PRAYER LETTER OF CHALLENGE LITERATURE FELLOWSHIP
Psalm 145:1: I will lift You up, my God, O King; and I will
bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You; and
I will praise Your name forever and ever.
Today we think of a name only as identifying a person or
object, however in the Old Testament times; a name was
not only identification, but an identity as well. Names had,
among other purposes, an explanatory purpose. Throughout
Scripture God reveals Himself to us through His names. The
meanings behind God’s names reveal the central personality
and nature of God.When we study the names that God
reveals to us in the Bible, we will better understand who God
Hallowed be Your Name?
To hallow a thing is to make it holy or to set it apart to be
exalted as being worthy of absolute devotion. To hallow the
name of God is to regard Him with complete devotion and
loving admiration. God’s name is of the utmost importance.
Nehemiah 9:5 says; “Stand up and bless Jehovah your God
forever and ever. And blessed be Your glorious name, which is
exalted above all blessing and praise.” Therefore, we ought to
reserve it a position of primary significance in our minds and
hearts. We should never take His name lightly, as it says in
Exodus 20:7: “You shall not take the name of Jehovah your God
in vain. For Jehovah will not hold him guiltless that takes His
name in vain”. Nevertheless, we should always rejoice in His
name and meditate deeply upon its true meaning.
The prayer that God would hallow His name is not a request
for God to do something in Himself to change Himself, but
to do something in us to change us. When we say to God,
“Let your name be set apart,” we are asking Him to work in us
that we would revere Him, honour Him, treat Him with the
respect due to Him, and bring glory to Him in our lives! And
by asking Him to change “us” we mean first of all we who are
praying, but we also mean ultimately all people.
How do we see God in our own lives, who is God to you?
Is He your Most High God, All sufficient One, Master, Lord
of Peace, the Lord Who Will Provide? Is He your Father? We
must be careful not to make God into an “it” or a “thing”
to which we pray. God knows us by our name; shouldn’t we
know Him by His?
Some of the Names of God
El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty) El Elyon (The Most
High God) Adonai (Lord, Master) Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah)
Jehovah-Raah (The Lord My Shepherd) Jehovah Rapha
(The Lord That Heals) Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord Our
Righteousness) Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who
Sanctifies You) El Olam (The Everlasting God) Jehovah Jireh
(The Lord Will Provide) Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)
Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)
“Let them praise the name of the LORD: for His name alone is
excellent; His glory is above the earth and heaven.”
POINTS TO PONDER
Opportunities that the Impact Africa team have had
a) sharing the good news of the gospel
b) delivering food parcels
c) distributing clothing
d) outreach and evangelism
e) encouraging believers
a) 12 Separate editions produced
The distribution of the Challenge Paper in schools
Safe departure and return of the Impact Africa team
The Challenge Paper
b) 6 Different languages
c) Current 16 different countries and expanding
Ongoing discipleship of new believers both here and
An assistant editor to help Darryl Budge in writing
and editing 12 separate editions
Financially for Australia and the expanding
That the testimony of Jesus Christ retold in the
Challenge Paper will speak into people’s lives
Use of the Challenge Paper in Schools
NEWS JUST IN
Hi, my name is Minnie, I am 32yrs old, a single lady
widowed by AIDS. I got married in 1997 when I was 22yrs
old my husband was the same age, my husband died two
When I was three, my father died, leaving my mother to
raise a family of seven with many difficulties.
I got married thinking that marriage would solve my
After 3yrs of marriage my only child Micky started getting
ill. In 2003, my husband started showing funny wounds all
over his body and I got worried. I went for HIV test and
My whole life changed, my expectations in life dimmed
and I became hopeless. James started blaming me and I also
did the same. Our love faded away rapidly and no sooner
than later, our marriage was no more.
In 2006, my husband James was admitted in hospital
and diagnosed with TB, his condition worsen and later
succumbed to the deadly disease AIDS and died. After my
husband’s burial I took Micky my son for HIV test and he
My Salvation: I was a strong Jehovah Witness follower, and
believed everything I was told. My mother was also a Jehovah
Witness believer. But one day I met a group of people, they
were distributing a gospel paper called “Challenge”. The
paper was very attractive so I took a copy home. I hid it in
my handbag, as I didn’t want any Jehovah Witness follower
to see me. In our church we are not supposed to read any
other gospel literature apart from the ones provided by the
As I read the paper that night, I discovered many things
about God that I didn’t know. I read different moving and
blessing testimonies, my life changed. I wanted to know more
and more about Jesus. At the back of the paper I found the
address and phone number of the distributors. I called that
night; I talked to a man called Pastor Paul. Since I wanted
more of this “Challenge” he gave me appointment to see him
at his place of work the following day.
That morning I went to Pangani Primary School, to meet
this man called Pastor Paul. Guess what? Pastor Paul was one
of the teachers in Micky’s School, what a joy! Blessed be the
name of the Lord! Pastor Paul led me to confession prayer,
I received the Lord Jesus in my life. Pastor Paul gave me
more different copies of “Challenge” and his church — Peace
Makers Fellowship has been taking care of me and my son
Micky both financially and spiritually. I now have hope and
one day I will be with Jesus in heaven.
Thank you for Challenge Paper, donors you are doing a
Sister Minnie Muthoni, P.M.F Nakuru, Kenya.
I was born in a small remote village in the South East of Chad.
My mother had problems during birth and with no medical help
available, she died. My father needed help. After three days of
mourning he bundled us up, that is me and my twin brother and
with our grandmother set off for a three day walk to a small mission
hospital in the nearest big town. Our grandmother, seated on a
donkey held us tightly while our father walked beside.
It was at this hospital that Grace Moorhouse first met me.
Although I was small just 1.670kg, I was doing quite well until I
was six months old. At this age I contracted Polio. I was extremely
ill and it was touch and go for a while with Grace fearing that
I would die. Polio affected almost all of my muscles, legs, right
shoulder and arm, back and stomach muscles. I was ill for quite a
long time. As a result of the Polio, while the other children in the
children’s home attached to the hospital, started to sit up, crawl
and walk, I was stuck. I couldn’t do any of these things but I did
become an expert “roller”. I could roll from one side of the room
to the other in a flash, especially if I wanted to chase one of them
for one reason or another. Grace was now heading to Australia for a
break. I was three by this time and I couldn’t even sit up. Grace felt
she had to do something for me so she wrote to Princess Margaret
Hospital for Children to see if they would accept me as an out
patient. That’s how I first came to Australia. The treatment at PMH
was excellent. With the physiotherapist, and occupational therapist
I worked hard. I learnt to sit up and finally was able to stand in
callipers. After 9 months Grace and I returned to Chad.
Life in Chad was good, the people, the food the way of living but
Grace was thinking about my future. Once again my father gave
permission for me to leave Chad. I arrived back to Australia when
I was six. I wasn’t able to go to school in Chad because there had
been no school in Chad for two years. When I was 6 ½ Grace heard
about Beechboro Christian School, they accepted me there and
finally I was able to go to school. I did all of my primary schooling
years at Beechboro, they were good years. The teachers helped me
a lot; they were great. Although I was in a wheelchair the other
children really accepted me.
We then moved from Yokine to Kenwick just around the corner
from Rehoboth Christian School. It was there that I did my
secondary schooling. Once again I had the privilege of been taught
by Christian teachers had Christian friends and was well accepted
in the school community. These were also years that I grew not just
physically but also spiritually.
I accepted the Lord into my heart when I was twelve years old.
It was at the Sunday School at Yokine Baptist Church. When we
moved to Kenwick we started to attend Como Baptist Church. I
was baptised at Como in 2003.
Following high school I studied Information Technology at TAFE.
It was during this time I was offered work at Challenge. I worked
for 1½ days while studying and I am now employed 3½ days per
week. I had my first contact with Challenge way back when I was
in year ten, I did a week of work experience at that time.
When I think about my twenty-one years of life I can only thank
God for the way he has had his hand on me; firstly for His wonderful
protection. He protected me during my birth in a remote African
village, and then watched over me when I almost died from Polio.
Then for his provision of a family and friends here in Australia
who love me and accept me as I am. I would also like to thank my
Chadian father that having to use a wheelchair in a small African
village would been extremely difficult and gave me the possibility
of leaving Chad and living here in Australia.
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