AFCI Ministry Prayer List
Prayer is vital to the forward movement of any ministry. Because of our dependence on God, we are thankful for the prayers of many people who faithfully undergird the ministry teams of AFCI.
This list contains all the current ministry prayer requests so that you can print it either to use yourself, or to share with your prayer group. Thank you for your commitment to support the ministry of AFCI in this very necessary way.
The High Call of MissionsMarch 14, 2018
April 7-24, National Director of AFCI Slovakia, Pavle Cekov and members of his team, will travel to the US for several mission conferences. Pray God will grant the team safe travel and good health. Pray God will use Pavle and the team to encourage church congregations in the area of missions; and that many people from the churches would be prompted to get involved in missions. Pray also that as the Slovakian team connects with their supporting churches, God might open further doors for partnerships in prayer and in funding.
Commitment to God’s WordMarch 14, 2018
AFCI Slovakia’s National Director, Pavle Cekov, continues a ministry of preaching and evangelism throughout the country and neighboring regions. He recent spoke in Nove Zamky, and he and his team had recent ministry in Serbia. Pray God will grant Pavle His insight and understanding as he studies the scriptures and prepares messages. Pray those who hear the word of God will be moved by the Holy Spirit to fully trust Christ in all areas of life.
Freedom of HeartMarch 13, 2018
March 11-21, AFCI’s Chris Hanak will be in Peru to work with Luisa Cardenes, who oversees the AFCI Peru Focus On the Heart (FOH) program at Tabernaculo de Fe Church. Chris and Luisa will teach the courses, Heart Freedom 1 and Living in the Love of the Lord. In addition, Chris will also teach a one-day course entitled, Teaching to Change Lives to pastors who teach at the Chimbote Bible Institute. Pray God will grant Chris and Luisa freedom in their spirit as they teach and counsel. Pray that the women attending the FOH sessions will come to the meetings with open, expectant hearts so nothing will hinder their ability to listen and learn.
Foster Parents Partner with AFCIMarch 13, 2018
In Ukraine, AFCI National Director, Wally Wasylovych and his team, recently met with families who take care of foster children. A plan was made to provide a dental ministry for these young people at some point this year. Pray that as a result of the Ukraine team’s medical care, the children would come to understand that the source of this compassion and generosity is Jesus. Pray many children will receive Him by faith and begin to walk in the Lord’s grace. Pray God will help each child form solid bonds with their foster family.
Youth Remain Our FutureMarch 13, 2018
In Hurbanovo, David Cekov and his wife, Vierka, ministered through music and teaching to the youth club known as DEPO. Then in Nova Zamky, David and Vierka led worship during a service for a combined group of evangelical churches. March 16-18, David and the team will lead worship and bring the word at a youth conference in Banska Bystrica. Pray as a result of their ministry, many young people would respond to the gospel. Pray believers will make deeper life commitments to Christ and further invest their time and service for God’s work.
Multi-faceted Ministry Reaches Many Age GroupsMarch 13, 2018
In mid-February, David Cekov and the AFCI Slovakia team, traveled to Serbia, Padina and Kovacica for ministry. Preaching in churches and providing elder training were the main objectives. The team did also conduct ministry with the children. Pray that as a result of the various sessions, those people who attended will develop a deeper commitment to Christ and have a stronger belief in the many promises He has made to His people.
Growing LeadershipMarch 13, 2018
January 22-24, David Cekov assisted in the training of pastors and leaders in Banska Bystrica. His father, the National Director of AFCI Slovakia, Pavle, taught as well. Street evangelism was also conducted between the teaching sessions. Pray each pastor who attended will be strengthened in their faith and in their commitment to Christ. Pray those who heard the gospel during the street evangelism will remember that which they heard and soon come to Jesus for salvation.
Shifting the Outreach ParadigmMarch 9, 2018
AFCI Philippines continues their training programs for churches using the Evangelism Shift material developed by John North of AFCI Australia. Churches in Angeles, San Fernando and Alonggapo are in their second year of training. Two other churches in Mindanao have begun the program as well. Pray the Lord will raise up leaders from these churches to further their local ministries. Pray that through each church making a shift to a lifestyle of outreach, many will come to Christ by faith.
Experiencing God and Learning to ServeMarch 9, 2018
Despite serious storms, AFCI Philippines recently sponsored training seminars in Samar and General Santos City. Topics included Servant Leadership and Experiencing God. AFCI’s Hayward and Barbara Paul, and Rob Martin taught and assisted in ministry. An inductive Bible study in the book of Ruth was also provided to 30 women. Pray the pastors who heard the teachings would continue to be uplifted as they serve their congregations. Pray that from the women who studied the book of Ruth, God would raise up additional leaders for the Focus On the Heart ministry to women.
Preaching the Good NewsMarch 9, 2018
AFCI Slovakia’s Samuel Cekov had the recent opportunity to preach in churches in Kolesino, Strumica and Murtino. In February, Samuel and his wife, Ivana, conducted evangelism in Serbia. Pray God will continue to open doors as they teach and share their faith. Samuel and Ivana continue their one-year term of ministry in Macedonia. Pray many of the young people with whom they work will receive the gospel and grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ.
Hearts in Preparation for ChangeMarch 9, 2018
AFCI Ukraine is in preparation to begin their Focus On the Heart ministry to women. Pray God will provide the leadership of His choice to oversee the work and that through the ministry, many women will be strengthened in their spirits and have a richer walk with Christ.
Youth Ministry Needs OfficeMarch 9, 2018
Andrew Vasylovych continues to lead in the AFCI Ukraine youth ministry. Pray God will use Andrew to help many young people understand the gospel so they will believe on Christ. Pray God would supply needed funds to rent an office for this ongoing ministry to the youth.
Small Groups Grow in NumberMarch 9, 2018
AFCI Ukraine is currently placing a greater emphasis on expanding their small group ministries. In addition, through their Agape Tour Ministry, seekers are hearing the gospel and Christians are growing in faith. National Director Wally Vasylovych also continues teaching at Chernivtsi Bible School. Pray for Wally and his small group leaders as they study and teach, and pray students will have open hearts to hear and apply God’s word.
Pastor Training IncreasesMarch 9, 2018
AFCI Ukraine continues to offer pastor training conferences to various leaders and churches in the country. This ministry is now reaching nearby Moldova. Pray the pastors who attend these sessions will grow deeper in their faith and be further equipped to shepherd the churches in which they work. Pray also that God would lead the team to additional churches interested in the AFCI LifeWorks and GrowthWorks.
National Director on the MoveMarch 9, 2018
AFCI Myanmar’s National Director, Jimmy Hla, recently traveled to South Korea to teach at several churches. In March he has also spoken at weddings and a house dedication. In addition, Jimmy continues to teach at the Monsoon Bible Training School. Pray the Lord will use Jimmy to reach many with the gospel. Pray young leaders will be successfully trained for the ministry. Pray also that the Lord would grant Jimmy and Hilda their visas for upcoming travel to the US.
Places of Worship Under ConstructionMarch 9, 2018
AFCI Pakistan continues to build places of worship throughout the country. Often times the local people assist with the construction of these worship centers. Pray God will provide the needed funds for plaster, paint and the electrical supplies so these centers can be completed and function effectively.
Hearts Focused on the PrizeMarch 9, 2018
AFCI Pakistan’s Anita Solomon continues her ministry to women through the AFCI Focus On the Heart program. In Karachi, 13 women went through the first course entitled, Becoming a Godly Woman, based on Titus 2:3-5. Pray the Lord will use Anita and her co-workers, Azmat and Tabitha, to be a beacon of light to the many women taking the course. Pray hearts will be encouraged and changed as a result of these ministries.
Expanding the MinistryMarch 8, 2018
AFCI Pakistan’s SM has recently graduated from Zarephath Bible Seminary in Rawalpindi. Along with his wife, he will be conducting a preaching and teaching ministry, and has already had successful youth ministry in his church. Pray God will provide safety for SM and his wife as they travel and minister. Pray many lives will be changed for Jesus as a result of their work. Pray many people will come to personal faith in Christ through their ministry.
Uplifted and ExaltedMarch 8, 2018
AFCI Pakistan team evangelist, PI, continues reaching out to the low caste Hindu people of the province of Sindh. Members of the Indian team from Karachi recently joined him for ministry in MPK. They held teaching sessions for three days and nights. Several people have come to faith in Jesus. Pray those new believers will be safe and strong for God and will soon be baptized. Pray for their protection and pray for the team as they conduct follow-up ministry with them.
International Director Travels to AfricaMarch 8, 2018
AFCI’s International Director, Rev. Paul Hanak, recent spent two weeks in Africa and met with country leaders from Ghana, Nigeria and Zambia. A new National Director has been appointed in Ghana, and two other men will join the team. In Nigeria and Zambia, further training was given to leaders and to board members. Both countries will continue to plan large and small outreach sessions in cities and villages throughout the year. Pray God will continue to grant Paul wisdom as he travels and oversees the entire AFCI ministry.
Connecting with Donor ChurchesMarch 8, 2018
At the end of April, Pender United Methodist Church, who supports several AFCI missionaries, will be holding their yearly missions conference. AFCI’s North African Director will bring the keynote message. Pray God will grant all the AFCI missionaries safe travel to and from the conference, and pray that the time they spend connecting with the church and with supports and leaders would be fruitful.
Peruvian Team ExpandsMarch 8, 2018
In January and February, AFCI’s Charlie Hanak traveled to Peru to join the AFCI team for ministry. Additional construction was done on the Christian school, and training for pastors was conducted. The Peruvian team has added three new people to their ministry team. Pray God will grant them a smooth transition as they assume their new roles and that a strong team bond will develop.
Ministry in the SouthMarch 8, 2018
AFCI’s Hayward and Barbara Paul had the recent opportunity to travel to the southern part of the Philippines for ministry, and AFCI’s Rob Martin attended as well. The AFCI Philippine team sponsored training conferences and held Focus On the Heart (FOH) sessions for the women. Pray the word of God that was shared by Hayward, Barbara and Rob will have long lasting spiritual effects on those who heard the Word. Pray the Lord would raise up other women to take part in the FOH conferences.
Missions Conference Draws NighMarch 8, 2018
April 18-22, Hayward and Barbara Paul will be key hosts during their home church’s missions’ conference in Beaufort, South Carolina. Several AFCI country directors and staff will attend this conference. Pray the Lord will give Hayward and Barbara the strength and energy needed as they will be keeping a busy schedule. Pray God will greatly use former president of Moody Bible Institute, Edwin Lutzer, as he brings the key note messages. Pray each AFCI missionary attending would be encouraged and make good connections with their donors.
Sharing the Work of the MinistryMarch 8, 2018
AFCI Cambodia’s Barnabas Mam is currently in the USA to share the ministry. He will travel to Chicago, the West Coast, Atlanta, South Carolina and Texas as well. Barnabas is also attempting to secure a green card so he can frequently travel to the US and Canada from Cambodia. Pray God will grant favor to the personnel who will oversee his application.
New Contacts and Old FriendsMarch 8, 2018
Allan, Pam and Scott Gardner had the recent opportunity to present the AFCI ministry to one of the Adult Bible Fellowships at Immanuel Bible Church in Virginia. Pray as a result of Scott’s sharing, that monthly support might be raised towards his ministry with AFCI. Allan and Pam also spoke at the McLean Bible Church Prayer Summit and were able to encourage a number of longtime friends and some new contacts in their personal walk with the Lord and in the call to missions.
A Challenge for MissionsMarch 8, 2018
AFCI India’s Joe Duthie recently spoke to the youth and young adults at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Maryland. Some of the young people expressed a desire about making a short term mission trip to India with AFCI. Pray as a result of the sessions, many of the young people’s hearts will be further burdened for missions and the world. Pray the church might be able to add a few more of the AFCI missionary teams to their missionary family.
Storms Delay Radio BroadcastsFebruary 27, 2018
AFCI St. Vincent’s National Director, Veral Blake, continues his Christian radio broadcasts which are heard on several islands. However, the broadcasts are not being aired at present due to the recent damage to the Voice of Life Radio’s studio and towers. Pray God will soon restore the radio station so His word can be heard throughout the Caribbean, and pray Veral’s programs will continue to reach men and women of all ages with the good news of Christ.
Islands Still in RecoveryFebruary 27, 2018
AFCI St. Vincent continues to assist the countries of St. Maarten and Dominica, which are still recovering from hurricane Erica that struck nearly two years ago. A number of churches lost their roofs and other churches were severely damaged. Pray God will supply the resources needed so the St. Vincent team can help in the restoration process to these two island nations. Pray God will sustain and re-energize the pastors, families and parishioners who continue to meet faithfully despite the adverse circumstances.
New Believers and Church GrowthFebruary 27, 2018
In January, AFCI St. Vincent held their Friends and Family Sunday at Harvest Bible Chapel. Ten people prayed to receive Christ as their savior and one person was baptized. Attendance is improving each week and the elders are considering holding a third service. Pray successful follow-up will be done with the new believers. Pray also that the Lord will further direct the leaders of the church as they evaluate this new growth and the increased attendance.
Encouraging the FamilyFebruary 27, 2018
AFCI India’s Joe and Rhoda Duthie, and their daughters, Jerona and Shekinah, spoke for three successive Wednesday night meetings at Lilburn Alliance Church in Georgia. Targeting the youth, the family shared messages from God’s word about relationships within God’s family—the church, and about relationships with people outside the church. In addition to speaking and leading discussions, testimonies were shared by family. Pray that as a result of hearing about and seeing the strength of a solid Christian family, the young people who attended the sessions will grow in their faith and walk in a deeper obedience to Christ and their parents.
Directors Travel for MinistryFebruary 27, 2018
In January, AFCI India’s Joe Duthie, accompanied International Director, Rev. Paul Hanak, to Cambodia to conduct leadership training and oversee board meetings. Joe also met with several AFCI India personnel in Chennai, and then met with board members at the headquarters in Bangalore for ministry evaluation. Pray for Joe and the entire India team as they continue to strategize and plan future ministry. Pray the Holy Spirit will lead them all in a clear path.
Responsibility and RevivalFebruary 27, 2018
In early February, AFCI India’s Jacob Christian shared God’s word at a local secondary school composed of believers and non-Christians. His message was on God given responsibilities and commitment to work. Jacob also spoke for five days at revival meetings in South Gujarat and was able to share his printed devotionals with all who attended. Pray those seekers who heard about God’s love and purposes would soon come to faith in Christ. Pray the Lord will grant Jacob additional open doors for ministry throughout the country.
People, Projects Propel the GospelFebruary 27, 2018
AFCI’s Steve and Sarah Watts continue serving the International Headquarters in Atlanta, as well as helping many country leaders overseas reach their goals. Sarah assists in the editing of course material for the bible school ministry in North Africa, and both Steve and Sarah recently traveled to Slovakia and Romania to assist the AFCI leaders in ministry there. Pray God will continue to grant His wisdom, insight and guidance as Steve and Sarah prioritize the many AFCI projects and events in the works. Pray the Lord will use them to advance God’s kingdom in the USA and around the world.
Women’s Hearts Preparing SpirituallyJanuary 16, 2018
AFCI Slovakia’s Focus on the Heart (FOH) ministry to women has already begun planning for its week-long ministry, May 11-15. AFCI FOH leaders, Barbara Hanak and Susan Bonus, from the USA, will join the team for many of the sessions. Pray God will prepare the hearts and minds of the many women who will attend the courses. Pray for the Slovakia team as they plan for all aspects of the event during the next two months..
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