- The devastation caused by cyclone 'Pam' in Vanuatu is said
to be one of the worst disasters ever to hit the area, much of the
infrastructure has been wiped out, and many buildings and homes
destroyed. Please pray for the relief operation, for all
those who have lost everything in the cyclone, and Christian
organisations trying to provide help.
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.
D R of Congo
reports that the choice of Administrator has been
made. He is a local man,
MWAJI CHIHUNGU, who is a teacher in the secondary school and an
elder in a nearby assembly. Please pray with us that this is
really of the Lord & that he will soon grasp the ins and outs of the
We are also asked to
pray for KAPUMBA MANGIZA and
his wife who have just lost their 3 yr old daughter. Kapumba
is a gifted Bible teacher.
Robert and Sheena Revie (DPG Ethiopia 1969-1979) –
Robert has been invited to a conference in March, to celebrate God’s
work in the west of Addis since 1990. He will leave the UK on 25th
February and be in Ethiopia for a month. Pray for safety in
travel and a time of blessing, and pray for Sheena who will
stay at home.
REPUBLIC OF S. AFRICA
Rodney and Joy Brown (Cape Town)
- Rodney is due to travel to Windhoek, Namibia on 8th
March for a ‘Seed Sowers’ outreach. He will be
working with a team of believers from various countries. Literature
will be distributed in various lang uages during the day, and Gospel
meetings held in the evenings. Please pray for the Lord's
blessing on this outreach. Rodney is due to return to South
Africa on 18th March.
Steve 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
and Anne Cairns (Echoes 1960-2012) will be visiting
Japan for meetings, ministry, teaching, evangelism and hospitality,
visiting a number of assemblies in the Osaka area as well as further
afield from 18th March – 28th April.
Pray for safety in travel, good health and that they would be a
blessing and encouragement to those they meet.
Multan Women’s Christian Hospital. Please continue to
pray for Yunis Lal Din and his family. In
particular please pray for Yunis who is still
receiving chemo treatment, and for Shysha, his
daughter, who was badly injured in the car accident last year, and
still faces many health difficulties and ongoing treatment.
Roya, her daughter has recently had surgery to remove metal
plates from both her legs. Pray for all the family as they
steadily recover from their very traumatic ordeals. In addition,
pray for Corbs and Laali,
Roya’s brother and sister who were also involved in the accident.
Pray for Josh, Shysha’s husband as he supports
his family and pray that they will all experience healing and
comfort physically, mentally and spiritually.
Heber and Fiona Gallitto (Parana)
Bellavista is a town with no assembly testimony, although a
piece of land has been donated for the building of a local church.
Please pray for Nestor and Patricia
Valorta, national workers, who will be working with
Heber and a team of young people from JUnTOS in their
desire to plant an assembly in this town. Please pray for
this pioneer ministry and that Nestor and Patricia
will be able to rent a reasonably sized house which will be used to
host various evangelistic teams as they seek to establish an
Heber and Fiona Gallitto
will be involved in a series of training courses and
meetings from 27th – 29th
Please pray for them over these few busy days, especially for Fiona
as she is in a lot of pain from arthrosis.
ask for Prayer for the following:
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around the hall and in the town.
also for spiritual growth and desire to full fill our Lord’s work
amongst local saints.
They also ask
DL, 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.
informs us that
Elaine has had a bad fall and damaged ligaments in an ankle.
for Elaine's speedy recovery. She is spending her time sat on the
settee marking PBS lessons.
Malcolm and Hannah Coombes (senior workers) -
Pray for the distribution of Arabic tracts and Christian
literature, which is an effective tool by which many can be reached
with the Gospel message. CD’s and Gospel ‘apps’ can also be used and
are available for evangelism. Pray for those who will receive
Graham and Alison Black (Bouc Bel Air) – Please
continue to pray for the ‘Voice of the Gospel’
ministries. At present they are sending out packages of radio
programmes to 50 radio stations around the French speaking world who
will broadcast them. Pray that as these go on air, many will
be blessed as a result of hearing the content.
David and Brigitte Sutherland (Lyon)
– On 22nd March
plans to be baptised at the assembly in Lyon. Pray for her
and for all those who visit and hear her testimony.
and Dorothy Seed (Nantes) ask continuing prayer
for the book shop in Nantes, for the opportunities to witness
to customers, and for the staffing needs. Pray that new
helpers would come forward for the day to day running of the shop,
and that Gerry would be able to train someone to take over
the responsibility of the orders. In addition, on 22nd
March an international meal is planned to which the believers
will invite their friends and an evangelist will give a short
message. Pray that through the Gospel message and through
conversations many would be encouraged to seek to know more about
meets with various female contacts to share, counsel, pray and read
the scriptures. Pray that she would be given wisdom, patience
and compassion for those who face many difficulties, and pray
that she would be led by the Lord to visit appropriate new contacts.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
and Liza McMeekin (Cootehill)
with the Postal Bible Prize-Giving this coming week.
They will be
(23rd March) and
(24th March). Pray for safety in travel, and that
the Word of God will have a lasting impression and many will be
drawn to Christ. In addition, pray for
who will be speaking at Tralee. So far over 3,500 people have
attended the Prize-giving and listened to a Gospel message.
Colin and Rosemary Sheldon -
Colin will be taking nine ‘Bible Explorer’ classes each week before
Easter. In some of the schools, he is in the 12th successive year of
teaching. Please pray for strength to make these lessons exciting
and engaging for the children. Pray also for Rosemary in her
ministry to the ladies. On 21st March a Ladies Breakfast
& Bible Study will take place. In addition, there will be the usual
monthly Bible study and Coffee Hour. Continue to pray for blessing
as these ladies study God’s Word.
and Lorna Burt – On 20th March they will
be taking about thirty young people from the youth club and Bible
study on a weekend away. A number have also invited their
friends. They would value prayer for the preparation of this
weekend, and that the young people will have fun, form lasting
friendships, and that the Lord will speak powerfully into their
lives, bringing them to make a clear commitment to live for Him. In
addition, on 28th March a Family Fun Night outreach has
been planned. They will be inviting along the children and parents
from the clubs as well as encouraging the believers to invite their
friends and family. Pray that this event will be used by God to
reach into people’s lives and provide a stepping stone for them to
come to faith in Christ.
Ken and Alison Barrett (Madrid) – Request prayer
for the young people who congregate around the Kofi Jaus
(coffee house) ministry in Alcala de Henares. Pray that they
would be drawn in to a ‘Youth Alpha’ course and that the Gospel will
penetrate their spiritual darkness.
and Liz Breeze (DPG 1992-2012) –
will be leaving the UK and travelling with Rob Woodhouse
to Zambia from 2nd March – 10th April.
They will be working on a Brass Tacks project to help Steve
Studd (see February
Missionary Newsletter) who runs Mission Support services in
Chingola, construct a garage to maintain large vehicles. They
would appreciate prayer for good health, safety in work and
travel and that all the materials would arrive on time.