Now that the Believer's Seminar has concluded, the participants have disbursed to invite the hurting, sick, hopeless and unbelievers to the Festival.
Bishop Osborn writes: "As I arrive on the Matadi Festival grounds, the people begin to shout wit the excitement that only hope gives. Within 10 minutes from the beginning of this Festival service, my interpreter, Pastor Jacque and I have taken the microphones. People are continuing to pour onto the Festival grounds. After a brief Gospel message on THE POWER OF JESUS, I invite the people to receive Jesus into their hearts. Multiplied thousands raise their hands to experience Jesus' power to forgive their sins. They repeat the prayer for salvation with great fervor. There is joy across this vast multitude. The people lay their hands on their sick bodies as I pray for them, commanding the spirits of disease to leave the people. Even before I give instructions, the people begin acting their faith. As the platform fills with people who are eager to testify I begin noticing something remarkable. ALL of those giving testimonies had been crippled, because of strokes, rheumatism, accidents, curses or some other cause. One woman had been deaf, but she had also been crippled. Another had sickness throughout her body. But again, she was also crippled. One six year old boy was carried to the Festival on his mother's back. One year ago a mysterious illness left the boy crippled. His legs drew up tightly and he never walked again. After the prayer for healing he told his mother, "Put me down. I know I can walk!". The mother weeps before the people thanking God, as her boy runs across the platform, a broad smile across his beautiful face. We've only just begun!