Answered Prayer!

cropped-fotolia_76949721_xs.jpgA while back I asked you to pray for Pastor Davis Juma’s little boy in Kenya. (Read here.) I received this report yesterday from Pastor Juma:  “I would like to tell you that my son is now at home and healing. Thank you so much.” Praise the Lord!

He went on to share some other needs. Please join me in praying for these needs.

My eyes are now focused on the harvest of souls on the two islands of :ake Victoria-Mageta and Sikulu. The inhabitants of these islands need to hear the word as God loves them too. I am told that life there can only be compared to that of the biblical Corinth. ”Corinthianizing”, alcohol and drug trafficking and are ‘legal’.
It is not an easy thing to describe places like Mageta and Sikulu Islands in words when it comes to moral and faith matters . God loves them and wants them to be saved.
Shall we go together and get those prisoners? God is sending us to them. The most important arsenal needed here are:
  • Prayer.
  • Faithful and bold evangelists.
  • Bibles in Swahili and native languages.
  • Transportation and accommodations.

Please consider what you can do to help the gospel reach these people. If you can pray, pray. If you can help with Bibles, please do. If you can help with transport and accommodation, please help. 

And above every thing, pray that God will will open the doors into the hearts of the people and that He gives us boldness so that we proclaim the word without fear.

Yours In God’s Service
Pastor Davis Ochieno Juma
-Fishing the lost and feeding the found.

Pray for Mt. Olives Fellowship in Kenya


Apostle Chriss Wanyonyi

Please join me in praying for Mt. Olives Fellowship Centre Ministries International in Kenya. Apostle Chriss Wanyonyi, founder and president of the ministry sent these prayer requests:

Greatly appreciated to allow share our ministerial prayer needs and ministry events. Am caring for 48 orphans in Kenya, Africa, and involved in soul winning ministry and church planting in Kenya. Just pray with me over ministry conferences Easter from 27-1 April in Eldoret, Kenya; 4-8 April Kisumu, Kenya; 11-15 in Daresalaam; Tanzania conference; 19-23 April Kitale, Kenya, conference; and 27-1 May conference in Bungoma Kenyan conference. Thanks for prayers.


Our Orphans at School, now E.C.D. to Standard One


“Conference Church Leaders by Apostle Chris Wanyonyi in Tanzania”


Pray for This Ministry in Tamil Nadu

2018-3-12_2Recently Jemima David contacted me on LinkedIn to ask for prayer and support for her father’s ministry: The Church of India in Tamil Nadu. Please join me in praying for them. She said, “We need your prayers and support to construct a church in Tiruvallur village.” They currently need to complete the church floor and do painting work. I asked for more information about the ministry and other specific prayer requests, and she sent me the following:

We are doing church ministry, outreach by spreading gospel through booklets and Bible. We are also doing social work such as providing help for the less privileged children and widows and old aged people.

Thank you very much for your effort to display on your blog. If you or anyone wants to pray . . . , kindly do so as per the Lord leads you. We also encourage and welcome if anyone wants to come in person or willing to serve the Lord through special meeting in our church premises.

Pray for This Ministry in Pakistan

Please join me in praying for Pastor Jamil Salik and his ministry in Pakistan. Pastor Salik contacted me recently to tell me a little about his ministry and request prayer. He started this way . . .

Here I am working for soul winning. And working for orphans and for persecuted families and for widows.

Even I have Christian literature ministries. I have skill to translate international material which is best for Pakistani nations and for churches and they come to Lord. So keep praying our all ministries in your prayers. Shalom

I encourage you to visit Pastor Salik’s websites to learn more about this exciting ministry. One is Ambassador of God Ministries International. Here is a short quote from that site:

God is using us with mighty power of the Holy Spirit and doing wonderful works, miracles, signs & wonders and braining restoration and the Spirit of God moving in lives. Many people are receiving healing from diseases & sickness, blind eyes opening, paralyzed people healed, lames are walking, deaf ears are listening, dumb started speaking and demons possessed released in the name of Jesus Christ. For that we give all glory, praise and honor to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The other website is Feeding Orphan Ministries. Here are some pictures from that site:

Pastor Salik also sent pictures from a healing crusade.

here i am sending you again attach some Pictures of my Crusade where i have been preached and many souls were came to Christ and accept to Christ, also here you can see that my churches kids Distributing tracts

Part of this ministry involves reaching out to Hindus.

here i am sending you Pictures of evangelism among Hindus also i have been preached in Hindus Temple , and many Hindus and gentiles came to the Lord, Praise God.

Pray for Believers in China

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A friend recently forward this article to me from It is lengthy but well worth the read. Please join me in praying for these believers and the situation.

E-Bulletin #51 – Special China Issue – Please Pray for Christians in China
Dear Friends,

For decades we have strived to openly share news and prayer requests from Asia, as we seek to help God’s people extend the kingdom of Jesus Christ. In this newsletter we have a deep burden to share with you, and we ask for your fervent prayers and intercession for our brothers and sisters in the Chinese house churches. They are now undergoing a fiery trial that is more fierce than anything experienced in China since the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s.

In the past 18 months, the situation for Christians in China has dramatically worsened. At the start, we hesitated to publicly share new information from China for a few reasons. Some of the news we have received from church leaders is so dire that most believers around the world simply wouldn’t believe it if we told them. We also wanted to make sure these things were not part of a short-term crackdown, as over the years we have seen numerous seasons of persecution come and go in China. However, we believe it is now time to present the known facts, to help people understand what our fellow believers are experiencing right now.

We have also shared several links to web pages in this message, to help people learn more about the situation from other sources. Please take the time to read these articles.

* President Xi Jinping—who is about to have the constitution amended so he can remain in power for as long as he wishes—first raised concerns among Christians about three years ago when he spoke about the need to control “illegal religion”. Persecution has markedly worsened since then, and hundreds of house church pastors have vanished over the past few years. Many are assumed to have been killed. Others may be held in “black jails” — secret facilities where they are tortured mercilessly. When someone enters a black jail they are usually never heard from again. Their families have no idea of their whereabouts, and all communication ceases.

* You are unlikely to hear much fresh information from the Church in China, because most mission organizations working in China have been targeted in recent years. Thousands of foreign Christians have been expelled from the country, while the large ‘persecution’ ministries have seen their Chinese contacts arrested. The result is that news about the Church in China is becoming difficult to access. The government appears to be trying to throw a blanket over the Church, so that the rest of the world can’t see or hear what’s going on inside the country.

* Christian activity in China has been strictly monitored, due to the presence of tens of millions of facial- recognition cameras that have sprung up in every city and town, and now even in villages. The data from these cameras is fed into a massive computer network around the clock. Using ‘artificial intelligence’, alerts are sent to the police if the computers detect any suspicious activity, such as a group of Christians gathering at a location for worship or Bible study. We encourage you to watch the following short video from the BBC. It is sobering, but will help you understand the challenges facing our brothers and sisters in China:

* For decades, most members of Three-Self churches in China thought they were safe because they had registered with the government. Many looked down on the illegal house church networks and chided them for not “obeying the laws of the land.” The distinctions between the two groups are now blurred. Hundreds of Three-Self pastors have also been arrested in the last few years, and church buildings have been demolished by special paramilitary forces. The largest single worship center in China, the Golden Lampstand Church in Shanxi Province, had a congregation of more than 50,000 members. The building, which was constructed with official permission, was recently blown up by the Chinese authorities and is now a pile of rubble:

* Last year the government announced draconian new laws designed to punish “illegal religion” (i.e. all worship or activity outside the control of the atheistic Communist Party). These new laws, which came into force last month, include fines of up to US$30,000 for holding prayer meetings or Bible studies, while Christians who travel out of the country (including to Hong Kong) to attend conferences or other Christian events may be arrested and fined up to US$50,000. These amounts are more than a lifetime’s income for many Chinese believers. Pressure is also being applied to those who associate with Christians. For example, landlords face heavy fines if they rent a property to any believers who subsequently use it for meetings.

* As a result of this massive suppression, in the past year almost all house church networks we serve have stopped holding large gatherings, and most have broken down into tiny groups of no more than 4 or 5 believers. Even small meetings like this carry risk of detection and police action, so great is the control being exerted.

* In some parts of the country, thousands of Chinese Christians have been arrested. The worst of all is in northwest China, where the government has cast a wide net to demolish the threat of Islam, with at least 120,000 people currently believed to be held in concentration camps in the region:

Many Christians in Xinjiang, both Han Chinese and ethnic minority believers, have been rounded up and sent to the same concentration camps. Church leaders we work with have told us things there are “worse than during the Cultural Revolution.”

The supply of Bibles to Chinese Christians has been severely reduced. The house churches have never been officially allowed to access Bibles, but now the registered churches are also reporting a great shortage. Last year, the few remaining Bible courier ministries that were operating from Hong Kong also closed down. A decade ago, Asia Harvest was one of about a dozen known ministries providing Bibles to the house churches of China. Most of those groups have since been forced out of the country through threats, intimidation, seduction, and other means.

We have received reports of some who carried Bibles into China recently being stopped at the border. In the past, officials would confiscate the Bibles and allow the person to continue on their journey. Now, those caught with Chinese Bibles have been interrogated for up to 12 hours, expelled from China, and banned from coming back for 10 years. We believe the overall purpose is to isolate the children of God in China by strangling the supply of God’s Word. Many Chinese Christian websites, Bible apps and other resources have also been blocked by the government.

China is also extending its anti-Christian influence into neighboring countries. We have received reports of believers in Nepal, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam being warned not to spread the Gospel across their borders into China, or they will face severe consequences.

Summary: Few Christians around the world imagined that China would ever return to its intense anti-Christian persecutions like during Mao’s rule, but things are lining up for a brutal and prolonged period of struggle for Christians in China. In many ways, because of new technology, believers face an even greater challenge than during the dark days of the Cultural Revolution. Many in the West thought that Communism collapsed with the breakup of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Politicians were certain that free market reforms would cause China to open up and embrace democracy. They were wrong. The dark forces of aggressive, God-hating atheism are alive and well in China, North Korea, and other parts of the world.

Please Pray for China

Praise God that He has done a wonderful work of grace in China during nearly 70 years of Communist rule! Today there are at least 100 million Christians in the country, many of whom love the Lord Jesus with all their hearts and are willing to lay down their lives for the Gospel. Pray this persecution will cause the Church to rise up and claim even more of their country for the kingdom of God.

Please pray the kingdom of Jesus Christ would be strengthened and would grow even larger as a result of the current anti-Christian campaign. Pray that Satan would not have his way, but that God’s children would be covered by the Blood of Jesus and would come through the tribulations refined like pure gold.

* Ask God to glorify His Name once again among the people of China, and that by breaking down into tiny groups of believers, the churches will get back to the basics of the faith and introduce more people to the Lord than ever before.

* Most of the younger generation of Christian leaders in China have never experienced severe, physical persecution. Understandably, many are nervous. Please pray our Heavenly Father would reveal Christ’s all-sufficiency to them, and they would come through to the other side closer to God and better equipped to lead His people.

Pray the Holy Spirit would give His children heavenly wisdom and strategies to know what to do in this crisis, and that the transformative power of the Gospel will continue to be shared to the one billion people in China who have not yet bowed their knee to the Lord.

* By God’s hand, Asia Harvest has provided almost 11 million Bibles to the house churches in China over the years. We wish it was many millions more! The pressure is intense, but please pray the Lord will continue to hold open the door for us to continue. Please intercede for our Chinese co-workers who oversee the projects. As long as there is a slight opening, we want to faithfully continue to obey what God first called us to do 30 years ago.

* Satan and wicked men have continually tried to destroy God’s people in China over the centuries, but God’s plans have progressed regardless. Pray the King of Kings would confound the present generation of rulers, and they would learn the lesson that many before have discovered, dating back to the time of Pharaoh’s persecution of God’s children, when the Bible says, “The more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites”(Exodus 1:12).

Please feel free to share this message with any concerned believers, or to post it on social media etc.

Until All have Heard of Jesus,
The team at Asia Harvest

Pray for These Widows in Uganda

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Jacob Olowo

A few days ago I asked for prayer for Jacob Olowo and his ministry in Uganda. You can read that post here. He has followed up asking for specific prayer for a group of widows in his community who are under his guidance and support. Here are their prayer requests:

1. To be funded to expand and involve in money making projects
2. To get shelter for themselves since majority live poor conditioned houses
3. To build up their meeting and office premises where they can easily conduct their project activities
4. To educate or pay tuition fees to their Orphan children, Grand children and other siblings under their care for future support in their homes
5. To continue united as one in their project groups
6. To show an example to other Widows in different communities.
7. To Pray for their late husbands rest in Eternal peace

Widows Saving Group

“Honor widows who are truly widows.”
1 Timothy 5:3 ESV


Pray for This Need in Uganda

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Jacob Olowo

Please join me praying for Jacob Olowo in Uganda. He has not yet been able to begin his ministry but does want to. He explained it this way:

Currently I don’t have a registered Ministry as you know its quit expensive but as believers we have acquired a piece of land where if we get some funds can start off the Ministry premises and registration.

I request that with your great work on this globe, pray for us to have our Ministry succeed in order to have good coordination and even receive many people who will air out many problems to be prayed for.
Here are Jacob’s prayer requests:
  • Pray for my family to live peaceful including my children
  • Pray for me to have money that can open up a project or Ministry that can start helping the needy i.e orphans, vulnerable children, widows, disabled persons, people living with HIV etc.  
  • I  request that I continue with my education which I did not complete (Diploma level)
  • Pray   for my children to always get tuition fees for their  study
  • Pray that we continue having rain because without it many people live without food for example my country is now is starvation season and many have lost lives due to failing to acquire what to eat.
  • Pray for my community to have electricity, safe cleaning water and even good roads, or many infrastructure i.e a health centre
  • pray for me to be financially stable such that I can involve in opening many projects to help people in communities
  • Pray for me to start moving on even a motorcycle but not a bicycle which I have so far used it for many years.
  • Pray for young girls to continue with their education but not drop out of school due to early pregnancy.
  • Pray for me to build a house for sleeping and can accommodate many people  or visitors
  • Pray that I get many gardens which I can plant crops for both domestic  and  commercial services