and Irene Legge (Serowe) were encouraged recently by the
conversion of a woman called Mary
Sekana. Members of her family have been coming to the Sunday
school since the work started about 40 years ago, but she is the
first one to be saved. Pray
that the Lord will continue to work in this family.
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and Dorothy Grieve (Murchison) advise that a baptism service
is planned for 17th October.
Three of the candidates are young girls from the local boarding
school, and the other is a lady called
Rita, from the area where
they held tent meetings. One of the young girls will be asking her
parents for permission to be baptised.
Pray that they will not
oppose her in this. Pray also
for Rita, who needs the
Lord’s help with some difficult issues in her life.
Marilyn Campbell (Chingola) report that some of the
stallholders at the market where they have their bookstall are doing
courses. This has resulted in many discussions about the Lord.
Ian and Marilyn are having to
increase the number and hours of the staff at the Bible Centre, as
the work keeps expanding. Pray
for the right staff members to be found. Male staff are also needed
for the prison work.
Crawford has a number of speaking engagements at distant
locations during October. He will be in
Curitiba, São Paulo, for the
annual missionary conference and will also spend two weekends at the
Bible School. Pray for James
as he gives ministry and for his daughter
Margaret, who will do the
mentions that a number of folk have attended gospel meetings at a
new preaching point at a farm in the heights.
Pray that some of these will
be converted. Also, a family of four was miraculously spared when
their car rolled over after leaving the road. They have recognised
the hand of God in this, so prayer
is requested that they will be awakened to their need of salvation.
Smith has several series of
over the next few weeks, 2 in
Manitoba and 4 in the Vancouver area. He would ask us to
pray especially for the visit
to Kamloops in early
November. The Assembly there have just restarted their weekly
Children’s meeting, and numbers were very small, and they are now
wondering whether they should change venues for the week's series.
They would value our
support as they seek to know the Lord's mind about this outreach,
both short term and long term.
Please also keep the work of
PBS daily before the Lord.
They desperately need a large influx of new teachers. Our numbers
have fallen back over the summer, though we still get new
applications almost daily from the website.
Newberry (Pierrelatte) (left) recently received a
letter from a boy aged 17, asking questions about the Christian
faith. The boy had previously been sent a Bible.
Pray that the Lord will speak
to him. Give thanks that after a lengthy process,
Ian has finally received an
official card which allows him to sell Bibles on the market in any
town in France.
Anne Kitt (Villefranche-sur-Saone) ask for
prayer as they distribute
tracts in the neighbouring towns, with cards offering a free Bible.
They are hoping that more Christians will join them in this work
over the next few weeks.
Helene Tatford are planning to visit Lebanon shortly.
Pray for protection during
the trip and for wisdom as they meet with French-speaking believers
and seek to encourage them.
Colin and Rosemary Sheldon
(Dublin) advise that they
will be having a fellowship meal in the church on
3rd October, to introduce the
new series of Bible studies on
starting the following week.
Pray that many will
attend these studies, not only from the
assembly but also from among their other contacts.
Elena Glasscock (Salamanca) ask for
prayer as the assembly begins
an evangelistic Bible study in the village of
Villaseco, where they have a
number of contacts. Pray also
for the regular outreach through radio and TV programmes, open-air
activities and book tables. In
October, Tim will be
involved in two church retreats: one in
Granollers, Barcelona, and
the other in Armilla,
Granada. Pray for him as he
prepares suitable messages for these occasions.
and Naomi Dieter (Beirut) ask us to pray for the renewal of
their residence permits, since applications for permits for two new
volunteer workers at the
Evangelical School have been rejected.
Jonathan submitted his
application in mid-September and
Naomi will apply in mid-October.
Annette White (Tyre) would value
prayer as they look for
people to fill two important positions in the local school.
Pray that the right staff
will be found soon, as the new term has already started.