Following the final farewell crusade held late last year in Nigeria, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke‘s ministry, Christ for All Nations – CfaN says 845,875 Nigerians have accepted Jesus Christ,.
“These new converts are being ushered into the 8,000 participating churches, to be followed up and discipled into the kingdom of God,” the ministry website claimed.
The 78-year-old Bonnke shared his farewell messages in Lagos in November 2017, drawing 1.7 million people to evangelistic meetings held over five days.
“We utilize a sophisticated follow-up system, with hundreds of computers for data input and tens of thousands of cell phone calls each day welcoming the new converts into the kingdom of God, introducing them to the particular church that they will attend and to the pastor as well,” said Peter Vandenberg, vice president of CfaN.
According to Christ for All Nations, the effects of the crusade are still reverberating across the country months later.
“Hundreds of participating pastors reported that on the first Sunday following the crusade, they were flooded with thousands of new church members,” Vandenberg said on CfaN’s website.
“This phenomenon has been repeated Sunday after Sunday since then with hundreds more arriving in their churches each weekend. Glory to God!”
CfaN says the last time Bonnke held an event in Nigeria was in 2000 when 6 million people attended meetings over 5 days and 3.4 million people made decisions for Christ.
The renowned German-born evangelist founded Christ for All Nations in 1974, and since then over 77 million people (and counting) have accepted Christ through the ministry. Bonnke passed the baton of ministry to his successor, Daniel Kolenda, who is now CEO of CfaN and has already led many to Christ across Africa.