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Angus Buchan: Spreading the Hope of Jesus

He was a simple farmer who dared to tell others about Jesus. Now he leads crusades in Africa. Read Transcript


ANGUS BUCHAN TURNED 3,000

ACRES OF WILD AFRICAN BUSH INTO

A WORKING FARM.

IT WAS THE REALIZATION OF A

LIFE-LONG DREAM.

WE LITERALLY FIELDED IT BY

HAND.

THAT IS THE TRUE.

I MADE A SUCCESS OF THE FARM,

MANAGED TO SQUARE UP MY DEBTS.

SOMETHING STILL EMPTY IN MY

HEART.

I REALIZED I HAD NO PEACE.

I WAS GOING INTO DEEP

DEPRESSION.

THIS FARM MEANT NOTHING TO ME.

I COULDN'T SLEEP AT NIGHT AND NO

PURPOSE FOR LIVING.

ON THE 18TH OF FEBRUARY 1979, IN

A LITTLE CHURCH HERE IN GRAY

TOWN.

I MET JESUS CHRIST PERSONALLY,

ME, MY WIFE AND CHILDREN.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE

I SAW MEN CRYING, I SAW A WOMAN

CRYING.

MY HEART CRIED OUT FOR

REALITY.

AT THE END IF ANYBODY ELSE WOULD

LIKE JESUS IN THEIR LIVES, COULD

THEY PLEASE COME FORWARD.

I TOOK A HOLD OF MY WIFE'S HAND

AND CHILDREN AND CAME TO THE

FRONT.

THAT CHANGED MY LIFE.

JESUS PULLED ME OUT OF THAT

BOTTOMLESS PIT.

EVEN THOUGH

HE WAS

RUNNING

A

LARGE FARM, ANGUS SPENT HOURS IN

HIS GREEN CATHEDRAL STUDYING THE

WORD OF GOD.

THIS IS THE BOOK THAT TELLS

ME WHEN TO PLANT, TO LOVE MY

WIFE, NOT TO ANTAGONIZE MY

CHILDREN, TO RESPECT MY ELDERS.

THIS IS THE BOOK OF LIFE.

ANGUS START EED PREACHING IN

HIS OWN 3,000-ACRE YARD.

HE WATCHED GOD PRODUCE MIRACLES,

A CORN CROP RESURRECTED ITSELF.

FIRE RAVAGED HIS FARM, ANGUS

CRIED OUT TO GOD AND A RAINSTORM

NO ONE PREDICTED DOUSED THE

FLAMES.

DURING A SEASON OF EXTREME

DROUGHT, HE REAPED A BUMPER

POTATO HARVEST.

YOU CAN BELIEVE ME OR

DISBELIEVE ME.

BUT YOU CAN'T ARGUE.

ANGUS WASN'T PREPARED TO

WITNESS THE GREATEST MIRACLES HE

WOULD EVER SEE.

SITTING IN MY DINING ROOM IN

THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER.

A HUGE TROPICAL STORM.

I THOUGHT I HEARD SOMETHING IN

THE DISTANCE SOME SHOUT ING

GOING ON.

I OPENED THE CURTAINS AND THERE

WAS A WHOLE LOT OF LADIES WITH

BLANKETS OVER THEIR HEADS

SCREAMING AND SHOUTING.

THEY SAID LIGHTNING HAS STRUCK

OUR HUT AND KNOCKED THE WOMAN TO

THE GROUND.

THE ONE WOMAN COULDN'T GET UP.

THEY SAID TO ME, THEY SAID SHE

IS DEAD.

I HAD A TERRIBLE FRIGHT.

I WENT BACK TO THE HUT, IT WAS

LIGHTNING AND RAINING, I SAID

BRING THE

BODY OUT.

THEY SAID NO WAY, YOU ARE

PREACHING TO US EVERYDAY IN THE

FIELD THAT JESUS HAS POWER.

WE WANT TO SEE THIS JESUS OF

YOURS.

I CRAWLED INTO THE HUT RIGHT IN

THE ONE SIDE, THERE WAS THIS

BODY.

I WENT UP AND PUT MY HANDS AND

PRAYED THE PRAYER OF FAITH.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS'!

I SAID CAN YOU HEAR ME?

ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?

SHE NODDED.

THE PLACE WENT ABSOLUTE LY

BALLISTIC.

IT WAS FROM MOURNING TO DANCING.

THEY COULDN'T BELIEVE THIS.

THAT WOMAN, THE LAST I HEARD SHE

IS STILL GOING STRONG, SHE IS

HEALED.

WE HAD A PARTY.

FOR WEEKS AFTER THAT IF NOT

MONTHS PEOPLE WERE TALKING IN

THE FIELDS WHEN THEY ARE HOKING

THE MAIZE TALKING ABOUT THE

POWER OF JESUS CHRIST.

IN SHALOM, ONE GENUINE MIRACLE

EQUALS 1,000 SERMONS.

MIRACLES KEPT COMING.

IN MOZAMBIQUE, HE REACHED TO

5,000 MUSLIMS.

I HEARD THIS MAN SAY STOP

PREACHING, THEY ARE NOT

LISTENING TO YOU.

PEOPLE WERE GOING IN AND OUT AND

I LOOKED DOWN, RIGHT IN THE

FRONT ROW THERE WAS A MAN SIT

THERE AND TWO CRUTCHES, HE HAD A

STIFF LEG.

I GO DOWN AND PRAYED FOR THAT

MAN.

THAT MIRACLE WOULD TURN THE

PEOPLE.

I PUT MY BIBLE DOWN AND

TOLD

THEM, I AM

GOING TO

PRAY

FOR

THIS MAN AND

GOD IS GOING TO

HEAL

HIM!

ALL OF A

SUDDEN THERE WAS

ABSOLUTE

SILENCE.

YOU COULD HAVE DROPPED A PEN.

I ANOINTED THE MAN IN THE NAME

OF THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY

SPIRIT.

I SAID DO YOU WANT JESUS TO HEAR

YOU, HE SAID YES PLEASE.

I TOOK A HOLD OF HIS LEG AND

TRIED TO BEND HIS KNEE.

NOTHING HAPPENED.

IT WAS SOLID.

I SAID IS THAT SORE, HE SAID NO.

I HEARD THE HOLY SPIRIT SAID

BEND HIS LEG.

SOMETHING GAVE WAY INSIDE.

I SAID IS THAT SORE.

HIS LEG CAME FREE AND STARTED

MOVING HIS LEG.

HE CHUCKED HIS CRUTCHES AND

RUNNING AROUND JUMPING FOR JOY.

I DIDN'T HAVE TO PREACH ANOTHER

WORD, I MADE THE ALTAR CALL AND

5,000 PEOPLE RAN FORWARD TO GIVE

THEIR LIVES TO CHRIST.

IN SMALL VILLAGES, ANGUS

DRAWS A HUGE CROWD.

HE DRIVES AROUND AFRICA WITH THE

ROUGH TERRAIN.

IN THE BACK HE CARRIES BIBLES

AND CHRISTIAN LITERATURE.

THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE

WESTERN WORLD WITH BIBLES THAT

DON'T EVEN READ THEM.

THESE PEOPLE ARE PREPARED TO

FIGHT.

BACK AT SHALOM FARM, HE AND

HIS WIFE CREATED A CHILDREN

ORPHANED BY AIDS.

WHETHER IT IS PREACHING OR

GIVING A HOME TO CHILDREN, HIS

FIRST PRIORITY IS GIVING HIS

LIFE TO THE LORD.

HE HAS GIVEN ME A SECOND

CHANCE AND RESTORED MY LIFE.

THE LEAST I CAN DO IS BE

OBEDIENT.

THROUGH OBEDIENCE, ANGUS HAS

SEEN THOUSANDS OF LIVES CHANGED.

COME ON ONE OF THESE

CAMPAIGNS, THEY REALIZE THIS IS

NOT THE LIFE, THIS IS A

PREPARATION OF A LIFE TO COME.

THEN YOU SEE WHY WE DO IT.

WHEN YOU SEE THE SUN SETTING IN

A BALL OF FIRE, DUST RISING,

CHILDREN RUNNING UP AND DOWN

DOING CART WHEELS AND BACK FLIPS

AND PEOPLE SINGING.

WE CAN'T GET THEM TO GO HOME AT

NIGHT.

I WOULD SAY THAT IS HOPEFUL.

WE SPELL HOPE, J-E-S-U-S, JESUS CHRIST,

THE HOPE AND THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.

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