How we are reaching 150 Million Souls for Christ
One of the things I loved and admired about Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke was that he was a visionary. He was a forward-looking and forward-thinking man. On more than one occasion, I remember Reinhard, while preaching a sermon, stopping mid-sentence, turning toward me sitting on the front row, pointing his finger at me and saying in a commanding tone, “Daniel, you are not to become the custodian of my legacy. Preach the Gospel!” That was his admonition to me.
What he was saying – and what he did say many times – was that this was not about his name or his legacy. It wasn’t about building some kind of monument to him. Although we love Reinhard Bonnke and we never want to forget the extraordinary way his life impacted our generation, we honour him most by pressing forward with the same spirit that characterised his life, which was embracing the heavenly vision for the sake of souls.
And so, I think it is very appropriate here, by way of tribute to Reinhard, to talk about the future of the ministry he founded and invested his life into. Reinhard has passed on, but this is not the end – we are just getting started!