For the first time, ministries and churches from around the world are collaborating on one epic continent-wide mega event. One God – One Day – One Africa (1GDA) could be the most significant outreach in the history of the world.
Imagine the sheer power of a four-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. It will be an event, the scope of which has never been done before.
One of Wilde’s first tasks was to find someone to help coordinate the event. That’s how Pastor Siegfried Tomazsewski got involved. “The logistics appeared to be impossible!” he recalls after his first conversations with Jennifer. 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 became an actuality. “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, taking place in the 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 10,000 local evangelists, equipped to reach out to the unreached people, 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’re also looking for churches to help with fundraising to support those ministries not able to fund the event themselves.”
To become an active participant in One God – One Day – One Africa, start by visiting the “join” tab on www.1GDA.org.
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. Wilde is also a published author; her book From Life in the Hollywood Fastlane to the Untouchables of India is currently available in online retailers. When she is not working abroad, she resides in California with her two daughters and three dogs.
Siegfried Tomazsewski, President of Calling Ministry, Inc., a not for profit ministry with the main focus on Africa. He is also CEO and founder of Mission Services that provides services to ministries and churches in coaching and training. With the experience of mission work in the Middle East, Youth Pastor in Germany, being an ordained minister with the German Pentecostal movement. He served on the board of the PEF (Pentecostal European Fellowship), founding production companies and ministries. He is based in Kissimmee, Florida, married to his lovely wife Inge for over 37 years, who is also involved in the ministry. They have four adult children and two grandchildren.