NEWS FROM AFRICA AC MINISTRIES
Conference President Augusto Ochi Simbi visited churches affected by Hurricane Idai last month to find that one thousand people had died from Idai. Two of our churches had been destroyed. The aftermath of the excessive rain brings disease. In the tiny village of Mandua Charre, 16 people died from cholera, including Pastor Augusto’s granddaughter. Then comes an infestation of insects. Mosquitos have increased the threat of malaria, which remains one of the leading causes of death in Africa.
Other areas have been affected by the heavy rains. In Tanzania, the fields have been stripped of their crops. ACGC International Missions sent emergency relief funds to buy grain for the needy churches. Family members of AC pastors have been hospitalized with malaria. Praise God all have recovered.
Despite the trials, God’s church continues to share the good news of life in Christ. Churches joined together to hold open-air meetings in Tanzania resulting in new names being added to the family of God.
In Liberia, Pastor Moses Gbaa reports baptismal classes for 13 new converts scheduled for the month of May. In Nigeria, Easter services brought representatives from different churches together to celebrate the resurrected Christ.
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors
through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37, ESV).
(submitted by Area Director Bryce Whiting)