to Plus,” was held April 15-16 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. These meetings formed a powerful, historic event for our beloved city and nation.
Local Christians saturated the area to prepare for the meetings. Churches kept a prayer and fasting chain for some weeks leading up to the meeting. Believers invited family members and neighbors while distributing 60,000 evangelistic DVDs. And over 45 billboards invited the public to the Gospel meetings.