We at ECWA USA wish you and yours a Happy New Year
EMS OF ECWA JANUARY, 2013 PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS
Praise God for making us to see this year.
Thank God for many things we achieved last year in our various fields around the globe and in the office. We give God the glory.
Pray for EMS ministry for greater move of the Holy Spirit among us this year as we attempt to take greater steps of reaching other nations.
Pray that God will grant Visas to Missionaries from South Korea that are planning to come for prayer and visit with the Lees and EMS in as from the second week of this month.
EMS NORTH WEST REGION
Praise and thank God for the EMS Children school Kufana which was successfully dedicated and commissioned for children of Missionaries serving in the Far North region. The children had their first term successfully. We praise God for many helping hands that donated facilities towards achieving such a project. Pray that God will provide about N3.5m needed to complete the Hostel Parent house, dormitories and classrooms finishing.
Pray for the North West Region, the Regional Coordinator Rev. Gambo Ayuba and the 9 DCC Coordinators that are working with 141 Missionaries in various fields for God to put a hunger of knowing Him more in their lives.
EMS CENTRAL REGION
Praise and thank God for the 7 new enlisted supporters from the Central Region. Also for the good mobilization of members and how God is stirring people’s heart to see the need to send out Missionaries.
Thank God for ECWA Maitama Ministers’ Hill, the church gave out 10 new motorcycles to Missionaries presented several Television sets and DVDs including 2 sets for Missionaries on the Donkin Hills. A member of the church also provided for up to 10 Missionaries to go for pilgrimage in Israel.
Pray for Rev. Yohanna Turba the Central Regional Coordinator and the 6 Coordinators who are working with 120 Missionaries in the region that they will know Christ, the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering.
EMS MID EAST REGION
We praise God for the Mission Station at Agimaza in Nassarawa State DCC which was visited by a team from Katsina as a result of that, the chief gave land for school. As a result, 4 classrooms have been built, and the Youth Fellowship gave 2 bundles of roofing sheets. Pray for God to open doors for funds to complete the project.
Praise God for the licensing of 4 of our Missionaries at Makurdi DCC and the encouragement they have received as a result.
Pray that God will provide 3 motorcycles for our Coordinators in the region. They needed to replace the old ones.
Pray for Rev. Adamu Dutse the Mid East Regional Coordinator and the 6 Coordinators who are laboring alongside with 93 field Missionaries in the region that their knowledge of Christ would increase more and more and their desire to serve the Master.
NORTH EAST REGION
Thank God for the privilege of opening 7 new stations. Pray for the growth of these fields.
The EMS Management was full of praise to God at our December reporting when we heard how God opened doors for Borno and Yobe DCCs to pay salaries without help from EMS Headquarters inspite of the menace of Boko Haram. Also none of the Missionaries has left his post because of the threat of Boko Haram. Join us to praise God it was really His own doing.
Pray for Rev. Rev. Zakka Ma’aji the Central Regional Coordinator and the 12 DCC Coordinators who are working with 184 Field Missionaries for courage and willingness to serve in the most difficult zone in time like this. Pray that they would know Christ, the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering so they can stand for Him in this moment of trials.
EMS HEAD OFFICE
Pray for EMS Management as they meet today for God’s direction as they deliberate on issues that would further the Kingdom of God.
Pray for EMS Head Office staff as they go on retreat Prayer Retreat from 18th – 19 January at EMS Rhizha Retreat Center that God would use the time to give them vision for greater work ahead.
Pray for the visit to Koma Hills in Gongola DCC by some Management members from 24th – 28th January for God’s protection and good assessment of the work going there over the decades.
EMS NORTH CENTRAL REGION
Praise God for the suspension of the strike on the Plateau. Pray for the Governor David Jonah Jang and all those in leadership that Plateau would be an example of righteousness in governance in the Northern states this year.
The Jos DCC Women Fellowship went to Yelwa DCC for outreach and the focus was to our Mission fields. Praise God for the 194 converts and pray for their spiritual growth and maturity.
Mission Committees have been appointed in Gol (Barkin Ladi), Bukuru, Zabolo and Miango DCCs. Pray that the members of these committees would be used of God for making awareness on the activities of EMS in the districts.
Pray for Rev. Gana Danladi Slash the North Central Regional Coordinator and the 10 Coordinators working with 135 field Missionaries, that God would make them willing to devote themselves to knowing Christ, His power of resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering.
EMS SOUTH EAST REGION
Thank God for the two young men who joined Rev. Paul Egema at Umulewe. They were willing to reach to other people in the community. Pray for proper discipleship and maturity.
Pray for Umuahia DCC for God’s special grace as they work hand in hand with EMS for the progress of the ministry and God’s Kingdom.
Pray for the South East Regional Coordinator Pastor Egelonu Obinali who works alongside with 3 DCC Coordinators that have a total of 20 field Missionaries that God would make the knowledge of Christ, the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings their ultimate desire this year.
EMS MID CENTRAL REGION
We praise God for His move in Kagoro DCC which is the first within the region to show willingness to pay their EMS Coordinator. This is answer to prayers.
Pray for the Regional Coordinator for Mid Central Region, Rev. Ishaku D. Katuri who has 9 DCC 9 Coordinators and a total of 71 field Missionaries. Most of the Coordinators are newly posted. Ask the Lord to give them wisdom through the knowledge of Him who called them.
EMS SOUTH WEST REGION
Praise God for the Arabic Training that started in December 2012 extending to January 2013 at the EMS of ECWA World Mission Training Center Egbe. We desire that it would go a long way in helping the participants work among the Muslims better.
Pray for Pastor Oluwa Femi Bandele who works with 12 DCCs for good cooperation and understanding as they joined hands to expand the Kingdom of God.
EMS FAR NORTH REGION
We praise God for journey mercies granted to some of our Missionaries who were sponsored to go on pilgrimage to Israel from the Far North Region.
The Lord is bringing people among the Hausa and Fulani people to Himself through our Missionaries witnessing and the Radio Broadcast to the Far North. Pray for us as we labour this year for God’s grace to lead us to areas where the harvest is ripe.
Pray for Rev. Shu’aibu Idris even as he takes up the responsibility of coordinating EMS Fulani ministry and also Fulani Radio broadcast that God would direct and lead him for the praise of God’s glory.