Reinhard Bonnke to win souls in Ghana
In what is expected to be the largest congregation of people at any Christian outdoor event in Ghana, the Christ For All Nations (CfAN) ministry is set to mount a three-night evangelistic crusade in Accra in November this year. Ministering will be the famous German international evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke.
The planning committee, led by Rev. John Kwesi Darku, Africa Director of CfAN, expects to attract more than one million people to the event which would be the first time in more than two decades that Bonnke would be attempting to win souls for God in Ghana.
The evangelist’s open-air crusades throughout the world have attracted record crowds. On single nights, some 1,600,000 attendances have been recorded. In Nigeria, a total of six million people attended five days of soul winning crusades.
According to his records, he has personally preached to over 120 million people, leading 72 million people in a prayer of salvation in a ministry spanning over 30 years.
In four months alone (from November 2012 to March 2013), his crusades recorded 9,120,000 conversions – people who actually stepped forward in response to what is known in Christianity as ‘altar calls’ and later filled out decision forms.
Bonnke is reported as planning for 10 crusades at which he is believing God for 20 million conversions.
At a press conference in Accra to announce the event, Rev. Darku, said Ghana was chosen by Bonnke for his last crusade in West Africa because he saw the country both as the Gateway to Africa and also for its political stability. More importantly, he added, ‘God is about to cause a revival in Ghana that will spread to the whole world.’
The prayer of CfAN is that the crusade would result in drawing men and women back to God.
With over one million souls targeted to be saved, he said ‘this will lead to transformation of lives and reduction in the crime rate’.
Another expected outcome would be national unity and social cohesion, ‘as millions will come together for the first time without political colouration’.
Giving details of how crusades contribute to crime rate reduction, the CfAN Africa Director referred to an earlier Bonnke crusade in Burkina Faso, where three armed robbers returned stolen goods to the crusade grounds. ‘Today, the three of them are preaching,’ he said.
Regarding Ghanaians’ expectation of miracles, signs and wonders, Rev. Darku said Bonnke crusades are noted for acts of God’s mercy on humanity. ‘In Nigeria, a deaf and dumb man heard and spoke for the first time in his life at a Bonnke crusade. As we speak here today, that man is now a pastor’.
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