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We are praying for Israel

Shalom all,
This evening at 10:30 PM (Central African Time) some brethren are joining me in prayer for Israel. If you would like to join the session a link can be sent to you. We are living in uncertain times, but God’s Word is certain and sure. Our love goes out to all  affected by the unfortunate events.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee

(Psalm 122:6)

A C Phiri

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Shalom all,

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We thank all who have participated in the past towards this effort. Through your commitment this online ministry is now a blessing to many around the world.

God bless you.

Reflections on Faith


Farewell Brother Richard Gan

A great but humble servant of the Lord has departed.

Richard, a man so rich in the knowledge of Scripture and so hard on error.  The way of loving him was not by means of a material offering or by praising his person but by manifesting  a life of sincerity, love for the truth and humility.

To the family and the church in Singapore:

We share your pain in losing a pastor,  father, husband, uncle, and grandfather.  He is no longer near to advise, admonish or teach the Word but if there should be one thing to remember about Gan, let it be this: God is always near those who trust in Him to sustain them for the remainder of the journey. Brother Gan believed in the living presence of God to sustain all who would hear what His Word says. That should be our hope and comfort – He “will never leave nor forsake you” (Heb.13:5).

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” (Psa. 116:15) for “I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Rom.8:18).

Andrew C Phiri


Thursday, April 27, 2023

Ministering: Bro. Charles Obwoon

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Ministering: Bro. Joshua Akpan Nice

Friday, April 28, 2023

Ministering: Bro. James Veremu

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Family Reflections 

Brother Zoel Gan

Sis Zoe Gan

Ministering: Bro Hubert D’souza 


I become so scared to think what my understanding of the MESSAGE would have been if the man of God had not passed my way. I am so grateful!

Tindrika, ZIMBABWE

Shalom saints of God, I want to thank God for the ministry of Bro Richard Gan, his books ministry has blessed my life. The first time I got to know Brother Gan was through Brother Akpan Nice, Brother Nice gave me Richard Gan’s books, and those books ministers the truth into my heart, that revelational truth opened my eyes to the mysteries of God in the Bible. The books help some of us to stand in the truth of God’s word up till now. And I also want to thank God for Brother Nice who makes Richard Gan’s books available to us. May our brother’s soul rest in peace, we will meet again to part no more. Shalom!

John Obasanjo, NIGERIA

There are so many things I could say, a multitude of testimonies I could give; accolades to the spirit of Christ that dwelt in Brother Gan that he displayed to those who had the spiritual eyes to see..But my words would all fall flat to express the depth of my love in Christ for him.

Of a truth I can say, I was a seed plucked from the fire through his patient instruction in the Word. God knows that is true!

To me, his greatest attributes were his unfailing stand on the revelation of the Word he was given, and his resilience in adversity. He showed me what it was to be strong in the Word and to stand upon it.

I’ll miss him, but I’m so happy for him that he is with the Lord now!

Bree Span, USA

“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints” (Psalm 116:15). Surely it is precious in the sight of the Lord but it is painful for us.
Shalom saints, it is an honour to be associated with an apostle of this age, dear Brother Gan. I have grown up reading his books. when I came to the faith our church in Delhi, India was very close to Brother Gan as our Pastor then Pastor Pratap Singh used to translate his books in Hindi so I had the privilege to read his books from the very beginning of my journey. It was because of his teachings that I abstained myself from many deceptions and discrepancies in the Faith, and to-date his teachings are helping us move towards high calling. I thank God for giving me a chance to serve his humble servent Brother Gan when he visited India about 16 yrs back . Looking forward to see him in the morning. Thank you LORD for Brother Gan’s ministry. God bless you all

Sanjiv Emmanuel, INDIA

Bro Richard Gan was no strange face in Africa at some point. He did God’s work in Africa and we see a number of Believers today who received the Message of our time partly through him. He was person who never minded where he rested to sleep, even in environment which others would term unhealthy, there he went and rested. He has run his race and only worthy to say, “Farewell ” Servant of God.
Joseph Daka, ZAMBIA

One of the major lessons I learned from Brother Gan is never to idolise any man.He taught me to be as the barean Christians.To be progressive in learning the Truth(Christ) .I missed him for he was always committed to teach me whenever I asked him questions.He was my true friend.I respect him, and never idolised him.I pray we learn what we need to learn from him and move on.We have many things to learn from the Lord through others. Shalom saints of God!

Cornelius Malachy Sheyin, NIGERIA

In the year 2012, while I was in campus. I started to drift away from the Message of The Hour while I was reading the websites of the critics of the Message. I remember that I was starting to doubt whether the Supernatural cloud of 1963 was truly from God.

One day, while in this state (of confusion and drifting away due to the building up of doubt in my mind) I searched the internet concerning the cloud issue and one of the hits was Bro Gan’s website( There as I read the book entitled “Branhamism & William Branham: How Some Christians View and Distort  William Branham’s Teachings” in the section where he was dealing with the cloud issue, something happened. As I read that part I felt a dark cloud lifting up from me. That cloud of doubt which was weighing me down was lifted from me and that became a turning point for me. From that point I started to understand The Message of The Hour and the purpose of The Message started to become clear and clearer to me.

And as I read the books and literature of Bro. Gan from the website, my appetite to read the Message books was then revived. But most of all, through the ministry of our brother, I came to appreciate The Truth that The Scriptures has to be my Absolute in all matters of Faith.

I am so thankful to God for using His servant for my sake that I should be grounded in The Word.

Paul Kirui, KENYA

Farewell, my Brother, Mentor, Father, Pastor and Friend,
Richard Gan, you fought until the very end.
Under the command of our Lord and Saviour,
We battled on many fronts with faith and fervor.

You taught me to care for people with simplicity,
Even when they disagreed with me.
To be firm with the truth, yet gracious and kind,
To love and serve all, with an open mind.

When I was sick, you said, “Brother Nice,
Do not die before me, get well quickly for your journey is far and nice.”
Your words of encouragement gave me strength and hope,
To face life’s challenges and learn to cope.

You lived a life of faith and devotion,
Inspiring us all with your unwavering emotion.
We will miss your smile, your laughter, your embrace,
But we find solace in the promise of eternal grace.

Praise be to God for the blessings and hope of resurrection,
And for the gift of your life and dedication.
Thank you for being such a blessing to me,
And to all who had the privilege to see.

Farewell, dear Richard, till we meet again,
In the eternal home where there is no more pain.
May you rest in peace, in the arms of our Lord,
And enjoy the glory of His eternal reward.


Akpan Blessing Nice, NIGERIA

My first encounter with the late was in 2008 in a convention in eldoret kenya , his teachings were truely remarkable, he taught with authority and special wisdom , his understanding of the original Hebrews text was something i had never seen anyone do, read the text from the original hebrew writtings to get the meaning of the Hebrews text ,words which were not punctuated like our English to me that was special, infact one of my friend who had attended the convention testified and said he had never seen anyone teach the bible like that ,he was convinced and believed since, we will miss Apostle Gan surely ,REST IN PEACE SOLDIER ,TILL WE MEET AGAIN AT HIS FEET

Justin Ojara, UGANDA

I have known Brother Gan as a Brilliant Gallant Soldier of the Lord, one who emulated God’s Love, Care for His brethren, stood by the truth and His entire ministry has been a great blessing to many souls. Though He has departed, His words will continue speaking in us.

On behalf of the family of the Late Brother John Mark Louse, Farewell Our Dear and Precious Brother Gan. May the Good Lord Comfort the Family and Church Brethren. We sincerely Love you all. Till we Meet again.

Emmanuel Opio, UGANDA

Indeed ALMIGHTY GOD raised a standard on that part of the world through his ministry and which has impacted souls from every continent.
Dear Brother GAN WE SHALL FOLLOW THE ARK just as you did and are now resting in HIS bosom.

Constantine Loh, GHANA

By the fordained providence of God, my close association with the two Apostles of the Lord ( among others in the 5 fold Ministry of the Bride, Eph: 4:11), for over 30 years in the Message of the Hour, of Mal 4:5,6; I learned and tapped mainly the following:
1. Apostle Richard Gan: To Stay on Jesus Christ, ( The Revelation of the Word of the living God) as the Sure Foundation of our Christian Faith.
2. Apostle John Mark: Apostle Evangelist. He had a great passion to spread the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, and win lost souls to Christ. He did a lot of Evangelism both in Teso and much more in Karamoja. He planted many new churches in the vast and remote regions of Karamoja, in north eastern Uganda. On the day of his burial alone, he had over 50 pastors lined up to his credit both in Karamoja and Teso Region, who looked to him as their Elder in the faith.
That is exactly, by the grace of God what am endeavouring to do today. First, stay with the Truth of the Word, and secondly have it spread to others who have not yet known it, so they too may be saved by believing the Truth of the Gospel! One more soul brethren. We work till Jesus comes!

Charles Obwoon, UGANDA

Annual Website Renewal Announcement

Shalom all,

This website ministry is kept online annually by free-will contributions from different believers who have found it a blessing. It is again that time of the year when this website has to renew its subscription. We request all who are able to, to contribute towards the payment of US$320.00 annual subscription and domain registration.

To contribuet contact the undersigned.

To all who have always contributed towards this online ministry, your efforts have made it possible for different ministries to be a blessing to believers aroud the world.

God bless you.

A C Phiri

Crusade preparations begin…

Shalom all,

Preparations for the Gospel Crusade, to take place in October in Eastern Province of Zambia, have began. A 2-acre field is about completed being cleared and levelled and on Tuesday, 5th June 2022, construction of the stage (a concrete structure which will convert to the foundation of the new church building) will start. This will have to be followed by making upfront payments for the tent and about 1500 chairs.

Any offering towards meeting expenses of these works will greatly help. More importantly, pray for salvation and deliverance of souls during this Gospel Campaign. The Lord Jesus Christ still saves and heals! Wherever you are, reach out to a soul in need and proclaim the liberating power of the Blood of Jesus Christ. Amen.


Go to this page for details on how you can support the outreach ministry.

Broadcasts resuming this Friday!

From the time the Reflections on Faith website got launched in 2013 traffic to the website has been growing. With the introduction of the radio ministry there was an unprecedented surge in traffic. With the traffic came an increase in emails containing prayer requests, Bible questions and requests for books.

However, of great note concerning the radio ministry was the fact that more traffic came from recordings that got posted on the website instead of the live radio broadcast.

Sadly, the traffic was poorly and inconsistently managed due to other mission  and church ministry demands. Then we have the Daily Devotional platform which has become such a great blessing to many around the world. The platform started with very few people but has today grown into such a blessing that any instance of a day without a posting on the platform will always lead to an inflow of inquiries about why there was no posting. On different occasions I have received emails with the words, “I depend on the devotionals everyday and they help me start my day“. It was then I saw the need to efficiently manage the Daily Devotional schedule. However, having to divide time between ministry work, missions, personal prayer, secular work, and family increasingly became difficult. Towards the end of 2021 many schedules were poorly managed and many Bible questions and book requests went unattended.

It is against this background that two important decisions had to be made for the year 2022.

First, a podcast studio had to be set up. This has been done and we are set to resume broadcasts on 11th February. This initiative will yield three important advantages: we will be in full control of time and content, we will be able to have two broadcasts in a week at no cost, and Brother Jesse Nzima and myself will no longer have to drive late at night to and from the radio studio [on nights of radio broadcasts we often arrived back home at midnight and the editing and uploading of the audio file had to be done before going to bed to sleep. That left me with only about four hours of sleep. In the morning I had to report for work. This was quite a tiring experience].

The ROF studio has two tables; one for the speaker and another for the moderator

Among other things this cute bookshelf will help keep various reference papers and books for use during in-depth Bible study series.

Secondly, Sister Norah Phiri, will now have to be fully bound to the office work of responding to book requests, mailing books and monthly newsletters, editing and uploading podcast recordings, and ensuring the Daily Devotional ministry schedule is always up-to-date.

I pray and trust that this new arrangement will enable us work better and more efficiently in this little work we do for the body of Christ. We earnestly covet your prayers.


A C Phiri

“Vice president”, “Purple”, & Lady Gaga – Coincidence?

William Branham

A woman to rise – woman’s Vote

“And I predict that a woman will be a great woman. You younger people here tonight, remember Brother Branham has said this. And I said it in ’33, when I saw the Coming of the Lord…I seen a woman rise, vulgar as she was, and dominated the country. And I predict that a woman will either be President, or do, or come into great power of some sort, in the United States, before the total annihilation of the world. Keep that in mind. I have said itGOD KEEPS HIS WORD, 57-0120E.

She’ll either be president,  Vice president or it’ll be Catholic

“And remember, THUS SAITH THE LORD there will be a woman rule before the end time. She’ll either be President, Vice President, or it’ll be the Catholic church as a woman. I’ve seen her: A great woman, the nation bowed to her. It’ll be one before the end time. THUS SAITH THE LORD. Write it down and find out, you young people. See if it happens. If it isn’t, I’m a false prophet.” FROM THAT TIME, 60-0716.

In purple dress

“Now, I predicted, and have said, ‘I saw a great woman stand up, beautiful-looking, dressed in real highly ROYAL -LIKE PURPLE .’ And I got little parenthesis down here: ‘She was a great ruler in the United States; perhaps the Catholic church'”. THE SEVENTIETH WEEK OF DANIEL, 61-0806.

Kamala Harris being sworn in as the first female Vice President USA on 20th January 2021

Meaning of Purple: Woman’s Vote

“Now, and it said in there, ‘At that time, there’d be a great woman stand up in the United States’. And she was dressed and beautiful, but she was cruel in heart. And I got a parenthesis on the vision, even yellow paper, said, ‘perhaps the Catholic church’. And the women being permitted to vote would help elect the wrong person for this nation. And that’s what they done. Exactly. Now, said, ‘That would be the beginning’”. THE EPHESIAN CHURCH AGE , 60-1205.

Here is an excerpt of an article on the BBC News website on 21st January, 2021, the day after the Inauguration, titled: “Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, and mittens”:

“Vice-President Kamala Harris’ purple ensemble has already made an impact. ‘Symbolically, it’s a bipartisan colour because it marries [Republican] red and [Democratic] blue,’ says Ms Rothman, noting a number of elected officials or spouses had opted for purple today. But that’s not the only reason purple has a special place for US women in politics. The suffragettes often wore the colour in the 1900s while campaigning for women’s right to vote. Professor Elka Stevens, coordinator of the fashion design programme at Howard University, also notes it’s a colour of significance in the black community – one tied to the Christian experience as well”.

And the Anthem…

…was done by none other than the famous Lady Gaga, how fitting! As we all know “Gaga is a bisexual woman and actively supports LGBT rights worldwide. She attributes much of her early success as a mainstream artist to her gay fans and is considered a gay icon” (read whole article here). I have to say that there was no one most suited to perform America’s anthem at this point of the country’s history than Lady Gaga.

Surely, God keeps His Word!