next visit will be on the
April – 22nd
D.V and it is during this visit that
residence card is due for renewal again, so they will be submitting
the process to the Dept. of Immigration at the beginning of May.
that, in His will, this will be renewed once again.
D C R of CONGO
Mary Ratter (Katoka)
came home on
for 2 months furlough. There is no news about the
and Dorothy Grieve (Murchison) -
Give thanks that in recent weeks, there has been a
sudden increase in the number of Zulu
courses being requested by prisoners in various prisons. They are
also grateful for the Lord's protection when a large wheel from a
lorry travelling in the opposite direction to them came off and
smashed into the front of their car.
and Gill Davies (Dar-es-Salaam)
has given a 5-session series of teaching an overview of the Bible.
The elders acknowledge that very few believers read their Bibles
regularly or systematically. After this initial introduction, to try
to stimulate an interest and a desire to read more, one of elders
will give a 30 minute summary of each book of the Bible and draw out
key truths from it.
is asked for those giving the Bible teaching as time must be found
to read, study and prepare in order to give to others what they have
first gleaned themselves, and that it would result in many
benefitting from this teaching, giving them a deeper hunger for
Eric and Margaret McCaughren (Kitwe) –Many
children are attending the Saturday morning Good News Club even
though some understand little or no English.
would find a suitable helper for this work who will be dedicated and
language. In addition,
for the Bible study group that meets at the
Kitwe School of Nursing.
This year regular attendance has declined to an all time low.
that more students will be encouraged to join, and that those who
attend would do so regularly.
was recently given a trailer to transport hospital
patients to and from the villages. During the last few months many
have approached her requesting a lift to and from the church
services. This work has now expanded and with the help of colleagues
they have been able to do 3-4 trips on a Sunday allowing people to
attend who otherwise would not have been able to.
for safety in travel.
that the assemblies in
in the SW of Albania plan to hold their usual
camp. The main speaker this year will be
from an assembly in Manfredonia in the SE of Italy. They have
worked together in Albania for years and he is a gifted teacher.
His theme at the conference this year will be ‘Leadership
in the Local Church’.
that the expected over one hundred believers present may greatly
Chris and Michelle Hall (Chatequ Gontier)
for a young woman, a
with whom they have been able to share various Bible teachings
concerning the Lord Jesus.
Rod Jones (Naples)
reports that lack of employment
is creating significant problems for several families
in the church. Some are months behind in their rent and other bills,
as the “breadwinners” have been without any work for some time. Some
of their young people are currently in England looking for
employment, and others will need to make decisions in the near
future. They have about 25 young people in the 19+ age group, but
only five have stable employment. Their ministry of mercy team is
able to bring food parcels to the needy families, which is a help.
that the Lord will bless through these difficult times.
Olive Wilson (Bitola)
for the literature centre which is open on a daily basis. Visitors
have received New Testaments and Bibles with literature explaining
the Gospel message.
that many would read, understand the message and come to put their
faith in Christ.
Mrs Margaret Hewitt (DPG 1973-2004)
as she will soon be needing a hip replacement and is currently in a
great deal of pain, having recently broken some ribs.
and Elena Glasscock (Salamanca)
for Spain that the people would come to understand the centrality of
the Word of God in their lives, for believers that they would be
bold in their witness to others in areas of unbelief and hostility,
and for the young people that they would grow in faith and become
strong leaders within the churches of Spain. In addition, pray that
there would not be division amongst believers over matters that are
secondary to the Word of God, leading to conflict within the