Prayer requests added to the original document are
and Yokey Roberts (DPG Kenya 1966-2013) -
Every compound in the city of Nairobi is guarded by a
watchman (security officer) and they are given authority to
stop anyone from entering. They work 12-hour shifts, six or
seven days a week, for very little money, with the risk of
being harmed; they often have ‘day jobs’ to supplement their
income. Pray for safety as John ministers to
the watchmen and that he would see some come to faith in
He would also value prayer for the distribution of Emmaus
Bible Courses, and for the continuing outreach work among
the ‘watchmen’ security officers.
and Gill Davies (Dar-es-Salaam) – Pray
that those who attend the children’s meetings and learn
memory verses, will be changed by the power of the Gospel,
and come to know Christ while they are young. Recently 260
children attended the Friday children’s meeting.
and Jo Grove (Chingola) – Pray for
them that as they share the Gospel with various youth
groups, encouraging them to read the Scriptures and
responding to their questions on spiritual matters. Pray
that those who attend these groups would come to know Christ
personally. Pray for
who wants to study mission and for a young man who, six
years ago, was part of the youth discipleship group and who
recently has returned to take the devotion at the boys study
and Rachel Haigh (DPG Zambia 1966 – 2006) -
for their ministry and the encouragement they hope to give
to believers as they visit Zambia, travelling from the UK on
June and returning in October 2015.
The court proceedings with regard to
ownership of the land and buildings at Nyangombe are due to
recommence in August, and Barry is one of few who knows the
full story. Please continue to
Eric and Margaret McCaughren (Kitwe)
to spend the month of July with Ruth Hadley at Saurimo in
Angola. They have submitted their request at the Angolan
Embassy for visitor’s visas, and would appreciate prayer
that these will be granted as soon as possible.
Anita Elliott (New Delhi) – Anita had
to leave the UK on 15th May as her visa expired
on 20th May. Ian will remain in the UK.
She is applying for another visitor’s visa -
news: the visitor's visa has been refused . The
appeal against her settlement visa refusal will take place
in Newport on 21st September. Pray for all
the family during this time of separation, and that this
situation will be resolved as soon as possible.
Anita cannot be alone in India until
September and even then there is no guarantee that the
Settlement visa refusal will be overturned. Ian will
probably therefore be returning to India. "We appreciate
your prayers at this very difficult and discouraging time
for us as a family".
Benji and Gill Daniel
have recently been in touch with various contacts in Nepal
about the next steps to be taken towards recovery. The
government will not allow any buildings to be rebuilt until
17th July, from this point onwards each building
will have to be earthquake resistant. Pray for this progress
and that the Lord will be with all of those involved.
have sent a gift to help with relief work, and are planning
to send further aid when building work commences.
Pray for churches throughout
Pakistan. Many have received notice from the
authorities demanding improvement to security facilities
within 20 days at places of worship, or face a large fine or
the imprisonment of the pastor. These measures include
barriers at gates, metal detectors, guard posts,
closed-circuit cameras and 24hr armed guards. Financing this
last requirement will be beyond the monthly income of many
churches. Pray for those in leadership as they guide
congregations in their respond to this.
and Irene Robertson (senior workers) –
Pray for Dick who has been quite unwell and was
admitted to hospital. After spending several weeks bed-bound
at home, he is now making slow progress. Pray for
Irene who is caring for him, whilst continuing with some
Gospel ministry at a local hospital and visitation of the
elderly in the assembly.
Jim and Betty Burnett (Parana)-
June they will be involved in two retreats for
elders. One retreat is to be held in Paraná, and the
other in Jujuy Province (650 miles north of Paraná),
where on previous occasions, as many as 34 assemblies have
gathered for Bible teaching, some travelling on foot for
many miles. Jim has been asked to speak on assembly
discipline and would value prayer for grace and
Peter and Sandra Brind
– Please remember them in prayer as they minister for
the Lord in the Bahamas for two months. Pray
for safety of travel, good health, and that they would be an
encouragement to believers.
and Helen Ponce (Cochabamba) would value
prayer for eleven people taking part in baptism classes.
They also ask prayer for
a neighbour, who has recently undergone a leg amputation due
to diabetes. Mario has visited, prayed with him, and
left Gospel literature. Pray that G. would
continue to be receptive to spiritual conversation, will
read the literature given, and commit his life to Christ.
Walter and Elizabeth Alexander (Uberlandia)
ask prayer for the Ângelo Testa assembly who
are holding their annual conference from 4th –
7th June. A national worker, DaviJané
will minister on 4th – 5th and Mark
(Walter and Elizabeth’s son) will be responsible for
ministry on the 6th and 7th June.
remember them in prayer after their house was broken
in to, the main gate and the main door being forced open.
They praise the Lord that they were not at home when the
burglars arrived, and that they have now managed to install
more locks and an alarm system in their house.
and Hazel Walker (Santiago) have recently
begun children’s meetings on Sunday afternoons. The first
week there were 28 children, and the following week 34.
Pray that they will continue to attend, and that many
will come to know Christ as their Saviour.
and Anne Grover (Lima) would value prayer
as they participate in a weekend camp for 50 students from
12–14 June. In addition, pray for
Anne who anticipates taking over responsibility for
the Lima English programme from the mission SIM in
September. This role will include leading an extra Bible
study class, maintaining the Lima English Facebook page,
writing monthly bulletins and organising events. Pray
for them both as this will involve a greater commitment to
this area of ministry.
and Sylvia Nase (Tirana) – Pray that
a young woman who has been studying an Emmaus course and
meeting with Enri and Sylvia for Bible study
each week will make a clear step of faith. In addition,
there are many new contacts at the local prison interested
in the Gospel. Pray that Enri and those involved with
the prison ministry would overcome the challenge of visiting
them all in one morning.
20th, the believers in Rekkem will have an evangelistic
stand at an annual festival. Please pray that they will have
good conversations and opportunities to share the Gospel
with those attending the Festival.
and Hannah Coombes
workers) plan to distribute Gospels of
Matthew, Luke and John, in French, to people in towns within
their region. They will also take with them Gospels and New
Testaments in Arabic and literature in other languages.
Pray that the Lord will guide them to distribute these
to the appropriate people.
and Liz Irwin (Nantes) ask prayer for
neighbouring friends who have just found out that their
young son is suffering from an addiction. In the past these
neighbours have been open to talking about spiritual
matters. Please pray that as William and Liz support
the family through this crisis, there would be more
opportunities to witness to them.
Gerry and Dorothy Seed (Nantes)
- French lessons are to be printed soon by ‘Revival
Movement’ in Northern Ireland, and they hope to use
these to make BES (Bible Educational Services) known in
France, both to individuals and churches. Pray for
wisdom to know how to go about this. The French lessons are
already being used in the Congo.
Graham and Alison Black –
The last in the series of Christianity Explored
Bible studies will take place on 12th June.
Pray that the three who attend will make a firm
commitment to Christ, and pray that the leaders would
be wise in making decisions for the next step with this
group, whether to continue with further studies, or
integrate them into another regular group.
and Anne Kitt (Le Havre) – Pray for a
recent outreach opportunity where Allan has been able
to join a group of international students in the city centre
reaching out to other students through regular Bible studies
in English. Pray that these contacts will be
continued after the summer break when the students resume
another academic year.
Colin and Maureen Crow (Montpeller)
– Pray for six candidates preparing for baptism in
Montpellier on June 21st. In addition,
pray for Colin who will travel to Madagascar
on 26th June for follow up work with the
churches and an orphanage with which he is involved. He will
be accompanied by his grandson
Gerry and Dorothy Seed (Nantes)-
Pray for two groups of children from the neighbouring
Roman Catholic church who will be brought by their Catechism
teachers for a guided tour of the new church building on
17th June, to learn more about the Christian
faith. Please pray for these children and for wisdom
and opportunities to present the Gospel clearly.
Alan and Valerie Kyle (Rambouillet) -
20th June, local ministry leaders will
meet together for prayer and discussion. Please
pray that this will be an opportunity to encourage each
other and listen to God's voice for future leading.
Jonathan and Amanda Hanley (Dinan)
–Jonathan has been asked to teach a course on
Christian living to 30 young Turkish Christians, at a four
day retreat near Izmir in Turkey from 23rd
– 27th June. Pray for Jonathan and
Amanda who will accompany him, for preparations, safety in
travel, and that they would be a blessing and encouragement
to the believers.
"I feel compelled to write and ask for your prayers
for the city of Tyre . As I write, the city is
preparing to bury two more young men whose bodies have been
returned from Syria. More young lives gone, more hearts
broken and yet still it goes on - such is war.
Just last night I saw a photo from a former student who is
only 15 years old - dressed in his uniform ready to go to
join the battle. Please pray for him and many others like
him. They go because it gives them an identity and a purpose
that so many in this town long for. The funeral is about to
start for two of them. Please pray!"
In addition, Andrea would value prayer as she
travels to Scotland from 13–28 June with a teacher
and several students. They have a full programme for their
trip and will be attending school in Ayr during the first
week. Please pray for safety, for relationships
between and with the students, and for a good testimony to
be shared in the time spent together.
is due to commence on 18th June and will
last for approximately 30 days. This is always an extremely
tense time for believers and mission workers in the Islamic
world and we are asked to remember them in our prayers.
and Lorna Burt (Enniscorthy) - About 65 different
children have taken part in the Kids’ Clubs this term, and
over 50 at the Youth Club. Prayer is asked that God
will water the seed that has been planted in their hearts,
and that He will cause it to grow and bear fruit that will
last. In addition, each month Andrew and Lorna
host a dinner in their home for seven young adults in the
assembly. The challenges these young people face in their
Christian lives are huge, as each of them come from
non-Christian families. Pray that they will be
supported and encouraged, to keep walking with Christ,
despite the pressures that they experience. Prayer is
asked in particular for M. His dad died a few years
ago and his Mother passed away just a few weeks ago.
Pray that he will know God’s comfort and love through
this difficult time.
and Liza McMeekin (Cootehill) would value
prayer for the Newbliss Holiday Bible Club,
from the 22nd to 26th June.
A ‘STEP’ weekend is taking place from 19th
– 21st June. These weekends are organised
for young Christians who are 16+, and take place three times
per annum. Approximately 40 have attended from all parts of
Ireland, over the past three years. Pray that it will
be an encouragement and blessing to all those who attend.
Colin and Rosemary Sheldon (Dublin)
would value prayer as they begin preparations for the
two weeks of Gospel meetings to be held at caravan parks in
July at Newcastle and Northern Ireland. A team of young
people will be helping each day and Colin will be
using a sketch-board to explain the Gospel message to
children who attend. At other times he will be speaking on
the sea-front in the open-air.
Michael and Shirley McKillen (Gorey) –
The Gorey assembly has been meeting in a rented room
for five years but now have the opportunity to buy a
property consisting of four ground floor units, providing
much more space. It needs a lot of refurbishment however.
Pray for a smooth completion of sale with no
complications with planning authorities, and that it will be
completed in a manner to suit the needs of both the assembly
and the community it hopes to reach with the Gospel.
John and Linda Stanfield (Limerick)
– 20,000 editions of the 4YOU magazines have
arrived in Limerick. Pray that as they and
others distribute them, the Lord would speak through the
magazines, and that requests for literature and Bibles would
continue. In addition, pray for good conversations
and replies to literature as
and John go out each week with Scripture board and offer
Gospel tracts and literature on the streets.
and Marion Mead (DPG Italy 1968-2013) –
David travelled to Italy on 26th May for an
intensive program of meetings, to take place in 15 towns and
cities. This will involve a great deal of driving. Pray
for his safety in travel, and that he will be an
encouragement and blessing to the believers and all those he
meets. Pray also for Marion, who is due to
join David on June 16th in Italy,
but at present is undergoing hospital tests at home.
and Alison Barrett (Madrid) – During June
Evans (UK) and
Guevara (USA) will be helping at the
Kofi Jaus (coffee house), which is the community
outreach of the Alcala church. Pray that as they
assist at Kofi Jaus and learn from this
experience, it will prove a blessing to them and to others.
The final Bible study of the term for international students
will take place on 22nd June. Please
pray for them, that the truth of the Gospel would
continue to convict those who have yet to yield to the
claims of our Lord.
Tim and Elena Glasscock (Salamanca) – Tim
will be travelling to Poland on
June for a six day conference organized by the European
Leadership Forum. Pray for safety in travel and that
Tim will find the conference challenging and helpful.