ISLE OF MAN
We want to thank the God of our father so much for a wonderful week on the island. Our Nation was graced by the presence of our Overseers Abisha and Ann Forest. There was a great sense of excitement meeting on Tuesday evening for Home group with 17 people. We received such a powerful word of encouragement from Overseer Abisha as he explained the structure of the church in this transition season and the need to intercede for them. Various counselling sessions were carried out during the week. The weekend was a flamboyant one with the Ladies event featuring Menopause awareness since 18 October was world menopause day, we received Breast cancer awareness tips followed by a very interactive Ladies Fellowship. The church in lsle of Man is thriving and we now meet in our new venue. Glory be to the God of Ezekiel. God is bringing committed members including native Manxman of the lsland. It can only be the grace of God. Sunday was fireworks from Bible Study right to the powerful word shared by Overseer Ann. It was followed by a wonderful fellowship at a member’s house. The church is moving on! Please keep us in your prayers for the church to be registered and for us to continue to grow.
We remain focusing and reflecting on the life and ministry of our father, Ezekiel Guti. There is active participation every day on the WhatsApp group where scriptures, insights, and motivations are being shared daily. We had a powerful Sunday service that recorded an awesome attendance of 11 members. The service was also graced by 3 members who came from the Czech Republic, and among them is a church Deacon. We had great Bible study where we continued with the topic ‘talking with God’ from the book authored by Baba Guti, “Sunday Morning Lectures.” The Bible study was followed by praise and worship and lastly the Word. After the service, we had time to share food and get to know each other personally. 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 church in this Central Europe part.
We thank the God of our father Ezekiel Guti in the Dominican Republic for the great move of the Holy Spirit after the adoration group, some of the musicians, worshiped God, the anointing and the blessing of the Holy Spirit was noticeable in this time of transition. God is doing miracles in the FIFMI Church in the DR, on Sunday a family returned who had not been coming to church. More than 20 new children and some of their parents decided to visit the FIFMI Church in the DR together. We had 15 adults and 20 children. Our request is the prayer for the growth of the FIFMI Church in the DR.
CARIBBEAN & GUYANA
We want to thank the God of our father Professor Ezekiel Guti. The church in the Caribbean continues to march on. In Jamaica, the church was fully charged through the powerful teaching of working Missions Fund receiving teachings from Bishop Caleb Mashushire (Cayman Islands) and Pastor Victory Makonese (Belize). They started this week by having a Missions Big Day and witnessed people giving joyously. Belize is preparing to celebrate their ten-year anniversary. 3 people received Jesus and one young man who had been prayed for received his visa for studying abroad and had a successful surgery on his eye. In Guyana, they continue to learn about the history of ZAOGA FIFMI from Pastor Fanuel Phiri while in the Cayman Islands they held a leadership meeting equipping and reminding them to hold on to the teachings of our Father Apostle Ezekiel Guti, 4 people received Jesus and were water baptized. Continue to pray for the church to be rooted and grounded in the Caribbean.
North West Province – We would like to thank the God for our father Apostle E.H. Guti, who prophesied to us many years ago when he stepped his feet in Manchester that Manchester area was going to be a big province and taught us to work talents. Under the leadership of our wonderful and blessed provincial Overseers Big and Nelly Chakanyuka God has been gracious to us this year of working home talents where we decided to work talents towards purchasing our own provincial Centre building. The God of our father was faithful to us. The whole province which comprises of Manchester, Liverpool, Preston Mega, Warrington, Blackburn and Crewe assemblies worked together in unity and with joy for the period of 5 months only. On Saturday 21st October 2023 there was great joy at our new Provincial Centre where we had the Keys handover Ceremony for our Provincial Centre building which comprises of church halls, offices, modern kitchen and parking spaces. We want to thank God for the support we received from our National office and International Headquarters.
With profound gratitude to the God of our father, we are humbled to witness His grace in Mauritius. Our church’s weekly activities continue to flourish, with active member engagement. The dedicated ladies persist in their online Tuesday prayer gatherings. Sunday’s service was a remarkable occasion, as our pastors delivered an impactful sermon on “The Kingdom of God”, with the added blessing of an interpreter for the first time in Mauritius as we prepare for the local people to be added to our family. We are delighted to share that four individuals surrendered their lives to Christ, and three of them were water baptized after the service. Our congregation swelled with an attendance of 64 adults and 8 children. Following the service, we had a youth service with 9 youths in attendance. Thank you for continuing to pray for us.
We are thankful to God for the remarkable online Go Quickly Namibia Conference, held from October 19th to 21st. The event covered diverse topics such as marriage, parenting, and personal development. We were privileged to host international speakers, Pastor S. Mwale from Scotland and Overseer A. Maponga from South Africa. Approximately 150 gadgets were logged in, with some groups using one gadget. The conference was marked by its uniqueness, and attendees experienced overwhelming joy. Each speaker ministered under the anointing of God, leading to numerous testimonies about the transformative work of the Holy Spirit in Namibia. There was a powerful move of the Spirit of God as women were being equipped. We give all glory to God for His presence and believe that Namibia experienced a profound transformation as a result of this conference.
We thank God for a successful National Youth Conference that was held at the Olifantsfontein in South Africa hosted by our National Youth Directors Dr. Bright and Pastor Rejoice Samundombe. The theme of the conference was “The emerging generation flying higher, striving to be true disciples, rooted and grounded in the doctrine of our church during transition. Acts 15:21”. It was held from Thursday the 5th to Sunday 8th of October 2023 with guest speakers DPs Sheddy and Regina Mbizvo (Zim). A total of 1500 youths and young adults attended physically, 92 people received and rededicated their lives to Christ. 17 received the gift of the Holy Spirit. 60 people were water baptised on Saturday afternoon. We thank God for powerful teachings that included teachings about being a true disciple of our father Apostle E. H Guti. The Youth were also encouraged to develop sustainable generational businesses. There was great joy when the Archbishop of South Africa Archbishop E.Z Soko and mama Bishop Prisca graced the Conference on Sunday. As South African YAYA, we are grateful to the God of our Father Ezekiel Guti for such a vision that has transformed many youths in our nation. Glory be to the God of our Father Ezekiel Guti.
MUSIC MINISTRY ZIMBABWE
The Music Ministry successfully held a combined Worship Night for Greater Harare, Chitungwiza and Norton on the 20th of October 2023. A crowd of about 2000 including pastors, music ministry members, ZAOGA believers and none members converged at Kuwadzana Provincial centre. The event was graced by the presence of the hosting Province Overseer, Kenneth Chinhema. At least 12 different Local Mother Church Choirs and several ZAOGA FIF artists participated and hyped the audience. The worship night was a trend setter for the upcoming National Music Festival scheduled from the 24th to the 26th of November 2023. The National Music Festival is a celebration of the legacy of our father Archbishop E. H Guti. The night of worship comprised of Praise and Worship Sessions, Music Festival preparations and a mini concert. 8 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ after Evangelist Tivakudze preached. Glory be to God.
Mutare is one of the favoured cities where our Father Archbishop Prof. E.H Guti and our mother Prof. Eunor Guti stayed physically for several years. A strong foundation was laid in the City that has seen the birth of many Provinces and thousands of souls established in Christ and boasting of the goodness of the God of Ezekiel. From this foundation many houses of worship and mission houses have been built to date. The home of Ezekiel Guti Academy, FIF Orphanage Centre and many thriving ministries attests to the unique ministry of our father Archbishop Prof E.H Guti.
In honor and celebration of this rich Legacy and grace, Mutare Province held a Legacy Big Sunday on the 22nd of October 2023 in the Mutare Showgrounds with our Guest Speakers Apostle Dr. Steve Simukai and Dr. La-Verne Simukai. The Director of the Prisons ministry Pastor Sarah Rusere led the Prisons Choir in celebrating the life of our father and shared her burden with the gathering. Around 8000 people gathered in honor of the great man of God with some coming from as far as Chimoio and Machipanda in Mozambique. The Minister of State for Manicaland Province and Member of Parliament for Mutasa South, the Mayor of Mutare and her councilors, Chief Mutasa and numerous headmen, Security Service Chiefs, Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe, ZAOGA FIF Overseers in our zone and the Mutare Business Community came to give their tributes and honor to the great patriarch and National Hero Archbishop Prof E.H Guti. Our Guest Speakers came with representatives of various nations where our father started churches and got time to briefly testify of the goodness of the God of Ezekiel. Apostle Simukai concluded by exhorting us through testimonies to believe the God of Ezekiel for miracles, signs and wonders. Infallible proofs of the kingdom were manifested after their sharing:
140 people received Jesus Christ.
A woman who could not walk coming to the Big Sunday went back walking without assistance.
3 women with sight complications were restored.
A woman whose left arm could not stretch was healed.
25 people with backache complications were healed
39 people with cancer were prayed for and some confirming notable changes instantly.
22 came for deliverance from barrenness.
400 people were delivered from various spiritual attacks and ailments.
2000 people were prayed for financial breakthroughs
Mutare Province will never be the same again. We greatly appreciate the guidance and prayers that we received from our father Apostle Dr Joseph Joe Guti and our mother Archbishop Prof Eunor Guti.
The ZAOGA on Campus Postgraduates Ministry held a crusade in Guruve Living Waters (Shinje) Region from the 13th to the 15th of October 2023. A team of 6 evangelists were present. A total number of 31 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ. 33 people were delivered from demonic attacks and 29 individuals were healed. The team managed to conduct door to door witnessing and one on one counseling sessions on Saturday during the day. Friday and Saturday open air preaching was done during the night. Many thanks go to the Guruve Provincial Overseers T and E Nyamuzinga who gave the team authority to do the work of God freely. Pastor F and E Muungani, Elders, Deacons, Living Waters Church and everyone who made this crusade a success is highly appreciated.
We thank the God of Ezekiel for allowing us to also move in the vision of the Provincial Big Sundays. We had our Big Sunday on 15th of October 2023 at Waverly Primary School grounds with Evangelist Ronald Munhenzva. We had 2200 people in attendance.124 people gave their lives to God. 80 people were delivered from different tormenting spirits and ailments. To God be the glory. The church was left revived and refreshed. Glory to the God of Ezekiel who watches over His church. Indeed, ZAOGA Kadoma Province is marching on.
The ZAOGA Braeside Kingdom Rubies had a powerful ladies conference themed “Kingdom Empowerment Conference – Understanding the times through kingdom empowerment” from the 5th to the 8th of October 2023. The speakers, Pastor Shami Mwale, and Overseer Eunice Matsikinyere were mightily used by God. The conference included topics on parenting, drug abuse, mental health, and menopause. Experts in the field were invited to teach on the subjects. Marriage and single life were among the topics. Saturday 7 October was a business day, starting with a business breakfast meeting attended by over 200 people and 78 gadgets connected on Zoom. Topics on the business meeting were on legal issues, financial planning, and how to start and scale up businesses. In line with the October breast cancer awareness, Mbuya Dorcas Hospital conducted screening. 5 people gave their lives to God. The sick were prayed for with healing for the eyes, those who could not see clearly and some with heavy menstrual bleeding were healed, women desiring the fruit of the womb were prayed for and we believe the babies are on the way. We experienced a powerful Holy Spirit and deliverance session where 5 people began to speak in tongues and others were re-filled. Then on Sunday we had a power-packed Sunday service with an attendance of 780 men and women. We give glory to God for a powerful and educative conference we had.
We are grateful to the visionary of this great ministry our father the great Apostle Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti for vision of the Traveling Teachers Ministry. The ministry held its conference in Hwange Province from 13-15 October 2023 through the invitation of the Provincial Overseers T and J Msiza. A team of 8 teachers was deployed to 5 centres throughout the province. Generally, there was a powerful wave of the Spirit of God across the centres especially during the sessions where Church history, Understanding the Vision and the Visionary and Kingdom of God were being taught. Glory to the God of our father. Indeed, Hwange Province will not remain the same after such a powerful teaching conference.
Many were prayed for and delivered from evil spirits. We give all the Glory to the God of our Father E. H. Guti.
We thank the God of our Father Ezekiel Guti for the abundant grace He showed us from the 19th to the 21st of October 2023. Special thanks to our District Pastors Aston and Rebecca Mararike for arranging for us such a power packed and life transforming weekend, which started on Thursday with District Ladies Big Thursday with Overseer Ruth Matirira as the speaker, then Friday Miracle night with Evangelist Eriah Chibvongo and Saturday CBF. Total attendance was 410. A total of 152 gave their lives to Christ. Outstanding miracles:
A woman with cancer was prayed for and relieved of her pain.
A person was healed from arthritis.
About 30 people with back aches were prayed for and healed
One woman came with crutches and left no longer using them.
One girl who was mentally ill was restored to perfect health.
215 people received one on one counseling and prayers.
Spearheaded by the youth, we managed to host a Christian Business Fellowship at The Village Resort and our speaker was Elder Tawanda Sarireni and Elder Garikayi Mudzingiranwa was our facilitator. Juru District will never be the same again.
As Marondera Province (currently under the stewardship of Overseers David and Nyengeterai Guni) we are so grateful to the God of our Father Ezekiel H Guti. We received Evangelist Alice Mavhunga and her powerful team from the 16th to the 22nd of October in Masomere (Upper-view) Region (currently being Pastored by Pastor Constancia Madoda) for a week-long crusade. Approximately 516 attended the crusade, 108 received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior for the first time and many more rededicated their lives back to the Lord. Below are some of the notable miracles:
6 people were delivered from poor or short-sightedness including a young boy who couldn’t read without spectacles, and is now clearly reading without them.
5 were delivered from chronic headaches including a certain lady who had that problem for more than 5 years.
12 people were delivered from leg pains, another 12 from spiritual husbands and wives.
15 partially deaf people got their hearing restored
89 who would dream of eating at night were delivered
Many women were also delivered from excessive menstrual period pain.
Another man came testifying that he had received an air ticket in confirmation of a prophetic declaration by the Evangelist the previous night!
Indeed, we give glory to God. 39 people were baptised in the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues for the first time. We appreciate the team of partners, our church members and all those who supported. Glory to God!
Glory to God of our father for the overwhelming success of the crusade held at Khami Prison Grounds from 19-22 October 2023. The crusade was conducted by a team of Young Ezekiel Champions YEC who worked under the guidance of District Pastor Modreck Ruhonde and Faith Ruhonde. Up to 303 people attended the crusade and 144 people received Jesus Christ. The atmosphere was electrifying with outstanding miracles which included:
4 people healed from leg pains
1 lady was instantly healed from stomach pain and many from period pains
20 people were delivered from meat eating dreams.
15 people were filled with the Holy Spirit
22 people were water baptised.
Indeed, our region will never be the same.
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- 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.
- Thanking God for our father Apostle Dr. Joseph Joe Guti, the SG Apostle Mishael Nyambo, and the DSG Apostle Dr. Steve Simukai and their spouses, that God gives them wisdom and grace as they carry out their assignments.
- Thanking God for the peace of Jerusalem. Psalm 122:6 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…”
- Thanking God for the Middle East Deeper Life to be held from Wednesday October 25-29, 2023. May God anoint the speakers and enable the leaders to attend.
- Thanking God that ZEGU continues to excel and that the vision is fulfilled as God gave to His servant Ezekiel.
- Thanking God for His intervention in the Mount Pleasant Heights church issue. May God give His people victory.
- 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.
- Thanking God for Home Talents (Kingdom Wealth Creation) that everyone will have something tangible to show as a result of the covenant that God made with His servant Ezekiel of which we are beneficiaries.
- Thanking God for giving success to the long-term and short-term missionaries. Thanking God for providing suitable meeting places and favourable prices as the FIFMI churches continue to grow. Thanking God for the registration process of FIFMI Thailand, Egypt, Morocco, Romania, Cameroon, Slovakia, and Poland.
- Thanking God for your nation.
TEACHING: PART OF BABA & AMAI’S MESSAGE
An excerpt from the History book
“What makes this ministry unique? What is the secret?
They knew the power and their authority to use the name Jesus.
Therefore I say preach the word; it will prevail. (Acts 19:20, Acts 6:8; Acts 12:24).
The word, the Holy Spirit and the Name Jesus is the secret…” 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
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