Apostles Update Week 24

by fifmi

June 24, 2024

Dear Friends,

Happy 64th Anniversary ZAOGA FIFMI!!

As we wind up the month of prayer and fasting, make sure you continue to take advantage of this time to spend in prayer, fasting, and reading the Word. This is not a ritual. After a powerful weekend of Deacons Prayer conventions all over the FIFMI world, we believe God will also honor the believers with His presence and life-changing experience.

USA

The 2024 Deeper Life USA Believer’s Convention was a phenomenal experience unlike ever before! This was our first national gathering since the promotion to glory of our father Archbishop Dr. Ezekiel H. Guti, and we truly saw the words “The Legacy Continues” being demonstrated. Over 500 delegates gathered in Dallas, TX, including believers from the 28 assemblies nationwide. The USA was blessed to welcome our mother, Senior Archbishop Dr. Eunor Guti, who was as strong as ever, full of vibrance and joy, a testament to the faithfulness of God who hears the prayers of the saints. The atmosphere was filled with jubilation as we welcomed, for the first time in his office as International Executive Chairman and father of ZAOGA FIF, Apostle Dr. Joseph Joe Guti, and our mother Pastor Nyasha Guti. We were also full of joy to have our very own Deputy Secretary General and USA General Overseer Apostle Dr. Steve Simukai and Dr. La-Verne Simukai, our Go Quickly International Director! Overseer Drs. Dorcas and Winston Jaricha, part of our mother’s team, who ministered powerfully as speakers, igniting a fire in us as FIFMI USA. Other speakers included Bishop Pat Schatzline, Pastors Paul and Fiona Arthurs, and Pastors Victory & Helen Makonese from Belize, along with our local FIF USA representatives.

The conference opened with a powerful word from Overseer Winston Jaricha. Friday night was dubbed “Legacy Night” as we celebrated the legacy of our father. Pastor Timothy Smithwick ministered with such fervor and many people came to rededicate their lives to Jesus. On Saturday, we had POWERFUL teachings from 3 “emerging generation” young adult speakers: Charis Simukai, Tatenda Tela, and Simba Mashushire. On Saturday night the power of God moved throughout the auditorium. One lady who came to the conference barely able to walk using a cane was miraculously healed and testified on Sunday as she walked by herself without a cane! Glory be to Jesus!! Sunday was a great day of impartation as our Mother Apostle Dr. Eunor Guti was led by the Holy Spirit and taught the church about soul winning, together with teaching on how to lead people to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Many people received the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Finally, our father Apostle Dr. Joseph Joe Guti ministered the final word, teaching on maintaining the vision and pattern of ZAOGA Forward in Faith and being obedient to the pattern. Forward in Faith USA will never be the same. Throughout the conference, 30 people rededicated their lives to the Lord, and 4 people received Jesus and their Lord and Savior. As our Apostle Dr. Steve Simukai said on Sunday, “We are moving from glory to glory,” and every conference is at a higher level.

Oregon – We thank the God of our father Ezekiel for all that He continues to do in the Portland Oregon assembly. Last week we joined the entire West Coast Region for the Elders and Deacons prayer convention and received life-transforming teachings from our short-term Missionaries, Bishop Caleb and Pastor Tina Mashushire. They prayed for a family in the complex where the mission house is located and as they prayed, the family experienced the presence of the Lord and promised to visit the church next week. Please keep this family in your prayers. Our total for attendance for Sunday was 30 people and also one individual was water-baptized. We ask that you continue to pray for God to open doors for the growth of the church.

BARBADOS

What another awesome week we had as we continued with the morning glory from Monday to Friday and the month of prayer and fasting. On Wednesday night we had prayer/Bible study. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday we joined the USA 2024 Believer’s Conference it was life-changing. Our Sunday Service continues to be on a high. The Bible Study facilitated by Pastor Hazel was out of the book our Father wrote “The Local Church”. People testified with joy of God’s providence in their lives. Another believer who also was away from church for over 2 years testified that she’s back, she said that this FIFMI saved her life and that FIFMI is her home. Pastor James preached powerfully. We thank God for another exciting and eventful week. Please pray for us at Barbados FIFMI as we pray for you.

BELIZE

Monday to Friday morning glory 11-17 gadgets logged in and Monday evening prayer for lost souls continuing consistently. Our Go Quickly had 6 gadgets online as we discussed how to love your neighbor. Wednesday Bible study had 12 logged in as we studied what Jesus had done for us from our cell group home bible study book by Dr. E.H. Guti. Friday we were on Zoom with USA for the Deeper Life Conference and in Belize City prayer was done on Zoom with 6 gadgets logged in. On Sunday, attendance was a total of 29 people. All praises to our God for all He is doing. Some testimonies:
Some families who had different health challenges were healed.
Some who had to be fed through tubes are now eating on their own.
A man who went missing for two days was located half an hour later, after prayer by Pastor Diane.
A lady who could barely speak was healed.
A youth member got a 5-year scholarship to Taiwan University.
Praise be to God for the enriching and spiritually uplifting experience!

CAYMAN ISLANDS

We thank God for all church members in the Cayman Islands and for all He continues to do in our lives. Cell groups met on Friday for the weekly Bible study meetings in the respective venues. This week Sunday 23 June 2024 we had 47 people in attendance. We had 2 visitors who participated in the service, one who had come back from University after 2 years of being away. Musa Machembe shared the word. During the service, we also prayed for a family who will be leaving the Cayman Islands and returning to Zimbabwe for a season. We pray that as they go back the Lord will continue to protect and guide them. May you stand with us as we pray for the Cayman Islands church, that the church will grow in the knowledge and understanding of God’s word. May you intercede for us that God will open doors for the growth of the church and its impact in the community. Additionally, we pray for our Leaders, that the Lord will guide them and direct them as they advise and minister to the church.

CHINA

Firstly, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the God of our father, Apostle E.H. Guti, for enabling us to join the rest of the FIFMI family in prayer and fasting this month of June. We successfully hosted the Elders’ Prayer Convention and the Deacons’ Prayer Convention, witnessing the Holy Spirit’s powerful presence among our church leaders. We are also thankful for the national pastors’ two-week visits across the provinces, concluding on June 23. This has allowed the pastors to meet the saints in person, encouraging and strengthening them in faith. During this time, we witnessed miraculous healings and deliverances. Moreover, we are overjoyed over the conversion of a local couple who have become members of our church. Indeed, we are experiencing God’s remarkable presence this month. As we approach the Believers’ Prayer Convention, we are committed to finishing the month strong. Thank you for your continued prayers.

THAILAND

We are forever indebted to the God of our Father for His goodness in our nation. On Tuesday, two locals gave their lives to Christ after the pastors ministered to them, they pledged to make FIF their home, glory to God! We had our usual weekly services with a very good attendance. On Friday pastors visited the saints in Khon Kaen, a province that is 450 km away from Bangkok. The saints there testified that they experienced the power of God and that their lives will never be the same again. The Sunday service was very powerful, with a total attendance of 70, 46 people online and 24 onsite. We had one visitor, a South African lady who came with her young son, and a lady from the Philippines who visited once before, they both attended onsite. Bible study was facilitated by deacon Tracy, we continued with the topic of fasting. Later Pastor Lindsey preached powerfully on the importance of the Holy Spirit, and how He operates where there is love, unity, and oneness of purpose. Two people received Jesus as their personal Saviour, one an online attendee from Dubai, and another a lady who started attending onsite services last week. The power of God was evident as the word of knowledge manifested through the pastors undeniably. People continue to testify of breakthroughs they are experiencing in their lives. Surely the Lord is doing a new thing in our midst and we give Him all the glory! Thank you for continuing to pray for us that the registration process may be expedited.

CAMEROON

Douala – We continue to give glory to the God of our father Apostle Ezekiel H. Guti. Church services have now resumed at our newly secured church hall. The highlight of the week was the just-ended Deacon’s prayer convention which was attended by all leaders it ran from Thursday to Sunday as people were camping at the new hall for the duration of the convention, Isaiah 58 being the key text and people had time to pour out their lives unto the Lord. On Sunday 3 people gave their lives to Christ. One lady gave a testimony of how she used to have headaches and had gone to many churches but with no change and when she came to FIF she was hesitant to be prayed for however, when she yielded herself, she was prayed for and since that day she has never had a headache. Another lady testified of how she never thought she could stay the night praying but as she attended the prayer convention, the God of our father enabled her. The Word was preached by Pastor Major Nyamukuvhengu on the power in the Word of God. We continue to extend the need for prayer for the registration of the Church in Cameroon. Prayer request- CE believers who are not allowed to attend church by their parents, for God to make a way.

MALAWI

Blantyre – We continue to thank the God of our father Ezekiel Guti for what is happening in Malawi. We have seen the hand of God in this nation. For one and a half weeks the secretary general of ZAOGA FIF ministries international was camped in Blantyre doing administrative work. He visited Dalitso Province assemblies one by one with the help of our overseer Grandson Kanzeru and Overseer Mazuruse who had joined the SG from Harare. They visited all rural assemblies and town assemblies putting up structures, teaching, and donating Bibles to individuals. The Bibles were bought by our mother Snr Archbishop Prof Eunor Guti for Dalitso province. She bought more than 120 Bibles. Many people were delivered and healed. On Sunday we held a Legacy big Sunday at the city assembly, where District Pastor Bhunu taught and preached on giving and the working of talents. Then came Overseer Mazuruse who preached on the right way of giving. We were blessed. Two people received Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. There was jubilation and ululation as the SG handed a car to the local Bishop Gabriel and Rev Martha Frazer. The car was bought by the youth of Harare after they had been told that the bishop had no means of transport. It was such a touching moment. We want to thank the God of our father for such insight for our youth in Zimbabwe. Overseer Kanzeru introduced the new city church pastors DP Baba and Amai Tembo who are short-term missionary work. We once again thank the God of our father for allowing such moments to happen in our nation. We will never be the same.

UAE

In the United Arab Emirates, the atmosphere was filled with excitement, joy, and a profound sense of God’s presence. We were blessed abundantly as we were honored by the presence of our Deputy Secretary General, Apostle Dr. Steve Simukai. On Sunday, the DSG attended two services, starting with the newly opened Sharjah assembly and then moving to the Dubai region.
We experienced a powerful revival and were spiritually enriched by the teachings we received. The services were truly impactful. We recorded an impressive attendance of 135 people at the Sharjah assembly and 335 people at the Dubai region. After the service, we had time to greet and converse with one another, and we took some pictures with the DSG, who is a truly humble servant of God.
We are deeply grateful to God for the expansion of His Kingdom and humbly ask that you keep us in your prayers as we continue His work.

ZIMBABWE

Masvingo – We as Great Zimbabwe University ZOC carried out an Outreach in Mhandamabwe, Masvingo from the 15th to the 23rd of June. We were a team of 46 Evangelists under Pastors T and C Kapunzeni and Overseer S and N Fambai.
Two hundred and forty-eight (248) people received Christ as their personal Savior. People were healed from chest pains, backbone pain, leg problems, and migraine headaches and testified during open air. A lot of youths were delivered from drug and substance addiction and prostitution. We also thank the God of Ezekiel that among those who repented were some old people of about 60 years and above. We kindly request that you pray for us as Great Zimbabwe ZOC ministry that the God of Ezekiel may continue to bless our Ministry and give us strength to continue fulfilling the great commission in unity, love, and the fear of God. Amen.

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 success of the USA Deeper Life Believers’ Convention held in Dallas, TX this past weekend. Lives were forever changed. Glory to God.
  5. 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.
  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

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”.

When I was pastoring the church at Highfield Revival Centre I used to have a lot of prophets. There is a song that says, “Shadreck, Misheck and Abednego, they walked by prophecy in deed they conquered”. We do not want to run FIF church being blind, the Holy Spirit must move and show us how we should walk and what to do. That is why they sang this song because they were led by the word of prophecy. We are saying FIF pray to God for the Gift of the Holy Spirit, of prophecy, interpreting tongues and the gift of healing must be in our church not waiting for the pastor or the overseer but it’s for every member. I want you to say amen…..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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