5th August. Additional prayer requests to
those mentioned on publication of the original web page are
highlighted in yellow.
Additional prayer requests to those mentioned
on publication of the original web page are
highlighted in blue.
Additional prayer requests to those mentioned
previously are highlighted
Additional prayer requests to those mentioned
highlighted in green.
& Debbie Howden
are planned to return from Angola on the 9th August (D.V.).
Bible teaching meetings at 6am each morning Monday through
to Saturday have again been a key feature of this visit;
please pray that the Lord will bless His Word to the
edifying of many. Please remember them in prayer.
REP. OF CONGO
Newby (Lubumbasi) is due to travel back to the UK
on 6th August. Please pray for both
safety of travel and for the time she will spend with her
mother in Birmingham.
asks for prayer
for the third Gospel Outreach trip to Malawi during the
month of August. He hopes, with a team of volunteers, to
distribute a large quantity of bi-lingual "Seed Sower" texts
and other Gospel literature, as well as open-air Gospel
preaching and Children's work.
Steve & Gail leave for Malawi on 5th August
and the rest of the team over next few days. They would
value prayers for safety
and particularly for
the Lord's blessing upon the word that they will be
distributing. They have prepared around 15000 Seed Sower
texts and hope to distribute all or most of these, along
with the most recent edition of Exploring God’s Word
John and Priscilla Finegan
would value prayer as they will shortly be visiting
Malawi, to encourage believers there and increase the
supplies of Emmaus courses available. They also plan to
visit the prison at Zomba. Please pray for them in
all of these activities and that the Lord will keep them
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
and Dorothy Grieve (Murchison) have been
invited to participate at a conference in an assembly near
Johannesburg. Please pray for them during this
meeting which will take place from 8th-9th
August that the message delivered will be an
encouragement to the believers who attend.
Marilyn Campbell (Chingola) have now been
granted permission to visit the maximum security prison in
Kabwe. Please pray for them in this ministry,
that the Lord will give them strength in every situation and
keep them safe and that they will be able to establish a
meaningful rapport with the prisoners.
Robert and Margaret Muir (DPG Zambia 1996/75-2005)
would value prayer for their visit to Mambilima
during August. Please pray for safety and travel and
that the Lord would bless their three weeks with those they
- Please pray for a Junior Girls camp that will take
place at Chitokoloki from 14th-17th
August and for two boys camps that will take place from
7th-11th August and 11th-14th
August respectively. Pray that as they hear the
gospel, they will understand their need for salvation.
Eric and Margaret McCaughren (Kitwe)
will be travelling to Saurimo to help with practical
construction work and Eric has been asked to preach
in various local churches. Please pray for safety of
travel and that their visit will be a blessing and
encouragement to those they meet.
Robert and Margaret Muir (DPG Zambia 1996/74-05)
be travelling to Zambia with Shena McCall (national
worker) on Monday 17th August. Please pray
for safety of travel and that they will be given the
strength required for the three-week ministry they have
is currently in the UK visiting her great niece, who at the
age of 16, has only been given a few weeks to live due to
terminal cancer. Please pray for both Hilary and her great
niece in this situation, and that the Lord will bring some
light out of such distress. Pray that he will comfort Hilary
during this difficult time and for safety of travel as she
returns on Zambia on 1st September.
Deryck Jones (Bulawayo).
The testimony at Lupane where there has been an
outreach going on for some years, continues to have
wife of the school teacher who was murdered last year has
apparently been taken as a 4th wife by the local chief. In
addition, another leader from this group died earlier this
year in suspicious circumstances. A decision has been made
to move the location of the fellowship further away from the
area where there has been such trouble, in the hope that
there will be greater freedom for Christian activity.
The fellowship, though small, is still keen to continue to
function, so members from our assembly in Bulawayo have
continued visiting to encourage them.
writes that over the past couple of years his
responsibilities at the Theological College have been
decreasing, as others replace him. But this year, due to a
faculty member leaving, he will be doing more, especially in
New Testament studies. One such course he has taught this
term is the Gospel of Matthew, and it has been a happy
experience for him. He hopes for the students too.
and Fiona Gallitto (Parana) have recently
put their church hall up for sale due to lack of space.
Please pray for the church family as they look for
another hall to rent or buy and for the resources needed to
acquire a new building.
Betty Burnett (Parana) – Jim has been
asked to speak at an elders retreat in Central Argentina on
the subject of ‘Autonomy or Independence.’
Please pray for Jim in his preparation and
pray for all who attend the meeting to be strengthened
in their relationship with the Lord.
and Carol Lacey – Please remember Mark
and Carol in your prayers who have now
returned to the UK for five weeks to visit family members.
Pray that this will be both a refreshing and
encouraging time. They would value prayer for those
who will maintain the work of The New Haven during
and Judith Harris (Senior Workers) would
value prayer for a series of four speaking
engagements in the State of Puebla during August. The
roads are in poor condition and there have been recent
attacks against other national workers. Please pray
that the Lord would keep them safe and that He will give
them strength for their responsibility in the assemblies.
and Hazel Walker (Santiago) will be
travelling to Canada and then Northern Ireland at the end of
July. They would value prayer for the assembly in
Atalaya while they are away, and that the believers would
remain strong in the Lord. Please pray for safety in travel
and for Clive and Hazel to enjoy their time spent with
friends and family.
Marijan Nijhof (Gjirokaster) would value
prayer for the current water situation at The
Hiding Place in Albania. The home currently has no
water, which is causing huge problems. A director from the
water company has promised to install a separate line
directly from the water supply to the house, although
Marijan is not sure that this will happen. Please
pray for God’s provision in this situation and for the
water to be supplied to the home as quickly as possible.
Colin and Elida Stephen
are currently helping to run a summer camp, where 150 young
people will be attending. Please pray for them in
this ministry and for all the young people who attend the
camp, that they will be challenged to trust the Lord as
their Saviour and fully commit to following Him.
Martin and Margaret
Baker (Senior Workers)
value prayer for their next visit to the assemblies
in Serbia and Ilok, Croatia, which will take place 17th-28th
August. Pray that the Lord will keep them safe
during their travels and that this ministry will be both a
blessing and an encouragement to the believers they meet
& Alison Black (Bouc Bel Air)
would very much appreciate prayer for a family camp in which
they will be involved at l'Eau Vive from 29th July to 7th
August. Graham will be doing the teaching and
both will be involved with the people who will be present
during the camp.
and Alison Packer
(Laval) would value prayer for the process of selling the
church building in Laval. The administration of selling is
proving to be a challenge and the signing of documents has
been delayed. Please pray for them both in this
responsibility and that the process will run as smoothly as
Malcolm and Hannah Coombes (Senior Workers)
would value prayer for their participation in the
Thursday morning Bible stand at an open-air market in
Orange. There will be a number of people from across the
world visiting the market. Please pray for
opportunities to share the gospel and for the Lord to give
strength to those running the Bible stand. The stand will be
operating on 6th and 13th August, and
had encouraging experiences at the open air market on the
6th August, with a number of people being willing to speak
about spiritual matters. Please continue to pray for
them in this work and through their literature distribution,
that lives will be touched by the gospel.
will be travelling to the UK on 6th August.
Please pray for safety of travel and that her time
spent with friends and family will be an encouragement.
David and Kay Stevens (DPG Republic of Ireland 1970-2012)
– Please continue to pray for David whose
treatment for cancer is ongoing. No issues appeared on the
MRI or bone scan and radium treatment will commence
is continuing treatment, which so far has been going well
and he has been able to continue open air preaching. Please
pray for his health to continue improving and that
the Lord will give him strength for all he is involved in.
Noel and Liza McMeekin (Cootehill) would value
prayer for the Loughoona Holiday Bible Club, near
Smithborough, Co Monaghan which commences on 10th August.
Currently, 30-40 children are expected to attend, the
majority of whom have never heard a gospel message.
Noel and Liza
begin their annual Bible Activity Week this week, where they
are hoping up to 100 children will attend. Please pray for
them in this ministry and for all the children who attend,
to see their need of a Saviour.
Andrew and Gillian Shanks (Newcastle West)
will be holding a children's club every morning from 17th-21st
August, and distributing literature in the afternoons.
The event will finish with a BBQ for all the children and
parents contacted during the week. Please pray that
this will be a time of blessing and encouragement.
and Victoria Pici (Marsciano) would value
prayer for a project they are hoping to start in
Marsciano. This will involve members of their church
providing food to needy families in the local area. The
ministry will require both organisation and a willingness to
get involved. Please pray for Erion and
Victoria in this ministry and that they will receive
wisdom in how to organise such a task.
and Marion Mead
Italy 1968-2013) – David had a
pacemaker fitted on 20th July and is now
recovering at home. Please pray that it will be an
improvement to his health and that he will make a speedy
and Jennifer Rodgers (Skien) are currently
in Northern Ireland to aid Jennifer’s father in searching
for suitable accommodation in a nursing home. Please pray
for the family in this process and that any complications
will be resolved quickly.
Ken and Alison Barrett (Madrid) would value
prayer for the community outreach through Kofi
Jaus. There are currently no volunteers lined up for
the autumn period and help is needed for the work to go
ahead. Please pray that the Lord will bring skilled
people to do His work, and for the outreach ministry of
Kofi Jaus to continue effectively.
Alison will be leading a team of workers to run the kitchens
of a Bible conference being held at La Granja near Segovia
from the 15th-22nd August. Pray those
who attend will profit from the teaching of the Word of God,
and pray that the kitchen staff will be given the strength
and energy required for feeding all those who attend.
Benji and Gill Daniel
have reported that victims of the earthquake in Nepal
have now received tarp tents, food packets and other
essentials. However, these tarp tents do not provide good
enough shelter to combat the force of the monsoon rains and
building work cannot commence until September when the rains
have passed. Please pray for all those who have
already lost so much, pray that God will protect them
through the torrential rain that is forecast and that
building work can commence as soon as possible to provide
them with safe homes.
is planned to travel to Fiji on 29th July and
will be staying there until 25th September.
Please pray for safety of travel and good health,
especially with the recent skin condition he has been
Benji says (24-08-15)
that the situation in Nepal is looking bleak due to the
recent floods in the mountain villages. A huge retaining
wall is required to protect Pulbari village where a number
of Christians reside. Pray that those who live there
will acquire the support necessary for this protection, and
pray that the Lord will keep His hand on His people
during this ongoing distress.
mission team in Enniscorthy, Republic of Ireland, led
Burt from 1st – 15th
August. The team will be involved in children’s, youth
and adult’s events as well as literature distribution.
Pray that the team members will work in harmony and that
meaningful contacts will be made and lives touched by the
Peter and Ritta Hedley – Please pray
for Peter who will be returning to Albania in the
coming weeks. Pray that the Lord will take him there
safely and that he will be able to cope with the high
for the GLO mission team in Eger, Hungary from 11–18
August led by Robert Lemperger and Sam Gibson. This will
be the first GLO team to visit Eger and they will be working
with an established church, involved in literature
distribution and outreach events.