Join us in praying for Africa
Dear Friends & Partners,
If you've been watching or following world events you know that right now Africa is struggling on many different fronts with many different issues and desperately needs a breakthrough. The power of the Holy Spirit and the power of the Gospel is the answer. Whether it's the outbreak of Ebola or the march of radical Islam we believe that the power of the Gospel IS the answer for Africa's problems. Please pray together with us for this tremendous continent with 1 billion precious people, and let us proclaim the Lordship of Jesus over Africa.
Thank you for your prayer and support,
Evangelist Daniel Kolenda
The biggest problem in Africa is poverty. There is hardly a state without parts of the population suffering from hunger and poverty. Hundreds of thousands are dying every year because of poverty and its consequences. One of the main causes is the century-old exploitation of the continent – even by the West. The aid of Western states is often like a mere drop in the ocean, and very often the help does not even arrive.
Hunger in Sudan
Because of poor harvests caused by drought, as well as rising food prices and inner conflicts, hunger is rising in the mostly Christian South Sudan. Less than 5% of the usable soil gets cultivated. Experts now consider South Sudan the region most endangered by hunger, and warn of disaster.
The terror-group Boko Haram is on a mission to build an Islamic empire, and to destroy everything coming from the West. Since 2001 it is estimated that more than 10,000 people were killed, and about 300,000 are refugees. In northern Nigeria the Islamic radicals are controlling whole regions. People are afraid to even utter the name Boko Haram.
One journalist asked a member of this Islamic sect, “Why are you attacking defenceless villages, where often even brothers of your own faith are living? Why are you killing old people and children? Why are you driving them to the village square, only to shoot them?”
He answered: “Collective punishment. If only one person of a village is collaborating with the security forces, we kill them all.”
In March 2014 Guinea reported an outbreak of Ebola. The virus spread to the South, toward Liberia and Sierra Leone. On August 1st the WHO warned against the catastrophic consequences of this epidemic. As of this writing, more than 1600 people in West Africa are infected, and almost 900 have died. Between 50% and 80% of those affected are threatened by death. There is still no cure.
AIDS and Malaria
According to estimates, about 1 million people in Africa die of malaria every year. About 300 die everyday in Uganda alone – mostly infants and pregnant women.
AIDS is still one of Africa’s major problems. In some regions, one out of three people is considered to be infected. Yet it has been our consistent experience that the Lord heals AIDS.
"Mwamongu water source" by Bob Metcalf. Licensed under Public domain.
Many parts of Africa lack clean drinking water. Often there is too little or only contaminated water for the fast-growing population. People in North and East Africa in particular have to cover long distances to get water from wells or rivers.
North Africa is held by the vice-like grip of Islam. Typically Christians and other faiths experience oppression and persecution, especially in the regions of the “Arab Spring.”
Africa needs your prayer!
- Pray that the powers of poverty, violence, war and injustice are bound by the name of Jesus.
- Pray for the healing of the land, economic recovery, creation of jobs, victory over poverty and lack, and wisdom for handling natural resources.
- Pray for deliverance from demonic strongholds like Islam, ancestor worship, mixing of religions, witchcraft, shamanism and idol worship.
- Pray that through bold, Spirit-filled proclamation of the good news whole regions will be shaken, cleansed and blessed.
- Pray for political leaders, who really care about the well being of their people.