Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Report from Africa

Prayer Requests

: We request prayer for our regional evangelism to continue. There are many souls to be harvested.

: Please pray for revival in Namibia. Pray for all the pastors and national leadership. Also, pray for the following ministries to be implemented fully: Sunday School, Youth, Men's Fellowship and Ladies Ministries.

: Continue to pray as we are progressing in the construction of our church building. Also, pray for the many who are suffering with the HIV virus in our country where so many are too poor to be able to afford any kind of medicines to help them.

: Pray for the Regional Youth Conferences being held throughout Tanzania during the month of June. The first radio broadcasts in Swahili have been successful in making contacts. Please pray for open doors to expand this ministry to other areas and other languages.

ZAMBIA: Thank you for your continued prayer for Sis Eunice Mwanza, who has kidney failure and is currently undergoing dialysis. She has faced complications and is still in need of God's touch. Also, pray for her family.

: Please continue to pray for the legal registration of our national church in CONGO (Brazzaville). Also, pray for the visa situation of our Regional Missionary Gistophe and his family.

Praise Reports

: Prayer and Fasting Works -- In one region of the country of Ghana during a prayer and fasting program, there were twenty-eight who were baptized in Jesus name and nineteen received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. In just one church in another area of the country, sixteen received the Holy Ghost during a prayer and fasting program. That worked so well that the church tried it again a month later. Eleven were baptized in Jesus name, and one received the Holy Ghost.

: One wealthy man had his cows stolen. Prayer was made for this situation, and the cows were found and returned to their owner. The man's wife invited the pastor to their home after Bible Study. The man is convinced that the Lord worked on his behalf, and he has promised to be baptized in Jesus Name.

: We are thankful that two of our leaders were able to go to the recent sub regional conference, and we are excited about the Africa Region Vision and want it to spread to the churches of Namibia. We are believing for revival.

: We praise the One True God who is alive and reigns forever. We had three who were just baptized in Jesus name.

: Area Coordinator Theodore Grosbach preached a revival in El Dorado Park, South Africa on May 17th where 15 received the Holy Ghost. There was a miraculous healing of one of our leaders' daughter. She was blind in one eye, and being a young person, she was embarrassed so much about this. Coming home after church just recently she said to her parents that she was healed and now able to see out of both eyes. To God be the Glory!

: Two people were healed of AIDs. Returning to be re-tested, they showed no positive HIV virus. Twenty-six received Holy Ghost in Katonga. There were six churches that joined the UACU this past month; two of the pastors received the Holy Ghost. For the month, a total of 71 received the Holy Ghost in our travels--including the two pastors. Twenty-one were baptized in Jesus Name.

: During the National Youth Conference 2010, thirty-nine received the Holy Ghost and thirty-one were baptized in Jesus' Name.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Africa: June Calendar of Events

Be in prayer regarding all these upcoming events:


12 June
..........Ladies Seminars in Mochudi and Gaborone
26 June
..........Ladies Seminars in Mahalapye and Francistown


12-13 June
..........Ladies Meetings in Yaounde
24-27 June
..........National Ladies Conference in Bamenda


14-18 June
..........Annual Pastor's Refresher Course
19 June
..........Bible School Graduation

11 June
..........Pastors Meeting Section III
11 June
..........Pastors Meeting Section IV
24 June
..........National Sunday School Workshop


01-03 June
..........Region D Marriage Seminar in Fianarantsoa
01-03 June
..........Region F Ladies' Seminar in Tsiroanomandidy
08-09 June
..........Region A Preachers and wives Seminar
09-13 June
..........Region A Conference
13-14 June
..........A-1 Sunday School TeachersTraining in Antanimalandy
14-16 June
..........Region A Ladies' Seminar in Antanimalandy
15-16 June
..........Region E Marriage Seminar in Andaboly
22-23 June
..........Region E Ladies' Seminar in Andaboly
22-23 June
..........Region E Preachers Seminar in Ambiriky
22-25 June
..........G-5 District Conference in Ambatolampy
29-30 June
..........G-8 Sunday School Teachers Training- Imerintsiatosika


03-06 June..........Doa Regional Seminar

17-20 June..........Caia Regional Seminar


29 June-04 July
..........Mara Regional Conference

01-03 June
..........Annual Leadership Seminar (This includes pastors from Togo, Benin, Gabon, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Central African Republic)


02-06 June
..........Rwezori Region Conference, Kelsey Griffin,guest speaker
10-13 June
..........Northwest Uganda -Hoima Seminar,church dedication
17-20 June
..........Lake Victoria Region -Seminar Musloli
19 June
..........Kampala Youth Crusade
22-23 June
..........West Nile Region Seminar -Pakele Church Dedication
26-27 June
..........Lake Victoria Island Evangelism
26-27 June
..........Rwezori Region Men's Conference
24-28 June
..........Trip to Juba, Sudan


04-06 June
..........West Africa sub regional Executive Council Meeting in
Lome, Togo


11-12 June
..........National Ladies Conference

10-12 June
..........WNOP's International Prayer Gathering. Summons to Sacrifice 2010 will be held in St. Louis, MO USA

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Paraguayan Harvest

Vladimir Goodrum family
Second Quarter 2010

Conference 2010:

We praise God for the moving of His Spirit during our annual conference last month.

The churches pa
rticipated in 40 days of fasting and focused prayer prior to the meeting, and God was faithful to hear the cry of His people. We were very excited to see 11 new people filled with the Holy Ghost and 6 baptized in Jesus name, but the three-day conference was also a tremendous time of restoration and renewal for all of the pastors, saints and missionaries alike! Pastor Harold Linder of North Carolina ministered very powerfully each night with Regional Director Darry Crossley doing an outstanding job as interpreter. Special thanks to those of you who covered this event with your prayers, and may God bless each of our partners for your faithful support of our ministry!

Highlights from the Last Few Months:
  • We have visited many more of the churches, both in the central zone and many kilometers away in other parts of the country. At the camp meeting in the north Easter weekend 10 new converts were baptized in the nearby stream.
  • We enjoyed the visit of Sis. Janet Homann from Illinois who would like to be able to return to Paraguay as an AIMer in the near future!
  • Vlad is now teaching church history during this second half of the Bible school semester.
  • We were able to move from our third-floor apartment to a nice house in a good location with room for the boys to romp—and they even have two new puppies to romp with!
  • We are still praying and planning toward a church plant in Asuncion--working with a couple from the Bible institute. We thank God for taking care of the details of our lives as we follow Him step by step. He is a wonderful Heavenly Father!
Special Prayer Request:

At this time there is a great need to open Bible school extensions in thes
e three cities: Ciudad del Este, Pilar, and Santani. We have a number of prospective students in each area who are anxiously waiting to begin their studies. Please pray for this need as we work over the next weeks and months to start some type of Bible training in these areas.
Pictured Above: Some of our
current Bible school students

The UP
C of Paraguay is excited about hosting an Apostolic Youth Corp visit in the summer of 2011. We believe this will be a tremendous blessing both to the work of God here and to those who are able to be a part of this AYC trip. For more information or an application, please contact the General Youth Division.