Campaign Burkina Faso

7-11 December 2016

Day 5

The greatest privilege

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It is hard to believe that the campaign is already over! Last night we closed off with a great celebration. Once again there were blind people healed, deaf people who could hear and those who had previously been paralyzed could walk again. The line of people waiting to share their testimony was too long for us to have them all share.

Looking back at how everything started, I can remember how Laurens and I held one of our first campaigns in Africa 10 years ago. At the time only 100 people came. Now, 10 years later, we have our own sound system and we can be a blessing to thousands of people, thanks to your support and God’s blessing. It still all seems a bit unreal and our hearts are filled with gratefulness.

Thank you so much! For supporting, sending and praying for us. I feel like we are just at the beginning of everything that God has planned for us. Doors are flying open and in every opportunity we have but one message: Jesus!

We have already started planning the next campaign. But we are first leaving for home to get some much needed rest.

To preach the gospel is our greatest privilege!

David de Vos and the team of Go and Tell

Day 4

Muslims becoming believers

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Imagine a life full of misery, sin and guilt. You feel dirty, but there is no water in the world that will really clean you. That was the situation Rahab and Zacchaeus were in, in the Bible. Both of them lived in Jericho, and everything changed in just one day when God’s plan knocked on their front door.

Rahab went from being a prostitute to the saviour of her family, and was eventually listed in the genealogy of Jesus. Zacchaeus met Jesus, received peace, and fixed all of the things he had done wrong. Your sins are forgiven, all of your guilt has been wiped away! That is something only Jesus can do.

It is a day like any other day, until you run into Jesus. Then it becomes a day to never forget. There is no other message than this one, and the world must hear it. That is why we go out again and again to share the good news with thousands of people here in Burkina Faso.

God’s presence was tangible last night. The first miracle that took place, was for a woman who had been deaf for 20 years. She started shouting for joy. She showed up with her hospital documents and her hearing aid, that she no longer needed. She was so happy! Only Jesus can do that.

Another man had been brought to the campaign paralyzed, he had not walked for 5 years. His son had brought him on the back of a moped and several people helped to lift him off. After the prayer last night, people encouraged him to start walking. He stood up and took a step, and with each new step he noticed that his legs were becoming stronger.

We serve such a powerful God! There is too much taking place to tell you about all of it, but I also want to request your prayers. Tomorrow is the last day of the leader’s conference. Wilkin van de Kamp and Michiel Koelewijn are here to support us in the teaching. Will you join us in prayer for a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit?

Every time I preach the Gospel for so many people, my heart cries for those who have never heard this message. Will you pray that the entire city would come to hear the Gospel?

Thank you for all of your support and prayers,

David de Vos and the team of Go and Tell.

Day 3

Miraculous Miracles

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Imagine a life full of misery, sin and guilt. You feel dirty, but there is no water in the world that will really clean you. That was the situation Rahab and Zacchaeus were in, in the Bible. Both of them lived in Jericho, and everything changed in just one day when God’s plan knocked on their front door.

Rahab went from being a prostitute to the saviour of her family, and was eventually listed in the genealogy of Jesus. Zacchaeus met Jesus, received peace, and fixed all of the things he had done wrong. Your sins are forgiven, all of your guilt has been wiped away! That is something only Jesus can do.

It is a day like any other day, until you run into Jesus. Then it becomes a day to never forget. There is no other message than this one, and the world must hear it. That is why we go out again and again to share the good news with thousands of people here in Burkina Faso.

God’s presence was tangible last night. The first miracle that took place, was for a woman who had been deaf for 20 years. She started shouting for joy. She showed up with her hospital documents and her hearing aid, that she no longer needed. She was so happy! Only Jesus can do that.

Another man had been brought to the campaign paralyzed, he had not walked for 5 years. His son had brought him on the back of a moped and several people helped to lift him off. After the prayer last night, people encouraged him to start walking. He stood up and took a step, and with each new step he noticed that his legs were becoming stronger.

We serve such a powerful God! There is too much taking place to tell you about all of it, but I also want to request your prayers. Tomorrow is the last day of the leader’s conference. Wilkin van de Kamp and Michiel Koelewijn are here to support us in the teaching. Will you join us in prayer for a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit?

Every time I preach the Gospel for so many people, my heart cries for those who have never heard this message. Will you pray that the entire city would come to hear the Gospel?

Thank you for all of your support and prayers,

David de Vos and the team of Go and Tell.

Day 2

Spreading like wildfire

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The miracles which took place on Wednesday night, spread throughout the city like a wildfire. There were twice as many people last night. It was amazing to share the gospel with so many people.

My message: When Jesus says “yes”, then no one can say “no”. These words go with a well-known song here in Africa. Every time I shared a story about Jesus, the band would start the song. There was so much joy! I also shared the story about my youngest son and his snack-cup. I first shared this story during the “Simply Jesus” conference this past year. I had promised him, that if he saved up his money, he would be allowed to buy one. When he had finally saved up enough money, they were sold out! I tried to explain to him that it would be impossible to find one of those cups. He looked at me and said: “But you promised me!” He had so much faith in my words. No matter what I tried, or how I explained, he was adamant that he had to buy the snack-cup. But I couldn’t even find one second-hand.

Long story short, when I was on my way to the USA I had to think of his determination. I suddenly realized that I may be able to purchase one in America. The first thing I did when I arrived, was see if I could find one of those snack-cups. And I found one! Then God spoke to my heart and said: “David, his faith in you moved you to look for a snack-cup halfway across the world, to find what he had asked for. If you trust me, I will – if necessary – move things halfway across the world in order to do what you have asked me!” Wow! Such a loving Father. Love speaks every language, including the language of the people here in Burkina Faso.

The call to give your heart to this loving Father, felt like an explosion! And there was such an amazing response! Thousands of people said yes to Jesus.

We once again had the privileged of witnessing the miracles of Jesus. Two Muslim ladies came forward, who complained of pain throughout their entire bodies. After Jesus healed them, they shared their testimony on the podium!

Another lady had been paralyzed for 11 years and received strength in her legs for the first time last night. She learned how to walk again, step by step. When someone offered to help her, she said: “No! I want to do it myself.” She was beaming with joy as she shared her thankfulness to Jesus on the podium!

We are so grateful and we want to thank you for your likes, responses and prayers…they are encouraging and helpful!

Stayed tuned for more updates tomorrow!

David de Vos and the team of Go and Tell

Day 1

Jesus opens the eyes of the blind!

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In the past few months we have gradually grown closer to realising our goal of having our own sound system for the campaigns in Africa. This fall we would like to have our first campaign with this new system in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso. This will be a special milestone for Go and Tell.

After months of planning and hard work by many people, the campaign finally started this evening! We have had our first campaign night with our own, new sound system. A large group of people gathered to listen to the Word of God. And everyone seemed open to make Jesus the Lord of his or her life. There was a unified response: I choose Jesus, I choose life!

As we prayed for miracles the people were very open and expectant. God’s presence was so close. Many people put their faith into action by doing something which they at first could not. There is such a great need in the world, but the joy of seeing a ray of hope from Heaven reach the world is amazing.

There was a lady who shared an overwhelming testimony of how she had been blinded in one eye after an accident. Her sister told her about the campaign and they decided to come together. She placed her hand on her eye during the prayer moment and to her great shock her eye opened! She could see again for the first time in years. She let her tears flow freely during her testimony. I too had to wipe my tears.

Another boy had been completely blind since he was five years old due to an eye disease, but Jesus opened his eyes last night after 16 years. I asked him to grab me as I ran from him on the podium. This way I could check and see if he could see me and where I was going. He caught me in no time! It is just like the days of the Bible: Jesus still opens the eyes of the blind!

Another lady came who had been paralyzed on one side of her body, yet she went home healed. We have much to be happy about. We appreciate your prayers for us. Will you join us in prayer that God will be in control of the campaign and that this week many will come to the campaign grounds to hear the gospel?

Thank you so much! Love from all of us here in Burkina Faso.