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Africa Prays New Year Thanksgiving Praise Celebration was held last Saturday at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, MD. Executive Director, Rev. Paul Taiwo rejoiced with and thanked all that came out on a sunny cold Saturday evening.

Highlight:

  • Sister Osa ogbebor gave a short opening prayer.
  • Praise and Worship by Sister Niya Wills and Bro Ben Joseph
  • A powerful dance ministration choreographed by Bethany Bilewu & Mayo Taiwo to Sasha Cobbs’ Break Every Chain song and My Grace is Sufficient’ by Shane n Shane; received a big applause.
  • Pastor Rudy Depass, Pastor at HCC and an ANU advisory Board Member brought the word of encouragement urging all to endeavor to plant good seeds in whatever they do.  “A vision is like planting a seed. It takes time for the seed to germinate, sprout, and grow and it also needs a lot of nurturing, hedging, pruning and courting to reach full maturity”; like raising two sons over 40 years. Reading from Habakkuk: 2: 2-3; Ephesians 3:20; Genesis 17:6. He prayed God to continue to bless ANU’s vision and strengthen Rev Paul and families of supporters that believe, support and surround the vision.
  • The Children present were called upon to handle the Thanksgiving prayers in the New Year, prayer for MIDA Project and US-Africa Summit 2014 amongst other praying points.
  • Sister Marie Rose Sirikari from DRC gave closing prayer, thanking God for Africa Prays.

Announcement

  • Rev Paul invites all to join ANU for a one week mission’s trip to South Africa. He announces that the 7th Annual Africa Prays Thanksgiving Praise Concert will be held on Monday June 16th, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa in partnership with Winners Chapel Intl Church Annual Youth Concert.

ANU greatly appreciates the hospitality of Hope Christian Church of Beltsville MD.

 

 

 

Next Africa Prays

  • February 1 – HCC

Africa Praise in Africa

  • Pretoria, South Africa: June 16, 2014

Please join us

  • Monthly 3 day fast leading to next Africa Prays
  • Jan 30 – Feb 1

We bless our Lord for Africa today as we continue to believe that Africa is truly especially in this our Year of Divine Progress in Africa. We appreciate all who showed up, at the February Africa Prays session last Saturday at, Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, MD. We pray that relatives and friends in Africa will testify of the manifested progress and even invite folks in the Diaspora to come and see the wonders taking shape with their own eyes and invest their God given talents in order to enhance the progress of the people and land of Africa. Let us continue to engage in works across Africa and continue fasting and praying with us.

Highlight

  • Sister Zana Jackson, a Liberian, gave the opening prayer
  • Ben Joseph , Brother Emeka Udeze on keyboard and Sister Zainab as vocals, led a powerful time of praise and worship
  • A graceful Dance Ministration by Ms. Mayowa Taiwo
  • Guest Minister, Dr. Nicku Mordi, President of IGO-AFJ Ministry brought the exhortation from the book of Luke 15: 11-32. She admonished all to be patient and stop murmurings like the eldest son from the prodigal son story. As Christians, the Lord has kept us and has given us victory when we humble, seek His face and believe in Him thru His words.
  • Thanksgiving prayers session was led by Sister Lucy Robinson

 

Announcement

  • 1st US-Africa Leaders Trade and Investment Summit – Washington, DC. August 5th & 6th
  • 7th Annual Thanksgiving Praise Celebration at Winners Chapel International, Pretoria South Africa. June 16, 2014

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Next Africa Prays

  • March 1 – HCC

Africa Praise in Africa

  • Pretoria, South Africa: June 16, 2014

Please join us

  • Monthly 3 day fast leading to next Africa Prays from Thursday Feb 27 to Saturday Mar 1

Happy Blessed New Year to you all.

Africa Prays New Year Thanksgiving Praise Celebration was held last Saturday at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, MD. Executive Director, Rev. Paul Taiwo rejoiced with and thanked all that came out on a sunny cold Saturday evening.

Highlight:

  • Sister Osa ogbebor gave a short opening prayer.
  • Praise and Worship by Sister Niya Wills and Bro Ben Joseph
  • A powerful dance ministration choreographed by Bethany Bilewu & Mayo Taiwo to Sasha Cobbs’ Break Every Chain song and My Grace is Sufficient’ by Shane n Shane; received a big applause.
  • Pastor Rudy Depass, Pastor at HCC and an ANU advisory Board Member brought the word of encouragement urging all to endeavor to plant good seeds in whatever they do.  “A vision is like planting a seed. It takes time for the seed to germinate, sprout, and grow and it also needs a lot of nurturing, hedging, pruning and courting to reach full maturity”; like raising two sons over 40 years. Reading from Habakkuk: 2: 2-3; Ephesians 3:20; Genesis 17:6. He prayed God to continue to bless ANU’s vision and strengthen Rev Paul and families of supporters that believe, support and surround the vision.
  • The Children present were called upon to handle the Thanksgiving prayers in the New Year, prayer for MIDA Project and US-Africa Summit 2014 amongst other praying points.
  • Sister Marie Rose Sirikari from DRC gave closing prayer, thanking God for Africa Prays.

Announcement

  • Rev Paul invites all to join ANU for a one week mission’s trip to South Africa. He announces that the 7th Annual Africa Prays Thanksgiving Praise Concert will be held on Monday June 16th, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa in partnership with Winners Chapel Intl Church Annual Youth Concert.

ANU greatly appreciates the hospitality of Hope Christian Church of Beltsville MD.

 

 

 

Next Africa Prays

  • February 1 – HCC

Africa Praise in Africa

  • Pretoria, South Africa: June 16, 2014

Please join us

  • Monthly 3 day fast leading to next Africa Prays
  • Jan 30 – Feb 1

African Heads of State on Monday endorsed the launch of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) (MIDA), a multi-billion dollar initiative that will run through 2040.

In a statement at their 18th summit held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, the Heads of State approved the implementation of the recommendations in the study on PIDA (MIDA) presented to the summit.

The study was a joint initiative of the African Union, the African Development Bank and the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordination Agency. Endorsement by the AU summit will now be followed by more detailed planning on the actual implementation of PIDA.

PIDA’s main goal is to accelerate the delivery of Africa’s current and future regional and continental infrastructure projects in transport, energy, information and telecommunications technologies, as well as trans-boundary waterways. Its projects are designed to support Africa’s regional and continental integration. PIDA’s (MIDA) longer term goal is to enhance the physical integration of Africa, boost intra-African trade, and raise African competitiveness in the global economy.

PIDA sets out short-term goals to be achieved by 2020, medium-term goals to be achieved by 2030, and the long term ones by 2040. It is based on expert projections that African countries will grow by an average of six percent a year until 2040, driven by a surging population, increasing levels of education and technology absorption. This implies that, over 30 years, the GDP of African countries will multiply six-fold. This continuing growth and prosperity will swell the demand for infrastructure.

In the shorter term, PIDA (MIDA) will focus on its Priority Action Plan. This dwells on fifty one regional and continental infrastructure projects to be implemented by 2020. These projects are designed to meet Africa’s more immediate regional and continental infrastructure needs.

PIDA (MIDA) is also expected to play a critical role in reducing Africa’s infrastructure deficit. The continent’s infrastructure remains the least developed in the world. It is estimated that poor infrastructure alone saps the Africa of 2 percent in economic growth every year.

Because of poor transport networks, especially for landlocked countries, transport costs in Africa are among the highest in the world. This hampers not only intra-regional trade but also the continent’s ability to compete in the international markets. Both are critical to Africa’s growth. This poor infrastructure also has a negative impact on possible inflows of Foreign Direct Investment. Further, only 30 percent of the African population has access to electricity, compared to 70 to 90 percent in other parts of the developing world. Only 18 percent of the continent’s irrigation potential is exploited, yet many countries on the continent are net food importers.

Africa has a telecommunications penetration rate of a meagre 6 percent. This compares to an average of 40 percent for other geographical zones. Rail coverage is sparse and sometimes non-existent. African ports are also often uncompetitive while inland waterways are hardly exploited for trade and travel.

Speaking at the African Union summit, Aboubakari Baba Moussa, the African Union Commission’s director of infrastructure and energy, said PIDA (MIDA) had been developed through consultation and consensus designed to galvanise all stakeholders, including African states and their regional economic communities.

“This consensus, clarity of purpose and clear roadmap on the way ahead, are a critical foundation for joint action and success,” Moussa said. “We have full confidence the programme will attain its goals. The timing of this launch is also most appropriate. There is now a global awareness of the need to close Africa’s infrastructure gap, if the continent is to make significant headway.”

Alex Rugamba, the African Development Bank’s director for NEPAD, regional integration and trade, said PIDA’s goals were ambitious but attainable. He said the programme would also yield unprecedented benefits.

“Some of benefits we foresee include a doubling of intra-African trade from the current levels of 11 to 12 percent. PIDA (MIDA) will also increase Africa’s share of world trade by at least twice today’s share of 2 percent.

Rugamba added: “We also foresee the creation of up to 15 million new jobs from the construction, operation and maintenance of PIDA projects. Many more millions of jobs will also be created indirectly through the increased economic activity that will result from PIDA projects.” He stressed that PIDA and the African Development Bank were in no doubt about the critical role PIDA will play in Africa’s economic development.

(ANU – Massive Infrastructural Development of Africa – MIDA)

 

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