Evangelist Chris Mikkelson always beams with joy when he and his team head to Pakistan for kingdom crusades.
Much like his mentors, Reinhold Bonnke and Daniel Kolenda who evangelized the entire continent of Africa and saw millions of lives saved by Jesus, Mikkelson has poured out his heart and soul to see all people in the predominantly Muslim country of Pakistan come to Christ. And he is succeeding despite many obstacles from the enemy—Satan—and the Pakistani government. Mikkelson has conducted more than 17 crusades in Pakistan in recent years and has seen more than 1 million individuals accept Jesus as their savior.
This week, Mikkelson and his team are back in Pakistan to share the gospel with the lost souls of that country. On Wednesday, his ministry held a pastor's conference and, on Friday, a gospel festival will be held.
"It's going to be an epic week!" Mikkelson said on Instagram.
"We are going to have an amazing week ministering to our pastors and leaders and at our gospel festival for local churches," Mikkelson says. "Please pray for a multitude of souls to be saved, healed and delivered. Also please pray for our protection and favor along the way."
Despite being given permission to hold his crusades, there is always a danger from outside elements who wish the halt the spreading of the gospel of the Christ in an Islamic country. Mikkelson says there is a hunger in the Pakistani people for more in their lives, and that "more element" is Jesus.
"I truly believe we're in the middle of the greatest harvest this world has ever seen," he says. "Church attendance may be down in some countries, but the churches are being filled and planted by the masses in Pakistan."
Mikkelson's social media followers responded positively to his return to their country.
"With your message, God will open the bonds of people, the sick will be healed, the lame will walk, the deaf will hear, the sick will be healed from illness and God's name will be more honored and glorified in this place," a user named Yavve wrote. "We will all fast from tomorrow and let's pray together every day that God will fill this program with His grace. I'm sending Pastor Waqas Gill and Evangelist Asif from Punjab area. They are honored to be a part of this gathering."
Shawn A. Akers is the online editor at Charisma Media.
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