report from Brian Howden.
and Gail Harper (Thondwe) ask for
prayer for a Malawian man
called Stewart, who is a
qualified doctor and a regular visitor to the shop at Zomba. He
recently confided to Stephen
that he had been deeply affected by his father’s death and he seemed
to be searching for answers to life’s big questions.
Pray that the Lord will
continue to work in this man’s heart, and that
Stephen will be given the
right words when he speaks to him.
and Jenny Andrews (Kigali) request
Elie, who is the director of
their orphans project and an elder in the
Kigali church. Ten years ago
he spent time in prison after being falsely accused of crimes during
the genocide. During this two-year period he carried out a wonderful
pastoral work among the prisoners. He was eventually found not
guilty and released, but over the past couple of months allegations
have resurfaced. Pray that he
will not be sent to prison again.
Jacqui McKinnon (Moshi) ask for
prayer for a little girl
called Agatha at
Children’s Centre, who was badly abused by her father.
Pray for her physical and
mental healing as the staff show her the love of Jesus.
Millard (Chingola) mentions that there is an urgent need for
a Biology teacher at Amano School,
to start in January, and also a Head teacher for the Secondary
School. At the moment, Hilary
is Acting Secondary Head as well as Primary Head.
Pray that the Lord will give
her continued strength to cover this extra role until a replacement
Barker was recently able to attend the assembly in
Chingola for the first time
since early June. Despite breaking her left femur and then being
seriously ill with a stroke, she has recovered well and is now able
to walk with a frame, even though doctors said she would not walk
again. Give thanks for her recovery.
Hainaut (Eliya) has recently been teaching at
Bible School, on “The
Person and Work of the Holy Spirit”. He will be going back in
a week or so to give more teaching, on “The
Doctrine of Salvation and Eternal Security”. Please
pray that the Lord will speak
to the students through him. Rita
has various classes for women, one of which is a Bible study.
Pray for her as she teaches
them life skills and spiritual truths.
Hospital needs a relief doctor whilst
Dr John Woodfield and family
are on furlough. Cover is needed from November 2009 to January 2010.
In addition, a midwife is required for a six-month period, to enable
the current midwife and family to have a furlough. Please
pray for these needs.
Echoes inform that floods in the
Kurnool district in Andhra
Pradesh have caused a lot of damage. Many people have died and
thousands have been left homeless. A number of Christians in Kurnool
Town have lost loved ones and one family narrowly escaped being
overwhelmed by the flood water. Echoes funds have been sent to
Christian contacts in the area.
Denise Watson (Foz) that severe storms have been battering
the area where they live. The two main rivers, Igua’u and Parani,
are over 15 metres higher than normal and many people are suffering
as a result. Last week, tiles were blown off the church roof and two
of the children’s classrooms were flooded. After repairs had been
carried out, another storm struck at the weekend, causing further
damage. Pray for
Jeff as he works to get the
building back in order.
Smith would appreciate
for his home assembly in Portage,
that commences a three/four week Gospel series on
Sunday November 1st. Our
brethren Gaius Goff and
Ross Vanstone are
November 9th God willing, he is heading over to
England to visit his Mum for
two weeks. She has done really well since her operation and they’re
thankful to the Lord for His care of her.
& Alison Black (Bouc Bel Air) have a number of printing
projects on the go and would value supporting
prayer for them. The 2010
edition of our Bible text calendar is in the hands of the printers.
We are also working on a new presentation leaflet which explains all
the different aspects of "The
Voice of the Gospel" Radio, Bible Correspondence Course and
Printing ministry. Also, another course in the Old Testament on the
book of Jonah is being page
set at the moment and should be ready for printing soon. Please
pray for these different
printing projects and that they will soon be available and in turn a
blessing to many as they are sent out.
Your prayers are valued for a
special week of outreach in Drum
assembly during the first week of
November. The theme will be “God’s
Power to Change Lives” and will include six evenings of
testimonies. Pray for
Noel and Liza McMeekin as
they prepare and distribute invitations to these events.
Linda Stanfield (Limerick) ask for
prayer for a man named
Christy, who made contact
following the distribution of a gospel magazine. He has now
requested a second book to read. An
course is currently in progress at the church, and the Lord seems to
be speaking to some who attend. Pray for
Vaughn. Pray also for a
handful of folk who are coming to get help with learning English,
that they will show interest in coming to other events.
Marion Mead (Pietragavina) ask for
prayer for the
Paullo assembly in
Milan. They have bought a
property which they are converting into a new hall and plan to open
this in December. Give thanks
that one of the elders recently had the joy of seeing two of his
relatives come to faith - his sister-in-law and a nephew.
Pray that this growth will
continue as they move into larger premises.
Grace Lovell (Sintra) have recently returned to Portugal
after a time in the UK. Praise God that
Alzira, a Christian lady who
had a brain haemorrhage just before they left for furlough, has
recovered completely and is back at home.
Pray for her husband, who is
not saved, and also that her two children, who once made professions
of faith, will come back to the Lord. Two ladies who live near the
church at Albarraque have
been saved and others are showing interest. Give thanks for these
encouragements and pray for
Helen Ortiz (Soria) would value special
prayer for the assembly at
this time. The 24 year-old daughter of a couple in fellowship was
recently killed in a car accident. She was saved and baptised, but
had gradually drifted away and stopped attending the meetings,
although she did not deny her faith. At the funeral, hundreds of
people listened to a clear gospel message.
Pray that the Lord will bring
good out of this situation.