Written by: Christ for all Nations
Article source: JOY! Magazine
In August and September, Evangelist Randy Roberts was the lead evangelist for two Gospel campaigns with CfaN in Luanda, Angola. Trained and mentored by Daniel Kolenda, Randy is a Bootcamp graduate and has preached at many CfaN Gospel campaigns. He was joined in Angola by Peter Vandenberg, (CfaN’s vice president) who ministered to local pastors and church leaders during the Fire Conferences that accompanied the Gospel campaigns.
A 55-year-old man named Joaquim had suffered from a smoking addiction for over 30 years. He was unable to go 30 minutes without smoking a cigarette. He came to the campaign on Thursday night and after we prayed, all desire for cigarettes left him. He testified on the Saturday that he had not smoked since then.
103 110 documented salvations
Peter shared: “We held two Gospel campaigns because this widely spread-out city had two high density residential areas, literally on opposite sides of the city. The people in each of these regions numbered in the hundreds of thousands at each location, but because of geographical and economic factors, neither region’s people could travel far to attend a campaign. So instead of them coming to the campaign, the campaign came to them.
Pastors and bishops repeatedly told us that they have never seen anything like this during their lives. All were deeply moved that we came to them as, in their words, “Nobody comes to help us.” During the two campaigns, we recorded 103 110 decisions to follow Jesus, and through our follow-up system, these new believers are being channelled into hundreds of participating churches.
José was recently released from prison and had been disowned by his family and friends. He had come to such a place of despair that he spent the last of his money buying poison to kill himself. You could have heard a pin drop as he described negotiating with the shopkeeper so he could afford the poison that was meant to end his life. Then a funny thing happened on his way to eat the poison and “go to sleep”. He saw a campaign banner that was hanging over the road that led to the field. So, he thought he would go and listen before he continued with his plan of suicide. He listened to the message but didn’t pray the prayer of salvation.
Then we lit the barrels full of witchcraft items, and I rebuked the devil and every foul spirit. As I was doing this, he said he felt a heaviness like a thick blanket lift off him and he no longer wanted to kill himself. Instead, he wanted to burn the poison that was meant to take his life. The crowd erupted as he finished telling us how Jesus had spared his life. Then he made a decision even bigger than burning the poison – he made Jesus his Lord and Saviour!
The CfaN team had the Herculean task of taking down, loading, moving, and putting up the sound, stage, and lights in just three days between the two campaigns.
Adelina had a stroke three years ago and was paralysed on her right side from her shoulder down. After the healing prayer, she came and danced with me on the platform. She didn’t even know about the crusade until her sister called her that morning and told her she needed to go.
Andre had a large tumour under his right arm and in his chest since 2017. A friend told him about the campaigns and that God was healing people there and he laughed it off, but said he would go anyway. He arrived just as I began to pray for the sick. As he walked onto the field, he felt the pressure in his chest dissipate. When he reached under his arm, he was shocked to find that the baseball-sized tumour that had been there for six years was gone.
Milena had a tumour in her throat for several years. Her friend had told her God was healing people at “campo de FAPA” (FAPA field) and that she should go with her. She was hesitant, but finally agreed to go. While she was waiting for her friend, the friend called and said she couldn’t go. Praise God that she decided to go by herself, because the strawberry-sized tumour disappeared in an instant. She wept tears of joy as she told us what Jesus had done for her.
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Date published: 04/11/2023
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