Brian & Debbie Howden
are planned to return to
– March 9th
2016. They particularly ask
in the country.
as they learn to preach the gospel from studying Romans.
in teaching the people to read.
repairs or replacement of the
has recently had problems with the chassis on her car
which has cracked. This has been temporarily fixed, but she will
need some help to install the new one. Please
that they have the right personnel to help with this task.
In addition, please
for all the teachers as they return to the schools in
that they will have renewed vision and see this as an opportunity to
serve the Lord.
and Irene Legge (Serowe)–
Jim has had trouble with his back for some time and has
recently had tests that have confirmed a spinal problem. Please
pray for his operation which has now been rescheduled for the
12th February, for the surgeons who will perform the
surgery and for a successful outcome and swift recovery time.
R of CONGO
Mary Ratter (Katoka)
writes that they are expecting
Josh & Keri Kaye (Skelmanthorpe)
for 4 months from March (D.V.). Please
as they prepare to go out, that they will have safety of travel, and
that God will continue to lead them and guide them in His will.
and Eunice Rea (Moshi)
will return to Tanzania on 8th February following
their time in the UK. Please pray for safety in travel and
that the Lord will be with them in this next period of their lives.
Philip and Deborah Cole (Chingola)
– Emily has started her
second course of chemotherapy which will last 5 days. She is in good
spirits and they are thankful for the hospital staff who provide
play specialists to entertain the children whilst they receive
treatment. Please pray that Emily will be able to take the drugs
without being sick, that she will continue to eat and that the
treatment will be effective.
for the family of a lady who was recently killed in a crocodile
attack. In particular, please
for her son and her young daughter during this difficult time. In
that no further accusations of witchcraft in the local community
will be made as a result of the attack.
Ian and Marilyn Campbell (Chingola)
would value prayer for Marilyn’s cataract operation
due to take place on 6th February in Northern
Ireland. Please pray that the operation will be successful
and that she will be able to return to Zambia as soon as possible.
and Lilo Penny (Senior workers)
give thanks that after years of waiting, the Bird
Memorial High School has received permission to establish an English
primary school. Please
that the Lord will provide committed and dedicated teachers
currently needed for the English school for standard 2-5. In
for a Matron and Maintenance Supervisor for the home and two
committed Dormitory Mothers.
Greig (DPG Pakistan 1981-11)
will be flying to Pakistan on 9th February and
will return on 2nd May. She will be spending time in
various areas of Pakistan, and helping in a number of projects.
Please pray for safety of travel and that her time spent in
Pakistan will be both a blessing and encouragement.
Fabrizio and Elaine Toni (Chiang Mai)
the subject of legal proceedings as to its ownership and the
following is for information and
18th December, GIS
out that the Thai Supreme Court
denied the school ownership of the sports club, which
has now been transferred to a local neighbourhood group. The school
should be able to continue to operate as normal for the remainder of
the academic year, though the leader’s need wisdom and guidance to
know what decisions should be made for the future. Pray that
the Lord will work in this situation and that His people will
continue to rely on Him. Despite these unsettling times for the school, we feel
more than ever the need for long term committed teachers to provide
the needs of these precious missionary children, building or no
Helen Ponce (Cochabamba)
would value prayer for an Assembly retreat in Santa Cruz due
to take place between 5th – 8th February.
They both have a number of sessions with the men’s and ladies’
groups and Mario also will be giving two messages to the
whole company. Please pray for them as they prepare and that
all who are attending the retreat will be receptive to the Lord.
year some 70 children attended and they would ask that this year
some souls might be saved.
also the week for their
Clive & Hazel Walker (Santiago)
writes that the annual pilgrimage to ask favours of the Jesus of
is planned to take place between
estimated half-million of people will pass through the village. The
people think the statue of Jesus has special powers to answer
prayers and peform miracles.
as we give out tracts and gospel calendars.
also for all those who attend the Assembly Conference from the
their lives will be touched by the Lord and that their relationship
with Him will be deepened.
A property has become available for
Clive & Hazel
to purchase for the assembly. It is adjoining the house they are
currently renting and is close to the main street. They have until
end of February
to make the purchase. Please
that they will be able to continue with the purchase of the
property, and if it is of the Lord, that funds will become available
for the purchase.
& Alison Black (Bouc Bel Air) –
prayer as they prepare to hand over the responsibility for
Voice of the Gospel radio ministry this summer and as
they move house in March. Pray also for a man from a Muslim
background who was called to repair a photocopier and left with a
Bible, having heard a clear presentation of the Gospel.
& Valerie Kyle –
prayer as they have started searching for larger church
premises in Rambouillet. Pray also for a busy
programme over the next few months, during which Valerie will
be speaking at a ladies’ outreach and Alan will be preaching
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Noel and Liza McMeekin (Cootehill)
for this year’s
Postal Bible School
for safety in travel, good attendance, and for the Lord to be at
work in the hearts of those who attend.
would be an encouragement to believers at the Prizegivings, in
particular, those living in remote areas and those without access to
give thanks for the young believers who attended the Step weekend.
To see the real commitment in their lives is very encouraging. There
is also a fortnightly teenagers Bible class that has been started by
a young couple in the assembly. Please pray that these
studies will have an impact on local young people, including some
who have not yet trusted the Saviour.
Andy and Gillian Shanks (Newcastle West) –
mother who was diagnosed with
last year. Please continue to
and the family as she undergoes tests due to a recent infection.
that she will respond well to the antibiotics for the infection and
that the recent tests will help guide the doctors regarding further
In addition, please
as they start a new weekly evangelistic Bible study with a lady from
January who has shown an interest in the gospel. Please
that the Lord will give help as they study with her.
and Alison Barrett
(Madrid) thank the Lord for his upholding during a visit to Peru and
ask prayer for the Church History course taking place on 6th
February at the Madrid Bible Teaching Centre. Pray for
Ken who will be teaching this course, and that the Lord will be
glorified in what is learnt and applied among the students from
local Madrid churches.