Apostles Update Week 22

by fifmi

June 11, 2024

Dear Friends,

Happy 64th Anniversary ZAOGA FIFMI!!

Indeed the month of prayer and fasting is upon us. Let’s all take advantage of this time to spend in prayer, fasting, and reading the word. This is not a ritual. After a powerful weekend of Pastors Prayer conventions all over the FIFMI world, we believe God will also honor the Elders with His presence and life-changing experience.

JAPAN

We were in a celebratory mood this week as we marked 1 year of existence of FIFMI church in Japan. The church that was revived 1 year ago with 4 members has grown into a group of nearly 40 members, proving that the seed of this church doesn’t die. All glory to the God of our father Ezekiel for His never-ending mercy! We had our midweek services as always and also had a powerful Sunday service. We held an informative and entertaining Bible Quiz with the cell groups competing against each other. 4 members then preached about the danger of rebellion, learning to lean on God, the importance of having a vision, and another member shared an inspiring testimony. We also heard other powerful testimonies of how God moved mightily with us over the past 1 year. As we enter our 2nd year, we ask for your continued prayers for us to continue growing in number and in our finances, and that we may find physical venues for our services. Thank you for your support and prayers.

SLOVAKIA

We thank the God of our father, E.H Guti, for leading the church in Slovakia. Sunday 9 June was quite a reviving one as we joined a service virtually under the Schengen region banner. In this powerful service, we had a powerful sharing of the word from an elder in France. As Slovakia, we are also in the spirit of prayer and fasting this month of June. We are praying for the work of God as guided by shared prayer items within the Schengen region. We are also praying for the registration of the church in Slovakia. On the church registration, we have submitted all the required information to the authorities. We continue to ask the prayers of all believers as the registration of our Church 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

GUYANA

As we thank God for the month of prayer, the God of Ezekiel has given us this opportunity to pray, fast, and read his word another week. On Monday and Wednesday, as we were on the WhatsApp call, Pastor Fanuel was encouraging us to pray. One woman, who was praying, started to vomit after the service and she received her deliverance. Our pastor joined the prayer convention with the USA and the Caribbean Pastors. On Sunday, the church was geared up for the month of prayer and fasting. During bible study our pastor spoke about mentoring the youth to pray and imparting prayer into their lives. Followed by powerful praise and worship that left people praying and crying in the spirit, we experienced the move of the Holy Spirit in our midst. We give thanks to God for his grace as you continue to pray for the construction of our church building.

NEVIS

We are happy to report the Forward in Faith Ministry in Nevis is moving! We want to thank the God of our Father Archbishop Ezekiel Guti for the great work he is doing every day characterized by the testimonies that we are receiving. As the Praise and Worship team was practicing, the spirit of God touched people who just passed by and we saw people coming to join. Our weekday online Bible Study at 4 am meetings are still ongoing and the Men of Integrity are now meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays for prayer in the hills. We are continuing to win souls for the kingdom. Pastors testified of the goodness of God from their just-ended prayer convention. This week continues the prayer conference for Elders and they are ready to be filled with the Word and the teachings of our Father Archbishop Ezekiel Guti. Continue to keep us in your prayers, especially throughout the Hurricane season from June to November. May our God of peace be with you.

BARBADOS

What an awesome and powerful week we had once again. We continue to have the Morning Glory and our midweek services from Monday to Friday. We are also in the month of June, the month of Prayer & fasting. Our pastors joined the pastors’ prayer convention with the USA and Caribbean pastors. We are now preparing for the Elders and Deacons prayer Convention. In our Sunday Service, the atmosphere was truly awesome, we give God all the glory, and persons testified of God’s providence in their lives. The FIFMI June prayer letter was also read, reminding us to intercede for all our leaders. We thank God for the great work He continues to do in our midst. Please continue to pray for the church here in Barbados as we continue striving to be true disciples of Jesus Christ.

UNITED KINGDOM

We would like to thank the God of our father, Ezekiel Guti, for the pastors’ prayer convention. This year, it was different and unique in that all pastors in the UK converged in Ireland & Isle of Man Province for the first time, specifically for prayer with pastors in Schegen Region virtually connected. Our prayer convention was marked by the great apostolic visitation by Apostle Dr Steve Simukai together with all the bishops of the UK, the national administrator, and the deputy administrator. The pastors had time to read the word, pray together, and hear the word of God from Dr. David Simango and Apostle Dr Steve Simukai. As a norm, June and July are months of missions in the UK and we were blessed that part of Saturday morning was an opportunity for pastors to give towards missions. There was great joy, and trophies of appreciation as Pastors gave towards missions, leading the nation by example. Sunday, was a provincial big Sunday in Belfast. Many people came from far and wide to witness this great event. It was a joyous day in Ireland. Apostle Dr Steve Simukai shared powerfully and also took time to pray and bless the province, the leadership, and the new Overseers of Ireland & Isle of Man, Overseers Richard and Christine Kurumidzai.

THAILAND

We are so grateful to the God of Ezekiel for His faithfulness which endures forever! This week was a very exciting one for us as we received Pastors Rodney and Lindsey Mazuru for short-term missionary work. The joy and excitement amongst the saints is undeniable! People have been testifying the goodness of God through home talents. Believers are buying cars, surely this is the doing of the God of Ezekiel! We had our usual weekly programs with good attendance. On Sunday we had a total attendance of 62 with 22 people attending onsite and 40 online. We were happy to welcome a local, who was invited by the pastors and has pledged to attend services whenever they are available, glory to God. The service was powerful and surely our lives will never be the same again! Thank you for continuing to pray for us as we pray for you.

CAMEROON

Douala – Douala City continues to give glory to the God of our father Apostle Ezekiel H. Guti. Our pastors joined the rest of the Francophone nations’ pastors’ prayer convention. We are continuing with our morning prayers which is being attended by people across the country, Yaondre, Ebolowa, Bamenda and Douala. Midweek activities continued, we had Friday prayers in two different locations in the City. We had a powerful Sunday which was led by child evangelism. Highlight was when the CE choir sang and the church was filled with great joy. Powerful testimonies from the CE on how God enabled them to pass their exams in the just-ended academic school year. We had 2 believers testifying who returned to church after a long period of absence that it was because of follow-ups and the love they were shown. We are continuing with ministries meetings on Sundays. We are thanking God for increasing us, one lady received Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior and she is now a member of FIF. We continued with the culture of fellowship after church and we had a praise and worship coaching and training session with Pastor R Nyamukuvhengu. We are praying for the Church registration.

NIGERIA

We thank the God of our father for ushering us into another month of prayer. All our Assemblies have been prepared for this special prayer month. All our activities in Lagos and Abuja are going on well. Our house-to-house evangelism is bearing fruit. A prominent lawyer within our headquarters community brought their children to be members of our church and we are still praying that the God of our father will complete the salvation that has entered his home. Another couple who lives a few blocks from the church joined us fully.
We also want to thank the God of our father Ezekiel Guti for our Pastors’ Prayer Convention which was hosted by the Abuja Assembly from the 6th to the 9th of June 2024 at our miracle place of worship at Lubge in Abuja. Overseers Henry and Helen Esene came from Lagos to attend this important pastors’ prayer convention. Overseer Thompson and Tsungie Nsingo and the newly ordained elders hosted the conference.
We thank the God of our father for yet another miracle that happened in Abuja after the one of a place of worship and instruments at Lubge.
God used a certain young lady and a man to buy 90 chairs for Lubge. And also, another grace miracle happened at Gwagwalada (where we used to have our second house fellowship, 58km from the city) A lady elder who once worked in Abuja paid 1-year rent for the classroom we hired for our Anniversary celebrations, she also bought instruments and 50 chairs. Very soon we will have two Assemblies. We want to thank you for your prayers, please pray for us to have a mission car because of the distance. Also, pray for our ongoing Ezekiel Guti international school building project in Lagos to accommodate more students in September, and also pray for our Lekki center for a keyboard, drum set and a generator. Thank you for your continued prayers for Nigeria.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

We give glory to God as we bid farewell to our two missionaries who are going back to Zimbabwe after 3 months of a successful mission, Evangelist Phillip Chipfakanya and Pastor Vengai Kwaramba have been used by God to oversee the birth of two city assemblies in Kinshasa during the period under view; we have Gombe assembly comprising of diplomats and expatriate workers from Zimbabwe and other nations, and Limete assembly also an elite suburb with foreigners and locals. We look forward to the growth of these assemblies as they are key to the church of Kinshasa and DRC as a whole even francophone. A lot has happened during this period as Pastor Kwaramba was deployed in Ndjili assembly, and the church had its first resident Pastor since the end of Explo. He took time to ground the church in the doctrine of our church, fellowships, couples, youth, and Holy Spirit sessions. Our churches in Kinshasa will never be the same again. Talents for the completion of Masina church building is continuing and people are excited to work for God, builders are working on site now plastering. We are grateful for the support we are getting from the HQ through Missions as we expect new missionaries to take over the new baby churches.

KENYA

We give Glory to the God of our Father E.H Guti, who allowed us to have our Pastor’s prayer convention as East African Pastors, Kenya being the host nation. During this time of prayer, we saw the nations of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda coming together with the desire to steer the region into a motion of growth and spiritual transformation. 13 Pastors converged for this prayer Convention and we are grateful that it was a moment of revival as we had more time to pray, worship and also received great teachings. Our Speakers Rev F &A Magodoro and Rev H &A Magumuye took their time to encourage the pastors. Notably one of our pastors, who had suffered from knee pain for the last 6 months received her healing during the worship session on Saturday evening. Sunday became a special Sunday as we concluded the Pastors prayer Convention with a Provincial big Sunday in Nairobi which was attended by over 130 people including our children. We request for your prayers as East Africa that we get convenient places for worship and our own church land, that we may also experience growth in numbers, and spiritual dominance in our region.

ZAMBIA

We thank The God of our father Ezekiel Guti who allowed us to hold a successful Pastors’ prayer convention at AMFCC in Shimabala where about 72 pastors were in attendance. The environment was enlightened as the Spirit of prayer was witnessed among the Pastors from the first day. The male and female Pastors were praying separately. God used the speakers Pastor Johnson Mashayanyika and Pastor Biggy Muneri, and Bishops. We give glory to God for pouring the Spirit of prayer in the month of June.

ZIMBABWE

As Zone 1, Greater Harare and Norton

we want to thank God for the success of the Pastors Prayer Convention held from 6 to 9 June 2024. About 400 Pastors converged at AMFCC, joining all the other FIF Pastors worldwide to call upon the Name of the God of Ezekiel Guti, our Father. The Pastors, together with the team of Bishops, Apostles and our Father Apostle Joseph Joe Guti, converged for prayer which was held following the vision given to our father of praying separately as men and women, coming together on Sunday for the final session and Holy Communion. The speakers who included Bishop Chakombera and Amai, Apostle Mike, Mama Apostle Gudyanga and Overseer V. Simbanegavi were used mightily to encourage the Pastors to remain aligned as they go back to continue with the legacy. The presence of God was felt throughout the convention. Many people found time to pour out and to be ministered to. The Pastors were then re-commissioned for the greater works ahead in the ministry.
Apostle Joseph Joe Guti concluded with a special reminder to take home, quoting from part of Baba’s message of 1 June 2023. He read from 1 Peter 4:7 KJV “But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.” Jesus gave us an example even though He was the Son of God, He had to pray vehemently, forcefully and verociously. Heb 5:7 KJV “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death and was heard in that he feared”. Our church was called [church yekuchema], the crying church, but that crying has taken us this far. The convention ended with Holy Communion. Glory be unto the God of Ezekiel.

Chegutu

We thank the God of our father Professor E.H Guti who is doing mighty works through the Turf District Youth Ministry. With the guidance and support from our District Pastors L and R Mabauwa and the church leadership, we managed to hold a crusade at Green which is located a few kilometers away from Turf, from the 6th to the 9th of June. The Young Evangelists set out for door-to-door sessions during the day and held the crusade at night. A total of 69 people gave their lives to Christ with 9 being water baptised. The hand of God was seen as a great revival was experienced, and a functional region is now operating at that place. The following are some of the notable miracles:
Several people with headache problems were prayed for and healed.
A man who suffered from pneumonia and another with numbness was prayed for and healed.
We thank God for the success of the crusade and pray that God continues to enable us to do His work.

ZACOSF

ZAOGA College Student Fellowship. A team of young evangelists from Harare Polytech, Belvedere Technical Teachers College and Marondera’s Kushinga Phikelela Polytech under Harare region, had a powerful outreach from 30 May to 2 June in the Mt Hampden area of Westgate Province. Attendance during the evenings ranged from 120 on the first day to 240 on Saturday night. Our mission to preach the word of the Kingdom of God and win souls to Christ was achieved. The students were motivated by the hunger that people showed for salvation and deliverance. A cumulative total of 192 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ. Of the 192 saved, 62 were saved during the evening preaching sessions while 130 were saved during door-to-door evangelism. A lot of practical deliverance took place right from the first day as Jesus Christ set people free from various demonic oppressions. A certain elderly woman who had been suffering from acute pain in her legs was prayed for and healed. As a ministry founded by and ascribes to the teachings of ZAOGA FIFMI, Zacosf students and members are also making effort to develop not only on the spiritual side of life but in all areas of life.

On Saturday 08 June ZACOSF Gweru Region had a very successful Business Symposium and Fellowship hosted by the Regional Advisors at their classic restaurant in the city of Gweru. Topics covered included Entrepreneurship and basic practical skills training. Students and former students were also taught about Cake baking. Students and coordinators from Gweru Polytechnic and Mkoba Teachers College were in attendance. As is our norm, the ‘F’ on our name is always fulfilled. Delegates were served delicious meals and drinks as part of the fellowship. Thank you as you continue to remember our ministry in your prayers that we may continue to be effective in all colleges around the globe by winning souls to the Kingdom of God

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 ongoing construction of the Ezekiel Guti Jr (EJ) Legacy Center for people with special needs. May God continue to provide the items needed for the students.
  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 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.
  8. Thanking God for your nation.

TEACHING: PART OF BABA & AMAI’S MESSAGE

Acts 16:4-5 “And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep, which were determined by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily”.

Prayer is what has kept this church strong. Preaching is very easy, you can jump here yet the church remains dead but prayer is not for the pastors or elders, prayer is for everybody. Everybody has to pray.
If you expect a revival, if you expect this church to win more souls in the cities, nothing else but prayer. Prayer is very very important.
When you pray you must be united. Don’t waste your time praying and fasting when you hate somebody and you talk bad about your brother and sister.
The month of June is to forgive everybody and have a clean heart. You have to have a clean heart so that God can do mighty things in your city…..TO BE CONTINUED. 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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