Daily Topic for January 24, 2017

Acts 5:28-29, NET
...saying, “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name. Look, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man’s blood on us!” But Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than people.”

Pray that MANI delegates will have such passion and zeal for the Lord that they will be fearless as they minister in His name.

MANI Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

by KC

At first there were mission networks within each African country. Then there were regional African networks. As of 2001 the entire African continent has been working together for the Great Commission!
The Movement for African National Initiatives (MANI) is an appropriate name for this network of networks. The goal is to help African believers begin their own mission initiatives through networking and sharing ideas.
In March of 2016, MANI had their latest meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the African Union building. Africans and non-Africans meet every five years. Delegates, (including the editor of the GPD) were able to network and share ideas. Many of the things you are praying about this month and next came from contacts made at the MANI meeting.
What African believers lack in resources they make up for in zeal. Africans think nothing of spending entire nights praying and worshiping the Lord. Every people and nation brings something valuable to God’s banquet table. One Asian missionary remarked that the Asian believers need the passion of the Africans. There is no shortage of passion among the African mission force!

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Pray for passionate, Holy Spirit directed African workers to fan out and reach every unreached people group in their continent. Pray that their passion and zeal will rub off on the people they reach leading to thousands of Christ-centered church planting movements across Africa.

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