Apostles Update Week 43

by fifmi

November 7, 2023

Featured image: Block 8 church, Botswana had a powerful worship night. Read more.


Dear Friends,

JAPAN

We have had yet another wonderful week in Japan by the never-ending grace of God. Our church elected the first ever Leadership Committee to govern its administration. We were able to appoint 7 members into various roles of leadership. The process was led by our Pastors, Pastors Farai and Tsitsi Kupamhama from China. In the same week, we held our first leadership training workshop to fully equip the team for the work assigned to them by God. The teachings were centred on our church doctrine, which is based on Scripture. On another note, the Pastors led us in a series of teachings about the Holy Spirit. We had a session of baptism in the Holy Spirit, and yet another session of spiritual gifts impartation. We truly felt the power and the move of the Holy Spirit; and we are certain that the Holy Spirit is going to lead us in power into our soul winning mission. We continue to thank the God of our father Ezekiel for His grace on our lives. Thank you for your prayers.

SCHENGEN REGION – BIG WEEKEND

We want to thank the God of our father for a great weekend that we had with Apostle Dr Steve and Dr La-Verne Simukai, and Bishop Dr JDK Samasuwo in the Schengen Region under the leadership of our Overseers Dirk and Aquinata de Haas. The services were hosted in Hannover, Germany. We witnessed the goodness of God as FIFMI Churches from Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Romania, Austria, Czech Republic and Germany came together. FIF Sweden and Slovakia, and saints from other countries connected via Zoom.
On Saturday, we had three sessions attended by 74 adults and 21 children. On Sunday, we had a congregation of 84 adults and 26 children.
The speakers encouraged the saints to be disciples as they referred to our father’s teachings and books. Apostle Steve Simukai prophesied that Schengen region shall witness growth in the times to come. We ought to be ready to expand. Glory to Jesus!
On Saturday evening, we had a powerful deliverance session where we witnessed many people being healed from chest pains, headaches, and various infirmities.
On Sunday, the Go Quickly, Girls of Quality and VIPs had their own session with Dr La-Verne. A powerful word was shared for the combined service on Sunday. Many people continued to receive miracles and were refreshed. We also had time for choirs from different nations. It was such a joyous time we had as all nations were aiming for 1st position. The nations were also spoiled with some gifts from our guest speakers.
We give glory to our Lord Jesus Christ, the God of our father, EH Guti, for enabling us to have a successful Big Weekend. Thank you for your prayers

CARIBBEAN & GUYANA

In Guyana they had a Legacy Big Sunday, saints of God came together, several choirs from various groups sang, and the day also featured ordination of new elders and the appointment of new deacons. People received their deliverance and among their four visitors – three accepted Jesus as their personal Saviour. While in Belize, their National Missions Monday concluded with all 3 assemblies meeting on zoom and they were encouraged to continue working missions. Pastor Victory Makonese and Pastor James shared the word during the week and a baby was dedicated over the weekend. In Nevis they are so grateful to God and thankful for the prayers of the saints. The week of prayer and fasting gave them a breakthrough as their request for land was finally approved by the government. Glory God. Their numbers continue to gradually increase including those in St Kitts who join online and the joy in believers increases daily as they experience the goodness of being in the Kingdom of God. In the Dominican Republic their Sunday service went well and they are asking for our prayers for many souls to come to the Lord and for the peace in Israel. Let us continue to pray for the region.

THAILAND

We owe a debt of gratitude to the God of Ezekiel for His mercies which endure forever! This week was a week of prayer and fasting and we met daily to intercede for our lives and the work of God. There was an average attendance of 30 people per service and different speakers were used mightily to encourage us. On Sunday, we had an attendance of 67 people, with 23 meeting onsite. We had one visitor who recently relocated to Thailand. Bible study which was very interactive, was led by elder Melody and elder Zinyandu later taught the word powerfully. Some testimonies:
One lady testified how she had unwittingly delayed her housing registration by almost a month and was supposed to pay a large sum of money as a fine, but she went to the immigration in faith and it was resolved without her paying anything.
Another person testified how God is opening many opportunities to make money because she has been tithing faithfully.
One other person was thanking God for a job after waiting for a long time without a breakthrough and another person spoke about how they recently got a contract renewal for a period longer than they usually give. Glory to God.
Thank you for continuing to pray for us as we pray for you.

MAURITIUS

We express our gratitude to the God of our father, as we witness His blessings in Mauritius. The ladies ministry ended October with an educative and interactive online breast cancer awareness event. On the Saturday, the ladies continued with a refreshing lunch date outing coupled with a teaching and 13 ladies were in attendance. November commenced with a dedicated week of prayer and fasting, during which several pastors shared encouraging messages, uplifting the church community. Last Thursday MOI had a morning 5km run, as they foster a spirit of fellowship and oneness and 6 enthusiastic men participated. On Sunday, our Pastors shared a life transforming word. We were blessed with an attendance of 41 adults and 8 children. Your continued prayers and support are deeply appreciated.

CAMEROON

Douala

Praises unto the God of our father Apostle Ezekiel H. Guti. Cameroun Douala had a power packed week with our mid week activities continuing and culminated with a super big Sunday. 43 people (22 adults, 21 Children, 6 were visitors) attended our second ever big Sunday. We are seeing the hand of God as He is increasing us day by day. All the ministries presented from CE, young adults, ladies and MOI. Our MC was from child evangelism. There was great joy as the church presented its first ever project, pulpit. Powerful praise and worship, the place was filled with the presence of God. After Bible study a powerful word was shared by Elder Barnabus. We continued with our culture of fellowship after the Sunday service. We are praying for a bigger place of worship and for the church registration.

Ebolowa

Glory to the God of our father Apostle Ezekiel H. Guti. We thank the Lord for a blessed week. Our midweek services continued. 22 people attended Sunday service, 4 visitors. After Bible study there was great joy in the church as we praised and worshipped our God. A powerful message was shared by our resident pastor.

CHAD

We continue to give honour and glory to the God of our father Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti for His mighty hand and favour upon our nation Chad through our Missionaries Johannes and Tracy Danga Kativhu. We are experiencing the great grace of the God of our father every week as He is bringing us many souls. This week we had our Monday prayers and a powerful Friday’s night prayers. One youth member surprised the church by bringing his carpentry tools and nicely renovated and extended our place of Worship, the project that the whole church was planning to contribute and raise money for its renovation. We had a powerful Sunday service which was attended by 78 people. We had powerful testimonies of what God is doing in the lives of people, that includes, the love of God they are experiencing in this ministry, the healings and deliverance happening. We had choirs, powerful praise and worship which was the subject our missionary Johannes taught at bible study. One man testified seeing in a vision many people coming to FIF Church Chad including Moslems. We are continuing thanking the FIF International family for your prayers which you are praying for our nation, for God spared us from the floods this elapsed rain season .

MBUYA DORCAS HOSPITAL

We want to thank God for the successful October Breast cancer awareness month, the MDH health team led by Matron Lister managed to visit over 16 ZAOGA /FIF provinces around Zimbabwe namely Kadoma, Kwekwe, Gweru, Bulawayo and surrounding provinces in Harare, Norton and Chitungwiza. Notably, Westgate had the highest number of delegates, 800 women attended. Their session as accompanied by a powerful word by their Overseer Shami Chakombera on Forgiveness as we work home Talents, several ladies were delivered from the spirit of anti-marriage, unforgiveness and the healing session was done by Evangelist Maziriri 20 ladies were healed from several illnesses. MDH also covered NMB Bank branches in several towns and Airport Companies of Zimbabwe with good turn out, we thank the God of Ezekiel. 3419 ladies were screened among them 330 had confirmed breast problems. In all the Provinces visited by our health team some of the ladies who discovered breast problems were helped through our Hospital CEO Dr Nyamayaro, General surgeon Dr Runodada and Dr Matsa our Gynaecologist. Surgical Removals of breast lumps and breasts were done to over 15 ladies successfully. We give glory to God, these operations are still underway for those affected “Early detection saves life, Get screened today for Breast Cancer its real.”

RWANDA

We want to thank God of our father Prof E.H. Guti for the great work in Rwanda. We had Go Quickly prayer retreat from the 27 to 29 October 2023. It was life transforming since it was mainly based on Isaiah 58. Ladies experienced spiritual revival as they testified. Deliverance and healings also took place. The prayer retreat ended with breast cancer awareness program.
Ladies appreciated the teachings on health issues and requested to have more of health teachings.This last Sunday the 6th of November, we had a bishop’s big Sunday. The church bought a car for her use in her office. We presented the car and other gifts of love to her. The church was in a jovial mood and everyone was proud to belong to this church. Our bishop was also very thankful for what the church did for her. Our bishop Chantal Bore Nkurunziza preached powerfully on, ” Work of the Holy Spirit in a believer.” People were prayed for to receive the Holy Spirit. 2 people repented. In attendance we were: 67 adults and 42 children.
We glorify God for the growth of His church here in Rwanda.

BOTSWANA

Block 8 region in Gaborone Botswana held a powerful worship night and tribute to the Founder and Apostle, Archbishop Prof Ezekiel H. Guti. The worship night, which was spearheaded by our Praise and Worship team under Pastor Evangelist Gift Leburu was also graced by the local invited gospel artists, St Onai Gudza, Psalmist Moruakgomo, and our very own Elder Zodack Chikoto. A jubilant crowd of 344 comprising of our CE, thrilled congregates with melodious spirit-filled songs and dances. Members were dressed in the famous purple and white colours many of which were our church regalia. To conclude the night, our Overseer Evangelist E. Mapfumo prayed for people, many were delivered from various ailments. Local elders and some church members who had stopped coming to church since COVID-19 time came for the first time. God called His own people back through the worship night. We are so thankful to the God of our father Ezekiel who has brought spiritual revival in our lives.

ZAMBIA

We give glory to the God of our father Ezekiel who enabled us to host our first ever Music Conference which was held from 2nd to 4th November, 2023. The Praise Teams and choirs gathered at Ezekiel Guti International Revival Centre (Kabwata), to receive teachings on Salvation, Character and Deliverance. Many people were delivered and filled with the Holy Spirit. Glory be to God for such a life transforming conference.

ZIMBABWE

Single Women

Single Women Ministry held a historic International Conference at Ezekiel Guti International Conference Center Zimbabwe from the 12th to the 15th October 2023 with a record attendance of up to 2 000 delegates on Sunday. Our radio advertisement with Capitalk, a Zimbabwe popular radio station resulted in attendance of single women from various walks of life and denominations. The Secretary General Apostle Mishael Nyambo and Pastor Leticia were the main speakers along with Pastor Mary Msiza and Pastor Carol Guti. Our father Apostle Dr. Joseph Joe Guti spoke powerfully on the covenant emphasizing that the ministry
was built on this covenant. The climax was when our mother Apostle Dr. Eunor Guti came into the auditorium. Before she stood to speak, there was a strong condensation of the Spirit of God whereby a lot of prophesy was recorded, healing, deliverance and counselling took place.
Our mother Apostle Dr. Eunor Guti strongly reiterated on living a Kingdom Life and giving to God. She emphasized that our money is in the Kingdom of God and encouraged us to live a Kingdom life style. Mhamha launched a new “sub-ministry” which will run under Single Women Ministry for Pastors who are widowed. The purpose of this sub-ministry will look into the needs of Pastors who are widowed. 26 people rededicated their lives to God. We thank you all for your prayers and support.

Manicaland

In obedience to the guidance received from our father Archbishop E.H Guti that the men’s ministry hold the wiseman conferences at zonal level in 2023, Manicaland zone managed to hold its first wiseman conference from the 26th – 29th of October 2023, which saw attendance rising from 250 men on the 1st day to 470 men on the last day. The powerful panel of Speakers who included Bishop Moses Mlambo, Engineer Peter Mbada (Botswana), Advocate Arthur Marara, Pastor Edward Zimbili and Pastor Petros Dope among others shared on various topics that men deal with on a day-to-day basis which ranged from Running Successful Businesses, Man & His Sexuality, Man & His Wife, Raising Children in the 21st century and The Legal Perspective. Great deliverance took place and on the last day 3 men gave their lives to Christ. We are grateful to the God of our Father for allowing us as Manicaland to move in this great vision.

Pumula North

We give glory and honour to the God of our father E. H. Guti who allowed the ZAOGA on campus ( ZOC) NUST ministry to hold a crusade in Pumula north district from 27-29 October. Working under the guidance of the district pastors Modreck and Faith Ruhonde, a team of 35 ZOC NUST students conducted door to door witnessing for 2 days and open air crusade during the night which saw 122 people give their lives to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. A child with a sleeping condition was prayed for and healed, an old man who had struggle walking for 4 years was prayed for and was left at a better position than He was before. Also a Holy Spirit session was conducted on Sunday the last day and 4 people were baptised in the Holy Spirit.

Murewa

Glory to the God of Ezekiel, who has allowed us to have a power-packed crusade during the 30 Days of the month of October with the Evangelist Shakespeare Munemo. The crusade took place in three different places, namely Matututu, Dandara, and finished off at Murewa Local Mother church. The evangelist and team pitched their tent for 10 days in each place. The total number of attendees ranged from 120 to 400 people all in all. 256 people gave their lives to Christ, 144 people were water baptized by the evangelist. 3 people were healed instantly from Asthma and many others were delivered from evil spirits and healed from various ailments. We thank God for our Overseer C and R Matirira for spearheading this event together with the October breakthrough prayer whereby as a province we were fasting and praying the whole month meeting for prayer in our respective places everyday 4am to 5am and 6.30 pm to 7.30pm we experienced the power of God as people were being set free from spirits that follow bloodline. The church has been endowed with the spirit of prayer believers are full of joy and they have been revived. All the glory and honour be given to the God of Ezekiel.

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 the victory He gives her. Thanking God for the continued success of the mission in Chitungwiza.
  2. 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.
  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 Schengen Seminar and Big Sunday held in Hannover, Germany held this past weekend.
  5. Thanking God for the Regional Seminar & Big Sunday to be held in Edmonton, Alberta Canada from November 10-12, 2023. May God anoint the speakers and enable the people to attend.
  6. Thanking God that ZEGU and the Mbuya Dorcas Hospital (MDH) continues to excel and that the vision is fulfilled as God gave to His servant Ezekiel.
  7. Thanking God for His intervention in the Mount Pleasant Heights church issue. May God give His people victory.
  8. 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 as God watches over His people. Thank God that He protected the people in Chad during their past rainy season.
  9. 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.
  10. 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, Slovakia, and Poland.
  11. 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?
We preach the full gospel of Jesus Christ followed by signs and wonders. This is the secret of the Book of Acts. They preached the full gospel with, Christ being centred.
They were anointed and filled with the Holy Spirit.
They knew the power and their authority to use the name ]esus.
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
[email protected] | www.fifmi.org

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