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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 Creative Director Sam RodrĂ­guez Editorial Tanya Gardner Lead Photographer Oleksandr Volyk Design by DEditorial.com Special Thanks to All the contributors, Emily Bartlett, and the Bootcamp Graduates that participated with their contribution in this issue. CfaN is a nondenominational 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 80 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 United States.


FROM THE

PRESIDENT Missions Friends and Partners, I don’t have to tell you how wild 2020 has been in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic…but God has still been good through every moment of it. For instance, despite all of the flight cancellations, travel restrictions, and general chaos, CfaN has not missed a single Great Gospel Crusade! On the contrary, we’ve planned more events than ever. I speak for the whole team when I tell you that, despite the turmoil around us, we’re operating with a heightened expectation of the Father’s abounding grace and unshakable power. Our expanding efforts are in part possible because the graduates from the inaugural class of the CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp have hit the ground running. Already teams are spread throughout Tanzania­–organizing churches, training ministry teams, and preparing for 5 Gospel Crusades to be held in that beautiful East African nation. As Bootcamp graduate and Tanzania team member Jacob Ebersole said, “When I started talking to people, I noticed the expectation to see something great here in Tanzania.” His classmate and fellow team member Joe Turnbull echoed the sentiment: “As we got out of the airport, we were just sharing Christ, praying for people, and people were just so hungry, so open, and so loving.” With that in mind, the CfaN team commits this issue of Impact Magazine to the incredible Bootcampers who, even as I write this, are already making a tangible difference for the Kingdom. It is a fruitful opening to the Decade of Double Harvest! Of course, none of this would be possible without your continued prayer and financial support. You are an integral part of everything the Lord is doing through CfaN. Many, many thanks for your faithfulness. Yours in the harvest,

DANIEL KOLENDA


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JESSI GREEN A Woman on Fire for God

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BE CONFIDENT IN YOUR CALLING!

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A VISION FOR CHILDREN’S OUTREACH AT CFAN

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Jared Horton

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Jako Hugo

I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN

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David Rotärmel

RADICALLY CHANGED

Victoria Osborne

WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE GOSPEL

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Global Evangelist Alliance

FOR THIS GENERATION, LORD! Russell Benson

SPIRITUAL OPEN-HEART SURGERY

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Nico Ferreyra

STEPPING INTO GOD'S CALL FOR YOUR LIFE Peter Vandenberg

THE WONDER OF MULTIPLICATION

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Paul Maurer

FROM STUDENT TO CRUSADE DIRECTOR Lukas Repert

OPERATION DECAPOLIS

Bretislav “Bret” Sipek


Daniel Kolenda

Todd White

Eric Gilmour

Brian Guerin

Michael Koulianos

Peter Vanderberg

Russell Benson

Eddie James

Leonard Jones

Jenny Weaver

Naomi AkuchieCantwell

Amber Brooks


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JARED HORTON

BE CONFIDENT in your calling!

I

t has truly been an honor and privilege to be a part of this CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp. Over the past 2 years, I have ministered as a guest evangelist in four pre-crusade outreaches in Africa with Christ for all Nations. In November 2019, Evangelist Daniel Kolenda met with me, shared the vision of the Bootcamp

training, and asked me to move to Orlando to help train and mentor evangelists. I could find no reason why I would not want to help him raise up an army of evangelists! I gladly packed my bags and moved to Orlando at the beginning of 2020. As I began working with the Bootcamp students, one of the first things I noticed was that a few students lacked confidence in themselves to be evangelists. One of the biggest tactics of the enemy is to strip people of their confidence that God can use them. You can be pure and holy but still lack the faith it takes to operate in the power of God. One of my main prayers for them was, “God, give these evangelists the confidence that You can use them just like You can

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“God, give these evangelists the confidence that You can use them just like You can use any other man or woman of God.”

use any other man or woman of God.” I’m glad

I can’t wait to watch them minister on

to say I believe God answered my prayer! It

foreign soil, heal the sick, cast out devils, and

was so amazing to see the transformation

bring in massive harvests of souls! Maybe,

in these evangelists. I don’t even know

as you read this, you know that you have the

how to explain it. All I can say is that this

call to be an evangelist, but you are not sure

Bootcamp has radically changed the lives

how to do it and you lack confidence. I want

of each one. They look so different. It is

to encourage you to not waste your whole life

nothing you can see with your natural eye,

sitting on your calling, believing that one day

but you can tell in the spirit that something

you will shake the nations. Now is the time,

supernatural has been imparted to them

my friend! TAKE ACTION, get trained, get

here at this Bootcamp. They now walk with a

equipped, and learn to walk in the authority

supernatural authority on their lives.

of your God-given Evangelistic calling!

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JAKO HUGO

A vision for

CHILDREN’S

M

outreach at CfaN

y lovely wife, Karin,

the next ten years, we are

and I have been

trusting God for many

part of the CfaN

millions more children to

team for over 12

come into the Kingdom of

years, and earlier

God across the globe.

this year, we were asked to coach and mentor at the first

Kolenda’s vision for a Decade

CfaN Evangelism Alliance

of Double Harvest for this

Bootcamp in Orlando. What a

decade is absolutely possible

joyful time!

through multiplication.

Everyone who knows us

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Evangelist Daniel

Imagine if the current 51

knows our greatest passion is

Bootcamp-trained CfaN

for sharing the Gospel with

evangelists would each lead 1

children in schools. With our

million children to Jesus over

own eyes, we witnessed over

the next 10 years. That would

3 million children say “yes” to

already be 50 million souls

Jesus in Africa over the last

taken from darkness to light.

decade. We believe this is

And Daniel’s vision is to train

just the beginning. Over

20,000 evangelists!

Daniel’s vision is to train 20,000 evangelists!


We witnessed “over 3 million

children say “yes” to Jesus in Africa over the last decade.

Africa is a continent of the young We believe that now is the time for all hands to be on deck. In the coming decade, millions of believing young people in Africa will be the next massive wave of evangelists, pastors, and church workers, transforming their homes and communities in Jesus’ name.

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DAVID ROTÄRMEL

I’ll never be the same

AGAIN

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ever could I have

crusade evangelism. After

imagined the impact

finishing my master’s degree, I

that CfaN Evangelism

applied for the CfaN Bootcamp

Bootcamp 2020

and was accepted.

would have on my life.

Being an evangelist for many years, I knew that my calling was to win masses to Christ. After conducting smaller Gospel Crusade campaigns

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“Keep your heart soft and tender.” At Bootcamp 2020, my

in Germany, I reached out to

life was transformed right

CfaN to ask if there was any

into the deepest places of

possibility of learning about

my heart. In one of the first

Evangelists, “make sure

you keep your heart soft and tender towards the Lord every single day”.


sessions, Daniel Kolenda mentioned, “Evangelists, make sure you keep your heart soft and tender towards the Lord every single day.” Little did I know that this would be the biggest transformation

“I can only summarize my Bootcamp experience with one sentence: ‘I will never be the same again.’”

imparted to me. The spiritual formation

crusade directors in the

Africa. I will be one of many

morning sessions with Eric

world, including Rev. John

crusade director interns for

Gilmour made my heart

Darku, who has organized

five massive Gospel crusades

so tender towards Jesus,

some of the biggest

that CfaN is conducting in

I ended up experiencing

evangelistic campaigns,

Tanzania this year. Right

Jesus every single day in

and Mr. Bret Sipek, who

now, I am on the ground and

very deep ways.

has pioneered the way into

Evangelist Daniel Kolenda gave us insight

mass crusade evangelism in Europe in the 21st century.

into every aspect of an evangelistic ministry. There were no secrets at all; he wanted us to see and experience all of it. Even

teams preparing one of the five Gospel crusades.. All the theoretical training of

Graduation is just the beginning

during the International Planning Meetings week,

am in charge of one of the

The graduation of

the Bootcamp is set straight into action. We are expecting whole cities to be shaken with the Gospel, hundreds of thousands of souls to

where all executive

Bootcamp was not the end.

directors of CfaN come to

In fact, everything just

Orlando to plan, he gave

started from there. CfaN

of thousands of people

us the opportunity to sit

Bootcamp does not just send

to receive their healing. I

in, meet the directors, and

its students home but rather

can only summarize my

ask questions. In addition,

stays in touch and even

Bootcamp experience with

we had private teaching

gives them the opportunity

one sentence: “I will never

sessions with the best

for on-the-field training in

be the same again.”

receive salvation, and tens

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VICTORIA OSBORNE

Radically

CHANGED!

I

t’s hard to believe that just 8 months ago, I was a fulltime neonatal intensive care nurse when the Lord asked me to quit my job and sell

most of what I owned to go and attend CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp. Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, the president of CfaN, had a vision for a Bootcamp that would train, equip, and launch

“I wanted to be obedient to the call of Jesus.” 16

evangelists into mass crusade evangelism in Africa. When I first heard about the launch of this Bootcamp, my initial thought was that this was too far out of reach for me. After all, I was a registered nurse and I had no experience with crusade-style evangelism.


I wanted to be obedient to

been a time to preach the

the call of Jesus.

Gospel, it is now. The Lord

The 6 months of

Obedient to the call A month went by and I still had not applied, but I could not shake the burning desire and urgency to preach the Gospel and see souls saved. I was so hungry to learn and be equipped. I filled out the application, and two weeks later, I was

is raising up both men and

Bootcamp were filled

women who are ready to lay

with intense and practical

their lives down for Jesus

training, with the focus of

to usher in the greatest

everything we do being the

harvest we have ever seen.

hands and feet of Jesus. I can

If there is one thing I have

honestly say there is no other

learned, it is that the Lord

training like it. From doing

is not looking for you to be

local outreaches to preaching

qualified; He is looking for

in the rain, Evangelist Daniel

you to be obedient.

Kolenda has poured into

So often we limit

us to ensure we are ready

ourselves by what we can do

to be sent out.

in our own strength, and we

Step into the fullness of your calling! My life has been

never step into the fullness of our calling. The Lord is calling out for a generation to step into something that requires them to be fully dependent on Him. It’s not about what we can do,

radically changed because

but what He wants to do

of this opportunity. I truly

through us. Obedience to

believe that if there has ever

Jesus is everything.

accepted into the CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp. Two months after that, I left my job as a nurse and moved to Orlando to pursue fulltime evangelism. Although many people thought I was crazy for giving up my career, I knew in my heart that I did not want to be successful by the world’s standards.

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JESSI GREEN

A WOMAN ON FOR

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GOD said,

“GO!”

A

graduate from CfaN’s School of Evangelism, Jessi Green is impacting the West Coast of America in a revival that is happening in California, after passionately following the vision God gave her five years ago.

Jessi Green has always been someone who has a

huge passion for the lost. One day, she realized she had the gift of evangelism. However, she couldn’t find much information for evangelists to train and prepare for ministry. “I feel like it’s one of the few spiritual gifts that is not talked about a ton. People love evangelists, but they don’t know what to do with them,” she said in a recent interview. But then she found out about the late Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. And later on, Jessi discovered the CfaN School of Evangelism (SOE). So, she enrolled in the course even when she was financially broke. Jessi remembers crying and praying almost every day after class because of everything she had learned from the school’s teachers.

A double portion And on one unforgettable day, during the secondto-last day of school, she went up to Evangelist Reinhard

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You’ll receive the thing “that you’ve asked for.” Bonnke. The young evangelist made what

Three months after graduating from the

she calls a “really weird request” of him.

School of Evangelism, Jessi received a vision

She asked him if she could have a “double

from God for California. She saw a vision of

portion” of his anointing.

Huntington Beach wherein “thousands of

The late, great evangelist looked her

people were being baptized.” She said people

straight in the eye and grabbed her hands.

were “turning around and baptizing people,

Then he told her, “You’ll receive the thing

chaotic, no order.”

that you've asked for.” In September 2015, Jessi graduated from SOE. She came out of the school completely on fire for God. She has never been the same again! Since then, she has felt a burden for America. When Jessi went back to New York, she started to share the Gospel on the streets and in the subways. Jessi also came to the point that she couldn’t fall asleep because of the fire burning inside her. She kept sharing the Gospel wherever she went across New York, and as a result, multitudes of people were saved.

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God said, “GO!” God told her that it will be the “next revival that she will be a part of.” The revival will start through the “equipping of the


Saints.” God wanted her to

things small—equipping and

take that fire in her to others

discipling people, teaching

as well. So, without hesitation,

them to follow Jesus. And

Jessi obeyed and trusted

they continued to preach the

God. She and her husband

Gospel in the streets.

left everything in New York,

In April 2019, she heard

including their jobs, and moved

God telling her that the vision

to California with a 2-month-

she saw would happen in the

old baby. They lived in a tiny

summer of 2020. So, Jessi

apartment in Huntington

co-organized the event called

Beach. They sacrificed

SATURATE OC 2020. When

everything for the vision God

COVID-19 broke out, she

had for their lives.

thought it would no longer

For several years, they

happen. But the Holy Spirit

did ministry in that place

kept telling her it would still

and founded home churches

come to pass.

called Salt Churches. But

Although she lost

Jessi began to doubt if the

partnerships in the SATURATE

vision God gave her would

OC 2020 she had co-

come to pass because

organized, God told them to

nothing was happening.

keep going. They wanted to

Nevertheless, she kept trusting God. She kept doing

obey God even if that meant they had to go alone in the event. Then, an unexpected miracle happened!

“...teaching them to follow Jesus.”


Waves of revival at the seashore Amidst the pandemic crisis, when California had prohibited public worship, waves of revival took place at Lifeguard Tower, Huntington Beach. In the spring of 2020, the vision God gave her finally came to reality. Thousands would come to the events and healings, miracles, and deliverances happened. And many got saved and baptized by the seashore! "What we are experiencing right now in California is nothing but miraculous. I

If you have that burden in your heart for

know so many have prayed for revival and

the lost as well, and you’re called to be an

I’m really humbled that God is using our

evangelist, come and join CfaN’s Evangelism

small family, our sweet friends, and this little

Bootcamp this January 2021. It is an

lifeguard tower to ignite something in the

incubation chamber for evangelists like you.

hearts of believers," Jessi says.

It is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Since the first week of July, when it

“This is so much more than a Bible

started with only 300 people, these revival

School. This is like the Navy Seals for

meetings now happen every Friday night.

evangelists,” Evangelist Daniel Kolenda said.

“Hundreds of people are getting

Who knows where God will lead you

saved and baptized. And people are being

and how you will impact nations one day

miraculously healed. Like little children,

for God’s glory? You have to be prepared for

people are crying out to God on their knees,

your God-given destiny. You aren’t just an

weeping like 5-year-olds,” Jessi testified,

ordinary person—you are a child of God. You

amazed at what God is doing.

are a world changer!

Even with the persecution they’ve

Be part of the generation of Spirit-driven

endured, Jessi and her team aren’t affected

evangelists in this Decade of Double Harvest.

because of the joy of salvation. They would

Visit CfaNBootcamp.org to apply today!

rather obey God than men. It’s incredible how one person like Jessi is impacting America today. Her obedience led her to this revival that God is stirring up in California in the middle of a global pandemic. How amazing is that?!

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of people “Hundreds are getting saved and baptized.”



GLOBAL EVANGELIST ALLIANCE

WORKING Together for the GOSPEL

GEA

was established as a

ones often “misunderstood and neglected

network of evangelists

by the church. As a result, their gifts remain

from every corner of the

unleashed and buried. And the church

globe to collaborate, synergize, and work

continues to thrive without even harnessing

together to see a global wave of salvation

its potential—more so, without knowing

moving in every continent and every

what could become of the body of Christ

nation of this world!

if the gift of the evangelists is drawn from

“Working together and drawing from our combined experience and insight, I’m convinced this will become one of the most fruitful networks of evangelists in the world.”

Daniel Kolenda

A platform birthed out of a fervent desire to reach the lost and empower evangelists all over the world to fulfill Christ’s Great

“An evangelist is not just somebody who preaches the Gospel. It is a certain breed; we have a certain kind of DNA. We’re driven in a certain way for souls,” Evangelist Daniel Kolenda said during the Empowered21 Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. He added, “An Evangelist is not a second-

Commission—this is the Global Evangelist

rate member of the five-fold ministry.

Alliance.

We are a part of what God has called for

President of Christ for all Nations, Daniel Kolenda, says evangelists are the

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the hidden.”

the perfecting of the Saints for the edifying of the body of Christ until we come into


“This generation needs you!”

An evangelist is not just somebody who preaches the Gospel. It is a certain breed; we have a certain kind of DNA.”

the fullness of the stature of Jesus...We are needed and necessary.” At the launch of the GEA in Johannesburg, South Africa 2018, Evangelist Daniel Kolenda gathered some of the most influential leaders in world of evangelism today: Jean-Luc Trachsel, Todd White, Nathan Morris, Andy Byrd, LaDonna Osborn, Daniel King, Daniella Friedzon-McCabe, Michael Koulianos, Teo Hayashi, Jeri Hill, and other well-known evangelists that are part of GEA’s

evangelists to see worldwide salvation at an unprecedented rate, now is the time to answer that call. This generation needs you! Now is the time while it is still day. Now is the time for harvesting! Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of God’s army of evangelists and reap the harvest for Calvary’s sake! In joining GEA, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with high-profile leaders and renowned evangelists at annual conferences. There will be opportunities to collaborate and connect with other likeminded evangelists who share the same vision and purpose as yours. Most of all, you’ll get a sense of belonging to an army of evangelists reaching the world together for Christ!

Go and join today! joinGE A.ORG

organizational team. If your heart is burning for global revival and you know from the depth of your soul God is calling you to collaborate with other

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RUSSELL BENSON

For this generation,

LORD!

R

ussell Benson is CfaN’s International Director, a passionate evangelist, and a forerunner of revival who is passionate in the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, and in passing the baton to the younger generation for the next great awakening.

“God, we have experienced a revival in our generation. I pray

for this generation to experience an even greater revival.” This is what Russell Benson prayed for young people when he spoke at the Light the Fire Again Conference in Pensacola, Florida. Light the Fire Again Pensacola was a historic gathering of past and current world revival leaders. The event was hosted by Christ for All Nations (CfaN) and is all available online.

“God wants to anoint your generation.” During the conference, Russell said to them, “Young people, you need the power of God. You did not come to this conference just to hear a good message. God wants to encounter you in such a deep way that you will never doubt His presence in your life. He

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Young “ people, you need the power of God.”


wants to anoint your generation to take this thing to another level.” Even deeper than his huge passion for the lost is Russell’s zeal in imparting the fire of God to the younger generation. It was the late Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke who told him, “Russ, we need to go and we need to

Evangelism Bootcamp first graduation in

pass the baton to the next generation of Holy

June, he told the graduates, “This must

Spirit evangelists.” And that’s what

continue! I feel an urgency in my spirit

he is doing today!

that we need to take that baton together.

Russell grew up in Port Charlotte,

And we need to pass that baton to the

Florida. At an early age, he found himself

next generation of Holy Spirit evangelists:

amid a revival, knowing nothing about

hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands

revival. At 19 years old, he experienced

of evangelists burning with the fire of the

the power of God when he went to the Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola. He was so powerfully touched by God that he came to a point where he had to cry out, “God, I can’t take any more of this, lest I die!”

A heart for equipping the saints Since then, Russell has been faithfully stewarding that glory and presence of God that he experienced. After graduating from Brownsville Revival School of Ministry in Pensacola, he pioneered churches until he realized he has a heart for the “equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry.” For years, he has worked alongside Evangelist

Holy Spirit, leading to the greatest harvest this world has ever seen!” CfaN’s Evangelism Bootcamp is an intense physical, mental, spiritual, and academic training for evangelists, a time graduates have described as “lifechanging.” At the end of his message, Russell challenged those first Bootcamp graduates. He told them, “This Decade of Double Harvest and reaching another 75 million souls will not happen through just our efforts. We have a mandate to train and to send. And I believe God is going to use the first Bootcamp graduates, the next Bootcamp, and the next Bootcamp, and the next Bootcamp to see amazing things! Will you help us today? Will you stand with us?” Russell’s response to the calling and

Daniel Kolenda, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke,

purposes of God for his life has literally

and Peter Vandenberg.

touched millions of people. And he will

Today, Russell continues to impact

continue to do so as he stands with CfaN’s

millions as one of the key leaders of Christ

vision of the Decade of Double Harvest,

for all Nations. When he spoke at the CfaN’s

for the glory of Jesus Christ!

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NICO FERREYRA

Spiritual

OPEN-HEART surgery

C

faN Evangelism Bootcamp has

documentation for all my family, and guiding

been a time of intense training,

many people through dreams to contribute

experiences, and constant faith

financially so that we could travel.

challenges, and an unparalleled time of fellowship. I still vividly remember

the night that I saw the Bootcamp 2020 ad. The voice of the Holy Spirit was so evident as He put in my heart that I should go. From there, an adventure began with my family. With each step, miracle after miracle confirmed that this whole project was

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A new heart—and a passion for the lost With every step that we took, our hearts were enlarged by the thought that if this was

of the Lord. It was like a great wave that

the waiting room, what would the operation

moved and directed us towards His purpose.

on our heart look like in the CfaN operating

From the moment I sent the application,

room? Without a doubt, God performed

God opened doors, putting people we had

open-heart surgery during Bootcamp. He put

never met before at our side, providing the

in a new heart and renewed our passion for


Go out into the “ world and preach the gospel.”

the lost, broadened our vision for the world,

dream of winning towns, cities, and nations

and gave us the tools we needed to reach the

for Christ. I know that many times the

nations for Christ.

evangelist feels alone, but at Bootcamp, we

I have been an evangelist for many

were not only equipped but now belong to a

years, but Bootcamp changed my vision

big family that has the same crazy faith and

forever. Each of the evangelists who

the same passion. In Latin America, many

ministered to us gave our spirit the

evangelists go out into the world alone, but

nourishment we needed. Each class was

in CfaN, we find friends, where we connect,

like arrows of fire—not an emotion of the

work together on the same mandate: “Go out

moment, but like God was pushing us to do

into the world and preach the gospel.”

much greater things for Him. The challenges of faith were relentless in each class.

We’re part of a big family Many years ago, I dreamed of something

Today I can say that I don’t feel alone anymore. I firmly believe that I’m the first of thousands of Latin American evangelists who will connect with Daniel Kolenda’s dream that God has given to him. God is raising a new generation of evangelists from

like this, where we would all speak the same

the Spanish-speaking nations, and we are

thing, where we would all have the same

in that generation.

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PETER VANDENBERG

Stepping into God’s

CALL FOR YOUR LIFE

T

he very first step, and the

heaven. But Jesus clearly said

most important of all, is

that He had come to give us

to step into salvation.

life and a life that is more

For many Christians,

this is as far as they get,

that happens now.

falling into a kind of spiritual

So how can this happen?

coma, just waiting for the

The process of moving

afterlife and the promise of

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abundant. That is something

from salvation to the wider


call of God comes out of

your cross “Takeandupfollow me.”

discipleship. Being a disciple in New Testament times was something that has few parallels in our day and age, so to know what it is, we need to look more closely at the discipleship of that time.

These days we tend to

people usually expect an

concentrate on taking on the

answer that includes plenty

ideas and knowledge part,

of adrenaline! But I always

but unfortunately, in our

answer, “Following the call

world of focus on individuals

of God.” That has been the

and their rights, we don’t do

driving force in my life,

much in the way of taking

taking me to places and into

a disciple of someone else

on a lifestyle of discipleship.

situations that I would never

was a common and popular

Jesus made many references

have had the imagination to

concept in Jesus’ day. Many

to the need for this to

think up for myself. Thank

leading rabbis had a strong

happen, and a follower of

God, He gave me a partner

following of disciples,

Jesus was fully committed

to go adventuring with, my

and political leaders and

to doing whatever it took to

beautiful and talented wife,

agitators also had disciples.

be a disciple, including a life

Evangeline. It’s worth taking

The root word of disciple

change and, if necessary,

a moment to look at how

is discipline, and it is used

personal deprivation and

we began to hear the voice

because a follower, or

sacrifice. That’s what it

of God for ourselves, since

disciple, of someone would

meant to “take up your cross

everything else that followed

submit themselves to the

and follow Me.”

in our lives comes back to

What is a disciple? The idea of becoming

this process.

ideas and lifestyle of the chosen leader. They would voluntarily bring themselves under the discipline of the leader or teacher, not only in a sense of taking in knowledge and ideas but

How did I come to follow the call? I have many times been

Other Christians that I knew talked so easily about hearing from God. “How does that even work?” I thought. “Do they actually hear a voice? Is it a feeling?

most important of all, taking

asked what the most exciting

How do they know it’s God

on the lifestyle, worldview,

thing is that I’ve ever done.

that’s speaking?” And on

and outward actions of the

Given my love of adventure,

top of that, well-meaning

chosen leader.

sports, and flying, I think

Christians were constantly

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telling me, much to my annoyance, that there was a call on my life. I wondered how they could know that if I didn’t even know it myself? Then I found myself reading in Acts 15 about the apostles and elders sending some chosen men out to minister in Antioch, and I was riveted by these words: “…it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,” (Acts 15:25, NKJV) and then

sounds a lot more spiritual than that, but

again later, “For it seemed good to the

that’s just how it is with me and the Lord.

Holy Spirit, and to us…” (Acts 15:28,

When the Holy Spirit is nudging me, I get

NKJV)

that odd cheesy feeling in my gut, and I’ve learned to pay attention, resulting in life-

It seemed good to them?! They weren’t even really sure, but they went out, and the work was blessed. I could certainly relate to that. If something seemed good to me, and the Holy Spirit was involved, I was willing to give it a go.

Listen to the nudging of the Holy Spirit As I began to experiment with prayer and listening to God, I discovered that I would always get that funny feeling in my belly when the Holy Spirit was trying to get my attention, an actual physical sensation that my family knows as “that cheesy feeling,” since it reminds me of indigestion! I’m sure it’s different for everyone and that there are many people whose direct line to God

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changing decisions and actions. We have very recently witnessed the graduation of our CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp students after six months of hard work, sacrifice, and following the call of God just as I did so long ago. They are now evangelists, and as I write this, many are already in East Africa preparing to preach the Gospel and to see thousands saved in every meeting. For them, the exciting journey is beginning. And it can begin for you too as you purpose in your heart, like the disciples who dropped everything and followed Jesus of Nazareth. Many new students are right now facing the challenge of discipleship, lifechanging decisions, and even uncertainties to sign up for the 2021 Bootcamp training. I know they will not be disappointed because this is an idea that came directly from Jesus— and that will take them into an adventure they can barely imagine.


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The WONDER of

MULTIPLICATION

I

n 2003, I received a prophetic word that

year, I started having a lot of dreams about

I had a powerful anointing on my life to

ministering at crusades. The more I prayed

evangelize the nations, walk among the

about these dreams, the stronger the desire

leadership of the nations, minister to

to do crusades became.

them in the days to come, and see signs,

wonders, and miracles. It was a powerful word! But I thought it was surely for someone else! It didn’t make any sense as I had no desire to go to the nations, and I wasn’t seeing any miracles.

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It was a long shot, but I had to try I contacted Evangelist Daniel Kolenda

So, I put the prophetic word on the shelf

and asked if he would consider mentoring

and prayed that if it were God’s will, it would

me in crusade ministry. I thought it was a

come to pass. A few years later, I became a

long shot, but I needed to at least try. After

youth pastor, and after a series of prophetic

praying about my request, Daniel got back to

confirmations, I ended up being a missionary

me. I was shocked to find out he had decided

in China. After living in China for about a

to start an apprenticeship program at CfaN.

Opening a CfaN Gospel Crusade in Burundi, Africa, during my apprenticeship at Christ for all Nations.


“The ministry of Christ for all Nations changed my life, and I am forever grateful.� He invited 6 men from different parts of

I am convinced that without the training

the world to be mentored by him and asked

and equipping I received from Evangelist

me to be one of them. I was so excited! That

Daniel Kolenda, I would have never done

year at CfaN completely changed my life.

crusade ministry. Now Daniel wants to

It built a faith in my heart to believe God

raise up another 20,000 evangelists for

for the impossible. Since then, I’ve been

the end-times harvest! Daniel mentored

conducting crusades all over the world.

me, and now I am partnering with CfaN to

Multitudes have been coming to Christ in

help train and equip the CfaN Bootcamp

places like Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka, and

graduates in Africa.

thousands are being healed!

Prophecy became reality The dreams and prophetic words I had received many years ago became a reality.

This is multiplication! If you are called to evangelism, I could not think of a better place in the world to be equipped and sent out. The ministry of Christ for all Nations changed my life, and I am forever grateful.

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LUK AS REPERT

From Student to

CRUSADE DIRECTOR

R

ight now as I am writing this, I am

During Bootcamp, the world’s greatest

sitting in an airplane 30,000 ft above

evangelists and crusade organizers taught

the ground on my way to Tanzania to

us, but it was by no means just theoretical

set up a great Gospel crusade, and I

training. Almost every topic that was taught

am just humbled and thankful when I

in the Bootcamp also had its practical side.

look back to the beginning of the year where all of this started! In January 2020, I had the great privilege of being part of the first ever CfaN Evangelism

From theory to action I really enjoyed the lessons on crusade

Bootcamp, conducted by Daniel Kolenda.

organizing that Rev. John Darku held. This

Today I can say I would not be able to sit in

man organized the largest crusade in the

this plane, confident that I am able to execute

world in 2000 in Lagos, Nigeria, and taught

such a big task, without the knowledge that I

us how to do it too. And then suddenly

gained in the Bootcamp classes.

during Bootcamp, the door opened for me and many other Bootcampers to get really practically involved in actual crusade organization in Africa.

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I am so glad we didn’t only have John Darku teaching us how to organize a crusade, but also Russell Benson, who was responsible for organizing all the American CfaN events. In addition to him, we also learned from Bret Sipek, Siegfried Tomazsewski, and many more. And suddenly, with the opportunity to be part of the organizing team for the upcoming Tanzanian crusades, everything that we heard in the training became real and applicable! But it was not only the training on crusade organization that prepared me for this huge task. No; every single session that we had in Bootcamp, and for me personally especially those with Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, really readied us to be the bestequipped evangelists in the world! We were trained one-on-one by Daniel Kolenda on how to preach, how to write a salvation message, how to conduct an effective altar call, and the theological foundation of every part of a Gospel crusade. I could write so much more about it, but I have to leave the plane now and get into action so that many will get saved!

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BRETISLAV “BRET” SIPEK

OPERATION

DECAPOLIS CfaN Internship for Bootcamp Graduates

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n important part of

a year is different from doing

the Decade of Double

10 great Gospel crusades in 2

Harvest vision is

weeks.

“Operation Decapolis.” Decapolis translates

It was clear that as we started picking up speed, we

as ten cities, and “Operation

would have to shift gears and

Decapolis” essentially means

build a high quality team. The

ten great simultaneous

core of the team was formed

evangelistic campaigns. As an

from a handful of very capable,

Executive Crusade Director,

loyal, and experienced CfaN

I have worked on many CfaN

employees. However, these

Gospel Crusades over the

workers have additional tasks

years, and I like challenges.

and responsibilities and cannot

However, I still struggled to

devote themselves to the

understand how to do ten

Decapolis project long term. In

campaigns simultaneously.

prayers on sleepless nights, we

Doing two or three crusades

thought about how to fulfill the

two “orDoing three

crusades a year is different from doing 10 great Gospel crusades in 2 weeks.”


vision: in 2020 one Decapolis, in 2021 two Decapolis, in 2022 four Decapolis, a total of 40 Crusades. The answer to our search was to invite Bootcamp graduates to an internership program as Crusade Directors. The training of interns

The willingness to “ cooperate in preaching the

Gospel quickly removed denominational differences.

began immediately. We went through the crusade

simultaneous Gospel

born-again believer has

manual in detail and then

crusades. The Decapolis

a unique story—his own

we started working with

team was strengthened by

testimony—and he can

Decapolis cities. We began

Bootcamp interns and sent

share it with unsaved

research on promotion,

out into individual cities.

friends. We have found that

event management, finance,

The first task was to set

the best advertisement for

and other important areas

up crusade committees

crusades is the power of

of preparation for the

in all cities. This was

Holy Spirit. Interns preach

Great Gospel Crusade. All

accomplished very quickly,

in churches and devote

our efforts were initially

and the willingness to

themselves to training

focused on Decapolis in

cooperate in preaching the

young evangelists. We will

the Lake Victoria area in

Gospel quickly removed

preach in the streets and

Kenya. But with Kenya

denominational differences.

pray in hospitals for the

still closed to major public

It is a pleasure to see

sick. We will visit all the

events in July, we sought

representatives of all major

schools in the city, the

a solution and found that

denominations sitting in

prisons and markets. We

neighboring Tanzania was

one room, planning and

want everyone to hear the

open to crusades, and even

praying in mutual respect.

good news and experience

the president himself was

Our goal for each city is

a touch of God. We want

calling on the churches

to train 1,000 evangelists,

people to experience

to conduct large Gospel

able to preach in the

their miracle before the

outreaches.

streets and markets, and

crusade itself. The Gospel

to encourage and prepare

Crusade main event is then

in northern Tanzania.

10,000 believers to pray

a powerful crescendo, with

Due to the short planning

for their loved ones and

crowds receiving salvation,

time, we decided to do

to testify. Not everyone is

healing, and deliverance in

a half Decapolis—five

an evangelist, but every

the name of Jesus Christ.

We visited several cities

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