THE CRAIG HOBBS EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION
We are including the report from our 2018 FOFM Crusade in Mzuzu, as we are preparing for two crusades in 2019. One will be in Lusaka, Zambia, and the other in Zomba, Malawi. This could allow 100,000 people or more to hear the gospel. We trust God to provide for these crusades. We will bring in nationally-renowned music guests. We will train hundreds of counsellors during the coming months. We will also rent a venue, stage, sound system, and generators; advertise on television, radio, billboards, and posters; hire security personnel; and provide food and lodging for music artist and our organizing team. The total budget for a crusade is more than $17,000. We will be glad to share more details if requested.
We really saw the hand of God. We thank God that so many churches around Mzuzu received the coming of that crusade. We saw this when we had counselors training prior to the crusade time.
Although the rains were coming but people came. We did not expect such huge crowd looking at the weather in Mzuzu. It was raining and very cold. The climax of the report is that over 14000 people got saved in two days. Those that were backslidden were revived and promised to go back to their churches of worship. It was an amazing and life changing meeting. Such are places that each one that loves Christ wants to live and witness the power of God.
One day, in heaven, we won’t have pain of any kind; not of the broken heart or mental anguish, nor of the body. Until that day, we go through trials that seem so hard and painful. Sometimes we don’t think we will get through it.
But when you are a child of God, anything is possible. He never leaves us or forsakes us. He doesn’t always answer the way we want Him to answer, but He helps us go through that fire only to encourage us to be more like His Son.
Once we have gone through those trials and troubles, the Lord can use us to minister to other people who are facing similar situations. It’s all about the future! People are looking to see how we react in difficult times. We can help others when we keep our eyes on Jesus.
We were made in the image of God, and when we abide in Him, it becomes our daily desire to act like Him. It is not easy because we have a sin nature, but every day, we have to choose to do what is right. “If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15:7)
From My Heart to Your Heart,
Flame of Fire Ministry
The follow up ministry in Mozambique was great. We met two pastors and other church leaders at Chipulumutso Baptist Church in Mozambique. Pastor Lusiyano Phiri led the Mozambique team and here are some of the comments:
It was the first time for the church to be taught about evangelism in Villa Ulongwe area. They have been receiving training on leadership and church administration but not strategies in evangelism. The churches have organized teams for evangelism and members have taken their responsibility of sharing the word of God. Many people thought that the duty of witnessing belongs to pastors only but after that training people are able to share their faith boldly. Pastor Lekison Nasongole of Mwatizi Baptist Church said that there is fire in the church now. Pastor Joao Sandy of Missao Baptista Ulongwe said that he was very much inspired with the teachings and he felt as if he was not doing more in the kingdom. He was more encouraged. Our trainings had an impact even in families as they targeted women and children as well. They need more time for Family evangelism teaching because all starts in the family.
They have asked if we can include topics dealing with false teachings that are creeping in the church in the name of evangelism.