African Network of Prayer Newswletter

FEATURED NATION FOR FOCUSED PRAYER :  ANGOLA
Total land area: 481,350 sq miles
Population 2014 (est.) : 24,3 million
Capital and largest city: Luanda (6,5 million) 
Official language: Portuguese
Natural Resources: oil, diamonds, iron, phosphates,

copper, feldspar, gold, bauxite and  uranium.  

Most of Angola’s people live in rural areas and work on farms and tend cattle. Many of these farmers live hand to mouth. 

 

2,000 years ago Jesus commanded His disciples,
“Go make disciples of all’nations’.” There are 16,000 ethnic groups living today. More than 6,800 (well over one third) of the 16,000 lack a community of believers with adequate numbers and resources to successfully fulfill His command. Statics show that 1 in 4 people remain without reasonable access to the Gospel, one fourth of the world has no witness of Jesus Christ. These groups are found all around the world, not just in the 10/40 Window. Angola represents one of these people nations without a witness of the saving message of Acts 2:38. 
Our Christian faith is at the center of our identity, prayer is the foundation of all we do as we seek to participate in God’s redemptive work in our world.I believe that persistent, intensive and focused prayer is a vital element that is lacking in reaching the unreached nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The minds of people are deceived and cannot see or accept God’s Truth and salvation. “Pray ye therefore…” ask God to open minds to receive divine wisdom that comes from Him alone. Praying is the means by which everyone can be involved in missions. Jesus said, “go into all the world and make disciples of all nations…” (Mt. 28:19-20), that is a command to every believer. He also said that when we accomplish this task, the end will come, but the end will not come until this task is accomplished (Mt. 24:14). Global Missions understands that prayer is the means by which every one of us can be involved in the mission of going “…into all the world…” Prayer isthe “process” which helps every one to “go”. Prayer produces the power to call and send apostolic laborers into the field that will take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to unreached people groups so they can experience God’s salvation and glory. 
Matthew 9:37-38 directly connects harvest and prayer to one another and applies all Christians.Prayer is the key word in the execution of this command. 
In Matthew 9:38 Jesus’ command is to “pray” rather than “therefore go” which is used in Matthew 28:19- 20.  Matthew 28:19-20 and Mark 16:15 contain instructions to those who have been “called by God specifically” to go into the harvest field. It is clear that not everybody is called to preach, but Matthew 9 makes it clear that everybody is called to pray
 
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
(Luke 10:1-3). God calls enough people – the problem is that too few obey the call
Jesus’ solution to the dilemma of the plentiful harvest with few workers is focused prayer.


NIGERIA 

One of our pastors baptized 59 and 47 were filled with the Holy Spirit in Nasawara State, a place where we have no churches. Included in the 59 baptized were 4 pastors who want to now license with the United Pentecostal Church. The day after our pastor left the meeting, 9 more were baptized by one of the newly baptized pastors. 

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO 
 In Kinshasa during the month of May 8 were baptized in Jesus Name; 6 received the Holy Spirit. 
In Doko, in the Eastern Province after requesting for ANOP to pray for Church planting in that Area, 4 were baptized in Jesus name and 2 received the Holy-Spirit. 
In Lubumbashi, In Dothan local Church,  24 were baptized in Jesus name and 3 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. 
 
 BURKINA FASSO 
Great things happening in Burkina.  Two villages church have opened up in the south near the Ghanian border, pastured by our GATS graduate, Jeremy.  Also, three more village churches are being built two hours north of us. We are able to be a part of grain distribution in both of these regions. It is a very difficult time for our people now coming out of our hot season waiting for the rains to begin cultivating. Thank you for your prayers support, it is greatly needed. (Missionaries Ken and Ginny Cantrell) 

CAMEROUN
 In Douala in the past few weeks, two people were baptized, two were filled with the Holy Ghost and one renewed in the Holy Ghost.
Two people were baptized in Yaounde and nineteen were baptized in Bamenda during the month of May. 

SIERRA LEONE 
Prayer was made continually by the Church in respect of the Ebola Epidemic and to the Glory of God it has diminished.

LIBERIA
We are thankful to God that WHO has declared Liberia to be Ebola_Free. Now we can once more return to our cultural practices of shaking hands and hugging in times of greetings.
We also Thank God that revival fires are still burning in our local churches of the UPCI of Liberia.

 
 
                                                           

                                     
                                                           
July 14 – Focused Prayer for Francophone                                                   July 04 –  Focused Prayer for Africa’s Children
nations in Africa and around the world.                                                          Pray that children will have the opportunity to hear the saving 
Pray for West Africa Sub-Regional Conference July 8-10                             message of Jesus Christ at an early age. 
  • Pray for the protection and safety of missionaries and other workers, for wisdom, for the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and unity in order to do their work to reach the unreached. 
  • Pray for the church to gain a new vision for mission work. 
  • Pray that missionary information will reach congregations and make them aware of the need that exists. Pray that the ministers/pastors will preach about this matter more regularly and that it will become a matter of urgency in every congregation. 
  • Pray that the church will send out missionaries. There is hardly a congregation that cannot afford to send out and maintain at least one missionary, even if these are only short-term missionaries. 
  • Pray that more and more church members who experience God calling them to do full-time or part-time mission work will actually obey this call. 
  • Pray that missions giving will increase in order that the Gospel may be taken to the unreached. At present the church all over the World gives approximately 10 cents per member per week for the reaching of the unreached. Pray that this amount will increase dramatically.
Sierra Leone Special Prayer Request
Pray that God will settle the Leadership Structure of the Church of Sierra Leone,  and for a Great Revival and to restore the Country as a whole.

 

Democratic Republic of Congo Special Prayer Request

Pray for our dossier at the Justice both in Lubumbash and Kinshasa. 
Pray that the UPCI Leaders of Africa will be able to visit the DRC in the near future. 
Pray for the Bandundu Provincial Presbyter, he is on a long tour to revive local churches.

July Pray Calendar

       South Sudan 
           Leadership seminar during the month of July
01
       SIERRA LEONE
            National Prayer and Fasting 
02-06
      UGANDA
            Seminar – Wamala  Isingiro / Nyakaguru / Nakivale 
03
       SIERRA LEONE
            National Ladies Auxiliary Fasting and Prayer

03

      KENYA
            Nationwide Prayer & Fasting for families and General Convention
 03-05
       LIBERIA
            Section V Youth Revival

03-05

      ZIMBABWE
           Matebeleland Regional Revival Crusade – Bulawayo

 03-06

       ZAMBIA
            Youth Comp Meeting – Lusaka Region , Copperbelt Region, Central Region and Eastern Youth Meeting 
04
       CAMEROUN
            Leadership Meeting –Douala and Yaounde
 04
       ZIMBABWE
            Mashonaland Sunday School Prayer day

05

       KENYA
            Nationwide Youth day 
 07
      UGANDA
            Kyoga Regional Committee Meetings / Lira
08-10
        IVORY COAST
            West Africa Sub-regional Conference in Abidjan
 09-11
      KENYA
            River Yala Evangelism Seminar – Emukowa
10-12
      UGANDA
            Rwenzori – Bushenyi Seminar

11

       DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO 
            Wedding of Assistant Pastor of Dothan, SegeKalo and Sister Ruth
11-14
       CAMEROUN 
            Visit from Africa Regional Director Rev Jerry &  Vicki Richardson
15
      UGANDA
            ABC Bible School term 3 ends
 15-17
        MADAGASCAR
             Region G3: Conference – Manjakandriana
             Region G: Regional Marriage Seminar –  Ampandrana
 15-17
       LIBERIA
            National Youth Department Thanksgiving/ Revival Services at Tabernacle of Pentecost

15-19

        CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE
             Celebrating 5 years of UPCI in Congo-Brazzavile
16-22
       NIGERIA 
            H.O.P.E Week- Nation Week of Evangelism 
 17-18
       MADAGASCAR
            Region B: Regional Marriage Seminar – Moramanga
 17-18
        KENYA
             Nairobi Ladies Convention
17-18
       GABON
            Fasting and Prayer for National Board Members
17-19
       UGANDA
            Victoria Ladies Conference / Musooli
 17-20
        BOTSWANA
            National Conference
18
       ZIMBABEW
            Mashonaland Youth Quiz

18

       GABON
            National Board Meeting
18
       CAMEROUN
            Leadership Training – Douala and Yaounde

18-19

       UGANDA
            Elgon PatSors Conference / Tororo
 21-22
       MADAGASCAR
           Region B: Regional Men’s Group BARNABASYS’ Seminar – Moramanga

21-24

       MADAGASCAR
            Region G11:  Conference – Tanjombato
            Region G13:  Conference – Antsalovana

21-22

       UGANDA
            General Board Meeting
 23-25
       CAMEROUN
            Ministers Conference  

23-26

       KENYA
            Rock Revival Meeting – Samitsi UPC
 24-25
       ZIMBABWE
            Harare Revival

24-26

       UGANDA
              Rwenzori – Regional Conference / Fort Portal  
 25
        ZAMBABWE
            Matebeleland Youth Rally
 25
        SIERRA LEONE

            Ministers / Pastors Retreat 
 25-26

        UGANDA
             Elgon – Pallisa District Conference
 28-31
        MADAGASCAR
             Region G15: Convention – Belanitra

29-AUG 01

       KENYA
            Lake Ladies Convention – Chaina
30-Aug 02
       UGANDA
            Wamala – Mityana Seminar
 30-31
       MADAGASCAR
            General Committee’s Meeting
31
       GABON
            All Night Prayer Meeting

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