to remember in
prayer Brian & Debbie Howden’s
for the teaching and preaching during this time in the assembly at
might have the necessary skills to
repair the printing press, and a Landrover. Also
needs to have her
renewed. They return home (D.V.) on the
and Hazel Logan ask prayer
for a new initiative by two believers from
Gaborone assembly, to teach
young children in a nearby village. The two women began by meeting
with the local chief and elders of
who gave them permission to use the
Kgotla (the official village meeting place) to teach. 28
children attended the first meeting held recently.
Sheena Revie (1969-79) – As a result of
Sheena having heart bypass
surgery at the end of 2011 they have decided that
Robert will travel to
Ethiopia alone, leaving 8th March
and returning 21st April.
Robert would value prayer
for this trip and that Sheena
will keep well during his time away.
and Ruth Newell (Blantyre) ask continuing
prayer for the
newspaper. At present 50,000 copies are distributed to churches,
companies and families in Malawi.
Jonathan recently completed the next edition but most of the
articles had to be written by him, as the articles that were to be
included were not received in time.
Pray that articles and testimonies of those genuinely saved
will be submitted in time for future issues. In addition it has been
suggested that a
Chiyao edition of ‘The
Journey of Life’ be published.
Jonathan would appreciate
prayer in finding a good
translator for this.
and Gill Davies (Dar-es-Salaam)—
They write: “After some months of waiting, and meetings with a Head
teacher we have finally started teaching Scripture in one of the
Primary schools at the Army Barracks. The current situation can best
be described as ‘fluid’ as we don’t know what will happen from one
week to the next. We have spent a lot of time translating materials
such as: “Creation
to Christ, Children’s Edition”
to use to explain the
message of salvation. For Religion lessons, the children are
organised by religion (Christian or Muslim) and within the
‘Christian’ group by denomination. The teachers were at first
confused when we said that we did not belong to any denomination and
so could teach all the students about the Bible.
At the moment we are not
sure to what extent there is an opening there, but we know the Lord
is in the situation and has opened our eyes to the huge need.”
Marilyn Campbell (Chingola)
Clara, a long term
Chingola Bible Centre
is leaving at the end of
would be appreciated as they find the right replacement. In addition
they ask for wisdom and guidance as they look ahead to the future of
and Deborah Cole (Chingola)
for the opening of the second children’s hostel at
and for a lady that has been interviewed for the post of house
that she will be truly committed to the care of these children.
Pray also for the
shortlisted children, that God will show clearly the right ones to
bring into care.
Scott (Chingola) asks
prayer for the
continuing need for staff at
School. There is a
particular need for a Maths and Physics teacher next term due to a
long term staff member leaving.
Joy Beer (Loloma) -
Prayer is asked for the gospel outreach among the villages each
week. In addition
(34yrs) who was an elder and committed to the village outreach
recently died, leaving a young wife and 4 children.
for Geshom’s wife and family at this time.
and Lilo Penny (Bangalore) - would appreciate
prayer for the long term
staff at Kollegal Girls’ Home
particularly John Prakash,
secretary for both the school and the Home,
Michael who oversees field
staff and maintenance, Sumitha
, dorm parent and Manjula.
Prayer is asked that a
replacement will be found for
Manjula as she leaves to be married in April.
Maureen Wood (Chiang Mai) write: “There are many staff
vacancies at Grace International
School. Pray for all
those who will respond to the teaching opportunities advertised, and
also for David as he teaches,
trains other staff and also makes decisions concerning his own role
in the school”. (An article on
“Grace International School” is in the “Missionaries Children’s
Fund” Annual Report for 2010 , posted in the Small Room).
Betty Burnett (Parana)
ask for prayer for the
outreach in the City square, where a team meets with those who are
homeless and addicts, providing food, essentials, and often praying
with those in need. Pray for
the team, some are ex-addicts, and all those they come into contact
Helen Ponce (Cochabamba)
ask again for continuing prayer
for Blanquita (who was
released from prison just before Christmas) as she fits into society
once more. She has attended the ladies group (which is a small
group) and is hoping to soon be able to attend the meetings on
Sunday. A monthly house meeting has begun for young married couples
(10 couples attended the 1st meeting), and they would value prayer
for this. In addition Mario
would value prayer as he
often struggles with health issues.
and Anita Keith-Gillon (Armenia) would value
prayer as they continue to
meet with contacts with particular needs. A workshop ‘Freedom
from Bitterness’ has begun recently and 25 people attended.
Pray for these over the
following 4 weeks that they will find emotional and spiritual
Cushing expects to
use a film called ‘The
translated into Urdu, consisting of 36 Biblical events organised
into 12 chapters.
for fruit from this as
presents the DVDs to ladies who may be interested.
and Jennifer Rodgers (Skien)
write: “Recently the prison ministry has seen changes whereby
prisoners have been transferred to other prisons and some moved to
other sections. They have been able to take the literature with them
and their departures have left room for new inmates, who have been
on the waiting list to attend the Bible studies”.
will be able to help in every way to assist those interested.