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.
Monsoon Bible College Begins New SemesterJuly 6, 2018
AFCI Myanmar has just begun another semester at their Monsoon Bible College. Over 100 students are currently enrolled. Pray God would grant the faculty and staff good health and energy for this school year. Pray each student will also maintain good health and grow not only in knowledge, but in their personal relationship with Jesus.
Funeral Service Causes Many to Think DeeplyJuly 6, 2018
In June, AFCI Myanmar’s National Director, Jimmy Hla, had opportunities to preach in several churches and teach a course in discipleship. He also spoke at a funeral where many unbelievers heard the gospel for the first time. Pray the Holy Spirit would convince those seekers of their need for Christ and pray they will soon transfer their total dependence to Him.
Baptisms Encourage the FlockJuly 6, 2018
In June, AFCI Ukraine had the opportunity to baptize ten new believers in Christ. Those who believed then joined the Source of Life Church, which is shepherded by National Director, Wally Vasylovych. Pray these ten Christians will grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ and learn serve Him well. Some wanted to learn how to become camp counselors as soon as possible so they could begin to make an impact for Christ.
Ministry at Rehab Center ContinuesJuly 6, 2018
AFCI Ukraine continues its ministry at a local rehab center. The team brings a brief message of hope and encouragement and then remains for fellowship and counsel with those interested. Pray God would heal the hearts and minds of those suffering addiction. Pray the Lord would touch the hearts of many of the patients so they would receive Jesus as their Savior.
Interests in Eschatology Opens DoorsJuly 6, 2018
National Director of AFCI Ukraine, Wally Vasylovych, recently taught an eschatology course at a local Bible college. Several area churches have been interested in the subject as well, so Wally and his team have been able to provided seminars on this area of theology. Pray that through the studies believers would become additionally excited at the Lord’s return. Pray each Christian will use this new knowledge wisely when they share the material with family and friends interested in the ends times.
Reaching Out Through Dental MinistryJuly 6, 2018
AFCU Ukraine recently sponsored a dental mission for foster-care families in Chernivtsi. Twenty children were served and the team shared the gospel with those interested. Pray each child will continue to respond favorably to the treatment they received and that those who listened to the gospel story would come to understand the depths of God’s love in Christ.
Evangelism Course Opens Doors and HeartsJuly 6, 2018
AFCI Philippines continues to teach a course that will enable young people to earn a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministry. Recently, 27 students attended Evangelism & Church Planting. Isachar Losbanes and Robert Catorce provided the instruction. Pray the Lord will continue to bring the students of His choice to these sessions. Pray through their studies, many of these young people will go on to serve the Lord in outreach ministries. Following the classes and during street ministry, 26 people received Christ, and 16 people have opened their homes for Bible studies.
“Extra” Prayer NeededJune 29, 2018
July 1-7, AFCI Poland will again sponsor their XTRA Camp for young people. Seventy teenagers have already enrolled, and an additional 30 people from Pender United Methodist Church in the US will visit in support ministry roles. Last year, 30 young people gave their lives to Christ at this event. Pray that through this year’s ministry, many teens will make decisions for Jesus and that believers will be encouraged in their faith. Pray for God’s perfect oversight on all the technical issues and travel arrangements for the events.
Cross Cultural MinistryJune 29, 2018
In July and August, AFCI Romania will sponsor a summer camp and a mission trip to the south of the country. They are also preparing to hold training for ministers and leaders in Moldova. Pray God will grant clarity and wisdom to all those who are planning and preparing for these ministries. Pray the Lord will bring the people of His choice to attend the sessions and that the Holy Spirit will prepare the hearts and minds of all those attending.
Pastors Receive Additional TrainingJune 29, 2018
In Gilau, AFCI Romania continues its ministry of training pastors and leaders for ministry through the local church. Pray God will raise up mature believers who will shepherd His flock in each of these local fellowships. Pray the Lord will grant Romanian National Director, Pica Aghiorghiesei, wisdom and insight as he promotes this ministry; and additional open doors to teach and train others.
Hearts in FocusJune 29, 2018
In May, AFCI Romania held additional courses in their Focus On the Heart (FOH) ministry to women. Those attending these sessions came not only from Romania, but from Slovakia and Ukraine as well. Codruta Aghiorgiesei, Barbara Hanak and Susan Bonas led the teaching. Pray that through the sessions, the Lord will strengthen the many women who attended. Pray God will also raise up additional leaders within the local area to further grow the program.
Vacation Bible School Produces FruitJune 29, 2018
In recent days, AFCI Romania sponsored a Vacation Bible School in Botosani. Most of the young people were from an orphanage, and 140 children attended the events. Pray those that made decisions for Christ will grow in their walk with Jesus. Pray effective follow-up can be done with an extended impact on family members as well.
Emerging Leaders Training Coming SoonJune 22, 2018
In July and August, AFCI Spain will host the next AFCI Emerging Leaders Training Conference. This training is critical for those who are being evaluated as potential leaders within AFCI countries both current and possibly new. Pray for International Director, Rev. Paul Hanak and his team, as they facilitate the training. Pray for the Spain team as they oversee all the logistics for the events.
English Language Course Opens DoorsJune 22, 2018
During the final week of June, AFCI Spain, in partnership with a visiting team of workers from the US, will sponsor their Urban English Conference at Gracia’s Church. Pray the Lord will bring the students of His choice to attend the sessions. Pray that as a result of the classes, the team Spain team will establish good friendships with families in the community. Pray God will prepare the hearts of those seeking spiritual truth and respond favorably to the gospel message.
Barrio Residents Asking QestionsJune 22, 2018
AFCI Paraguay continues to minister in the barrios of Limpio. The team has begun construction on multi-purpose building for ministry there. The construction alone has caused local residents to inquire about the team and their future ministry. Pray God will supply the funding needed to complete the building project. Pray many people will come to personal faith in Christ as a result of this work.
Retreat Away Opens HeartsJune 22, 2018
Each Thursday evening, AFCI Paraguay holds a Bible study outreach entitled, Alpha. The course includes a retreat where the group gathers and studies a specific topic. The person of the Holy Spirit was the theme for the most recent discussion, and several people were moved to confess sins and trust God in their lives. Pray for the spiritual growth of those who made deeper life commitments to Christ.
Focus On the Heart ExpandsJune 22, 2018
AFCI Paraguay’s Emi Monges continues to oversee the Focus On the Heart (FOH) program for women. In an initial meeting, Emi and her team partnered with a CMA church in Asuncion and began the first course entitled, Becoming a Godly Women. The women responded warmly and are eager to continue with future lessons. Pray the Lord will raise up the women of His choice to become an integral part of the ministry. Pray for Emi as she further develops relationships with those in the CMA church.
In the MarketplaceJune 18, 2018
During a joint venture with other churches, AFCI Pakistan conducted open air outreach in various cities. A local shopkeeper was very interested in the miracles that Jesus performed. Pray the Holy Spirit will open the eyes and heart of this man and that he will receive Christ as his personal savior. Pray the Lord will grant the team additional opportunities to speak with him.
Technology Opens Eyes to FaithJune 18, 2018
At a recent high school’s camp for girls, AFCI Pakistan’s Anita and Solomon Gill were ask to speak on the topic of Youth and Information Technology. Fifty-five young people attended, and on the final day, 18 girls accepted the Lord Jesus as their personal savior. Pray for the spiritual growth of these young girls, and pray their parents would also be open to hearing the good news message of Christ.
Reading is BelievingJune 18, 2018
AFCI Pakistan continues its outreach to people in rural areas through their READ (Rural Education and Development) Program. Pre-schools have been developed and children are learning to read and write. Pray that through the READ Program, many students and parents will come to realize the extent of God’s love and eventually understand the gospel message.
Hearts Remain FocusedJune 18, 2018
By using the AFCI Focus On the Heart (FOH) material, AFCI India’s Rhoda Duthie continued to provide training for women of different ages and backgrounds. In May, women from Chennai, Coimbatore, Kerala, Rajasthan and Bangalore attended sessions. AFCI’s Chris Hanak visited from the US to assist in the training. Pray for the spiritual growth of each woman that attended, and pray that from this group, God would raise up additional leaders for the FOH ministry.
Commitments to ChristJune 18, 2018
Partnering with CNI churches in South Gujarat, AFCI India recently held discipleship training for the youth. Approximately 250 people attended, and 19 young people made commitments to serve the Lord through the avenue of missions. Pray those that made these commitments will grow in faith and fully discern God’s calling on their lives.
Missions to the BalkansJune 18, 2018
During the last two weeks of August, AFCI Slovakia will travel to Macedonia for the Balkan Mission Conference. Pray for David, Samuel and Pavle Cekov as they minister through music and as they preach the word. Pray that through these sessions, God will raise up many Christian workers who will become passionate about missions and ministry for Christ.
Children’s Camp ScheduledJune 18, 2018
July 5-15, AFCI Slovakia will conduct a children’s camp in Nove Zamky. Pray God will bring in the young people of His choice whose hearts and minds will be ready to hear spiritual truth, specifically the salvation message. Pray for David and Vierka Cekov as they teach and lead at these sessions.
In Search of LeadersJune 18, 2018
Partnering with a local church in Hurbanovo, AFCI Slovakia continues to offer training for pastors, Christian leaders and youth workers. In addition to teaching and counseling, David Cekov volunteers his time refereeing soccer games and plays table tennis. Through relationships that develop, David is able to encourage various leaders to pursue the ministry. Pray God will raise up the workers of His choosing to shepherd the various groups of believers in the area. Pray additional leadership will be raised up to oversee the different ministries.
On the Move in MissionsJune 18, 2018
AFCI Slovakia’s Samuel Cekov had the recent opportunity to preach in Nove Zamky. He had two additional opportunities to preach once back in Macedonia where he and his wife Ivana currently reside. In August, Samuel and Ivana will work with their team members from Slovakia for 14 days and conduct outreach in Stip, Struga and in Strumitsa. Pray that through preaching of God’s word and through visitation, many people will come to saving faith in Christ. Pray effective follow-up will take place.
Focusing On the HeartJune 18, 2018
In May, AFCI Slovakia’s Samuel Cekov and his wife, Ivana, assisted in introducing the Focus On the Heart (FOH) ministry for women in Nove Zamky. Pray that through the ongoing training, a core group of women will grow the ministry, and in time, expand the work throughout the country. Pray God will raise up key women to assist and lead the FOH ministry.
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