Brian & Debbie Howden
planned (D.V.) to return to Saurimo from the 6th to 29th
(Romania) will be
accompanying them to assist in some practical work, including
fitting a false roof in their home and also at the new Hall at
arranged meetings with the believers at Camundambala
for a week at 6.00 am each morning, and they would appreciate
prayer for these meetings, that they will build up and encourage
the local Christians.
there will be numerous daily occasions when they will need the
wisdom of the Lord, and ask that we pray that they
might know the Lord’s hand upon them in every way.
– 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. Also recently the digital x-ray system failed
and they have been unable to x-ray patients. Pray that this
will soon be resolved.
Elections are to be held on 20th January following
the death of the incumbent
on 28th October. There are 11 candidates. Pray
that freedom for the Gospel will be maintained and a president will
be elected who has a servant heart for the 14 million people of
Jonathan and Jingle
Bradford (Manila) –
Prayer partners will be aware of the difficulties and sadness
they have experienced recently, and because of this they have
decided to bring their furlough forward, leaving the Philippines on
January 14th. Pray that they would have safety in
travel, and that they will have a time of relaxation and refreshment
whilst in the UK.
Jeff and Denise Watson (Foz Do Iguaco)
ask prayer for a children’s camp in Carangola starting on
19th January. Pray for safety in travel, and
spiritual blessing. In addition, pray for Jeff who
will be having the damaged nerves in his back cauterized on 20th
January. Pray that this will free him from pain for some time,
allowing much more mobility.
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
Roxana Gallitto, who are involved in a weekly
outreach to ‘street people’.
Richard and Pam Harknett (Trujillo) ask prayer
for Richard and Luis Mostacero as they travel to the
jungle for teaching programmes in January and February.
Peter and Sandra Brind (Cardiff)
are planned to travel to the Bahamas on December 31st
where they will spend time at Seaside Gospel Chapel, Guana
Cay and also Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel, returning
to the UK on February 26th.
Pray for safety in travel and that they would be a
blessing and encouragement to the believers they meet.
Mark and Carol Lacey
With the New Year comes the start of a new weekly Bible study for
the ‘students’ of The Haven rehabilitation programme.
It is a vital and foundational ‘tool’ in the recovery and ultimate
salvation of these men. Pray for all the staff involved in their
rehabilitation, and that these men would emerge with a firm
knowledge of the Gospel, and a relationship with Christ.
Peter and Riitta Hedley
ask prayer for the needs at The Hiding Place,
Gjirokaster, Albania, and for someone to oversee the orphanage
in the coming years.
Ann Dryburgh (Kuurne) –
Please continue to pray for her as she meets with individual women,
many of them coping with difficult home situations and
relationships, but eagerly seeking to grow in a relationship with
the Lord. Pray for wisdom, gentleness and courage as Ann helps and
encourages these women.
Pray for all those serving in France, that as the people are
preoccupied by the recent events, believers will be courageous in
expressing their faith, and bold to witness when given the
opportunity, in an atmosphere of suspicion and tension.
Alison Black (Bouc Bel Air)
– Please continue to pray for the ‘Voice of the Gospel’
ministries. Pray that more people would be available to
record messages to broadcast on the radio, and pray that
these messages will be a source of blessing to many when they go ‘on
Friday 23rd they will be starting up the Christianity
Explored group again after a break during the festive
Ian and Francoise Newberry (Montpellier) -
Pray for Ian as he
travels to French Guiana from 22nd January – 2nd
February to conduct a seminar for church leaders in four
Mike & Shirley McKillen (Gorey)
ask for prayer support for a new Evangelistic study
starting the 12th January for 6 weeks. They are also still
looking for suitable new premises for the assembly to meet in.
Ruth Cushing – Please continue to pray for the
ministries with which she is involved in Liverpool. 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.
Keith & Marian Bullock
ask prayer for the Open Air Work in which they
are engaged. Keith is not well at this time and has cancelled all
his visits for January.
Derek Taylor (Wallsend)
has a full calendar of School visits across Tyneside for the next
quarter. Please remember in prayer.