MISSIONARY PRAYER NEWSLETTER
The Newsletter was
updated on 9th November. Updates are highlighted
The Newsletter was
updated on 23rd November. Updates are highlighted
Brian & Debbie
Howden are due to return to the UK
Alex Singleton are also visiting
Camundambala. The purpose of their
2 month visit (visa renewals after 30 days permitting) is to
complete many practical tasks including rebuilding
Landrover, fitting doors and windows in an extension, and
many other jobs which are always on-going. Please
for this work as
is not responding to two types of treatment for his back. A
specialist is querying compression of the nerves.
plans to return to Angola on 17th November.
Please pray for safety in travel and that the Lord will give
her strength for all the activities she will return to.
Please pray for the drought
situation in Gabarone. The Gabarone dam has been empty for
months and a number of days will pass with no water
available from the taps. Pray that the Lord would work in
REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Ratter (Katoka) and many friends,
are rejoicing that she has had the privilege of serving the
Lord for 50 years in the Congo. Her sister
Tony Harvey, have now joined her.
praise the Lord for the privilege
of serving Him.
(UK) would value prayer for his travels to Egypt on the 27th
November. Pray for good health, safety in travel and that
good connections would be made with churches in various areas.
Stephen and Gail Harper (DPG
would value prayer for the distribution of 100,000 gospel
calendars, which are being printed in Malawi and could potentially
be delayed. Pray that the Lord would allow this activity to
run smoothly and that lives will be touched by the calendars
and Gill Davies (Dar-es-Salaam)
– Please pray for Gill’s mother who has recently been
diagnosed with bowel cancer. She is scheduled to have an operation
this week. Pray that the Lord would work in this situation
and give her the strength she needs to make a full recovery.
would value prayer for the staffing needs at Amano
school as there are a number of positions that need to be
filled next year. Please pray for the Lord’s
provision and guidance when seeking new staff for the
would value prayer for two Chinese mission workers, J.J and
Patricia, who are currently applying for a visa to stay in
Zambia. They have had the opportunity to share the gospel
with a number of Chinese friends in the area and area an
excellent witness. Please pray that the Lord would work in
this situation and allow them to continue their service in
would value prayer for
the church at Emthandazweni, which has been going through a
difficult time recently and as a result of this, the
ministry of providing meals for the orphans and widows was
cancelled for two months. Please pray for this work,
which recommenced last Saturday.
and Fiona Gallitto (Parana) have found a
possible new building for their church, as their current
hall is too small. Pray that the preparation and paperwork
would come together and that the new building will meet the
needs of the church.
Mario and Helen Ponce (Cochabamba)
a young people’s conference from
13th- 15th November.
all those who attend, that their lives will be touched by
the Lord and that their relationship with Him will be
taking this week (w.c. 2nd Nov.) the last of this
year’s Children’s Meetings in the
area. They are planned to leave for
St Lucia (West Indies)
for 2 weeks of Gospel Meetings. They would appreciate our
that they might know much of the Lord’s help.
Clive and Hazel Walker (Santiago)
would value prayer for Christian literature being
distributed to various churches, which has been received
with great appreciation. Sixty thousand Spanish calendars
have been ordered, which will be shipped in the following
weeks. Please pray that they will arrive safely, for
there to be no issues at customs, and for their
OTHER OVERSEAS SERVICE
and Gill Daniel – Continue to pray
for Benji and Gill and they travel around
various areas affected by the earthquake in Nepal
earlier this year. Pray for wisdom as they try to
support and encourage those affected by the disaster, and
those who have lost so much.
Work at the
Women's Centre (Liverpool) is very encouraging, and the
number of contacts continues to grow. There are currently 85
ladies attending and 21 on a waiting list. Please continue
Pray for a
film evening that will take place at the women’s coffee
morning on 27th November, where they will
be watching the crucifixion on the ‘Jesus’
film. Pray for all the Muslim’s who attend this
viewing, that the Lord would move their hearts and challenge
them to know Him as Saviour.
Martin and Margaret Baker
(Senior Workers) –
Martin is to undergo surgery for a hip
replacement on 17th November. Please pray that the
surgery will be successful and that he will quickly be restored to a
full measure of health and strength.
Gerry and Dorothy Seed (Nantes)
a Thanksgiving service arranged
for 8th November.
There will be a meal arranged, and non-Christians will be
invited to attend the whole event.
all the preparation required and for all those who attend,
that the message given will make an impact on their lives.
Gerry and Dorothy Seed
would value prayer for a Christmas service being arranged for
December, which will act as an outreach to those in the local area.
Pray for the preparation involved in this programme and that
those who attend to be impacted by the gospel.
Brigitte Sutherland (Lyon)
would value prayer for a disabled man David
meets with on a weekly basis. He is a believer though is in
need of encouragement from the Lord. He would like David
and Brigitte to have a meal with two of his friends
for them to hear the gospel. Please pray for
opportunities such as these, that the Lord would honour the
faith of those who follow Him.
Hélène Tatford (Senior Workers)
requested prayer for three evangelists who have gone
to Tunisia to maintain the work. The situation in Tunisia is
getting increasingly worse, especially with the lack of
tourists due to the recent terrorist attack. Please pray
for all those involved in this work, and that the Lord would
continue to work in this country. In addition, please pray
for Briand who is struggling to walk, which is making his
preaching responsibilities increasingly difficult.
Margaret Davis (Caen)
– The English Christmas Programme will take place on 28th
November with a clear gospel message included in the
programme. Pray for all those who attend and that the
information they receive will make an impact on their lives.
and Michelle Hall – Continue to pray
for those affected by the events in Paris. Many people are
still shaken by the attacks and in need of reassurance.
who have lost loved ones and those recovering from
In addition, pray for the situation in Lebanon where at
least 43 people have been killed and more than 200 injured
in two bomb attacks. Pray that the Lord will work in these
situations and provide comfort for all who are in distress.
Alan and Valerie Kyle (Rambouillet)
– Continue to pray as the church search for new
premises. The council have refused them the use of the
public hall for their Christmas outreach on 13th
December. Pray that the Lord would provide suitable
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
and Liza McMeekin (Coothill)
- On Sunday
there will be the baptism in
of a girl who trusted the Lord at the
Postal Bible School
summer camp. She has chosen to be baptised in the lake
because she wants her baptism to be a public testimony.
her, and also that her family will attend.
and Lorna Burt (Enniscorthy) are
excited to see some new people who have started to come
along to church. Please
that they will find a spiritual home with them, and that
they will grow in their relationship with the Lord. It has
also been really encouraging to see an increase in the
numbers of people coming to our small group Bible studies.
Since September we have been able to start another small
group in one of our church member’s home. Please
that as a church, we will be committed to studying God’s
Word together and learning how to live it out each day.
It is great to
have over 20 young people coming along to our youth Bible
study each week. We have some great discussions in our
studies based on Paul’s letter to the Philippians as well as
in answering some of the young people’s ‘Big Questions.’
Many of these young people are facing major issues in their
lives and come under huge pressure from their friends to
walk away from God. Please
that God will protect their hearts and strengthen their
faith in Him and their passion to live for Him.
Colin and Rosemary Sheldon
(Dublin) – Please pray for Rosemary who
underwent surgery last month, she is now being sent back to
hospital and will be referred to a lung specialist in the
near future. In addition, John Speirs from Scotland
will be preaching at the assembly from 13th –
15th November, pray for all the
preparation involved and that the weekend would be a
blessing to all who attend.
John and Linda Stanfield (Limerick)
would value prayer for the evangelistic Bible study
that takes place after the provision of free meals. Pray
for unbelievers who attend this event and that through
asking questions, they would be brought closer to knowing
Anca Illiano (Naples) –
Please pray for Luca who will take part in the 40th
Anniversary of GLO in Bristol from 14th – 15th
November. Pray for safety of travel and that the event will
be a blessing to all who attend.
Giovanni and Hannah
– Praise God for a recent service that took place in the new
church building, where a number of non-believers attended
and heard the gospel. Please pray for all those who
heard this message, that they would understand their need
for a Saviour.
Helen and Jesús Ortiz (Soria)
- Please continue to pray
for the 'used clothes ministry' in Soria which
creates opportunities to visit people in their homes. They
will also shortly be preparing Christmas gifts for the
children. Please pray that the Lord will work in
their hearts, as well as their parents.
and Alison Barrett
(Madrid) would value prayer for a meeting for
the Spanish follow up of the Lausanne consultation, which
Ken is due to attend on Friday 13th
November in Madrid. Please pray that mission
interest and education would be advanced among God´s people
as a result of the decisions taken. In addition, pray
for Ken as he journey’s to Galicia, Spain, on 14th
November to preach and present the Madrid Bible Teaching
Centre´s newest book "Too Hard for God?" as
well as the Spanish version of a DVD on the testimony of
Ken and Alison Barrett
will be holding a Christmas Supper on 12th
December, to which they hope a number of contacts from
Kofi Jaus and other community activities will
attend. Pray for all those who come, that the gospel
message received will make them realise their need for a