Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Africa Network of Prayer

Special Prayer Requests

We have had a few months of unrest in Burkina Faso. The last week was exceptionally amazing as the military looted and shot guns into the sky. We have had our government dissolved and are undergoing some major changes. The last 4 days have been calm, but the population is waiting to see if the calm is going to remain.

One thing that I have learned this past week: "With chaos, Truth always remains." Please continue to pray for our safety, but especially that a mighty harvest will be brought in from the fields.

Special prayer is requested for our pastors, families and churches in the Ivory Coast. There continues to be killing, looting and other violent acts throughout the country, and especially in Abidjan. Our headquarters and Bible school buildings have been looted and damaged. It is not yet safe to go there to assess the extent of the damage and theft. Many of our pastors in Abidjan have been displaced and are not able to have services in the local churches. Pray for the rule of law to be reestablished and for peace and reconciliation among the population.


Pray for peace to reign in Nigeria. After the recent national and state elections there have been violent protests in several cities. In some of these areas, Christian churches have been targeted. The military has been called out to restore peace.

The South Sudanese are marching toward the declaration and celebration day of new nation independence on 9th July 2011. South Sudanese churches are praying for peaceful celebration and walk to total freedom. There are issues that are hard to make head way in like the Abey issue, Blue Nile and boarder of the South and North Sudan.

Please pray that these issues will not hinder this celebration and that peaceful celebration and walk to freedom will take place. Pray that no bloodshed, loss of lives and destruction of properties may be experienced again in this land of South Sudan. Pray that God takes control of the new nation.

Pray for Uganda! Riots and demonstrations are throughout Kampala because food and fuel prices have doubled. People are not able to take taxis to work or buy food; most schools have closed due to the fact they can't afford to feed the students and the teachers can't get to work.

Pray also for the seminars scheduled in May:

1) Pastor Otile has a seminar in Tororo a new church that the pastor has just been baptized, 2) Pastor Christia has a seminar in Bududa in a new area where we have three new churches, and 3) Pastor Jacob has a seminar in Kasese.

Praise Reports

The church in Gaborone has reported that people are receiving the Holy Ghost in every service for the past three months! The group from Sydney, Australia was a great blessing to the music ministry of the church, creating powerful music and dramatizations.

We just baptized a trinitarian pastor. He will be working in a village just north of Ouagadougou in a village. This area was a target city that was selected by our Vice President of the work here. Many people are to be baptized this next week.

We held the first annual conference for the United Pentecostal Church of Guinea. We had an average attendance of 120 each service. Fourteen were baptized in Jesus Name, and 8 filled with the Holy Ghost.

First General conference in many years--110 present and 14 received the Holy Ghost! The National church registration is to be signed any day now!

We praise the Lord for a great General Conference held over Easter weekend in Bloemfontein. We had peak crowds of 850. The Lord richly blessed, and we were encouraged and strengthened by the Word. Bro. David Bernard, General Superintendent UPCI, was our guest speaker.

Calendar of Events

1-8 May GHANA Children's Week: God's Chosen Children, 2011

5-8 May TOGO Local Evangelism Crusade in Lome

6-8 May D.R. CONGO Dedication Services of Melissa Anderson Training Facility in Kinshasa

7 May TOGO National Board Meeting

8 May CONGO (Brazzaville) Doctrine Teaching in Kintele

9 May
MADAGASCAR National Sunday School Teachers' Fast Day

10 May
LIBERIA Pastor Anniversary, Manna UPC

10-11 May MADAGASCAR Region D Sunday School Teachers' Training in Antsirabe

10-11 May MADAGASCAR Region D Ministers Conference in Antsirabe

11-13 May MADAGASCAR Region F Youth Camp in Tsiroanmondidy

11-15 May MADAGASCAR Region D Conference

13 May
LIBERIA Section III Ministerial Meeting

13-15 May
SOUTH AFRICA Central District Conference in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal

14 May
BENIN National Board Meeting

14 May GLOBAL Special prayer for the French-speaking countries worldwide

17-18 May MADAGASCAR District A-5 Sunday School Teachers' Training in Diego

17-18 May MADAGASCAR Region F Sunday School Teachers' training in Tsiroanomandidy

17-19 May MADAGASCAR Regional Youth camp in Tanambe

18-20 May
LIBERIA Section I Annual Conference

18-20 May TOGO Annual Leadership Seminar for all pastors from Togo, Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Gabon, & Central African Republic. Guest Speakers: Bro. S.L. Poe & Pastor Affa (Ivory Coast)

18-20 May
NIGERIA National Ministers' Convention & National Board Meeting

19-22 May KENYA North Rift Region Leadership Seminar in Eldoret

21-22 May
ZAMBIA National Men's Conference

23-27 May SOUTH/CENTRAL AFRICA Sub-regional Conference in South Africa

24-25 May MADAGASCAR A5 Sunday School Teachers' Training in Antanimalandy

24-25 May
MADAGASCAR Region A Ministers Conference in Majunga

25 May LIBERIA LNOP Prayer/Revival Visit to Section I

25-29 May MADAGASCAR Region A Conference

26-29 May KENYA Lake Region Leadership Seminar in Oyguis

27 May CONGO (Brazzaville) Doctrine Teaching in Casis

27 May
LIBERIA National Board Meeting

29 May CONGO (Brazzaville) Revival in Mikalou

31 May-3 June MADAGASCAR National Ladies Convention in Ambohidratrimo

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