Prayer Points: Redeemed by the Blood of Jesus

by Dr. Omobukola Olaoye | The God Who Directs the Lives of His Creatures is doing a New Thing in Me this Year! Rom 13:1-5; Nehemiah 1

March 2019 Prayer Points
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is LORD,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Thanksgiving

  1. Proverbs 16:9-11 – Give glory to our living God who has the final say. It is He who directs the path of individuals and makes a person’s heart desires come true. Praise Him who establishes authority on earth.
  2. Acts 17: 27-31 – Thank Him, who is not far from us, the one in whom we live, move, and have our being. Thank Him who gives us the opportunity to repent and be saved, if you are saved. If not, you can believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, right now.
  3. Job 12:9-13 – Praise God of wisdom, power, counsel and understanding whose does wonders here on earth. Give glory to our God whom we can trust for direction and guidance.
  4. Psalm 29:1-11 – Ascribe Glory to our God is enthroned in heaven and on earth. Our God whose voice will speak a new thing in your life and in nations this year.


IN CHRIST ALONE – Written and recorded by Tilly Harder (YouTube)

Prayers

  1. Exodus 18:21-25 – That the Lord will help us obey Him (as individuals, families, church, and nation) to choose:(Nehemiah 1: 1-11)
    1. Able men – physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, academically, and spiritually with sound mind who are genuinely concerned about the people and are ready to lead our homes, jobs, church, and nation.
    2. God fearing men who will pray for the people and allow Christians to worship and serve God freely. Not men like Pharaoh or Ahab who deprived men from serving God and caused their nations to serve idols.
    3. Trustworthy men who will serve whole heartedly. Not men who will sell out their people because due to corruption, but men who will fight corruption and injustice on all levels in truth.
  2. Exodus 18:13-20 – That the Lord will change our situations for good this year (at home, work, church, and the nation), as He makes us men and women full of wise counsel, and as He helps us respond to His call to be burden-lifters like Jethro.
  3. 1 John 5:14 – Finish today’s prayers by thanking God for answering all your prayers.

Pray that even though you try to do everything in your own strength the best way possible, you still fall short of God’s Holy standard  – but you know that in Christ your sins that were scarlet have been washed white as snow – through Jesus cleansing blood.

Dr. (Mrs.) Omobukola Olaoye
Dr. Omobukola Olaoye is a Home Healthcare Quality & Management Consultant; Administrator for A Premium Healthcare Solution, Financial Director of ECWA USA DCC.



Praise & Prayer, March 2019

PRAISE & PRAYER, MARCH 2019

Prayer/Counseling hotline: 08033673654, 08051614880
E-mail: prayerpromotion@emsofecwa.org
Website: www.emsofecwa.org
Brethren, pray for us (1 Thess. 5:25)
WEEK ONE – FOCUS IS ON PRAISE/THANKSGIVING
FROM HOME AND CROSS-BOARDER MISSION FIELDS
“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.” Psalm 147:5
 
FRIDAY 1STThe journey through the month of February for us as a ministry has been sweet and smooth; praise God for His sustaining grace and mercies that have kept us thus far.

SATURDAY 2ND Praise God for the safe trip granted to Rev. Amah Ishaku to Nigeria and back to Mali on the need to raise funds for the Mali mission project. Also praise God for the comfort He is granting the family over the demise of his father-in-law.

SUNDAY 3RD Praise God for the safe arrival of the new Regional Coordinator of Far North Region, Rev. Adamu Dutse, to his new region and for a safe trip in his visit to all the DCC offices. Ask God to grant wisdom and new strategies to him and the missionaries working in this region on how to move the work forward.

NOTE WE ARE FASTING TOMORROW

FIRST (1ST) MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH IS TO BE OBSERVED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY AS EMS PRAYER AND FASTING DAY. THEREFORE, ALL EMS ARMS, MISSIONARIES, OFFICE STAFF, PRAYER PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS SHOULD PLEASE ENDEAVOR TO JOIN THE EMS INTERNATIONAL HEAD OFFICE IN PRAYERS. WE JOIN FAITH AND TRUST GOD IN ONE ACCORD WITH BRETHREN AROUND THE WORLD FOR:

  • A STEADY AND FRUITFUL GROWTH OF THE WORK OF MISSIONS.
  • PEACE AND THE SALVATION OF NATIONS.
  • REVIVAL AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH OF THE CHURCH.

OUR COOPERATE PRAYER TIME AT THE HEAD OFFICE IS 8-9AM, 12-1PM, AND 3-4 PM RESPECTIVELY. YOU CAN JOIN US IN PRAYERS WHEREVER YOU MAY BE AT THOSE TIMES OR MAKE OUT TIME OF YOUR OWN CONVENIENCE AS YOU ARE LED BY GOD. PLEASE, JUST BE SURE TO PRAY ALONG AS YOU FAST.

MONDAY 4TH Praise God for using Pastor Samaila Sarki who dug a well in his mission station. This well has become the only source of clean drinking water in the community. To save this well from collapsing, he is in need of seven bags of cement to ring the well for longer lasting usage. Ask the Lord to grant opening for this need to be met.

TUESDAY 5TH Praise God for the new primary and nursery school in Sabon Gida; we thank God for the pupils who have enrolled. Pray that the school will be a channel of winning souls to Christ.

WEDNESDAY 6TH Praise God for the rescue of our dear Pastor Bulus Moses, who was kidnapped and taken to an unknown destination. He was also given poison to drink after which he was to be killed, but the Lord stepped in and he was miraculously rescued from the hands of the enemy. He is currently doing fine and is healthy. Praise God!

THURSDAY 7THPraise God for sparing the life of Rev. Danjuma A. Attah, the Central DCC Coordinator, who was involved in an accident on 28/1/2019, pray for speedy healing to the injury on his knee.

FRIDAY 8TH Praise God for the family of Mr. & Mrs. Jeremiah Di’las who donated 54 bags of grains, 27 for EMS Children School Lakweme and 27 for missionaries of Gombe DCC. The family of Mr. & Mrs. Ezra Amos gave us 22 bags of grains, 10 for EMS Children School Lakweme and 12 for missionaries in Gombe DCC. Ask the Lord to reward them and to increase grace on them also.

SATURDAY 9TH Praise God for the payment of Rev. Kanawa’s accommodation in Niger Republic by ECWA Wuse 2, Abuja Nigeria. Ask the Lord to bless this church for their commitment to ECWA/EMS mission in Niger Republic.

WEEK TWO FOCUS IS ON EMS HOME MISSION FIELDS

But He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose.” Luke 4:43

SUNDAY 10TH EMS MANAGEMENT Continue to pray for protection and favor for EMS Management Team as they consult people and organizations for partnership and support of EMS.

MONDAY 11TH EMS BOARD MEMBERS Praise God for His sustaining grace on EMS board members through the 1st quarter of the year. Ask that they enjoy sound health and safety in all their trips in this month.

TUESDAY 12TH EMS SUPPORTERS Pray for God’s blessings on their families. Pray for their own spiritual lives, that they would grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. Pray that they would be encouraged and supported in any area of their needs. Pray that their own lives would reflect the gospel to those around them.

WEDNESDAY 13TH ECWA EXECUTIVES Pray that the ECWA EXECUTIVE will be committed to the making of faithful disciples and raising quality leaders rather than seeking prosperity and numerical growth; also pray that they will stay committed to the Great Commission.

THURSDAY 14TH ECWA MINISTERS/STAKEHOLDERS Ask the Lord to grant ECWA Ministers/Stakeholders a repentant spirit so they may be an instrument that ushers in God’s blessing for the church and this nation.

FRIDAY 15TH EMS MUSLIM OUTREACH UNIT Pray that the Christian youths in Nigeria will go back to the ancient landmark to experience Christ afresh. Ask God to fill their hearts with the knowledge of His glory and give them a zeal for strategic missions to the unreached. Ask the Lord to increase strength on Rev. Dr. Shaba Adams, the coordinator of this unit, as he prepares the 2019 prayer booklet.

SATURDAY 16TH FAR NORTH – KATSINA DCC Ask the Lord to grant wisdom to EMS to raise new supporters and donors in this region.

  • The EMS missionary at Miga is living in Jahu, which is far from the church; it is about 32 Kilometers away. He is in dire need of a motorcycle to meet up with the challenging ministry needs.
  • Ask the Lord to grant wisdom on all ministers in this region to foster a good working relationship between EMS and the DCCs in the region.

WEEK THREE FOCUS IS ON EMS HOME MISSION FIELDS

But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts. 1 Thessalonians 2:4

SUNDAY 17TH EMS HOUSE OF HOPE Appreciate God for sustaining the children in all the homes under “EMS HOUSE OF HOPE” – GIDAN BEGE around the country and for provision of their school needs. Pray for the grace of God to abound on the staff there to bring the children up in the way of the Lord.

MONDAY 18TH CENTRAL REGION – GARKI Praise God for 20 new EMS supporters in this region. Ask the Lord to grant them grace and provisions to allow them to stay committed to supporting the work of EMS.

TUESDAY 19TH FAR NORTH WEST REGION- KEBBI Ask the Lord to intervene over the security challenge faced by Maikujeri Mission Station Zamfara, which has resulted in the residents vacating the community. As a result, the missionary has been relocated to a new mission station, which for security reasons is not mentioned here. Ask the Lord to grant wisdom on the missionary as he begins work in this new station.

WEDNESDAY 20TH NORTH WEST REGION – KADUNA Pray for the protection of missionaries and other Christian workers, particularly in areas where it is dangerous to preach the Gospel. Pray also for wisdom and fresh anointing from the Holy Spirit for the new Regional Coordinator, Rev. Yahaya Bungule, to serve. Pray that ministers of the Gospel in Kaduna, especially ECWA ministers will develop divine love for the unreached.

THURSDAY 21ST MID CENTRAL REGION- KAGORO Appreciate God for His grace and protection upon the Regional Coordinator and the missionaries in this region with their families. Ask Him to renew their strength and help them to achieve their annual goals. Pray for all that they need to remain in His will this year and beyond.

FRIDAY 22ND EMS SOUTH NORTH WEST REGION Ask God to protect missionaries in this new region with their families and to grant them boldness, wisdom and utterance to mobilize the churches under this region for missions support.

SATURDAY 23RD SOUTH NORTH EAST REGION – JALINGO Pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the missionaries working among unreached people groups in the region. Pray for an increase in their love and passion for the work. Pray that their faith will remain firm and that tent-making will not be a distraction to them.

WEEK FOUR FOCUS ON CROSS-BORDERS MISSION FIELDS

Luke 4:43
But He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose.”

SUNDAY 24TH CROSS BORDERS CRITICAL NEEDS EMS is still trusting God for the sum of about N854m that is urgently needed for various critical Cross Borders Projects. Let’s not relent in praying for this need.

MONDAY 25TH BENIN REPUBLIC Praise God for-the progress of the ministry in Benin Republic!

  • Praise God for the intervention regarding the long-awaited issue of unauthorized church land in Benin Republic. The issue has been resolved to the glory of God.
  • Pray for God’s provision for the support of one of Revd. Amos’ disciples who has volunteered to stay in Aglansa, a targeted area for the mission work.
  • Pray that God will provide for EMS of ECWA so that more missionaries can be sent to Benin Republic.

TUESDAY 26TH ECWA MALI Plead with God to remove every barrier keeping some Malians from accepting Christ.

  • Pray that the people will fully understand that they must forsake all other gods if they desire to call Jesus “Lord”.
  • Keep praying along with us for the 5000 bags of grains project provision among the 21 Dogon villages (not enough rains and the communal crisis had stopped many from going to their farms).
  • Keep praying for the 26 children who said the salvation prayer on 2/12/18, in Mali to understand God’s complete package of salvation and keep them safe from enemy attacks and strong when faced with persecution.

WEDNESDAY 27TH GAMBIAPraise God for a new convert from Senegal’s border who is a custom officer through the outreach of Pastor Francis Mingou and his team. The team also showed the Jesus film in Touba, Senegal and 17 people gave their lives to Christ!!! Thank God and ask HIm to sustain them in faith.

THURSDAY 28TH ECWA REPUBLIC OF GHANA Praise God for a fruitful follow-up program among the converts in Northern Ghana by Pastor Simon Danasai; ask the Lord to increase upon him discernment as he disciples these new converts.

  • The church in Tamale is experiencing a good turnout of believers as about 80 people now meet to fellowship as a church to the glory of God. Ask the Lord to sustain this growth and to open doors of resources for this young growing church to have its own structure. The house where they meet to worship no longer accommodates them!

FRIDAY 29TH ECWA NIGER REPUBLIC Pray for the completion process of the registration of ECWA Niger Republic.

  • Pray for Pastor & Mrs. Lawrence Nuhu serving at Kukan Kwadl, Niger Republic to be fruitful as they reach out to the nationals/indigenous people in Jesus’ name.

SATURDAY 30TH ECWA ZAMBIA Praise God for the take-off of a new prayer house in Kafuwe Township near Lusaka; ask for grace on the missionary as they put up strategies to ensure this mission station stands.

  • Ask that God should give the Zambian field indigenous volunteers who are patient and have a willing heart to serve God.

SUNDAY 31ST ECWA MALAWI Praise God for the efforts of the Fellowship Bible Church (FBC), U.S.A in their partnership with ECWA Malawi and for the series of trainings, materials and visits they often embark on to ensure its sustenance. Ask that the Lord will provide the Malawi field with a bus which will cost N3.5million Naira.

THANK YOU FOR PRAYING WITH US THROUGH THE THIRD MONTH OF THE YEAR 2019. MAY THE LORD RENEW YOUR STRENGTH AND ALSO INCREASE UPON YOU GRACE AS YOU CONTINUE WITH US IN THIS PARTNERSHIP. SHALOM!!!



Children of God: It’s Time to Take Action

by Ven. Dr B.U. Okafor | “Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning. And rend your heart and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.”

As the election draws nearer, I want to dwell on the dangerous situation into which Nigeria is sliding, especially the church. If care is not taken the church will soon slide into similar situation like that of the children of ancient Israel in the days of Pharaoh in Egypt; when they were dangerously and mightily oppressed by Pharaoh and his chariots, to the point where they even had to cast their male children into the rivers. In those days, it was dangerous to be called an Israelite or a Jew.

The church in Nigeria is sliding dangerously into such days as the days of Pharaoh, the days of Herod, and the days of the Antichrist. But God has promised us, the church and the whole nation, deliverance. This promise is in 2 Chron. 7:14: where God says, “if my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, I the Lord will hear from heaven and forgive their sins, and heal their land.

God will hear and heal Nigeria and His people if: 

  1. They humble themselves. Don’t be so proud. Many Nigerians are living in one sin or another: fornication, adultery, covetousness, greed, worldliness, etc. Why not humble thyself?
  2. They pray for the poor and needies instead of for themselves for more worldly treasures.
  3. Nigerians need to sought the face of the Lord, to know what pleases Him. They have not sought His kingdom-enlargement on earth, nor His righteousness. Rather, self-interest has consumed many of them.
  4. They turn away from their wicked ways. Instead they have oppressed the poor, prayed for the death of their enemies, and have not preached the gospel of Christ like the Apostles. They have not shone the light of God’s righteousness and mercy in this world. Rather they have been bitter, hard at work competing with the rest of the world. There is barely any difference between Christians and non-Christians these days.

Now Nigeria is heating up right and left with the persecution of the church; and it looks as if things are going to get worse. The devil has really come down to persecute the nation at large and especially churches in Nigeria. But the worst thing is the attitude of the children of God at a time like this. I am troubled that many children of God have neither curbed their extravagant life-style nor diminish their preaching of material prosperity and breakthrough messages, which have made many of the saints covetous and worldly. Even many of the great leaders have not sobered down their life-styles to reflect the doctrine of Christ, which is soberness and righteousness and truth which leads to godliness.

Many Believers have not preached the message that will bring true repentance to unbelievers and to the flock of God. Many have not diminished the flamboyance of their tempestuous life-styles, nor humbled themselves with sober living as true servants of Christ.

Many believers do not live in peace with their fellow saints and christians, and have not forgiven one another, and have set themselves on the war-path with other Christians. And because of this, at this critical hour, the church of God cannot come together to pray and humble ourselves, and corporately repent before God. Therefore, how can we fulfill 2 Chron 7:14 in our days?

Dear Brethren, this is an urgent appeal to the children of God. Do you not see the handwriting on the wall? Do you not see the days of Pharaoh are here? Do you not see that Herod is arising to oppress the church? Do you think it is impossible that you might be compelled to renounce your faith, or go into hiding to preserve your life? You may be saying “God forbid”, and I also say so. But do you know that God expects us to do something now to avert that disgrace and disaster?

We are appealing to all the ministers from various congregations to examine their ways. Times like this call for reflecting, soberness, and repentance. Preach righteousness, truth and soberness. Preach the word of God as well as hellfire. Turn your people back to God through Holy sober preaching and living a life of righteousness and truth. These are not the times for prosperity preaching and celebration. These are the days to actively seeking the Lord God and His Son, until He comes to deliver His people!

Fear God, all you congregations of God. Turn your lives to Christ. Don’t be boastful and flamboyant in your sinful lives. Repent now, and seek God’s help in these perilous times. Be sober, be just, be humble, and repent from your sins…..for the Lord is patiently waiting to show you mercy even in these evil days. Remember we are living in the prophesied perilous times of 2 Tim 3:1-17.

Let us go back to 2 Chron 7:14. Let us humble ourselves and pray. Let us seek the face of the Lord. Ask the Holy Spirit of God to show us our sins, and as He shows us, let us also ask Him to grant us repentance. Let us repent from all our diverse sins, and as we seek God’s forgiveness, let us also forgive those who have offended us in any way. As you forgive others, you will also receive forgiveness and healing.

Beloved, if you are in Nigeria at this time and you are discerning, you don’t need prophet Jonah or Isaiah or Jeremiah to tell you that we are in evil times. Unless we earnestly seek the Lord now, we are all in danger of being devoured by the devourer. Critical times requires critical measures.

Therefore, I am inviting you to join us in one week prayer and fasting for repentance and revival for the church and for the nation of Nigeria:

Date: Saturday, February 9th to  Friday, February 15th 2019
Time: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm daily

If you love the Lord Jesus and cherish your faith, and I know you do, we appeal to you to join us in this fasting and prayer. It is a nation-wide event.

You will pray with your family anywhere around the world in the peaceful surrounding of your home. Do it earnestly with sincerity, as unto the Lord. Please, whenever possible, involve your churches as well.

The prayers are for repentance for all our sins, for faith towards God, to seek God’s help and His intervention for the church and for the nation; for peaceful elections on Saturday, February 16, 2019, and that God will deliver the Nigeria from Satan’s desires and schemes from bloodshed and violence.

Pray also for our leaders that God will deliver them from evil, that they will only do God’s will, and have the interests of the masses at heart. Pray that from 2019 elections will emerge a God fearing individual with interest of the church and nation at heart, a man of righteousness.

Pray for the ministers of God to arise to do righteousness and to preach the whole truth of the gospel, not a white-washed superficial gospel of material prosperity without holiness. And pray that righteousness and peace shall cover Nigeria (Prov. 14:34). And remember to pray for yourself and your household that God will preserve you from all evil and unto His everlasting kingdom.

This is an appeal to the entire Body of Christ (the church) in Nigeria. Let us all corporately, fervently and earnestly seek the Lord’s help, and see what He will do for the church, and for the nation of Nigeria. Please do not wait to be reminded because there may not be reminders. But we shall all fast and pray. Pray as if everything depended on your personal prayers. Above all, do not forget to register and vote.

This is non-denominational. It is God speaking to you to do the right thing now for the Christians in Nigeria and for a peaceful nation. These are perilous times, indeed!

Let us arise and do the right thing. You will never regret that you sought the help of the Lord at such a critical time in the history of Nigeria. Pray without ceasing.

Let us now all take up the admonition of prophet Joel in Joel 2:12-20:

“Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning. And rend your heart and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Who knoweth if he will return and repent…?

Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly; gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children and those that suck the breasts; let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, “Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thy heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them; wherefore should they say among the people, where is their God?’

Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people…”

Thank you for arising to pray, fast and vote during the General elections on February 16, 2019 to elect the President and the National Assembly. It is very necessary and urgent now!

Ven. Dr B.U. Okafor, National Evangelism Christian Outreach (NECO) Inc. – 15 Emenike Street, Mile One, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Connect via necoportcity@yahoo.com.



Prayer Points: Jesus is Here Right Now

by Dr. Omobukola Olaoye | Our God Who does What Pleases Him is doing a New Thing in Me this Year! (I Kings 17:1-24)

February 2019 Prayer Points
Jesus is here right now to set you free and give you peace of mind that you cannot find anywhere else. All you have to do is surrender all to Him for the Salvation of your soul.

Thanksgiving

  1. Psalms 115:1-3 – Give glory to our living God who is the source of all blessings. It is He who brings rain and makes rain cease. He sits in heaven and rules in the affairs of men. Praise Him whose love and faithfulness endures forever.
  2. Ephesians 1:3 – Thank Him, who is not only the source of our physical blessings but also the source of our spiritual blessings in His Son Jesus Christ. Thank Him for the Salvation of your soul, if you are saved. If not, ask Jesus to be your righteousness, now. He is here.
  3. Psalms 103:1-5 – Praise God who is the forgiver of our sin, our healer and our redeemer.
  4. 1 Chronicles 29:12 – Thank God in whom lies all the power to bless and do a new thing in your life this year.

Prayers

  1. Genesis 22:1-14 – That the Lord will (Vs. 2-16)
    a) make you obedient to His commands.
    b) provide for your needs regardless of how impossible your needs might be this year.
    c) also make you a source of unending blessing to those in need, regardless of what you have this year.
  2.  2 Chronicles 4:8&9 – That the Lord will deliver you (and your loved ones) from all challenges that may come your way this year in the course of serving God (Vs 17-24).
  3. Jeremiah 33:3 – Finish today’s prayers by thanking God for answering all your prayers.

Pray that God who reigns in His mercy will bring us to that table where those that are saved in Jesus Christ will feast forever in His heavenly Kingdom, now and forever.

Dr. (Mrs.) Omobukola Olaoye
Dr. Omobukola Olaoye is a Home Healthcare Quality & Management Consultant; Administrator for A Premium Healthcare Solution, Financial Director of ECWA USA DCC.



Praise & Prayer, February 2019

PRAISE & PRAYER, FEBRUARY 2019

Prayer/Counseling hotline: 08033673654, 08051614880
E-mail: prayerpromotion@emsofecwa.org
Website: www.emsofecwa.org
Brethren, pray for us (1 Thess. 5:25)
WEEK ONE – FOCUS IS ON PRAISE/THANKSGIVING
FROM HOME AND CROSS-BOARDER MISSION FIELDS
“Praise the Lord, all people on earth, praise his glory and might.” (1 Chronicles 16:28)

FRIDAY 1ST
Praise God for His sustaining grace and mercies that have kept us through the 1st month of theyear. Let’s keep praying that the Gospel will accelerate and yield hundred-fold and that through us the knowledge of the glory of God will spread wide among men this year and beyond.

SATURDAY 2ND
Praise God for sustaining the young church planted in Yelmene which was successfully weaned into a full Local Church under Kaltungo DCC.

SUNDAY 3RD
Togo has been a long-existing mission base with many mission stations in different areas of the country; praise God for the progress EMS has and is recording through the selfless efforts of its missionaries.

NOTE: WE ARE FASTING TOMORROW

FIRST (1ST) MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH IS TO BE OBSERVED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY AS EMS PRAYER AND FASTING DAY. THEREFORE, ALL EMS ARMS, MISSIONARIES, OFFICE STAFF, PRAYER PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS SHOULD PLEASE ENDEAVOR TO JOIN THE EMS INTERNATIONAL HEAD OFFICE IN PRAYERS. WE JOIN FAITH AND TRUST GOD IN ONE ACCORD WITH BRETHREN AROUND THE WORLD FOR A STEADY AND FRUITFUL GROWTH OF THE WORK OF MISSIONS, PEACE AND THE SALVATION OF NATIONS, FO R REVIVAL AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH OF THE CHURCH. OUR COOPERATE PRAYER TIME AT THE HEAD OFFICE IS 8-9AM, 12-1PM, AND 3-4 PM RESPECTIVELY. YOU CAN JOIN US IN PRAYERS WHEREVER YOU MAY BE AT THOSE TIMES OR MAKE OUT TIME OF YOUR OWN CONVENIENCE AS YOU ARE LED BY GOD. PLEASE, JUST BE SURE TO PRAY ALONG AS YOU FAST.

MONDAY 4TH
Praise God for a fruitful ministry of Rev. Yusuf Gyari who retired last year in December; ask that God will grant him rest even as he considers new ministry opportunities.

TUESDAY 5TH
Praise God for the provision of the sum of N400, 000 through the Wuse ii evangelism team for the purchase of a mission vehicle in the Republic of Togo. Ask for more of God’s grace and blessings on this donor.

WEDNESDAY 6TH
Praise God for the provision of a new motorcycle to Rev. Musa D. Mato by his supporter, Kano DCC Women’s Fellowship. Ask the Lord to bless the donors.

THURSDAY 7TH
Praise God for the family of Hassan in Niamey, Niger Republic, who gave their house to Rev. & Mrs. John Gada as a place for children to be discipled. Pray that food would be generously provided to feed the children meeting for the fellowship.

FRIDAY 8TH
Praise God for the provision of a pulpit, 10 plastic chairs and a banner with the church’s activities on it for ECWA Godomey, Benin Republic. Ask the Lord to bless the donors of these items.

SATURDAY 9TH
Praise God for the official inauguration program of SOUTH NORTH WEST REGION, the new EMS region. This new region is the 12th region of EMS. Ask the Lord to grant grace to Rev. Nehemiah Magaji, the new regional coordinator of this region, and the people he will be working with.

WEEK TWO – FOCUS IS ON EMS HOME MISSION FIELDS

But He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose. Luke 4:43

SUNDAY 10TH EMS MANAGEMENT

  • The EMS administrative office has embarked on a transfer of regional coordinators and an appointment of new ones.
  • Let’s not relent in praying for fresh grace, blessings, protection and daily strength upon the EMS Management Team as they work daily and travel to advocate Christ’s cause and provide leadership within Nigeria and abroad for the purpose of God’s mission around the world.

MONDAY 11TH EMS BOARD MEMBERS
Ask the Lord to help EMS board members to approach issues with an open, inquiring mind, free from prejudice, with their heart depending on the Holy Spirit for the strength to make hard decisions. Let’s not relent in asking the Lord to please keep EMS Board Members humble and dependent upon him to give them the perfect wisdom and direction that they need to strategize and advice EMS leadership on how to move the ministry forward.

TUESDAY 12TH EMS SUPPORTERS
Pray for God’s blessing on their families, as well as their own spiritualhealth. May our supporters grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Pray for their own spiritual lives, that they would grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. Pray that they would be encouraged and supported in any area of their needs. Pray that their own lives would reflect the gospel to those around them.

WEDNESDAY 13TH ECWA EXECUTIVES
Pray also for their pastoral work, that they would encourage and counsel the flock with wisdom and discernment. Pray for the stress they bear in their work and in carrying the weight of responsibility for our souls, that they would find rest in Christ. Pray that they would resist temptations to sin and depend wholly upon the grace of Christ.

THURSDAY 14TH
ECWA MINISTERS/STAKEHOLDERS Pray that they would preach the Word of truth, “beready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort with complete patience and teaching” (2Timothy 4:2). Pray that they would faithfully be committed to the work. Pray that they would equip the saints for the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:12).

EMS MUSLIM OUTREACH UNIT Pray that all those who have been transferred and appointed will turn out very effective in their new mission field and also pray for wisdom and favor as they relate with people at different levels in the course of their work.

FRIDAY 15TH

Pray for the hearts of Muslim Background Believers, that they would increase in their passion to love others and share the gospel. Pray for MBBs to remain steadfast and unwavering in their faith.

SATURDAY 16TH FAR NORTH – KATSINA DCC
Pray for missionaries who are working and laboring in difficult terrains in this region. Ask the lord to shield, guide and defend them and their families from every evil in 2019.

WEEK THREE – FOCUS IS ON EMS HOME MISSION FIELDS

But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts. 1 Thessalonians 2:4

SUNDAY 17TH NORTH CENTRAL REGION – JOS

Ask the Lord to intervene over the recent attacks on Nding community which has resulted to the burning of churches by Fulani herdsmen. Let’s not relent in praying forthe safety of our missionaries, especially in places often targeted for attacks.

MONDAY 18TH CENTRAL REGION – GARKI

  • Ask the Lord to grant Rev. Gambo Ayuba, the new Central Regional Coordinator, the favor, wisdom and grace to put up effective mission strategies for successful ministry in his region.
  • Ask the Lord to raise for Himself more supporters/partners in Shiroro, Niger /Delta, and Suleja DCCs.
  • Pray for EMS projects in Taiyu, Mararaba, Kubaidnapa, Bataron Jatau in Shiroro DCC.

TUESDAY 19TH FAR NORTH – KATSINA

  • Praise God for the life of Mr. Micah Yakubu in Katsina DCC who has committed himself to partner with EMS. Pray for the Lord to provide for him to continue in his partnership.
  • Pray also for a financial opening for the building projects at Gidan Soda, Gidan Boka, Gidan Suhu and Dandume mission stations.

WEDNESDAY 20TH NORTH WEST REGION – KADUNA
Ask the Lord to grant Rev. Bungule Yahaya, the new North West Regional Coordinator, the favor, wisdom and grace to put up effective mission strategies for ministry in his region.

THURSDAY 21ST MID CENTRAL REGION – KAGORO
Ask the Lord to sustain Ungwan Mamuda mission station, which has been weaned into a local church.

FRIDAY 22ND EMS SOUTH NORTH WEST REGION
Praise God for the success of the inauguration of this new region on the 9th of this month. Ask the Lord to grant grace to Rev. Nehemiah Magaji, the new Regional Coordinator of this region, to be able to coordinate this new region and also bring new influence and mission fulfillment.

SATURDAY 23RD SOUTH NORTH EAST REGION – JALINGO
Ask the Lord to grant wisdom to the new Taraba DCC executives and the new regional coordinator of this region; ask that they be mission-minded in carrying out the administrative responsibilities.

WEEK FOUR: FOCUS ON CROSS-BORDERS MISSION FIELDS

But He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose.” Luke 4:43

SUNDAY 24TH

CROSS BORDERS CRITICAL NEED EMS is still trusting God for the sum of about N854M that is urgently needed for various critical Cross Borders Projects. Please continue to pray for this need.

NIGER REPUBLIC Pray for missionaries in this country; many of them are currently faced with a food shortage due to unstable rainfall. Rev. Kanawa in Maradi, Niger Republic is planning a program for missionaries and their wives; ask the Lord to grant provisions to that effect.

MONDAY 25TH BENIN REPUBLIC

  • Pray for God’s provision for the support of Rev. Amos Disciple who has volunteered to stay in Aglansa, a targeted area for mission work.
  • Keep praying for provisions of funds for the sponsorship of Thibaut & Assogba Fami, who have decided to go to seminary with their families.

TUESDAY 26TH ECWA MALI
Praise God for bringing two more candidates for ECWA Mali to be prepared for theological training. Hamidou Guirou, Ezekiel Tessougue and Tenou Coro are among the university students studying English that we have been helping. Pray for funds to continue their theological training.

  • Keep praying along with us for 5,000 bags of grain; this project is for the 21 Dogon villages (not enough rain and the communal crisis stopped many from going to their farms).
  • Keep praying for the 26 children who said the salvation prayer on 2/12/18 in Mali to understand God’s complete package of salvation and to keep them safe and strong when faced with persecution.

WEDNESDAY 27TH GAMBIA
Apart from the theological seminary opened by Rev. Tanimu and his wife Favor- Tamar, an Early Childhood Development Center has also been opened, which God is using greatly in reaching more people, especially in the Barra community of The Gambia.

THURSDAY 28TH ECWA REPUBLIC OF GHANA
Ask the Lord to grant wisdom to our missionaries in Ghana for a good relationship with Ghanaians. Pray for the nationals to understand the vision and mission of ECWA and to be able to work according to the ministry standards.

THANK YOU FOR PRAYING WITH US THROUGH THE SECOND MONTH OF THE YEAR 2019. MAY THE LORD RENEW YOUR STRENGTH AND ALSO INCREASE UPON YOU GRACE AS YOU CONTINUE WITH US IN THIS PARTNERSHIP. SHALOM!!!



Pray for Democratic Elections, Standards & Monitoring in Nigeria on February 16th and March 2nd

by Joanna  Bogunjoko | As you may know, Leah, Alice and many others are still in Boko Haram’s captivity. Please continue to pray for their release. Rev. Gideon Para-Mallam has done a lot to raise prayers on their behalf and to reach out to the government to do more in getting them released. President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: The News (Nigeria)]

Happy New Year! I trust that you had a wonderful Christmas and a restful holiday season with family and friends. May we have a joy, peace, mercy and grace filled year 2019 and many more.

I would like to thank you all for your prayers for Nigeria, your guidance on who I need to connect with to see that justice is done and to see that the upcoming elections are monitored. God bless you all!

As you may know, Leah, Alice and many others are still in Boko Haram’s captivity. Please continue to pray for their release. Rev. Gideon Para-Mallam has done a lot to raise prayers on their behalf and to reach out to the government to do more in getting them released.

May I beseech you to please pray fervently for the upcoming Nigerian elections (Presidential on February 16th and Governorship on March 2nd). May He in His infinite mercies guide and direct the electorate so that they could cast their ballots rightly in order to elect a credible candidate.

See below a list of election monitoring agencies sent to me that you can implore to go and monitor the elections. I believe that as God used King Artaxerxes of Persia to help Nehemiah rebuild Israel and its walls, He can also use anyone to rebuild Nigeria.

May the Lord bless you all and meet your every need according to His riches in glory. Thank you very much for your support.


Election Monitoring Agents

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems
https://www.ifes.org/
IFES 2011 Crystal Drive 10th Floor,
Arlington, VA 22202
TEL 202.350.6700
FAX 202.350.6701

Democratic Elections and Standards, Monitoring Elections Carter Center https://www.cartercenter.org/peace/democracy/index.html
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone (404)420-5100 or (800)550-3560

National Democratic Institute (NDI)
https://www.ndi.org/what-we-do/elections
National Democratic Institute
455 Massachusetts Ave, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20001-2621
Phone: 202-728-5500
Fax: 888-875-2887

Westminster Foundation for Democracy
https://www.wfd.org/elections/
House, 11/19 Artillery Row
London SW1P 1RT
T +44 (0) 20 7799 1311

Christian Association of Nigeria
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/287734-2019-can-to-deploy-300-electoral-observers.html
National Christian Centre Central Area Abuja
P.M.B. 260 Garki
Abuja Nigeria
Email: info@canng.org
Phone: +234-806-081-6172
Mobile: +234-806-081-6172

African Union
https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2018/10/26/2019-au-to-deploy-election-observers-to-nigeria/
African Union Headquarters
P.O. Box 3243 | Roosvelt Street (Old Airport Area) | W21K19 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: (251) 11 551 77 00 | Fax:(251) 11 551 78 44 | Webmaster: webmaster@africa-union.org

European Commission
Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI)
Service for Foreign Policy Instruments
1049 Brussels.  Telephone: +32 2 584 11 11

Joshua and Joanna Bogunjoko

Joshua & Joanna Bogunjoko

Joanna Bogunjoko is the SIM’s Special Assistant to the International Director and Archives Assistant under the umbrella of SIM International Leadership and Services. She have served at three mission hospitals in West Africa and became full members of SIM in 2001.

 



Prayer Points

by Dr. Omobukola Olaoye | The River of Life is doing a New Thing in Me this Year! Ezekiel 47:1-12

January 2019 Prayer Points
The following prayer points, along with their corresponding Bible verses covers thanksgiving to the Lord and blessing unto others in 2019.

Thanksgiving
1. Thank God for the fountain of life through Jesus from whose side oozes forgiveness. Thank Him for the forgiveness of your sins. It is finished, Jesus said. (John 19:34) (There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood)

2. Thank God for the opportunity of drinking the water of life that truly quenches thirst. Thank God for the Salvation of your soul, if you are saved. If not, ask Jesus to save you now. He is here to answer your every needs. (John 4: 13-15)
3. Thank God because out of you, rivers of living water is flowing. (John 7:38)
4. Thank God that the waters of life did not swallow you in 2018. (Isaiah 43:2)

Prayers
5. Pray that the Lord will:

a) bless you with all manner of blessings
b) make you a source of blessing unto others
c) help you remain in the SOURCE of blessing, and
d) make you fruitful in 2019 for Him. (John 15:5)


6. Pray that the Lord will deliver you and your loved ones from all BUTS and every miry and marshy place throughout the year. (1 Chronicles 4:9-10)
7. We’re finishing today’s prayers by thanking God for answering our prayers. (John 14:14)

May these prayer points be a source of thanksgiving and blessing so that we may experience the loving kindness and deliverance of our Lord and Savior all year round.

Dr. (Mrs.) Omobukola Olaoye
Dr. Omobukola Olaoye is a Home Healthcare Quality & Management Consultant; Administrator for A Premium Healthcare Solution, Financial Director of ECWA USA DCC.



Prevailing Prayers of the Bible and Relentless Faith

by Pastor Kimberly Ray’s | Relentless faith is faith in the Lord that is unshakable, unstoppable, and unmovable.

I remember having the privilege to stand at the Ancient Wailing Wall to pray. Honestly, I sensed an indescribable awe as I witnessed people praying. I observed a fascinating tradition, people placing slips of paper with prayer requests into the crevices of the Wailing Wall. This was an astonishing indication of their passion expressed to God through prayer.

The Lord has given me a wonderful desire to share with the body of Christ the remarkable prayers of the Bible. This book is designed to share scriptural dialogue spoken from individuals recorded in the sacred pages of the Bible.

Relentless Faith
What is relentless faith? It is the kind of faith that resists the desire to concede to current circumstances, but rather this kind of faith chooses to believe the Word of God. The Word of God is the answer to life’s dilemmas. Relentless faith is faith in the Lord that is unshakable, unstoppable, and unmovable. This faith is never dependent upon our own abilities, or ourselves, it is a tenacious determination to emb

Dr. Angie Ray dedicated her life to ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ and providing assistance to the whole man, reaching humanity – one life at a time. She has served as an Evangelical Speaker and traveled internationally delivering life changing messages that inspire, encourage and empower the body of Christ with tools and strategies to live a consecrated and victorious life.

You can purchase the book from http://www.angierayministries.com/ bookstore.



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

by Joshua and Joanna Bogunjoko | What a privilege it is to serve together with you in God’s mission through SIM. Thank you for your sacrificial gifts and support for us as a family and for SIM ministries around the world.

This year, untold numbers of new believers will spend their first Christmas worshiping Jesus. Not one of them had a star or an angel to summon them to Christ. They had a missionary, a local Christian worker, a friend, a family member or a neighbor. You all have been part of the team that has supported us to make Christ known where He is least known. As a result of your participation in the gospel through your partnership with SIM, there are many who this year have come to faith in Jesus and will join in celebrating the greatest gift on earth for the first time.

What a privilege it is to serve together with you in God’s mission through SIM. Thank you for your sacrificial gifts and support for us as a family and for SIM ministries around the world.  We praise God for you and your role in making disciples for Christ in communities where he is least known.
May your hearts be lifted in praise this Christmas for the wonderful gift of Jesus and the joy He brings to our lives, for He is Emmanuel, God with us.

Thank God with us that Joel’s semester ended well and he did amazingly well academically. Praise God for answered prayers for him and give thanks that Jochebed could be home for Christmas. We are glad that we could all be together for Christmas. Thank you for your love and prayers.

 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14

May you experience the fullness of all the joy that Christ brought to our world this season. And, wishing you a Happy New Year!

Joshua and Joanna Bogunjoko

Joshua & Joanna Bogunjoko

Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko has been the SIM’s International Director since June 1, 2013. Joshua and his wife, Joanna, began their mission careers as members of the Evangelical Missionary Society (EMS), the mission arm of the ECWA church, which today sends more than 2400 Nigerians cross-culturally. They were commissioned by the national ECWA church in 1993 and their home church in Lagos in 1995, where they were sent out as seconded associates of SIM. They have served at three mission hospitals in West Africa and became full members of SIM in 2001. Joshua served on the SIM International Leadership Team since 2006, dealing with global issues related to mission.



Praise & Prayer, January 2019

PRAISE & PRAYER, JANUARY 2019

Prayer/Counseling hotline: 08033673654, 08051614880
E-mail: prayerpromotion@emsofecwa.org
Website: www.emsofecwa.org
Brethren, pray for us (1 Thess. 5:25)
WEEK ONE – FOCUS IS ON PRAISE/THANKSGIVING
FROM HOME AND CROSS-BOARDER MISSION FIELDS
“Praise the Lord, all people on earth, praise his glory and might.” (1 Chronicles 16:28)
 

TUESDAY 1ST Happy New Year to you! Praise God for His sustaining grace and mercies that kept us thus far. Ask the Lord for greater multiplication of His word in us and with us.

  • Pray for God’s anointing on us afresh to serve Him faithfully this 2019 and pray for the Gospel to accelerate and yield hundred-fold and that through us the knowledge of the glory of God will spread wide among men this year and beyond.

WEDNESDAY 2ND Praise God for all those who volunteered their gifts, skills, education, talents, time and resources as contribution to Kingdom services with EMS in 2018. Pray that God will grant grace and peace to each and every one who has made himself available to be used for the Gospel.

THURSDAY 3RD Praise God for the new converts in Bantanima, Senegal. A woman along with her household accepted Jesus. Praise God for the conversion of the landlord in Gungul, Gambia. We praise God for convicting him to join the church that started in his house.

FRIDAY 4TH Praise God for using the school that was newly opened in Old Yundum, Gambia as a means to bring a parent to the saving knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

SATURDAY 5TH Praise God for a successful training of leaders who came from three churches in our Zambian mission station. It was an exciting time for the churches coming together as they felt very encouraged in sharing burdens and ministry ideas.

WEEK TWO – FOCUS IS ON EMS HOME MISSION FIELDS

But He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose. Luke 4:43

SUNDAY 6TH EMS MANAGEMENT Pray for fresh grace, blessings, protection and daily strength upon the EMS Management Team as they work daily and travel to advocate Christ’s cause and provide leadership within Nigeria and abroad for the purpose of God’s mission around the world.

NOTE – WE ARE FASTING TOMORROW

FIRST (1ST) MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH IS TO BE OBSERVED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY AS EMS PRAYER AND FASTING DAY. THEREFORE, ALL EMS ARMS, MISSIONARIES, OFFICE STAFF, PRAYER PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS SHOULD PLEASE ENDEAVOR TO JOIN THE EMS INTERNATIONAL HEAD OFFICE IN PRAYERS. WE JOIN FAITH AND TRUST GOD IN ONE ACCORD WITH BRETHREN AROUND THE WORLD FOR A STEADY AND FRUITFUL GROWTH OF THE WORK OF MISSIONS, PEACE AND THE SALVATION OF NATIONS, FOR REVIVAL AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH OF THE CHURCH. OUR COOPERATE PRAYER TIME AT THE HEAD OFFICE IS 8-9AM, 12-1PM, AND 3-4 PM RESPECTIVELY. YOU CAN JOIN US IN PRAYERS WHEREVER YOU MAY BE AT THOSE TIMES OR MAKE OUT TIME OF YOUR OWN CONVENIENCE AS YOU ARE LED BY GOD. PLEASE, JUST BE SURE TO PRAY ALONG AS YOU FAST.

MONDAY 7TH EMS BOARD MEMBERS Ask the Lord to please keep EMS Board Members humble and always relying upon him to give them the perfect wisdom and direction that they need to strategize and advice EMS leadership on how to move the ministry forward.

TUESDAY 8TH EMS SUPPORTERS Pray for EMS Supporters and Partners that God will strengthen them and pour fresh zeal and increased passion for God’s Kingdom on them. Ask the Lord to grant open doors for many who pledge to support EMS to fulfill their pledges.

WEDNESDAY 9TH EMS STAFF Praise God for all EMS staff; they have been doing well at their various desks. Ask God to bless them spiritually, physically and financially.

THURSDAY 10TH ECWA EXECUTIVES Pray that the ECWA mandate to fulfill Matt. 24:14 will be fruitful this year. Ask the Lord for daily grace, guidance and wisdom on ECWA Executives for more of God wisdom and unity of purpose for mobilizing and impacting the body of Christ and its leadership to fulfill the mission of God worldwide.

FRIDAY 11TH ECWA MINISTERS/STAKEHOLDERS Pray that the Lord will restore His church to her Kingdom responsibility as priests and kings. Ask that this restoration will begin with all ECWA ministers and stakeholders at many levels.

SATURDAY 12TH CENTRAL REGION – GARKI DCC Praise God for the commitments of the many individuals, groups, families and churches supporters God has blessed EMS with in this region. Ask the Lord to renew and replenish their grace as they serve God’s purpose with their gifts, talents, skills and resources In 2019 and beyond. Pray that God will give us more of these people to advance His work this year.

WEEK THREE – FOCUS IS ON EMS HOME MISSION FIELDS

But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts. 1 Thessalonians 2:4

SUNDAY 13TH NORTH WEST REGION – KADUNA Pray for missionaries who are working and laboring in difficult terrains in this region. Ask the lord to shield, guide and defend them and their families from every evil in 2019.

MONDAY 14th MID CENTRAL REGION- KAGORO Ask for open doors for the penetration of the gospel into difficult terrains in this region. Pray that God will direct our ministry plan for 2019 to break new grounds to preach, make disciples and plant more churches in this region.

TUESDAY 15TH SOUTH NORTH EAST REGION- JALINGO Ask the Lord to sustain the young family of Pas. & Mrs. John Isa and that of Pas. & Mrs. Cyrus Ishaku who got married last year in December.

  • Let keep praying for Christian communities in this region that are still displaced as a result of attacks from terrorists. Pray especially for a firm foundation for the believers who can’t gather for worshipin their usual churches. Also pray that the pastors of all the churches that are currently closed due to these attacks will stay focused and be guided in seeing areas the Lord will have them serve Him during this challenging period.

WEDNESDAY 16TH FAR NORTH – KATSINA DCC Pray for the fruitfulness of our outreach teams to unreached communities of this region. Pray for the harvest of souls as missionaries launch out to preach the gospel. Pray that we will experience the Pentecost again in 2019.

THURSDAY 17TH NORTH CENTRAL REGION – JOS Pray for spiritual awakening in the body of Christ in this region this year. Pray for spiritual enablement, exemplary leadership, right influence and a deep sense of commitment to Scripture and missions among God’s servants in the North Central Region, so that through them the purpose of God will be achieved.

FRIDAY 18th EMS MUSLIM OUTREACH UNIT Pray for the Muslims around the world that God will encounter them. Pray that Christians will be well-informed and suitably equipped to minister to them globally.

  • Pray for the successes of all the training scheduled for this year in all ECWA Muslim Background Believer (MBB) centers. Ask the Lord to console the bereaved in the wake of atrocities committed in the name of Islam in Nigeria and elsewhere.

SATURDAY 19th FAR NORTH- KASTINA

  • We thank God for New Life for All who went on an outreach to the mission station and recorded eight new converts in Gidan Maidoki; ask the Lord to grant sustaining grace on these converts as they are discipled by the resident missionaries.
  • Pray also for a financial opening for the building project at Gidan Soda and Dandume in Tsiga

DCC WEEK FOUR – FOCUS ON CROSS-BORDERS MISSION FIELDS

But He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose.” Luke 4:43

SUNDAY 20TH Praise God for the successful evangelistic activities that were embarked on across the foreign mission fields in 2018. Pray for a fruitful ministry in the 18 countries that EMS is reaching out to. May God grant more wisdom and grace on all cross borders missionaries as they put up relevant strategies to reach out to their communities this year.

MONDAY 21ST GAMBIA

  • Ask the Lord to raise workers who can work in French-speaking Senegal and in new Gambian mission fields.
  • Pray for the Gambian Seminary that started with 3 students; pray for God’s wisdom and understanding of His word. Also pray for the primary school at Old Yundum that has predominantly Muslim pupils. May they be ministered to even as they receive sound teaching.

TUESDAY 22ND ECWA REPUBLIC OF TOGO

  • Pray for God to provide support for the completion of the building of a mission church in Kaboli that is ongoing.
  • Pray for God to provide EMS of ECWA Togo with a vehicle for the purpose of coordination of the mission work.
  • Pray for God’s provision to acquire a land for ECWA Togo Headquarters. Two hectares of land for the ECWA HEADQUARTERS OF TOGO is estimated to cost about Five Million Naira only (₦5,000,000.00) in Sokode.

WEDNESDAY 23RD ECWA REPUBLIC OF TOGO

  • Praise God for the successful starting of ECWA Theological School Togo which kickstarted in September 2018. Pray for God’s wisdom on the school leadership as they put up strategies to enhance the school’s growth.
  • Pray for the provision of at least 5 motorcycles for the missionaries that are working in the interiors to run the work easily.

THURSDAY 24TH ECWA ZAMBIA

  • Pray for the three congregations in Zambia- Kitwe, Luanshiya and Mufilira – for God’s direction as they meet to map out schedules for 2019.
  • Also pray for these churches to embrace evangelism and giving for the gospel.
  • Pray for the Zambian team of our missionaries as they focus on the fields that God will give thempatience and commitment.

FRIDAY 25TH ECWA CAMEROON Pray for some of the EMS missionaries in Cameroon that are in dire need of motorcycles for the progress of the work.

SATURDAY 26TH ECWA MALI

  • Let’s be in prayers for Sister Edith Aboubakar who encountered the Lord through the prison ministry of the Amahs (our missionary in Mali). She has left Mali to return home as a free woman. Ask that the Lord will increase upon her grace to be steadfast and stay committed to serving God in truth and in spirit.
  • Let’s also uphold our sister Hauwa who gave her life to Christ through the house fellowship ministry Mrs. Amah started. Pray for good understanding of the Word as she is descipled; ask the Lord to keep her focused and steadfast as she struggles with the issues of her husband leaving to marry another wife.
  • Continue to pray for God’s provision for the Amahs to care for some of sister Hauwa’s needs.
  • The foundation-laying process of the permanent site of ECWA Mali has stopped for lack of cash;please pray for God’s provision for the progress of the work.

WEEK FIVE – FOCUS ON OTHER EMS MISSION UNITS

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with great patience and instruction. 2 Timothy 4:2

SUNDAY 27TH EMS TRAINING UNIT Thank God for the impact of all our trainings and programs in 2018. Pray that this year our trainings and programs will receive wider acceptance with greater multiplication and that believers and leaders will truly be equipped to fulfill the Great Commission. Pray for our Staff Retreat.

MONDAY 28th EMS HOUSE OF HOPE-GIDAN BEGE

  • Praise God for the provision of funds to buy 13 wheelchairs to our targeted handicapped women and children.
  • Praise God for the miraculous provision for kids’ Christmas clothes and grains for the year 2019.
  • Praise God for the provision of admissions for some of our kids into tertiary institutions; pray forprovisions for their upkeep in school and for God’s divine protection as they resume.
  • Pray for EMS HOUSE OF HOPE’s Consultant for safety; he traveled to the US to see his family.

TUESDAY 29TH EMS RELIEF UNITAsk the Lord for help from above as EMS empowers widows, orphans and the less-privileged through this unit. Pray that the Lord will open doors of grace and supply to EMS as we seek new avenues to raise money for this effort.

WEDNESDAY 30TH MISSIONARY KIDS Pray for the children of missionaries and pastors, that the good Father will shield them from mischief of the devil and strengthen them in their call to follow the Lord In this year 2019 and beyond.

THURSDAY 31TH EMS NATIONAL MISSION CONFRENCE EMS is trusting God to bring together all its missionaries from all its mission fields across Nigeria to converge in a conference at the headquarters in Jos in April. Pray for financial support for the conference.

THANK YOU FOR PRAYING WITH US THROUGH THE FIRST MONTH OF THE YEAR 2019. MAY THE LORD RENEW YOUR STRENGTH AND ALSO INCREASE UPON YOU GRACE AS YOU CONTINUE WITH US IN THIS PARTNERSHIP. SHALOM!!!



Praise & Prayer, December 2018

EMS OF ECWA
PRAISE & PRAYER, DECEMBER 2018

Prayer/Counseling hotline: 08033673654, 08051614880
E-mail: prayerpromotion@emsofecwa.org
Website: www.emsofecwa.org
Brethren, pray for us (1 Thess. 5:25)
WEEK ONE – FOCUS IS ON PRAISE/THANKSGIVING
FROM HOME AND CROSS-BOARDER MISSION FIELDS
“Praise the Lord, all people on earth, praise his glory and might.” (1 Chronicles 16:28)

 

SATURDAY 1ST
Praise God for sustaining EMS as an organization, protection and provision for missionaries and for safety in all our travels through the year 2018.

SUNDAY 2ND
Praise God for the life of our numerous supporters and partners. Despite the overwhelming economic challenges in recent times, they have not relented in their commitments by praying, giving and also engaging with us in going to the mission fields.

NOTE: WE ARE FASTING TOMORROW
FIRST (1ST) MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH IS TO BE OBSERVED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY AS EMS PRAYER AND FASTING DAY. THEREFORE, ALL EMS ARMS, MISSIONARIES, OFFICE STAFF, PRAYER PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS SHOULD PLEASE ENDEAVOR TO JOIN THE EMS INTERNATIONAL HEAD OFFICE IN PRAYERS. WE JOIN FAITH AND TRUST GOD IN ONE ACCORD WITH BRETHREN AROUND THE WORLD FOR A STEADY AND FRUITFUL GROWTH OF THE WORK OF MISSIONS, PEACE AND THE SALVATION OF NATIONS, FOR REVIVAL AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH OF THE CHURCH. OUR COOPERATE PRAYER TIME AT THE HEAD OFFICE IS 8-9AM, 12-1PM, AND 3-4 PM RESPECTIVELY. YOU CAN JOIN US IN PRAYERS WHEREVER YOU MAY BE AT THOSE TIMES OR MAKE OUT TIME OF YOUR OWN CONVENIENCE AS YOU ARE LED BY GOD. PLEASE, JUST BE SURE TO PRAY ALONG AS YOU FAST.

MONDAY 3RD
Praise God for the calmness and normalcy that is returning to Kasuwan-Magani in the North West Region after the crises that erupted and claimed a handful of lives. Also, praise God for protecting our missionaries working in this locality that neither they nor their family members were injured or lost their life.

  • Let’s not relent in praying for God’s divine cover over His children in Nigeria and in other parts of the world.

TUESDAY 4TH
Praise God for the roofing of Zamfarawa station’s church auditorium by an anonymous supporter. Pray that God will bless him and his family.

WEDNESDAY 5TH
Praise God for allowing ECWA Mali to be represented in the world mission conference in Abidjan on 29th October to 2nd November 2018; Praise God for the safety granted to all those who attended the conference.

THURSDAY 6TH
Praise God for using ECWA WUSE2 to provide a motorcycle to Pastor Lawrence Nuhu who is in the mission field in Niger Republic for the propagation of the Gospel.

  • Praise God for his sustaining grace on one of our new converts at Koukan Kwaddi, Niger Republic. Pray as he grows spiritually, that he would stand firm in the Lord’s mighty power.

FRIDAY 7TH
Praise God for the efforts of Rev. & Mrs. Amos Olugbenga, a missionary couple in Benin Republic, for the commencement of a prayer house in Aglansa community. Many lives were saved and some rededicated their lives to Christ in the community as they intensified their efforts of reaching out to these people.

  • Praise God for the successful completion of Mrs. Amos Olugbenga’s education program. They are indeed grateful to God and to EMS leadership for their support and encouragement.

SATURDAY 8TH
Praise God for the fruitful evangelism organized by the Coordinator (Rev. Moise Batein). Pray for the spiritual growth of all converts made during the program.

  • Praise God for the progress of the work of EMS in Cameroon and also pray for the commitment of all missionaries serving in Cameroon.

WEEK TWO – FOCUS IS ON EMS HOME MISSION FIELDS
But He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose. Luke 4:43

SUNDAY 9TH
EMS MANAGEMENT: Pray that EMS Management Team will continue to be faithful to God. Ask that He help them to always seek His direction in life and ministry.

MONDAY 10TH
EMS BOARD MEMBERS: Ask the Lord to please keep EMS Board Members humble and always relying upon him to give them the perfect wisdom and direction that they need to strategize and advise EMS leadership on how to move the ministry forward.

TUESDAY 11TH
EMS SUPPORTERS: Ask the Lord to grant open doors for many who pledge to support EMS to fulfill their pledge.

WEDNESDAY 12TH
ECWA EXECUTIVES: Ask the Lord to encourage ECWA Executives by the power of His Spirit. Let their souls be refreshed with the love of Christ. Let them have faith for the future. Ask that he help them to keep pressing forward even when the way is littered with landmines. Let them be refreshed by the fact that His grace is sufficient for them.

THURSDAY 13TH
THE ECWA MINISTERS/STAKEHOLDERS: Ask the Lord to protect ALL ECWA PASTORS/MISSIONARIES from the deceitfulness of sin that we all are so prone to fall into. Pray that He guard and keep their hearts pure and tender. Pray that the Father keeps them close to Him and also burden their heart daily with the souls of the lost.

FRIDAY 14TH
CENTRAL REGION – GARKI DCC: Praise God for adding three more partners to EMS from this region; Ask the Lord to bless them and to grant them grace to stay steadfast to their commitment to partner with EMS.

SATURDAY 15TH
NORTH WEST REGION – KADUNA: Ask the Lord to comfort the families of Pastor Samanja Katuka, an EMS Missionary in the North West Region, who lost his wife to an accident.

WEEK THREE – FOCUS IS ON EMS HOME MISSION FIELDS
He said to them, “Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby, so that I may preach there also; for that is what I came for.” Mark 1:38

SUNDAY 16TH
MID CENTRAL REGION- KAGORO: Pray for the protection of our missionaries in some rural places in this region who have often been threatened by the Fulani herdsmen, especially during this harvest period.

MONDAY 17TH
SOUTH NORTH EAST REGION: JALINGO. Ask the Lord to grant peace and normalcy to the Yandang community who have been displaced as a result of attacks from terrorists. Pray especially for a firm foundation for the believers who can’t gather for worship in their usual churches. Also pray that the pastors of all the churches that are currently closed due to these attacks will stay focused and be guided in seeing areas the Lord will have them serve Him during this challenging period.

TUESDAY 18TH
FAR NORTH – KATSINA DCC: Pray for the sick missionaries. Mohammed Seth from Kano suffers from an unidentified respiratory issue and Mrs. Emmanuel Adamu suffers from waist pain.

WEDNESDAY 19TH
THE SOUTH EAST REGION: Pray for God’s wisdom as strategies are put in place to reach out to the 12 targeted unreached areas in this region.

FRIDAY 21ST
MID EAST REGION: Pray for one of our stations called DARI Prayer Station, Arusu LCC, Keffi DCC. In this village 90% are idol worshippers and are in the practice of female circumcision there at the age of eight. Pray for one family convert who is now a member of ECWA. Pray for our field missionaries who are facing all sorts of challenges.

SATURDAY 22ND
EMS CHILDREN/MISSION FIELD SCHOOLS: Ask the Lord to keep all our kids and teachers from all EMS Mission Field Schools safe during the Christmas break.

WEEK FOUR: FOCUS ON CROSS-BORDERS MISSION FIELDS
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8

SUNDAY 23RD
Praise God for a fruitful ministry in the 18 countries that EMS is reaching out to despite many obvious challenges faced by the office and the cross border missionaries. The Lord in His mercy has been faithful to His work in our hands from January until today.

MONDAY 24TH
ECWA CAMEROON: Pray for some of the EMS missionaries in Cameroon that are in dire need of motorcycles for God’s provision for the progress of the work.

TUESDAY 25TH
ECWA TOGO: Pray for God to provide support for the completion of the building of a mission church in Kaboli that is ongoing.

  • Pray for God to provide EMS of ECWA Togo with a vehicle for the purpose of coordination of the mission work.
  • Pray for God’s provision to acquire a land for ECWA Togo Headquarters. Two hectares of land for ECWA HEADQUARTERS OF TOGO OFFICE is estimated to cost about Five Million Naira only (.5,000,000.00) in Sokode.

WEDNESDAY 26TH
ECWA ZAMBIA: Praise God for a successful take-off of ECWA (Kawama) in Mufilira on 4th November, 2018.

  • Thank God for Edith Fred Chitundu, the wife of our volunteer, who is working hard alongside her husband and Mrs. Kuzasuwat to build and encourage the women in this new mission station.
  • Pray for Geoffrey Mulenga as he leads this new church in Mufilira.

THURSDAY 27TH
ECWA MALI: Keep praying along with the Amahs for .5,000 bags of grains project among the 21 Dogan villages (not enough rains and the communal crisis has stopped many from going to their
farms).

  • Keep praying for Rev. & Mrs. Amah’s partnership on children and film ministry in Mali for open doors and effectiveness.
  • The foundation-laying process of the permanent site of ECWA Mali has stopped for lack of cash, please pray for God’s provision for the progress of the work.

FRIDAY 28TH
BENIN REPUBLIC: Please ask God for support for Rev. Amos Olugbenga’s mentees who have made up their minds to attend Seminary.

  • Pray that God will provide for EMS of ECWA so that more missionaries can be sent to the Benin Republic field as the ministry is gradually growing to the glory of God.

SATURDAY 29TH
ECWA MALAWI: Pray and thank God for God’s guidance and protection over the Mamman’s who experienced a security challenge from unknown people after the two conferences that took place in Malawi this last quarter.

  • Thank God for the successful completion of the Church and Community Mobilization Process (CCMP) training by the POD of ECWA within the month of October. Pastors and their wives, elders and some members participated in the training and it was a great blessing to the Church in Malawi.
  • Ask the Lord to provide the church with a bus; it will cost .7,000,000 million kwacha, or .3.5 million naira.
  • Pray for the Lord to provide a white board to be used for teaching the literacy class and the children. The estimated cost is 160,000 Kwacha (.80, 000 naira). The wife of the Coordinator, Mrs. Dituweh, needs that for effective ministry.
  • Pray to God for His direction as Rev. Mamman searches for an apartment to rent close to the church in Blantyre.

SUNDAY 30TH
ECWA KENYA: Praise God for the efforts of the Mutungas, our missionary couple in Kenya, in running a primary school in Tukwila, Nairobi. Recently some additional classes were built and more students have enrolled in the school.

  • Pray for God to provide a land for the church and a bus for every day running of the ministry and conveyance of pupils from the community.
  • Pray for God to raise workers so that ECWA will find good footing for greater work in the years ahead.
  • Pray for our missionary, Pastor Mutunga, for God’s grace as he desires to be faithful in discharging his duty.

MONDAY 31TH
ECWA NIGER REPUBLIC: There is a need to send the three new converts who gave their lives to Christ to a discipleship center for security and prompt spiritual growth. Pray that God will give Pastor & Mrs. Lawrence Nuhu the wisdom and discernment as they search for a good center.

  • Pray for the village of KOUKAN KWADDI, that God would open their spiritual eyes to see the light of salvation and accept Jesus Christ to be their LORD and SAVIOR.

THANK YOU FOR PRAYING WITH US THROUGH THE YEAR 2018. MAY THE LORD RENEW YOUR STRENGTH AND ALSO INCREASE UPON YOU GRACE AS YOU CONTINUE WITH US IN THIS PARTNERSHIP. SHALOM!!!



Please pray for our leaders!

by Joshua and Joanna Bogunjoko | But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.” —  Exodus 18:21.
Happy Thanksgiving to  those in the United States! Three of us in our family (Joanna, Joel and Joshua) joined friends at the home of our dear friends the Ogunros to celebrate the Lord’s goodness and faithfulness over the past year. It is always good to get together with friends and family to give thanks to the Lord. Jochebed celebrated her Thanksgiving by volunteering to serve the homeless in San Francisco. It is a very special way to give thanks to the Lord for all He has given to us by giving to others.

This is a special request for prayers as we (Joshua and Joanna) leave on Monday morning for Kenya. We will be getting together with the new SIM International Leadership Team for a week of fellowship, training and also meetings. This is a very important meeting for Joshua and his team especially because this is the first time that the new teams, his six Executive Team (ET) members and his larger International Leadership Team (ILT), will be getting together since the new structure came into effect in October. We invite you to join us in prayer through this time together. Members of the team started arriving in Nairobi on Saturday, the meetings start this Tuesday night and will finish next week Tuesday.

Please pray for safe travel for all those who will be traveling to this meeting.
Pray for a good fellowship and a spirit of unity in all that we would share, learn and discuss.
Pray for the Holy Spirit’s work in our midst and in each of us, that our hearts will be in tune with the Lord’s. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” — Proverbs 4:23
Pray for David Sherbino who will be teaching on “the spiritual formation of a leader”. Pray that the Lord will speak through him and that our hearts will be open to what the Lord wants to teach us. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” — Psalm 32:8
Pray for good health for everyone throughout the meeting.
Pray for the families that each of us will be leaving behind in our various homes that the Lord will watch over them.
Pray that we will be able to focus on our time together and we will not be distracted by any emergencies in our personal lives or in our mission as a whole.
Pray that this meeting will give us a good foundation to serve as a team, to serve SIM well and to serve our Lord with commitment, grace and love for Him and for one another.
Please pray for a leadership rooted in righteousness, integrity, capability and hearts seeking to delight in the Lord!

Thank you for joining us in prayer. Please remember us each day through this week and the next.

“And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.” — Psalm 78:72

Joshua and Joanna Bogunjoko

Joshua & Joanna Bogunjoko

Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko has been the SIM’s International Director since June 1, 2013. Joshua and his wife, Joanna, began their mission careers as members of the Evangelical Missionary Society (EMS), the mission arm of the ECWA church, which today sends more than 2400 Nigerians cross-culturally. They were commissioned by the national ECWA church in 1993 and their home church in Lagos in 1995, where they were sent out as seconded associates of SIM. They have served at three mission hospitals in West Africa and became full members of SIM in 2001. Joshua served on the SIM International Leadership Team since 2006, dealing with global issues related to mission.



Praise & Prayer, November 2018

EMS OF ECWA
PRAISE & PRAYER, NOVEMBER 2018

Prayer/Counseling hotline: 08033673654, 08051614880
E-mail: prayerpromotion@emsofecwa.org
Website: www.emsofecwa.org
Brethren, pray for us (1 Thess. 5:25)
WEEK ONE – FOCUS IS ON PRAISE/THANKSGIVING
FROM HOME AND CROSS-BOARDER MISSION FIELDS
“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” Psalms 100:1-2

THURSDAY 1ST
Praise God for sustaining EMS as an organization, protection and provision for missionaries and for safety in all our travels through the month of October.

FRIDAY 2ND
Praise God for sparing the life of our missionary, Pas. Adams J. Abba, who was attacked by armed robbers; they stole his laptop and other valuables. Let’s keep praying for the safety of our missionaries on the field.

SATURDAY 3RD
Praise God for the community nursery and primary school that was handed over to EMS by the Oseni community in Mid Central Region for proper running. Ask the Lord to grant EMS grace to manage the school holistically and to provide godly, creative teachers to run the school.

SUNDAY 4TH
Praise God for the provision of another motorcycle to EMS for Rev. Daglo, the missionary in Angwan Jatau mission station, EMS Central Region. The bike was donated by the ECWA Central Church. A group of passionate widows in ECWA Wuse ii also donated four generators to our missionaries in Central Region. Ask the Lord to bless these donors.

FOCUS IS ON EMS HOME MISSION FIELDS
“Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of His Servant? Let the one who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on their God.” Isaiah 50:10
 
NOTE: WE ARE FASTING TOMORROW
FIRST (1st) MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH IS TO BE OBSERVED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY AS EMS PRAYER AND FASTING DAY. THEREFORE, ALL EMS ARMS, MISSIONARIES, OFFICE STAFF, PRAYER PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS SHOULD PLEASE ENDEAVOR TO JOIN THE EMS INTERNATIONAL HEAD OFFICE IN PRAYERS. WE JOIN FAITH AND TRUST GOD IN ONE ACCORD WITH BRETHREN AROUND THE WORLD FOR A STEADY AND FRUITFUL GROWTH OF THE WORK OF MISSIONS, PEACE AND THE SALVATION OF NATIONS, FOR REVIVAL AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH OF THE CHURCH. OUR CORPORATE PRAYER TIME AT THE HEAD OFFICE IS 8-9AM, 12-1PM, AND 3-4 PM RESPECTIVELY. YOU CAN JOIN US IN PRAYERS WHEREVER YOU MAY BE AT THOSE TIMES OR MAKE OUT TIME OF YOUR OWN CONVENIENCE AS YOU ARE LED BY GOD. PLEASE, JUST BE SURE TO PRAY ALONG AS YOU FAST.

MONDAY 5TH EMS BOARD MEMBERS

  • Pray for safety for all EMS board members as they travel to attend their works, business and ministries this month.
  • Ask that God will grant satisfaction and joy to all EMS board members in the performance of their duties as Board Members.

TUESDAY 6TH EMS SUPPORTERS
Ask the Lord to grant open doors for many who pledge to support EMS to fulfill their pledges.

WEDNESDAY 7TH ECWA EXECUTIVES
Pray that the ECWA President, Vice President, ECWA General Secretary, Assistant General Secretary and treasurer will be spiritually prepared at all times for the work and war they are sure to face on a daily basis.

THURSDAY 8TH ECWA MINISTERS/STAKEHOLDERS

  • Pray for ECWA members, pastors, and stakeholders to have strength, growth, and success in fulfilling God’s disciple-making mandate in their life.
  • Pray for the Holy Spirit’s direction, sanctification, and governance in their work so that the Gospel of Christ may be preached in Truth, truly received, and truly followed in all places.

FRIDAY 9TH MUSLIM BACKGROUND CONVERTS

  • Pray for the converts/believers who have been rejected by family and friends. Pray that God would surround them with a new Christian “family” who will love and support them emotionally and physically.
  • Pray for God to be an advocate for women who are socially vulnerable or have lost the custody of their children because of their Christian faith.

SATURDAY 10TH NORTH WEST REGION – KADUNA

  • Praise God for the weaning of Boham Prayer House to a full-fledged church; pray that God will grant this church a self-sustaining grace.
  • Ask the Lord to comfort the families of Mrs. Laurence Adeoye, an EMS supporter, and the family of Pas. Robert Dangombe, our missionary at Kubacha DCC, who both passed on to glory last month.

WEEK THREE – FOCUS IS ON EMS HOME MISSION FIELDS
I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips…Ps 40:9 NIV

SUNDAY 11TH CENTRAL REGION GARKI DCC

Praise God for the 53 EMS missionaries that were trained on “Evangelism and Follow-up” by the ECWA Goodnews Maitama Church in collaboration with Richard Gardiner’s Ministry. Ask the Lord to bless the trainers and for the missionaries to put into effective use all that they learnt from the training.

MONDAY 12TH FAR NORTH – KATSINA DCC

  • We give God the glory for answered prayers over the return of animals stolen from Adamu Garba in Jigawa DCC. By the grace of God, the animals were returned exactly as prayed for. Praise the Lord!
  • Pray for Mr. Yohanna Musa, one of our supporter in Katsina DCC, he is seriously sick; pray for his quick recovery.

TUESDAY 13TH MANAGEMENT

  • Pray for safety for all management staff who will be meeting today for the second to the last management meeting holding today at EMS headquarters in Jos; also pray for the success of the meeting.
  • Let’s not relent in praying for more wisdom on EMS Management Team as they make decisions affecting the Head Office, Regional, DCC, and various levels in the ministry.

WEDNESDAY 14th MID CENTRAL REGION- KAGORO

  • Praise God for ECWA 2 Kafanchan who added 4 missionaries to the 1 they were supporting (they now support 5). We thank God for the Women’s Fellowship G/Waya DCC who also added 1 more to the 1 they were supporting (they now support 2)
  • Pray for the willingness to continue the support of these missionaries.

THURSDAY 15TH NORTH CENTRAL REGION-JOS

  • Pray for the following missionaries who are retiring this year. Rev. Shehu Yakubu in Bauchi DCC 15/12/2018, Rev. Dachung Pam in Bukuru DCC February 2019 and Pst. Dauda Madaki in Yelwa DCC.
  • Pray for Pst. Samaila A. Kure whose wedding is coming on 16/12/2018 in Miango DCC.
  • Pray for some of our coordinators who are in need of motorcycles for effective ministry in Miango DCC, Toro DCC, and Zabolo DCC.

FRIDAY 16TH SOUTH NORTH EAST REGION, JALINGO
Ask the Lord to grant provision for the Yamel DCC mission conference which commenced today, 16-17th; also pray for safety for all who will be traveling to attend the programme.

SATURDAY 17TH.NORTH EAST REGION – GOMBE

  • Praise God for sparing the family of Rev. Mohammadu Adamu of Tangale DCC, during the armed robbers attack in Garwa village on Sept 6. Although they did away with some of their valuables, the Lord spared their lives.
  • Our missionary Pastor Yusuf Isah had an accident on a motorcycle; pray for a complete recovery.

WEEK FOUR: FOCUS ON OTHER EMS MISSION ARMS
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life and the one who is wise saves lives.” Prov. 11:30

SUNDAY 18th EMS HOUSE OF HOPE
Thank God – we have successfully admitted 15 new boys and 9 new girls into the ministry. We have identified drug addicts all over. We have started a new ministry to reach them called “Celebrate Recovery”; pray with us for God’s direction and success.

MONDAY 19th EMS CHILDREN/MISSION FIELD SCHOOLS

  • Praise God for the 186 children that have been admitted to EMS Children School for the 2018/2019 Academic Session. Pray that these kids will recognize their need for a vibrant academic commitment and intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus.
  • Pray that many unbelieving children in the schools will encounter the good Father.

TUESDAY 20TH EMS CHILDREN/MISSION FIELD SCHOOLS
Ask the Lord for a financial opening to missionary parents and other parents struggling to pay their children’s school fees.
Pray for increased wisdom and grace for effective teaching in all EMS Children and Mission Field Schools.

WEDNESDAY 21ST EMS SECURITY PERSONNEL
Considering the increased security threat posed to Christian organizations, especially in this last quarter of the year, pray for our security personnel, that they would be vigilant, diligent, and sensitive to any threats to EMS staff and facilities.

THURSDAY 22ND EMS TRAVEL UNIT
Ask the Lord to guide and protect EMS drivers from accidents and keep them free from harm on their journeys. Pray that He would support them with His grace when they are tired and also help them to be patient in any trouble which may come their way. Ask that He keep them always mindful of His presence and love.

FRIDAY 23RD ECWA TV MINISTRY
Pray for ECWA TV Ministry for more financial support and for the Holy Spirit’s leading, as a lot of work is ongoing for the take-off of this very important ministry.

SATURDAY 24TH EMS MEDICAL UNIT

  • Pray for God’s healing on: Pst. Makayi Maijinkai, Mrs. Jock Waziri, Mrs. Jude Marfun, Pst. Phenihas Philemon, Rev. Shehu Yakubu, Rev. Marikina Galadima, Mrs. Titus Dangu and Rev. Samuel John.
  • Ask the Lord to protect missionary doctors and nurses and all He has called them to care for the sick and prevent disease in various mission fields. Pray that He strengthens them in body and soul as He blesses their work of their hands.

WEEK FOUR: FOCUS ON CROSS-BORDERS MISSION FIELDS
How great you are, Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.” 2 Samuel 7: 22

SUNDAY 25TH ECWA TOGO

  • Praise God for the successful take-off of ECWA THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL TOGO last month.
  • Pray for God’s provision for the purchase of church lands of ECWA Togo for the following mission fields: Zanguera at 7.5M, Notse at 3M, Pagouda at N400, 000, and University at 20M.
  • Pray for the provision of at least 5 motorcycles for the missionaries that are working in the interior regions.

MONDAY 26TH ECWA ZAMBIA
Thank God with us for two new volunteers to serve as church planters. Pray that God would open a way to fund their ministry by raising supporters.

TUESDAY 27TH ECWA MALI

  • Praise God for the new converts made in Mali this month by the Amahs, pray also for them to abide in faith regardless of hardship.
  • Praise God that we are almost the completion to renew the ECWA Mali church registration.
  • Also thank God for the healing of Rev. & Mrs. Amah’s children from some terrible skin rashes, as a result of the scorching heat.
  • Foundation laying process of the permanent site of ECWA Mali has stopped for lack of cash, please pray for God’s provision for the progress of the work.

WEDNESDAY 28TH BENIN REPUBLIC

  • Praise God for the successful three days outreach program by Rev Amos Olugbenga which led to many fruits. Their projector got burnt during the programme. Pray that God will provide the way to fix or replace it.
  • Praise God for His provision to enable Rev. Amos Olugbenga to complete the construction of a place of worship on the purchased church land. They were able to build it from support they received from friends and family; ask that God will bless the donors.
  • Pray that God will provide the manpower needed to start a prayer house in Aglansa, Benin Republic.

THURSDAY 29TH NIGER REPUBLIC

  • Pray for all the sick missionaries in Niger Republic, especially Pastor Simon Kali, who is suffering from a liver condition.
  • Pray for missionaries facing persecution from Muslims and Pagans in their various fields in Niger Republic to remain steadfast in their faith in Christ Jesus.
  • Pray for our missionaries who are searching for a quality school to place their children.

FRIDAY 30TH ECWA CHAD REPUBLIC

  • The need of clean water in some of our mission stations in Chad Republic cannot be over emphasized enough. Pray for God’s provision of the said needs in those needy communities. This prayer request comes frequently from our missionaries.
  • Pray against the fear and the worship of evil spirits, the practice of all kinds of magic in Chad Republic, which is affecting the growth of some of the churches.

THANK YOU FOR PRAYING WITH US THROUGH THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2018.
MORE GRACE AND GOD’S BLESSINGS AS YOU RELENTLESSLY PRAY WITH US THROUGH 2018. SHALOM!!!



Praising God for His goodness!

by Joshua and Joanna Bogunjoko | “Praise him—he is your God, and you have seen with your own eyes the great and astounding things that he has done for you.” Deuteronomy 10:21

We praise God for being so good to us. He has shown us His great mercy and answered our prayers. In our last prayer letters we asked you to pray for our children. They are both doing amazingly well and we praise God for answering prayers.

Jochebed is doing well and shining the light of Christ as she works hard to handle the pressures around her. Praise God with us that Joel’s scholarship has been restored. This was a major point of prayer and the Lord has honored our prayers. Thank you for praying with us. Also, he has been given an accommodation in his studies to enable him to work at a healthy and suitable pace. He has a better outlook on the future now. We spent Sunday afternoon with him and were touched by his bright spirit and growing maturity.

Thank you also for praying for our trips to Kenya and the Philippines which went well. We were truly blessed to be able to spend time with SIM workers in medical ministries and our team in the Philippines. We are encouraged by their dedication and commitment to making Christ known in communities where He is least known even when it is not convenient or totally “safe”.

Thank you and God bless you!

We proclaim how great you are and tell of the wonderful things you have done.” Psalm 75:1.

Joshua and Joanna Bogunjoko

Joshua & Joanna Bogunjoko

Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko has been the SIM’s International Director since June 1, 2013. Joshua and his wife, Joanna, began their mission careers as members of the Evangelical Missionary Society (EMS), the mission arm of the ECWA church, which today sends more than 2400 Nigerians cross-culturally. They were commissioned by the national ECWA church in 1993 and their home church in Lagos in 1995, where they were sent out as seconded associates of SIM. They have served at three mission hospitals in West Africa and became full members of SIM in 2001. Joshua served on the SIM International Leadership Team since 2006, dealing with global issues related to mission.



Praise & Prayer, October 2018

EMS OF ECWA
PRAISE & PRAYER, OCTOBER 2018

Prayer/Counseling hotline: 08033673654, 08051614880
E-mail: prayerpromotion@emsofecwa.org
Website: www.emsofecwa.org
Brethren, pray for us (1 Thess. 5:25)
WEEK ONE – FOCUS IS ON PRAISE/THANKSGIVING
FROM HOME AND CROSS-BOARDER MISSION FIELDS
“The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, and my Savior! 2 Sam 22:47 (NIV)

NOTE: WE ARE FASTING ON THE FIRST
FIRST (1ST) MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH IS TO BE OBSERVED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY AS EMS PRAYER AND FASTING DAY. THEREFORE, ALL EMS ARMS, MISSIONARIES, OFFICE STAFF, PRAYER PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS SHOULD PLEASE ENDEAVOR TO JOIN THE EMS INTERNATIONAL HEAD OFFICE IN PRAYERS. WE JOIN FAITH AND TRUST GOD IN ONE ACCORD WITH BRETHREN AROUND THE WORLD FOR A STEADY AND FRUITFUL GROWTH OF THE WORK OF MISSIONS, PEACE AND THE SALVATION OF NATIONS, FOR REVIVAL AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH OF THE CHURCH. OUR CORPORATE PRAYER TIME AT THE HEAD OFFICE IS 8-9AM, 12-1PM, AND 3-4 PM RESPECTIVELY. YOU CAN JOIN US IN PRAYERS WHEREVER YOU MAY BE AT THOSE TIMES OR MAKE OUT TIME OF YOUR OWN CONVENIENCE AS YOU ARE LED BY GOD. PLEASE, JUST BE SURE TO PRAY ALONG AS YOU FAST.

MONDAY 1ST
Praise God for sustaining EMS as an organization and thank Him for protection and provision for missionaries and for safety in all our travels from the last quarter of this year to this present one.

TUESDAY 2ND
Praise God for His provision of finances to EMS to pay all her staff and field missionary allowances for the month of September.

WEDNESDAY 3RD
Praise God for the provision of a motor bike by ECWA Bishara 1 Jalingo to be used in the South North East Region. Ask the Lord to bless the donor.

THURSDAY 4TH
Praise God for adding two more supporters to EMS from the North West Region: Men’s Fellowship Kwoi DCC and the family of Elder J. I. Buzum.

FRIDAY 5TH
Praise God for the completion of the EMS Children School Kufana’s fence. Praise God for the success of the work and for the safety of all the workers; also pray for God’s blessings on all those who gave to the project.

SATURDAY 6TH
Praise God for the safe arrival of Rev. John Tortuman and his family in Ghana, who are taking over the ministry from the Nadabos who have returned to Nigeria safely. Ask the Lord to grant ministry grace on both the Tortumans as they continue from where the Nadabos stopped and for the Nadabos as they pick up another ministry here in Nigeria.

WEEK TWO – FOCUS IS ON EMS HOME MISSION FIELDS
As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ Matt 10:7 NIV

SUNDAY 7TH EMS 2ND MISSION SUNDAY
Pray for the success of the EMS Mission Sunday which is being observed by all ECWA churches across the globe today. Ask the Lord to stir the hearts of men to give generously towards the vision of ECWA to win all by the propagation of the Gospel.

MONDAY 8TH SOUTH NORTH EAST REGION

  • Pray for the ongoing plans to wean the following mission stations before the year runs out: M/Baissa, Kungana, Ussa, Isukudi and Ungwan yarima Mission Stations.
  • Pray that peace and stability will be restored fully in Taraba so that those who fled the attacks can return to their homes, farm lands and places of worship.
  • Let’s not relent in praying for God’s continuous protection over converts in Gaji Mission Station who are being persecuted by traditional worshipers; these converts have also been stripped of their farmlands because of their faith.

TUESDAY 9TH EMS MANAGEMENT TEAM

  • Pray for safety for all management members as they travel to attend their monthly meeting, which holds today at the EMS Headquarters in Jos.
  • Ask that God will grant satisfaction and joy to all EMS Management members in the performance of their work.
  • Pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance during the meeting.

WEDNESDAY 10TH EMS BOARD MEMBERS
Pray that EMS board members may live worthy of God’s call on our lives. Ask that as they respond to that call, may they fulfill every purpose, every faith-filled act of service by God’s power. Ask that they be clothed in righteousness with hearts that sing for joy and delight greatly in God as they think and advice EMS on crucial ministry issues that will enhance our growth.

THURSDAY 11TH EMS SUPPORTERS
Ask the Lord to grant healing to all EMS supporters at every level who are currently suffering ill health. Pray that the Lord will increase upon all supporters the perseverance to stay committed to praying and giving for the work of missions and that God’s blessings will increase upon the work of their hands and on their families.

FRIDAY 12TH ECWA EXECUTIVES
Thank God for the servant heart of the ECWA EXECUTIVE. Ask that He keep them from losing heart when ministry gets tough. Ask the Good Father to help them prove faithful with the things He has entrusted to them. May the Spirit reveal the Father’s heart to them even more. May the Lord’s favor rest upon them. Pray that He keeps them open and honest before Him and help them to represent the truth plainly.

SATURDAY 13TH ECWA MINISTERS/STAKEHOLDERS
Pray that ECWA ministers and stakeholders at every leadership level wholeheartedly give their attention to prayer and ministry of the Word. Ask that God should keep them above reproach, devoted to their families, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable and able to teach. May they be gentle and honest as they deal with people.

WEEK THREE – FOCUS IS ON EMS HOME MISSION FIELDS
I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips…Ps 40:9NIV

SUNDAY 14th CENTRAL REGION GARKI DCC

  • Ask the Lord to grant comfort to the family of our missionaries, Pas. Hussaini Yohanna and Pas. Dimas Yinguda who lost their sons last month.
  • Ask the Lord to provide funds to build worship places in Fapo, Koji, and Eforo mission stations.

MONDAY 15TH FAR NORTH WEST REGION

  • Pray that God will intervene over the recent natural disaster that occurred as a result of heavy downpour and wild wind which affected a good number of people in the far northern part of Nigeria.
  • Let’s continue to pray for the church in Zamfara State which is frequently attacked and thus unable to meet for regular services. Pray that the Christians would not be discouraged, but would stand firm in their faith with a soft heart for unbelievers.

TUESDAY 16TH NORTH WEST REGION – KADUNA

  • Praise God for the new EMS Mission Field School that was opened in Kigin Giri Mission Station with 70 kids as pioneering pupils.
  • Pray that God will grant grace on the missionary and the teachers and that He would provide what the school needs to thrive.
  • Pray that many unbelieving children in this community and their parents will encounter the Lord through this school ministry.

WEDNESDAY 17TH NORTH EAST REGION – GOMBE

  • Ask the Lord to grant comfort to the family of our missionary, Pas. Yakub Zaradi who lost their son last month.
  • Let’s keep praying for more of God’s grace and strength on Halima Audu who gave her life to Christ and has been facing a lot of persecution and hardship.

THURSDAY 18TH SOUTH EAST REGION
Ask the Lord to stir the hearts of many in this region to be willing to support the work. Ask the Lord to grant an opening for the provision of bikes for mission stations in need of mobility.

FRIDAY 19TH SOUTH NORTH EAST REGION
Ask the Lord to grant provision for the Yamel DCC mission conference that is hoped to be held November 16th, – 17th, 2018.

SATURDAY 20TH NORTH CENTRAL REGION-JOS
Ask the Lord to grant EMS supporters in this region open doors and grace to meet up with their commitments of sponsoring missionaries. Due to the decrease of support, we have outstanding arrears of N1, 662,421.

WEEK FOUR: FOCUS ON OTHER EMS MISSION ARMS
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life and the one who is wise saves lives” (Proverbs 11:30, NIV)

SUNDAY 21ST EMS CRISES RELIEF & PROJECT UNIT

  • Praise God for the success recorded in EMS efforts to reach out to needy individuals and communities in crisis.
  • Pray for Brother Mark Na’ah for God’s wisdom and protection as he mobilizes resources and travels to reach out to selected needed communities throughout this last quarter of the year.
  • Pray for pastors, churches and Non-Government Organizations that they would be equiped with all they need to bring aid to crisis-affected areas in Nigeria.

MONDAY 22ND EMS CHILDREN/MISSION FIELDS SCHOOL & EMS HOUSE OF HOPE

  • Pray that the students and pupils in EMS children/mission field school & EMS House of Hope will recognize their need for a vibrant and intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus.
  • Pray for God’s continued provision for needs of these schools. Pray also for the teachers, that they would remain steadfast in their spiritual walk, be renewed daily, and exemplify
    Christ in their daily lives.
  • Ask the Lord to grant more patience and wisdom to all the men and women who are caring for these kids.

TUESDAY 23RD MISSIONARY CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD
Ask God to please cultivate in missionary children the ability to have true humility before Him and to show true humility before all. Ask God to cloth them with the virtue of compassion and may honesty and integrity be their crown and their protection.

WEDNESDAY 24TH EMS TRAVEL UNIT
Ask the Lord to guide and protect EMS drivers from accidents and keep them free from harm of any sort on their journeys this last quarter of the year. Pray that He would support them with His grace when they are tired and also help them to be patient in any trouble which may come their way. Ask that He keep them always mindful of His presence and love.

THURSDAY 25TH EMS WIDOWS
Ask the Lord to bring these women courage and enable them to care for their families. Pray many people in the Church will care for them as we are commissioned in James 1:27.

FRIDAY 26TH EMS MEDICAL UNIT
Pray for God’s healing on: Pas. Samuel John, Pas. Habila Joshua, Pas. Harline Mela, Pas. MagajiSani, Mrs. Ruth Dikko, and Mrs. Christiana Bulus.

SATURDAY 27TH SOUTH NORTH EAST REGION
Let’s keep praying for God’s continued protection over converts in Gaji mission station who are been persecuted by traditional worshipers; these converts are also been stripped of their farmland because of their faith.

WEEK FOUR: FOCUS ON CROSS-BORDERS MISSION FIELDS
As you go, preach this message: ‘the kingdom of heaven is near.’ Matt 10:7 NIV

SUNDAY 28TH ECWA CHAD
Pray for ECWA Chad to be self-sustaining, self – supporting and self- propagating and will shine out the light to represent all that ECWA exists for in the love of God and the propagation of the Gospel of Christ.

MONDAY 29TH EMS/ECWA TOGO MISSION FIELD

  • Pray for God to provide support of a borehole for both Tota Village and Kedjida Cope Villages which amounts to N150, 000 Naira each.
  • Pray for God’s provision for us to be able to build the mission church in Kaboli. The building cost is N2, 000,000.00.
  • Pray for God to provide at least 5 motorcycles for the missionaries that are working in the interior parts of Togo to enable them to work effectively.

TUESDAY 30TH ECWA KENYA

  • Pray for the growth of the ministry school that was started by Pst. & Mrs. Mutunga. Pray that this school will continuously serve as a platform by which many will be saved.
  • Pray that God will send workers to help plant churches in areas identified for church planting in Kenya.

WEDNESDAY 31TH ECWA ZAMBIA
By God’s grace, two volunteers have been found and have replaced the ones that withdrew their services from the Zambian field. Pray for the two volunteers that have given themselves to serve as church planters that God would use them for His glory. Pray that God would open a way of funding their ministry by raising supporters.

THANK YOU FOR PRAYING WITH US THROUGH OCTOBER 2018.
MORE GRACE AND GOD’S BLESSINGS AS YOU RELENTLESSLY PRAY WITH US THROUGH 2018. SHALOM!!!