SA election fast campaign went global, reached millions

A screenshot of the final video prayer guide for the election fast.

When Janet Brann-Hollis had an encounter with God in January during which He called on her to organise a 21-day fast for the elections, she had no idea how big the campaign would become.

The fast was launched on April 18 and on each day until election day yesterday, participants received a daily WhatsApp video message in which Brann-Hollis and Bible teacher Dr Arthur Frost led them in prayer according to the theme of the day.

“We anticipate between one to three million received the messages worldwide, and all fasted at least two to three days,” said Brann-Hollis.

“I worked with Janine and Arthur Frost and God really grew the network. Even until the last day, people were still joining the network.

“A lady came to our office and bought the Fasting for a Supernatural Life and the God Said books. She said her brother works in Brunei and he told her he was on the fast, and praying for SA.

“We had a very well-known ministry join us, which has at least 25 000 in their network,” she said.

She said many hundreds of people thanked them for starting the fasting initiative, which she said had brought the Church in SA together and taught people how to pray in unity.

We had some technical problems in the first week and when we sent the WhatsApp messages out late, people were so alarmed that they had not received their daily prayer clip. It was a blessing for us to encounter, as we knew people were really behind this initiative.

“God has started a fasting/prayer move for the future of our nation to be aligned to his purposes. This is just the beginning…

“Some of the countries below we know who participated are:

Czech Republic
Great Britain
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
United States

“I want to thank my staff for their long hours of work, for my husband Bill for his support and his patience, Janine and Arthur for co-labouring and to all in SA and the body of Christ worldwide who stood in prayer with us. We are ready to help facilitate SA into her future and her God-given mandate.”


  1. Has this been done for any country in the past? Is 49:23-“And you shall know that I am the Lord; for they shall not be ashamed that wait for Me”. So let’s keep on thanking Him for what He is doing.

  2. Hugh G Wetmore

    This is amazing in its scope. Thanks to those who caught the vision and executed it! It is great to see Social Media use by God (and not the devil)!

  3. Heavenly Father, we thank you for answering all the prayers for South Africa and people’s lives and we claim it. Let their every blessing bring glory to your name. In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.
    We thank You, Father for Your favour, Your presence, Your provision, Your protection. Father, Thank You for good health, victory, exaltation, re-productiveness, and prosperity. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.