Before the crusade began, CfaN’s president, Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, was invited to pray with the first president of Zambia and founding father of the nation, Kenneth Kaunda. Great interest was shown in the crusade, and the evening messages were broadcast across the nation on Christian Voice Radio. Evangelist Kolenda reported an “electricity in the air as the people have come full of faith.”
The Fire Conference, which was held for the pastors and bishops of the area, was opened the first morning by Evangelist Daniel Kolenda and Reverend Oliver Raper, who ministered to the many pastors and church workers in attendance. That evening, Evangelist Scott Lee opened the meeting in order to prepare the hearts of the people for Evangelist Daniel Kolenda’s message. The response to the call to salvation was extraordinary.
In addition to the many thousands who surrendered their lives to Christ in Zambia, there were also many people healed. Countless stories of healings and deliverance were evidenced. Evangelist Kolenda told a story from the first night of the crusade that was particularly moving. Kolenda stated that “a mad man who was sitting on the ground eating dirt suddenly came to his right mind as we were praying. When he came onto the platform he was still covered in dust from head to toe, but he began declaring the wonders of God with such enthusiasm, one Pastor on the platform said, ‘He’s preaching!’ and the people were beside themselves with joy!”
Several other healing testimonials were reported through the crusades. A little, 7-year-old girl who had never heard or spoke was able to repeat after Evangelist Kolenda, “one, two.” A young lady who was paralyzed on her left side received complete healing. Another woman with a tumor the size of a grapefruit said that it vanished during the prayer. A woman who had been in a wheelchair, unable to walk at all for two years was healed. These were only a few of the miraculous testimonies told.
In over 40 years of ministry, CfaN has recorded over 74 million documented decisions to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. “We are winning millions to Christ, one soul at a time,” says Reinhard Bonnke, founder of Christ for all Nations. “Every single, solitary soul is precious.”