With passion, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills steps on stage as huge loud speakers boom his welcoming message of exaltation to God. A roar of applause resounds through the crowd, thousands more on surrounding rooftops and balconies give approval. Over four days, thousands give their lives to Christ. All these find healing in their souls. Dozens experience visible, authentic healing from blindness, diseases, infirmities and more. Unbridled joy abounds as scores of amazing miracles take place.
No, this scene is not taken from a recent Hollywood movie.
In fact, it's Dakar, Senegal in July 2012, another "Healing Jesus" evangelistic campaign has begun. Hundreds of thousands come to Christ; a two-day pastors' conference bolsters hundreds of local church leaders; the Healing Jesus Medical Missions Team provides free healthcare and medications to thousands; incredible stories of blessings, hope and healing come pouring in.
"In His amazing love and grace, the Lord Jesus Christ is allowing His message to sweep across Africa and the entire world," Heward-Mills smiles broadly.
Since 2004, forty-five crusades have resulted in over six million decisions for Christ, both in Africa and other emerging nations across the globe. With six "Healing Jesus Crusades" planned for the remainder of 2012 and twelve for 2013, the momentum continues to soar.
Over the past 20 years, evangelist, pastor and author Dag Heward-Mills has proclaimed the Gospel to millions through a multi-faceted, world-wide ministry. As presiding bishop, Heward-Mills heads up Lighthouse Chapel International, now with close to 1,300 churches in over 60 countries, including 63 churches in 24 U.S. states. He has authored dozens of books (73 to date and growing, with millions of copies distributed world-wide in several languages) and has inspired and leads a myriad of other endeavors—including Bible training centers, schools, a hospital and orphanage, church leader conferences and more—all to advance the saving power of Christ.