This rural area in Zimbabwe is one in which the traditional form of ancestral worship was prevailing very strongly. LEI went into this crusade praying for and believing that the Stronghold 'ancestral spirits' had over the community would be broken. Through the prayers of the many people around the world what we saw the Lord do in this 'tough' area is nothing short of miraculous.
ONE FIFTH OF THE RURAL POPULATION ATTENDED THE CRUSADE.
APPROX. ONE SIXTH OF THE ADULTS IN THE COMMUNITY RESPONDED TO CHRIST AT THE ALTAR CALLS.
The Lord really touched the elderly during this crusade. Many old men and woman, as well as the younger generation responded to the Lord.
CHARMS, FETTISHES, 'MUTI', AND TOOLS OF THE WITCHCRAFT TRADE WERE PUBLICLY BURNT.
Many came forward taking off bracelets, bands, necklaces for them to be burnt. To us this is a strong sign that the truth of the gospel is taking hold in this community.
MANY NOTABLE MIRACLES OCCURRED.....
1. On the last night three women had their sight restored.
2. On the second night a 63 year old man was brought, unable to walk, in a wheelbarrow. He lay on a plank at the front of the crowd until after he heard the message. He then struggled to get up for a short time as Des prayed over him. God healed his legs that had shrunken muscles, and he marched around the front of the tent in front of the whole crowd. When the crowd saw this miracle they all began to chant 'Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!' as they all know who he was and how long he had suffered. It was an amazing unmistakable confirmation of the Lord Jesus' resurrection of which we had been preaching that night. This same man was not only healed and received Christ, but was baptized in water and filled with the Holy Spirit all in the space of a few days. His face absolutely glowed with transformation from God! He went home every night of the crusade walking, smiling and praising Jesus.
3. A number of lame people both men and woman were instantly healed during the meetings. They left the crusade carrying their walking sticks instead of hobbling along on them. Pain that had almost crippled them was now gone in Jesus' wonderful name.
The truth of the resurrected, Living Lord has gone forth into this community not only in word but in power and deep conviction. We firmly believe that a great break-through has been received from the Lord over this area of Musana. For this we give Him all the praise and all the glory!!!! Water baptisms continue. Grounding the people in the truth is the total focus of the church in Musana now.