Howden and Samuel Simonyi-Gindele
(Canada) continue to serve the Lord in the area of
Saurimo until the end of the
first week in December. Samuel
and his wife would appreciate prayer
that this trip will be a guide as to whether their future service
should be in Angola. Pray for
safety in travel, health and stamina.
and Yokey Roberts (Nairobi) request
prayer for the distribution
of 50 copies of Bert Cargill’s book ‘Tell
me more about the gospel’ and Arthur G. Clarke’s book ‘New
Testament Principles’. Pray,
too, for the Lord’s blessing on ‘Radio Bible Class Discovery Series’
booklets and ‘Our
Daily Bread’ in English and Swahili, which have also been
given out. Pray that adequate
supplies of good English and Swahili tracts will soon be obtained.
and Ruth Newell (Blantyre) -
Bethel Chapel plans to run a camp for young people next
Easter, and would value prayer
for the preparations. They have yet to finalise a location.
Margaret McCaughren (Kitwe)
ask prayer for three groups
helping orphans and deprived children.
Pray that there will be
committed believers willing to dedicate their time and abilities to
this work, and that the Lord will provide suitable staff.
Three students at
Amano School have recently
made professions of faith. Prayer
is asked for these young people and for all believing students who
return at Christmas to non-Christian homes, often to families given
to excess drinking and drunkenness.
Keyse (India 1964-01) highlights some staffing needs at
Mission Hospital: a Medical Superintendent and two resident
Junior Doctors; pray that
these needs will be met. She also mentions that four young people
have been baptised; give thanks for this encouragement and
pray that they will continue
to grow in the things of the Lord. In
December the church will be
visiting homes with tracts and New Testaments;
pray for blessing from this
Ken and Christine Cowell would value prayer for meetings on
December 4th and 11th at the Japanese churches in London and Milton
Peggy Ferry (Phuket) ask
prayer for Ying, a
woman who has recently come into contact with some of the ladies at
the assembly. She is a spirit medium and her husband has many idols
around the house. She attended a Sunday meeting which proved very
difficult for her, but has since asked her husband to remove the
idols which now frighten her. Please remember her in
Judy Quelch (Juiz de Fora) would appreciate
prayer for three people who
have told them that they have put their trust in the Lord:
Dani, a student from a
Spiritist family; Dani’s boyfriend
Tiago; and Ivonete, in
her early 40s and from a Catholic background. All three have been
studying with Simon and
Judy for nearly three months.
Pray especially in the coming
weeks for others to care for them whilst
Judy are on furlough in the
and Anne-Laure Mostacero (Trujillo) - The weekly school mums’
Bible study and prayer group has been encouraging. Some of them have
bought Bibles and devotionals.
Prayer is asked for these ladies as they study. Some
unbelievers have joined the Young Adults’ group, and
prayer is asked that they
will have a real encounter with Christ.
and Alison Black (Bouc Bel
Air) would value prayer
concerning the project of offering students the possibility of doing
Bible correspondence courses online. The message does not change,
but the methods used to convey the message does, and their desire is
to do this as effectively as possible.
Pray also for
Moussa and Christine ABIZAR,
and their twin boys Micah and Josh,
who are making preparations to take over the studio recording side
of the radio ministry.
Francoise Newberry (Pierrlatte) -
Prayer is requested for a
major national event being organised in December called ‘Mad
in France’. They are expecting over 1,500 young people to
attend at the ‘Palais des Expositions’ in
30th December to 1st January.
Prayer is asked for
inspiration and spiritual power for the two main speakers and
artistes, and that many young Christians will invite their
Maureen Crow (Montpellier) ask
prayer for the children at
Tananarive orphanage in Madagascar.
Five older children, who are doing well in their studies, have been
baptised and are involved in leading activities in the church.
Pray that they will know the
Lord’s help and guidance.
Dorothy Seed (Nantes) –
Dorothy would value prayer for the various ladies’ groups
from the assembly which meet together twice a month for Bible
reading and prayer.
Pray especially that
Lily will join one of these
Anne Kitt (Villefranche-sur-Saone)
would value prayer for the
Sunday school, and for Anne
as she develops the children’s work at
Le Havre. At present there is
only one child of Sunday school age attending.
Burger mentions that a house-mother is urgently required at
Provence. This is a key role at the centre, so
pray that the Lord will
provide someone suitable. Pray,
too, for Claire, the
director’s wife, who will take on this role on a temporary basis,
despite having two young children at home. Also, from December
onwards there will be no “au pairs”. Their help is invaluable for
the centre’s full programme which continues into 2012, with a
two-week Christmas break. Pray
that these staffing needs will be met.
Andrew and Gillian Shanks (Newcastle West) would appreciate
prayer as the assembly in
Newcastle West distributes gospel calendars into each home in the
area. Along with the calendar will be a "flyer" which has a
Christmas picture and text on the front and an invitation to the
Christmas Carol concert (22nd
December) on the reverse. Please also
pray for the annual
Billboard sign which will be
displayed from the 12th December
for two weeks.
Heidi Guttesen (Molise) - A new weekly kid’s outreach has
begun AMICI (friends’ club). The work is led by one of the local
believers, Claudio, and it
has encouraged the believers that more than 20 kids have attended
In order to involve believers in the ministry of evangelism,
Regin has developed a 6-part
weekly evangelistic Bible study series called ‘Discovering
the Scriptures’, in order to help them reach out to friends
and neighbours. Pray for
those who are taking part.
Jenny Gooding (Cluj) – A new work has begun with the help of
some of the young people from Cluj
assembly. Gypsy children are invited to a Saturday school, at which
they are taught Bible stories, songs and memory verses, as well as
reading and writing. Some of them, even at 12 years of age, have
never been to school. Pray
for this new work.
Alison Barrett (Madrid) - On
15-17th December there is a national televised evangelistic
campaign called. ‘My Hope’.
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association it focuses on inviting
friends and contacts to homes to see one of the 3 programmes.
Several families of believers have offered their homes and are now
inviting contacts. Pray for
fruit from this testimony.