Apostles Update Week 17

by fifmi

May 6, 2024

Dear Friends,

SLOVAKIA

We thank the God of our father, E. H. Guti, for leading the church in Slovakia. We continue to be revived in our spirits by both prayer and the sharing from our Sunday services as well as from our WhatsApp group. After consultations with Snr Pastors in the Schengen Region, we resolved to get the Slovakia church to join the Online services from Germany to get our believers to benefit from the teachings from our Snr Pastors in the Schengen Region. Sunday, 5 May 2024, recorded a well-attended virtual service as our snr pastors were teaching on Commitment. Our pastors have also organized Slovakia to have an online bible study with them. The ladies have started to meet on Tuesdays for prayer sessions between 11 am and 12 noon. Slovakia is also proud to be part of the Schengen Region, and its leaders have contributed and participated in all the administrative work and prayer meetings within the Schengen Region. The elders are also members Schengen Region Deeper Life Committee for 2024 scheduled for the first weekend of August.

CHINA

We are grateful to the God of our Father Apostle E. H. Guti, for allowing us to join the rest of the FIFMI churches the world over in celebrating the Legacy of our Father. We had our Church Anniversary Celebrations from the 3rd to the 5th of May, hosted in Beijing, we took advantage of the national holiday on these dates so many people could gather and celebrate our father. We started the first day of our celebrations on a high note, with people testifying of the goodness of the God of our father. On the second day, those in Beijing managed to meet for the Walkathon, Aerobics, and fellowship, while several members in other Provinces also did aerobics and walkathons individually. On the last day of our celebrations, we were honoured to host the Chargé d`Affaires of the Embassy of Zimbabwe to China, his wife, and other officials who graced our celebrations. The event saw an average attendance of 38 people who gathered physically and 25 devices that were logged in on Zoom including 2 from South Korea and Vietnam. The speakers during the celebrations were Elder Idah Kusvabadika, Elders Isaiah and Isabel Gondwe, and our National Pastor F. Kupamhama. The church was revived by the powerful and life-changing Testimonial messages that revolved around Obedience, Giving, Love, Talents, Ministering, and the Importance of knowing the history of our Church—glory to God. We thank the God of Ezekiel for granting us the grace to hold the anniversary celebrations. Long live the Legacy!!! Thank you for your prayers.

THAILAND

This week was a week of prayer and fasting under the theme His Week. We met daily for prayer and we received life-changing words of encouragement from different local speakers. We had an average of 35 people attending per service. On Saturday, the youth board met for leadership training with their advisors and elders. They received teachings to ground and concertize them on what is expected from them. Later they had fellowship over some eats. The youth are geared up and ready to do great exploits in the year 2024. In the evening, they met for a service with 14 people in attendance, Elder Victor taught powerfully on being an example to the believers in conduct. Sunday was very powerful with 38 people attending online and 20 onsite. Bible study was facilitated by Elder Farie on the history of FIF. Later Elder Becky taught powerful on the power of the mantle. Surely our lives will never be the same again. People have been testifying of the goodness of God they have been experiencing in their lives. After the service, we had a baby shower for one of the ladies who is expecting soon. 9 ladies came together on site and 10 were online. 8 men also met for a braai concurrently for a barbeque.

NEW ZEALAND

We thank the God of our father Ezekiel Guti for what He has done in New Zealand as we celebrate the Legacy of our father and continue with the vision that God entrusted him. The Nation celebrated in different styles in their regions. In Wellington (Lower North) there was a group of walkers that held flags and sang on the 5km walkathon. All the participants were handing out flyers of the dangerous tree as they walked. Cars were tooting in agreement as the participants were praising God. The walk finished in a park where the aerobics was held. Elder Gwete gave an outline of the history of the church while Pastor Adbell preached powerfully about Jesus. There was fellowship afterward. In Auckland (Upper North) Region, they started their day with a powerful narration on how our father Baba Guti had obeyed the calling of God upon his life to do the work of God while impacting so many lives all over the world, the region had powerful ministerial presentations lined up, all ministries were presenting the story of our father in different styles like dramas, push-ups, singing and talents testimonies. It was followed by aerobics exercises which everyone enjoyed and was ended with a powerful word from Elder Nyasha Zinhu. May the Legacy of our father Baba Guti live on.

GUYANA

Thanking God for the spirit of grace and supplication, the Ladies continued to pray online on Tuesday, and the weekly services proceeded well. We come together to honor the legacy of our Father Apostle Ezekiel Guti. We give thanks to God for His grace in Guyana. The men’s domino competition and the takeout lunch for the ladies were held on Saturday. On Sunday, the church gathered for fellowship. As we reflected on the life and legacy of our father, we had time to listen to one of his messages on The Kingdom of God. We had a visitor who is a doctor at the medical school. We thank you for your prayers as you continue to pray for the construction of our building.

NEVIS

We thank God for grace. Last week we had a Holy Spirit session. It was an awesome moment to see new believers receiving the Holy Spirit for the first time. Some were filled and began to speak in other tongues and some being refilled. We thank God for such an experience. This week, we had one man who gave his life to Christ after the Series of teachings on Salvation by Dr. Robert Chirima. He came the previous week and he saw people receiving the Holy Spirit and this week, he came with his family (wife and children). All our midweek activities continue as usual. We had a wonderful Walkathon, as we celebrated the legacy of an African Apostle, Prof. E.H. Guti. Continue to pray for us.

BARBADOS

As we continue with our Morning Glory, we have seen persons coming in their numbers to pray we are truly in a reset mode. On Friday we had our first Elders Seminar held at FIF Church facilitated by Bishop Jonathan Chikwawawa we were taught from two of our Father’s Books “Do you want to know what people expect when they come to Church and FIF Guidance Rules & Policy. Our Sunday Service continues with the Bible study which was facilitated by Bishop Jonathan Chikwawawa who refreshed the Church through the History of ZAOGA “The Book of Remembrance – How it Began and Where it is Going”. Our speaker Pastor James preached under the theme “Guard the presence of God”. An Altar call was made and one young man came and gave his life to the Lord and one young lady was delivered from the power of evil spirits. Many other persons including children and babies came to the altar for prayer. In attendance were 27 adults including 2 visitors and 8 children. Some believers testified of God’s grace and providence in their lives and that they don’t know where they would have been had it not been for this God and this Church. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.

CAYMAN ISLANDS

We are grateful to God for all that He continues to do in the Cayman Islands, the lives of the church members, and the community at large. Cell groups continued to meet for the weekly Bible study meetings in the respective venues. This Saturday 4 May 2024 we had an all-night prayer and we had 26 people in attendance. This Sunday 5 May we had 42 people (8 men, 19 women, and 15 children) in attendance. From the ladies who were present, we had one first-time visitor. The testimony of how the Cayman Islands church was started by Apostle E.H Guti was shared as part of celebrating the legacy of Apostle E. H. Guti. May you continue to intercede for us that we continue the work of God in the Cayman Islands, that the church will grow in the knowledge of God’s word, and that God will open doors for the growth of the church. Additionally, we pray for our Leaders, that the Lord will guide them and direct them as they advise and minister to the church.

CAMEROON

Doula – Praises unto the God of our father Apostle Ezekiel H. Guti. Douala City FIF joined the rest of the world on the 4th of May for the #thelegacycontinues walkathon and the activities closed down with a Zumba dance. Mid-week services continued as usual in various cell groups. On Sunday we had a power-packed service as our Pastor Major began to teach on the Kingdom of God during Bible study and Pastor Rupo taught powerfully on discipleship and a teachable spirit. In attendance were 33 people (19 adults, 14 Children, 2 were visitors). 2 people gave their lives to Christ. We continued with our culture of fellowship after the Sunday service. We continue to extend our need for prayers for church registration.

Ebolowa – We thank the God of our father, as Ebolowa also joined in the legacy walkathon on Saturday 4 May. Sunday service had an attendance of over 20 people who were taught about the ongoing legacy celebrations by Pastor Eyene. People were excited through word, worship, praise, and prayers.

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE

We thank the God of our Father Apostle Ezekiel H. Guti for His faithfulness as many people are coming to the Lord. So far 20 people received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and 3 of them were water baptised last Saturday, the others could not make it because of work commitments. We launched the Youth Ministry last week with a membership of 9 youths and yesterday we had 19 attendees. We hadn’t taught people to pray to the God of Ezekiel, amazingly when people are praying we hear them calling upon the God of Ezekiel. We also started online Bible study every Thursday evening and Friday Prayer. We had a powerful service on Sunday with a total of 28 attendees (19 Youths, 7 Adults, and 2 children). Keep on praying for Congo Brazzaville as we are applying for church regularisation papers and also for God to give us a PA System.

ZIMBABWE

Gokwe

The Night of Miracles Signs and Wonders with Prophet descended at Gokwe Centre to grace the Provincial Big Sunday. Here are a few Highlights:
The total number of people who repented was 377 and 225 people were filled with the Holy Spirit.
460 people attended one-on-one counseling in batches of people.
120 people were delivered from being molested by spiritual husbands and wives.
10 people who dreamt eating meat while asleep, labeled witches, are taken to the water, or even dreamt being naked and changing into other creatures, were delivered. 215 were delivered from Satanism and witchcraft and 23 who had incisions made on their bodies unknowingly.
9 people were healed from fibroids, and 32 were delivered from chronic headaches.
5 ladies were healed from lumps in the breasts, and 1 lady who was continually producing milk while not breastfeeding was delivered.
6 Women were healed from breast cancer.
Severe cancers on the nose and ears were prayed for, instant healings of legs, backs, headaches, and general pains, and 15 People were healed from Cancer.
One man who had suffered a stroke was healed instantly, a hydrocephalic child was prayed for.
10 women deserted by their husbands were delivered.
10 children who open doors to go out at night going to unknown places and speaking to invisible people were delivered.
15 Children who hated their parents were delivered.
152 were delivered from unforgiveness and some from anger
11 people were delivered from the spirit of barrenness and 4 families were delivered from avenging spirits.
The provincial Big Sunday had over 3,200 people. Glory to God.

Guruve

Our province had a wonderful walkathon and aerobics. We started walking from Shinge turn-off to Guruve Local Mother Church. All Regions and Mvurwi District turned up for this great event. We had the Police force guiding us on the road and an ambulance from Guruve Hospital. It was indeed a joyous moment. We walked for 5km with refreshments. To wrap up the event we gathered at Guruve Local Mother Church where the Provincial Overseer T Nyamuzinga gave a charge to the believers.

SADOP

On the 4th of May 2024, more than 60 Pastors’ Children in Midlands Zone (Gweru, Kwekwe, Zvishavane, Mberengwa, Shurugwi, Gokwe, and Nembudziya Provinces) gathered for a Zonal Get together, celebrating the Legacy of Our Father Ezekiel Guti as build-up for the International Annual Legacy SADOP Conference to be held in August. It was indeed a resoundingly successful event as Zonal Pastor B. Musokota encouraged SADOP to continue holding on to what we have seen, heard, learned, and received from our father. He encouraged Pastors’ kids to be bold and be true reflections of their parents, to participate in all departments at their respective churches as our father always taught SADOP to emulate their parents and be like them. SADOP ministry will never be the same again. #LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF OUR FATHER EZEKIEL H. GUTI!

Chinhoyi

As we celebrated the unique legacy of our father, the Patriarch, the Visionary, Founder/President of ZAOGA FIFMI, Archbishop Professor E. H Guti, it was one of the great moments in our respective Districts and Regions within the Province of Chinhoyi as we saw an average number of people ranging from 500 who managed to participate in the Walkathon starting at 6:00 am covering different distances from 2.5 km to 7 km and Aerobics. Sporting activities continued in the afternoon at the Chinhoyi University of Technology grounds with Greater Chinhoyi Districts comprising of Hunyani (H.I.C.C) District, Hunyani South District (HSCC) and Chinhoyi City Local Mother Church took turns to compete in different disciplines which includes soccer, netball, volleyball, tennis, and basketball and winners went home with awards. An average of 180 to 217 people managed to attend whilst putting on their ZAOGA regalia and people were happy to sing the song “bind us together” which causes us to unite and be one as a family of ZAOGA. The occasion was graced by our Provincial Overseers Paminus and Melody Masikini and a team of District Pastors. We had other districts outside Greater Chinhoyi who also participated in the Walkathon and sporting activities at their respective places. Glory to the God of our Father. #Letthelegacylive.

We also held a successful Teenagers Adolescents Conference under the leadership of our Child Evangelism Pastor Mavis Sajeni on the 28th – 29th of April 2024 at ZAOGA Chinhoyi City Local Mother Church with an average number of 205 teenagers in attendance and 14 teachers. Our International Directors Pastors Petros & Regina Dope, Elder Zwaita D. Zinyemba, Elder Shadreck Muchenje and Elder Nolene Makumbi were our speakers who shared on various topics. These are some of the notable miracles: 5 people received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, 140 were delivered from the spirit of teenage relationships, 24 were delivered from the spirit of suicidal tendencies, and more than 60 were delivered from different ailments and multiple demons. More than 30 children were filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues while others were refilled and revived to carry the fire of God to their respective places.

Mt Darwin

We celebrate the faithfulness of the God of our father Ezekiel for granting us the opportunity to hold our long-awaited Deeper Life Conference. The presence of the Spirit of God was evident throughout the Conference as evidenced by how our invited guests, Rev. C&E Chadoka and Evangelist Dhumani, together with a host of local speakers ministered under the anointing of the Holy Spirit to the transformation of the delegates. 220 leaders from various regions of the Province managed to attend this life-changing Conference from 29 April to 4 May. Deliverance was also ministered and many were healed and delivered from various ailments to the glory of God. We were also blessed by the presence of our SG, Apostle Nyambo and Amai, and our resident Bishops, Commander Kaps and Amai who all exhorted us to serve God faithfully and also took time to shed light on the structure of leadership at the helm, giving assurance that our church will continue to grow stronger and stronger as we hold on to the teachings of our father. Indeed, the sun has dawned on us and Mt Darwin (Zone 31) will scale to new heights, glory to the God of our father Ezekiel.

Gweru

As we continue to celebrate the legacy of our father we would like to thank the God of our father for enabling us as Gweru to hold 2 Adolescence workshops on 1 May, under the banner “Teen Boy Life Skill Talk; Teen Girl Life Skill Talk” running concurrently. 106 Teen Girls and 101 Teen Boys attended the workshops. We had Pastors Edmore and Shylet Chijena, Elder Samuel Garabha & Elder Rebecca Kadakure as facilitators teaching on various topics relevant to the Teens. One soul came to Christ and 42 teenagers opened up that they were taking drugs and alcohol and got help. Indeed, Gweru will never remain the same.

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This week:

  1. Thanking God for our mother Apostle Prof. Eunor Guti that He continues to strengthen her. Thanking God for grace and wisdom for the growing work and projects to be done. Thanking God for the continued success of the mission in Chitungwiza.
  2. Thanking God for the 3 Apostles; our father Apostle Dr. Joseph Joe Guti, the SG Apostle Mishael Nyambo, and the DSG Apostle Dr. Steve Simukai and their wives, that God gives them wisdom and grace as they carry out their assignments.
  3. Thanking God for the success of the events held for Archbishop E. H. Guti Day in all the FIFMI churches. It sure was a time of celebration and revival.
  4. Thanking God for the peace of Jerusalem. Psalm 122:6 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem”
  5. Thanking God for Mbuya Dorcas Hospital (MDH); for the successful completion of the operating theatres, the commencement of the postgraduate nursing school, the realization of the special diabetic pharmacy, and every other project lined up at the hospital. Thanking God for raising burden bearers who will partner and support the vision that God gave to His servant Ezekiel.
  6. Thanking God that ZEGU continues to excel and that the vision is fulfilled as God gave to His servant Ezekiel.
  7. Thanking God for the ongoing construction of the Ezekiel Guti Jr (EJ) Legacy Center for people with special needs. May God continue to provide for the work.
  8. Thanking God for the long-term and short-term missionaries. Thanking God for providing suitable meeting places and favorable prices as the FIFMI churches continue to grow. Thanking God for the registration process of FIFMI Thailand, Egypt, Cameroon, Slovakia, and Poland. Thanking God for the construction of the church in Guyana.
  9. Thanking God for your nation.

TEACHING: PART OF BABA & AMAI’S MESSAGE

The Kingdom of God is not affected by the kingdom of the enemy. The book Hidden Treasure of the Kingdom of God defines the kingdom of God as the extension of the rule of God in the hearts of the believers. We have to practice righteousness peace and joy. Rom 14:17 “For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit”.
The kingdom of God is present not in the future. We will be above the kingdom of the enemy as we walk in the kingdom of God…..God bless you.

We love you and are praying for you,
Apostle Drs Steve & La-Verne Simukai
ZAOGA Forward In Faith Ministries Int.
+263 777 282 356, +263 777 282 092
[email protected] | www.fifmi.org

“The Love Of God Through Fellowship,
Breaking Of Bread & In Prayers”
Acts 2:42, 46

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