Arusha Times (Arusha)

16 August 2008

Tanzania: Arusha's 'Ngurumo Ya Upako' Roars in

Arusha — Geor Davie, the prophet behind the Arusha-based 'Ngurumo ya Upako' ministries recently led a large entourage of local believers in the mission to take Dar-es-salaam city by storm.

According to Matilda Kirenga, who is in charge of information at Geor Davie Ministries, the Arusha based charismatic preacher and healer was a great attraction in Dar-es-salaam city where about 100,000 people would attend his open day meetings daily. It is estimated that a total of 400,000 people turned out during the three-day meetings of last week.

The meetings were held at Biafra grounds, next to Biafra High School, along Kawawa road in the 'B' section of Kinondoni District. Geor Davie also commands huge following in Arusha where thousands flock to his Kisongo-based healing center every Sunday.

"It was difficult to count but at least 400 people who were seriously sick got cured during the Prophet's three-day crusade in Dar-es-salaam," his press officer stated. But it wasn't just about faith healing, according to Ms. Kirenga, there was a group of youths who coincidentally turned up at the meeting and went away richer than they could ever dream.

"They were called to the pulpit and Davie told them that God had revealed to him that the youths were facing major financial problems," she said adding that a number of distinguished persons, including church elders from different denominations who attended the meeting contributed plenty of cash for the rather shocked youths.

Giving their testimonies later on, one of the youths admitted that he had just turned up at the meeting not knowing where else to go or where to get his next meal. Apparently, he was homeless without a job or means to survive; all the same he went away much richer.

Davie's Dar crusades set an attendance record not seen for many years.

The 'Ngurumo ya Upako' ministries get messages, correspondences and even phone calls from as far as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Uganda and Kenya and already some Tanzanians living in the US want to establish a branch of the ministry in America.

For the last five years the Geor Davie ministries have experienced a phenomenon growth. "It is where the Holy Spirit touches people in the Name of Jesus," states the Ministry slogan.

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