Monday, November 4, 2013

Africa Network of Prayer, November 2013

November's Calendar Events

01 Nov          SIERRA LEONE        National Ladies Auxiliary Prayer & Foot Washing/Communion service

01-03 Nov      NAMIBIA                  General Conference; Special speaker, Area Coordinator Ted Grosbach

01-03 Nov     CONGO (Brazzaville) Evangelistic meeting in Massengo

03 Nov         ZAMBIA                     Local churches sending in National Offerings to Headquarters

03 Nov           RODRIGUES             Joint Fellowship meeting at Quatre Vents

04 Nov          EQUATORIAL GUINEA National Board meeting

04-10 Nov     CONGO (Brazzaville) Prayer Chain for Massengo

05-16 Nov   BURUNDI                   GATS Bible School term with guest teacher, Kevin Borders

07 Nov          EQUATORIAL GUINEA Youth fellowship

07-09 Nov      ZAMBIA                   WISH Leadership Training in Cooperbelt Region

08 Nov          LIBERIA                     National Board Meeting to be at the UPCL National Headquarters

09 Nov          LIBERIA                     National Leadership Meeting - Maranatha Bible Institute, Sinkor

10 Nov          EQUATORIAL GUINEA Pastors Appreciation Day

10-12 Nov     CONGO (Brazzaville)  Prayer of growth in Mikalou

11-16 Nov    TANZANIA                  Ladies Leaders' Seminar for the Eastern regions in Moshi

13-15 Nov     KENYA                      National Board Meeting at UPCK Headquarters

13-15 Nov    LIBERIA                      National Missions Director to visit local churches in Section II

14 Nov    EQUATORIAL GUINEA      Ladies Fellowship

14 Nov      EQUATORIAL GUINEA    Ladies Fellowship

14-17 Nov     KENYA                     Lake Region Youth Convention in Chaina

14-17 Nov      BURKINA FASO        National Conference - Pastor Affa (Ivory Coast), Guest speaker

16 Nov          SOUTH AFRICA         Gauteng/Mpumalanga District meeting

18-23 Nov     EQUATORIAL GUINEA   Evangelism Week

19-20 Nov     KENYA                     Evangelism Board Meeting in Ziwani, Nakuru

20-22 Nov      LIBERIA                    Section II Crusade - Faith Tabernacle UPC

20-24 Nov      LIBERIA                    Section IV Annual Conference - Solid Rock UPC/Owens Grooves

21-24 Nov      KENYA                   Seminar in Ziwani, Nakuru

21-24 Nov      ZAMBIA                  Youth Camp meeting in Northern Region

22-23 Nov      NIGERIA                  Bible School Graduation Services, Enugu

24 Nov         LIBERIA                    Pastors' Appreciation service in Section I

24-30 Nov      EQUATORIAL GUINEA  Week of Intercessory Prayer and Fasting

27-29 Nov       NIGERIA                 Delta State Convention

28 Nov-01 Dec    KENYA                Mt. Kenya Region Ladies' Convention in Wiyumiririe   

29-31 Nov    SIERRA LEONE           Esther prayer and fasting Retreat at UPC Cabala Town

30 Nov       SIERRA LEONE             National Pastors Meeting

30 Nov           MAURITIUS               Senior Citizens Get-together

Africa Region and Beyond

04 Nov           AFRICA REGION     
Pray for Africa's Children

14 Nov           GLOBALLY       
Pray for the French-speaking nations of the Africa Region and around the World

Other Prayer Requests

BURKINA FASO -  Please pray for Missionary Ginny Cantrell who has been suffering with Dengue Fever as well as an infection in her lungs. She needs a healing touch.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - From the Michael Benson Family:  "Please, continue to remember the political crises in the Central African Republic.  Our people continue to suffer from the effects this last coup."

CONGO (DRC) - From 25th October to the end of November,  Rev. Kalo, the first national superintendent, is going around the country to cast the new vision of the church toward its nationalization.  Bro. Kalo will be visiting different provinces such as: Kinshasa, Bandundu, Equateur, Sud Kivu, Two Kasais, and other parts of the Katanga Province.  We ask for prayers that unity may be established in the core of the church.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA -  Pray for the new work in Bata on the Mainland.  Pray for open doors.

LIBERIA - During the dates of 20-24th of November, theNational Youth Leaders will be visiting the UPC churches in the Republic of Guinea.  They will be meeting with the young people in those churches and will have planned activities. Pray that this will be a successful meeting.     

MOZAMBIQUE - Regional Missionary, Cezar Moraes reports: "Mozambique is now facing difficult times.  A week ago, the opposition party announced the end and break of the Agreement of Peace that was agreed years ago in Rome.  The leader of the opposition said that there's no security in the country, and since his Headquarters was attacked, he cannot control his dispersed group.  Please, we need your prayers!  We don't want to see Mozambique in war again."

NAMBIA - There is a building project underway in Aranos that we are hoping to see finished in December.  Also, Bro. Keith Ikerd and Bro. Lorens Hauseb have been teaching Bible Studies to the elders of a trinitarian church. We thank God for this open door and pray that these elders will see the truth!

REUNION - Please pray for a brother who has been sick for more than one year.  Pray for several of the members of the church in Petite-Ile, who have a number of situations that need prayer.  Also, pray for open doors for the establishment of more churches in this nation of La Reunion.

RODRIGUES -  Please pray for our young ministers and their families.  Also, pray for the new Home Bible studies that are beginning.  Two new families have opened their homes to host these Bible studies.

SOUTH AFRICA - On the 17th of November, there is a special meeting called  to elect and announce the new pastor for UPC in EERSTERUST.  This is filling the place left vacant by the death of our beloved Pastor James Olifant.  Pray that the Lord will direct the church as to who would be the right person.

SIERRE LEONE  - Pray for the following:

    Our Bible College has introduced a Doctrinal teaching program for all elders, pastors and wives, and church workers each Saturday.
    Also during the second and third weeks of November, we will be conducting our LAST-HOUR Program.
    The National Youth have an all-night prayer meeting each month.
    Please pray for a National Board visit to the provinces in November.

ZIMBABWE -  "We have a prayer request for Sis. Dorothy Edwards, AIMer in Zimbabwe, who was discharged from hospital a few weeks ago after spending some time in intensive care. The specialist told her that she had a problem with her heart. Since coming out of hospital, her condition has fluctuated, but has not been too serious.  This week she has reacted to the medication.  Please continue to pray for her."   - Pastor M.N. Gwebu

Pray for the upcoming events:    

    Beginning Oct 31st Missionaries Mike and Lisa Long will be teaching and preaching in Chipinge, Zimbabwe at a refugee camp.  The church there runs 800 people.  
    Also, there are eight other churches in the area that will be attending a leadership Seminar during the day and revival services at night. These churches have just recently joined the UPC of Zimbabwe and this will be the second visit with them.
    Next, the weekend of November 8th, the executive board along with the missionaries will hold a Leadership Seminar and revival services in Binga.  This is a rural area with fifteen churches in the vicinity.  There will also be an Ordination Service ordaining five ministers.

 Praise Reports

EQUATORIAL GUINEA - Three received the Holy Spirit and one was  baptized in Jesus name at a new work started in (Bata) on the mainland.

GABON - Desire Rakotondratsimba writes:  "We are so thankful to be able to report a great Victory for the Church in Gabon.  We have just received our "Recepisse Définitif" (Final Receipt) of our registration.  Thank you so much for your prayers.  We also are happy to report that each week, we are seeing new souls born into His Kingdom.  God has been good to us."

LIBERIA - We are thankful that the UPCL was able to send a delegation to attend the West Africa Sub-regional Conference in Lome, Togo.  They brought many good reports of what God is doing in the West Africa Countries.  Our Missionary Albert Stewart was able to attend as well.  We are thankful for his continued guidance to the United Pentecostal Church of Liberia.

MALI - During the days of November 22-27, please keep in prayer a group of missionaries who are going into Mali looking over the land.  We are praying for open doors for the future of the work there.

RODRIGUES (Mauritius) - During the past several weeks, six people have been baptized in Jesus Name and two have received the Holy Ghost.  We praise the Lord for this.  Also, we have a miracle to report:  One brother had an accident that resulted in a broken arm.  He was carried to the hospital where he was admitted and was waiting for immediate surgery.  We went to pray for him at the hospital and he was miraculously healed.  He returned home on the same day, no surgery needed!

SIERRE LEONE - "The local church of Lumbley has started to build a wall at the Bible College property. This is an answer to a long time prayer. We are thrilled with this. Also, the local church at Kissy has just concluded a very fruitful Thanksgiving service.  We are waiting to hear of the results of those that were baptized in Jesus Name. This church is also undergoing a building project. We give the Lord praise for all the progress we are seeing."  - Christopher Conteh, Superintendent, UPCSL.

SWAZILAND - From Superintendent, Patrick Nxumalo:  "Through His grace we have seen in the past three months, 140 souls surrender their lives to God during crusades and a Junior Youth Conference.  The Junior Conference was very well attended.  On the last Sunday of October a total of fourteen souls were baptized in the Name of Jesus at our Matimatima and Maseyisini assemblies.  Please pray with us for the success of another weeklong crusade, ending on Monday November 4, at our Ezulwini Church."

ZIMBABWE - What a wonderful Ladies conference we had at the Kwekwe campground.  It was well attended and there were two ladies who received the Holy Ghost on the Sunday Morning.

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