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                                                                     Week 45: Sunday 2 – Saturday 8 November               Week 46: Sunday 9 – Saturday 15 November
     Prayer A .T
             .C .                                                    I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the
                                                                     peoples; I will sing praises to you among the
                                                                                                                           Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who
                                                                                                                           sustains me. (Psalm 54:4)
               in                                                    nations. For thy steadfast love is great to the
                                                                     heavens... (Psalm 57:10)
                                                                                                                            Seventeen people participated in the Great
                                                                                                                             South Run in Portsmouth last month to raise
     ACTion                                                           The ACT 10 Years Anniversary event of 11

                                                                       October went very well and was well attended.
                                                                                                                             funds for ACT. They all completed the race.
                                                                                                                             Thank our father for journey mercies for all our
                                                                       We also enjoyed excellent weather. The Lord           runners to and from Portsmouth. Pray that the
    November 2008                                                      answered all our requests. Your prayers were
                                                                       not in vain. Join in giving thanks and praise to
                                                                                                                             Lord will strengthen their physical bodies and
                                                                                                                             bless them and their families. Pray for success
Dear Friends                                                           our faithful God.                                     with collecting the sponsorship pledges.

Recent events in the past few months have thought                     In addition to the event in Croydon, a fund-         Kunle will be travelling to Zambia during the
me yet another lesson about our Father in heaven. I                    raising dinner was organised in Bangor, Wales         week. Pray that he will be conscious of the
am reminded that The Lord is There. I know very                        by ACT trustee Pauline Edwards and was                presence of the Holy Spirit with him through out
well from the bible and from personal experience                       attended by our guests from Tanzania. The             this trip which will include a short stop over in
that God is always near to us. But at times we feel                    event was a success and opened doors for              Malawi and in South Africa. Ask our father to
like the weight of the world is upon us and God can                    ACT in Wales. Thank and praise our Father             anoint Him that he will speak with boldness and
seem far away. We may be praying but what we are                       who opens doors that no man can shut. Ask the         encourage the Churches, care teams, as well
experiencing may be discouraging. Yet in reality                       Lord to bless Pauline and her husband John            as the widows and children who he will meet.
                                                                       that they may prosper and see growth as they
God is nearer than we think. He has promised never                                                                          By the time you receive this prayer leaflet, the
to leave us or forsake us. The recent ACT 10
                                              th                       lead the Bangor AOG Church. Ask that the
                                                                                                                             people of Zambia would have elected a new
Anniversary event in Croydon was a resounding                          Holy Spirit be always with Pauline as she
                                                                                                                             President. There is concern for the peace of the
success. The feedbacks we have received have                           travels around the world to preach the gospel.
                                                                                                                             nation, with threats of violence being made by
been very positive, with complements about our                        Thank the Lord for making it possible for Bill        political parties if the outcome does not favour
organising a programme that flowed seamlessly. Yet                     and Emmanuel to travel to the UK to participate       their candidate. Pray for God’s peace and ask
for those of us involved we know this was not us but                   in the 10 Anniversary event. They have since          for his mercy on the nation.
God at work. What we did was pray and we also                          returned to Tanzania. They are grateful for the
asked you to pray and our Father answered. This is                                                                          The Bangor AOG Church provides financial
                                                                       very warm welcome and care they received
the key. God is true to His name Jehovah Shammah                                                                             support for ACT and other mission projects
                                                                       while in the UK. Pray that the Lord strengthen
– The Lord is There. Therefore when we hear the                                                                              abroad through Annie’s Orphans, their charity
                                                                       the link with our partners in Tanga. Ask Him to
disturbing stories about women and children                                                                                  shops. The shops also bless missionaries.
                                                                       bless Bill and his family and favour Emmanuel
suffering terrible hardships from wars, poverty or                                                                           They do not need to pay for any purchases
                                                                       in his studies to become a doctor.
inhumanity of man, as in recent news from Congo                                                                              made in the shops. Pray for the success and
DR, Somalia and the Sudan we should not be down                       The Lord provided excellent accommodation for         growth of these shops and for favour with the
cast or discouraged. The Lord is There. Our task is                    Bill and Emmanuel while in Croydon and they           communities where they are located. Ask the
to pray and also act. He will surely answer.                           made many friends who attended to them and            Lord to send good people to manage the
                                                                       to their needs. Thank the Lord for Judy               business and bless Pauline Edwards who
Kunle                                                                  Andrews, Irene Sando, Theo Ogbu and others            oversees the work.
                                                                       who made their stay in the UK enjoyable. Ask
                       African Child Trust                                                                                  Thank the Lord for the Royal Connection
                                                                       our Father to bless and reward their hospitality.
 5A Russell Hill Parade, Russell Hill Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2LE                                                           Church, London. They have been supporting
                                Pray for Kunle who will be preaching at Chiltern      ACT for a number of years. Pray peace and
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                                                                       Church, Sutton on Sunday 9 . Ask that he may          blessings of the Lord on the Church and Pastor
                                                                       speak under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.         Oludoyi and his leadership team.
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Week 47: Sunday 16 – Saturday 22          November     Week 48: Sunday 23 – Saturday 29 November             Forthcoming Events for your Diary
Let the little children come to me, and do not         ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit’,
hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven                 says the Lord Almighty. (Zechariah 4:6)               ACTIVE – Overseas Volunteering 2008
belongs to such as these. (Matthew 19:14)
                                                        Pray for the meeting of ACT Trustees on             We have opportunities for teachers, curriculum
 Pray for Josephine Elias in Moshi, Tanzania            Tuesday 25 . Ask the Lord to fill the Trustees      advisers, ICT trainers, IT technical advisers and
  and her mother Juliana and five siblings. She is       with His Holy Spirit and to guide their             managers to volunteer for short term 2 to 8
  struggling with her studies in school and finds        deliberations. Pray that decisions will be made     weeks assignments in Tanga, Tanzania from
  English particularly difficult. Pray that the Lord     with wisdom according to His plans and              January to August 2009. The project is in
  will give her clarity of mind so that she can          purposes for the work that is ahead.                partnership with the VSO and DFID and will
  make progress at school. Pray also for her                                                                 involve setting up ICT facilities in secondary
                                                        Pray that the Lord will guide the Trustees to
  mother who in spite of ACT assistance still                                                                schools, training teachers in use of computers so
                                                         Christian business leaders who have a passion
  struggles to meet the financial needs.                                                                     they can teach ICT to students in the schools.
                                                         for the type of work ACT is doing and who we
                                                                                                             These are opportunities for both the young and
 Enerst Chisha has one more year before                 can call upon to support and strengthen the
                                                                                                             the mature and particularly people from the Africa
  completing secondary school in Chingola,               work of ACT as Trustees. Pray that our Father
                                                                                                             Diaspora. If you are interested or would like to
  Zambia. Pray for him, his mother and eight             will lead us in the search.
                                                                                                             know more, please send an e-mail to
  siblings. Ask the Lord to provide for their
                                                        Revd Dedu is Pastor of our partner Church in (Ref ACTIVE).
  financial needs and to guide Ernest as he
                                                         Tanga. He has recently been appointed the
  makes decisions about his future. Pray for
                                                         assistant Bishop of North Tanzania by the
  Eunice his mother that her chicken business
                                                         Tanzania Assemblies of God Church. Pray that        Planned Trips in 2009
  will grow and prosper.
                                                         the Lord will guide and counsel him and give
 We rejoice in the progress that Felix Yameogo          him wisdom in his new role. Remember his            We are planning visits to Tanzania, Uganda and
  is making in his studies. This 16 year old boy is      family and pray also for the Church in Tanga.       Burkina Faso in 2009. We are inviting child
  an Aids orphan and lives with his uncle in                                                                 sponsors and supporters who would like to travel
                                                        We are waiting for the outcome of our funding       with us to any of these countries to contact us for
  Koudougou, Burkina Faso. Pray that our Father
                                                         application to DFID for the volunteering project    more information
  will remember him always and direct his steps.
                                                         in Tanzania. Pray that we will be successful.       (Ref: Trips 2009)
  Pray also that he will enjoy good health. Ask
                                                         Ask the Lord to direct people with the skills and
  the Lord to reward his uncle as he cares for this
                                                         right heart to join ACT on short term placement
  orphan boy.
                                                         to Tanzania on this project.                        Volunteer Vacancies in our Purley Offices
 Remember Mary Mmassy, 11 years old and
                                                        Bola Ojo is ACT volunteer Programmes                We have vacancies for a volunteer Office
  youngest of five children living with their mother
                                                         Manager overseeing the volunteering project.        Administrator, Finance Officer and someone with
  in Tanga, Tanzania. Pray for God’s peace as
                                                         Ask our Father to give her wisdom in this           experience of preparing bid applications at our
  the family has suffered many internal problems
                                                         important role. Pray that the Lord will bless her   Purley offices. The positions are suitable for
  at home. This has caused Mary to suffer in her
                                                         family and reward her for her work for the poor.    people with computer skills who are familiar with
  school work and she is repeating the year.
                                                        Lift up to the Lord Moses the administrator at      Microsoft Word and Excel programs and have
 James Oweka’s parents are dead and his uncle                                                               done similar work in the past. They are also ideal
                                                         Olive Tree Parish, Ikoyi and Amara at Bethesda
  who was caring for him was killed by rebels in                                                             for retired people wanting to volunteer one or
                                                         in Lagos. Both work for ACT Church partner
  the civil war in northern Uganda. James is now                                                             more days a week. If you are able to help contact
                                                         organisations in Nigeria. Ask our Father to fill
  staying in Jinja with a guardian who is                                                                    our office:
                                                         their hearts with compassion for the children
  unemployed. Pray for James and his guardian.
                                                         and widows they care for and to carry out the
  Ask the Lord to heal him of the pains he has
                                                         work they do with diligence. Pray the Lord
  experienced in his short life and to be merciful
                                                         bless and reward them and their families.
  so his guardian will find paid employment.

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