Apostles Update Week 20

by fifmi

May 28, 2024

Dear Friends,

Happy 64th Anniversary ZAOGA FIFMI!!

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 and from our WhatsApp group. Sunday 26 May was quite reviving as we joined a service virtually under the Schengen region banner. Pastor Alina Muchiuro delivered a powerful message that was titled, “You are Well Able.” In Slovakia, we continue our Tuesday prayers for the ladies, and an average of 3 women are faithfully attending the prayer meetings. We also thank the God of Ezekiel very much for the door that has been opened to get our church registered. We continue to ask all believers’ prayers as our Church’s registration in the Slovak Republic will see many doors opening to extend the good news to this nation. As the Slovak Republic, we take pride in being an active member state in the Schengen Region. We are actively involved in planning, organizing and coordinating the upcoming deeper life for the region to be held in the first week of August 2024.

JAPAN

We thank the God of our father E.H Guti for yet another blessed week. We are so excited about our membership which keeps on increasing each week. This week we had two new members; glory be to God. Our Sunday service was very powerful. As we concluded the anniversary month, we held a Quiz on the history of our church, and on general knowledge about our church. With many new members and others joining us this was a great opportunity to share the essence of Forward in Faith with everyone. Our guest speaker Elder Y. Gondwe encouraged us. We are seeing the hand of God, and our cell groups continue to grow and hold midweek services. We thank you for your prayers, we see His goodness in our church each week. Please continue praying for us, we still need physical venues for our church services and also for our finances to grow.

INDIA

Gujarat – May the grace of the Lord be upon you all. Here in Gujarat, we continue to witness the mighty works of the God of Ezekiel. Our pastors, Takesure and Faith Matthew, traveled back to Vadodara, the mother church, and we held a Monday night online service. On Wednesday, we had a Bible study where people were taught from Baba’s books, aligning with Philippians 4:9. Through the grace of God, students graduated from various programs, and our pastors attended the graduation ceremony to offer support and parental love. We celebrated our graduates with a fellowship on Sunday, where we acknowledged that Ebenezer, the Lord, has brought us this far. Parents who came for the graduation also joined us during our Sunday service. We heard a sermon titled “Faith,” which uplifted the graduates, assuring them that the Lord will continue to guide and provide for them on their next journey. Thank you, and please continue to pray for us here in Gujarat, India.

GUYANA

We thank the God of Ezekiel for yet another blessed week. We continue the weekly services. As the work continues in Guyana, we see the movement of your prayers. On Friday, the church gathered for service online. Sunday service, we had a great Bible study. The word was ministered by Elder Sharon, who spoke about forgiveness. It was a powerful session, and we thank you for your love and prayers.

NEVIS

We thank the God of our father Archbishop Prof Ezekiel Guti for His presence in our church. Our 4am morning Bible study sessions are growing as the believers in Christ are becoming hungry for truth! The believers and new members of the church are well-fed with the Word throughout our weekly activities from Sunday to Saturday. The Ladies Ministry continues to move in fellowship with a recent outing, the ladies had a grand time sharing meals and healthy conversations that will progress the ministry. Our pastors Reverend Dr. Robert Chirima and Mrs. Chirima had a successful couples’ session during an outing with two couples. New members have joined the praise and worship team and are eager to share their talents, praise God! Sunday service was filled with the Holy Spirit as the Sunday sermon was taken over by songs of praise and worship and a message to fully submit ourselves to our God. All glory to God our Father! The church looks forward to preparations for the month of prayer and fasting in June. We ask that you keep praying for us here in Nevis as we are moving to the next step of preparing the land for our new place of worship. May the peace and mercy of God be with all of us, Amen

BARBADOS

What an awesome and powerful time we had in our midweek services. On Tuesday we had our Go Quickly and Tell Ladies meeting with Rev Greater Chikwawawa in the United Kingdom via Zoom where she taught us the importance of prayer, unity, love, and Talents. The Sunday service once again was on fire, many testified of what God is doing in their lives. Bible study was facilitated by Pastor Hazel as she continued the teaching from our father’s book Sunday morning bible lectures “Extending the Kingdom of God”. Our worship was truly with a difference, we saw the glory of God. Pastor James preached powerfully under the theme “Take God seriously.” A man who was under the influence of alcohol was on the outside of the church door and our Pastor saw him and invited him in, our Pastor prayed for him and immediately we saw a change in his demeanor. A while later we saw another young man on a bicycle by the church door in distress looking lost, our Pastor went to him and took him to the prayer room, he told our Pastor that he was about to commit suicide but he said somehow his bicycle turned in the direction of this church. Pastor James prayed for him and right there he gave his life to the Lord. We are celebrating the life of this young man hallelujah. We thank God for the great Miracles that He’s doing in our midst, that people can walk off the street into our church and be delivered. Please continue to pray for the church here in Barbados as we continue striving to be true disciples of Jesus Christ.

CAMEROON

Douala – We continue to give glory to the God of our father Apostle Ezekiel H. Guti. The week was coupled with home visitations and usual midweek services. A leadership seminar was held on Saturday for Elders, Deacons, and all ministry leaders. On Sunday, Pastor Major taught on the Holy Spirit which was concluded by demonstration as 7 people received the gift of speaking in other tongues. In attendance were 28 people (17 adults, 11 Children, (1 was a visitor). We continued with our culture of fellowship after the Sunday service.

Ebolowa – We thank God Mighty for our Sunday service conducted by Pastor Rose Eyene with 24 people in attendance. Powerful testimonies were shared – one student escaped from an accident that happened in Ebolowa as she was going to school, a big truck lost control killing people, and destroying shops while she was just passing by the market where it happened, and God preserved her life. 50 people gave their lives to Christ at a funeral attendance in the village as Pastor Eyene shared the Word. After Bible study, Deacon Jean Félix Awouma shared the word for the day. We give all the glory to God Almighty for His grace. We continue to extend our need for prayers for church registration.

RWANDA

Forward in Faith Church in Rwanda birthed a new assembly this past Sunday at Igitego Hotel in Kigali. Its name is Bethel City Christian Centre. 34 adults and 21 children attended the service. 2 people repented and there was great fellowship after service. Everyone enjoyed the service and fellowship. We praise the God of our Father Prof E.H. Guti for His hand in the nation of Rwanda. We now have another new assembly in the Southern Province of Rwanda. It’s called the Nyamasheke Assembly. Yesterday 13 adults and 9 children attended the service. 15 people repented. Praise the Lord. At our main assembly called Kinyinya assembly in Kigali, 56 adults and 52 children attended the Sunday Service. 1 person repented. We thank God of our Father Prof E.H. Guti for our 4th assembly in the Western Province of Rwanda at the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It’s called Rutsiro assembly. There were 5 men and 4 women in attendance.
We now have a total of 4 assemblies in Rwanda. Our prayer request is for our church to continue to have many more assemblies in Rwanda.

BOTSWANA

We want to thank the God of our father Prof E.H Guti for the Music Ministry. The Francistown Music ministry under the Leadership of Overseers T and A Zhou hosted a Praise and worship seminar from the 23rd to the 26th of May. We were truly blessed to have our Deputy Music Director Pastor Anna Chitereka who taught the vision and pattern of Praise and Worship from our father Prof E.H Guti and our mother Apostle Eunor Guti’s teachings, with the use also of the books written by our father Prof E.H Guti. Pathway to praise and worship, Importance of knowing your area, Precious things, African Apostle. The emphasis was on Back to Basics and the importance of maintaining proper worship that allows the presence of God to remain in our midst. Pastor Chitereka took some time to explain the Vision and structure of the Music Ministry. Saturday evening a video was played of the Apostle and Servant of God Prof E.H Guti teaching on praise and worship. There was an uncontrollable thick presence of God as our Deputy Director sang worship songs. Attendance was ranging from 33 to 135 believers. All glory be to the God of our father. Pastor A Chitereka was accompanied by Elder Mrs Moyo from Bulawayo BRC District. Our Province will never remain the same again. We give glory to the God of Ezekiel.

ZAMBIA

ZOC- We are so thankful to God for the great works He continues to do in Zambia through the fellowship of students. ZAOGA on Campus Eden University commenced an Evangelism outreach at the University of Zambia from the 20th-26th May. In total 157 souls (65 being university students) came to the serving knowledge of God and received Jesus as their Lord and personal Savior, 8 people were baptized in water on the Sunday of the outreach. 5 people were Spirit-filled. The outreach has led to the birth of ZAOGA on Campus University of Zambia. We applaud the Overseers of Lusaka East province for accommodating the students who were camped at the Eastgate church. The support for the students’ ministry from the National Administrator is amazing. We give glory to the God of Ezekiel Guti. We also thank the God of our Father Ezekiel for a Successful Zonal Deeper Life conference for Southern zone the past week. We thank God for using our short-term missionaries who were guest speakers, Pastor Biggy & Theresa Muneri, we give Glory to the God of our Father Ezekiel.

MOZAMBIQUE

We thank God of our father E. H. Guti who does miracles and mighty things. We found favor as for 2024, 40 Mozambique Deeper Life Centers held their Elders and Deacons Deeper Life Conferences starting from Maputo Zone 1 between May 15-19, 2024 and Zone 2 Between May 22-25, 2024. The teaching included Salvation, Discipleship, Giving and Talents, Leadership, Character, Faith, Prayer, Holy /’Spirit and Deliverance. The speakers included Bishops, Apostles, Overseers, Evangelists, Prophets, Pastors, Elders who were mightily used and operated under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. We believe the church in Mozambique will never be the same.

ZIMBABWE

Glen Norah

raise be to the God of our Father Apostle Prof. E.H Guti, who allowed us to hold a successful Young Generation 1 and 2 Leadership Seminar under the leadership of our Child Evangelism Directors Pastors Petros and Regina Dope on the 17th and 18th of May 2024 at ZAOGA Glen Norah District Church with over 64 children and 13 teachers in attendance. Our Guest Speakers Pastor R. Kusena and Elder L. Madyagwayi took turns to teach the Young leaders on Communication, Salvation, Leadership, Church History, Team Work, Delegation, Deliverance and Holy Spirit. During the conference, 47 children rededicated their lives to Jesus Christ and 62 were filled with the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues. We thank the God of our Father E.H Guti that Zone 1 (Highfields and Waterfalls Provinces) Child Evangelism Ministry will never be the same again after such a powerful and reviving seminar equipping the Young leaders to be in line with the vision God gave to our Father Apostle Prof. E.H Guti.

Youth

The ZAOGA Forward in Faith Youth Ministry continues to operate as a dynamic, vital force, empowered by the divine providence of their esteemed father, Professor Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti. This past weekend bore witness to a flurry of impactful activities across Zimbabwe, including the “Zvinhu Izvo” initiatives that are kindling enthusiasm and unity among the nation’s youth communities. In the Mt. Darwin Province, the “Zvinhu Izvo” Project convened a sizeable gathering in Rushinga, drawing participants from the surrounding areas of Shiloh, Mt. Darwin Local Church, and Goshen. Pastor D&S Mhonga delivered an inspiring address, urging the young attendees to embrace the virtues of diligence and perseverance, while advisors from Zone 13 and Bindura lent their steadfast support. Concurrently, Zone 19 in Chiredzi hosted a successful “Train a Leader” seminar and “Zvinhu Izvo” Launch event at the Tshovani Local Mother Church. An impressive 182 members from various districts gathered, invigorated by the insightful messages delivered by Elders Ngonidzashe and Adinah Takawira. The youth demonstrated their unwavering dedication by contributing cheerfully towards their project target, while a 49-person leadership seminar equipped the next generation of community leaders. Across these vibrant events, a unifying theme emerges – the transformative power of youth-led initiatives to foster unity, empowerment and a drive for positive change.

As the Zimbabwe Youth Ministry, we are grateful to the God of our Father E.H Guti for a power-packed second edition of the National Youth Advisors Seminar, which took place at AMFCC from 23 to 26 May 2024. The attendance started with 70 delegates on the first day and escalated to more than 380 on the last day. We received powerful teachings from our Father and Mother Apostle Dr. Joe Guti and Pastor Nyasha. Bishop W. & Dr. Getrude Rupapa, Pastors Chikono, Mauye, Mucharwa and other notable Elders-Advisors, added to the lineup of speakers. God spoke the same message through all these speakers; that being the pillars of love, genuine fear of God and much emphasis on prayer. Youth Advisors had great time soaked in prayer. We believe that after this conference, we will never be the same again, as we are geared to implement these teachings to the young people.

Zengeza

Nazareth Region Championed by International Evangelist Alice Mavunga held a Night of Worship and Deliverance on Friday Night 24 May 2024. More than 500 people graced the event both local and some as far as Botswana, South Africa, Masvingo, Kwekwe, Honde Valley and quite a number from different Churches from Chitungwiza. People gave testimonies before the deliverance:
One young lady was delivered from paralysis after three years of not attending school.
One person was delivered from 2 years of deafness
A lady from Kwekwe had her leg broken and was totally healed after being prayed for, a lot of people testified of their deliverances.
Many were delivered from different ailments such as barrenness, headaches, fibroids, and heart problems. The event was also graced by a guest gospel artist Dr. Magama and his team who gave a glorious performance. We thank the God of our Father for using International Evangelist Alice Mavhunga in a mighty way and for the 5 people who gave their lives to Jesus.

P.S

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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 peace of Jerusalem. Psalm 122:6 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…”
  4. Thanking God for the Australia Women’s Conference to be held in Sydney, New South Wales, this Thursday May 30- June 2, 2024. May God anoint the speakers and enable the women to attend.
  5. Thanking God for the ongoing construction of the Ezekiel Guti Jr (EJ) Legacy Center for people with special needs which needs to open soon. May God continue to provide for the work.
  6. 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.
  7. Thanking God that ZEGU continues to excel and that the vision is fulfilled as God gave to His servant Ezekiel.
  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

Centenary celebrations message from Baba (14 May 2023):
I say to you all, fear God, fight with your flesh, endeavor to be faithful people, be obedient, be obedient to the teachings, that’s what is good. I’m here I took care of my mother because she took care of me.
All those who got saved today, from today you should pray, Once you start praying God will start speaking to your heart and you will know that this is the true God.
Thank you to everyone who left everything and came to celebrate with me
Thank you for spending the day here. Thank you. 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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