Apostles Update Week 36

by fifmi

September 18, 2023

Dear Friends,

TODAY’S WOMAN CONFERENCE 2023

We give glory to God for His faithfulness, as we held a successful Today’s Woman Conference from the 14th to the 16th of September at the Glamis Arena with over 12000 women in attendance Thursday, 30000 on Friday and 42000 on Saturday. The Today’s Woman pre-conference dinner was held on Wednesday the 13th of September, with 240 women in attendance. We give glory to the God of our Father for enabling our Mother, the Visionary of Today’s Woman, Archbishop Professor Eunor Guti to attend the dinner and the conference. She spoke at length on the importance of the Word of God, and that nothing will make the inner man to grow unless one reads the Word of God. She read from 1Peter 2:2, 2 Peter 1:5

There was a panel of speakers who were mightily used by God, these included our Mother Archbishop Eunor Guti, Dr La-Verne Simukai, Pastor Fiona Arthurs, Bishop Prisca Soko , Prophetess Memory Matimbire, Rev Lucy Kawenda, Dr A. Magwenzi, Pastor T. de Fin, Mrs Tsitsi Masiiwa, Mrs Karen Mutasa, Rev S. Mauye and many others.
The Conference addressed many topics such as, salvation, emotional healing, mental wellness, digitalization on virtual growth, women empowerment, GBV, parenting & child abuse and Marriage.
35 women gave their lives to Jesus. over 100 women where baptized in the Holy Spirit. 1020 women were delivered and received emotional healing, and several women were healed and set free from various ailments. Indeed the Today’s Woman was encouraged, revived and equipped to serve God in her generation.

SLOVAKIA

We remain focusing and reflecting on the life and ministry of our father, Apostle Ezekiel Guti. Our Wednesday Bible studies continue to be fairly attended with maximum participation from the believers. Sunday service was one of its own kind, and it recorded an awesome attendance. The service was held at one of the believer’s apartments. After the Bible study, Kundai shared a powerful word about Jesus’ love to welcome sinners in His Kingdom. The service was followed by sharing of food and refreshments, and we had some time knowing each other better. We continue to see the hand of the God of Ezekiel in all our gatherings. The church continues to pray for a proper venue of our services. May the saints pray with us for pastoral presence to take care of the baby churches within the region.

GUYANA

We give glory to God for His continued faithfulness in Guyana. Our midweek meetings continue online, the Go Quickly Guyana had two days of prayer and fasting for the conference of Today’s Woman and the female Pastors conference. Despite the time difference women were able to join the zoom meeting for Today’s Woman conference. Friday and Saturday many ladies commented that it was a power packed conference. On Friday evening we joined Jamaica for a service on zoom as Evangelist Fanuel was preaching. Sunday the members gathered to fellowship and give testimonies from Today’s Woman. As the Pastor ministered she shared what Apostle Eunor Guti spoke at the conference, people were blessed by the message. 4 people were water baptized and there was great joy as people gathered to witness, songs were sung as they entered into the water as we thanked God for their lives. We are seeing the hand of God. We keep believing God for our own place of worship.

NEVIS

Glory to the God of our Father Professor Ezekiel Guti for his grace upon Nevis. Our weekly activities continues especially the Wednesday Bible study that is taking us to another level in God. The teachings are so powerful where we are truly experiencing the power of God in our lives like never before.On Saturday the Go Quickly ladies had a Big Saturday outing picnic. It was wonderful. We had one of our sisters from the church sis Hendrickson who works in the Government, Ministry of Gender Affairs encourage the ladies with a teaching and mind game on problem solving. Then our main speaker Overseer Essie Mhundwa encouraged us on the topic, Faith to Pray. Our Sunday Service was on a high note. We ask you to please continue to pray for us as we also continue to pray for you. We received our first consignment of the books written by our father Apostle Ezekiel Guti bought by a new believer from Amazon. We await the second one for every believer. God is amazing.

UNITED KINGDOM

The United Kingdom had a power packed weekend with Apostle Dr. Steve Simukai. All the leaders from across the five countries in the UK (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland) converged at the Ezekiel Guti Convention Centre in Birmingham on Saturday 16th, for a Leadership Seminar. There were over 300 delegates and over 300 gadgets logged in via Zoom. Apostle Steve, used our father’s books and teachings as he encouraged leaders. He encouraged the leaders to desire to know God as our father demonstrated by knowing Him through revelation and personal experience. UK leaders were charged and received the word with total gladness and there was a great move of the power of God as all the leaders were prayed for.
The leadership seminar was followed by a National Big Sunday which was thronged by at least 1,000 in physical attendance and 300 virtually, at the Ezekiel Guti Convention Centre. It was indeed a historical gathering. People came expectant and ready for restoration, as this was the first physical gathering since our father was laid to rest.

The day was marked with powerful praise and worship, KMD and great joy, as people sang and welcomed Apostle Dr Steve Simukai to the United Kingdom. There was a great power and move of the Holy Spirit as the DSG began to share the word and was mightily used by God. He ministered a timely word and encouraged the church in UK to do as was written and received from our father Ezekiel Guti, including that which our father did. He reminded the church to stand in the word of God and continue to trust and believe the God of Ezekiel. Many were healed, delivered, restored and ready for the new season. A British Caucasian lady gave her life to the Lord. Indeed, UK will never be the same again. We give all the glory to the God of our father Ezekiel Guti.

MALAWI
Blantyre

We would like to thank the God of our father for the HQ, through the leadership of the three apostles and our mother, Archbishop Dr Eunor Guti for sending Bishop Anna Maoko and Bishop and Amai Mangiza to Blantyre from Friday the 8th of September to Wednesday the 13th of September. We also received short term missionaries Pastors Isaac and Josie Banda. On Saturday Dalitso province had a provincial council which was attended by the visiting Bishops. On the word for the leaders Bishop Mai Maoko reminded the leaders of the great love our departed father had. We are to continue with the same love that doesn’t choose or segregate anyone. Bishop Mangiza and Mai Mangiza taught about the works done by our father and the need to imitate him as he imitated Christ. Malawi was further divided into three provinces now. Southern, Eastern and Central. Zomba became the HQ of Eastern province. There was jubilation as this was practical proof that Malawi was now growing. Sunday the Bishops preached encouraging love, unity and oneness among believers and to carry on the good works established by our father. Bishop Anna Maoko and Rev Bertha Mangiza spoke at the Tuesday Prayer whereby 25 ladies attended. The ladies were revived and are prepared to work talents as they were taught to work with their hands. We thank God for the time they were with us.

Lilongwe

The God of our Father Ezekiel Guti has been gracious to Lilongwe Highly Favoured Province. Just a week after a successful Deeper Life, Lilongwe Province hosted Bishop Anna Maoko from our International Headquarters, from 13 to 17 September 2023. She was accompanied by Bishop John and Bertha Mangiza. Prior to their visit to Lilongwe, the Bishops also spent a week grounding the church in Blantyre Province. During their five-day visit in Lilongwe, the Bishops had fellowship with Elders and Deacons on Thursday and had prayer with Pastors on Friday. On Saturday, we simultaneously convened Couples and Single Ladies Fellowships attended by the Bishops. These Ministerial meetings brought revival to couples and hope to single ladies. On Sunday, on the strength of our Father’s books, Bishop Maoko ministered to the church in Lilongwe on church growth, soul winning, love of God, holiness and leadership. Bishops and Amai Mangiza also taught from Baba’s books on ministering, practicing the kingdom of God and Christian virtues. The teachings left the church exhorted. One new person received Christ during the service and many were prayed for and delivered. Lilongwe is ever grateful for the love shown by our HQ , who sent the Bishops to encourage and love the Church. We give glory to the God of our Father Ezekiel.

BELIZE

In all the three assemblies we meet for morning glory 5-6am with 18 – 25 gadgets logging in. The morning Glory since its inception has attracted people from the community in Mango Creek who are testifying of the prayers answered. We had very interactive Bible study sessions as this week 18 people managed to attend across the nation. On Friday all our Leadership attended a Finance Seminar from Mango Creek, Punta Gorda, and Belize City. We met on zoom for our Elders, Deacons, Secretaries and Lay leaders meeting for a time to be taught on Financial Leadership. The meeting was hosted by our National Leader Pastor Victory and Helen Makonese. Guest speaker Pastor Denmark Mugutso from New York USA taught us the foundational principles from the Guidance, Rules, and Policy and FIF Finance Book. We are currently planning for a second Seminar. A total of 12 leaders attended the seminar. In one assembly we concluded a series on water baptism. Two members were baptized Sunday after our service. In attendance were 31 people. Our attendance was affected by the weather this rainy season. Some testimonies:
A lady whom Pastor Diane had prayed for testified she had received her healing and gave her life to Christ during the Sunday service.
Another person reconciled their life with Christ.
A lady in Belize City has a teenage daughter who was diagnosed with spinal scoliosis and had travelled to the USA for surgery we prayed for her, and the mother updated that the surgery was successful, and the daughter is now recovering well.
All the praise and glory to God.

THAILAND

We remain grateful to the God of Ezekiel for His continued faithfulness in the nation of Thailand. This week we welcomed a Deacon who has relocated to Thailand from South Africa. We also had two visitors who are showing that they would like FIF to be their home. Our weekly programs went on as usual with a good attendance for the services. The ladies managed to join the Today’s Woman Conference online and many testified that they were transformed and their lives will never be the same again. On Sunday we had an attendance of 60 people, 42 online and 18 people onsite. During Bible study, Deacon Tracy facilitated a highly interactive session on Discipleship. It was a real eye-opener for the believers who are growing and being grounded in the doctrine of FIF. Later Deacon Bernadette shared a powerful word on the creative nature of God. The presence of God was undeniable and we had time to pray after the word. Some testimonies:
One lady testified that she was hesitant to join FIF when she came to Thailand, yet the love she received in the church made her feel welcome. After patiently waiting God answered her prayer and gave her a job. She is now working and is a member of the church.
Another lady testified how after she had been faithful with her tithes over a very small amount, God opened a door for her to make more money. Glory to God!
One person testified of the favour she has been experiencing at work because of the God of Ezekiel.
Thank you for praying for us as we pray for you.

CAMEROON

Douala

Glory glory unto the God of our father Apostle Ezekiel H. Guti. Forward in Faith is growing in Douala day by day and our God is doing many wonders in the lives of believers. Our mid week activities continued. We had a great Sunday. 47 people (27 adults, 20 Children, 4 were visitors) attended service. Bible study was led by our pastor W Muhana. The word was shared by Elder Barnabas. One person received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior during the week. We continued with our culture of fellowship after the Sunday service. We are believing God for a bigger place of worship as our current place of worship is already packed and also for the church registration.

ZIMBABWE
Seke North

Our province had the opportunity to work Home Talents. The Province held a unique Home Talents Big Day on the 10th of September 2023 with a total attendance of 1300 saints. The service was Hosted by Go Quickly ministry, spearheaded by Provincial Overseers M and L Nhakura. As a Province all the Ladies opened the day by presenting gifts to their husbands worth a lot of money. The Single women also bought for their children, brothers and Fathers. The Spirit of the Lord filled the atmosphere, marriages were restored and healed, the spirit of Love and Unity manifested in many families, Husbands who had backslidden were restored and since that day we are seeing a positive change and also many Deborah women were converted to Esters Glory to God. Ultimately families cooperatively presented their Home Talents products which includes cars, building materials, house construction and renovations, stands and different items of furniture. Families also purchased many other house equipment which includes solar systems and power generators, borehole installations.We are grateful to our mother, Apostle Eunor Guti for teaching us to work Home Talents and for teaching ladies to do good to their husbands. We thank our father the servant of God Archbishop Professor Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti whom with his God launched into the vision of Talents, above all we want to Praise the God of Ezekiel for enabling us to work Home Talents in a mighty way.

P.S
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This week:

  1. Thanking God for our mother Apostle Prof. Eunor Guti that He continues to comfort and strengthen her. Thanking God for the victory He gives her. Thanking God for the continued success of the mission in Chitungwiza.
  2. Thanking God for the NEC Apostle Dr. Joe Guti, the SG Apostle Mishael Nyambo, and the DSG Apostle Dr. Steve Simukai that God gives them wisdom and grace as they carry out their assignments.
  3. Thanking God for the great success of Today’s Woman Conference be held at the Glamis Arena, Harare, Zimbabwe this past weekend.
  4. Thanking God for the Male and Female Pastors Conferences to be held from September 19 – 24, 2023 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Thanking God for enabling the pastors to attend. May He also anoint all the speakers.
  5. Thanking God for protecting the saints in India and Pakistan. May He send angels all around them. Thanking God for a rainy season with no flooding in India and Chad as God watches over His people.
  6. Thanking God for Home Talents (Kingdom Wealth Creation) that everyone understands and participates. May businesses flourish and people get new ideas as God reveals to them.
  7. Thanking God for giving success to 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, Morocco, Romania, Cameroon, and Slovakia.
  8. Thanking God as He continues to comfort and console His church. The church is marching on Forward In Faith.
  9. Thanking God for your nation.

TEACHING: PART OF BABA & AMAI’S MESSAGE

An excerpt from the History book

“..We do not mix the worship of God with the worship of ancestral spirits. We serve One living God, the almighty God of heaven who created us in His own image and redeemed us through His Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour….” 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

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