Africa Trip 2012
brethren in Jesus the Christ! We are blessed to be in fellowship with brethren
who have the vision of nations being discipled to the Word of God!
trip into Southern Africa, which included Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana,
Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia, was a testimony of grace and apostleship that we
have received through Christ to bring nations to obedience to the faith. There
is so much that happened as we went through these six nations, however, we
desire to share with you the key aspects of the trip and to release a spiritual
impartation to encourage, exhort, ground and establish you in the apostolic
commission and revelation. We encourage you to be stirred up for love and good
Apostle Andrew Mataka with apostle
Nick Jackson in Johannesburg. Andrew was with us for the whole journey and is
coordinating the apostolic work in southern Africa.
was a pioneering trip as we entered 3 completely new nations for us as a
ministry – Mozambique, Botswana and Zimbabwe – as well as entering South
Africa, Malawi and Zambia for only the second time with new contacts in each of
these nations. Jesus went before us in every place and we experienced much
grace and strength knowing we were being upheld by the prayers of the saints.
have come home to Australia with a renewed and larger vision for what God can
and will do through us if we are willing to be faithful and obedient.
Apostle Nick Jackson teaching in
grace reveals the Father
this trip we were amazed at the way we were received. People much older than us
were seeing us as spiritual parents. They were seeing the Father in us. The
grace of the apostle brings the revelation of the Father to His church. We saw
that the grace of the Father does not expose or cause shame for the errors and
false doctrine that people have taught. The grace actually enables people to
change and instead of being shamed they become further clothed in the truth as
they receive the truth with joy.
saw on this trip such a willingness in leaders to change their minds and
believe the Scriptures as they are written. In every place the brethren who
received us are desiring follow up and even the establishing of apostolic
schools so that they can continue in the teaching. Apostle Andrew Mataka from
Malawi is planning to go through these nations again in November following them
up and continuing the apostolic teaching. Please keep him in prayer so that he
can carry the burden of these nations.
Jesse (far left), Pastor Themba (next to Nick) Charles
and Tendai on the far rightHosted us in Johannesburg
Apostle Nick sharing in Johannesburg, Pastor
Witness also hosted us in
of apostolic fathering
relationship between Paul, Janet and myself and Rhoda spoke much when we would
testify of the way we were trained in ministry and the blessing of having a
father. Many people are yearning for such relationships so that they can be
guided in the work of the gospel.
Andrew Mataka, who was with us from Mozambique all the way through to Zambia,
has such a humble heart and a big vision for Southern Africa. He is a young man
and we honour him very much as he carried the responsibility of organising the
whole trip. He is growing as an apostle and has a large future in Christ. We
have developed a very open friendship in the Lord that is a blessing to both of
the way he told me that I am like 1 Timothy and so he must be 2 Timothy. When
brother Lackson Chipeta came on team from Malawi to Zambia Lackson then said
that if Andrew is 2 Timothy then he must be Titus. They were expressing their
experience of receiving a father through the Timothy (Nick) that was sent.
Our host in
Francistown, Botswana – Prophet Chibwe Katebe (right), his wife Beauty
and daughter Ruth, Naomi (wife of Jeff) and apostle Jeff Chabala
son is one in whom the Father lives
revelation that came during the trip was that sons are those in whom the Father
lives. Jesus was called the Son of God because the Father was in Him. Sons have
the Father in them! When we walk as sons we are able to father others because
it is the Father in us that is doing the works.
reality of dealing with the devil
Southern Africa we came into contact with powers of darkness expressed through
witchcraft. Many people suffer in Southern Africa from curses, bad health and
family problems due to the effect of witchcraft. In Botswana and Zimbabwe
especially we heard many stories and also witnessed the demonic activity in a
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, we were taken to a place where many new converts were
brought for deliverance. We had never seen so many demons in one room. Many
people had multiple demons possessing them. Jesus said, “These signs will
follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons…” (Mark.16:17).
We saw that this is true. Many demons were cast out of people and they received
Jesus and were filled with the Holy Spirit.
seminar in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Front left is brother Kimberley Dube and far
left is Pastor Thebe who is called into apostolic ministry.
need for baptism and discipleship
Bulawayo we saw how important it is that people who have been delivered from
the power of the enemy need to be baptised and discipled in the Word straight
away so that they d not return to bondage. We were able to instruct the
brethren here about this and since then we received an email from brother Kimberley
Dube, our host in Bulawayo, that 92 people have been baptised since our visit!
Kimberley is a wonderful man with an apostolic calling and is flowing in
revelation of Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
Disciples receiving certificates for
completing one year of apostolic training in Blantyre, Malawi. They are part of
the school led by apostle Andrew Mataka.
realities of Baptism and Communion
in these places we heard stories of how this witchcraft implants itself in
people. One of the stories was of a woman quite well known in Malawi who went
to a major river and went under the water. When she came up out of the water,
after a long time under, she had received demonic power as a witch. This seemed
to be a common way among these nations for people to receive demonic power.
was able to explain that the devil only does a counterfeit of the real and
genuine which is from God. The genuine that the devil was counterfeiting was
true baptism into Christ. When we are immersed in the name of Jesus we take on
the person and nature of Jesus. We are immersed into His death, burial and
resurrection. If people can receive demonic power through the counterfeit, how
much more powerful is the real thing! The brethren saw this as a wonderful revelation
of the power of baptism into Jesus Christ. We need to be walking in the power
of the Most High.
Baptism into Jesus Christ! Sharing
on Baptism and Communion in Harare
other way that people were damaged by witchcraft was by partaking of a
sacrifice that a witchdoctor had offered to demons. People go to witchdoctors
for help. The witchdoctor will then offer a sacrifice of a chicken or goat or
some other animal and then get the person to eat of that sacrifice. When they
do, the demon that the sacrifice was offered to inhabits the person who is
partaking. This is because a covenant is made through sacrifice.
I was able to share from this that the devil is only doing a counterfeit of the
real and genuine. The real is communion in the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus
Christ. Jesus said, “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink
His blood, you have no life in you” (John 6:53). Jesus invites us to
partake of His sacrifice. When we do, we make covenant with Him and He comes to
live in us!
and Communion are two ordinances that the devil has attacked in the church. We
saw the restoration of these truths and how they are real acts of spiritual
warfare, enforcing the victory that Jesus has won over principalities and
Our mode of transport into Dzaleka
Refugee Camp in Lilongwe, Malawi
Botswana and Zambia we were able to come together with true prophets. We saw
the apostolic and prophetic foundation coming together for the building of the
House of God (Ephesians2:20). In Botswana there is a brother named
Chibwe Katebe whom we commissioned as a prophet. He was our host and we stayed
with him and his family in their home. The fellowship was very wonderful and we
experienced strengthening and a propelling from there into Zimbabwe because of
the prophetic word and grace released through this brother.
in Lusaka, Zambia, we met with a prophet named Haggai. He has a wonderful
ministry and he saw our visit as very prophetic. There were seven of us on team
and four of us were apostles. He saw this as the apostolic foundation being
laid in the ministry and therefore the apostolic and prophetic foundation
coming together. He asked for the four of us who are apostles to stand around
him and release the grace on him so that the foundation would be manifested. It
was very powerful.
From Left: Apostle Lackson Chipeta,
Pastor Rhoda Jackson, apostle Nick Jackson, Prophet Haggai, apostle Andrew
Mataka, apostle John Chirwa in Lusaka, Zambia
we were travelling through these nations we saw on the television many people
calling themselves prophets but not speaking the Word. Many of them are
actually deceiving the multitudes. One statement our host in Mozambique said
was, “The Church is sick, and the leaders are sick.” He saw the need for
restoration. It was amazing that at the end of our trip in Lusaka, Prophet
Haggai asked Nick to come on his television program called “The Prophetic Hour
of Awakening”. This program is on free-to-air TV and is broadcast to the whole
continent of Africa. We shared on true apostles and prophets to the whole
continent. It was significant and prophetic for the influence that God is
giving us as a ministry. Hallelujah!
rhema word fulfilled
had spoken to us before the trip from Ezra 8:31, “And the hand of our God
was upon us, and He delivered us from the hand of the enemy and from ambush
along the road.” Jesus was true to His Word. We experienced His blessing
and favour through all the travel on the roads and through every border
crossing. One border crossing was closed as we arrived by bus. We had the joy
of sleeping overnight in the bus. God had spoken through the prophet in
Botswana that “there are no problems, only opportunities”. We saw this
as an opportunity and God allowed Nick to be able to preach to everybody on the
bus. They were blessed!
Our host in Lilongwe, Malawi, Pastor
Steve Kambalazaza teaching with me on the Tabernacle of Moses
Training for next year
our time we were casting the vision for Paul to come next year to Blantyre,
Malawi to conduct a one or two week training school for the key leaders in the
Southern African nations. There are leaders from all the nations we travelled
through who are eager to be a part of this and Paul is also desiring to do
this. We are in prayer for this time.
field is the world
is opening up the nations. We are part of a worldwide revival that Jesus is
orchestrating and releasing. God told Abram that “In you all the families of
the earth will be blessed” (Genesis 12:3). We are the seed of Abraham in
Christ and we are blessed to be a blessing to the nations. The inheritance of
Jesus the Messiah is coming to fruition. Let us continue to move with Him
receiving all the grace that comes from His fullness (Ephesians 4:7,11 ;
thank you so much for your prayers. We were kept in good health and strength
for the entire trip. Praise Jesus!
Grace and peace,
Nick and Rhoda
Here are some recent reports from
Andrew this year that give some view of the work that he is doing.
Hello my dear brother
Over the weekend on Friday, I sent three of some of my faithful disciples to
Dzaleka Refugee Camp and Chikhwawa respectively. Brother Joseph went to Dzaleka
where he amazingly spoke to over 570 participants from eleven Church
Fellowships. So he spoke from Saturday morning up to Sunday afternoon. The Lord
was indeed with him following comments from Pastors who used to call me from
there, every time after brother Joseph has shared the Word. At the moment,
people want water baptism now, and we are planning to send brother Joseph again to be joined by brother Dennis, another faithful disciple to do
Brother Dennis and Innocent are currently in Chikhwawa. They will be back on
Saturday after staying there for one week. These are the brothers who spare
there time daily studying the Word in my house. I do not take what is happening
here for granted. People are very hungry for the Word at Dzaleka as comparing
to Lilongwe. Where possible, please consider adding some money for our Dzaleka
one day training program. Possibly we should be able to prepare feeding at
least 600 people. Though its a day seminar, probably
we should budget as if is for two days.
I am leaving for Qeuliman in Mozambique on July 2 to meet brother Godfrey. I will be back on July 6. We are expecting some brethren from there to
our week long Apostolic School in Machinjiri. Some will also come from Dzaleka.
In fact we are expecting at least 100 people to participate in this School.
Keep on praying for us. God is indeed at work. I am also very much inspired
with what has been happening in Kenya through Apostle Paul, Mum Janet and
Sister Helen. Soon the Gospel will cover the earth.
May you be blessed all the time.
We love you.
Dear Dad/Mum, and to
the rest of the brethren,
It was first through
an email which I received from Pastor Vincent through Revival Ministries
Australia; and that marked the beginning of our regular communication between
brethren from Dzaleka Refugee Camp and myself.
Friday the 9th of
March, I started a journey to Dzaleka in Dowa District, through Lilongwe. In
the evening I was in area 25 Lilongwe with pastor Steve and his family. We shared the Word together and have a meal with them. In
the morning of Saturday, March 10, I began travelling to Dzaleka Refugee Camp.
It was a wonderful and excited moment to meet both pastor Vincent and Pastor Faustin Alobo for the first time. Very
wonderful people indeed. I was first introduced to the Police Station,
and then to the Admnistration Office.
Late in the afternoon,
I shared the Word in the houses of brethren with Pastor Alobo before brethren
met in the house of pastor Vincent in the evening for
the Word. It was there first time to hear about the apostolic revelations.
Everybody found the stuff new, however, they received
the Word with gladness.
Sunday morning, I
spoke to more than 130 people on the scripture according to Hebrews chapter 6
verses 1 and 2; the six foundation of our faith. It was through out amazing as
brethren kept on writing down notes of the things which they described as
'wonderful.' Thank you very much for your prayers. I saw God visited us in the
way I never expected. In the Afternoon, new more faces came as some brethren
went around inviting their friends to come and hear what they have never heard
before. The building was full. It was about sonship and what it means to call
Jesus the Son of God. For sure, people know Jesus to be the Son of God, but
they do not know what that means. There is a lot to be done. As the revelation
of sonship kept on revealed, this brought joy into the people who had no
confidence into themselves. They began to see their position in the house of
God as sons. Regardless of what they are going through, they have confessed God
to be their Father. That was awesome.
There is poverty in
the camp. If you happen to go through the attached photos, you will be able to
see by yourself what I mean. See the man with Bibles. That’s his home. He is
Pastor Faustin Alobo, my host in the Camp. I slept in their, just wanting to
experience what these brethren are going through. For the first time, I saw
children fighting for food. But what pleased me most is the way these people
received the Word in their poverty status.
In the evening of
Sunday at around 6, I left these wonderful brethren to Lilongwe, but with a
petition that I should go back to Dzaleka in May. I am sure I will. I am going
back to Dzaleka in May, and when I broke the news to some brethren here, they
are willing to source their transport money and go with me. They also asked if
we can consider them with at least a day long meeting with them when Apostle
Nicholas and his wife Rhoda will be with us in August, since they can not
afford all of them to come to Lilongwe. That will be expensive on their part. I
am sure we will look into it.
To me when I was at
the Camp, it was like I was back in Kenya. The language was kishwahili
everywhere. I had to speak in English and somebody translates into kishwahili.
That was great.
On Sunday evening, brother Steve and I, visited brother Minute Mussa with his
family, where we met also Brother Elijah Chihana with his wife. We shared the
Word together and prayed for brother Minute as he was struggling with malaria.
The Lord has comforted us by healing him. He is now well. We also discussed a
little bit over the coming to Malawi of Nick and Rhoda. We were all excited for
Monday, I left
Lilongwe back to Blantyre. I arrived safely, and together with the brethren, we
thanked God for what happened in Dzaleka.
I gave Pastor Alobo
two books plus manuals as well as pastor Vincent. But
there is a need for swahili Bibles as most of them may
not afford to purchase one.
God bless you for your
support. Everything happened with your financial support as well. I do not take
that for granted. God bless you so much.
Grace and Peace,
and Peace to you.
May I first of all
wish you well in the year of 2012. I still feel you
have a lot of work this year even more than last year; and the responsibilities
in 2013, will also be greater than that of this year. This is what I have so
far learnt Dad/Mum; that as years passes by, additional challenges and shocking
events hit our nations, hence the need for children of God to cover the earth.
That is why I am saying; you have a lot to do Dad/Mum, on a yearly basis.
2011 has been a
wonderful year to me Dad/Mum, and to the rest of Southern Africa I believe. At
first am very happy to have raised four wonderful young men. These are brother
Denis, brother Joseph, brother Maxwell and brother Innocent; not forgetting one
Pastor Chikamwa, Sister Dorothy and sister Josophin. These brethren Dad/Mum
have been raised and are still wonderfully growing into the apostolic. God has
opened there understanding to understand the scripture.
It was when I was
sharing at our class in Machinjiri the scripture according to John 14v2, the
verse which has been highly and globally misinterpreted, and in case, has put
the Christian community into the dilemma over the about the coming of the Lord.
As I was sharing this to the class, Sister Josophin was deeply touched as she
got the understanding for the first time that indeed Jesus went to the cross to
prepare a place for us. Jesus said; so that where I am, you shall also be.
Which means there was a place in the spirit where Jesus was, and yet Peter and
the rest of the disciples were not; until that day when Jesus came and said;
receive the Holy Spirit; and as the result of that, today we have seated with
Christ in the heavenly places. Everybody was amazed to discover that they are
already in the Kingdom with Christ in the spirit.
After that class in
the evening, Pastor Chikamwa text me this message; "Brother, today's
lesson was too big. I thank Jesus for all the revelations. Let’s join hands in
prayers. A lot has to be done. The world is in total darkness. May the Almighty
Lord Jesus Christ continue to bless you with more revelations. Stay blessed. Good evening."
Dad/Mum, on the
ground, Jesus is winning. As I am training these brethren in my class in
Machinjiri which is my home base, at the same time I have also released these
disciples to open other discipleship classes as well. As I am writing now, brother Denis has opened one in Chirimba, Blantyre; Sister
Josophin has a class in Chilomoni, Blantyre, brother Innocent has one in
Maketha, Blantyre, we also have one in Thyolo by brother Blessings, and Mary my
wife has also opened one. I have also asked to open another class in Chigumula,
Blantyre after sharing the Word with some believers at Chigumula C.C.A.P.
Brethren from Queliman
in Mozambique have asked me to spend three weeks with them. I am praying over
it for provision. I am in a good relationship with some brethren from Lundazi
in Zambia, and brother Charles from South Africa, is
currently with us here in Malawi.
Otherwise keep on
praying for us. You have done a lot for me Dad/Mum, and apart from all your
support to us here, I appreciated so much for showing me the right way into the
Kingdom. God used you Dad/Mum for me to be where I am today, and that has
worked to the advantage of the Church in Southern Africa.
God bless you and
happy new year,