By; EDEM DARLINGTON, Calabar
Barely two months after he held a farewell crusade in Lagos, popular German Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke is set to return to the country for a four-day crusade.
According to a statement by the Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Cross River State Chapter, Rev. Lawrence Ekwok, the Great Gospel Crusade tagged CALABAR 2018 will hold at the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) Campus field from February 15 to 18, 2018.
Mr Ekwok who is also the Chairman of the Central Planning Working Committee said “already, board of advisers, central working committee and eighteen other committees have been inaugurated to prosecute crusade”
He expressed optimism that the crusade which will host Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, Reinhard Bonnke’s successor will signal a great turnaround for Cross Riverians and the state in particular.
According to Rev. Ekwok “apart from millions of people receiving salvation for their souls, healing for their body and many other miracles. The economy of the cities where the crusade holds usually experience tremendous improvement. The land itself experiences peace and the people are tremendously blessed due to the awesome power and presence of God brought about by the crusade”
“We trust God that this crusade will be the single biggest positive event that will take place in the last decade or so in the state, considering the positive spiritual, economic and the socio-political impact it will have on our state and our people”
The Great Gospel Crusade is funded by Christ for All Nations -Cfan, an organization founder by Evangelist Bonnke.
It would be recalled that the fiery German Evangelist last November, held his farewell crusade in Lagos, Nigeria after over five decades of evangelistic work in Africa.
In a world press conference the preacher had expressed his love for Nigeria while maintaining that God specifically instructed him to hold his last crusade in Nigeria.
The CALABAR 2018 Crusade will be the first Cfan crusade in Nigeria, since Bonnke’s successor, Evangelist Kolenda took over from the German.