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would value prayer for
wisdom and strength as she faces many challenges, and that she would
be able to prioritise her very busy schedule. She has recently been
preparing accommodation for mission families, along with teaching
and overseeing several schools where overcrowding and children of
extreme varied abilities, and the shortage of staff, has meant
teaching more classes. Pray that the amalgamation of a
government school with one of the schools Ruth oversees runs
Brian & Debbie Howden
return to Angola on Tuesday 21st April for a four week visit
returning 22nd May. Prayer is requested for the following:
For the process of renewing of Brian's residence permit, that it
will be swift.
For safe travel on busy and poor Angolan roads between Luanda and
For needed help in the teaching and preaching of the Word at the 6am
teaching meetings each week day.
For visitation work in the village of Camundambala in the
For wisdom in completing the next stage of underpinning the house
and other practical work.
For the completion of the next stage in the building of the new
hall, the installation of windows and doors.
For wisdom in the many conversations had daily.
For possible journey to the Congo to take 5000 Chokwe Bibles to Mary
For good health.
For the Lord’s leading and blessing upon all that is done in His
and Hazel Logan (Gaborone) would value prayer
for the issues they are experiencing with water supply, the Gaborone
dam is less than 4% capacity and on some days they are left with no
water at all.
Colin & Christine Raggett (Palapye)
report that they are expecting a visit from Dan & Gwen Gillies
(Scotland) from the 24th March for a month. Dan
will be busy most days, and through an interpreter will be either
preaching the gospel or taking Bible study meetings. He will also be
speaking at the Serowe Easter Conference.
There are now 186 children at the School for deaf children which
Rachel is involved with. A second carpentry workshop is soon to
be built. Prayer is asked that the work will be kept in a
time frame (work will begin when the rainy season ends) and within
budget. Pray also for
a church secretary and brother of the head teacher at the school,
who has been imprisoned for 5 months without charge. Pray
that he will be released very soon as his health is deteriorating.
In addition, pray for those who visit the local prison each
month, for the singing group and speaker, that these visits will be
encouraging, and that many of the prisoners will continue to respond
positively to the Bible message.
Give thanks that
has been released. In addition, please pray for the prison
ministry at Kasapa prison, led by
and supported each month by different assemblies in Lubumbashi.
Pray that aid will be available to support the increasing
number of inmates. The churches contribute through practical gifts,
food, and preaching at the services, where approximately 400
Ratter (Katoka) writes that
from the N.E. of England will be with us for 6 weeks, and
then will have a week at Sakeji School having outreach
meetings for the children there.
Please pray for them both for health and strength and
particularly for Gordon’s schedule of meetings which the
elders have planned. Pray too for Mutunda the
translator that he will do a great job and the message will go out
loud and clear.
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and Dorothy Grieve (Murchison) –
Last year they were invited to publicise the Emmaus courses
in the local prison. Since then a number of prisoners have been
a Zulu evangelist has been given permission to preach to the inmates
weekly. Pray for Benedict as he commences this
outreach after Easter, that through his ministry, and through the
Emmaus courses, many would find freedom in Christ.
and Gill Davies (Dar-es-Salaam) - The kids club activities at
WWT continue to be well attended, the children singing choruses,
learning Bible memory verses and listening to Bible stories. Pray
for these children that the Lord will touch their hearts, and that
they will grow to be faithful followers of Christ.
(Chitokoloki) – A container from Northern Ireland full of
supplies is stuck in the Copperbelt. A team are scheduled to begin
construction on a men’s ward at Dipalata, and the building supplies
required are in the container. Pray that a solution may be
found soon so that the work can go ahead, and all supplies reach
and Anne Cairns (DPG 1960-2012 Japan) are in Japan
until 28th April for meetings, ministry, teaching,
evangelism and hospitality, visiting a number of assemblies in the
Osaka area as well as further afield. Pray for safety
in travel, good health and that they would be a blessing and
encouragement to those they meet.
and Denise Watson (Foz) ask prayer for
a contact who has cancer. She has been to various assembly meetings,
enjoys attending, and has recently requested a Bible. She has been
admitted to hospital to receive treatment and Denise plans to visit
her there. Pray that Denise will be given the words and wisdom to
help DL understand the message of salvation.
her youngest son was taken into police custody.
Dick and Irene Robertson.
Once again special meetings are planned for the Easter weekend. An
Argentine missionary brother has been invited for the weekend so we
are looking forward to a time of blessing. This brother works in the
mountain area between Argentine and Bolivia further north from where
we used to help out each year with the camps. Apart from working in
the town where the assembly is situated, he travels into isolated
areas reaching the people with the Gospel. His "pick up" is usually
in for repair by the end of each journey, as there are no roads. We
are looking forward to hearing about his travels and escapes in that
reports that Elaine’s ankle is now fully healed but she has
been suffering from a virus giving her a severe cough, requiring
antibiotics etc. They are preparing for the Brandon Winter fair
(30th March -4th April).
This year they have doubled the size of
the booth to allow a display of more Bibles, children’s and
reference books and DVD’s. They also want to encourage more parents
to use daily reading books with their families and get quality
literature into their hands to stimulate a fresh interest in the
truths of the Scriptures. A team of 19-20 saints from eight
assemblies will be doing various shifts at the booth The main banner
reads ‘The Lord is RISEN’ with a couple of interesting
posters on this theme. Please pray once again for
On Easter Sunday Peter is sharing a new Sunday outreach near
Winkler using a community hall. Peter preaches the
Gospel, and another brother is teaching the believers various Gospel
and Judith Harris
(Orizaba)(senior workers) ask prayer for the young
people's camp to be held 6-11 April. Pray that this
will be viable as if they do not get over 100 campers it is very
likely to be the last camp to be held at Valsequillo, and
another facility like it, will be difficult to find. The theme is:
'Be alert, watch and pray', thinking of the need to be
prepared for the coming of the Lord. Pray for Eglon as
he will be responsible for the messages given.
and Anne Grover (Lima) - From 2nd - 5th April
they will be taking part in team evangelism in Puerto Pizarro
and would appreciate prayer (I don’t know if this is going
ahead or not – see comment below).
Richard and Pam Harknett
& Peter and Anne Grover (Lima) - A number
of short term missions which were planned for Easter have been
cancelled due to landslides, heavy flooding and the threat of dengue
fever carried by mosquitos, in areas close to Lima. Pray
for all those suffering from the landslides (many remain without
clean water and food supplies) and for those giving aid in the
and Elida Stephen (Shkoder) ask prayer for a
women’s conference to be held at the end of April. They are
expecting over 100 women to attend Shkoder hall from all over
Albania. Pray for
Pignatelli from Italy who will be the speaker, and
pray that it will be a time of good fellowship, that the
women will be challenged, and continue to use their gifts in serving
within their local churches and towns.
and Margaret Baker
(senior workers) would value prayer for their visit to Slovakia
from 1-9 April, for the Easter assembly Conference in
Bratislava from 3-5 April and for ministry in the local assembly on
1 and 8 April.
that Ruth will be able to share the message of Christ with
the contacts she regularly visits, and that as Easter draws near she
would have opportunities to share about the significance of Good
Friday and Easter Sunday. In addition, please continue to pray
for the women’s weekly coffee mornings. Recently they were able to
watch the ‘Jesus’ film and have a discussion afterwards.
is planning to visit Pakistan imminently and would like to
fly to Multan next week. She is hoping to accompany Sadaf
(the daughter of Yunis Lal Din) and her two young children,
one of whom is only a few weeks old. Please pray for all the
arrangements that need to be made in a short period of time e.g. a
new passport for the baby; the issue of visas and the booking of
suitable flights. In addition, please remember Yunis who is
unwell at this time.
and Alison Black (Bouc bel Air)
the three who attend the Christianity
Explored Bible group regularly, that they would continue to show an
interest in spiritual matters. In addition, pray for those
who have enrolled on the correspondence Bible courses recently,
which have been encouraging with over thirty having enrolled in
and Anne Kitt
(Le Havre)- Allan would value prayer as he has
been invited to take part in an evangelistic Bible study for
university students to be held on 21st April. The group consists of
international students who hold regular Bible studies in English,
several of those attending being non-Christian students.
and Ruth Hamilton (Rome) - The English conversation
classes have been running every Friday night since the end of
January and have been going well. As a way of further getting to
know the students, and practise English, Andy has organised a
trip to Ireland in May. Pray that this time with the twelve
adult students will provide opportunities for meaningful
conversations, relationships to develop, and also provide an
opportunity for them to attend a church on the Sunday.
Margaret Hewitt (DPG 1973-2004)
gives thanks that more children have been attending the Sunday
school. Pray that this would continue.
Tim and Elena Glasscock (Salamanca)
will be attending the Project Ephesus missions trip to Croatia from
1-5 April with several students.
and Alison Barrett
(Madrid) would value prayer for the ongoing projects
with which they are involved. The Kofi Jaus (coffee
house) continues to open its doors to young people who 'hang around'
the district. Pray that there will be a breakthrough leading
to the youth entering the coffee house, and that the planned Youth
Alpha course will be able to take place in the near future. Pray
for the Rahab outreach (for prostitutes), and for a
new venture involving the setting up a Christian organization
offering crisis pregnancy counselling for women, especially those in
prison. Pray that through these ministries many would find
healing, a change of lifestyle, and hope in the knowledge of Christ.
Ken and Alison Barrett
- Alison will be attending a Child Evangelism Fellowship
training session in Madrid on 25th April, with other
Sunday school teachers. Please pray for an increase in
teachers and an ability to link children from non-church families
into evangelistic activities - especially the Evangelical Olympics
due to be staged in Madrid on the 9th May.
Emmaus Bible School
are holding their Annual Conference from the 13th to the
15th April (D.V.), and are expecting a number of reports
from around the UK and overseas. There will also be Bible teaching
from Stephen Clegg, Wesley Downs, and Peter Andrews. Please
pray that the Lord will bless what they seek to achieve for
Riitta Hedley – Peter would value prayer as he
prepares for another trip to Albania on 20th April.
Please pray for safety in travel, spiritual freshness and that his
visit would be a blessing and encouragement to those he meets.