Please continue to remember
Brian & Debbie Howden on
their visit to Saurimo.
Please pray that they will be
of help and encouragement to the believers in the local Assembly.
and Ruth Newell (Blantyre). The young man that was helping
Jonathan in the
newspaper office has had to resign due to sickness.
Jonathan has to get the next
edition completed soon, as 140,000 copies will be printed and
distributed in August around
the country. Prayer is asked
that he will be able to compile all the material in time.
He writes: “There have been nation-wide
demonstrations together with some violence, looting and a great deal
of confusion. One senses that the country is sliding into economic
and, perhaps, social and political chaos. The situation has
gradually deteriorated in Blantyre
with trouble erupting in various townships and in the centre of the
city with roads being blocked and vehicles stoned. Much
prayer is needed so that the
politicians and leaders of civil society are able to find a peaceful
way out of the current crisis in the immediate future.”
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and Dorothy Grieve (Murchison) -
Prayer would be appreciated
for the prison work. Those studying the
courses in one of the biggest prison complexes have vastly reduced
from 600 to 400, due to a very antagonistic clerk who has refused to
cooperate. Prayer is asked
that this situation would be reversed and that those men will have
the opportunity to study again.
They do however continue to receive
encouragement from various sources.
Sizwe, an inmate has trusted the Lord and memorises verses
and shares his faith with others in the prison.
Thabang, in prison for
murder, has become a believer too and also shares his faith with
Gill Davies (Dar-es-Salaam) report that they now have
permission to start a
at the local barracks. They are now waiting the Lord’s
direction and timing.
and Jo Grove (Chingola) will be on furlough in the UK for a
couple of months from 1st August.
Pray for safety in travel and
that the family will benefit from this time away.
Millard (Chingola) - As
Hilary prepares for teaching the final term of the academic
year at Amano, she asks
prayer for the staffing
needs. In particular Primary and Secondary teachers are required for
Elwood - would appreciate
prayer for all those at
Chitokoloki in medical missionary work. As well as their own
medical workload, visiting doctors and students need help with
translation, assistance and help with other daily tasks. Sometimes a
workday can be as long as 15 hours and other times there are nightly
call outs. Prayer is asked
that Julie-Rachel will be
given strength and encouragement, especially during very busy,
stressful days and for spiritual refreshment. Her weekly
lessons are going well and she has been encouraged that she is able
to understand most of what is spoken by those preaching at the
& Rachel Haigh advise that a further court hearing has been
arranged for 16th August in
pray that the matter of the
ownership of the property at
Nyangombe will be satisfactorily resolved at that time and
that the actions being brought by those wishing to take over the
work will be dismissed.
The Young People’s Camp is August
10-16. Over 5,000 have said they are coming but it could be
much reduced on the actual day due to travelling problems. They hope
it is rather smaller. Pray
the children travel safely in the several lorries that will bring
many of them on very bad bush roads.
Esther Dexter (Miyazaki) ask for supporting
prayer as they give their
time this summer to the relief work in the North of Japan.
Noel Hamilton (Koshigaya) as he also helps with relief work
until the 19th August.
there is a big festival in Japan which marks the remembrance for the
dead. Pray that believers
will not compromise their faith as they make a stand against
idolatry and worshipping the dead.
Carol Lacey– Prayer
would be valued for the work at ‘The
Haven’ and that they would be led to those in need of help.
ten year old bus is in need of replacement.
Prayer is asked for a more
suitable vehicle, to assist with the Workshop Products.
Smith writes that in Roseisle.
they have much to thank the Lord for. Almost every night there have
been visitors in the tent. Locals from the community or further
afield, that are either contacts of the local believers, or other
believers who are supportive of the Gospel, and glad to hear it
preached. As a result of this good interest, and the fact that they
are able to keep the tent, the brethren have decided to extend the
adult meetings by a third week to the
5th August. So please
continue to pray
for God to draw sinners unto Himself and save them for His glory!
Ann Steer will be involved in the UK Iranian conference to be
held in Wales 1st-5th August
when Ann will be teaching the
Jennifer Rodgers (Skien)
continue to be encouraged regarding the prison ministry. A waiting
list of prisoners willing to attend the studies is a regular
occurrence, and those who do attend show a deep and meaningful
interest. Pray that the
security arrangements will not prevent prisoners from studying.