REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Ratter (Katoka) writes that 3 of their elders had been
invited to visit a little assembly near the Angolan border, for a
baptismal service of 16 people, 11 men and 5 women, They came back
so encouraged. Much to praise the Lord for.
We are thankful to God too for his answer
to prayer in a situation at
Kasaji which could have been
very detrimental to the work and testimony. False accusations had
been made against the hospital, claiming misuse of and
misappropriation of funds and medical supplies provided by an Aid
organisation. Dr Kayombo as
Medical Director had to go to
Lubumbashi to answer the accusations made by a government
He personally and the hospital in general
have been completely vindicated and the accuser has been found to be
totally out of order.
pray for Dr Kayombo in
particular and for all the medical staff that they will be faithful
in their work and in their access to drugs and funds, and that they
will be totally transparent in all that they do so that we do not
bring dishonour on the name of the Lord.
Please continue to remember in
prayer, Sandy Meikle and
me as we continue in the work
and Ruth Newell (Blantyre) – An American evangelist is
holding a big campaign in Malawi in
July/August this year and his ministry would like to fund the
printing of 100,000 copies of the Malawian edition of the
newspaper. This would take the print run up to 140,000 copies
and the newspaper enormously expanded.
Prayer is asked that the
logistics of this venture will be worked out effectively and that
Jonathan will be able to get
everything together in terms of the material for the paper itself,
and most especially that the Lord will use this opportunity to touch
many lives in Malawi.
and Gail Harper (Thondwe) would value
prayer for guidance as to the
next phase of their service as they prepare for returning to UK. At
present they are vacating the premises of the book/coffee shop in
Zomba but unfortunately there
is no one as yet to continue the work.
Prayer is asked for the
future of this work after they have left, and for the many contacts
that they have been supporting.
and Dorothy Grieve (Murchison) -
Andile, a young offender in
Durban prison, due to be released soon, has asked for
prayer for when he gets home.
His family will want to sacrifice an animal and ‘cleanse him’ with
blood, but now he is a believer he doesn’t want to be part of this.
It is difficult for Zulu people to go against the traditions of the
Joy Brown (Cape Town) -
Prayer would be appreciated as tracts and invitations are
distributed within the Wellinton
area, advertising two weeks of gospel meetings from
Rodney will be preaching and
would value prayer for this.
Angela Hannay (Kalene Mission) would value prayer for the
nursing students who sit their final exams on
31st May and then begin
practical exams in June.
Please continue to remember in
prayer the effects of the
earthquake etc on the Japanese people. May this be an opportunity
for God’s people to show the love of Christ to those in need in
practical ways, and may God be glorified through many Japanese
having the opportunity to respond to this practical help from His
Dryburgh (Kuurne) would value
prayer for her outreach work; for the ladies she meets
individually, the small groups, and the women who have asked for
help in using the Bible to witness to others.
Ruth Hanley (Lesmahagow) have been able to open the Bookshop
in Uzes for longer hours and
prayer is asked for all those
who receive literature. Also the shop has been useful in being able
to offer coffee and quiet conversation for Christians needing to
share some of their concerns.
Jennifer Rodgers (Skien)
- Two of the prisoners who take part in the Saturday Bible study are
being transferred to other prisons. One of them has come to faith.
The Prison Chaplain, Nat and
Jennifer are seeking to
introduce both of them to Christians who will care for them after
they leave. Prayer would be
valued for this.