1. INTERCESSORY PRAYER
Prayer is communicating with God. It is telling God our heart and seeking to know His heart. God is personal and hears the prayer of all people from every tongue, tribe and nation. All prayer requests received by our ministry are showered with the Word of God as we firmly believe that effective prayer should be Biblically informed. There are several types of prayer including prayers of faith, dedication, thanksgiving, sanctification, confession, adoration, and Intercession.
However, the Prayer Ministry at Abundant Life Assembly focuses on intercession.
To intercede is to be positioned between two entities, usually making representation of one to the other. This type of prayer is when believers allow the Holy Spirit to intercede through them. The Scripture says that we do not always know what we ought to pray but the Holy Spirit who knows the mind and will of God can represent us with groans that we cannot understand. (Romans 8:26, 27) As we depend on the Holy Spirit through intercession for your prayer requests, God will hear and answer.
Intercession is also the act of petitioning God on behalf of another. The sinful nature of this world separates human beings from God. It has always been necessary, therefore, for righteous individuals to go before God to seek reconciliation between Him and people and to stand in the gap for others. Therefore, we intercede for the Church, its ministries, our pastors, their families and leadership teams. We pray for our altar ministry and ministers, for persons visiting the altar on Sunday mornings and evenings as well as on Wednesday nights. We also cover the youth who meets on Fridays nights. Prayer for our youth is relentless. We have five prayer teams. There is actually one solid hour of dynamic prayer every Sunday morning during the service, for the Lord’s will to be accomplished through His people. As a result He heard us and is doing some great & wonderful things in our assembly. Almighty God is healing sick bodies, renewing minds, providing needs, strengthening families, and much more for His people who ask and trust Him. Therefore we know we can depend on Him. We also have prayer breakfasts every quarter where we pray for missionaries around the world and various prayer requests. We are careful not to divulge sensitive information and to respect the privacy of those whom we lift in prayer.
We follow the example of Jesus our true and perfect intercessor. He is the most trustworthy, caring, and helpful Lord, Savior and Intercessor who did good wherever He went and is still doing today. His love is unconditional, incomparable and immeasurable. He is not just for the weak and vulnerable as some may think – but also able to help the rich, the famous, and the educated. He can touch our spirit, mind and body like no one else can. He is able to bring inner and outer healing, peace of mind and joy.
The sacrificial prayers of Old Testament priests in Exodus 29:42; 30:7 were acts of intercession which pointed forward to the work of Christ. As the greatest intercessor, Christ prayed on behalf of Peter (Luke 22:32) and His disciples (John 17). Then in the most selfless intercession of all, He petitioned God the Father on behalf of those who crucified Him (Luke 23:34). Even after Christ’s resurrection He has continued His work of intercession in Heaven. He intercedes for His Church (Heb.7:25) and His Holy Spirit pleads on behalf of the individual Christian (Romans 8:26-27).
Finally, because we recognize the value of the unique relationship to God is available through Jesus Christ, we as intercessors continue prayer without ceasing for all in obedience to 1 Timothy 2:1 which urges Christians to intercede for all people.
3. CARE MINISTRY
The Care Ministry focuses mainly on 5 areas, namely:
- Meals on Wheels
- Communion Visits to Seniors
- Visitation to Seniors (general assistance, prayer, Bible study, cottage meetings)
- Hospital Visitation
- Bereavement Support Group
Meals on Wheels
ALA provides meals three days per week to seniors and others in the community in need. The meals are delivered directly to the homes before 12.00 noon. The Team comprises of 3 cooks who take turns in preparing the meals throughout the year and 12 persons who share the responsibilities of delivering the meals.
Seniors who are no longer able to make it out to Church are visited by two members who share communion once per month.
Visitation to Seniors
Two members also visit seniors for Bible study and prayer and to also offer any general assistance that may be required. Cottage meetings are organised as requested.
Team members are encouraged to visit in twos, persons who are in the QEH. Members visit during 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm or 4.30 to 6.00 pm. Co-ordinated visits are made from time to time to District Hospitals as well as the Geriatric Hospital. Some visits are made to the sick at home as convenient and practical. Members are generally informed via announcements made from the pulpit or information provided from the Office.
Bereavement Support Groups are convened every first Saturday in the month at 4.30 pm in the Great House. These sessions provide an opportunity for those who have lost loved ones to share their memories, to provide a listening ear to those who want to talk about their loss and for the facilitators and counsellors to provide help in any way needed.
The Care Ministry is always in need of volunteers. Please feel free to contract the Ministry Leader directly at 228-5017 or the Church Office at 427-9166.
4. ALA STEEL ORCHESTRA
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6
Hallelujah International Ministries Inc. is dedicated to the glory of God and the proclamation and dissemination of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation and godly living of all peoples of the earth.
Why was Hallelujah International Ministries Inc. started?
Hallelujah International Ministries was founded in 1997 by the leading of the Holy Spirit through some of the members of the Abundant Life Assembly Steel Orchestra. Those members felt a need to expand the outlook of the group’s ministry from a group simply playing music in the church and other related environments to a ministry in the front line of the advancement of the Kingdom of God. Hallelujah International Ministries Inc. (H.I.M. Inc.) was registered as a non-profit organisation on February 23, 2000.
Hallelujah International Ministries Inc. exists to glorify God; to preach the gospel to the poor; to heal the broken hearted; to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.
- To glorify God.
- To serve God and to faithfully undertake the last command of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
- To undertake charitable works.
- To implement development driven poverty reduction projects.
- To provide financial and technical support to missionaries and christian organizations.
- To assist parents in need with the purchase of school uniforms and books.
- Finally to hear Jesus say the words “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”
Membership in H.I.M is opened to anyone who is a practicing bona fide member of a bible-believing organization.
What We Do
- We minister and perform through the use of the steel pan at Churches, Graduations, Weddings, etc
- We teach the young and the old to play the steel pan.
- We support missionaries through prayer and financial assistance.
Some Organisations assisted by H. I. M
Monetary Donations to:
- Abundant Life Assembly’s Youth Department and “Great House” Project
- Voice of Life — Dominica
- Evangelism Explosion International
- Youth with a Mission— Barbados
- Orphanages in Rwanda and Guyana
- Alison Fletcher for DTS—YWAM 2002
- Wayne Weir’s missionary trip to Guyana 2002
- United Caribbean Trust for Haiti
- Robanda School, Tanzania, West Africa, 500gal water tank, 2013.
Ministry Support to:
- Government Industrial School for Boys
- Various churches
- Nazarene NISCA Festival 2002
- CONECAR 2002
- Missionary/Reconciliation trip to Cameroon, West Africa 2004.
Send mail to:
C/O Andrew Pollard, St. Davids Village, Christ Church
Telephone No. (246) 267-4941