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.
Vacation Bible Study PlannedJune 19, 2017
July 6-16, AFCI Slovakia will sponsor their English Bible Children’s Camp in Nove Zamky. Pray God will bring the children and parents of His choosing to attend the events and that friendships would further develop. Pray the Holy Spirit will open the hearts and minds of those who will hear the gospel so they would believe on Jesus.
Macedonian CallJune 19, 2017
In August, AFCI Slovakia’s Samuel and Ivana Cekov, will move to Macedonia for a full year of ministry. In addition to preaching, Samuel and Ivana, will disciple young married couples. They will also take part in the outreach ministry of the church with whom they are partnering. Pray God will use Samuel and Ivana in a mighty way as they work to strengthen marriages. Pray many seekers will come to Christ through their outreach ministry. God has provided 90% of their needed support. Pray He will supply the remaining 10%.
Missionary On the MoveJune 19, 2017
In May and June, AFCI Slovakia’s Samuel Cekov had opportunities to preach and teach in Serbia, Nove Zamky, Banska Bystrica and Zvolden. In July, Samuel will travel to Spain to take part in the AFCI Emerging Leaders Training Program. Pray God will grant Samuel and the team safe travel. Pray God will prepare the hearts of the many people who will hear the gospel, some, for the first time. Pray God will grant Samuel wisdom, freedom to speak and power from the Holy Spirit as he preaches.
Potential Partnership in MinistryJune 19, 2017
AFCI Ghana is exploring a ministry partnership with leaders in Zimbabwe. Pray the Lord will lead Regional Director, Fred Amoah-Darko, in a plain path as they develop strategies to introduce a systematic training program to these leaders in Zimbabwe.
Pastors Continue in TrainingJune 19, 2017
June 19-23, fifty pastors in Accra, Ghana are enrolled to take part in the AFCI Leadership Training Institute. In October, additional training for leaders in Tamale will be held. Pray for AFCI’s Fred Amoah-Darko and his team as they teach various courses designed to encourage pastors in faith, doctrine and practice. Pray these pastors will return to their churches and schools uplifted and further equipped to lead others.
Women Pursue a Change of HeartJune 19, 2017
AFCI Ghana’s Ruby Amoah-Darko continues teaching the Focus On the Heart (FOH) material to women at various venues. In South Africa and Zambia, Ruby taught on Becoming a Godly Woman. Several other women have been trained to be teachers of the material. Pray for Ruby, Esther, Fredolina and Queen as they minister to the many women who have enrolled in the FOH courses. Pray God will continue to build up each woman in their faith, so they in turn, can minister to others.
Bible Study Methods Taught in QueenstownJune 19, 2017
During recent pastor training in Queenstown, South Africa, AFCI Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East, Fred Amoah-Darko, taught Advanced Bible Study Methods; and his colleague, Cedric Chippendale, spoke on Eschatology. Pray that as a result of the sessions, the pastors who attended will be encouraged in ministry and faithfully pass on to their congregations the spiritual truths learned.
Vacation Bible School and BeyondJune 19, 2017
AFCI Romania is sponsoring a Vacation Bible School here in June, and fifty children are expected to attend the sessions. Pray many of these young people will enjoy hearing Bible stores and eventually place their trust in Christ. Pray their parents would also be open to the gospel and that the Romanian team will have ample opportunity to befriend these parents and share Christian love with them.
Roots in Theology Opening HeartsJune 19, 2017
National Director of AFCI Romania, Pica Aghiorghiesei, continues a ministry of discipleship among the Gypsy community and has recently implemented training material entitled, Roots in Theology. On Monday nights Pica is teaching the book of Acts and 20 young people are attending. Some do not yet know the Lord. Pray that through the study of Acts, seekers will get a clear glimpse of the power of the Christ who changes lives. Pray those who have not yet believed on Jesus will do so very soon.
Going Where the People AreJune 19, 2017
June 23-24, AFCI Slovakia will conduct evangelism training in Stara Tura. July 6-15, the team will sponsor their English Bible Children’s Camp in Nove Zamky. In August, Pavle and the team will travel to Macedonia for additional outreach. Pray God will grant the team safe travel and good health as they journey. Pray the Lord would grant the team boldness as they share the good news with the many seekers they will encounter.
On The Move for OutreachJune 19, 2017
National Director of AFCI Slovakia, Pavle Cekov and his team, are continuing an outreach to the Gypsy community in Nesvady. In addition, his team recently traveled to Serbia and Macedonia to conduct evangelism in various towns. Pray the Lord would continue to open the hearts of the many Gypsies who heard the word of salvation. Pray those seeking truth in Serbia and Macedonia would soon come to the saving knowledge of Jesus.
Shifting Our ApproachJune 19, 2017
AFCI’s Mel Dianges continues to promote the EvangelismSHIFT training program into three churches in the Philippines. Churches in Mindanao are also considering the use of the program. Pray God will identify the churches of His choice to begin participation with EvangelismSHIFT. Pray God will provide translators so the material can be used successfully throughout the country. Pray the Lord would raise up the funds needed for the further expansion of this ministry.
Saved and DeliveredJune 19, 2017
During June in Chingola, AFCI Zambia held a large outreach event, and thousands of people made professions of faith in Christ. Others were delivered from oppressive dark forces. Pray the many who believed on Jesus will know the deep presence of God and learn to walk closely with Him. Pray many of these new believers will be directed to good Bible teaching churches for follow-up.
Pastors Study the WordJune 19, 2017
In May, AFCI Zambia sponsored pastor training for leaders in Ndola, Kabwe and Chingola. National Director, Mark Kaoma, was accompanied by Fred and Ruby Amoah-Darko of AFCI Ghana and by AFCI’s Hayward and Barbara Paul. Topics included Creation, Israel, Redemption and studies from the book of Ruth and Mark. Pray each leader who attended will continue to be strengthened in the Lord and also be able to encourage others through the material they studied.
Vision Casting Leads to Outreach EventJune 19, 2017
National Director of AFCI Zambia, Mark Kaoma, had the recent opportunity to take a ministry team to the mining town of Solwezi for vision casting. An outreach event has been schedule for August 14-17. Pray God will prepare the hearts and minds of those who will hear the gospel in August. Pray many people will be saved and then integrated into solid Bible teaching churches for discipleship.
Students Study EschatologyJune 19, 2017
In June, AFCI National Director, Wally Vasylovych, will be teaching a course on Eschatology at Chernivtsi Bible College. Pray God will prepare the hearts of the students and that the Lord would grant Wally wisdom and insight as he explains the Scriptures.
Making Life WorkJune 19, 2017
National Director of AFCI Ukraine, Wally Vasylovych, continues ministry on many fronts. The team continues to introduce churches in Central and Southern Ukraine to the LifeWorks training material. The team is also continuing ministry through their English Club, youth ministry, summer camps and leadership training seminars. Pray God will direct Wally to the churches of His choice for the expansion of LifeWorks.
Celebrating the ReformationJune 19, 2017
As a part of the celebration of the Reformation’s 500 year anniversary, AFCI Ukraine conducted recent outreach in various towns and cities. Partnering with Creationist speaker, Joseph Kezele, the team held ministry in Chernivtsi, Lutsk and Lviv. Schools and health facilities were also visited and the gospel of grace was presented. Pray the many professional workers and students who heard the gospel would remain open to Christ’s promises and soon believe on Jesus for salvation.
English as a Second LanguageJune 7, 2017
July 19-30, AFCI Romania will partner with a team of teachers from Community Bible Church in Beaufort in South Carolina, and will be teaching English as a second language. Pray students attending will further develop their skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. The curriculum is Bible based. As a result of the sessions, pray many of the young people attending will place their faith in Jesus and continue to grow in faith and service to Him.
Vacation Bible School Draws NearJune 7, 2017
July 5-16, AFCI Slovakia will be sponsoring a Vacation Bible School in Nove Zamky. English language training will also be provided. A leadership team of 14 people will oversee the ministry events, many coming from Community Bible Church Beaufort, South Carolina. Pray for Andrej Barkoczi, Chris Kardohely and Hayward Paul as they lead the team. Pray many young people will come to Christ as a result of all he events.
Emerging Leaders TrainingJune 7, 2017
In July, AFCI will be sponsoring another Emerging Leaders Training in Spain. Ministers and leaders from Africa, Europe and the Americas will be receiving training. Many of those who will be coming from Africa are having difficulty obtaining visas. Pray God would enable each person traveling to secure their visas soon. Pray that everyone traveling will experience safety and good health. Pray for Sarah Ais of AFCI Spain, as she will oversee many of the sessions.
Hearts Stay FocusedJune 7, 2017
June 9-10, and June 15-16, AFCI’s Barbara Hanak will be leading sessions for the AFCI Focus On the Heart (FOH) ministry to women. Susan and Ashley will conduct some of the teaching as well. Pray the Lord brings the women of His choosing to attend the FOH training. Pray all those attending will be encouraged and strengthened through the Biblical principles they will learn.
Over the Air WavesJune 7, 2017
National Director of AFCI St. Vincent, Veral Blake, continues his radio ministry on 15 stations throughout the Caribbean. Pray the Lord would use the broadcasts to help many people understand the gospel message. Pray for Veral, his son Al, and Nigel, who is the announcer, as they produce and conduct the programs.
Worship In the ParkJune 7, 2017
AFCI St. Vincent has a very busy ministry schedule in June. Ministry events designed to reach singles, couples, men and the entire family will take place on the first four Sundays of the month, culminating with Worship in the Park on June 30. Pray God will use these events to bring many people to Christ and also to strengthen those who know Him personally. Pray for Veral Blake and his son, Al, who will oversee the ministry events.
Possible Church RelocationJune 7, 2017
AFCI St. Vincent is in negotiations about purchasing property for the Harvest Bible Chapel. Pray an agreement can be reached by the parties involved. Pray God would provide the funds needed for the purchase. Pray as a result of this possible relocation, many people will come to hear the gospel and make decisions for Christ.
Partnering in ZambiaMay 22, 2017
AFCI’s Hayward and Barbara Paul had the recent opportunity to partner with AFCI Zambia for ministry. Pastor’s training conferences were scheduled in three cities, and at each venue, many more pastors attended the than were expected. Barbara taught in three classes for women and Hayward spoke in three classes for men. All the participants appreciated the sound biblical instruction from Genesis on which Hayward spoke, and also learned much on the authority of God’s word. Pray the pastors and their wives who attended will continue to be strengthened in their faith as a result of the material covered in the conferences. Pray none will grow weary in the doing of good.
When Hearts Are OpenMay 22, 2017
AFCI Paraguay’s Emi Monges continues to conduct follow-up training for the many women involved in the Focus On the Heart (FOH) ministry. During a recent session at the eastern side of Asuncion, Emi met with four women who all prayed to receive Christ as their savior. Through conversations at a baby shower, another woman committed her life to Christ, and then, a different woman who had fallen away in her faith, recommitted her life to Christ. Pray for the spiritual growth of those who have made these commitments. Pray the Lord will continue to provide Emi with the energy and the funds to effectively minister with the FOH material.
Heart FreedomMay 22, 2017
At a recent gathering in Atlanta, AFCI’s Chris Hanak had the joy of leading the Focus On the Heart (FOH) Heart Freedom 2 course to a group of nine women. Chris is also working with AFCI country leaders from three nations to adapt the FOH material for a men’s ministry. Pray God will grant the leaders wisdom and insight as they review and alter the materials for men. Pray the Lord would expand this adaptation of the FOH principles to additional AFCI ministries around the world in His perfect timing.
Late Change Opens Instant DoorsMay 22, 2017
AFCI Australia’s John North recently traveled to Fiji for ministry. Though a seminar was cancelled at the last minute, God opened the door for John to meet with several church leaders. Along with AFCI evangelist, Kaipati Tekavei, who resides in Fiji, the AFCI team members were able to introduce the EvangelismSHIFT program to various church leaders. One leader expressed a desire to attend training in Australia. Pray God will use John and Kaipati to train many leaders for the ministry. Pray church leaders would remain to the EvangelismSHIFT program.
National Director Travels to TeachMay 22, 2017
May 17-28, AFCI Cambodia’s Barnabas Mam will be in India to preach and teach at various venues including, a leader’s retreat, youth retreat and at revival meetings in Maninagar and Pipalwada. Pray God will anoint Barnabas in a mighty way as he brings the word of God to the people. Pray as a result of his ministry, believers would deepen their trust in the Lord and seekers would come to personal faith in Christ.
Changing Hearts and LivesMay 22, 2017
Rhoda Duthie and Jessie Hebbal continued leading AFCI’s Focus On the Heart (FOH) ministry to women and taught the Titus course in Bangalore. Eleven women attended. Rhoda also conducted FOH follow-up with women in Chennai and Mumbai. Pray God will bring the women of His choice to attend the FOH training. Pray each woman would experience the mercy and grace of God as they grow together and encourage each other.
God’s Grace ReceivedMay 22, 2017
AFCI India’s Jacob Christian recently spoke at the IEM Conference and 1,200 people attended. Approximately 200 attendees were of a Hindu background. On the last day, 70 people came forward to receive Jesus as their personal savior. Pray for the safety of these new believers as they interact with family and friends. Pray God will use them to bring many others of different faith backgrounds to Christ.
From Darkness Into LightMay 22, 2017
AFCI India’s Jacob Christian recently visited several non-Christian families in Gandhinagar. God led him to share the gospel with a sorcerer who was very anti-Christian and the shaman trusted Christ as his savior. Pray for spiritual protection for this man and that he would grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. Pray he will be able to receive solid Bible teaching as he walks with Jesus.
Salvation During Passion WeekMay 22, 2017
AFCI India’s Joe Duthie had the recent opportunity to conduct a one-day youth retreat and then speak to working professionals. He also spoke during Passion Week and 54 people committed their lives to Christ. Pray for the spiritual growth of those who believed on Jesus. Pray the young people and working professionals will be a light to those in their schools and work places.
Fresh Water ProvidedMay 22, 2017
AFCI Philippines is involved in the Clean Water Project, which provides sanitized water for the T’boli people in the mountain of Lake Sebu. The plan is to construct an elevated reservoir in the center of the village. Pray God will supply the funds needed to complete the project. Pray the Lord will protect the workers as they do construction.
Local Church IntegrationMay 22, 2017
AFCI Philippines continues ministry through its WIDER program. WIDER is the ministry framework to empower churches to spiritually transform communities through integration into the local church. Pray that through the program people will come to Christ, be disciple and become involved in local churches that are committed to biblical principles.
Ministry Training ApproachesMay 22, 2017
May 25-27 and May 29-30, AFCI Philippines will conduct module ministry training in Cagayan de Oro City and in Sultan Kudarat, respectively. May 29-June 1, Robert Shem Catorce and his team will teach on ILI History Makers in Davao City. Pray for Robert and the team as they present the word of God and ministry principles. Pray God would bring the leaders of His choice to attend the training sessions.
Pastors Training SuccessfulMay 22, 2017
AFCI Pakistan recently held their pastor’s training seminar, and 33 leaders and Christian workers attended from nine different districts. Visiting pastor, Hans Scheib, taught on developing a personal prayer life, and Robinson Gill taught on strategic planning. Solomon Gill added a session on team building. Invitations to return and conduct more teaching were extended to the team. Pray God will protect all the pastors who attended and that they will be continually strengthened in the Lord.
A Heart for MissionsMay 4, 2017
AFCI Canada’s National Director, Brian Hamilton, continues to settle into his new responsibilities as the coordinator of Missionfest Manitoba. In addition, Brian continues to speak at Millar College of the Bible for different student and faculty events. Pray God will grant Brian His wisdom as he interacts with those leaders involved in Missionfest Manitoba and with those at Millar College of the Bible. Pray as a result, the Lord would raise up many young people who would develop a heart for missions. Pray also that contacts made in Missionfest Manitoba would foster additional partnerships with AFCI at various levels.
Young People in FocusMay 4, 2017
AFCI Romania’s Country Leader, Pica Aghiorghiesei, continues ministry on many fronts. In addition to leading a Bible study in Cluj for young people each Thursday, Pica holds a second study for youth on Mondays in the village of Sardu. Pray God will grant Pica insight and wisdom as he works with the youth and with members of the Gypsy community. Pray God will also raise the funds and workers needed for a Vacation Bible School scheduled for July.
Returning Home to SpeakMay 4, 2017
May 5-7, AFCI’s Rob and Tammy Kocher will be taking part in a mission conference at their ‘sending church’, Fellowship Church in Dallas, PA. Pray for Rob and Tammy as they will both be speaking at the Saturday breakfasts and during Sunday’s question and answer time on missions. Pray the Lord will continue to solidify the partnership Rob and Tammy have with their sending church.
Passion Week Opens DoorsMay 4, 2017
During Passion Week, AFCI National Director of India, Joe Duthie, had the privilege of speaking 18 different times at various venues in Gujarat. He has been invited back to conduct training for pastors and church leaders in the future. Pray God will open many additional doors for AFCI India to further train Christian leaders in Gujarat and the surrounding area. Pray for Jacob Christian, who works as AFCI’s India’s representative in Gujarat.
On Behalf of the Persecuted ChurchMay 4, 2017
National Director of AFCI Cambodia, Barnabas Mam, has the opportunity to be one of the keynote speakers at the Billy Graham Conference on the Persecuted Church. Pray for Barnabas as he brings one of the messages. Pray as a result, many pastors and church leaders would begin to focus their attention to assist the persecuted church around the world. Pray the Lord will continue to provide His strength for pastors and leaders around the world as they face strenuous persecution for their faith.
Island Leaders Receive TrainingMay 4, 2017
National Director of AFCI Australia, John North and his co-worker, Aaron Daniell, had the recent opportunity to conduct a three-day seminar in Fiji. Partnering with AFCI Pacific Island Nation (PIN) leader, Kaipati Tekavei, John and Aaron conducted training for key pastors within the Methodist church. Pray the Lord would further grow the partnership between AFCI PIN and Methodist church so additional training can be done.
Partnering Across the SeaMay 4, 2017
A church in Little Rock, Arkansas expressed an interested in partnering with John North and AFCI Australia. In addition to assisting AFCI Australia, they may use John’s EvangelismShift material within their church. Pray God will further develop this partnership so that both the church and AFCI Australia can make a greater impact on spreading the gospel and training believers.
Successful Missions ConferenceMay 4, 2017
AFCI’s Charlie Hanak had the recent opportunity to represent the ministry at Pender United Methodist’s mission conference. Pender supports a number of AFCI national workers and has visited various AFCI fields during the past several years. Charlie spoke three times to different groups. Pray as a result of the conference, Pender will continue to grow in its missionary vision for the world and in its support of AFCI. Pray the Lord will assist them in reaching their faith promise financial goals for 2017-18.
New Staff MemberMay 4, 2017
AFCI’s Kay Ballanger will be stepping down from her post at the International Headquarters (IH) the first week of May, 2017. Kay has faithfully served the ministry since 2002. Pray for Kay as she adjusts to retirement and other ministry endeavors. Replacing Kay will be Laura Buckner, who comes to the IH with several years of experience in accounting and business. Pray God will grant Laura a smooth adjustment as she settles into her position at the IH.
Go South Young ManMay 4, 2017
AFCI’s Scott Gardner will be moving to Atlanta in mid-May to work out of the IH and assist the team in computer and website development. Pray God will enable Scott to sell his home in West Virginia as soon as possible. Pray also that the Lord will raise up additional prayer and financial supporters for Scott’s ministry.
Monsoon Bible Training ApproachesMay 2, 2017
AFCI Myanmar has already begun their preparation for another year of ministry at the Monsoon Bible Training School. At present, the team is rebuilding the kitchen, and special jackets are being fashioned for all student-alumni and lecturers. National Director, Jimmy Hla, will again plan to invite 125 students for the upcoming semester. Pray the Lord raises up the students of His choice at this time. Pray God will provide the funds needed for all the students to attend. Pray each student will grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ as they apply themselves to each course of study.
Villages to Hear the Good NewsMay 2, 2017
May 6-10, National Director of AFCI Myanmar, Jimmy Hla, will be traveling through villages in Hintada Township to conduct outreach. Pray God grants Jimmy and his team safe travel and good health. Pray the Lord will prepare the hearts of all the people that will hear the good news message of salvation through Christ; and pray many will believe.
Infinity for RealMay 2, 2017
AFCI Ukraine’s youth ministry, Infinity, continues to thrive. Pray for Andrew and Tania Vasylovych as they help lead the ministry. Pray many young people who are seeking for answers to life’s questions will be drawn to Christ. Pray many of these young people who visit will believe unto salvation.
Sola GratiaMay 2, 2017
AFCI Ukraine has committed to participate in R500 this year, which is a celebration of the Reformation’s 500-year anniversary. The team will be visiting various universities and colleges in Western Ukraine, and will be using a creation scientist as their main speaker. Pray many students will come to understand their need for a Savior and that grace alone brings about salvation.
Students and Churches Growing in FaithMay 2, 2017
National Director of AFCI Ukraine, Wally Vasylovych, continues ministry on many fronts. Wally taught New Testament Survey at a local Bible college, and he will teach Eschatology in June. Wally and the Ukraine team continue their English Club ministry and also continue to share the LifeWorks and GrowthWorks material with interested churches. Pray God will lead the team to the churches of His choice for the LifeWorks and GrowthWorks ministries. Pray the students at the Bible college will do well in their studies as they prepare for ministry.
Salvation Comes on Resurrection SundayMay 2, 2017
During a recent Easter service, and following a message from Wally Vasylovych, one young man came to the front of the church to receive Jesus as his personal Savior. Pray for the spiritual growth of this man. Pray successful follow up will now take place. Several children also prayed to receive Christ at Easter. Pray for their growth in the Lord.
Radio Listeners Hear the Good NewsMay 2, 2017
In April, National Director of AFCI Ukraine, Wally Vasylovych, had an opportunity to participate on a Christian radio program. The topic was ‘The Difference between the Old and New Testament’. Pray God will use the discussion points to help many people understand God’s holiness and His immense love. Pray many seekers will believe on Jesus as a result of hearing the program.
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