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CfaN Impact DIGITAL is an official publication of Christ for all Nations. Its purpose is to update friends and supporters of the ministry with news of the impact their prayer and financial support is having throughout the world.

Founder

Reinhard Bonnke

President/Lead Evangelist Daniel Kolenda

Vice President

Peter Vandenberg

International Director Russell Benson

USA National Director Mary Kathryn Manuel

Product Development Director Sam RodrĂ­guez

Lead Photographer Oleksandr Volyk

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Grupo Nivel Uno, Inc. CfaN is a non-denominational missions organization aimed at taking the Gospel message to the world. Christ for all Nations is primarily known for its historic crusades in Africa and recently surpassed a historic milestone of over 78 million documented decisions for Jesus Christ at major events in Africa and other parts of the world. CfaN has offices in countries around the world including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Kenya, Latin America, Nigeria, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States.

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FROM THE PRESIDENT

Decade of Double Harvest Dear Friend, I want to share some exciting news with you! As part of our ‘Decade of Double Harvest’ initiative, we have been hard at work increasing our efforts in order to see the amount of registered decisions for Christ within our ministry double from our current count of over 75 Million to 150 Million souls saved within the next decade. In fact, just last year when I announced the use of our Gospel Trucks for pre-crusade village outreach, I stated that, ‘I believe the days are soon coming where we will see as many or more people saved BEFORE the crusade than during it…’ and I believe those days have come! In preparation for our next Crusade, which will take place August 8-11 in Nakuru, Kenya, we have been conducting pre-crusade evangelistic outreaches for several weeks leading up to the event. In just the first three weeks, our evangelists working on the ground have already seen 130,000 people make decisions to follow Jesus! With the three weeks remaining prior to our main crusade; we are projecting that our team will see more than 200,000 additional salvations — BEFORE THE EVENT ACTUALLY STARTS! We are living in a season of harvest! Thank you for partnering with us both prayerfully and financially. Please continue to pray for our team on the ground as they work tirelessly not only in the school outreaches but in preparation for our main crusade. The best is yet to come, in Jesus’ name! May the pages of this publication be a blessing and inspiration to you today, as we work together for the Gospel.

DANIEL KOLENDA

Evangelist

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Contents 6

Village Outreach Evangelism

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Michael Job

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Welcome Holy Spirit!

Levi Stewart

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More Lord!

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Renee Allison

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Cuba For Christ LomĂŠ, Togo Africa

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The Veiled Gospel

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Faithfulness for Children

The Necessity of Revival Dr. Michael Brown

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Making Room for the Glory John Kilpatrick

Carlos Annacondia

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The FIRE of God Heidi Baker

Campaign Report

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A Passion For Glory Claudio Freidzon

Mission Report

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Finland: will be saved! Robert J. Enge III

Daniel Kolenda

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Global Evangelist Alliance

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The Miracle Worker Lindell Cooley

Reinhard Bonnke

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The Wilderness New Resource

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Village Outreach Evangelism Michael Job

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eonard Ravenhill stated, “The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity.” Let us harness the moment, seize the opportunities God provides, and run with Christ to rescue the perishing of our generation. I had a powerful encounter with the Lord that ignited my faith while attending the Reinhard Bonnke School of Evangelism in 2013. I was amazed to see the Lord perform physical healings and miracles after the school at my workplace — TBN’s Holyland Experience. While attending the school again in 2018, the opportunity to partner with CFAN for the Village Outreach

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Evangelism Trucks in Port Harcourt Nigeria became available. The Lord showed Himself strong during our travels to Port Harcourt as we prayed for a man in a wheelchair who rose up and walked. People in the airport lined up for prayer after this resulting in many healings, several salvations, and people being filled with the Holy Spirit! Din Bissoondial and I were the second team of evangelists to arrive in Port Harcourt Nigeria out of a total of six teams (each team having their own week). The evangelism trucks have the ability to go into rural and hard to reach places where


Village Outreach Evangelism a normal crusade cannot go. During the outreach a praise team sings, the main CFAN Gospel Crusade is promoted, and a salvation message is given followed by an altar call and many being healed. The evangelism trucks are a team effort, and all CFAN directors, technicians, counselors, musicians, interpreters, drivers, trainers, and a local pastor all have an essential role to play. In Port Harcourt we had the opportunity to preach in 12 meetings where 4,815 people heard the gospel message and 2,346 made a decision for Jesus! Two people who were deaf in one ear were healed, and many backs, knees, lungs, headaches, shoulders, waist pain, and many other illnesses were healed. The demonically oppressed were also set free.

The Village Outreach Evangelism Truck next went to LomÊ Togo before the main CFAN Gospel Campaign. Jared Horton and I were the second team of evangelists to arrive. The Lord allowed us to preach the gospel to 3,912 people in 16 outreach meetings and see 607 people make a decision for Jesus. A man’s tumor on his back disappeared and all his pain left, a man’s blind right eye was healed, and many backs, waists, necks, shoulders, breast, lung, knee and foot pain were also healed. I am so grateful and truly praise God for the opportunity to serve with CFAN on the evangelism trucks. May the Lord abundantly bless you as you share the love of Jesus with those around you.

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Welcome Holy Spirit!

Daniel Kolenda

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understand the deep need that America and the world has for an outpouring of God’s Spirit — in part because my own life was so profoundly changed by the revivals that swept the church in the 1990s. I was among the millions of lives touched by the Brownsville Revival, and I still carry with me today the awareness of His awesome holiness that permeated those meetings so many years ago. I needed it then and I need it now. America needed it then and America needs it now. The world needed it then and the world needs is now.

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The good news is that the same God who changed lives in the Toronto Blessing, the Brownsville Revival, the Argentine Revival, and many other outpourings… He is still God today. Because He is the same yesterday, today and forever, we can trust that He wants to do it again – and more! The Same Holy Spirit will show up, the same anointing will change lives, the same Jesus will show Himself mighty to save. The Light the Fire Again Conference revisits the moves of God that swept the earth at the end of the last century — not because we need a nostalgia fix


— but so we recall who He is so we can encounter Him afresh in our own time. And I can say with confidence, this is our time to encounter God! All over the world, the Holy Spirit is shaking everything that can be shaken. A quick glance at the headlines and anyone can see that things everywhere are crumbling. But those who put their trust in Him cannot be shaken – they will not be moved from His presence. So, I’m personally inviting you to meet with us at the 2019 Light the Fire Again Conference in Pensacola, Florida this September. It will be the first time in history that all the streams of revival from the last generation will converge in one place at one time. As we remember, our trust in Him will grow. And as our trust grows, His presence will empower us to see our own day transformed by His Glory.

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More Lord! Renee Allison

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eople are being healed! Marriages are being restored! Addictions are being broken! Teenagers are fired are up for God! Pastors’ hearts are being mended as they are saturated in God’s manifest presence and they more intimately feel His love for them like never before! Thousands of testimonies like these spread

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like wildfire around the world and drew people by the thousands to Pensacola, Florida night after night for over five years. The buzz about revival is ramping up once again as word gets out: the Christ for all Nations (CfaN) revival in Africa, Brownsville Revival, Argentine Revival, Toronto Blessing, and other history-making movements of God are


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about to converge in Pensacola, Florida. Hunger for revival is being stirred into anticipation of what God is going to do at the Pensacola Civic Center on September 4-7. Hunger for revival feels and sounds like: “I want more of You, I need more of You.” To this, God’s answer is always “Yes.” And, sometimes an important part of that “Yes” is God drawing us to unite our heart cry with the heart cry of thousands of others in a particular place at a particular time. Sometimes it involves being a part of a mighty roar of thousands of people crying out together, “We want more of You.” This is because personal breakthrough often comes when we spontaneously break out with other people in celebration of God, or fall to our knees in the stillness of His tender presence at the same time as other people do, or break out in a corporate battle cry when we suddenly have an impartation of faith that 11


More Lord! what seemed impossible is actually available right then and there through Him. One pastor who brought his family and church members to the Brownsville Revival multiple times recently said, “It gave us a greater hunger for an awakening in the world. You just can’t forget that kind of meeting.” Article photos courtesy of Cathy Woods, official photographer during the Brownsville Revival.

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or generations, the Caribbean nation of Cuba was a closed door to the Gospel. Now, the Holy Spirit is kicking it in! God is raising up a generation of leaders in Cuba who understand that they are called not only to serve as shepherds over God’s flocks, but to stand up against the demonic forces that have dictated the island’s atmosphere for too long. To that end, the locally-based Pastoral Unity Project has called on ministries

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FACTOID Worldwide among Christian groups, Pentecostals (2.26%) and evangelicals (2.19%) are growing faster than others.

across Cuba to integrate prayer and intercession into their efforts and to plant 150 “meeting houses” with at least 15 people at each site. It’s a strategy guaranteed to drive back darkness with light! CfaN is supporting these goals with the donation of 6,000 books that will help equip leaders and congregants for the incredibly important work in front of them. In the coming months, the Pastoral Unity Project will distribute 3,000 copies each of


Cuba for Christ

Reinhard Bonnke’s Are We Flammable or Fireproof ? and Daniel Kolenda’s Unlocking the Miraculous. And, they plan to do more than simply put the books in the mail. These dedicated leaders will hand deliver the books church by church, house by house throughout each of Cuba’s provinces. This personal approach will strengthen relationships and leave the churches freshly encouraged and ready to dive into these incredible texts.

22% other religions

7% Protestants

44% don't have religion

27% Catholics (with strong African syncretism)

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omé, Togo is home to the world’s largest Voodoo market. Spiritualism, Animism, and other demonic practices are common place. What a perfect location for the first CfaN Gospel Outreach Campaign of 2019! Our team planned on holding the event in Lomé weeks before we actually did, but our crew was held up at the border forcing us to postpone. But, it was well-worth the wait. This West-African nation, known for its spiritual culture, showed itself to be hungry for more than the empty promises of false gods. Night after night, capacity crowds cried out for the presence and power of the one true God – and He answered their pleas with power! Tens of thousands answered Evangelist Kolenda’s clear calls to salvation. He encouraged the audience to bring any demonic trinkets, fetishes, amulets, idols, and/or “juju” to be burned in giant barrels placed near the front of the crowd. Often, these tokens are given to people by witch doctors who instill fear and prey on the superstitions that are rife in local communities throughout the region. When participants accept Jesus, they also renounce the power they’ve given evil spirits over their lives and destroy any artifact associated with them. Evangelist Kolenda prays with the

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Lomé, Togo Africa new believers and breaks every curse over their lives. Then, when the barrels are full, they are lit on fire. It always happens that as the reminders of their old lives go up in smoke, the audience members shout in victory, praising God for His gracious salvation! However, something above and beyond happened in Togo. Once the initial content of the barrels settled into ash, even more members of the massive crowd ran to the front and filled them to overflow again! The team relit the blaze and fresh praise broke out as God once again poured out the blessing of His presence on the crowd. The Holy Spirit met the enthusiasm of the people with many miracles. The testimonies include: „„ A woman who was involved in a car accident and could not walk for one year was completely healed. „„ A paralyzed woman who had to be carried to the services was healed and walked home on her own. „„ Another lady had been paralyzed from the waist down for 8 months. She couldn’t walk – instead, she literally drug herself on the ground. After the prayer for the sick, she was completely healed and began walking as if nothing had ever happened.

„„ A young lady whose foot was twisted to one side was healed – her foot now points straight ahead. She can now walk with no issues. „„ One man testified that his left knee was damaged in an accident. After the prayer for the sick all the pain left his knee. „„ Two ladies who suffered with severe demonic oppression/possession were completely delivered after receiving prayer. God continues to amaze us as he fulfills His promises in Africa and beyond!

Currently, Christianity is barely growing in Europe (0.04% rate) and only slightly better in North America (0.56%). Oceania (0.89) and Latin America (1.18%) have marginally better rates, but the faith is exploding in Asia (1.89%) and Africa (2.89%).

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THE VEILED GOSPEL

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to do to bring people to believe? We need to drive the he task of evangelism depends on us, not on the god of this age out of the area and command him, people who need to hear it. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 “Satan, spirit of unbelief, loose the minds!” explains, “And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled When Satan lets go of the minds, the light of the to those who are perishing. The god of this age has Gospel can shine in peoblinded the minds of unbeple’s lives. lievers, so that they cannot The task of evangelism depends on us, I always enjoy going to see the light of the gospel preach in homes. When that displays the glory of not on the people who need to hear it. I am able, or when I am Christ, who is the image of invited to pray for someone God.” in their home, I preach to all the members of the Why is the Gospel veiled? It is because the god of family. If they do not receive Jesus into their hearts, this age, the thief, the usurper, has blinded the minds I don’t pray for healing. But if they do receive Him, and the understanding of unbelievers so that they I ask the Lord to do a miracle. I’m not some sort of cannot see the light of the Gospel. There is no such faith healer so the first thing I always do is preach thing as a heart that is hard towards God. Instead, the Gospel. Satan uses a spirit of unbelief to blind people’s I have met all kinds of people. Once, when I was minds and understanding. If people don’t believe, visiting a family, I began to speak about the Lord and it’s because a spirit of unbelief is controlling them. all the members of the family sat around me listening So if our Gospel is veiled, and the god of this age carefully. The one exception was the grandmother, has blinded the minds of unbelievers, what do we need

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The Veiled Gospel Once again I explained to her that while we who stayed in the kitchen from where she could hear believe in Mary and we love her, we don’t venerwhat was going on. Everyone seemed to be agreeing ate her because she is not God. Jesus is the one we with what I was sharing except the grandmother who worship. kept coming out of the kitchen to By this time I was getting interrupt me. “You make people We have power quite annoyed because every time pay tithes,” she protested. and authority in those in the family were ready Surprised by her comments, the name of Jesus, to make a commitment to Jesus, which had nothing to do with but Satan will only she would interrupt me and stop what I had been sharing, and trywhat we were doing. So I decided ing not to lose the thread of what respect that authority to ask if I could use the bathI was saying, I answered her, when we exercise it. room. And what did I do there? “No, ma’am, it’s not like that. I got down on my knees and took authority, “Satan, Don’t get me wrong…” and then I tried to explain spirit of unbelief, spirit of argument, loose the minds the matter to her. “I see,” she said and retreated back right now!” to the kitchen. I kept praying like this for several minutes. The No sooner had I gotten back to what I wanted to place was a bit cramped for engaging the enemy in say to those around me, who were all listening intentspiritual warfare and after a few minutes I could feel ly, than the grandmother appeared again from the myself sweating. I came out of the bathroom red in kitchen. “But you don’t believe in Mary,” she again the face and the assembled group looked on amused interjected. as I retook my place in the lounge. This time, when the grandmother appeared, she took a seat beside me and said, “Pastor, it’s lovely that you could join us today. Please go on with what you were saying.” In the end, the whole family accepted Jesus—including the grandmother. Remember that our struggle is not against flesh and blood; our enemies are the principalities and powers. We have power and authority in the name of Jesus, but Satan will only respect that authority

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More than half of the world’s population in 1900 (54.3%) were unevangelized. That percentage continues to shrink, dropping to 28.4% in 2019.

when we exercise it. He no longer has rights over us, but he doesn’t want to release that which he has held for so long without a struggle. We exercise our authority as we stand in the authority of the name of Jesus and command Satan to release the souls that he has kept captive, and which do not belong to him. Then the power struggle begins! We have victory in our hands, but the devil does not want to admit it because he is a liar, a thief and a scoundrel. Don’t give up; you have to expect him to fight to keep hold of the souls Jesus died for. That’s why it’s important to know what 22

authority God has given us, how to use it, and what weapons we have to fight with.

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A testimony of God’s

FAITHFULNESS FOR CHILDREN Reinhard Bonnke

I am Reinhard Bonnke and I'd like to share these true stories of my life with you.

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n his more than 40-years of ministry, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke has written over 30 books. But none of them has been quite like his newest, The Boy Whose Life Touched Millions. It’s by far his shortest work… but it’s also his most-illustrated. And it is his only text to date that answers the pressing question, “What do a circus, a ship, and a dance hall for teens all have in common?” Spoiler alert… God used events at each of those places to form a young future evangelist into the faith-filled man of God who would one day found CfaN and spearhead an ongoing revival across Africa! The Boy Whose Life Touched Millions is Evangelist Bonnke’s autobiography written to be enjoyed by

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The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus intervened: ‘Let the children alone, don’t prevent them from coming to me. God’s kingdom is made up of people like these’“ (Matthew 19:14-15 – MSG). Inspired by this truth, Evangelist Bonnke wanted to make a version of his life story available to the youngest citizens of God’s Kingdom. If children, like himself, catch a vision for what the Holy Spirit can do with their lives, there’s no devil in hell who can stop them. The Boy Whose Life Touched Millions shares just such a vision and will be a tipping-point read for kids everywhere. Published in English, Spanish, Portuguese and German.

children. It’s delightful, adventurous, and has a surprising emotional transparency. That is to say, it’s a Reinhard Bonnke book only with a slightly smaller vocabulary! Young hearts (of all ages) will be inspired to lean into God’s voice, take risks in faith, and reach out to souls all around the globe. The Apostle Matthew famously reported, “One day children were brought to Jesus in the hope that he would lay hands on them and pray over them. 25


Siberia: A land not forgotten

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iberia – the word itself chills the bones and conjures images of ice and snow as far as the eye can see. But in April, CfaN Lead Evangelist, Daniel Kolenda, helped bring a spiritual thaw to the region when he preached several fiery messages at The Power of Healing Conference in Krasnoyarsk, Russia (April 3–7). The Power of Healing Conference was the first of its kind in Russia. It arose from a surprising partnership between two pastors in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia’s largest city. At one point, the pastors were in a bitter feud. But the Holy Spirit worked His transformative power in their relationship. Now, they both share God’s

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heart to see the city won for Jesus. That their unity was contagious is evidenced by the fact that every local church joined in the effort to host the powerful conference. What a miracle! Over the course of the conference, participants heard life-changing messages from Daniel Kolenda, Pastor Bill Johnson, Ben Fitzgerald, Jean-Luc Trachsel, Mattheus Van Der Steen, Sergey Ryakhovsky, Sergey Senokosov, Vladimir Ashaev, Marcus Wenz and local Pastors and Bishops. More than 4,000 people gathered to hear Evangelist Kolenda during a Gospel Night meeting — a massive number in this


part of the world. He preached a clear, impassioned message and over 600 people ran to the Altar to make Christ their Lord! Evangelist Kolenda also had the chance to share an in-depth teaching with pastors and leaders from the region. A pastor from Moscow described his reaction to the session: “Honestly, I was surprised by

Daniel’s deep theological roots and his powerful message. As an evangelist, I was profoundly touched by the Gospel in such a powerful way.” The Power of Healing Conference is another example of how CfaN, through your support, is taking the Gospel to the far corners of the earth!

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Levi Stewart

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recently had the opportunity to take part in the Global Evangelism Alliance committee meetings in Bogotรก Columbia and it is truly amazing to witness first-hand what the Holy Spirit is doing in the realm of global evangelism. Under the leadership of evangelist Daniel Kolenda, the GEA executive committee is comprised of more than thirty internationally recognized, Spiritfilled, evangelists like Todd White, Ben Fitzgerald, Andy Byrd, and many others. When Dr. Billy Wilson asked Evangelist Kolenda to spearhead the GEA as the evangelistic arm of the global Empowered 21 movement, the CfaN president was not interested in simply a prestigious position of influence, but was adamant about creating a platform for collaborative evangelism with real soul-winning outcomes. The purpose of the alliance is to unify global evangelism efforts such as gospel crusades, evangelism trainings, ministry networks, and strategic events that mighty men and women of God are already doing. Rather than sitting around a boardroom table discussing the various theories on world evangelism, the GEA is committed to actually winning the world for Jesus. One of the goals discussed at the Bogotรก meeting was appointing national, regional, district, and city evangelism representatives that will cover the

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globe. In fact, within the next three years the GEA plans to have a technological structure in place that will allow evangelists from every nation to collaborate with each other for outreaches and campaigns of all shapes and sizes within this international framework. This will open up a whole world of opportunities, not just to leaders of big ministries, but to every kind of follower of Jesus who burns with a passion to win the lost. Raising up the next generation of soul-winners was also a vital component of the meeting. Each evangelist was encouraged to submit their top evangelism insights for the purpose of creating a streamlined evangelism curriculum that will be compiled and edited for use at the first GEA school of evangelism next spring. The aim is to have one or two aspiring evangelists from every nation attend this school and receive training in order to take not only a burning fire for souls, but also international best practices for evangelism back to their countries. Combining this with exciting new technology and the growing international network of Holy Spirit soul-winners that are coming together, the Global Evangelism Alliance is creating Kingdom-expanding impact like we have never seen.


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Finland

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ecently Evg. Daniel Kolenda and the team from Christ for all Nations visited Keuruu, Finland for the National Pentecostal Conference. Every Summer the Pentecostal movement hosts this event calling its members to gather for a time of equipping with the evening meetings solely focused on Evangelism. The committee prayerfully considers which International Speakers they should invite as guest ministers and this year we learned that prior to Evg. Kolenda, only two others have ever been invited to share at this conference. Those individuals being Evg. Reinhard Bonnke, the Founder of Christ for all Nations, and Suzette Hattingh, former Lead Intercessor for Evg. Bonnke. Learning of the rich history between the ministry of Christ for all

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Nations and the Pentecostal Movement in Finland confirmed that this was a divine moment. Thousands from across the region attend this 3-day Summer Conference. This year was no different. Meetings were held throughout the day by dynamic pastors from different churches in the region. In the evenings, Evg. Kolenda had the opportunity to preach the Gospel, pray for the sick and usher all in attendance into the Presence of God, challenging them to reach their Nation with the Gospel at all cost. Each night the altars were full in response to the Gospel message with many dedicating their life to Christ. Although the Scandinavian personality traits are known to be more skeptical, cautious and reserved, we witnessed a tremendous outcry from the people.


Finland: will be saved The ministry of Christ for all Nations, led by Evg. Daniel Kolenda, continues to focus their efforts on fulfilling the Great Commission by reaching not only the continent of Africa but all the nations of the world by participating in such meetings as hosted in

Finland. The harvest is ripe! For that reason, Christ for all Nations will continue to call Evangelists from all over the world to partner with them in carrying the Gospel to the ends of the Earth, while leading their own efforts.

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A

Passion

FOR GLORY

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ver since the 2018 Light the Fire Again Conference in Toronto, I’ve had something in my heart: a desire to stir up passion for the Holy Spirit in the Church. God is lifting up men and women who have a passion for the Holy Spirit. If we seek Him, we will find Him. We know this is true from Scripture. In the Bible, we read that Moses had a passion to see God and He

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revealed himself in the burning bush. John the Baptist had a passion to see God and he saw the Glory of God come down on Jesus. God is not a respecter of persons. He will not treat us differently than He treated them. If we are passionate to see Him, to be in the presence of the Holy Spirit, He will show up! When I was just a young teenager, I first saw my


A Passion for Glory

future wife, Betty. I would see her a few minutes each day when she went in and out of her home. I fell in love with her. So much so, that even when my family moved to a different city, I never forgot about her – I maintained my passion for her. When I was old enough, I went back to our home town and literally knocked on door, after door, after door until I found her again. Now, she is my bride and the love of my life. It was worth the time I took to find her. She was worth searching for. I share this story because it is all the more true that the Glory of God is worth looking for. He is

worth the effort to pray, praise, worship, and seek. We should all get in our prayer closets and search for Him on our own. But we must also come together as a body of believers and cry out to find Him – to know where He is and join Him there. That is exactly why I’ve been a part of the Light the Fire Again Conferences and why I’m thrilled to meet with thousands of my brothers and sisters in Pensacola this September. We are going to look for God and He is going to show Himself. And I’ve had something when we see Him, it in my heart: a desire will change everything. to stir up passion for When you encounter God’s authentic presthe Holy Spirit in the ence you fall so in love Church. that you will knock on door, after door, after door until you find Him again. Are you ready to knock on His door with us in Florida? I hope so – I know you won’t be disappointed. *Article is an excerpt of the message delivered at the Light the Fire Conference in Toronto, Canada.

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THE

OF GOD Heidi Baker*

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f you want to burn, you need the oil. It’s a simple fact – there is no fire without fuel. The authors of the Bible often used the image of oil to portray the Holy Spirit. And, in the book of Acts, we read that when the Holy Spirit came on the early church, a fire was lit on, and in, If you want to burn, their lives. Fire is a powerful, you need the oil. powerful force. It brings light into darkness. It brings warmth into the cold. It can destroy strongholds, power massive machines, change raw ingredients into nourishing food, and renew huge swaths of land. Fire is essential to our physical lives. In the same way, the Fire of God is essential to our spiritual lives. We need the light, heat, strength, sustenance, and renewal that it brings. But, if we

want God’s holy fire to burn in us, we need the oil of the Holy Spirit to fuel it. The question isn’t if we need it. It’s, where do we get it? The answer is found, again, in the book of Acts. In Chapter One we read that before Jesus ascended to the right hand of God the Father, He told his followers to get together in Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit to come. This principle holds true today: the followers of Jesus get the oil of the Spirit to fuel the fire of God on their lives when they simply gather and wait on Him to come. This September, I’ll be at the Light the Fire Again Conference in Pensacola, Florida with ten-thousand Jesus-followers doing just that – waiting for the Holy Spirit to bring fuel to the flames of revival in my life, our nation, and this world. We all need fresh oil from Him to stay ablaze. So, I hope you’ll join us as we wait with confidence that He will come and light the fire in our hearts on fire again. *Article is an excerpt of the message delivered at the Light the Fire Conference in Toronto, Canada.

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Necessity of REVIVAL Dr. Michael Brown•

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the Gospel right out of the water. It reminds us in no othing settles a debate quite like the presence of uncertain terms who is Creator and who is mere creGod. For some time now, the church in America, ation. It reminds us that we are here to please God, indeed in much of the West, has slowly adopted the not the other way around. falsehood that God is here to please us. The The good news is that a life lived to modern church argues that humans are WHEN GOD please God is the most thrilling life poswho we are, and that God and His Word SHOWS UP, THERE sible. The presence of God is to the should change to suit our needs, satisfy IS NO QUESTION human soul as water is to a fish. It is our desires, and placate our requests. TO WHOM ALL the atmosphere in which we thrive. And The Scriptures, on the other hand, AUTHORITY when we live according to God’s Word, makes a different case. In the Bible, we BELONGS. our lives are full of his presence. see that the early church was so focused This is the necessity of revival – an on the life of Jesus and so infused with the extended, unadulterated, community encounter reality of his death and resurrection that no with the presence of God. In His presence, our argupersonal sacrifice was considered too great and not ments are silenced, our questions are answered, and act of service too extreme. the clarity of His Word gives us purpose and direction. The Church of the Bible lived in prayer and comOur nation can’t change unless our churches change. munion, sharing all they had and eagerly awaiting Our churches can’t change unless they meet with God. Christ’s return. By contrast, many in today’s Church That is the purpose of the Light Fire Again Concan’t decide if it is worth getting out of bed to worference this September in Pensacola, FL: for the ship God in community. Perhaps, it asks itself, we people of God to call out to Him with one voice to could just livestream the highlights over brunch? request a flood of His Glory across our land. When But, when we come face to face with the magwe encounter Him, we want to be like Him. And nitude of His holiness and the power of His love, when the Church begins to look like Him again, the we quickly realize who got it right. When God world will be irresistibly drawn to His Kingdom. shows up, there is no question to whom all authority belongs. His presence blasts our pop-psychology, *Article is an excerpt of the message delivered at the Light the Fire Conference in control group-driven, comfort-oriented version of Toronto, Canada.

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Making room

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riends, we are living in extraordinary times – and, only extraordinary encounters with the Glory of God can put America, and the world, on the path of righteousness. The good news is, God wants to show us His Glory. He wants it more than even we do. And like the Bible promises, He’s going to pour it out on all people. The church needs to get ready for an outpouring of Glory like it has never seen before. In Scripture, we see the pattern of God revealing himself first to Israel, and then to the rest of the world. We’re wise to keep our eyes, and prayers, on Israel – it’s the canary in the coal mine. When the Glory starts to fall there, we’ll know the heavens are about to open everywhere else. I don’t have to tell you that things are changing for, and in, Israel. That is a road-sign the church needs to heed. Equally as important, the church needs to make room for the Holy Spirit to move in our services. We limit our own ability to encounter the Glory when

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we insist on our own agendas – when we don’t make space in our services, prayer gatherings, leaders’ meetings, or our own homes for the Holy Spirit to surprise us with His overwhelming presence. The worst thing we can do is put our own schedules above His. It’s good to plan. But our plans should always be subject to God’s. That’s one of the reasons I’ve love the Light the Fire Again Conferences. Evangelist Kolenda and his team are dedicated to making room for the Glory. They know that if human effort could save the world, it already would have. But it can’t. Only being with Him and abiding in Him, can change the human heart. LTFA is a time to truly seek God’s Glory as his people should. And I hope you’ll join us in Pensacola this September to do just that. As someone who has been blessed with many sacred encounters with God’s presence, I cannot recommend enough that you join us in Pensacola for this historic event. It’s going to be a life-changer. *Article is an excerpt of the message delivered at the Light the Fire Conference in Toronto, Canada.


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ou know, no matter how long I do this, I’m still from His love. So, no matter where we are spiritually, amazed by God. There’s just no one else like emotionally, physically – He’ll bring His miracleHim. There is only ONE holy God. We were made working, promise-keeping, light-beaming presence to worship Him, and our lives really straight to us the moment we open only make sense when we live out of our hearts to Him in worship. WHEN WE WORSHIP our worship for Him. He is the mirThat’s why I love revival. I love acle worker, the promise keeper, the the people of God, together worshipHIM, WE OPEN OUR light in the darkness. Even when we ing Him, in awareness of His characLIVES UP TO ignore Him, or forget Him or stop ter. I love corporate worship because HIS TOUCH. seeking Him, or even believing… He God shows up in a big way. There’s is still Himself ! He continues to work no place I wouldn’t go to experience miracles, keep promises, and bring light into darkHim, to be with Him. That’s why I’ll be at the Light ness. We don’t worship Him to coax Him into doing the Fire Again Conference in Pensacola this September. those things. He never stops doing them. He’ll do With that many people worshiping Him in one place, them with or without us. That’s who He is. there’s no question in my mind that He’ll come and But, when we worship Him, we open our lives be exactly who He is. And I don’t want to miss it. up to His touch. There is no place too far that God *Article is an excerpt of the message delivered at the Light the Fire Conference in can’t reach. There is nothing that can separate us Toronto, Canada.

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The Wilderness: A place of great spiritual rewar d

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he much-lauded Christian writer and apologist G. K. Chesterton was once asked, “What book would you want to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island?” Without a moment’s hesitation he answered, “Thomas’ Guide to Practical Shipbuilding.” Chesterton’s quip was as wise as it was clever. Whether it’s a literal desert island or a more-likely emotional wilderness, eventually, we all need clear-

wilderness for your eternal good. To reap its benefits, however, you must understand its nature and purpose. That’s the reason for this book. It will look to the Bible as a spiritual survival guide for the desert — the supreme source of wisdom both for enduring the wilderness, as well as navigating safely through it to God’s promised destination.” The wilderness is an untamed, even hostile environment. It represents a most difficult season for

"The wilderness is a hard place. But it's crucial for our lives as it is painful. While a desert season feels terribly wrong, and loneliness and despair may seen to reign, God is with you..." headed advice on how to survive hostile environments. Fortunately, the Bible is full of stories in which God meets His children in, and sees them through barren wastelands. In his new book, Wilderness Survival Guide, Christ for All Nations (CfaN) Lead Evangelist Daniel Kolenda draws on the wisdom of Scripture and the practicalities of actual outdoor survival techniques to instruct readers how to survive and thrive in life’s deserts. As Evangelist Kolenda said of the book, “The wilderness is a hard place. But it’s as crucial for our lives as it is painful. While a desert season feels terribly wrong, and loneliness and despair may seem to reign, God is with you and He desires to use the 38

the human soul. But, through faith in God, it can become the source of our greatest spiritual reward. Wilderness Survival Guide will help you find that faith and apply it with insight to your own situation. To order or learn more, visit www.shopus.cfan.org Wilderness Survival Guide, is out now! Order it from the CfaN Store today and receive a free teachingDVD to accompany this powerful and inspiring book. Used together or separately, these resources are excellent tools for churches to use with new believers, in small groups, or for personal devotions. And, users of the YouVersion Bible app will be able to complement their experience with a free download of the 30-day Wilderness Survival digital-devotional.


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THE SEND:

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he Send is a collaboration between several ministries led by Daniel Kolenda, Lou Engle, Michael Koulianos, Todd White, Brian Brentt, Teo Hayashi and the teams point man, Andy Byrd. But beyond the collaboration, dozens of other ministries joined forces to make The Send this past February a reality including Francis Chan, Bill Johnson, Claudio Freidzon, Benny Hinn, Rodney Howard Browne and Heidi Baker. These and many others emboldened the audience with biblical truth and impartations of the Holy Spirit. Evangelist Kolenda told the capacity crowd, "If you go without the power, you'll have nothing to give." Christ for all Nations (CfaN), took a lead role in

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organizing the tipping-point event. The CfaN team was thrilled to help ignite a fresh passion for evangelism in their own "backyard." They also distributed more than 30k copies of Kolenda's book Unlocking the Miraculous which he wrote to help spark a mass movement of prayer and evangelism. The efforts of all those involved paid off. Nearly 3,000 people made 1st time decisions to follow Christ in response to Evangelist Kolenda's morning address. Tens of thousands more committed to evangelize their communities throughout the day-long event. Above all else, these fresh pledges reveal the heart behind the epic gathering: to spark the greatest


era of evangelism and missions in Church-history. As Evangelist Kolenda told a group of pastors before the event, "The Send is all about catalyzing the whole Body of Christ to act. History will look back at The Send and say it changed our generation." Though CfaN has hosted many stadium events all over the world – including the United States, the ministry is most well-known for its massive outreach campaigns in Africa, where they have seen more than 78-million documented conversions to Christianity over the last 30 years. Evangelist Kolenda says

that the Holy Spirit gave him a vision to see as many lives committed to Christ through their ministry in the next 10 years as they saw in the first 40 years, doubling that count to 150-million! CfaN's involvement in The Send is a clear expression of Evangelist Kolenda's vision to see, in the next 10 years, a "Decade of Double Harvest." This event is just the beginning. The SEND continues to equip and empower Christ-followers to do the work of the ministry. The next event, is scheduled for Feb 2020 in Brazil.


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ere at CfaN we’re believing God to reach twice as many people in the next ten years as we did in the last forty. And we plan to do that the same way we always have... inspired innovation. Under the leadership of our founder, Reinhard Bonnke, Christ for All Nations pioneered large tent evangelism, open-air Gospel crusades, portable stage design, mass-communication sound systems, church and government relations, team organization… not to brag, but the list is quite long. Evangelist Bonnke gathered a team of world class experts, craftsman, technicians, logisticians, and passionate Jesus-followers with a myriad of skill sets and pointed them all toward one goal: reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Today, our President and Lead Evangelist, Daniel Kolenda, has taken that baton and run with it headlong into the digital era. He still preaches a clear, impassioned Gospel message to millions on actual stages around the world; but thanks to modern technology, that message is reaching millions more through satellite TV, online content, social media platforms, blogs, live-streams, and other available communication tools. In the mold of his mentor, Evangelist Kolenda has inspired a fresh

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generation of ground-breakers to push the boundaries of the possible for the sake of souls. Now, all of these CfaN efforts can be personally experienced through the brand new CfaN app. Available on both iOS and Android platforms, the CfaN app allows users to stream CfaN shows, listen to podcast, read the blog, register for events, shop for resources, give, and keep up with the latest news – all from their favorite portable device. It also puts all CfaN’s web and social media assets under one convenient “Connect” tab. In an instant, users can reach their favorite CfaN platform with the push of a button, all from the palm of their hand. Best of all, the app makes it easier than ever to equip fellow-believers to evangelize their circle of influence. Anyone with a smart phone or digital-tablet can access teachings and stories that will inspire them to go deeper in their own lives and make Jesus known in the lives of others. It’s a profoundly helpful tool and the CfaN team is happy to make it available free of charge. Join in CfaN’s legacy of innovation and download the app today! To learn more about the new CfaN app, simply search for “CfaN” in the iTunes App Store, on Google Play, in the Amazon App Store, or in the Roku Channel Store.


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