nd th th th 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 th 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 th 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 www.africanchildtrust.org.uk Pray for Kunle who will be preaching at Chiltern ACT for a number of years. Pray peace and Tel +44 (0) 20 8668 4562 th 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. th nd rd th 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 th 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 email@example.com. (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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com. 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.