KASAMA CRUSADE REPORT

 
I WILL START BY QUOTING SOME POWERFUL SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED BY THE PASTORS AND BISHOPS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE CRUSADE.

 

1." We have never had a crowd of people like this before" one Bishop exclaimed when he saw thousands upon thousands flocking to the crusade ground.
2. " There is a sense of unity than we have ever experienced before, pastors from different denominations coming to work together, overlooking their personal and theological differences... Surely God is visiting Kasama.."
3. " The last time we had a crusade in Kasama was15years ago but attendance was very small it    did not even arouse the interest of the people like this crusade has done., everyone is talking about it, the police are talking about it the politicians are talking about it..."
4. " I have read about miracles in the Bible and in other books from far off,... but now I have seen the lame walk, the blind see, the deaf hear and the dumb talk..."
5. " This is unbelievable, people have traveled many kilometers to come to this crusade, some 60kilometers, others have traveled the whole day. They have been sleeping on the crusade ground for the past three days with their sick.
6. " People are walking for 6 hours to just come to the crusade ground, some are carrying their sick on wheel barrows due to lack of transport... hey many are being healed and going back home healed.."
 
These are just some of the sentiments expressed by those who participated in the Crusade.
 
CRUSADE DATES: 19 THE TO 23 APRIL...06.
PLACE: KASAMA, PRESIDENT'S PARK.
 
KASAMA IS THE PROVINCIAL CAPITAL OF THE NORTHERN PROVINCE OF ZAMBIA. THE NORTHERN PROVINCE HAS MANY TRIBES BUT THE BIGGEST BEING THE BEMBA TRIBE.
 
THE LAST CRUSADE WAS HELD IN 1991 AND SINCE THEN THERE HAS BEEN NO CRUSADE, MANY EVANGELISTS PREFER MINISTERING IN URBAN AREAS AS OPPOSED TO RURAL HENCE THE NEGLECT.
 
THE KASAMA CRUSADE WAS ATTENDED IN BIG NUMBERS TO AN EXTENT THAT JUST AFTER THREE DAYS WE RAN SHORT OF DECISION CARDS, WE HAD ALREADY GIVEN 150,000 IN THREE DAYS TIME. THE ATTENDANCE WAS GREAT FOR BOTH THE CRUSADE AND THE FIRE CONFERENCE.
 
1. THE FIRST DAY OF THE CRUSADE WAS THE 19TH OF APRIL, WE HAD AN AUDIENCE OF 95,000.
THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO CAME WITHIN REACH, CRUSADE GROUNDS. 70,000 SIGNED THE DECISION SLIPS. MANY MIRACLES OCCURRED ON THIS NIGHT AND SET THE TEMPLE FOR THE OTHER NIGHTS. MANY MIRACLES, A BOY WHO HAD NEVER WALKED BEFORE WALKED AND WAS SEEN BY EVERYONE, BLIND EYES WERE OPEN, THE LAME WALKED, WE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE DISCARDING THEIR CRUTCHES AS THE WALKED IN FREEDOM.
kASAMA WAS SHAKEN, THE POWER OF GOD WAS PRESENT TO HEAL. THE DEMONIACS WERE SET FREE. PRAISE BE TO GOD.
 
2. THE SECOND WAS ALSO THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRE CONFERENCE, THE MEETING WAS HELD AT A BIG CHURCH WHICH CAN ACCOMMODATE 1,500, THAT WAS OUR ESTIMATE, WE HAD AGREED THAT ONLY 500 PEOPLE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRE CONFERENCE BUT WE WERE WRONG. THE CHURCH BUILDING WAS TOO SMALL, ALMOST 3000 PEOPLE REMAINED OUTSIDE AND ONLY HEARD FROM THE WINDOWS AND PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM.
WE IMMEDIATELY AGREED TO SHIFT IT TO THE CRUSADE GROUNDS ,THE FOLLOWING DAY.
PEOPLE FROM OTHER TOWNS CAME AND CAMPED IN KASAMA FOR THE CRUSADE AND FIRE CONFERENCE, FOR THREE DAYS OF THE CONFERENCE 9,750 ATTENDED THE CONFERENCE, THE SICK WERE BEING PRAYED FOR THE IN THE CONFERENCE. JIM EILERS PREACHED WITH HIS INTERPRETER CHRISTOPHER MUBANGA.
ON THE LAST DAY OF THE CONFERENCE, THE CROWED WAS SO BIG THAT THE MAGISTRATE COURT WHICH WAS IN SESSION WAS DISTURBED AND THE COURT JUDGE WROTE A LETTER TO US BEGGING US TO REDUCE ON THE VOLUME OF THE P.A. SYSTEM. WE CORPORATE WITH THEM BUT STILL WE COULD NOT KEEP THE NOISE FROM PEOPLE LOW. THE COURT SESSIONS WERE SUSPENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK AFTER THE CRUSADE HAD ENDED.
3. THE SECOND DAY OF THE CRUSADE WAS TOO MUCH FOR THE 400 COUNSELORS WE HAD TRAINED, WE NEEDED MORE MAN-POWER.
125,000 ATTENDED THE CRUSADE THIS NIGHT, MESSAGE HAD HAD BEEN SENT AROUND ABOUT THE MIRACLES OF HEALING THE PREVIOUS NIGHT. EVANGELIST JIM PREACHED UNDER THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND MANY GAVE THEIR LIVES TO CHRIST 100,000 RESPONDED TO CALL OF SALVATION AND WE COUNTED 100,000 DECISION SLIPS IN THE MORNING.
ONE MAN HAD BEEN LYING IN THE HOSPITAL FOR A LONG TIME, THE FRIENDS WENT AND GOT PERMISSION FROM THE HOSPITAL  AND BROUGHT THEIR FRIEND TO THE CRUSADE, HE COULD NOT STAND, NOR TALK AND COULD NOT EVEN KNOW A THING, PRAISE GOD HE WAS HEALED, HE WENT BACK HEALED AND STOOD ON HIS OWN IN SIX MONTHS.
MANY MIRACLES OF HEALING OCCURRED ON THIS DAY, OLD PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS, BACK PROBLEMS, NECK ACHES ,TUMORS AND CANCERS WERE HEALED. A YOUNG LADY IN HER LATE 20S HAD CANCER AND GOT HEALED. AFTER PRAYER SHE BEGAN TO BLEED AND AFTER THE BLEEDING SHE DISCOVERED THAT THE CANCER WAS NOT THERE.
 
4. THE THIRD DAY WAS VERY EXCITING, AN OLD WOMAN HAD BROUGHT HER DAUGHTER TO THE CRUSADE GROUND AND THEY HAD TRAVELED FORTY KILOMETERS TO COME TO THIS CRUSADE. THE DAUGHTER WAS HEALED BUT SHE WAS VERY HUNGRY TOGETHER WITH THE MOTHER, JIM EILERS PRAYED ASKED  FOR THOSE WHO COULD HELP THEM WITH FOOD. PEOPLE AT THE CRUSADE GROUND GAVE THEM FOOD, MONEY, WATER AND SOMEONE OFFERED TO KEEP THEM FOR THE NIGHT. THEY WERE GIVEN FOOD AND MONEY THAT COULD TAKE THEM ANOTHER WEEK.
THIS WAS A BIG MIRACLE THAT SENT MONEY CRYING FOR JOY AS PEOPLE ON THE CRUSADE GROUND GAVE TO THIS POOR FAMILY.
 
5. THE FORTH DAY HAD A CROWD BIGGER THAN THE THIRD 155,000 ATTENDED THIS CRUSADE. WE HAD TO RUSH IN THE MORNING TO SOME PRINTERS TO PRINT EXTRA DECISION SLIPS WE HAD RUN SHORT OF THEM BECAUSE OF THE BIG CROWD.
THE DECISIONS FOR CHRIST THIS DAY WAS DIFFICULT BE CAUSE ALMOST EVERYONE INDICATED THEY WERE READY TO FOLLOW CHRIST. THE MIRACLES ON THIS DAY WERE LEG, HEALINGS, THE CRIPPLED WALKING, MOSTLY IT WAS TO DO WITH THE CRIPPLED, WE HAD MANY PEOPLE LIVING BEHIND THEIR WALKING STICKS AND CRUTCHES. JIM TESTIFIED HOW A CRIPPLED YOUNG LADY HAD BEEN HEALED IN INDIA AND THAT MOTIVATED THE LAME, MANY WALKED AND RUN.
A YOUNGMAN WALKED FOR THE FIRST TIME. HE THREW HIS CRUTCHES AND STARTED WALKING IN FULL VIEW OF EVERYONE. HE DISTURBED THE CRUSADE FOR ALMOST THIRTY MINUTES BECAUSE EVERYONE WANTED TO SEE HIM, THE  AUDIENCE WAS UNCONTROLLABLE ON THIS DAY, TOO MANY PEOPLE TOO MANY MIRACLES, TOO MANY TESTIMONIES.
ON THIS PARTICULAR DAY WE HAD ALREADY COLLECTED 40 CRUTCHES FROM THOSE WHO SURRENDERED THEM.
 
6. FIFTH DAY(23TH APRIL).
I HAVE NEVER SEEN A THING LIKE THAT,
THE WHOLE TOWN WAS IN THE DARK. THERE WAS AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM, WE WERE TOLD.
THE CRUSADE WAS STARTING AT 16:00HRS TILL, 20:00HRS.
BY 14:00HRS THE GROUND WAS ALREADY FULL. BUT THIS DAY THERE WAS NO ELECTRICITY IN THE TOWN OF KASAMA, AND WE SUSPECTED SOMEONE WAS TRYING TO HINDER THE CRUSADE FROM GOING ON.
THIS DAY WE HAD OVER 185,000 IN ATTENDANCE. WE DIDN'T HAVE ELECTRICITY UNTIL 22:00HRS(10:00PM). PEOPLE REMAINED ON THE CRUSADE GROUND SINGING DANCING AND THEY REFUSED TO GO. THE CRUSADE ENDED AT 24:00HRS WITH A CRUSADE ATTENDANCE THAT BAFFLED EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THE CRUSADE.
THE CRUSADE INTERPRETER WAS ALLOWED BY JIM EILERS TO PREACH AND EVANGELIST JIM PRAYED FOR THE SICK.
 
MANY PEOPLE WERE SLEEPING ON THE CRUSADE GROUNDS UNTIL THE LAST DAY OF THE CRUSADE.
 
1. NUMBER PEOPLE WHO GOT SAVED------   145,670.
2. NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED THE CRUSADE---- 420,000. ALL NIGHTS INCLUSIVE.
3. NUMBER OF CHURCHES WHICH PARTICIPATED--- 40.
 
N:B THE POLICE  WENT ND GOT THE GENERATOR FOR ELECTRICITY SO THAT WE DO THE CRUSADE.
 
FIVE PEOPLE CAME FROM THE HOSPITAL BEDS AND WENT BACK HEALED, THEY WERE DISCHARGED THE FOLLOWING DAYS AND WENT HOME HEALED.
 
I REQUEST THAT ANOTHER CRUSADE BE HELD IN ZAMBIA, EITHER MPIKA OR MUFULIRA. THESE ARE NEED AREAS FOR A CRUSADE.
 
THANK YOU
FOR THE COMMITTEE.
KASAMA FELLOWSHIP OF CHURCHES.
 
CHRIS CHILESHE.

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