Sam Amara and his team based at the Riches of Grace Church in Lagos, Nigeria, are doing an incredible work for the gospel as we seek to impact more of West Africa and respond to the move of God happening in that part of the world. In a few weeks time, we’ll be hosting the Grace Festival 2019, from 6th-10th November, gathering together leaders from seven West African nations. As we draw close to this key gathering, Sam has asked us to pray for all the work going on in West Africa – take a look at the video below to hear his encouragement to pray:
In particular, please do pray:
– For God to move powerfully in West Africa, particuarly within the nations of Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. In all, we are working into 17 nations in West Africa, and long to see God raise up more grace-filled churches.
– For church planting: we have recently planted a church in the city of Cotonou in Benin, and are looking to plant more in the coming years, particularly into Togo and Côte d’Ivoire. Please pray that churches would be strengthened to be agents of change within their nations, especially in the midst of often-difficult environments.
– For the Grace Festival in November: that it would be a powerful time of worship, teaching, fellowship and prayer. Please pray for the speakers, including David Devenish, Tope Koleoso and Martin Tibbert, as well as Sam as he hosts the event.
– For educational transformation: Most of our churches in West Africa run schools, aiming to lift people out of poverty by providing them with quality education and sharing Jesus with the community. We recently hosted a teachers conference in partnership with local government, where over 150 teachers gathered to be trained and equipped. Please pray for more opportunities to speak into education and raise up young people.
– For the recently-launched online TV channel, CharisTV. This gives a fantastic avenue to reach out across West Africa and share God’s grace in a new way, and has the potential to impact many people.