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Brian & Debbie Howden
that the 6.00 am meetings at Camundambala went well, but
they perceive that
some specific needs
exist in the assembly. Brian is arranging to have
some Bible studies specifically for a number of the older
men in the assembly, three of whom are elders.
D R of CONGO
(Katoka) will be travelling to Lubumbashi on 21st
September, please pray that the Lord will take her there
safely. She will be chaperoning a young couple as far as
Mutshatsha, who need to travel all the way to Lusaka to
receive surgery for their baby, please pray for this young
couple in this enormous task.
Dr Peter and Ruth Coates (DPG Dem. Rep. of Congo 1959/53-00)
– One of the teachers at Kasaji Bible School recently
went to be with the Lord and will be greatly missed by the
organisation. At the funeral, his relatives caused a lot of
trouble, threatening to burn down the church and not
allowing the elders to lead the service. Pray for
everyone affected by this situation and that the Lord will
bring peace in the lives of these people.
Robert and Sheena Revie (DPG Ethiopia 1969-79)
– Please pray for the ongoing translation and editing
work in Ethiopia. Robert and Sheena are hoping to
have eight Postal Sunday School/BES books
printed as soon as possible, which will be a great help to
the children in Ethiopia. Pray that the Lord will
continue to give them strength and encouragement in this
August, Stephen Harper
with a team of young folk, were involved in distributing
15,000 Seed Sower packages in Malawi. Not yet had an update,
but please remember in
prayer this literature distribution.
Michael and Janet Stafford (DPG Malawi 1963/68-81)
will return to Malawi on 18th September to help
those affected by flooding and to help in a number of other
ministries. Pray for them during this busy period, for
safety in travel and that the Lord will be with them in the
challenges they face. Michael and Janet plan to return to
the UK on 31st October.
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Paul and Dorothy Grieve (Murchison)
would value prayer for the postal situation in South
Africa, as a number of the outlets have closed down and this
could greatly affect the Emmaus work if the Post
Office were to shut down entirely. Please pray that
the Lord will overrule in this situation.
Rodney and Joy Brown (Cape Town) –
for Rodney who will be travelling to Windhoek,
Namibia on 7th September, where he will join with
another worker for gospel preaching. He plans to return to
South Africa on 17th September. Pray that
the Lord will be with him throughout this visit and that it
will be a fruitful time of sharing the gospel in this area.
& Gill Davies (Dar-es-Sallam)
ask us to remember in
the Children’s Work in which they are engaged at the Day
Care Centre at Kinzudi,
also the Kid’s Clubs on a Thursday and Friday evenings. They
have 50 children (aged 4-6) in their care, and teach them to
read, write, sing Christian songs, and learn verses of
Scripture and Biblical stories.
also seeking to look after widows in the Assembly
fellowship, periodically supplying food, firewood, and
medical help. In addition they would ask
for Aziza, a
Muslim lady who is in desperate need, physically,
financially, and of salvation.
William and Eunice Rea (Moshi)
will be spending a period of three months in the UK
commencing 10th October. Pray for safety in
travel and that the Lord will use their time on furlough as
a period of encouragement and blessing.
Millard (Chingola) is currently in the UK visiting
her great niece, who at the age of 16, has only been given a
few weeks to live due to terminal cancer. Please pray
for both Hilary and her great niece in this
situation, and that the Lord will bring some light out of
such distress. Pray that He will comfort Hilary
during this difficult time and for safety of travel as she
returns on Zambia on 1st September.
Please continue to pray for Hilary’s great niece who is in
hospital and is breathing with the aid of oxygen. Pray that
God will work in this situation and that her great niece
will know His peace.
Barry & Rachel Haigh (Nyangombe)
report that they have been summoned to court on the 7th
September in connection with ownership of the Nyangombe
property and land. It
is two years since
the last session. Please remember the situation in
is preparing hard for the children’s camp 26-30 September.
They have been told to expect up to a thousand children
which has made their hearts sink and are hoping there may be
less. It is held in the bush and the children sleep in grass
shelters. Very dangerous in the dry season due to fires. So
please do pray.
Barry and Rachel Haigh (DPG Zambia 1966/77-06)
would like to thank those who prayed for the court
case due to take place last Monday. Barry and
Rachel arrived at the court safely after facing a
difficult nine hour journey but the accusing party did not
turn up. Barry and Rachel do not know what
will happen next, and would value prayer for the Lord
to work in this situation and for there to be a positive
Ian and Anita Elliott
Please pray for their ongoing visa situation. An
appeal is scheduled for 21 September and all of the
paperwork has now been submitted. Please remember Ian,
Anita and the family in your prayers as they go
through this difficult time and for the Lord to work in this
situation and bring it to a satisfactory conclusion.
am in regular contact with friends in Pakistan through phone
calls, email and skype. Please pray for the
situation at the Women’s Christian Hospital in
Multan. They are in urgent need of senior and
experienced medical staff, and also of a Director, who
according to the latest mandate from the government, must
have a medical background. Humanly speaking this is almost
impossible, and so we can only wait on the Lord to provide.
This is the hot humid season when life is difficult anyway,
so these extra burdens on people can feel particularly
heavy. Other Christian hospitals up and down the country
face similar needs. It is good to know that increasing
numbers of young Pakistani Christians are now going through
university and training as doctors and lawyers etc., but
they are still young and lack the necessary experience for
some of these higher posts.
and Fiona Gallitto (Parana) would appreciate
prayer for an outreach that will take place in José
Hernandez from 11th-13th September.
A team will be distributing literature in the town and
events for families have been arranged, including a football
tournament for children and the painting of the sports
and Carol Lacey would value prayer
for their return to the Bahamas on 4th
September; please pray that the Lord will keep
them safe on their journey and that He will give them the
strength needed for the heavy workload they face upon their
Jeff and Denise Watson (Foz do Iguacu) -
Please pray for a new Bible study course that has
been produced for young converts. Please also continue to
pray for the men's study group, the sisters' meeting
which is held every other week, and contact with those in
the Arab community.
and Anne Grover will be returning to Lima on
24th September. Peter is preparing
to teach several courses on the Bible over the next six
months. They will also be involved in a mission workers’
retreat taking place from 6-9th October;
Peter will be helping in the organisation of the
event. Please remember them in all these responsibilities
and pray that the Lord will return them to Lima
Peter and Ritta Hedley
would value prayer for the assembly in Vlore; they are
currently seeking to sell the assembly building, in the hope
of finding a larger venue. Please pray for all those
involved in this endeavour and for the Lord to provide an
appropriate venue for His people.
Malcolm and Hannah Coombes (Senior Workers)
have had encouraging experiences at the open air market in
Orange, with a number of people being willing to
speak about spiritual matters. Please continue to pray
for them in this work and through their literature
distribution, that lives will be touched by the gospel. They
will be there again (D.V.) on the 10th
Mike and Alison Packer (Laval)
– Please pray for the situation regarding their
church move as they currently do not know where the church
will be able to meet from October onwards. Pray for
the assembly during this time and that the believers will
not be discouraged from attending the meetings.
Mike and Alison Packer
would value prayer for their local church, which is now in
the process of moving. A new building has been acquired and
a team from the church are helping to transport everything
to the new location. Pray for all involved in this process
and that the Lord will bless the church in this new
David and Brigette Sutherland (Lyon) –
David will be speaking at a camp from 5th-12th
September. The camp will be based in Saint Lunaire,
Brittany, and will be for those aged over 60. Please
pray for him in this ministry and for those who attend
to be brought closer to the Lord.
Graham and Alison Black (Bouc Bel Air)
would value prayer for a family service that will
take place at their assembly on 13th September.
Please pray for all the families who attend, that
they will be challenged by what they hear in the service and
know their need for a Saviour.
and Gillian Shanks (Newcastle West)
restart their weekly Children’s Club on 15th
September and would value prayer. They would also
ask us to
Ashley and Carmel, who are mother and
daughter, and first came to a special outreach a couple of
months ago. Ashley is 25 years of age and Gillian
has offered to do a Study with her. Please pray
Ashley will have the desire to start this.
ask us to pray for a house-move for themselves. As
the outreach work with the Agricultural shows continues to
grow, so does the need for storage of associated materials
and equipment. They would like to move somewhere which would
provide sufficient space outside to have a shed suitable for
the much needed storage.
would value prayer for a visit to the National
Ploughing Championships, which will run from 22nd-24th
September. Over 250,000 people are expected to attend.
Please pray for this opportunity to share the gospel,
and that a number of fruitful conversations will be had
during the event. Particularly Andy asks
Safety in travel
over the three days as many believers will be travelling
to and from the event to help.
Since they plan
to distribute pre-filled John 3 bags, that they would
also engage in many fruitful conversations.
That as a result
of sowing the seed souls would be saved by grace.
That as a team
of believers they would know the Lord's strength and
help as they labour together in the gospel.
They will be staying in the Faith Mission Centre in Durrow
and ask that we remember in prayer
Mervyn and Rachel
and Gertrude as they provide meals and accommodation
Noel and Liza McMeekin (Drum)
would value prayer for a busy month ahead, where they
will be distributing gospel literature to every home in
Cootehill and involved in a Bible Exhibition for young
people. In addition, they will be involved in a number of
prize-giving’s and regular assembly activities. Please
remember Noel and Liza in your prayers
during this busy time, and pray for Noel as he
travels to England and Scotland to share reports and Bible
David and Kay Stevens
(Dublin) – David has recently started his Radium
treatment and is required to attend hospital daily from
Monday to Friday, for the next seven weeks. Pray for
David during this treatment process and that he will
make a full recovery.
Margaret Hewitt (DPG Norway 1973-2004) has
recently returned to Norway after visiting Northern Ireland,
please pray that she will settle back into life and
her responsibilities in Porsgrunn, Norway. Please
continue to pray for her two sons, who experience
difficult health problems.
and Jennifer Rodgers (Skien)
would value prayer for a number of planned meetings
that will take place in the coming months. They will first
be travelling near to Kirstiansand, where Nat
will be giving a message on the Lord’s return; pray that
this will be an encouragement to all who attend the meeting.
In addition, please pray for Nat as he will
then travel to Ukraine, along with a group of Norwegian
workers, to provide relief aid to those in need.
Ken and Alison Barrett (Madrid) – Please
remember Ken’s sketch board street ministry, which
has recently faced police objection and is deemed to be an
obstruction. Pray for Ken in this ministry and
that the Lord will allow it to continue despite opposition.
Ken and Alison would value prayer for a visit
to Murcia for Bible teaching as well as representing
the work of the Madrid Bible Teaching Centre. In addition,
please pray for blessing on the congregation in the
Vista Alegre zone and the full time workers there,
Aurelio Esquembri and his wife Nani.
Ken and Alison Barrett
would value prayer for Kofi Jaus (Coffee House).
There has been a drop in attendance over the summer but they
hope more people will be encouraged to come back now that
the summer is drawing to a close.
mentions that the situation in Nepal is looking bleak
due to the recent floods in the mountain villages. A huge
retaining wall is required to protect Pulbari village
where a number of Christians reside. Pray that those
who live there will acquire the support necessary for this
protection, and pray that the Lord will keep His hand
on His people during this ongoing distress.
is currently in Nadrala village (Fiji) and would
value prayer, as the church has recently faced
difficulties and the believers need encouragement in the
Lord. Benji has seen four Hindus come to know the
Lord during this time and they have joined the local
assembly. Continue to pray for him in this ministry
and that he will be given the strength to continue in his
Please continue to pray for the believers that
Benji met with in Fiji, and for safety of travel as he
will be returning home on 24th September.
Benji and Gill plan to travel to India and
Nepal in the near future, please pray for the
preparation required for this visit and for all the
activities they have planned in this area.
Paul and Angela Hannay
would value prayer for two Brass Tacks
projects that will be taking place in the near future. They
first plan to do some work at “The Mill” for
Wesley Downs of Renewal Northwest. Following this.
on the 22nd September,
they plan to go to Angers, France, where they will help with
the construction of a new church building. Please pray
that the Lord will be with them in both of these projects
and that they will receive His strength for what lies ahead.
Alan and Sheila Park
would value prayer for the Brass Tacks team who have
recently arrived in Angers, France, to convert a ground
floor apartment block into a church meeting place. Please
pray that the Lord will keep all of the workers safe and
that the finished result will be a blessing to all the
believers who attend the church.