Praise & Prayer, December 2017

EMS OF ECWA
PRAISE & PRAYER, NOVEMBER 2017

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Brethren, pray for us (1 Thess. 5:25)
WEEK ONE – FOCUS IS ON PRAISE/THANKSGIVING
FROM HOME AND CROSS-BOARDER MISSION FIELDS
“Praise be to the Lord, the God … who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to us…”
Gen 24:27

FRIDAY 1ST
Praise God for sustaining EMS, its management team, its field missionaries, its office staff and all supporters from January to December 2017.

SATURDAY 2ND
Praise God for the converts made through EMS mission programs carried out at different times by our missionaries in their various mission fields. Ask the Lord to sustain them in faith and to keep safe those who are being persecuted because of their conversion.

WEEK TWO – FOCUS IS ON EMS HOME MISSION FIELDS

“Therefore I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing praises to your name.” 2 Sam 22:50

SUNDAY 3RD EMS HEAD OFFICE

  • Praise God with the EMS Management Team for God’s grace, wisdom for right and strategic decisions, safety in all travels, and divine protection over their families throughout the year 2017.
  • Praise God for the retirement service of Rev. & Mrs. Idris Sarkin-noma holding today, 3rd of December, at ECWA Church Ungwan Maichibi in Kasuwan Magani DCC. Pray for the success of the program and for other retirees as they serve God in other ministry capacities.

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 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 CENTRAL REGION – GARKI

  • Praise God for His grace on Rev. Slash Gana, the Central Regional Coordinator, to coordinate this region’s mission activities all year.
  • Praise God for the life, works and families of missionaries working under this region.
  • Praise God for the mission stations in this region that have been weaned into a full-fledged church this year.

TUESDAY 5TH NORTH WEST – KADUNA

  • Praise God for His grace on Rev. Gambo Ayuba, the North West Regional Coordinator, to coordinate this region’s mission activities all year.
  • Praise God for the increased number of supporters that have been added to the committed supporters in this region.
  • Praise God for the safety of missionaries, and for the safe release of a missionary’s wife, children and church members that were kidnapped at one point in this region.

WEDNESDAY 6TH MID-CENTRAL – KAGORO

  • Praise God for the life, ministry and family of Rev. Zakka Ma’aji, the regional coordinator of this region, for sound health, divine protection in travels and for wisdom to coordinate the mission activities for this region throughout this year.
  • This region has been faced with several challenges this year, including low mission supports, attacks on mission stations, and threats on missionaries’ life and families, but through all of these and many more, God has sustained them. Praise God for His providence and divine protection.

THURSDAY 7TH MID EAST REGION – LAFIA DCC

  •  Praise God for the life, ministry and family of Rev. Dutse Adamu, the regional coordinator of this region, for sound health, divine protection in travels and for wisdom to coordinate the mission activities for this region.
  •  Praise God for the life and ministry of all the missionaries working in this region and for all the progress recorded in the work of making converts, disciples and planting churches through this year.

FRIDAY 8TH FAR NORTH REGION – MALUMFASHI

  • Praise God for the life, ministry and family of Rev. Yahaya Bungule, the regional coordinator of this region, for sound health, divine protection in travels and for wisdom to coordinate the mission activities for this region.
  • Despite the much opposition the Gospel receives from the fanatical unbelievers in this region, God has in His wisdom drawn many to His saving grace. Praise God for the wisdom He grants missionaries working in this region and for the power of the Gospel through which many are being reached and won to the Kingdom.

SATURDAY 9TH FAR NORTH WEST REGION – KEBBI

  • Praise God for His grace on Rev. Mazadu Korau, the regional coordinator of this region, to coordinate this region’s mission activities from January to date.
  • Praise God for the faith of missionaries working in this region with their families.
  • Praise God for the success of the missionary wives seminar that was held in Yauri in Kebbi DCC.

WEEK THREE – FOCUS IS ON EMS HOME MISSION FIELDS

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done” (Psalm 105:1, NIV)

SUNDAY 10TH NORTH EAST REGION – GOMBE

  • Praise God for the life, ministry and family of Rev. Yunana Misal, the regional coordinator of this region, for sound health, divine protection in travels and for wisdom to coordinate the mission activities for this region.
  • Praise for the success of mission awareness held in this region in various DCCs this year, most recent among them is the one in ECWA Bore DCC.

MONDAY 11TH SOUTH EAST REGION – ABA

  • Praise God for the life, ministry and family of Rev. Egelonu Obinali, the regional coordinator of this region, for sound health, divine protection in travels and for wisdom to coordinate the mission activities for this region through the year.
  • Praise God for new stations that were opened in this region and for strategic lands that were donated by mission-minded individuals for the purpose of church buildings and other mission-related structures.

TUESDAY 12TH SOUTH NORTH EAST REGION – TARABA

  • Praise God for His grace on Rev. Nehemiah T. Magaji, the South North East Regional Coordinator, to coordinate this region’s mission activities from January to date.
  • Praise God for the safety of all EMS missionaries working in this region, especially those working among ruthless unbelievers. We also thank God for the number of converts made from amongst them.
  • Praise God for the success of the mission conference held in Shongom DCC with a fundraising for the coordinator’s official house building project.

WEDNESDAY 13TH NORTH CENTRAL REGION – JOS

  • Praise God for the life, ministry and family of Rev. Yahaya Bungule, the regional coordinator of this region, for sound health, divine protection in travels and for wisdom to coordinate the mission activities for this region.
  • Praise God for the mission progress recorded in this region this year, such progress includes the weaning of churches; the most recent is that of Perkumban Prayers in Miango DCC

THURSDAY 14TH SOUTH WEST REGION – ILORIN

  • Praise God for the life, ministry and family of Rev. Oladipo Cornelius Taiwo, the regional coordinator of this region, for sound health, divine protection in travels and for wisdom to coordinate the mission activities for this region.
  • This region over time has been faced with various manpower and financial challenges, but God in His mercy has sustained us through all the hurdles; praise God for His grace on the missionaries and the existing mission stations.

FOCUS ON CROSS BORDERS MISSION FIELDS

FRIDAY 15TH GHANA

  • Thank God for the success of ECWA Ghana’s maiden convention, with Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Gado as guest speaker.
  • Thank God for the baptism of 8 people at the Adawukwa church, Ghana and the purchase of two and one-half plots of land at Young Tamale, Ghana.

SATURDAY 16TH MALAWI
Thank God for the privilege given to Rev. Sukukum to go to USA to fellowship with one of the partners of EMS. It was a refreshing moment and highly encouraging. He returned to meet his family in Malawi in good health – Praise to God.

WEEK FOUR: FOCUS ON CROSS BORDERS MISSION FIELDS

“Turn to Me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other” (Isaiah 45:22, NIV)

SUNDAY 17TH ECWA MALI CHURCH

  • Praise God for granting healing to Rev. Amah’s wife, who was totally down for about three weeks after her delivery. We also appreciate God for providing the money for the hospital bill.
  • Praise God for the testimonies surrounding holiday classes of the Amahs in Mali; some of the university students that attended are willing to continue with evening classes.
  • Thank God for a successful dedication of children in ECWA Bamako, Mali; the Hamidous and the Amahs dedicated their daughters to the glory of God.

MONDAY 18TH ECWA BURKINA FASO CHURCH

  • Praise God for the progress of the registration of ECWA Burkina Faso.
  • Praise God for the successful election of ECWA Burkina Faso leaders.
  • Praise God for Pastor Jean Marie in Burkina Faso who has started a prayer meeting in another location in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

TUESDAY 19TH ECWA BENIN REPUBLIC CHURCH

  • Praise God for the successful inauguration of ECWA Porto Novo, Benin Republic prayer house and the progress of the field.
  • Praise God for the successful registration of ECWA Benin Republic. ECWA is now officially registered with the government of the country.

WEDNESDAY 20TH ECWA NIGER REPUBLIC CHURCH

  • Praise God for His abiding grace prevailing over evil forces of darkness in Niger Republic.
  • Praise God for His guidance over new converts in the Niger Republic field.
  • Praise God for open doors to share the Gospel throughout this year in Niger Republic in spite of stiff oppositions.

 

THURSDAY 21ST ECWA TOGO CHURCH

  • Praise God for His providence over EMS of ECWA Togo, good health of missionaries’ families, good evangelistic work, unity, and progress in work.
  • Praise God for new churches planted in different location in the Togo field this year.
  • Praise God for gradually bringing the vision of starting an ECWA THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL IN TOGO to a reality, by God’s grace the ECWA Togo has fully accepted and approved the school to start in September 2018.

FRIDAY 22ND ECWA ZAMBIA CHURCH

  1. Praise God for many evangelistic activities that were embarked on in Copperbelt and the central provinces of Zambia. About 168 people were heard the Gospel and 5 accepted the Lord, while 35 people rededicated their lives to the Lord.
  2. The Lord granted Mrs. Kuzasuwat a safe flight from Zambia to Nigeria and back; thank God for renewing her passport without a problem and the encouragement she received from the office and host of relatives and friends.

SATURDAY 23RD ECWA KENYA CHURCH
Praise God for the provision of 50 desks from a pastor friend and his church towards the EMS School in Utawala Nairobi, Kenya.

WEEK FIVE: 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 24TH EMS MEDICAL UNIT

  • Praise God for His grace and wisdom on Mr. Samuel A. Ijah, the EMS medical coordinator, his family and all the health workers working with him in various EMS medical centers.
  • Praise God for the health of our missionaries; despite some having suffered ill health, God has been faithful in keeping us and proving for medical care.

MONDAY 25TH EMS SUPPORTERS
Praise God for His provisions and grace to stay committed to supporting the works of mission through EMS despite many financial challenges our nations are faced with today. Prayer partners like you have also not relented in any way. We bless God for all of you.

TUESDAY 26TH EMS SPORTS UNIT

  • Praise God for granting sound health and His grace to Rev. Emmanuel Ali, the EMS sports ministry coordinator, to coordinate the sport ministry activities in 2017.
  • Praise God for the fantastic opportunity EMS sports ministry has to train young leaders from across various mission fields.
  • Give thanks for the chance to support key leaders who are pioneering sports missions in their cities and countries inside and outside EMS mission fields in Nigeria.

WEDNESDAY 27TH EMS TRAINING UNIT
Praise God for his grace and wisdom on Rev. James Saleh and his family throughout this year in his coordination of the numerous trainings that he operates for EMS.

THURSDAY 28TH EMS CHILDREN/MISSION FIELD SCHOOLS

  • Praise God for his grace on Rev. Dr. Ben Buba, the EMS school services coordinator, and his family through this year.
  • Praise God for looking after EMS children and mission field schools in various mission fields with staff, pupils and students.

FRIDAY 29TH EMS MBB UNIT

  • Praise God for the converts made through this unit this year.
  • Praise God for His grace on Rev. Dr. Shaba Adams who coordinates the mission activities of this unit.

SATURDAY 30TH EMS HOUSE OF HOPE

  • Praise God for the life, ministry and family of Rev. Ayuba Kukwi, the EMS House of Hope coordinator. Praise God for His grace for effective work and achievements this year.
  • Praise God for protecting the orphans and needy children under our care in all EMS Houses of Hope across the country from kidnappers assigned to invade the orphanage homes and steal the children.
  • Praise God for His provision towards meeting the needs of these children and others EMS House of Hope ministered to in 2017.
  •  Praise God for the safety of the staff of EMS House of Hope in all their ministry works and travels.

SUNDAY 31ST EMS DRIVING UNIT
Praise God for His divine protection on all EMS vehicles and drivers from January through to this day. We have not recorded any car lost or death of any staff through accident this year. Blessed be the Name of the LORD!

THANK YOU FOR PRAYING WITH US THROUGH THE YEAR 2017.

SHALOM!!!