who are currently visiting Angola for a month will
working on the construction of an agricultural polytunnel, and
repair work on vehicles and appliances. Pray for safety in
travel, strength and wisdom, good health and that they would be an
encouragement and help to the believers there.
DEM. REP. OF CONGO
– The hospital at Katoka
is looking for a replacement administrator. They have a short list
of 3. Pray that the right person would be appointed soon.
Please pray for
wisdom in their medical work.
Please pray that the French
Calendars that were distributed to officials will be read and
bring much blessing.
John and Yokey Roberts (DPG
1966-2013) would appreciate prayer for the distribution
of the Swahili evangelistic broadsheet called ‘Upesi’
meaning ‘soon’ amongst the watchmen.
is scheduled to return to Malawi on the
He reports that the Government has declared a state of emergency in
the southern part of the country where he normally works, due to
heavy rainfall, flash flooding, and loss of life. About 90% of homes
are affected to some degree in the Blantyre
REPUBLIC OF S. AFRICA
and Dorothy Grieve (Murchison) would value prayer as they
continue with Bible studies being held at a Zulu assembly.
Steve and Gill Davies
(Dar-es-Salaam – Pray for the new group of children
beginning Kindergarten at WWT. They are settling into a routine and
are happy to sing choruses, learn new songs and hear Bible stories.
Pray for those who teach the children that they would be able
to help them to develop physically, emotionally and above all
Pray for Edgar Lungu who has been
elected as President of Zambia. Please pray that under his
leadership Zambia will continue to enjoy the same amount of
‘religious liberty’ that it has enjoyed in recent years.
and Muriel Studd (Chingola) – Pray that the planned
building work for a new workshop will progress and that they will
have the necessary skills to carry out the construction work.
Eric and Margaret McCaughren (Kitwe)
give thanks for prayer regarding the trainee nurses Bible
study, which has increased from one to two nurses to twenty being
present at the last meeting.
Elwood (left) – The mission
at Chitokoloki relies very much on the internet
for communications, ordering of supplies and receiving medical
reports etc. Pray that the necessary help will be available
when technology fails.
Peter & Peggy Ferry (Phuket)
health continues to give cause for prayer.
Please pray also for Peter as he continues to help and
encourage assemblies, preaching and teaching the word of God.
Jim and Betty Burnett (Parana) ask prayer
for two Gospel outreaches and those involved in this work from the
assembly, and for the monthly visits to various assemblies for Bible
teaching. Prayer is also asked for a couple newly commended
from the Paraná assembly, Nelson and Roxana Gallitto,
who are involved in a weekly outreach to ‘street people’.
James Crawford (senior
worker) Please pray for the radio ministry which is
broadcast daily. Work has been concentrating on the poorer areas
where people tend to listen more to radio programmes. One lady
having heard a Gospel service accepted the invitation to go to the
local assembly. Pray that she would continue to attend and
come to know Christ.
Walter and Elizabeth Alexander (Uberlandia).
Yesterday, the government advised people that if the
situation continues most homes will have a water supply only two
days per week. Lack of water will not only affect homes but also
industry. The Coca Cola Company has already transferred its main
production factory from
São Paulo. The rationing of water could seriously affect the
Brazilian economy. Please pray for our country and for the
need of rain.
Mario and Helen Ponce (Cochabamba)–
Pray for the prison ministry in which Helen is involved.
Changes have taken place recently due to corruption in the men’s
prison which is affecting and preventing visits to the women
prisoners. Pray that this will be resolved soon so that they
can resume their contacts.
Clive and Hazel Walker (Santiago)
give thanks that the calendars have arrived and they have begun
delivering them to many areas in the country. They have also been
going door to door with the calendars and tracts in local towns
where there is no Gospel witness. Prayer is asked that,
through this outreach, opportunities will arise for home Bible
writes that his home assembly have asked him to take
a series of Treasure Seekers. For a
while he and Elaine have been interested in witnessing to a
group of houses south of Portage in an area called
Southport. They have now been offered the use of a room there in
a small Christian school located on this estate, and plan to hold a
Treasure Seekers week.. Please pray for
this effort from 9th
D.V. If interest from the locals is good, they also plan to hold a
weekly meeting for possibly five or six weeks.
has stated that she would like to retire from “The
Hiding Place” within 3 years. Prayer is requested for
someone to replace her, ideally a married couple.
Colin and Elida Stephen (Shkoder)
would appreciate prayer for the discipleship
class they run with teenagers and students. It is progressing well
and they are planning a weekend away with the group. Pray
that this would a time of blessing and growth in the young people’s
knowledge of God, and desire to live for Him.
& Alison Black (Bouc Bel Air)
at the Voice of the Gospel ministries things
continue to be encouraging in general. They have recently had more
requests from radio stations to broadcast the programs.
Graham writes that there is a need to have
more speakers come along to give messages, so they would ask us to
pray that the Lord will raise up more
people who will be able and willing to come along and give messages.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
and Liza McMeekin (Cootehill) would value prayer as they
begin this year’s Postal Bible School Prize-givings to
be held over the next few months. Pray for safety in travel,
that a good number of students and parents would attend, and that
God would be at work in hearts so that the message which is
presented would create a genuine response. Pray that Noel
and Liza would be an encouragement to believers at the
Prize-givings, many of whom are living in remote areas and do
not have much Christian fellowship. In addition, pray that
while they are away the administration work connected with
Postal Bible School will be dealt with sufficiently, and
there will not be a significant backlog of mail.
and Kay Stevens (DPG 1970-2012)
– Pray for David as he makes
preparations to speak at the Postal Bible School
Prize-givings in February and March that his words will be a
blessing to all who attend.
Erion and Victoria Pici (Marsciano)
– Pray that a new
assembly building would be found. The Sunday school is steadily
growing, and the search for a building over the past three years has
Nat & Jennifer Rodgers (Skien)
would value continuing prayer for the
ministries they are involved with, and for safe travel as they will
be visiting various assemblies and fellowships for teaching and
preaching in the next few months.
man K, needs our prayers. Over the
years he has faithfully attended Bible studies, trusted Christ, and
is being moved to an open prison before his release. He has
requested that Christians should pray for him as he is fully
aware of his weaknesses, especially related to drugs. He does not
want to go back to his old ways when released, so if we join in
praying for him, that will in itself be a source of
Ken and Alison Barrett
(Madrid) ask prayer for the next intensive course of the
Madrid Bible Teaching Centre to be held on 7th February. They
will be studying 1 Thessalonians ‘The Life that pleases God’.
Pray for the speaker José Moreno Berrocal, for a good
attendance, and that it will stimulate godly and effective living.
– Please continue to pray for the ministries
with which she is involved on Merseyside. The Toxteth Women’s
Centre averages sixty five women each session, and has a waiting
list of thirty. Recently three of the women attended church with
Fliss (the centre manager). Pray also for the MBU (Meetings
for Better Understanding) which haven’t taken place as often as they
would have liked, that they will take place soon, and be effective
in sharing the Gospel.
Society for Distributing Hebrew Scriptures
will be exhibiting at the Jerusalem International
Book Fair from February 8th –12th. The exhibition is open
for 12 hours each day, and we are asked to remember the book fair in
has a full month of school visits with the
exception of half-term week, 16th –20th.
not well. His medication has been changed, and his blood-pressure
lowered, but he is suffering from a continuous headache, a bruised
scalp, light headedness, and slightly blurred vision. He has had to
cancel further engagements in February.
Although in his
spirit he is raring to go, the flesh at the moment is very weak. He
is recognising that the Lord has laid him aside for a while and
he’ll have to just accept that as being His will.
for all the Postal Bible School Centres that
God will provide their financial needs and sufficient markers. Many
are seeing increasing interest amongst home students but there has
been a particular increase in the use of the Bibletime lessons in
schools in Ireland. This has been a big encouragement, but has
caused a considerable strain in terms of finance and the marking of