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HEIDEVELD GOSPEL CRUSADE, SOUTH AFRICA // 19-22 FEB 2023


Heideveld Gospel Crusade, DAY 1:


We are off to a soul-saving, demon-bashing, sickness-annihilating start here in Heideveld, such being a precious, Cape Town community that is plagued with gang violence and drug abuse.


This crusade—titled, LOVEFEST—is a little different to those that In His Name usually holds. Normally, our team labours with the local pastors and believers, funding everything and overseeing all planning. This time however—with our planning team currently busy in Shakiso, Ethiopia—we have embarked on a collaborative effort with several other organisations. The Gospel has been preached in the schools, on the streets and over the air waves during the past few weeks, each non-profit doing their part to make LOVEFEST a spectacular success.


Tonight, the first service of this four-day crusade was held. The people of Heideveld and its surrounding areas are hungry for God and wonderfully open to the Holy Spirit. They soaked Him up with eager expectation! I preached the Gospel message—teaching from Luke 15 and the stories of the lost sheep, coin and son—and Ev. Kevin Kazemi, whose evangelistic ministry is one of those collaborating in this endeavour—taught on healing, emphasising how the Lord is both able to heal us and also, willing to heal us, before we prayed for the sick. What an avalanche of salvation! What a floodtide of miracles! We are rejoicing.


Derek, a 55-year-old believer, has battled severe arthritis in his fingers and shoulders for the past three years. He wept on stage, overcome with emotion as he opened and closed his hands, explaining how the debilitating pains were no more.


Soraya, an elegant, middle-aged lady, came with a hole in her one eardrum the size of a ten-cent coin. The Lord healed that eardrum completely, performing a creative miracle. “I am so happy! Jesus has healed me!” Soraya exclaimed, rejoicing in her newfound hearing.


Peter is 69 years old and tonight, he received Jesus as Saviour. Our Lord did not stop there, transforming his body, after winning his heart. “For the past 5 years, I have experienced constant ringing in my ears. It was terribly frustrating. Now, the ringing is no more. I am so excited!”


Jacqueline, a 45-year-old evangelist, has been struggling with fibromyalgia and IBS for the past ten years. The severe pain restricted her activities. Tonight, her feet—which were burning constantly—were liberated from all agony and she felt the power of God moving within her stomach, setting her free. Praise the Lord!


Linda is 59 years old. In 2021, she underwent an operation. Six months later, a terrible pain spread throughout her legs and her fingers became completely numb. The doctors were unable to explain her condition. During prayer, the pain vanished from her legs and full sensation returned to both hands. Halleluajah!


Thank you for your continued prayers and support, dear friend. Our crusade continues until Wednesday night. Heideveld for Jesus!





Heideveld Gospel Crusade, DAY 2:


We are off to a soul-saving, demon-bashing, sickness-annihilating start here in Heideveld, such being a precious, Cape Town community that is plagued with gang violence and drug abuse.


Ev. Kevin Kazemi kicked off the evening with a red-hot message on the blood of Jesus. The Gospel going forth produced tremendous fruit, many pouring forward to receive the Lord as Saviour. I followed with a message on the Holy Spirit, laying the first tier of teaching which will culminate in prayer for the Holy Spirit baptism on Wednesday night. This message was likewise wonderfully received, the eagerness of the crowd to be used by God being plainly evident. We then prayed for the sick, laying hands on those who needed a miracle from Jesus.


Tony is a 62-year-old pensioner. He was in an accident in December last year, which resulted in him hurting his back. This injury caused a terrible numbness in his feet and toes. During prayer, he felt a warmth going through his body and then, feeling started returning to his feet! “If I take my shoes off right now,” he expressed, “I know that I will be able to wriggle my toes. I can feel them again!” Elated, Tony bounced up and down on stage, praising the Lord.


Laticia is an elderly housewife who received Jesus as Saviour as a young girl. She is now 66 years old. Her back had pained her terribly for the past several years, making housework increasingly difficult. Having trusted the Lord for decades, Laticia fixed her eyes on Jesus for her liberation and He did not put her to shame. “I felt a burst of power in my back,” she explained. “It felt like something popped. Now, I can bend and stretch easily!” This precious woman showed off her flexibility on stage, touching her toes and stretching to the sky. What a mighty God we serve!


Little 9-year-old Hannah, a student at a local school, also encountered the healing power of God. She had burned her hand badly, resulting in severe pain and her skin being damaged. Jesus touched that hand this evening, the pain disappearing and her skin being divinely restored. Hallelujah and amen, what a splendid miracle! Testimony followed testimony, the crowd celebrating with those who testified of the goodness of our God.


Tomorrow, we continue. Your prayers are undergirding us and making this crusade one of tremendous impact. Together with you, Heideveld is being saved!





Heideveld Gospel Crusade, DAY 3:


What a night! The weather remains chilly but—we thank the Lord—perfectly dry. Thousands flooded our field this evening, eager to receive from the outstretched hands of the Almighty. He was giving out gifts tonight: Gifts of salvation, gifts of healing and gifts of deliverance!


Ev. Kevin Kazemi preached a crystal-clear Gospel message, expanding on the fundamental truth that salvation should be seized immediately as tomorrow is not promised to anyone. The crowd sensed the urgency, responding to the altar call with great enthusiasm and calling upon the name of the Lord. I followed with another teaching on the Holy Spirit, explaining how to partner with Him after being filled by Him. Tomorrow, we will pray for that glorious infilling and an army of soul-winners will be born here in Heideveld. How exciting!


We laid hands on the sick, praying for them in the matchless name of Jesus. What stunning testimonies were heard. Be blessed by these few.


A 12-year-old boy the name Caleb has struggled with asthma for as long as he can remember. “I could not participate in any physical activity,” he explained. “I lost my breath very quickly.” Tonight, the Lord touched His chest in a powerful way. Caleb can now breathe deeply and easily. How wonderful! He also accepted Jesus as his Saviour at this crusade. May he become a mighty man of God in his generation!


Dorothy is 53 years old and had been plagued by relentless body pains—mostly in her legs—for the past three years. “I could not walk properly,” she voiced. “If I had to walk for long distances, I had to sit down often.” During prayer, Dorothy felt a warmth moving through her body and as it spread, all pain left her. Hallelujah!


At 38-years-old, the body of Elvina was in a mess. She had an ulcer in her stomach, constant bladder infections and her lungs and kidneys were in a bad state. She also battled to hear out of her left ear. This evening, the Lord did a complete work in her, from top to toe. “I felt warm and dizzy during prayer,” she expressed. Now, she can hear clearly out of both ears and all symptoms of her other ailments have vanished. Amen and amen!


Tomorrow, we will hold our final service. Your prayers and support continue driving us forward and making this crusade possible. Thousands are being impacted by the goodness and grace of our God. Heartfelt thanks!





Heideveld Gospel Crusade, FINAL DAY:


We have come to the conclusion of a magnificent crusade. The wind picked up tonight—an icy wind that blew with intent. Yet, nothing could cool the hunger of the crowd for the things of God!


I preached the salvation message, focusing on Isaiah 61 and all the precious promises that are made to those who call on the wonderful name of Jesus. The outcome of this Good News proclamation was a spectacular surge of men and women, streaming forward to surrender all to Him. How glorious! Ev. Kevin Kazemi then laid down the final tier in our Holy Spirit baptism teaching series, touching on some key points essential to our understanding of the infilling. Thereafter, we prayed for the fire to fall—and fall it did! The crowd yielded to His touch and were saturated with His Spirit, deliverance and healing following in the wake of His goodness and glory. Thousands of believers were set ablaze to preach Jesus with signs and wonders following. Hallelujah!


We also prayed for all the prayer requests that had been submitted during the crusade period and its planning stages. We blessed the people and proclaimed the promises of God over their lives and the area. Heideveld and its surrounds belong to Jesus!


A big thank you to the pastors of Heideveld, Bonteheuwel and Manenberg, every volunteer, contractor and local authority, as well as the various organisations who played such fundamental roles in making this crusade such a success. Thank you to our media partner CCFm 107.5 / 96.7 for spreading the word through announcements and interviews. Thank you to Christ for all Nations South Africa and YWAM Muizenberg for preaching the Gospel so boldly and tirelessly in the schools and on the streets. Thank you to you, our precious partners for your prayers and giving!


Let us keep the new converts in our prayers as they begin their journey with Christ and also, let us pray for wisdom and energy for the pastors who will be following them up. Let us keep those believers in our prayers who have been filled with the Spirit. May they share Jesus with great boldness and may He work mighty miracles through their hands. Amen and amen!



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