African Newsletter November 2015

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Burkina Faso ~ Ken Cantrell & Zach Sportsman families
The area countries are saying, “God must be a Burkinabe”.  During the recent failed Coop, hostages were taken with bullets riddling not only the nations capital but the missionary’s neighborhood as well. Military locked down their block with grenades and such being utilized just 200 meters from their home. They were under curfew for seven days as the situation was sorted out. Thankfully, none of the church members were harmed or killed. Presidential elections are scheduled for the 29th of November.
Congo (Brazzaville) ~ Regional Missionary, the Gistophe family
There were five who received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Ghana ~ Nick Sisco & Colleen Carter families
At two churches there was a total of twenty-two baptized in Jesus’ name and twelve received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
After a week of prayer and fasting revival services there were five baptized in Jesus’ name at one church.
There were six students who received their GATS Certificate at the northern ACTS Extension School.
Liberia ~ reported by National Superintendent, Rev. Benda
Throughout the nation, a total of 123 were baptized in Jesus’ name and seventy-two received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Madagascar ~ Chris Richardson family
At a Holy Ghost Crusade in the capital city a total of 1,806 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. There were also thirty-six growths that disappeared, thirteen were healed of blindness, forty-two were healed of lameness or weakness in their muscles, and thirty-one healed from deafness. Hundreds raised their hands that God took pain away when we prayed for those with pain in their body.
At a local church revival a total of eighteen received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and twenty-three were baptized in Jesus’ name.
Namibia ~ Keith Ikerd family
At one church there were seven baptized in Jesus’ name and four received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
A paralyzed man was prayed for by the church leaders and is now walking and in church.
Niger ~ Ken Cantrell family
The church is strong and growing. Recently several new converts were baptized in Jesus’ name and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Nigerian Christians are under strong persecution as the country is 99% Islamic. The pastor just reported that three college graduates from Chad were baptized while studying in the capital city. They have since returned home to Chad and are awaiting for the UPCI to arrive. 
Nigeria ~ Gerry McLean & Steve Phelps families
One pastor baptized thirty-six in Jesus’ name and twenty-one received the baptism of the Holy Spirit during a three-day revival.
A young man at the Bible school, who never attended primary school and can barely read or write, has baptized fifteen in Jesus’ name since he enrolled in the school.
During a recent State Convention, ten were baptized in Jesus’ name and one received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Three former Trinitarian pastors and two wives were baptized in Jesus’ name in a state meeting along with nine others.
Uganda ~ Phil Tolstad family
At a seminar there were six baptized in Jesus’ name and thirty-two received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Throughout five regions there was a total of 161 baptized in Jesus’ name, including four pastors at a seminar, and 145 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. 
There were fifteen new churches started and four church houses were completed.

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