God answers prayer! We believed for the impossible, and because of the prayer that has gone up, the mission that we held 5, 6, 7 September was far more successful than anything we could have anticipated or hoped for.
On one day alone in that massive park in Katowice, Poland, the largest nature park in Europe, up to 70,000 who entered the park passed through under the sound of the Gospel! We distributed all 100,000 of our specially printed evangelistic brochures - we ran out! The participating TV companies estimated that 25-30,000 people were in the venue, (designed to hold up to 30,000 people at a time), and according to the TV crews, the attendance in the park changed about 3 times during the day. It was not like a church or stadium meeting with a constant number of people - it was an outreach with constantly moving crowds - with my Gospel message from the stage and on the 8 big screens broadcast all over the park via special outdoor speakers far beyond the tent: first, pre-prepared short Gospel clips with the call to repentance and healing, then the two main live evangelistic meetings - the worship, the message, the call to repentance and the ministry of healing - broadcast all across the park - and on this one day, I was told 20,000 personally came to receive Christ.
Preparation began two years ago, with the participating churches giving themselves to constant street evangelism. I was introduced to one woman, a pastor's wife, who through her tireless work on the streets of her city day after day, filled 9 buses, this one church alone bringing a total of 20 buses from that region! In these 2 years of preparation, I am told the local churches and street evangelists reached over 17,000 - on the streets - and personally led them to Christ! Over 600 buses were involved in the Saturday outreach. Unbelievers signed up to come to the festival with excitement, saying, "It's a great idea to have such a day in the park, of course we want to come!" We ourselves, on the way to the venue, were caught up in the traffic jam of buses! And it was wonderful to watch the bus loads of people streaming into the arena.
I personally prepared an evangelistic brochure with the Gospel appeal and prayer of repentance for everyone who entered the venue. All 100,000 and 20,000 of my special follow-up booklets - 'God is your Father' and 'Coming Home' - were distributed.
Perhaps the greatest miracle of all during these 3 days in Katowice and Krakow was the fact that National and Regional TV broadcast the whole festival and reached all Poland! Friday night in the 'Teatr Rozwyki' and Sunday afternoon in the 'Opera Krakowa' were broadcast LIVE! For two hours they broadcast the whole message, the call to repentance, and showed several miracle healings live on TV! In addition to the live broadcasts, the whole three days of the evangelism were filmed by 5 major TV channels and 2 internet channels (covering Poland, the Polish Diaspora worldwide, and Russian-speaking peoples worldwide).
15 Minute Highlight Video:
Friday 5 September Service:
Saturday 6 September, First Service:
Saturday 6 September, Second Service:
Sunday 7 September, Katowice: