for all involved at the school at
The school has been burgled and a large number of laptops etc
stolen. The husband of
a year 1 teacher has died, and
a driver and teacher, has lost his sister and her child in a
motor-bike accident. His brother-in-law is also seriously injured.
for the headmaster
and others at the school who seek to deal with these ongoing
DEM. REP. OF CONGO
Ratter (Katoka)- Kapumba, a
pastor with responsibilities for the Bible school work at
and also at
Katoka, was knocked down by a
motor bike and suffered a fractured skull. He has regained
is asked that he will make a full recovery.
Mark and Malichaba
West (Maseru) are making plans
for a two week
Holiday Bible club programme
during the winter school holidays (June-July), which will be hosted
by Matt Lewis
and a team from Wales. The first week will be in the capital city,
where they are expecting 400 children to attend the 4-day programme.
The second week will be in the remote, mountainous region of
This will be the first time a
Holiday Bible Club
has been held here, but they
anticipate another large attendance.
that the weather will be favourable, and that many children may come
to know the Saviour during these two weeks.
Jonathan and Ruth
new book ‘Fear
on Every Side’ (a discipleship
book in the form of a novel with detailed discussion questions at
the end of each chapter) has gone to the printers.
that it will be attractively published and be used by the Lord to
touch many lives across Africa and elsewhere.
the latest edition of the
Challenge newspaper has been
who has been involved at each stage of the distribution process of
this issue, so that he will be able to take over the work from
the office manager who has been invited to speak at various
secondary schools and churches across the city on behalf of the
newspaper, hopefully raising the profile of the paper, and help
people to understand its purpose and potential for evangelism.
and Gill Davies (Dar-es-Salaam) - 'A'
and her two children, ill and desperately hungry, approached the
(Day Care Centre), and since receiving help, have attended assembly
meetings each Sunday.
that this family would respond to the call of the Gospel.
Dominic and Ethne
Bourn ask prayer for
School – 25 years since it began as a ‘missionary/local Zambians &
farmers’ School ’; it is now being forced to keep in line with other
International Schools, many of which began as missionary schools but
are now secular. The great need is for Christian teachers is to
remain in senior positions in these schools, to be God’s salt &
light, in an ever-increasing secular world.
Lusaka Gospel Hall, who have
numerous outreach programmes in the community, and for 'K'
taxi driver in the area) who plays Christian music whilst driving
that the words of these hymns will touch his heart. In addition,
gives thanks that after a year,
she is in receipt of her work permit.
Tim and Joy Beer (Loloma)
for the Lord’s guidance regarding the interest of the Zambian
Government, in allowing the local church to partner with them in the
running of a new Secondary Boarding School that has been built in
pray that this opportunity will
be greatly used not only in providing quality education, but also in
the laying of a sure spiritual foundation in the lives of all the
students who will attend the school.
Paul and Angela
Hannay – Recently
have welcomed a young Zambian
Felix, and his wife
who is a primary school teacher. Pray
that they will both be a blessing to the community. In addition,
prayer for the nursing students
as they sit their final exams this week, and then take their
practical exams on the
Robert and Janet
Dann (Other Service) would value
as they expect to be in
has been invited to teach a post-graduate course on mission at the
South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies.
for safety in travel, adjustments to the different culture, for
safety whilst there, and that many would be challenged and blessed
by the teaching.
Ronnie and Anne
Cairns (Japan 1960-2012) have
just returned from a trip to Japan, encouraging believers and
During their stay they met
and his wife
Keiko, and they ask
for this couple’s faithful witness as they gather isolated believers
around the city for encouragement and ministry, and give others the
opportunity to hear the Gospel.
Harry and Stephanie
Lannon (Murree Christian School)
for the schools they are involved with in remote areas. The
remoteness means long and sometimes dangerous journeys.
for safety in travel and that these journeys will give opportunities
for literature distribution, and sharing the Gospel.
and Peggy Ferry (senior workers) -
A work team from Burma are to build a Camp Site in
hopefully to be completed by the end of the year.
for safety and good communications for builders, and that the work
would be completed satisfactorily.
prayer as he flies to
on the 25th
for the 40th
anniversary of ‘Witnessing
in Burma. Please continue to
at home, restricted due to her mobility.
and Helen Ponce (Cochabamba) –
as she continues with the prison ministry, and contact with those
who have been released. She would value
for 'Y', her husband
and their small daughter who were involved in an accident in March.
is recuperating after surgery but still suffers from a previous
heart problem, and needs three replacement heart valves – costing
more than they can possibly afford.
also for 'M',
who came to faith recently in prison.
Jeff and Denise
Watson (Foz) ask
the 19 year old son of a couple in the assembly, who has become very
rebellious, but continues to attend the assembly for meetings
that he will come to show a real interest in the Gospel message.
They also ask
who has been attending church
recently, that listening to the Gospel message would bring a real
understanding of Christ, and for
that she will be able to discern the truth of God’s Word.
has had the opportunity to read scripture and pray with
that she too will come to faith in Christ.
John and Claudete
Axford (Tupi Paulista) would
as they visit the homes of a local family and a couple who are
receptive to the Gospel, that they would be encouraged to know more,
and will come to faith in Christ.
Margaret Baker (senior workers)
are visiting assemblies in central and northern
for preaching and teaching from
to June 7th,
and would value
for this journey.
(Wirral) would value
to be able to continue visits with contact
after relations suggested that they discontinue meeting.
also for healing for
son who has been unwell and not able to go to school since February.
Malcolm and Hannah
Coombes (senior workers - Arabic Work)
for the Bible
from the 1st
to 8th June, which will include
speakers and a Gospel choir. Posters have been placed in shop
windows, and flyers in letter-boxes. Pray
that many would attend, including the Town officials who have been
Mike and Alison
Packer (Laval) – Pray for
who continues Bible study with
and is preparing for baptism at the end of
William and Liz
Irwin (Nantes) - Viviane and her
three children attended a friend’s baptismal service recently, and
has since had the opportunity to explain the Gospel and give Bibles
to them. Pray
that this family will come to faith in Christ, and
as she spends time with them. In addition,
will have further opportunities to speak to
a young mother from the local school, after giving her a Bible.
would also appreciate
for the young people in
who meet regularly for games, meals and Bible study. A great
encouragement to the 4 leaders has been that looking back many of
the young people who have passed through these youth meetings are
now serving the Lord in different ministries within the churches.
for these current young people, that they would walk with the Lord,
especially those who are struggling to keep going in the faith.
Davis (Caen) - 5000 envelopes
containing Child Evangelism literature, plus a John's Gospel and an
invitation to the concerts at the Lighthouse with a French
Christian singer in
have recently been distributed. This will coincide with the "Fête
de la musique" which is an
annual occasion of the summer solstice, held all over France.
that despite this many will attend the concert at the Lighthouse.
Graham and Alison
Black (Bouc Bel Air) - Pray for
the ‘Voice of
the Gospel’ ministry, for those
who listen to the radio programmes, study through Bible
correspondence courses, and receive literature.
Gerry and Dorothy
Seed (Nantes) ask
that there would be new people willing to serve as Sunday School
teachers at the
assembly, and for the small number of teenagers who meet each week,
some considering baptism.
for the protection of all young people in fellowship during
difficult teenage years.
Ian and Francoise
Newberry - (Pierrelatte)
in preparation for teaching at the Geneva Bible Institute in
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Noel and Liza
McMeekin (Cootehill) – In
18,000 Gospel tracts will be distributed to homes in local
Pray that many will be
encouraged to read, and people will have a desire to deepen their
knowledge of the Gospel message.
people attended the annual
that those not accustomed to hearing the Gospel message may have
Michael and Shirley
McKillen (Gorey) –
who were baptised in April, and for
who have been attending a ‘Discipleship
Explored’ study led by
that they may come to faith in Christ. In addition they ask
that larger, more suitable premises would be found, due to church
Colin and Rosemary
Sheldon (Dublin) –
is almost at the end of a busy year teaching ‘Bible
Explorer’ to children aged
10-12yrs. This school year 1,600 have been taught in 22 primary
schools. There has been much encouragement over the 15 years
has been teaching these programmes due to the children’s and
teachers’ enthusiasm for the Bible.
that this would continue in the future and many children may come to
faith through this ministry.
Rachel Palmero (Milan) would
for a weekly Bible Study held at their home, where those attending
have a hunger to read and learn.
for another Bible study which several couples attend, with their
spouses, who are not believers.
that these individuals would come to a personal understanding of
Christ. In addition,
finds her work load at school
overwhelming at times, and they would value
for her, that she would be able to organize her time, increasing