Christ for all Nations returns to Abeokuta, Nigeria for the first time in 17 years.
Abeokuta is the largest city and state capital of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria. It is situated on the east bank of the Ogun River, near a group of rocky outcrops in a wooded savanna. Abeokuta was founded in 1830 after the intertribal wars ravaged refugees in Egba forest from their original homes between 1817 and 1830. The name of the town “ABEOKUTA” was derived from the protection which the fleeing settlers sought under the Olumo Rock, now a tourist centre in the town. Abeokuta means ‘the refugees under a rock’.
The Egba people are the original founders of the city of Abeokuta, which they share with Owu people (later arrivals). The land was also settled on by missionaries in the 1840s who later became prominent. Up until the 18th Century, the Egba people lived in a cluster of villages around a place known as Orile-Itoko, as a subject territory of the old Oyo Empire, which was one of the strongest empires that ever existed in West Africa.
Land and Climate
Abeokuta lies below the Olumo Rock, home to several caves and shrines. The town relies on the Oyan River Dam for its water supply. This city has a tropical climate. When compared with winter, the summers have much more rainfall. The temperature here averages 80.78°F (27.1°C). The temperatures are highest on average in March, at around 84.38°F (29.1°C). At 77.18°F (25.1°C) on average, August is the coldest month of the year.
Modern Abeokuta is an agricultural trade centre (rice, yams, cassava, corn, palm oil and kernels, cotton, fruits, vegetables, shea butter, and rubber) and an exporting point for cocoa, palm produce, fruits, and kola nuts. Rice and cotton were introduced by the missionaries in the 1850s, and cotton weaving and dyeing are now traditional crafts of the town.
Ministry Partner, in addition to your prayers, would you consider sowing into our last two crusades of 2019?
Just to send our tech team from the UK to Africa, usually, 6-8 skilled people running PA, lights and the giant screens, cost around £35k per campaign.
Let's end 2019 with the two largest harvests of new believers of the year!
Thank you in advance for your gift today!
Mark Oakes - UK Director
Dear Missions Partner,
As part of our “Decade of Double Harvest”, with the goal of seeing a total of 150 million decisions for Jesus in the next decade, there are once again several teams in operation, doing pre-campaign evangelistic outreaches before the main event in Abeokuta – a city with nearly 1 million residents and a very large, densely populated surrounding region.
They preach wherever it’s possible - in schools, in marketplaces, at street intersections. Mostly, they use our new Gospel Trucks, but not always. As I’ve said before: I believe there will come a day very soon, when as many or even more salvations happen before the main event, as happen during it.
We want to achieve the maximum with this “open window of opportunity”. Thank you for your partnership, and thank you that the people of Abeokuta can be touched and forever changed by the Gospel.
Please pray with us for the outreaches and the main event from 7 – 10 November in Abeokuta, Nigeria.
The best is yet to come, in Jesus’ name!
Evangelist Daniel Kolenda
We have arrived in Abeokuta, Nigeria and are expectant for a great move of God to sweep across this land! For six weeks now, our team of evangelists have been on the ground, preparing the way and we have already seen over 77,000 salvations BEFORE the main crusade has even begun. The harvest is truly ripe! Please join us in prayer as the first night of our Gospel Crusade begins this evening. #decadeofdoubleharvest
Representing the King-Abeokuta, Nigeria - Days 1 & 2
When I arrived in Abeokuta, Nigeria two days ago we were greeted on the side of the road by a lively crowd made up of local believers, pastors, bishops and other leaders. They were full of joy and anticipation of what God is going to do this week. I was then escorted to the governor’s mansion where I was able to share with the governor (who is a believer) and his entire cabinet. Then I was taken to the king’s palace where I was able to share the Gospel. I told the king that I had come representing another king – not just any king – but the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. I was able to lead some of the chiefs to the Lord right there in the courtroom of the palace! What an amazing start!
The last two nights of the crusade has been amazing. The crowd more than doubled from one night to the next and many thousands received Jesus. We have also seen powerful miracles:
An elderly man, blind in his left eye for three years was healed!
Several ladies testified that painful lumps in their breasts instantly vanished during prayer!
A young man who had lost his voice for the last six years was healed and sang a solo from the platform in acapella, praising and thanking the Lord. The crowd joined in, singing with him. It was a beautiful moment.
Another young man who was deaf in the right ear was healed.
Many testified to being healed of all kinds of pain and paralysis in backs, necks, arms, hands, and other parts of the body.
Last night I had a word of knowledge for someone with a growth on their neck. I sensed that it was painful and affecting the person’s ability to speak. Tonight, a lady came forward and said that for years, she had been suffering with a painful growth on her throat that made it very difficult for her to talk. But last night, as we prayed, the growth vanished and now she is perfectly well. She shouted “Thank you Jesus” with a loud voice!
Tomorrow morning Peter Vandenberg and I will minister in the last day of the Fire Conference here. Please pray with us for a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the thousands of pastors and leaders that will attend.
More to come…
Yours in the Gospel,
Evangelist Daniel Kolenda
Together with the whole CfaN team
Have a look at the attached pictures from this morning’s Fire Conference and the Crusade meeting tonight. Multitudes were touched today – saved, healed and filled with the Holy Spirit. What a glorious day! Tomorrow is the final meeting and we are anticipating a mighty conclusion. Please continue to pray for us.
Yours in the Gospel,
Evangelist Daniel Kolenda
Together with the CfaN team
Watched this important video from Evangelist Daniel Kolenda as he reports on what has happened in Abeokuta, Nigeria this week.
My team advised that we need to raise £200,000+ to pay final bills for this crusades and the next one in Ado Ekiti, Nigeria, to ensure they are fully expensed. Just to send our tech team from the UK to Africa, usually 6-8 especially skilled people running PA, lights and the giant screens, cost around £35k per campaign.
Can I ask you to do TWO things:
# 1. PLEASE PRAY and BELIEVE with us for a financial breakthrough. The bible demonstrates the power of two or more uniting their hearts together . . . there is multiplied power in united prayer. This is a ministry of faith, we count on the Lord to talk to our friends and partners, and we pray they will respond and say “YES”. Please join your faith with ours in prayer.
# 2. PLEASE ASK the LORD what you, yourself, can give at this time and then say “YES” to His leading. That is all I can ask of you . . . and for doing that with me I sincerely say, “THANK YOU, THANK YOU” from the bottom of my heart.