The commercial capital of Nigeria, Lagos, is expected to host a farewell crusade in honour of German International Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke.
The renowned man of God has been undertaking evangelistic works over the last 40 years across the world, especially in Africa, and is expected to mount the pulpit for the last time on the continent.
Pastors, prophets, evangelists and Bible teachers from around the globe are expected to attend the crusade slated to take place from November 8 to November 12.
The crusade promises to attract millions of worshippers from around the globe, with the purpose of helping them tap into the anointing on the life and ministry of Evangelist Bonnke, who has held several crusades on the African continent.
A major highlight of the Lagos crusade, NEWS-ONE understands, will be what has been tagged: ‘Passing A Burning Torch Conference’ during the day sessions, targeted at leaders and all kinds of church workers from around the globe, including hundreds of Ghanaians and the rest of the West Africa sub-region.
The anointed man of God is said to have told the Nigerian media concerning the crusade that “God is going to do something I have never seen before.”
Evangelist Bonnke accordingly told journalists in Lagos earlier in this year that “the Lord spoke to me that I should go back for one more campaign in Africa. I want not only to see a gigantic harvest of souls, but to pass my burning torch to this generation.”
While certainly not Christ for All Nations (CfaN’s) final African crusade, Evangelist Bonnke is expected to inspire another historic global attendance equal to or exceeding that of the Millennium Campaign in Lagos, Nigeria, in the year 2000, this paper gathered.
The 2000 crusade is on record as CfaN’s largest to-date, attended by six million people, out of whom 3.4 million decisions for Christ were reportedly made, over the course of five nights.
Age is said to be catching up with Evangelist Bonnke and as such his doctor has accordingly counselled him against too much physical exertions.
The Lagos meeting, therefore, is his very last, though many are of the opinion that the venue should have been in Maseru, where he first preached in Africa 40 years ago.
Peter Vandenberg, CfaN’s Executive Vice President, predicts that “this November, Evangelist Bonnke will enter and leave Africa possibly for the last time, bidding a bitter-sweet farewell to a continent and people whom he very much loves and have been the centre of his life’s mission.”
CfaN is a non-denominational missions organisation aimed at taking the Gospel message to the world. Christ for All Nations is primarily known for its historic campaigns in Africa, and recently surpassed a milestone of 76 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, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States.
It all began in Maseru, Lesotho, in 1969. After seven long years of missionary work in the traditional way, God showed Reinhard a vision of a “blood-washed Africa.”
According to the CfaN website, Bonnke has personally preached to over 120 million people in Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, India, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Hong Kong, Canada and the United States of America.