Malichaba West (Maseru) -
Prayer is asked for the planning of the annual children’s
camp. Pray for finances so
that children from rural areas can attend, and for wisdom in
developing the 2012 Bible reading guides for children.
and Ruth Newell ((Blantyre) would appreciate
prayer for the completion of
a book Jonathan is writing to
help African Christian’s relate their faith to their daily lives.
He still has the final chapter to complete and edit.
and Jenny Andrews (Kigali) -The Rwanda Orphans Project
provides education and medical costs for sponsored children,
continuing until they are able to exit the project.
Pray for those who run the
Skills Training Centre for 90 youngsters, for
Suzanne, the new Director of
the orphan’s project, and social workers
Francoise, Mariya, Donatilla,
Petronille and Jeanne.
Rachel Haigh arrived back in the UK at the end of September.
visit had been very useful and thoroughly enjoyable with all our
Zambian ands missionary friends.
newspapers report that an Iranian Christian, could be executed by
next Wednesday for refusing to deny the Lord.
Nardarkhani was born to Muslim parents but did not practise
the faith and then converted to Christianity when he was 19.
He became a member of the Protestant
evangelical Church of Iran and held services in "home churches" in
the town of Rasht.
In 2009, he fell foul of the authorities
when he challenged the law which insists that all schools should
He was arrested in October 2009 and a year
later was sentenced to death for apostasy on a charge which is
underpinned by sharia law.
Nardarkhani pleaded not guilty, partially
on the grounds that from puberty he was never a practising Muslim,
and thus had not renounced his faith. But he has denied that
Muhammad was the prophet of God.
He is reported to have said, 'Repent means
to return. What should I return to? To the blasphemy that I had
before my faith in Christ?'
Isobel Jack - Robert
would appreciate prayer as he
prepares for a series of 11 sessions on the book of Daniel to be
presented in October at a local church in
David Brickman (Trinidad-Beni) ask
in her work daily in the La Palmera Health Centre and
Dave as he teaches a weekly
English class to four year olds at the school (v. challenging!).
Also continued healing for
Velez as she recuperates.
Smith, God willing, leaves on Thursday, 6th October, for
Paradise Valley, Alberta and
Brandon, Manitoba (on the Monday) to help both these little
assemblies with their annual conferences. He would appreciate very
much our prayer support at the throne of grace.
and Pam Harknett (Trujillo)
have been involved in a small Bible study in their apartment and
have had good conversations with those attending the study.
Prayer would be appreciated
for the teaching module in October,
that a good number of students will attend, and they will grow and
be challenged by what they learn.
Elida Stephen (Shkoder) are involved with teenagers groups.
They expect to have around 20 in their group, and plan to invite
youth groups from other churches to join them, staying for weekend
activities and meetings. In October
Colin will start a small
group study on the importance of evangelism, covering six weeks.
Alison Black are on the committee responsible for the
Bible/Bookshop in Marseille (La
Maison de la Bible). The shop is experiencing financial
problems and the committee have some difficult and important
decisions to make. Prayer is
asked that they may have wisdom to make right decisions. They would
also value prayer for two
important changes in their ministry ‘Voice
of the Gospel’. A couple are to be trained in order to take
over the studio recording side of the ministry for the radio
programmes, and putting the Bible correspondence courses on-line so
they can be carried out on the internet.
Beryl van den Hogen (Roncq)-
As a direct result of a ‘giant’ barbecue, where about 500 people
attended, in the centre of Tourcoing,
two young women have since attended the local fellowship, and
others, who attended, are being contacted by the local believers.
Prayer is asked that these
contacts will continue to have an interest in spiritual matters.
Prayer is also asked for
Joshua, 18yrs, who will be baptised on
October 2nd along with some
other young people.
Debbie Jones (Naples) ask for
prayer for young people’s work that is just starting again
after the summer break. This year they are planning new means of
reaching out to the un-churched through the children’s, young
people’s and adult activities. Please
Wilson - Prayer is
asked for the bookshop/drop in centre where people go for a chat and
receive free literature. Up to 15 New Testaments are accepted weekly
with an invitation to meetings. Pray
also for the women’s Bible study and English lessons.
(15yrs), who several months ago became a believer, wants to give
everyone in his form at the grammar school a New Testament. His
parents have forbidden him to attend meetings.
Helen Ortiz - Two years ago the assembly in
Soria were given permission
for a Saturday morning market stall in
El Burgo, which had
previously been denied. Much work has been achieved since. In July
of this year a permit was received to show an evangelical film, and
they were able to witness openly.
Prayer is asked for this work and that they would know how to
take the effort in El Burgo