Africa Holy Ghost and Fire Tour 2023 – Week One

By: Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne

Publish date: 09/03/2023

Foundation Scriptures:
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature… Mark 16:15-18

[Pray]…that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel. Ephesians 6:19

Sunday, September 3 - Depart Tampa, Florida
September 4-7 - Akure, Nigeria
September 8-10 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
(See for preaching schedule.)

Nigeria is a West African country with a diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious landscape. It is the most populous country in Africa and has the continent’s largest economy, primarily due to its abundant natural resources like oil and gas. The capital is Abuja, while Lagos serves as the country’s major economic hub. Despite its vast potential, Nigeria faces several challenges, including corruption, poverty, and security issues.

Natural Resources: Nigeria is rich in natural resources, most notably oil and gas, which make up a significant portion of its GDP.
Population: With a large, youthful population, Nigeria has a vast labor force and consumer market.
Cultural Influence: Nigeria has a significant cultural impact, especially in music and film, with its Nollywood industry being the second largest film producer in the world by volume.
Agricultural Potential: The country has fertile land and diverse climatic conditions suitable for various forms of agriculture.
Entrepreneurial Spirit: Nigerians are known for their entrepreneurial skills, contributing to a vibrant informal economy.

Political Instability: Frequent changes in government, corruption, and weak institutions contribute to political instability.
Security Concerns: Issues like terrorism in the northeast (Boko Haram) and unrest in the Niger Delta impact both stability and economic performance.
Economic Inequality: Despite its wealth, Nigeria has high levels of poverty and unemployment, particularly among young people.
Infrastructure Deficit: Poor infrastructure, including roads, electricity, and healthcare facilities, hampers economic growth and quality of life.
Dependency on Oil: The economy is overly dependent on oil exports, making it vulnerable to global oil price fluctuations.

Ethiopia is a landlocked country located in the Horn of Africa. It is the second-most populous country in Africa, with a diverse ethnic and religious makeup. The capital city is Addis Ababa, which also serves as the headquarters for the African Union. Ethiopia has a long and rich history, being one of the oldest countries in the world and one of the few African nations never to have been colonized. The country has a mixed economy, where agriculture plays a significant role, although services and industry are growing sectors.

Cultural Heritage: Ethiopia has a rich cultural and historical heritage, including ancient Christian traditions and landmarks such as the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
Natural Resources: The country has abundant natural resources like fertile land and water, which support its predominantly agrarian economy.
Political Influence: As the headquarters of the African Union, Ethiopia has considerable political influence on the continent.
Diversity: The country is ethnically and linguistically diverse, offering a wide range of perspectives and talents.
Renewable Energy: Ethiopia has significant hydroelectric and wind power potential, which it has started to harness effectively.

Political Instability: Ethnic tensions and political unrest have been significant issues, including conflicts with neighboring countries and internal strife.
Economic Challenges: Despite growth, poverty and unemployment rates remain high. Infrastructure is also often lacking or outdated.
Landlocked Status: Being landlocked makes international trade more challenging and expensive, relying on neighboring countries for port access.
Climate Vulnerability: The country is susceptible to droughts and famines, affecting agricultural productivity and food security.
Governance and Corruption: Issues related to governance, bureaucracy, and corruption can pose challenges to economic development and social cohesion.

Pray for Ps. Rodney & Adonica and the R.M.I. team:

1. Utterance in the Holy Ghost.
a. Ephesians 6:19
b. Colossians 4:3
c. Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, thank You for anointing their tongues as a pen of a ready writer. Thank You for giving them the tongue of the learned that they shall know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary (Is. 50:4). Thank You for complete utterance in the Holy Ghost!

2. Holy Boldness.
a. Acts 4:13,29,31
b. 1 Timothy 3:13
c. Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, thank You for a supernatural boldness coming upon the team even now – that everywhere the soles of their feet tread will be land that they will possess for the harvest of souls and the advancement of Your Kingdom. In Your Name, they will preach the Gospel with boldness and thousands will be saved. Divine strength, might, and boldness is their portion. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

3. Divine Favor.
a. Psalm 5:12
b. Acts 2:47
c. Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus, thank You for blessing every aspect of this trip with divine favor. Thank You for supernatural breakthroughs and opening doors that no man can close within the government, business, and ministerial realms. Thank You for Your favor surrounding them like a shield. They have been called for such a time as this, and they have favor with God and favor with man. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

4. Divine Provision.
a. Psalm 23
b. 2 Corinthians 8 & 9
c. Philippians 4:14-19
d. Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, thank You for this entire tour is PAID IN FULL! Thank You for blessing The River Church to be a blessing to governments, churches, and communities across Africa. We thank You for blessing the team with supernatural provision on every side and the suddenlies of Heaven! Thank You for supplying every need in every country, city, and township before the team arrives. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

5. Divine Protection.
a. Psalm 91
b. Isaiah 52:12
c. Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus, thank You for giving your angels special charge over Pastors Rodney & Adonica and the ministry team, to accompany, defend, and preserve them in all their ways. We thank You that Your angels are encamped around about them and that divine protection is their portion. No weapon formed against them will prosper, they will have safe travels, and every part of their trip will be blessed! In Jesus' Name, amen.

6. Divine Guidance.
a. Proverbs 3:3-5
b. John 10:3-5; 27  
c. John 16:3 KJV
d. Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, thank You for going before them and removing every obstacle and making every crooked path straight. Thank You for Your Word being a lamp unto their feet and a light unto their path. Thank You for ordering every single step in every country, city, and township. May they only go where You want them to go, say what You want them to say, and do, what You want them to do. In Jesus’ name, amen

7. Divine Wisdom.
a. Proverbs 2:6
b. Isaiah 33:6
c. Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus, thank You for giving Pastors Rodney & Adonica and the ministry team supernatural wisdom, understanding, and knowledge – that they know all things by the unction of the Holy Ghost who lives big on the inside of them. We thank You for fresh grace and wisdom every day. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

8. Pray for Holy Ghost & Fire Meetings:
a. Souls Into the Kingdom & Nations to Be Shaken.
b. Psalm 2:8
c. Acts 1:8
d. Romans 1:16
e. Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus, Your word says, “Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession.” So Father, as we ask in faith, we thank You for Holy Ghost & Fire meetings that will shake the core of every nations, bringing in the greatest harvest of souls we’ve ever seen in Africa thus far. We declare that governments, businesses, and churches will be revived and mobilized to bring in the harvest. We know that out of this tour, will come testimonies of salvation, healing, deliverance, and much more. We thank You for a book of Acts outpouring in every city. In Jesus’ Name, amen.  

1 John 5:14-15 - And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.