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Prayer Newsletter are highlighted.
DEM. REP. OF CONGO
asks for continuing prayer for Mwaji who
is settling into his role as the hospital administrator at Katoka.
Pray for Kaumba who has become an elder in the local
assembly, and is responsible for church hospitality among other
things. Already they have seen positive changes taking place.
Pray that the Lord will strengthen, encourage and help these
men, and that their enthusiasm will continue.
writes it has been good to have Gordon and Dorothy
Stoves with them and they have been busy. They went to
Sambembe, a village 7km from them, for an afternoon youth
outreach. The crowd of about 300 kids waiting for them was
Continue to pray for the medical
work and the many needy people with whom they come in contact on a
– Give thanks that Munda, who was imprisoned
unjustly for five months, has been released (see April
Missionary Prayer Requests Newsletter). In addition, please
pray for the prison ministry at Kasapa prison, led by
Kyungu, and supported each month by different assemblies in
Lubumbashi. Pray that aid will be available to support
the increasing number of inmates. The churches contribute through
practical gifts, food, and preaching at the services, where
approximately 400 prisoners attend.
asks us to remember
the general poverty in the country as a result of the
lack of work and dire economy. Many believers have little of this
world’s goods and need continual help. Please pray
that they may know God’s help and that both their material and
spiritual needs might be met in the days to come.
Anita Elliott – Anita has to leave the UK on 15th
May as her visa expires on 20th May. Ian will remain in
the UK. She will apply for another visitor’s visa on arrival in
India. 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.
and Gill Daniel (Other Overseas Services)
ask prayer for those affected by the Nepal
earthquake that took place on 25th
April. In Benji’s field of work in western
Nepal, about 100kms west of the quake epicentre, believers were in
worship (Nepali churches gather on a Saturday for worship as Sunday
is a working day), but none were harmed. Please pray for
those involved in the relief operations and that the relief provided
would get to those areas and people for whom it is intended.
Through CMML (USA).
of the Assemblies near Kathmandu has collapsed.
The Assembly was on the 7th floor and they were meeting when the
earthquake hit. Nina, one of the Elders perished and many
others were hospitalised & are in a serious condition. Others may
have died but this is still to be confirmed.
and Peggy Ferry (senior workers) – From 11th-
a short term Bible school will be held in Phuket
for church leaders in rural areas, where Peter will share the
teaching with Amnart, a national worker. Please pray
for them both, and for all those who attend.
and Maureen Wood (Chiang Mai)
– Prayer would be valued for the staffing needs
at Grace International School where there are still
many vacancies for the next academic year. They ask prayer
that God would touch the hearts of professionals around the world to
take up these opportunities to serve in Thailand.
Heber and Fiona Gallitto (Parana) ask prayer for
Dani, a believer and ex-drug addict. They have recently taken
him to a rehabilitation centre as he has been struggling with his
addiction. Pray that Dani will make a full recovery,
and be able to continue to testify to his life in Christ. In
addition, pray for Miguel, who has recently set up a
bakery work-shop. Nineteen young people are presently enrolled,
several of them with drug problems. Prayer is asked that
through these classes, where they learn to bake bread and pizza etc,
and also hear a short Gospel message, they will come to trust in
Christ, the Bread of Life.
Mario and Helen Ponce
– Please continue to pray for their ministry to
those in the local prison and for Yolanda, Fumico and
should be released soon from prison as her accusers haven't come
forward. She is from Santa Cruz and hasn't seen her children for 2
years and 7 months. She truly loves The Lord and reads her Bible
every day. Pray that she will have the joy of
seeing her family saved.
and Judith Harris (Orizaba) would appreciate prayer for
safety in travel. Each Sunday in May Eglon will be
preaching at Puebla; most of their engagements require
several hours of travelling.
Colin and Elida Stephen (Shkoder) are
busy with some special activities. They have around 12 booked for a
4 week Christianity Explained
course that will run during May.
Please pray for the salvation
of those that attend. Pray
also for the special “Fun Day” activity with the nursery. They are
putting on a play area in the yard for the children and inviting the
parents for a coffee in the church. Pray
for contacts made during that time.
Dryburgh (Kuurne) is meeting with fifteen women on an individual
basis and would value prayer. These women are from a variety
of backgrounds and situations, and all keen to grow in the Lord.
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.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Bert and Wendy Gray (retired workers) – During
May a series of ‘Goodseed’ seminars on
evangelism and lifestyle, are taking place in Dublin (5th
May), Cork (9th),
and Cardiff (16th
May). Pray for those leading the
seminars, that they will be well attended, and an encouragement and
blessing to all.
and Liza McMeekin
would value prayer that as Noel prepares messages for
a two-week outreach in Armagh, beginning 10th
the Word spoken would impact the lives of those who will attend.
He will travel to Armagh
each evening, and would value prayer for safety, for blessing on his
ministry, and that God will lead some to faith in the Saviour.
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
and Marion Mead (DPG Italy 1968-2013) – David will
travel 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 Jennifer Rodgers (Skien) asks prayer for ‘V’
a prisoner who served
16 years of a 25 year sentence. Now released in accordance with
Norwegian law, ‘V’ who studied theology whilst
in prison, and graduated a Doctor of Theology, desires now to be a
prison chaplain in the future if the authorities agree. Looking
back over the years that this prisoner attended the Bible studies,
Nat remembers sharing with the group one day the life of
Joseph. Joseph never dreamed He would be in prison, but God had
other plans for his life! That too we believe can be the testimony
of this ex-prisoner now desiring to be a prison chaplain. Please
pray for ‘V’. Continue to pray for the prison
Nat and Jennifer Rodgers
ask prayer that the
Lord would raise up young Norwegian men able to teach others the
Scriptures. In addition, they would value prayer for a Family Church
Weekend to be held this month in Skien, when over 100 are
expected to attend.
Peter and Mhairi Fleck (Algeciras) – Pray for opportunities coming up in
May and June to take part in Gospel outreach in Medina
Sidonia (one of the many towns with no evangelical witness) with
art and music workshops. Pray that these steps will be a
means to reach the town with the Gospel message.
They give thanks for the
Gospel outreach which took place in the centre of Algeciras,
where a number of positive conversations took place. In addition,
from 15th - 17th May they are having a
church retreat. Please pray for all those who attend, that it
will be a time of refreshing, but also a challenge as the Word is
and Alison Barrett (Madrid)
- Please pray for an increase in Sunday School
teachers and an ability to link children from non-church families
into evangelistic activities - especially the Evangelical Olympics
due to be staged in Madrid on the 9th May.
Derek Taylor (Wallsend) both have daily
visits to Schools in the north-east of England in the next 3 months.
Please remember in prayer.