Sep 11, 2009
10,000 Attend First Night of Festival in Bujumbura
The meeting area, about two acres in size, was tight and squished. Every part of it had been set up for the people to sit. 10,000 chairs total and they were all filled to capacity with some overflowing.
Finally, I invited them to come to Jesus Christ so they may receive their gift of salvation. To the glory of God, about 89 people did respond to the call for salvation. I then invited those that have other needs in their lives to bring them to Christ. More than half of the audience had a need they wanted met. In faith, we prayed for them from wherever they were standing or sitting, believing God to minister to them.
God has started a good work here in Bujumbura and we are eager to see what He has in store for the remaining three days. Tonight we expect even larger crowds of people being a Friday night. Please pray for the sound system. Last night we kept having interruptions as the translator's microphone kept going on and off. Not a good thing.
Ephesians 6:19 "And pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel."