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.
Ministry on Two FrontsOctober 9, 2017
At the end of October and early November, AFCI Slovakia will conduct evangelism in Stiavnika and also teach the Scriptures at the Bible school in Nitra. Pray the Lord will prepare the hearts of those people who will hear the good news message. Pray those attending the Bible college will be strengthened in their knowledge of the Word and also garner additional clarity on the future ministries God has for them.
Seeker Receives SalvationOctober 9, 2017
In September, Pavle Cekov of AFCI Slovakia was asked to speak at a church in Hurbanovo. Pavle was asked to return to speak again in October. Pray for Pavle as he prepares his messages, and pray the Lord would give him clarity of thought and boldness as he preaches. Pray God will prepare the hearts and minds of those who will hear his message.
Coming to Saving FaithOctober 9, 2017
August 17-31, National Director of AFCI Slovakia, Pavle Cekov, traveled to SE Macedonia for outreach ministry. In addition, Pavle and his team had the opportunity to encourage believers at selected church events. While in Macedonia, Pavle shared the gospel with a woman who was in the midst of family turmoil, and she prayed to receive Christ as her Savior. Pray God will use a nearby church as a catalyst for her discipleship. Pray issues within the family can be resolved peacefully.
Summer Day Camp Draws Many Young PeopleOctober 9, 2017
AFCI Slovakia recently sponsored an English Language Summer Day Camp in Nove Zamky, and eighty young people attended. Pray those that trusted Christ will receive effective follow-up visits and then grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. Pray their parents would now see Christ in them and begin to explore the Bible’s teaching on salvation. Pray these new believers will continue to respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as they seek to obey the Lord at home, school and in the community.
Macedonian CallOctober 9, 2017
AFCI Slovakia’s Samuel and Ivana Cekov made their move to Macedonia successfully, and have begun their ministry in Kolesino. Samuel began teaching in the Macedonian language and had the opportunity to speak at different churches who are interested in expanding their own church planting efforts. Much of the Cekov’s work will be among the youth of the city. Pray many young people will examine the claims of Christ and then believe on Jesus for salvation. Pray for Samuel as he assists in the training of those who feel called of God to a church planting ministry. Pray also for Samuel and Ivana as they will begin a small group Bible study in their home.
Under ConstructionOctober 7, 2017
AFCI Nigeria continues its development of the Nigerian Chapel Project. One-third of the funds have come in. Pray the Lord will raise up the additional funding needed to complete the project. The facility will serve as a multi-purpose chapel for prayer, teaching, outreach events and as a classroom for students, pastors and lay leaders who are wanting further training in the study of the Scriptures and practical ministry application.
Church Leader TrainingOctober 7, 2017
November 5-11, AFCI Nigeria will conduct a Church Workers Development Seminar. Pray each pastor, Sunday school teacher and small group leader will take the principles they will learn from sessions and pass those spiritual and practical truths on to others in their respective flocks.
Outreach Event Draws NighOctober 7, 2017
In October, AFCI Nigeria will sponsor a large outreach event. Pray God would raise up the needed funds for food and travel for all people attending. Pray also that the Lord would provide the funds needed for medicines and first aid related items, and for clothing to be given away to those in need. Pray God will bring the seekers of His choosing to this event and that their hearts would be open to the gospel message. Pray effective follow-up will take place for new believers once the event is finished.
Bicycles Needed for TravelOctober 7, 2017
A good portion of the AFCI Nigerian ministry of outreach is conducted by team evangelists who use bicycles as their mode of travel. Pray God would raise up the funds needed for six new bicycles for volunteer workers in the Kamenchi ministry field. Pray also that the Lord would raise up funding for six megaphones needed for large outreach events.
Multiple MinistriesOctober 7, 2017
Samson and Serah Olushola continue to provide oversight to the expanding ministry of AFCI Nigeria. Pray God will grant His wisdom and insight to them as they carry on in leadership roles. Serah continues to develop the Focus On the Heart (FOH) ministry for women. Samson governs the many ministries the Lord has initiated within the team. Pray the Olusholas would be able to discern the Holy Spirit’s leading as they work. Pray God would grant them His wisdom and insight as they counsel and shepherd the flock.
Crossing the MountainsOctober 5, 2017
AFCI Ukraine has had the ministry vision to cross the mountains in the northeast and share the gospel with people in Moldova and with Romanians living in Ukraine. Vision casting trips are planned for October. Pray God will lead the AFCI Romania team as they embark on these journeys. Pray God will prepare the hearts of those people in Moldova and Ukraine so they may readily receive the good news of Jesus.
Gypsies Model Jesus for Next GenerationOctober 5, 2017
AFCI Romania continues its outreach to children who live in and around the local trash dumps. In an amazing response to this need, Christian Gypsies who are a part of various AFCI Romania discipleship programs, went to serve the Gypsy children living at the dump-site. Pray this testimony of humility will enable many of the young people to see Christ in the lives of their elders, and soon receive Jesus as their personal savior.
Focus On the Heart in RomaniaOctober 5, 2017
In May of 2018, AFCI Romania is planning their initial sessions for training women through the AFCI Focus On the Heart (FOH) ministry. Codruta Aghiorghiesei and Susan Bonus from the USA will lead the sessions in Cluj. Pray God will bring the women of His choosing to attend the training. Pray God will grant Codruta and Susan wisdom and insight as they conduct these initial meetings.
Discipleship Camp for Gypsy CommunityOctober 5, 2017
AFCI Romania recently held its Discipleship Camp for Young Gypsy Leaders. For most, this was the first camp experience of any kind and the response was very positive. Pray for National Director, Pica Aghiorghiesei, as he conducts follow up with the attendees. Pray those who heard the gospel message will soon respond to Christ’s salvation’s call.
Pastors Conference in Northern GhanaOctober 3, 2017
October 5-15, AFCI’s Hayward Paul will be traveling to Ghana for ministry. Joining him will be Jesse Johnson, who is the pastor of Immanuel Bible Church in Virginia, USA. The two will join Ghana’s National Director, Fred Amoah-Darko, in teaching at a pastor’s conference in Tamale. Pray God will provide safe travel to and from Tamale for everyone and that all participants will be receptive to the Holy Spirit’s leading. Pray the leaders that attend will grow in their knowledge of Scripture and in their walk with Jesus.
Focusing On the HeartOctober 3, 2017
October 4-17, AFCI’s Chris Hanak will be traveling to Paraguay to conduct further Focus On the Heart (FOH) training for women. Luisa Cardenas, who coordinates the FOH ministry in Peru, will join Chris for the teaching. The sessions will center on a new facilitator’s training course and the existing course entitled, Heart Healing. Chris will also work with AFCI Paraguay National Director, Dario Revelli, to adapt some of the FOH material for men’s ministry. Pray God will grant Chris, Luisa and Dario wisdom as they discuss needed alterations to the courses. Pray God will raise up the women of His choice for future ministry participation.
Registration in ProgressOctober 3, 2017
AFCI Pacific Island Nations (PIN) continues the process of registering the ministry within the country. Pray the Lord will move in the hearts of government officials as they evaluate the proposal and then move to approve the registration.
God’s Protection During AttackOctober 3, 2017
During recent ministry to a squatter’s settlement, Country Director of AFCI Pacific Island Nations (PIN), Kaipati Tekavei, was attacked while going house to house to introduce himself. Thankfully, he only received minor head injuries. Pray God would provide healing to Kaipati, and pray the Lord would use the incident as a witness for Christ when Kaipati returns to make friends and share the gospel.
Home Bible Studies Produce FruitOctober 3, 2017
Country Director of AFCI Pacific Island Nations (PIN), Kaipati Tevakei, continues to teach several home Bible studies. Recently, a couple surrendered their lives to Jesus and received His gift of salvation. Pray the couple will continue to attend follow-up sessions and that they will successfully grow in their Christian faith. Pray God will give Kaipati continued opportunities to teach at these venues and share the good news.
Reaching Out to MarginalsOctober 3, 2017
September 15-17, AFCI Pacific Island Nations (PIN) conducted outreach at a squatter’s settlement. Pray those who heard God’s word would be drawn to Christ as His grace and truth is portrayed by the PIN team. Pray many of those at the settlement would come to personal faith in Jesus.
Board of Directors Being DevelopedOctober 3, 2017
AFCI Pacific Island Nations (PIN) continues to develop their board of directors. The Lord has raised up four men to participate. Pray God will grant the new team unity and His perfect vision for the next season of ministry for the PIN team. Pray for Country Director, Kaipati Tekavei, as he develops the board and project his ministry vision for the future.
Youth Ministry ThrivesOctober 3, 2017
AFCI Ukraine’s Andrew and Tania Vasylovych continue to assist in overseeing the youth outreach ministry. Pray for Andrew and Tania as they interact with young people from different backgrounds. Pray for the salvation of the young people as they attend events and hear God’s word. In addition, pray the Lord would raise up additional believers from the youth ministry to assist in the office.
Ministry on Many FrontsOctober 3, 2017
During the next two months, AFCI Ukraine will continue their English Club ministry, training seminars, youth ministry, and will also hold a winter youth retreat. In addition, the team will share the LifeWorks ministry with local churches and also begin to develop the AFCI Focus On the Heart ministry for women. Pray God will raise up the workers of His choice for these ministries. Pray seekers who attend the outreach events will have open hearts to receive the gospel.
Elderly Woman Believes on JesusOctober 3, 2017
At a recent outreach event sponsored by AFCI Ukraine, an eighty-eight year-old woman heard the good news of Jesus for the first time in her life. God began to work in her heart and she prayed to receive Christ as her personal savior. Pray for this woman’s spiritual growth and health. She is now pursuing baptism.
Christian Book Prompts DiscussionOctober 3, 2017
AFCI Ukraine has completed their project of publishing a Ukrainian version of a book by John Blanchard entitled, Evolution: Fact or Fiction. One thousand books were printed and over 900 have been distributed. Pray the many people who read the book will understand the glory of God’s creation. Pray for the Ukraine team as they will use the book as an outreach tool and bring in qualified speakers to address the subject.
Busy October for AFCI MyanmarOctober 3, 2017
In October, National Director of AFCI Myanmar, Jimmy Hla, will be preaching at a migrant workers gathering, a thanksgiving service, at a church and at a Christian Musicians Fellowship. Pray God will grant Jimmy the messages of His choice for each event. Pray God will open the hearts and minds of the many people who will attend and that they will clearly understand the gospel message. Pray believers will be encouraged.
Five Day Travel for MinistryOctober 3, 2017
AFCI Myanmar evangelists, Mr. Hla Oo and Mr. Eh Soe, will be conducting outreach ministry in Naga Land. Pray for safe travel and good health as it will take five days to reach their destination. Pray God will open the hearts of the many people who will hear the gospel and that many will believe on Christ for salvation.
Monsoon Bible College CelebratesOctober 3, 2017
AFCI Myanmar just concluded another year of classes at the Monsoon Bible College; and also celebrated its 30-year anniversary as an institution. AFCI International Director, Rev. Paul Hanak, spoke at the celebration, and 350 people attended. Thirty students graduated this year. Pray God will grant all the students a safe summer. Pray the graduates will sense the Lord’s clear leading as they pursue ministry and careers.
Responding to Hurricane VictimsSeptember 28, 2017
Pray for the AFCI Canada team as they assess the damage done by the hurricanes that hit the Caribbean this last month. Brian Hamilton is in communication with the teams in Cuba and the Dominican Republic to see how they might respond. Pray also that many other organizations will continue to provide support to the victims.
Youth Events on ScheduleSeptember 28, 2017
During the final three months of the year, AFCI India will conduct youth ministry in Ahmedabad, and they will also conduct youth and church ministry at Vapi. Following those events, the team will embark on a youth retreat in Gujarat. Pray God will open the hearts of the many young people who hear God’s word. Pray the Lord will use the retreats and conferences to lead many to Christ.
City Action Team Partners in MinistrySeptember 28, 2017
September 4-6, AFCI India’s City Action Team, in partnership with CNI Gujarat, held their Village Pastors’ Training Program in Baruch. Jacob Christian and Pastor Charles Isaac from Bangalore led the program, and other local leaders participated as well. Pray the 27 pastors who attended will continue to be uplifted in faith and practice as they serve their respective fellowships. Pray God will grant the team additional open doors for training.
Leadership Training ContinuesSeptember 28, 2017
AFCI India continued partnering with IEM in training leaders. Twenty pastors attended recent training in Nasik. AFCI India’s Jacob Christian and Brother Renison assisted. Pastor Kalu spoke on the topic of God using the qualified and the unqualified, and the pastors left the conference motivated to continue serving the Lord with zeal. Pray God will enable each church leader to experience the grace and strength of the Lord to carry out their mission.
Church Planters Receive TrainingSeptember 22, 2017
National Director of AFCI Philippines, Isaias Catorce and his son, Robert, have traveled to Tacloban to join team members Isachar and Pastor Philip for ministry. Fifty pastors and church leaders will attend sessions on church planting, and outreach will also take place in the community. Isachar had earlier assisted in the planting of three churches in this area. Pray God will give the team safety and good health as they travel and teach. Pray the attending pastors will be energized in faith and will also grow in their commitment to plant churches as the Lord leads.
Upcoming Outreach MeetingsSeptember 16, 2017
At the end of September, AFCI Pakistan will sponsor a training program in RP. During the third week of October, the team will hold a large outreach convention in OK. Pray the Lord will bring people with open hearts to hear the gospel. Pray each speaker will be led by the Spirit of God as they fashion their messages and deliver the Word of God.
Villagers Hear the GospelSeptember 16, 2017
AFCI Pakistan’s team evangelist, Patras, has felt the Lord’s calling to minister each Sunday in the province of Baluchistan. A small fellowship of believers has been established. Pray for Patras as he leads the group and teaches the Bible. Pray God will protect him and those who have begun to attend these sessions. Pray God will continue to open the hearts of the many people who will hear the gospel.
God Provides ProtectionSeptember 16, 2017
This summer, National Director of AFCI Pakistan, Solomon Gill and his father Samuel, had the opportunity to teach the Bible to 60 people in a small village. During the teaching, a young boy fell from the roof and injured his back, but the Lord protected him from severe damage. After much prayer, the boy took water and walked. Pray God will continue to bring healing to him.
Growing In FaithSeptember 16, 2017
In July, AFCI Pakistan began a new program for young people entitled, HOST. In addition to meals, activities, computer training and learning English, the students heard teaching from I Timothy about becoming godly men and women. Pray the Lord will continue to bring to mind the spiritual principles the young people learned and that they would grow strong in practice of their Christian faith.
On the Missionary Road AgainSeptember 16, 2017
AFCI’s Hayward and Barbara Paul were recently in Romania to assist in an outreach ministry where English is taught by using the Bible as the curriculum. Pray God will remind the many young people who attended of the wonderful promises in the pages of Scripture. Pray many will believe on Christ for salvation. Hayward and Barbara will also travel to Myanmar and Ghana this fall to teach the Scriptures. Pray God will use the Pauls in a mighty way as they interact with students and families.
Hurricane Victims in NeedSeptember 16, 2017
Hurricane Irma caused much damage on the islands of St. Vincent in the Caribbean. AFCI National Director, Veral Blake, reports the team will be in process of assisting many of those people in need, some of which are relatives in the ministry. Many churches and homes have had their roofs torn off during the storms. Pray God will provide the funding needed to help the many victims of the hurricane. Pray these funds will soon get to those people who have the most immediate needs.
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