The scope of One God – One Day – One Africa could be the greatest outreach in the history of the world
Imagine the sheer power of a 4-day Christian event taking place simultaneously across the entire African continent. Miracle Festivals will take place in nearly all 54 countries, live streamed and broadcast to millions. That vision, first given to Jennifer Wilde 37 years ago, will come to fruition in May 2020. Just a few opportunities to play a significant role in this outreach remain as ministries and churches from throughout the world eagerly sign up to take part. It will be an event the scope of which has never been done before.
Once God told her it was time to get started, one of Wilde’s first tasks was to find someone to help coordinate the event. That’s how Pastor Siegfried Tomazsewski got involved. “When Jennifer called and said she wanted to do this huge campaign in Africa, I thought it was a hoax, so I hung up on her,” he recalls. “But she is persistent, and she called back. The logistics appeared to be impossible! And Jennifer responded that, ‘With God, all things are possible.’ We met and prayed, and God spoke to me. It became clear that God would give us a plan for how to do it.”
And with that, the mission of One God – One Day – One Africa (1GDA) became a reality. “Even those currently ministering in Africa are blown away by this idea. They are always thinking about the next campaign … one city, one country … but no one has thought of empowering the whole continent at once.
“The African people need the gospel. Many need revelation and salvation. There is so much poverty. They suffer from HIV and AIDS. It’s a desperate situation,” says Wilde.
As plans come together, 30 countries are already covered
For this massive event, taking place in the 4 to 5 days leading up to Pentecost Sunday (May 31, 2020), various churches and ministries from around the world are “adopting” African countries. Each participating organization is organizing a Miracle Festival in the nation of their choice, assisted by the 1GDA National Coordinating Team and under the 1GDA umbrella. Meanwhile, 1GDA is mobilizing thousands of local evangelists who will travel to the villages, towns and cities throughout Africa that cannot be reached by technology.
On Pentecost Sunday, the 1GDA celebration will culminate with live streams as well as TV and radio broadcasts coming from 3 to 4 specially chosen venues into every country’s event. These streams will include a prayer for the entire African continent and accomplish the goal of unification of the Body of Christ. In cooperation with many other ministries, 1GDA will send ten thousand local evangelists, equipped to reach out to the unreached peoples groups and most rural areas of the countries.
“This event will be promoted in the media in all African nations so that all people, religious, non-religious, rich, poor, young, old, etc. will want to follow it on their TVs, radios, internet, etc. It will be so inspirational, exciting and attractive that no one will want to miss it! We will make this event a Celebration of Africa involving top African sports, entertainment and political celebrities,” says Wilde, 1GDA president.
“Picture a fishing net, with each of the 54 countries in Africa representing a knot. We are currently creating this net,” says Tomazsewski, serving as 1GDA vice president and CEO. “We can’t do it by ourselves, so we are networking with other outreach ministries. We have ministries taking responsibility for one country or one city in that country. Right now, we have 30 countries covered; to fulfill our mission, we want to cover 45. We have room for 15 to 20 more ministries to “adopt” countries. We’re also looking for churches to help with fundraising to support those ministries not able to fund the event themselves.”
How to join this gospel outreach
Wilde and Tomazsewski know that one church, one denomination cannot fulfill God’s mission. “Individually, we don’t have the means to reach the world,” says Tomazsewski, who stresses that all monies raised will go directly to funding this event. Wilde and he outline 3 ways to become involved:
- Your prayer team or you can sign up to pray daily or weekly for the 1GDA project. You will receive prayer updates and will be an integral part of the 1GDA breakthrough team.
- National Miracle Festivals. Your ministry or you as an individual can partner with 1GDA to organize a Miracle Festival in the nation of your choice, given that the country has not yet been “adopted” by another ministry. You speak at your own event set up by your team and assisted by the 1GDA National Coordinating Team. 1GDA provides you with contacts, supports you with their expertise, and promotes your event through their network, website and social media channels. “We request that you allow us to broadcast one hour of the final night from the major Celebrate Africa event into your gospel festival. Uniting our resources enables us to become a unified force to be a catalyst of revival across the continent of Africa. You will become a key member of this history making event!” says Tomazsewski.
- Support and Special Assistance. Much of the basic planning and organization has already been completed. But if you have finances, skills or tools to help 1GDA with such things as design, marketing, broadcasting, printing promotional, training or follow-up materials, all extra assistance will increase the impact of this already incredible event. Perhaps you have a film or follow-up team that can travel to Africa? Maybe you have finances to sponsor the broadcasting or promotional costs for part of or even a whole nation? Let God speak about how you can join the 1GDA team and together reach a continent for Him.
To become an active participant in One God – One Day – One Africa, start by visiting the “join” tab on www.1GDA.org.
Biography: Jennifer Wilde, President
Jennifer Wilde has spent the past thirty-seven years preaching the Gospel around the world in countries such as Mexico, India and of course, Africa. In 1998 she founded Wilde 4 Jesus Ministries and is now working full time with One God – One Day – One Africa as President and Founder. She is also a published author; her book From Life in the Hollywood Fastlane to the Untouchables of India is available currently in online retailers. When she is not working abroad, she resides in California with her two daughters and three dogs.