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FGBF Church News and Events

 

All Sundays: August - September 2012

"The Overcomer" Sermon Series

In the Book of Revelations 2:7, 11, 26 and 3:5, 12, 21; the Lord Jesus Christ promises tremendous precious rewards to the "Overcomer". In the months of August and September 2012, all Sunday Main Services Sermons of all the Full Gospel Bible Fellowship Churches in Tanzania, will be devoted to teachings on how to become an overcomer in today's world. If you happen to be in Tanzania during August and September 2012, make plans to attend these Sunday Services at the FGBF Church nearest to you, and you will never be the same again! To find the FGBF Branch Church nearest to you, browse Branch Churches page. Strive for Spiritual Excellence!

 

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The year 2012 has been another soul-winning year for the Full Gospel Bible Fellowship Church (F.G.B.F). Hundreds of Miracle Healing Crusades have been conducted all over the country for the period of January to May 2012. In these Crusades, thousands have surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ and made Him their personal Lord and Saviour; and many notable miracles have occurred. Moreover, hundreds of the Crusade converts have been baptized in water by immersion following the Gospel Campaigns. Every district of Tanzania mainland has had its share of the fruits of these fires of Revival burning across the land.

FGBF Church Crusade

Interestingly though, the renowned preacher, Bishop Zachary Kakobe has had no preaching assignment in all these Crusades thereby causing many Crusade attendees across the country to share the same remarks, "We have always known that Kakobe is the only gifted preacher in FGBF Church, but now after these Crusades, we know that this Church is a treasure of many powerful gifted preachers and teachers of the Word of God. The powerful preaching and the amazing miracles that we have seen in these Crusades, have made us to hold all FGBF Church Bishops and Pastors in the highest esteem!"

FGBF Bishop and Pastors conducting a crusade

However, as the Bishops and Pastors were preparing themselves for the FGBF Church All Pastors National Conference which was held from July 2nd - 6th, 2012, the number of Crusades in the month of June 2012 declined precipitously from an average of four Crusades per month in each region for the period of January to May, to a total of only seven Crusades across the country in the month of June. Our Zonal correspondents report on what transpired in the seven Miracle Healing Crusades which were held in the month of June 2012:

Bwisya, Ukara Island:

Ukara Island, "an island of the dancing stone", is one of the many islands in Lake Victoria in Ukerewe District, Mwanza Region. It takes about 80 minutes to cross the lake by ferry boat from Ukerewe Island to Bwisya the Village centre of Ukara Island. Here you will find the Full Gospel Bible Fellowship Church (F.G.B.F), one of the very few Gospel Churches in the Island. The Pastor of the Church is the gifted and charming Pastor Sifaeli Mgeta, the Host Pastor of the Miracle Healing Crusade conducted at Bwisya Secondary School Grounds, from Thursday, June 7 to Sunday, June 10, 2012. The Crusade Preachers both came from Misungwi District: Pastor Konrad Haule (F.G.B.F Church, Misungwi) and Pastor Paul Matthew (F.G.B.F Church Misasi).

The Crusade attendance was quite good with an average attendance of 1200 adults daily. A total of 199 people received Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour in the four day Crusade, and many Miracles occurred. Among the many people who received their miracles, there was a young lady who could not walk properly for a good number of months. In answer to prayer, the lady walked normally to the amazement of the Crusade attendees. Another man who had an impaired eye sight, also received his miracle and his vision was restored completely. Another thing that made the people of Bwisya overwhelmed with joy, was the casting out of evil spirits with authority and power. There is a lot of demonic activity in the area because of the strong traditions on the Island; as a result, a good number of people are oppressed by demons. But thanks be to God for the Crusade! Scores of people who were tormented and oppressed by demons, were set free daily, making their families rejoice in the Lord. Ukara Island which was once an Island of the dancing stone, is now an Island where Jesus, the Light of the World, shines in darkness! Glory be to the King of Kings!

Mugumu, Serengeti:

From Wednesday, June 6 to Sunday, June 10, 2012, the Full Gospel Bible Fellowship Church Mugumu, Serengeti with Host Pastor Joseph Boniface, organized a Miracle Healing Crusade at the Tanzania Serengeti Right to Play Grounds near the F.G.B.F Church. The Crusade Preacher was the gifted and fiery Pastor from Kemakorere FGBF Church, Pastor Elioth Ngumba.

Several hundred people attended the Crusade and 87 adults surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ and accepted Him as their personal Lord and Saviour. Tens of people who were tormented by unclean spirits were healed and delivered; and many miracles occurred. On the last day of the Crusade, there was a miracle which astonished the Crusade attendees. Here was a man walking on crutches, after praying for every kind of disability, the Servant of God said, "Jesus has answered the prayer. Throw away your crutches and begin to walk normally." Immediately, the man threw away the crutches and began to walk normally, to the surprise of his relatives and consequently the mood of the crowd was electrified with shouts of joy, ululations and songs of praise. It was a notable miracle. Glory to God!

Shinyanga:

The Shinyanga Zonal Overseer Bishop Yudas Karumbete, who is also the Pastor of Shinyanga FGBF Church, teams up with other Preachers of the Word of God in his Gospel Campaign Team. The other Preachers in his team include, Pastor Petro Motomkali (Bariadi FGBF Church), Pastor Peter Kagoma (Kakola FGBF Church), Pastor Vitalis Nganyagwa (Maswa FGBF Church), Pastor Jeremiah David (Runzewe FGBF Church) and Pastor Phenihace William (Kahama FGBF Church).

During the months of April and May 2012, the Gospel Campaign Team had very successful Miracle Healing Crusades in various towns and villages in Shinyanga, Simiyu and Geita Regions namely; Malampaka, Segese, Bariadi, Lugulu, Nyakabindi, Ushetu, Kagongwa, Musonga, Lulembela, Masumbwe, Ushirombo and Tinde. Then from Wednesday, June 6 to Sunday, June 10, 2012, the team did a hurriedly arranged Miracle Healing Crusade at Shinyanga FGBF Church Grounds. At this Crusade, several hundred people attended daily and tens of people received salvation and many more were freed from demonic pocession. Many miracles happened at the Crusade including the healing of a blind lady whose sight was restored to the amazement of the Crusade attendees.

Arusha:

On Monday June 18, 2012, fifteen Crusade converts were baptized in water by full immersion immediately following the Miracle Healing Crusade conducted at the Arusha FGBF Church Grounds from Thursday, June 14 to Sunday, June 17, 2012. The Crusade Preacher was the Haydom FGBF Church Pastor, Emmanuel Tlawi. Hundreds of people attended daily, and a total of 108 adults committed their lives to Christ. Many miracles occurred, including the healing of a young lady who was deaf since birth. The Kiteto FGBF Church Pastor, Richard Mwenda, was assigned to teach the new converts and his teaching built a solid foundation for their Christian faith. In his closing remarks, the Host Pastor who is also the Arusha Zonal Overseer, Bishop Jimmy Sakuye, encouraged the new converts to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

Sikonge:

The Miracle Healing Crusade held at the Sikonge FGBF Church Grounds from Thursday June 7 to Sunday June 10, 2012 has left a mark on the history of Miracle Healing Crusades in Sikonge District. The Crusade Preacher was the FGBF Church, Tabora Zonal Overseer, Bishop Charles Kapuga who came all the way from Tabora. Hundreds of people jammed the Church grounds daily, and a total of 155 adults committed their lives to Christ and made Him their personal Lord and Saviour.

Many evil spirits were cast out, screaming as they left their victims. One of the victims was an eighteen year old young man who was suffering from epilepsy since childhood, having several epileptic convulsions per day; but after prayer, he was completely set free. A week after the Crusade, his relatives have continued to testify that the young man has had no epileptic seizures again, emphasizing that, since he was healed at the Crusade, epilepsy has been a thing of the past. Many more miracles occurred at the Crusade including the healing of a lady who was brought by her relative at the Crusade grounds, carried on a bicycle because she could not walk. After prayer, the lady was healed completely and she returned back home on her feet.

Same:

For several months now, the Same FGBF Church has been conducting an Open-air Miracle Healing Crusade, every month, at the Church grounds. The fiery Resident Pastor of Same FGBF Church, Pastor Japhet Bagomwa has been the Crusade Preacher in all these Crusades. His preaching has been very successful, with a good number of people receiving Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour and many healings and miracles accompanying his preaching. During the month of June 2012, the Crusade started on Wednesday 20 and ended on Saturday 23.

Commenting on these Crusades, one Senior Pastor who has been following these Crusades very closely, had this to say, "I have been privileged to attend many Miracle Healing Crusades in different regions of Tanzania, organized by the Full Gospel Bible Fellowship Church. One thing I have noted is that most of the Resident Pastors of the FGBF Church are also Crusade Preachers. In addition to their normal Pastoral activities in their respective towns and villages, these Resident Pastors have also got the grace to preach very successfully in Crusades organized by their own local churches. In these Crusades, they have been casting out evil spirits with power and authority, and many signs and wonders have accompanied their preaching of the Word.

FGBF CrusadeEven though they invite Guest Crusade Preachers to preach in some of the Crusades, in most of the Gospel Campaigns, the FGBF Church Resident Pastors will also be the Preachers in Indoor and Open-air Crusades. This is not the norm in a good number of Churches I know; whereby you rarely find Resident Pastors preaching in Crusades organized by their own local churches. Most of the Pastors have been heavily dependent on the few available National Evangelists, hoping that they will someday, somehow come their way. I can truly say that the Full Gospel Bible Fellowship Church has a Divine favour in this area."

Just like the previous Crusades, the June Crusade 2012 drew good attendances and tens of people received salvation. Many demons were cast out, screaming as they left their victims; and also other miracles and healings occurred.

Mtera:

Mtera Village is home to the popular Mtera Hydroelectric Dam in Tanzania. The dam is located on the border between Dodoma Region and Iringa Region. This is also the location of the vibrant Mtera FGBF Church with its fiery gifted Resident Pastor, Franco Ndenda who organized a Miracle Healing Crusade at the Church grounds starting on Thursday June 28 and ending on Saturday June 30, 2012. The Crusade Preacher was the gifted Pastor Benson Shao from Kibakwe FGBF Church.

The Miracle Healing Crusade drew good attendances and tens of people committed their lives to Jesus Christ and made Him their personal Lord and Saviour. Many evil spirits were cast out, screaming as they left their victims, and those who were delivered from demons took to the stage to testify of their deliverance. Miracles and healings also occurred at the Crusade giving new hope to Mtera residents. For several decades, Mtera has been a major source of Electricity to Tanzanians, but this Crusade has brought an added value to Mtera. Mtera Village has now become the abode of Jesus Christ, the Son of God who said, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."

FGBF Church Crusade